Police log: Guys near canal had 'rifles'
by TP staff
Sep 02, 2009 | 1327 views | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A caller reported at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday that two guys in “camo pants” and baseball caps walking near a canal at Grant Line Road and Tracy Boulevard were “carrying rifles with them.”

Police noted it was the opening day of dove season.

The Tracy Police Department received 225 calls for service on Tuesday. The following is a sample of those calls:

12:49 a.m.: A woman reported a “loud pool party” on the 100 block of Citadelle Street, where people were yelling and screaming. She said the police had already gone out to the party once, but that partygoers were climbing on her arbor to jump in their pool. All was quiet was police arrived 19 minutes later.

2:34 a.m.: Police at the Tracy Park Apartments, 2800 N. Tracy Blvd., found and towed a stolen car that had its ignition damaged, its stereo and speakers ripped out and both license plates missing.

6:47 a.m.: A caller reported a car burglary on the 1700 block of Tahoe Circle.

8:20 a.m.: A caller from the Stein Continuation School, 650 W. 10th St., reported a student in the office was under the influence of drugs.

8:32 a.m.: A woman complained about a neighbor on the 2100 block of Thelma Loop who lets his two pit bulls roam around his front yard every day. Police cited the owner because the dogs were aggressive.

9:49 a.m.: A caller reported seeing a man stealing a gas can from the maintenance yard at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd. Police said there was no victim and no crime.

10:49 a.m.: A caller from 7-Eleven, 2360 W. Grant Line Road, complained about a man who begs customers for money then threatens to beat them up if they give him nothing. When the caller asked the guy to leave, he threatened to beat her up. She said it’s a “continual problem.”

11:32 a.m.: A caller reported a dead pit bull on the side of the road at Linne Road and Tracy Boulevard.

11:47 a.m.: A landlord complained that his evicted tenant who works at Baja Fresh, 1875 W. 11th St., refused to return the keys. Police told the caller to install new locks.

1:50 p.m.: A caller on the 1800 block of Mello Court reported a boy was smoking pot in his room, “won’t adhere to the rules of the house and knows mom is calling” police. Police “counseled” the kid.

1:53 p.m.: A caller reported the theft of his wallet and cell phone from his front porch on the 2300 block of Arthur Nate Haugh Drive.

2:34 p.m.: A caller complained about a lowered blue Chevy pickup with “killer customs” that almost hit the caller as it peeled out on Grant Line Road and Buthmann Avenue. Police couldn’t find the pickup.

3:02 p.m.: A caller on the 2200 block of Carol Anne Drive captured an injured cat “with an open wound” whose tag showed it belonged to someone on Clover Road. Police picked up the cat.

4:10 p.m.: A woman on the 2900 block of Campbell Lane reported her boyfriend choked her. He left and she wasn’t sure where he lived, but he might have a $20,000 warrant for his arrest on a drug charge, police said.

4:36 p.m.: A caller from Best Buy, 2800 Naglee Road, saw two kids drop and then pickup a screwdriver they used to break into an Orange Mustang. They tried to “hot wire” the car, but took off running when the caller walked up to the car while on the phone with police. The two boys were seen running south past Mr. Pickles. Police said the Mustang’s ignition was damaged.

5:26 p.m.: A woman stopped by to check on a friend on the 1700 block of Summertime Court and found him dead in the backyard. The San Joaquin County Coroner was notified.

5:31 p.m.: A woman reported three boys about 16 were on her neighbor’s property on the 1400 block of Riverview Avenue damaging the landscaping. The three took off in a blue Pontiac with a black top, she said.

5:38 p.m.: A woman reported her husband was following her at In-Shape City, 239 W. 11th St., and she was afraid. She said he was in the parking lot earlier and harassed her. She said they’re separated and have filed for divorce.

6:21 p.m.: A man on the 1600 block of Renown Drive said his 17-year-old son “just got out of jail” was “trying to start a fight.” The caller wanted police to remove the boy from the house because he’s “going through withdrawals and wants drugs.” The caller said he was home with his wife and seven other kids.

6:42 p.m.: A woman said someone stole two credit cards from her purse at In Shape Health Club, 101 N. Tracy Blvd., and used the cards to buy stuff at Walmart, which had surveillance footage of the purchase.

6:58 p.m.: A caller’s 14-year-old son was being disrespectful, “tearing up the house,” and “acting out of control” on the 400 block of Leamon Street. The kid took off running on West Fourth Street.

8:14 p.m.: A woman reported she got in a fight with her husband on the 900 block of Christy Court, and complained he spit in her face. The husband told police they were arguing “over his teeth work, as well as the house being clean.” He also told police the “spitting was accidental due to his braces.”

8:50 p.m.: A man said he returned home to the 2000 block of Isabel Virginia Drive to discover his house had been broken into.

9:09 p.m.: Police arrested 56-year-old woman on suspicion of being drunk after she called police, sounding very intoxicated, saying she “wants a girl out of her house.”

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. To anonymously report information about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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September 02, 2009
Probably huntin out on the farms north of Grantline and Tracy Blvd. North of there is an open field and drainage ditches. I'd guess they thought those were canals.
Ornley Gumfudgen
September 02, 2009
Now I know I'm gettin old.

Lived here a long time but didn't know thair was a canal close ta Tracy Blvd an Grant Line. Gonna haf ta check that en out.
September 02, 2009
Was it a PETA member callin in a hunter?

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