Police Log: Armed men don black-and-white bandanas in robbery
by TP staff
Mar 07, 2014 | 12359 views | 2 2 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A clerk at Fast Auto Payday Loans at 504 Grant Line Road reported at 12:01 p.m. Friday that two men had robbed the business. Both men were in their mid-20s with black-and-white bandanas over their faces. One man was 5-foot-6, with a stocky build, wearing a gray sweater, a gray fisherman’s hat, a black hoodie, black pants and black work boots. The other man was 5-foot-9 with thin build in a black sweater. One man was armed with a handgun. He said there were three employees in the business at the time of the robbery and one was hit in the hand by the gunman. They were last seen driving south on Bessie Avenue.

The description of the men matches another robbery Friday listed below.

Tracy police received 1,107 calls for service Feb. 27 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls.


9:16 a.m.: A resident reported that someone stole tools out of his truck while he was at In Shape Health Club, 101 N. Tracy Blvd.

2:50 p.m.: A teacher at Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run, reported finding a disturbing note that referred to someone needing help. Officials tracked down the student mentioned in the note, and he said it was likely a prank by his friends. He was directed to tell his friends to refrain from such jokes.


1:44 a.m.: A resident reported a man yelling in a field on the 2200 block of Acebedo Court. Police checked and the man told them he was looking for his dog.

10:53 a.m.: A woman on the 200 block of Lara Lane reported being threatened by someone she’d had an affair with. She said he was texting her saying he was going to poison her dog, tell her husband about their relationship and send out pictures of her that she sent him. Police gave her advice on stalking and harassment.


12:38 a.m.: A clerk at a business on the 700 block of North Central Avenue reported that two teenage girls went into their business asking for water. When they were told to leave, the clerk noticed that one of the girls had a handgun in her waistband. Police reported finding a weapon behind the Golden Eagle Restaurant.

2:05 a.m.: Police arrested a 31-year-old man for an unknown charge on the 3700 block of North Tracy Boulevard. He was arrested after a caller reported a man apparently beating a woman.

1:10 p.m.: A resident reported someone seen digging at a grave site in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. The resident said he had found a dead dog in a plastic coat container. Animal control recovered the deceased dog.

3:57 p.m.: A resident reported his clothing missing from a dryer at the 11th Street Laundromat at 824 W. 11th St. He said he went outside to wait for his clothes to dry, and when he went back inside, the clothes were missing. He said he didn’t want to file a report, because he didn’t want to list all of the missing items.

10:29 p.m.: A resident reported that his daughter had some of her friends over to their house on the 3200 block of Buthmann Avenue, and afterward he was missing a camera and other items, including his Alameda County Santa Rita Jail badge.


2:39 p.m.: An official at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital reported a patient being treated for injuries that occurred at Applebees, 3060 Naglee Road, on Saturday. He said a second victim came into the hospital and said he too was jumped in the restaurant parking lot. Police are investigating.

5:24 p.m.: A resident reported that his wife’s purse was stolen a casino and the thief was on a bus headed for Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road. He said the casino staff claimed to know the person who took the purse and stated that he was part of a bus group visiting the casino. The resident said his wife’s phone inside the purse was giving him locations. He also said he would confront the thief if he located him. No additional information was provided.

10:09 p.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old man for assault on the 3200 block of Honeydew Court. The arrest occurred after police received a call from someone stating that his brother had hit their father in the head with a bat. The 21-year-old was also charged with drug possession.


2:16 p.m.: A resident reported a man with a weapon in a field near Macy’s, 3400 Naglee Road. He said there was another man who was holding something he was raising up and lowering. Police checked and found it was men using surveying equipment.

4:38 p.m.: A resident reported that her neighbor smeared dog feces over her front door on the 1600 block of Behaven Court. When officers checked, they found that the incident involved dog complaints and they counseled both residents.

4:53 p.m.: A woman called 911 to report that a child fell from a second-story window on the 800 block of Cobalt Court. A medical helicopter was dispatched to Plasencia Fields to pick up the boy. The boy was taken to UC Davis Medical Center with an unknown medical condition.

6:01 p.m.: A man reported that two men broke into his vehicle at Applebees, 3060 Naglee Road. Police also received calls from a woman saying that someone broke into her car and took her purse and radio at Rubios, 2431 Naglee Road, and a third caller saying someone broke into his truck and stole his stereo at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2796 Naglee Road.

10:27 p.m.: A resident reported that he caught a man breaking into a car and held him for police on the 400 block of Kavanagh Avenue. The police sent an ambulance for the alleged thief for facial injuries.


8:35 p.m.: Two men matching the description of the robbers at Fast Auto Payday Loans reportedly robbed Radio Shack, 2217 N. Tracy Blvd. The robbers entered the front of the business and ordered the two employees to lay down. They ran out the back door.


9:32 a.m.: A resident reported an attempted break-in on the 900 block of Bryce Way after a window was discovered broken and the frame dented.

• 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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March 09, 2014
"Monday, 3:57 p.m.: A resident reported his clothing missing from a dryer at the 11th Street Laundromat at 824 W. 11th St. He said he went outside to wait for his clothes to dry, and when he went back inside, the clothes were missing. He said he didn’t want to file a report, because he didn’t want to list all of the missing items."

The legendary clothes ghosts continue. As many old timers will tell you about alleged articles of laundry missing from clothes lines, back in the day.

There's a cool thrift store in this town on the corner of 11th and MacArthur which sells adult size everything, for one dollar each.

March 07, 2014
10:27 The police sent an ambulance for the alleged thief for facial injuries.


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