Police Log: Dispute over gas pump turns violent
by TP staff
Jul 15, 2013 | 8741 views | 11 11 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Tracy police arrested a 27-year-old man who allegedly pushed down an elderly man during a dispute about a gas pump on Sunday, July 14.

The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the am/pm gas station at 3425 N. Tracy Blvd.

According to the log, the victim was bleeding from the head as a result of falling to the ground. He was transported by ambulance to an unknown location.

Police arrested the man after he tried to drive away from the station.

Tracy police received 644 calls for service Thursday, July 11, to Sunday, July 14. The following is a sampling of those calls.

Sunday:

139: a.m.: Customers at 7-Eleven, 455 W. Grant Line Road, allegedly ran out of the business with 18-packs of Corona and Modello beer without paying. No report was taken.

9:50 a.m.: A man who was reportedly kicked out of a house on the 200 block of Emerson Avenue returned and began breaking things inside of the home. The man left before police arrived and no report was requested.

6:23 p.m.: Police responded to the 700 block of Mabel Josephine Drive where a resident punched out the window of a vehicle because the driver had beeped at him on the road. The man had a child around 8 years old with him when he allegedly punched the window. Officers found him with a cut arm, however the man refused medical attention. The victim didn’t want to press charges. They exchange information after the man agreed to pay for the damage.

Saturday:

12:37 a.m.: A 48-year-old man was arrested during a pedestrian stop on the 100 block of West Highland Avenue on a warrant for petty theft.

2:09 a.m.: Officers responded to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital where a man was being treated for abrasions to the face he allegedly received during a fight at Rusty’s, 320 W. Grant Line Road. A report is expected.

6:33 p.m.: Police arrested a man in the area of 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard for being intoxicated in public. The man was allegedly trying to cross the road with a six pack of beer under his arm but was stumbling around in the road.

7:55 p.m.: Officers responded to a hate crime at a residence in Tracy where racial slurs and “sexual orientation” were sprayed painted on the porch. The street and block number was redacted from the police log.

Friday:

12:49 a.m.: Fireworks were allegedly being shot from a vehicle on the 2700 block of Paradise Road. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived.

2:35 a.m.: A man was seen allegedly trying to open the doors of multiple vehicles on the 1500 block of Riverview Avenue. He left the area before police arrived.

7:15 p.m.: Officers arrested a 75-year-old man who was allegedly exposing his penis on the corner of Central Avenue and Third Street. He was charged with being intoxicated in public and taken to San Joaquin County Jail.

9:01 p.m.: Police arrested a 37-year-old man who was allegedly driving under the influence in the area of Corral Hollow and Valpico roads. The man was allegedly swerving in the lanes and almost hit another driver head on.

10:24 p.m.: A person in the Ninety Nine Cent store reported hearing gunshots coming from an apartment complex across the streets. The witness reportedly heard around eight loud booms and saw bright flashes. An officer reported hearing three gunshots in the area of 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard, but nothing was found.

Thursday:

12:14 p.m.: Police arrested a 54-year-old man who was found not moving in a wheelchair on the 100 block of East 11th Street. He was charged with trespassing and public intoxication and taken to the San Joaquin County Jail.

7:21 p.m.: An unlicensed vendor was told to leave Lincoln Park for selling fruit wedges without a proper license.

8:51 p.m.: Officers spoke with a man who was allegedly punched twice during a road rage incident in the area of Tracy Boulevard and Interstate 205. One driver allegedly flipped their middle finger at another driver — who then threw something at that driver’s vehicle. The alleged victim didn’t want to press charges “for something that he will get over in 10 minutes,” the log states.

10:02 p.m.: A 36-year-old man was arrested on drug-related charges during a pedestrian stop on the 1100 block Lincoln Boulevard.

This column includes a sample of items as reported in the Tracy Police Department dispatcher’s daily log. Additional information is based on reports from officers and other law enforcement agencies. Charges may have been added or dropped as of press time, and all suspects are assumed innocent until proven guilty. To report information anonymously about a crime, contact Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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doors17
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July 16, 2013
With only 8 pumps and much lower prices getting in and out of that Arco station can be extremely difficult. It’s like playing a game of musical chairs.

Personally I avoid it and go down the street where they have 16 pumps and pay the extra cost to avoid the hassle. It reminds me of the old Yogi Berra joke, “No one goes there anymore - it's too crowded”.

mrmnfallacy
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July 15, 2013
mommyofthree, couldn't agree more with your comments. I recommend that society continue to diminish it's tolerance for this kind of behavior from most of the little scrawny punk kids around town, including the ugly clown involved here. Let's continue to demand long-term incarceration and sterilization for any and all of these clowns who just can't seem to follow societal norms. The world doesn't need these punks; we're better off without them and all the little clowns they breed that turn out to be just like their breeders. Taxpayers like myself would be very grateful for this

Tracy police arrested a 27-year-old man who allegedly pushed down an elderly man during a dispute about a gas pump on Sunday, July 14.

mrmnfallacy
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July 16, 2013
drumhead, its obvious that you're young and nieve based on your comment below. With a little more life experience and critical thinking ability, you'll someday figure out that its NEVER appropriate to resort to criminal violence against others, particularly when it involves seniors. Didn't your parents ever teach you this?
Wobbley
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July 16, 2013
Incarceration isn't good for anyone.
drumhead
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July 17, 2013
Fallacy,

You sure like to make blind assumptions don't you? First off, if you are going to call someone young and "naive" I would suggest hitting up the spell check next time. It's hard to take you seriously as an "experienced" adult when you can't even spell what you're trying to say. Secondly, who said anything about criminal violence? The dude got pushed, big whoop. Grow a set will ya...
lastword
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July 17, 2013
Mrmnfallacy

Your stupid comments don't help, you write like your a thug yourself. If you assume that taxpayers don't break the law, you are truly an idiot.

Sterilization, come on, don't you see how stupid your comments are.

I cant wait for your comeback
mommyofthree
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July 15, 2013
Wow, what a loser. This is what is wrong with this society..... Parents, raise your kids to RESPECT others!!! You know what? EVERYBODY RESPECT others! If one of those two indiv. would have said I am sorry, this wouldn't have happened. People are disgustingly selfish, rude and disrespectful.
bobrod
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July 16, 2013
Mommyofthree, it really isn't the parents......this is no kid, he is an ADULT. I say carry a 5 cell flashlight, but that is just me.
mrmnfallacy
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July 16, 2013
...as someone just a year older than still being eligible to be carried on his parents medical insurance (up to age 26, right kids? Isn't it great?) he's still almost a kid at 27. Ask almost any senior around town and they'll tell you that most are still kids until about age 39. This # certainly covers almost everyone in Tracy. Make the right choices in life without excuses, and respect your elders
bobrod
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July 16, 2013
A good way to tell if they are an adult-If they are an adult, 18 years old or older, they go to county jail. If they are 17 or younger, they go to juvenile hall-It doesnt matter what medical coverage they have, If they mis-behave there, they will go to where? The county medical centerm and your tax dollars pay for it.


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