Police Log: Woman unhurt in home invasion
by TP staff
Mar 21, 2014 | 14118 views | 10 10 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A woman reported a home invasion at 8:04 a.m. Wednesday on the 1300 block of Schleiger Drive. She told police she had thought she heard her dog at the back door, but when she went to let the dog in, a man standing there pushed his way into the house.

She said he pushed her down and pulled out a knife when she tried to kick him off her. She said he didn’t cut her. She said the man ran through the house asking for money and tried to take the television before leaving around 7:30 a.m.

The woman described the man as Latino or mixed race, 6 feet tall, with a thin build, carrying a dark-colored knife.

She said she tried to calm herself and her dog, which the man had kicked, before calling police.

Tracy police received 1,200 calls for service between March 13 and Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls.


3:37 p.m.: A resident reported that his 11-year-old son was assaulted by another student around 2 p.m. at Williams School, 1600 Tennis Lane. He said his son had a bloody nose and he was not happy with the way school officials were handling the situation.

3:49 p.m.: An employee of an unidentified business on the 1800 block of West 11th Street reported that a man jumped the counter, hit the cashier and took some merchandise. The robber was seen getting into a car occupied by three other men and traveling north on Corral Hollow Road. Police are investigating.

5:03 p.m.: A resident reported a turkey on his roof on the 4600 block of Breckinridge Court. Animal control officers found that the bird was healthy and did not need to be captured.


9:12 a.m.: A resident reported a dog tied to a fence near the water control valves at Clyde Bland Park, 1753 Blandford Lane. The dog was picked up by animal control.

9:43 a.m.: A clerk at Sunset Liquors at 2355 Parker Ave. reported that a man on a bicycle stole three bags of chips. He asked the police to look around and valued the loss under $4.

4:13 p.m.: A resident reported that someone broke into his truck and stole a laptop on the 2100 block of Bridle Creek Circle.


2:28 a.m.: A resident reported a man going in and out of her garage on the 200 block of Versailles Court. She said her neighbor told her he had chased the man away and said the man had bolt cutters, a flashlight, a screwdriver and gloves with him. Police advised her to call if anything was missing.

4:42 p.m.: Someone reported finding a framed painting of a duck in front of Tracy City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza. The person who found the painting wanted to claim it if the owner was not found, according to the dispatch log.


4:09 a.m.: A man told police that while he was sleeping in the back of his friend’s car outside a convenience store on the 2400 block of Joe Pombo Parkway, a woman reached into the car and stole his friend’s cellphone. He said she ran to a nearby car and drove away.

7:50 a.m.: Police arrested a 29-year-old man for unknown charges at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd. He was booked into county jail.

10:24 a.m.: An injured bat was reported in a yard on the 1200 block of West Beverly Place.

6:19 p.m.: A resident reported seeing a man jump out the window of a house the resident had recently purchased. He said his garage door remotes were missing and guessed that the man had been squatting inside.

8:30 p.m..: Someone reported a group starting a large fire in Busch Park, 1204 Crossroads Drive. Police checked and found people barbecuing.


6:47 a.m.: Someone reported a burglary at the Islamic Society of Tracy, 350 N. Corral Hollow Road.

10:26 a.m.: Guns were reported as stolen from a home on the 700 block of Bogetti Lane.

1:13 p.m.: A resident reported two women trying to break into a car near Gentry Lane and Ormonde Street. Police checked and found that one of the women had locked herself out of her car. She said she had contacted a locksmith.

3:08 p.m.: A woman reported that three men stole her phone and wallet while she was standing on the corner of 10th and B streets with a friend. She said the men never said anything, just took her belongings and ran.

5:41 p.m.: A clerk at Tracy Toyota, 2895 Naglee Road, reported that a group of men entered the business, took towels and started arguing with the staff as they began buffing their vehicles. They threatened to come back the following day and the clerk wanted to request extra patrols.

7:20 p.m.: An 11-year-old girl reported that a man had grabbed her hair in front of her friend’s house on the 100 block of Wisteria Lane. She said she saw the man go onto her friend’s porch, and when she followed to see what he was doing, he jumped out of a bush and grabbed her by the hair. She said she ran away after she kicked his foot and he let go of her.


12:03 a.m.: A man reported a burglar inside his house on the 100 block of Woodthrush Lane. He said he saw someone downstairs with a flashlight and called out, thinking it was his wife, and the person ran out the back door. He told police his wife’s purse was missing.

2:23 a.m.: A security firm reported a burglary in progress at Go Wireless, 2722 Naglee Road. Police checked and found that all the back windows of the business were broken, but no additional details were provided.

11:00 a.m.: A clerk at Bobs Market, 854 W. 11th St., reported that he had been robbed. He said a man hit him in the head with an object while he was behind the store. The clerk went to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital for treatment.

3:08 p.m.: A resident on the 200 block of East 22nd Street reported that a man had called her and asked for money after purchasing her stolen cellphone on Craigslist. He reportedly said that he had found out it was stolen when he tried to have the phone turned on. He wanted her to reimburse him the $175 he had paid for the phone. Police are investigating.


3:45 a.m.: Someone reported seeing a man with a bicycle breaking into a truck on the 1200 block of Audrey Drive. He was last seen riding away with a duffel bag.

11:09 a.m.: A woman reported receiving threatening phone calls that turned out to be a scam while she was at work at the Amazon.com fulfillment center, 1555 N. Chrisman Road. She said she received a call from a man who claimed to be from the Sacramento district attorney’s office and said he would have her arrested unless she paid $1,800 to settle an account. She said she called the attorney’s office and learned that it was a scam.

4:39 p.m.: A resident reported that someone drilled a hole into his truck’s gas tank while he was at a gas station on the 1900 block of West 11th Street.

• This column includes a sample of items as reported in the Tracy Police Department dispatcher’s daily log. 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 23, 2014
Williams has DEF. gone downhill A LOT since I have been there in the late 90's. I heard it is just awful now.... sad.
March 23, 2014
A school can only be as good as th students who make up th school. If th students allow it ta go on it goes on. Th students can only be as good as th parents who raise them are. So when yer criticizin Williams make certain yer criticism is directed ta whare it really belongs.
March 22, 2014
"Thursday, 4:39 p.m.: A resident reported that someone drilled a hole into his truck’s gas tank while he was at a gas station on the 1900 block of West 11th Street."

Also overheard was "trust me, I know what I'm doing."

March 22, 2014

5:03 p.m.: A resident reported a turkey on his roof on the 4600 block of Breckinridge Court. Animal control officers found that the bird was healthy and did not need to be captured."

{And the conversation went something like this...}

"You have a complaint sir..?"

"No, I'm not complaining except that I have a turkey on my roof."

"Is the turkey disturbing the peace or causing trouble?"

"No, no, just that my wife is disturbed and trying to cook diner."

"You say, your wife is missing something for diner."

"No.., It's OK, I don't want her captured as she is healthy and a good provider."

{The following day, a homeless man was seen chasing a flightless bird then later claimed, "to be rewarded by a grand meal"}

March 22, 2014
Sounds like a tweeker give me the money...no... Ok ill take the tv, but im so spun out i ran out the house without it
March 21, 2014
I removed my child from Williams due to how horrible they are dealing with violence/bullying. The principal and VP at the time treated me, the parent, like I was the child. They were rude, condescending and snide. The principal acted like she couldn't be bothered and rolled her eyes constantly, checked her watch constantly and got up and left in the middle of the meeting. Sadly, the VP is now at a high position at the district when he should have been sent to the unemployment line long ago. One of the worst schools I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. Homeschool.
March 21, 2014
I hope your wrong about Williams cause I have a child attending next August. Home schooling is always an option.
March 22, 2014
It's getting worse every year. Aside from me, I know about 7 other parents who have removed their children for similar reasons. Take a day to go sit across the street at the park and watch the kids after they get out of school. You'll see how bad it's getting. There is literally a fight just about every day. The kids are now recording it on their phones as well like they're watching UFC or something.
March 24, 2014
When my son was a sixth grader there he got a Popsicle off the ice cream truck and proceeded to consume it on his walk home. Two boys walked passed him and told him he looked like he was sucking a... to inappropriate to write...

I highly recommend not attending Williams.

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