Police Log: Man approaches four-year-old girl in Lincoln Park
by TP staff
May 22, 2014 | 8074 views | 3 3 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A woman reported that a man in his 30s tried to get her 4-year-old daughter to leave Lincoln Park with him at 9:33 a.m. on Tuesday. She said the man was following the girl around the playground at 170 E. Eaton Ave., and when the mother and child were leaving, the man called out to the girl to try to get her to go to him. The mother said she put the girl into the car and the man ran off. She described him as a white man, about 5-foot-10, with a medium build, wearing a sweatshirt and khaki pants.

Tracy police received 1226 calls for service from May 15 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.


8:45 a.m.: A resident reported seeing a 3-foot rattlesnake slither into a yard on the 2500 block of Veneto Lane. He said he was concerned because the yard contained small dogs and he was unable to locate anyone inside the house. Police could not find the snake.

12:34 p.m.: A woman reported seeing her stolen car at the Valero gas station at 2375 N. Tracy Blvd. She said the car was stolen from the county twice. She said the driver was a Hispanic man, 30s, wearing a white tank top and shorts. She said he drove away when he saw her.

3:57 p.m.: A resident reported someone broke into his house on the 1100 block of King Loop. He said computers and a laptop were missing.

4:17 p.m.: A woman reported her 13-year-old daughter was having sex with a 19-year-old man on the 800 block of Sequoia Boulevard.

7:35 p.m.: Police arrested a 22-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for stolen property near Hickory Avenue and Maple Court. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.


6:28 a.m.: A woman reported that someone poured paint all over her car and slashed the tires on the 1400 block of Vintage Court. She said she didn’t see anyone, but she was having problems with a former boyfriend.

8:05 a.m.: Police went to Kelly School, 535 Mabel Josephine Drive, for the report of students bullying another student. An officer spoke to the students allegedly causing the bullying and notified the victim’s father that the other students had been ordered to stay away from the child.

5:51 p.m.: Police arrested a 34-year-old man after a chase from Rent A Center, 1832 W. 11th St., for warrants that included drug possession, possession of burglary tools and resisting a police officer.


9:02 a.m.: A student reported that he had received a text from another student threatening to beat him up. He said the text said the other student was going to come to his house on the 1600 block of Bayberry Lane with guns and other people. Police are investigating.

10:47 a.m.: An employee at Jack in the Box, 1935 W. 11th St., reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill on Saturday.

10:59 a.m.: An official at DLA Distribution San Joaquin, 25600 S. Chrisman Road, reported receiving a bomb threat. She said the depot day care and fitness center were evacuated and a K-9 team was checking the site. Tracy police responded to help search a warehouse. No bombs were found.

12:35 p.m.: A woman reported chasing a man away from her house after she caught him trying to break in on the 2900 block of Buthmann Avenue. She said the man, who had used a crowbar to break a window, ran to the front of the house from the backyard and kept running west. Police did not find him.

3:02 p.m.: A woman reported that her teenage daughter and another girl were fighting at Westside Pioneer Park, 1300 Hepburn Court. She said her daughter was injured but refused an ambulance. She asked that an officer talk to the girl. Police found that the fight was between two former friends and had been coordinated using social media.

10:24 p.m.: Police arrested a man of unknown age for a burglary warrant near Kavanagh and Alene avenues.


12:44 a.m.: A resident reported a car hitting something near Lakeview Drive and Eastlake Circle. Police found that someone had knocked down a tree and a sign at the intersection. The vehicle was no longer in the area.

10:55 a.m.: Someone reported that people with a white van were soliciting near West Lowell Avenue and Bridle Creek Circle. Police found that the group was campaigning for the June 3 election.

11:23 a.m.: A resident reported two peacocks roaming near South MacArthur Drive and Peerless Way.

4:54 p.m.: An employee at Hirsch School, 1280 Dove Drive, reported finding a bag in the trash that contained drugs and bullets.

6:16 p.m.: A clerk at Wendy’s, 725 W. Clover Road, reported that someone broke the windows of two cars and stole backpacks from inside.

7:34 p.m.: Someone reported a large fight near the 1200 block of Dove Drive. A second caller said the fight was between two high school-aged girls. The area was empty when officers arrived.


11:48 a.m.: A man reported that another man stole his wife’s purse but gave it back when confronted near South Chrisman and West Linne roads. The first man said he and his wife were standing in front of their unlocked SUV, watching their son’s game, when he noticed the man in the next car acting strangely. He looked for the purse and found that it was missing, and he spotted the other man holding it in the back seat of his car. Someone from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office detained one person for theft.

1:47 p.m.: Police arrested an unidentified person at the Royal Motel, 1201 W. 11th St., after a man reported that two women stole his wallet.

3:38 p.m.: A woman told police that an old woman was stealing recyclables near Monticello School, 1001 Cambridge Lane. She said the recyclables were intended to raise money for Little League, which had a game nearby. The old woman was allegedly waving a stick at people and refusing to give back the recyclables. Eventually, she gave them back and was allowed to leave before police arrived.

4:42 p.m.: Two bicycles were reported as stolen from a front porch on the 1900 block of Middlefield Drive.

5:42 p.m.: Police arrested a 27-year-old man for a warrant for drug possession after a pedestrian stop near Chester Drive and Lowell Avenue.

11:29 p.m.: A woman reported hearing a loud boom near Florentine Way and Alegre Drive. She said it caused her power to go off and on. Police didn’t find any fireworks in the area.


8:30 a.m.: Police are investigating the report of an alleged assault after a woman called and said that another woman showed up at her house and attacked two of her friends on the 1900 block of Wall Street. She said one friend had facial injuries, and an ambulance was called.

9:59 a.m.: Someone reportedly tried to pay with a counterfeit $20 bill at McDonalds, 3430 N. Tracy Blvd. The person drove away before officers arrived.

12:18 p.m.: A school official at St. Bernard’s Catholic School, 165 W. Eaton Ave., reported that a student had posted on her Twitter account, “I’m just white wagga to shoot up my school.” The post was made 14 hours earlier. Police talked with the student, her parents and school administrators and determined that the girl was not a threat. The school is handling the matter.

12:27 p.m.: A girl reported that someone climbed in through the window of her grandmother’s house on the 1500 block of Dalehurst Court, and she thought the person was still inside. Police surrounded the house and went inside but found no one there except the caller and her teenage brother.

3:28 p.m.: Police arrested someone for unknown charges after a report of a burglary on the 1000 block of Windeler Avenue. The suspect in the burglary reportedly ran into a house on the 900 block of Windeler Avenue, and the owner of the house said that the suspect had been there earlier and gave officers permission to search the place. Officers also found a rifle and a shotgun that had reportedly been stolen Thursday in a robbery on Tenth Street.

3:35 p.m.: A business employee reported that someone stole a theft surveillance camera from the business on the 400 block of West 11th Street.

6:15 p.m.: A catalytic converter was reported as stolen from a parking lot at the Altamont Corridor Express station, 4800 S. Tracy Blvd.

6:43 p.m.: Tracy police helped the sheriff’s office block off an area near the 100 block of Mount Diablo Avenue during a pursuit of someone wanted for burglary and threatening to kill someone. No additional details were provided.

May 15

6:52 a.m.: Police arrested a man of unknown age for drug-related warrants on the 700 block of Laurence Court. He was also given a new charge for drug possession and booked into county jail.

8:40 a.m.: Someone reported a man and woman at a vacant house on the 2000 block of Golden Gate Drive. The caller said the man didn’t belong there and was trying to open the front door and garage. Police found that the man had been hired to change the locks and do repairs, because the house was in foreclosure.

10:11 a.m.: Several students were taken to the Kimball High School office at 3200 Jaguar Run for possibly being under the influence before departing on a graduation trip to Southern California. Police checked and found that none of the students had contraband and none was incapacitated.

2:12 p.m.: A resident on the 500 block of West 10th Street reported that someone cut a window screen and ransacked his house.

3:01 p.m.: A man reported that three men in a car tried to beat him up near Tracy Boulevard and Tennis Lane. He said he ran away from them.

8:44 p.m.: A woman told police that a man sent by her landlord threatened her with a hammer at her home on the 600 block of East 11th Street. She wanted officers to warn the man not to come back.

9:57 p.m.: A resident at a trailer park on the 600 block of West 11th Street reported that someone in a car driving through the complex yelling profanity. He said one of the people in the car yelled “You’re going to die” as they rode through the area. Police were unable to find the vehicle.

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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May 25, 2014
I couldn't disagree more Sneaky. We have a free market economy which means all businesses should be allowed, as long as they are within the realm of the law.

Rental centers are very legal and serve a purpose for those who can't afford to pay the full price up front. If they choose to pay the extra interest that's their choice, not the governments.

It's called supply and demand.
May 24, 2014
"5:51 p.m.: Police arrested a 34-year-old man after a chase from Rent A Center..."

Gee what a surprise. If I were the ruler of a city I would ban any sort of furniture/electronics rental places. They are a huge rip-off. When you total up all the payments, what you would be paying for one of their offerings would be 2 or 3 times what you could get it for elsewhere. Only the terminally stupid ever buy anything from one of those places. When you have a store that attracts the stupid, you attract the criminals as well.
May 25, 2014
Come on, Sneaky. Isn't much of what we do about mind manipulation? Don't most people carry a credit card debt? Is this any different? Don't we make bad judgments every day? Don't we create a milieu of want and impotency? Are we always looking for sedation of some sort because we are spiritually empty? What sort of consumption will occur in your life today? Even if it doesn't place you in debt or further debt, what else might you be doing other than watching other people live? Are we just consummate spectators, waiting for the next season, the next episode, the next game, the next installment? Don't most of us just accept the conditions of our lives without much thought? Don't we just feed the cows to the dogs and shrug, because, hey, the Raiders are going to be competitive this season?

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