Police Log: Burglars leave Tracy family tied up in home
by TP staff
Jan 02, 2014 | 17761 views | 8 8 comments | 274 274 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police are investigating the report of a home invasion on the 2500 block of Marie Antoinette Lane around 8:57 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30. A resident told police his neighbor came to his house and she told him her house had been broken into and her family was tied up by the burglars. Police checked the house and did not find the burglars.

Tracy police received 1279 calls for service from Monday, Dec. 23, to Monday, Dec. 30. The following is a sampling of those calls.

Monday, Dec. 30

9:11 a.m.: A business clerk told police someone broke into the mailboxes at Central Wholesale at 1000 E. Grant Line Road.

9:42 a.m.: Police arrested a 22-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, aggravated assault, brandishing a weapon following a pedestrian stop at In Shape Fit at 2311 N. Tracy Blvd.

9:16 p.m.: Police arrested a 19-year-old man for an outstanding warrant on the 300 block of W. 23rd Street. The warrant was for stolen property, drug possession, trespassing, and he also received new charges for drug possession and obstructing an officer.

9:42 p.m.: An officer for fugitive recovery reported someone stole his badge and identification out of his car on the 500 block of W. Central Avenue.

Sunday, Dec. 29

12:16 a.m.: Police responded to a call about a motorcyclist hit by a vehicle near MacArthur and Wagtail drives. A caller reported seeing the man lying face down in the street. The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital by ambulance, and police said he was expected to live.

9:12 a.m.: A man told police someone egged his car on the 4600 block of Whirlaway Lane. He said it was the second time it had occurred, but he reported no damage. A similar report was made by a resident on the 200 block of Brookview Drive, who requested extra police patrols.

10:33 a.m.: A man reported being robbed at gunpoint outside Wells Fargo Bank, 1900 W. 11th St. He said a man wearing a red beanie, a black hoodie and pajama pants stole his iPhone and ran behind a nearby grocery store. Police are investigating.

12:19 p.m.: A woman reported that her 10-speed Fuji bicycle was stolen from her open garage on the 2700 block of Oxford Lane. She said it was valued at $4,000.

5:45 p.m.: A resident reported two men having sex on the porch of a house on the 3400 block of Mary Jean Lane. Police checked awhile later and found no one on the porch.

7:07 p.m.: A caller on the 1200 block of Dover Lane said someone hacked into her granddaughter’s Instagram account and posted nude pictures of girls on the site. Police advised the caller to contact Instagram to deactivate the account.

Saturday, Dec. 28

2:01 p.m.: Someone allegedly kicked mailboxes into the street on the 1800 block of Duncan Drive. The resident who reported the vandalism said there was blood going down the street.

9:49 p.m.: A boy called to say he was being held hostage by a property owner for egging a house on the 800 block of Shelborne Drive. Police checked and found that no force was used to hold the boy after he was caught egging a house on Glenbriar Circle.

Friday, Dec. 27

7:06 a.m.: A man who dropped his wallet while getting gasoline at am/pm, 2430 Joe Pombo Parkway, told police he suspected that a man who picked up the wallet and handed it to his passenger might have taken all the money from the wallet. The caller said the wallet was missing $600.

5:39 p.m.: A 50-year-old woman was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after she was stopped walking near Carlton Way and Parker Avenue.

11:02 p.m.: Police arrested a 37-year-old woman for driving under the influence after the car she was driving became stuck on the railroad tracks at 11th Street and MacArthur Drive. She was booked into county jail.

Thursday, Dec. 26

2:48 a.m.: A woman told police she heard a loud pop and then a crash on the 1300 block of Hamlet Court. She initially thought someone had shot out her window, but she didn’t find any damage. She eventually discovered that the noise was caused by a decoration that rolled off her mantel.

9:15 a.m.: A business clerk told police someone cut a lock and broke into a trailer at Shah Distributors, 1915 N. MacArthur Drive.

9:22 a.m.: A woman told police a sewer rat jumped out of her toilet and was locked in her bathroom on the 300 block of West 10th Street. An animal control officer checked, but the rat was gone by the time the officer arrived.

10:55 a.m.: A business clerk at Blue Moon tattoo shop, 2306 East St., told police that someone cut the lock and phone lines at the business, but never went inside.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

12:19 a.m.: A 22-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant for larceny and parole violation on the 100 block of East Lowell Avenue. He was taken to county jail.

3:59 p.m.: Police arrested a 28-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for drug possession at North Souza Family Park, 1904 Thelma Loop. He was booked into county jail.

11:45 p.m.: A resident said someone spray painted his car and drove off on the 200 block of Alhambra Court. Police found paint on the driver’s side and the license plate.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

1:23 a.m.: A resident reported that someone had moved some Christmas decorations on the 1400 block of Montauban Court. He said several neighbors had their decorations messed up, too, and his lawn ornament had been taken a few days earlier. He requested extra police patrols.

3:06 a.m.: A security company reported a problem at Tracy Optometry Group, 36 W. 10th St. Police found a smashed window and are investigating.

1:06 p.m.: Someone slashed allegedly slashed vehicle tires on the 500 block of Tyler Court.

1:48 p.m.: A store clerk reported a broken window at C&J Auto Repair, 3941 Holly Drive. Nothing was reported as missing.

3:20 p.m.: Police arrested a 31-year-old woman for auto theft on the 3800 block of Holly Drive. She was booked into county jail.

Monday, Dec. 23

4:30 p.m.: A resident reported that a man claiming to be an employee of News 10 was going door to door, supposedly for a story, near Eastlake Circle and Superior Court. She said she checked with officials at News 10, who said they didn’t have anyone doing a story in the area. The man was described as white, 35 to 40 years old, 6 feet tall and heavyset. Police checked to see if the incident might be linked to any attempts at burglary in the area, and an informational email was sent throughout the police department.

• 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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Wobbley
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January 07, 2014
9:49 p.m.: A boy called to say he was being held hostage by a property owner for egging a house on the 800 block of Shelborne Drive. Police checked and found that no force was used to hold the boy after he was caught egging a house on Glenbriar Circle.

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We used to get spankings for that sort of shenanigan.
doors17
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January 06, 2014
Meet the New Year…same as the old year…when it comes to crime.

Here’s a quick joke that I hope will give you a laugh to get your New Year off to a good start

An elderly man was stopped by the police around 2 AM and was asked where he was going at that time of night.

The man replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking, and staying out late".

The officer then asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night"?

The man replied, "That would be my wife".

fortheunderdog
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January 05, 2014
"9:22 a.m.: A woman told police a sewer rat jumped out of her toilet and was locked in her bathroom on the 300 block of West 10th Street. An animal control officer checked, but the rat was gone by the time the officer arrived."

A very small set of scuba equipment was recovered at the base of the toilet along with wetsuit, sized x-x-x-x small.
klv
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January 07, 2014
"A resident told police his neighbor came to his house and she told him her house had been broken into and her family was tied up by the burglars. Police checked the house and did not find the burglars."

-Moreover, a spokesperson for the family claimed not to elaborate, except to say, "they were still tied up at the moment."

slywink
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January 03, 2014
10:33 a.m.: A man reported being robbed at gunpoint outside Wells Fargo Bank, 1900 W. 11th St. He said a man wearing a red beanie, a black hoodie and pajama pants stole his iPhone and ran behind a nearby grocery store. Police are investigating.

We don't go into that center anymore. Beggars at Walgreen's doors. Thugs asking for smokes and money in front of the smoke shop. Incessant pan handling in front of Save Mart. I miss Papa Murphy's but not worth the grief. Now use FEDEX Kinko's - no more UPS store.
mommyofthree
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January 03, 2014
Beggars... wow, you're a real piece of work.
fortheunderdog
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January 05, 2014
Yeah, maybe panhandlers would have been a better choice of words but it's almost redundant.
Wobbley
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January 07, 2014
Never had an issue there.


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