Police Log: Drunk man tries to enter wrong house
by TP staff
Aug 29, 2014 | 6164 views | 2 2 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A caller reported a man at her door trying to get into her house on the 1100 block of Palomar Court at 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday. She said the man tried to open the door, knocked and was ringing the doorbell. Police talked to the man and found he was intoxicated. He reportedly had the wrong house. Officers talked to the man’s mother and she said she would take care of him.

Tracy police received 1, 379 calls for service from Aug. 21 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.


7:44 a.m.: Police made an arrest at West High School at 1775 W. Lowell Ave., but no additional details were provided.

8:27 a.m.: A caller reported several chickens in his front yard on the 200 block of W. Mt. Diablo Avenue.

12:39 p.m.: A caller reported a dog left in a room of a customer who checked out of Motel 6 at 3810 N. Tracy Blvd.

2:29 p.m.: Police issued a warning to a woman holding a baby and begging for money at the entrance to the Safeway shopping center at 1801 W. 11th St.

3:19 p.m.: Police arrested a 29-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for a hit and run following a traffic stop at Parker and Whittier avenues.

4:13 p.m.: A caller reported her van stolen from the front of her house on the 1700 block of Deborah Street. She told police she started the van and went inside to get something. When she went back outside the van was gone. Police are investigating.

4:21 p.m.: A caller reported all of her statues were stolen from her front yard on the 2900 block of Alene Avenue.

5:07 p.m.: A caller reported seeing a man stabbing a knife into the bicycle tire that belonged to another man on the 300 block of West Court. Police checked and they could not locate the men.


3:10 a.m.: A resident brought a dead dog to the police station at 1000 Civic Center Drive in the back of her car after she found the animal on Corral Hollow Road. She asked the police to take possession of it.

9:07 a.m.: A caller reported someone slashed two of his vehicle tires at the Fairfield Inn at 2410 Naglee Road.

9:54 a.m.: A caller reported someone shot out the window of a car with a BB gun pellet on the 200 block of Mt. Oso Avenue.

10:15 a.m.: A caller reported someone shooting birds with a BB gun on the 1900 block of Homer Henry Court. He said he can only hear them and now he has a dead bird in his front yard. Police are investigating.

10:16 a.m.: A caller reported someone broke out a house window with a BB gun pellet on the 400 block of Gianelli Street.

2:54 p.m.: A caller reported someone broke into a shed at Tracy Vet Clinic at 20 W. Grant Line Road.

3:28 p.m.: Police arrested a 27-year-old man for drug possession following a traffic stop near Lauriana Lane and Schulte Road.

6:01 p.m.: A caller reported seeing a man holding an advertisement sign being beaten by two other men on the 3000 block of N. Tracy Boulevard. The caller said she was driving by when it happened. Police talked to the victim, who didn’t want a police report taken.

6:21 p.m.: Police arrested a 28-year-old woman for driving with a suspended license on the 2800 block of Naglee Road.


2:39 a. m.: A caller reported hearing a female neighbor yelling that she had fallen out of bed and couldn’t get up on the 1400 block of Cypress Drive. The caller said she could hear the woman arguing with someone else, who said it was her own fault for falling. She asked police to check on the woman. Police found the woman who had fallen and took her to a hospital.

6:41 a.m.: A caller reported that someone smashed his car window on the 400 block of West Kavanagh Avenue. At 7:40 a.m., another resident in the area reported that her car window appeared to have been shot out during the night.

11:12 a.m.: Someone at Tracy High School, 315 E. 11th St., reported a student in the office who might be under the influence and who had a locking-blade knife.

12:04 p.m.: A caller reported that someone shot out his back driver’s side window on the 600 block of Mt. Diablo Avenue.

12:21 p.m.: A caller reported that two teenage girls threatened to shoot him if he told them to leave the front of Mi Ranchito Market, 215 N. Central Ave. He said the girls were asking people to buy them beer. Police issued a no-trespassing warning.

1:34 p.m.: Graffiti was reported at Clyde Bland Park, 1752 Blandford Lane, and Ceciliani Park, 1600 Cypress Drive.

2:43 p.m.: A caller at Sunglass Hut, 3200 Naglee Road, reported that someone had stolen 12 pairs of sunglasses on Sunday. He said the thief had hit several Sunglass Hut stores and the company had a picture and a name of the suspect. Police are investigating.

7:17 p.m.: A caller reported that a man approached him while he was walking his dog near Schulte Road and Lauriana Lane and threatened to kill both him and his dog. The man was described as black, tall, 50s, with a goatee in jogging clothes.

7:27 p.m.: A broken car window was reported on the 300 block of Portola Way.

11:28 p.m.: A caller reported that someone had broken his car window within the past 30 minutes on the 3100 block of Cabrillo Drive.


1:35 a.m.: A caller reported that a family was refusing to leave after arguing about a rental deposit at the Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St. She said the family was angry because she refused to take their deposit.

10:10 a.m.: A caller on the 300 block of Chukar Court reported that a man responding to her mattress advertisement on Craigslist had made death threats. She said the man blamed her for going to the wrong address and said he was coming to kill her and her family. Police found that no threat had been made, and the man agreed to not contact the woman again.

11:14 a.m.: A caller reported that a park attendant refused to open a second bathroom at Dr. Powers Park, 900 W. Lowell Ave., even though there were 200 people in the park.

11:43 a.m.: A caller reported that a man took items from a counter and tried to return them at the service desk at Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St. Store employees tried to delay the man until police arrived, but he left. The manager said she didn’t want to make a police report, but she did request extra patrols to watch for the man in the parking lot.

2:33 p.m.: A caller reported that her daughter took her car without her permission and she wanted to report it as stolen on the 300 block of Reyes Lane. A half-hour later, the caller said her daughter had promised to bring the car back. The caller said she would report the car as stolen if the daughter did not return.

3:05 p.m.: Police assisted the fire department after a caller reported that a guest said that a small boy had fallen out of a third-story window at the Microtel Inn, 861 W. Clover Road. The 4-year-old boy was moaning and bleeding from this side of his head. A medical helicopter landed in El Pescadero Park to take him to UC Davis Medical Center.

5:15 p.m.: A caller reported that his neighbor’s dog came into his yard and killed his rabbit on the 700 block of Chestnut Avenue. He said he tried to talk to the dog’s owner, but he was told the man wasn’t home. Police are investigating.

6:33 p.m.: Police cited a woman after a caller reported seeing her get into a car with a child and an infant without proper child safety seats on the 1800 block of West 11th Street. The caller said the child was sitting in the back seat and the infant was on the floorboards at the passenger’s feet. Police gave the driver the appropriate child safety seats.

8:45 p.m.: A caller reported that someone driving in the area of English Oak Avenue and Whispering Wind Drive had shot out his car window with a pellet gun. He said he didn’t see the gun, but he heard it.

9:01 p.m.: A caller reported hearing shots and then found his car window broken on the 100 block of East Third Street. He said his mother saw a car drive by, but it was too dark to tell what it looked like.


1:15 a.m.: A caller reported a prowler at his house on the 2200 block of Bentley Lane. He said a window was open and the screen was off. Police checked the area and determined that the window had been left open and the owner’s dog pushed the screen out when the owner walked away.

2:25 a.m.: A 31-year-old man was arrested for an unknown crime after a traffic stop near Lawrence Court and Morris Phelps Drive.

5:39 a.m.: A caller reported that his girlfriend was robbed by a man on the 1100 block of Lincoln Boulevard. He told police he was driving from Livermore to get her. Police talked to the woman, who was unable to provide accurate information. She indicated that something had been taken out of her unlocked car while she was attending a party. She was advised to contact police when she was sober.

7:39 a.m.: A caller reported that someone threw eggs at his car and damaged it on the 1200 block of Yorkshire Loop. He said several vehicles in the neighborhood were hit by eggs.

12:26 p.m.: Police are investigating a dog bite after a child was taken to a hospital with a facial injury from the 2500 block of Pebble Creek Court.

1:03 p.m.: A caller reported a man walking with a rifle near Grant Line and Naglee roads. Police were unable to locate him.

1:14 p.m.: Police helped at a structure fire after a caller reported smoke coming from the area above a duplex garage on the 100 block of East 12th Street.

3:37 p.m.: A caller reported that a 3-year-old was molested on the 200 block of Derecho Way. The caller said the child was taken to her office and the child’s mother said the babysitter’s husband was responsible. Police are investigating.

4:21 p.m.: A caller reported seeing juveniles lighting a fire in the skate park at 299 W. Grant Line Road. He said he could see smoke coming out of a drain. Fire officials were called but were unable to locate a fire.

4:53 p.m.: Police arrested a 52-year-old man for driving under the influence and for outstanding warrants after a caller reported that a car had hit a pole on the 2900 block of North MacArthur Drive. The pole fell onto the car. The caller said the driver appeared very intoxicated and was stumbling around.


12:05 a.m.: A caller reported that someone might be trying to break into his house on the 400 block of East Sixth Street. He said he heard glass break. A few minutes later, he called back and said he found a rock that broke the window.

9:09 a.m.: A caller reported that a man approached her daughter and kept offering her a ride while she was waiting for a city bus on the 200 block of East 11th Street. She said the man told her his car was parked at a fast-food restaurant nearby. The man left after the daughter told him she was going to call the police. Police noted that the situation was similar to an incident involving a teenage girl walking through the Tracy City Hall parking lot the week before.

7:11 p.m.: A caller requested a welfare check for a pilot who was late arriving and might be at Tracy Municipal Airport, 5749 S. Tracy Blvd. The caller said the pilot should have landed an hour earlier. Police found the plane parked at the airport and advised the Federal Aviation Administration.

8:02 p.m.: Local police helped the California Highway Patrol search for a vehicle theft suspect near Tracy Boulevard and Grant Line Road. No arrests were reported, and the Tracy officers were ordered to break down their perimeter at 8:49 p.m.

8:34 p.m.: A caller reported someone that stole his truck’s catalytic converter while he was in a store on the 2400 block of Naglee Road.

9:44 p.m.: A caller reported 15 juveniles loitering at Sonic Drive-in, 3080 Naglee Road. She said they told her their party was shut down, so they went to Sonic, but she wanted them to leave. She was willing to let them stay if they ordered food, however, and they did.

11:08 p.m.: A caller requested extra patrols after someone egged and toilet-papered her house on the 100 block of Eureka Way.

Aug. 21

12:22 a.m.: A 53-year-old man was arrested for a warrant on the 2600 block of West Grant Line Road.

8:03 a.m.: A 65-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence on the 100 block of West Eaton Avenue.

8:41 a.m.: Police warned someone for entering a property that was posted as unsafe to occupy on the 300 block of West 10th Street.

8:52 a.m.: A caller reported finding three dogs — a cocker spaniel, a mixed-breed and a dachshund — near Reids Way and Brookview Drive. All three had stitches, suggesting that they had recently been fixed. The caller said she would try to find the owner.

12:29 p.m.: A caller reported that someone broke into the storage rooms at McKinley School, 800 W. Carlton Way. She said nothing was missing, but she was also concerned about transients in Dr. Powers Park who growl and yell at students as they walk by. Police checked the park, and the transients were gone before they arrived.

2:48 p.m.: Graffiti was reported at Robert Kenner Park, 1850 W. Kavanagh Ave., and also at El Pescadero Park, 250 W. Kavanagh Ave.

4:08 p.m.: A caller reported that a man pulled a knife on a friend who was riding his bicycle home near Lauriana and Tennis lanes. The friend took off on his bicycle, and the man chased him down Schulte Road. The friend said the man never said anything to him. The man with the knife was described as black, 25 to 30 years old, wearing a black shirt and blue shorts. Police are investigating.

6:32 p.m.: A caller reported that a customer used a counterfeit $20 bill at Menchies, 1888 W. 11th St. The customer had left, but the caller still had the bill.

10:49 p.m.: A caller requested extra police patrols on the 1900 block of Notre Dame Court because of a recent shooting.

11:43 p.m.: A 38-year-old man was arrested for vandalism after a pedestrian stop near Eaton Avenue and Holly Drive.

• 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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September 19, 2014
3 weeks, no police blotter.

Shame shame shame.
September 02, 2014
Interestingly enough

Gianelli and Mt. Oso are cross streets. 2 blocks away is Mt. Diablo. All victims of a bb gun shooting.

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