Police Log: Officers warn Kimball student about torturing rabbits
by TP staff
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Police questioned a Kimball High School student at 3200 Jaguar Run at 8:36 a.m. on Tuesday after a Crime Stoppers tip identified him in a video with a friend torturing a rabbit. The student denied the allegation regarding the rabbit, but admitted he had thrown rocks at animals on several occasions in Mountain House. Police admonished him and advised him of the legal consequences if the allegations regarding the rabbit were found to be true.

Tracy police received 1257 calls for service from May 22 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.

Wednesday

1:18 p.m.: A clerk at Taco Bell restaurant at 2880 Grant Line Road reported a customer used a counterfeit $20 bill. The customer left before police arrived.

1:54 p.m.: A resident reported her camera and cell phone stolen at Tracy Interfaith Ministries at 311 Grant Line Road. She said it was in a locker and when she went to retrieve it she saw a worker standing in front of the open locker and the items missing. According to police, the phone was recovered from a residence on Marie Avenue and the camera was found in a trash can inside Interfaith.

6:00 p.m.: An employee at Savemart at 875 Tracy Blvd. reported finding $480 of counterfeit bills inside a register. Store officials said they had the two men responsible on video.

9:53 p.m.: Police arrested an unidentified person for outstanding warrants near JC Penny at 3100 Naglee Road. The warrants included burglary and obstructing an officer.

Tuesday

6:20 a.m.: A resident reported seeing a truck spill glass in the intersection of Tracy Boulevard and 11th Street. Police dispatch notified public works to sweep it up.

9:12 a.m.: Police were called to a house on the 1700 block of Laurelgrove Lane after a woman said her mother became ill from eating a bucket and a half of marijuana brownies. The mother told police she ate the brownies to help with her pain from a knee injury and refused any medical treatment. The daughter threw away the remainder of the brownies and marijuana butter.

9:23 a.m.: A Crime Stoppers tip reported a student at Kimball High School at 3200 Jaguar Run had taken a test and forward a photo of it to other students. The girl admitted sending the test to approximately two people. School officials said they would handle the discipline since no criminal act had occurred.

4:10 p.m.: Police are investigating the report of a rape at the Tracy Inn at 24 W. 11th St., but no additional information was provided.

7:19 p.m.: Police arrested a 23-year-old man for an unidentified outstanding warrant on the 1800 block of Grant Line Road. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

10:13 p.m.: A clerk at Chevron station at 1960 11th St. reported three men attempting to use three counterfeit $10 bills. The clerk advised them they were counterfeit and one said they just sold an iPad and got the money. They left before police arrived.

Monday

8:28 a.m.: A resident reported finding a teenage boy in her room on the 500 block of Pombo Square Drive. She said she awoke and he ran off.

10:06 a.m.: A resident reported graffiti all over the bathrooms at Veterans Park at 238 Glenhaven Drive.

11:54 a.m.: A resident reported seeing a car knock over a mailbox on the 3200 block of Grant Line Road.

5:15 p.m.: A store clerk reported a customer used three counterfeit $10 bills at the am pm at 2430 Joe Pombo Parkway. He said he might have video of the customer. Police are investigating.

7:33 p.m.: Police shutdown Tracy Boulevard at Schulte Road for a traffic accident. A truck reportedly ran a red light and hit two cars. The roadway was reopened at 9:10 p.m.

Sunday

12:38 a.m.: Police arrested someone after a clerk at 7-Eleven at 455 Grant Line Road reported he was robbed by two men. He said one man hit him and forced him to open the register. He said they were both Hispanic, one had long hair and was wearing a wool hat and the other had a shaved head with a pony tail with a mask over his face. They were seen leaving the area on foot. Police reported finding the robbers at 2:48 a.m., but no further details were provided.

12:56 a.m.: Police arrested a man for assault after someone reported a woman yelling for help on the 1900 block of Knollcrest Lane.

6:40 a.m.: A resident reported someone threw a rock through her car window and stole her property on the 900 block of Beverly Place.

9:48 a.m.: A resident reported a man refusing to leave her front yard on the 100 block of Charles Street. She said the man was at her yard sale on Saturday and tried to barter to pay $2 for an item marked $5. She said she refused to sell it at that price and he wouldn’t leave. She said he came back on Sunday and was knocking on her door and window saying he will pay the $5 for the item.

12:36 p.m.: A woman reported a window shot out by a bullet or a small pellet on the 2400 block of Limoges Street. No further details were provided.

12:40 p.m.: A resident reported a dog locked in a hot car at Black Bear Diner at 2351 Toste Road. The dog owner was confronted by the caller and told to mind her own business. Police issued the dog owner a warning.

2:38 p.m.: A resident reported someone broke into his house and stole his custom motorcycle on the 1100 block of Vallerand Road. He said the motorcycle was blue with orange flames on the fenders.

6:52 p.m.: A resident reported a gas leak on the 1900 block of Bridle Creek Circle. The homeowner had apparently backed his trailer into a main gas pipe and damaged it. Pacific Gas & Electric was notified and the gas was turned off.

8:52 p.m.: A resident reported someone pulled all of her plants out of the ground in her backyard on the 400 block of Wheat Court. After an investigation an officer determined the plants fell over on their own because the soil was not stable and the homeowner agreed.

8:54 p.m.: A resident requested extra police patrols after he found someone attempted to get into his house through a bathroom window on the 1800 block of Rochester Street.

Saturday

1:04 a.m.: A resident reported small children screaming as they play basketball and adults also being loud on the 1900 block of Foxwood Court. Police contacted the parents and they agreed to go inside and keep their noise down.

1:37 a.m.: A resident reported a large group of teens egging and toilet papering vehicles near Glenbriar Circle and Darlene Lane. Police were unable to find them.

5:27 a.m.: A clerk at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital reported a man who said he was assaulted on the 2900 block of Dronero Court. Police talked to the man and he said he was assaulted by his brother-in-law. He said he had locked himself out of the house and when he went inside from the backyard his brother-in-law thought he was a burglar. He said he didn’t want to press charges.

7:30 a.m.: A clerk at a Shell station at 3725 Tracy Blvd. reported a woman unset about her missing husband. She said she was driving around trying to find him. She called police at 8:04 a.m. upset because she found out her husband was now charging a credit card for a room in Vegas.

7:40 a.m.: A woman reported someone ransacked her car and garage after she left the garage door open on the 1600 block of Eastlake Circle.

11:44 a.m.: A resident reported he chased away a man that was breaking into his garage on the 100 block of Second Street. The thief pleaded with the resident not to call the police before driving away in a gray car.

2:20 p.m.: A resident reported a car doing donuts in the street and someone filming it on the 1700 block of Chrisman Road. They were gone before police arrived.

3:44 p.m.: A resident reported her neighbor threw a bag of dog poop at her, eggs at her car and broke her planter on the 1600 block of Swarthout Court.

6:40 p.m.: A resident flagged down an officer after seeing a woman jump out of a moving car near Corral Hollow Road and 11th Street. Police talked to the woman, who said she was having an argument with her boyfriend and she jumped out. She refused to give any more information and walked away.

10:34 p.m.: Police arrested a 38-year-old man for driving under the influence after a traffic stop near Holly Drive and Grant Line Road. He was booked into county jail.

Friday

8:05 a.m.: A resident reported finding a gun in her side yard on the 1300 block of Hampton Court. She said she didn’t know if it was a toy or not, because she didn’t want to touch it. The resident threw away the gun after she discovered it was a broken plastic air soft toy.

8:38 a.m.: A resident found a child wandering in the parking lot of South/West Park School at 501 Mount Oso Ave. School staff contacted the parent, who said she was dropping off another child and the missing child got away from her. The school principal explained to the parent the seriousness of the situation and cancelled police.

9:04 a.m.: Tracy Police assisted the California Highway Patrol in the arrest of someone following a pursuit near Cabrillo Drive and Derecho Way.

11:00 a.m.: A resident requested to speak to an officer to report she was kidnapped as an infant from Mexico, but now resides on the 800 block of 10th Street. The 41-year-old woman said she became aware of the situation after her biological mother contacted her. Police are investigating.

12:54 p.m.: A resident reported three vehicles hit with eggs on the 1200 block of Harding Avenue.

1:02 p.m.: A resident reported an ongoing problem with his neighbor throwing chocolate over his fence and making his dog sick on the 1900 block of Woodcrest Court.

5:59 p.m.: A resident reported a man lying on the ground for 15 minutes on the 1100 block of Cherry Blossom Lane. Police checked and found he was a Kirby salesman taking a nap.

6:25 p.m.: Police arrested an 18-year-old man for unknown charges near Lincoln Boulevard and Richard Drive.

10:26 p.m.: Police searched a vacant house on the 400 block of Lierly Street after a resident discovered both doors were kicked in. No one was found inside.

May 22

1:12 a.m.: A resident reported seeing her cat in her neighbor’s backyard shed on the 1600 block of Bessie Avenue. She said she was afraid to approach her neighbor and she had no idea how the cat got locked in the shed. Police retrieved the cat.

10:10 a.m.: A woman reported a man in her backyard on the 1700 block of Countrywood Lane. She said she heard someone knocking on her door and when she didn’t answer she thought she saw someone in her backyard. She said the man was wearing an orange sweatshirt and officers recovered a similar shirt in a front yard near Heatherfield and Fruitwood ways.

11:38 a.m.: Animal control impounded a squirrel after a resident reported an injured squirrel in her backyard on the 1200 block of Citadelle Street.

12:32 p.m.: Police arrested a 40-year-old man for drug possession following a traffic stop near Lammers Road and 11th Street. He was taken to county jail.

2:30 p.m.: Police arrested a 22-year-old woman for burglary at Wells Fargo Bank at 2600 Tracy Blvd. after she attempted to cash a check for $3,800.

3:25 p.m.: School officials at Tracy High School recovered a suicide note from a student at 315 E. 11th St. The girl was taken for medical observation.

4:12 p.m.: A resident reported someone broke into his house on the 2300 block of Lincoln Boulevard. He said his sliding window was smashed.

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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KJeff95376
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June 05, 2014
Wow - Tracy sounds like a terrible city since I left 2 years ago. Nothing but Thieves, and other common criminals running the town now. Do you all call yourselves "Mini-Stockton" yet?
Wobbley
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June 03, 2014
5:59 p.m.: A resident reported a man lying on the ground for 15 minutes on the 1100 block of Cherry Blossom Lane. Police checked and found he was a Kirby salesman taking a nap.

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Sales sucked that day.
Wobbley
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June 03, 2014
10:13 p.m.: A clerk at Chevron station at 1960 11th St. reported three men attempting to use three counterfeit $10 bills. The clerk advised them they were counterfeit and one said they just sold an iPad and got the money. They left before police arrived.

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LOL, it would be hilarious if this was a case of dudes selling fake iPads getting paid with counterfeit money. What the heck is the world coming too when so many opportunists are out there while honest people are at work.
Wobbley
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June 03, 2014
9:12 a.m.: Police were called to a house on the 1700 block of Laurelgrove Lane after a woman said her mother became ill from eating a bucket and a half of marijuana brownies. The mother told police she ate the brownies to help with her pain from a knee injury and refused any medical treatment. The daughter threw away the remainder of the brownies and marijuana butter.

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A bucket and a half of REGULAR BROWNIES would make most people ill.
mommyofthree
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June 02, 2014
Torturing animals or killing them for "fun" is a red flag of future violent behavior and/or serial killer. lol but seriously, it is.... somebody watch that kid....
BantaBaby
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June 27, 2014
It's also a sign they were molested. Somebody watch his relatives.
jtashjian
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May 31, 2014
Was it a wascally wabbit?
rosa62
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June 01, 2014
Be verwy verwy quiet. We're hunting wabbits.
LeonsFired
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May 30, 2014
All of the counterfeit money trying to get used is concerning. I hope TPD has a specialized task force looking in to it. I'm sure the bad guys are occasionally successful which means the fake $ is in circulation.
rayderfan
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May 30, 2014
I threw a rock at a groundhog once. Does that make me a violator of animal rights laws?

What about if I chop off the head of a rattlesnake with a shovel and kill it? Does that make me a violator of animal rights laws? Besides, people eat rattlesnakes.

The entire argument regarding animal rights, the slaughter of animals for food, or whatever you want to make it; is blown way out of proportion.

If you're an animal rights advocate I understand and appreciate your right to advocate for your beliefs but please don't criticize those that disagree with you. Everyone has a right to their own set of values and beliefs and it's no one else's business.

Sorry for the rant but I'm really getting tired of hearing it.
victor_jm
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May 30, 2014
Rayderfan,

You may argue everyone has a right to his beliefs, but to say it is no one else's business is a dangerous metaphysics. Your comment is an ethical assertion; however, because of its philosophic ambiguity, it seems to condone any behavior.

Why is the brutal breeding and slaughtering of animals for your consumption "blown way out of proportion"?

Do you understand much of your thinking is merely the mimetic echoing of cultural constructs you may have decided to accept without critical thought (and , yes, I understand my thinking may be, as well).

I have said it repeatedly, but I will say it again: "We decide which animals may live in luxury and which animals may die in squalor," and I find this metaphysics disturbing. I am simply asking questions about our cultural beliefs. If a cow could speak, he would probably tell you to eat your dog, because he--the cow--would like to live like your dog--on the public dole.

Icare!
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June 02, 2014
love radah fans, they make me laugh, actually the radah's make me laugh, every season it just gets funnier!!!
tracyresdnt
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May 30, 2014
...torturing rabbits. nice.

Tracy, here's your future serial killer and/or pedophile alert.
victor_jm
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May 30, 2014
Your comment is inappropriate.
tracyresdnt
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May 30, 2014
I think the comment is unpleasant and un-pc, but not inappropriate.
newtotracy
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May 30, 2014
sadly...many of our "best" serial killers and/or pedophiles did start with animal torture...I believe Dahmner started with animals...

and I'm sorry, torturing ANY form of animal life is not acceptable...we're supposed to be highly evolved...which would give us brains and compassion
victor_jm
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May 30, 2014
NewToTracy,

We brutally torture and execute the animals we eat in this country.

Do you get this? We condone this. Still, I realize we rank animals. A cow is bred to nourish you and a dog is bred to provide you with therapy.
newtotracy
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May 31, 2014
and that's why I buy my meat from a small rancher...the animals graze and live free...and are slaughtered in a humane manner. corporate "farms" are a crock.

and yea...I hate that we rank animals...but I am a die-hard carnivore. :-/
rosa62
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June 01, 2014
I too love my furry friends and think they should be protected and enjoyed;

With a side of potatoes and steamed vegetables.


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