Police log: Woman reports utility scam
by TP staff
Dec 27, 2013 | 8283 views | 2 2 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A resident reported that a suspicious man showed up at her house on the 200 block of West Clover Road at 1:28 p.m. Dec. 18 and claimed he had been sent by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. He told her he was there to read the meter and lower the household’s bill. She said the man had a badge, but it didn’t say “PG&E.” A similar incident was reported on the 400 block of West Emerson Avenue. Police checked the identification of that man, and no further action was reported.

Tracy police received 928 calls for service from Wednesday, Dec. 18, through Sunday, Dec. 22. The following is a sampling of those calls.

Sunday, Dec. 22

6 p.m.: Police arrested a 40-year-old man for parole violation after a pedestrian stop on the 300 block of West 11th Street.

8:47 p.m.: A resident of the 1900 block of Riviera Court said someone broke the window of his truck.

Saturday, Dec. 21

2:57 a.m.: A resident reported a trash can on fire at North School, 2875 Holly Drive.

9:01 a.m.: A security officer at West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road, reported a large crowd on the verge of a fight during the release of new Michael Jordan shoes. He said someone waiting in line was talking about calling people to shoot up the line. Police checked and found no problems.

9:28 a.m.: Extra police patrols were requested for the 200 block of Acacia Street after a resident said he was in the process of moving and someone had shot at his house twice.

11:45 a.m.: A woman reported that someone put a derogatory Christmas sign regarding her daughter in her yard on the 400 block of Altamont Drive. The woman said the girl was in a dispute with several high school girls. Police offered to speak with the parents of the children who were responsible about bullying.

4:15 p.m.: Police cited four men, ages 26, 21, 23 and 21, for outstanding warrants at McDonald’s, 2820 S. Tracy Blvd. The warrants included drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. All four were released.

6:38 p.m.: Police arrested an unnamed driver on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash at 11th Street and MacArthur Drive.

Friday, Dec. 20

7:41 a.m.: A woman reported finding her car door open and her GPS missing on the 800 block of Williams Street.

11:34 a.m.: Police arrested a 25-year-old woman for robbery and outstanding warrants at the WIC office at 73 E. 10th St. The warrants included theft and burglary. She was booked into San Joaquin County Jail.

2:06 p.m.: A 25-year-old man was arrested for possession of counterfeit money that was found during a probation search on the 900 block of Winter Lane.

4:03 p.m.: Police arrested a 36-year-old woman at Bank of America, 875 S. Tracy Blvd., for an outstanding warrant for theft.

9:18 p.m.: Officers checked the 500 block of Barcelona Drive after someone reported that a person in a car shot at a house and drove off. No injuries were reported. A resident of Cape Breton Drive reported hearing several gunshots.

Thursday, Dec. 19

5:21 a.m.: An official of Taylor Farms, 1820 N. MacArthur Drive, reported union protesters outside the business. Organizers of the protest were advised to keep people out of the business driveway.

8:50 a.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old woman for an outstanding warrant for drug possession after a pedestrian stop on the 1300 block of West 11th Street. She was booked into county jail.

10:43 a.m.: Someone cut the lock and took things from a storage shed at Hacienda Inn, 639 W. 11th St., according to someone at the motel.

9:57 p.m.: Police arrested a 29-year-old man for vehicle theft on the 1800 block of S. Central Avenue. He was booked into county jail.

10:18 p.m.: A woman reported that someone had vandalized Christmas decorations outside her house on the 100 block of East Ninth Street.

10:31 p.m.: A 19-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant for stolen property on the 100 block of West Court.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

9:06 a.m.: A laptop computer was reported missing at Central School, 1370 Parker Ave. Police are investigating.

1:58 p.m.: A man said someone drove over his front lawn and damaged it on the 1500 block of Hummingbird Way. A similar incident was reported on the 200 block of Alhambra Court.

2:16 p.m.: Police arrested a 20-year-old man for unknown charges on the 600 block of West 11th Street.

2:17 p.m.: An employee at American Custom Meat, 4276 N. Tracy Blvd., reported that a co-worker had touched her breasts and buttocks five times between September and November.

3:38 p.m.: Police arrested a 37-year-old man for drug possession and paraphernalia after a pedestrian stop on the 200 block of West Lowell Avenue. He was booked into county jail.

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: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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December 27, 2013
To the woman who was strong enough to report on a coworker, I applaud your strength in coming forward. I recommend any other woman at American Custom Meats who feels she has been sexually assaulted in the workplace to report it as well. Perhaps you might accuse the same person as this one has and a pattern can be found. and All sexual assault in the workplace can be stopped.

No one should ever have to feel they are not safe at their workplace. Please get help to the woman who reported this. it is very important to your health. god bless.
December 27, 2013
Sexual assault in the workplace is very common and goes unreported due to people fearing retaliation from coworkers as well as their employers. It is important to remember that you have the right to feel reasonably safe at your workplace. There are laws that protect those who blow the whistle on coworkers or companies. The important thing is to be strong and follow through if you feel your rights have been violated by anyone.

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