Police Log: Shooting victim walks into hospital
by TP staff
Apr 11, 2014 | 10930 views | 2 2 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police are investigating a shooting on the 800 block of West Ninth Street that occurred around 8:33 p.m. Tuesday.

Residents reported hearing gunshots, and a man with a single gunshot wound was reportedly dropped off at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. One resident told police he heard about 20 gunshots coming from the 11th Street area, and another said he saw a man carrying what appeared to be a long rifle.

Officers checked the area and found shell casings on West Ninth Street.

The person who dropped off the gunshot victim told police he could identify the shooter. Police also notified other local law enforcement agencies about the incident.

Tracy police received 1,234 calls for service from April 3 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls.


1:10 a.m.: A resident reported that he was robbed and battered when he took his garbage outside his home on the 100 block of East Grant Line Road.

3:08 a.m.: A resident reported that some men who shot at him on Ninth Street were knocking on his door at the Town House Motel at 607 W. 11th St. He said they left the area but he noticed a car that might be related to the shooting. He called back again at 4:45 a.m. and reported two men banging on his door. He said they left, but he believed they might have been looking for someone else.

8:02 p.m.: A worker at the Tracy Transit Station at 50 E. Sixth St. reported finding an injured puppy. The worker said the puppy appeared to have been hurt intentionally and had severe injuries. Animal control took the puppy to the animal shelter, but due to its injuries it was euthanized. Police contacted the owner.

11:52 p.m.: Police helped with a search for two men involved in a stolen-car pursuit by the California Highway Patrol. Tracy police provided a K-9 to assist in a search of a large field after two men in the suspect car crashed and fled from police near Mountain House Parkway and Interstate 205.


12:29 a.m.: A resident asked for an officer to check the 1900 block of Bristlecone Drive because of a strong odor in the area. He said Tracy fire crews found nothing but he suspected it was a meth lab. Police checked and found it was a skunk.

3:58 p.m.: Police are investigating an accident after a sleepy driver hit a tree near Hillview Street and Valpico Road.

11:29 p.m.: A resident reported a man spray-painting a car in the parking lot of West Valley Bowl, 2365 East St. Police checked and found the man was painting his own car.


8:31 a.m.: A parent reported that his child was being bullied at Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run. The parent told school administrators about the two students, and police were notified.

2:54 p.m.: Police arrested a 67-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child on the 800 block of Joranollo Drive.

7:46 p.m.: A guest at Townhouse Motel, 607 W. 11th St., reported that someone tried to break into his room.

10:29 p.m.: A resident reported hearing someone shoot a bullet into a bag of cans on the side of his house on the 200 block of Hawthorne Drive. Police checked the area but were unable to find anyone shooting a firearm. One man known to police living in the area with a rifle denied shooting his weapon, but he was advised to stop if he was doing it.


4:03 p.m.: A resident reported one dog dead and another injured after seeing the two canines thrown from a vehicle near Corral Hollow Road and Interstate 580.

10:23 p.m.: A resident reported that someone tried to break into a home on the 200 block of Lotus Way. The home-owner reported finding pry marks around the bottom of his door.


8:04 a.m.: A resident reported that someone sprayed paint on her daughter’s car on the 1400 block of Evergreen Court.

12:40 p.m.: A clerk at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd., reported that a guest checked out and left behind gang graffiti in a room.


7:12 a.m.: A resident reported that her neighbor’s dogs got into her house after breaking a fence and attacking her dog on the 1900 block of East Street. She said her neighbor came and got his dogs and the dogs were biting him. She said she was frightened because she had a baby in her house. Police are investigating.

April 3

10:10 a.m.: A Kimball High student reported to her parents that someone was extorting $500 from her at the school, 3200 Jaguar Run. She said she was told to get the money or she would be hurt. Her parents contacted the school and she admitted that she made up the story to cover the cost of a purchase she had made without her parents’ permission.

11:57 p.m.: An employee at Mi Pueblo Food Center, 3225 Tracy Blvd., reported that she and another employee were mistakenly locked inside the business. She said the manager locked them in and they couldn’t reach him. The fire department was contacted and firefighters opened the business door.

• 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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April 11, 2014
Does anybody else find it odd that the Tracy Press doesn't have any article about this shooting? It's as if the current chief has the paper execs in his back pocket.
April 11, 2014
It's actually more as if the local paper doesn't cover much breaking news in town. My entire block has no papers delivered as of Friday at 3pm. I think the newspaper is very thinly staffed, most everything written as news is from a total of 2 or 3 people.

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