Police Log: Pharmacy robbed by man with silver gun
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A clerk at Abala Pharmacy reported that a gunman had robbed the business at 550 W. Eaton Ave. at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20.

She said the robber was a black man in his early 20s, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds with a thin build. He was wearing a hoodie and a black rag over his face and had a silver handgun, she said.

She told police a second man was seen running away from the business, but she could not provide a description.

Police officers responded to 883 calls between Friday, Jan. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 22. The following is a selection of some of those calls.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

7:37 a.m.: Somebody reportedly stole a utility trailer from a home on the 200 block of Orestima Court. Police arrived and took a report.

1:04 p.m.: Police responded to a burglar alarm at a home on the 2800 block of Valentino Court after a possible intruder alerted a motion detector in the house. An officer investigated and discovered that the family dog or cat probably set off the alarm.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

5:35 a.m.: A resident reported someone set their car on fire on the 1200 block of Dover Lane.

10:29 a.m.: A caller said two men were taking items out of a mail truck near A and 10th streets. He said the men were with a third man sitting in a nearby car. Police checked and found the mail truck was locked and the men may have taken beer out of a truck delivering to Pete’s liquor store. Police talked to the delivery driver and he said he saw them take the beer, but he declined to make a police report.

7:52 p.m.: Two callers reported hearing loud bangs on the 1200 block of Citadelle Street. Police checked and found it was aerial fireworks.

10:17 p.m.: Police chased a group of men fighting near E. Mount Diablo Avenue and S. Third Street through several neighborhoods. Four of the men were found hiding in residential areas. No information was provided if any of the men were placed under arrest.

Monday, Jan. 20

9:47 a.m.: A business clerk reported a man and a woman bathing in a women’s bathroom on the 900 block of West 12th Street. She said they left on a bicycle after she warned them she would call the police.

1:33 p.m.: A woman said a man claiming to be from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. showed up at her door on the 1000 block of Kapareil Drive. She said he wanted to talk to her about her electric bill, and when she checked with the company, they denied sending people out to check on bills. The man was gone before police arrived.

Sunday, Jan. 19

1:03 a.m.: Police arrested a 33-year-old man for suspicion of driving under the influence after a traffic stop near North Tracy Boulevard and West Sixth Street.

1:08 p.m.: A 42-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for drug possession near the intersection of East and 12th streets.

Saturday, Jan. 18

10:07 a.m.: A resident reported someone egged his house for the third time on the 1100 block of Mansfield Court.

4:20 p.m.: A resident reported that a man was banging on her front door and two other men were inside her garage on the 3200 block of Antonio Loop. She said the two in the garage entered through a side gate and were wearing black hoodies. Both men in the garage ran away, and the man at the door left in a silver BMW.

8:01 p.m.: A resident reported that her house was ransacked on the 1100 block of Saint Clair Place.

8:05 a.m.: Police were called to the American Legion Hall, 1960 N. Tracy Blvd., after a 9-year-old girl said a man inappropriately touched her. A woman attending a party at the hall said she suspected the man was with a taco company catering the party. Nothing more was reported.

Friday, Jan. 17

12:46 a.m.: A man on the 2400 block of Mario Drive reported that a man he met when he replied to a job posting on Craigslist demanded $2,000 and threatened to hack into the caller’s family’s bank accounts. Police found that the caller had replied to a bisexual advertisement on Craigslist, and the other man threatened to tell the caller’s family about his sexuality if he didn’t pay him. Police advised the caller not to stay in contact with the other man.

9:38 p.m.: A resident reported a home burglary on the 1400 block of Greenwood Court.

• 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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January 24, 2014
8:05 a.m.: Police were called to the American Legion Hall, 1960 N. Tracy Blvd., after a 9-year-old girl said a man inappropriately touched her. A woman attending a party at the hall said she suspected the man was with a taco company catering the party. Nothing more was reported.


Well, the wording of this story leaves a lot of innuendo on the table best left undiscussed. I hope they find the taco peddler.

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