Police Log: Woman suspects bail request was scam
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Oct 15, 2010 | 5372 views | 6 6 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A woman called police at 3:48 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, to report that she got a call from Niagra Falls, Canada, with a man claiming that her 21-year-old granddaughter had been arrested on drug and traffic violations, and needed $6,000 bail. The woman questioned the man but he could not describe the granddaughter and eventually hung up. She gave police a phone number, and wanted an investigator to follow up to see if this was a scam.

Tracy Police logged 141 calls Thursday, including the following reports:

• 12:23 a.m.: Police checked out a Honda Civic at Morris Phelps Drive and Schulte Road where a man appeared to be passed out in the driver’s seat. Police gave the 22-year-old man a field sobriety test and then arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving. He was taken to county jail and his car was towed.

• 5:33 a.m.: Tracy police and the Tracy Fire Department responded to the parking lot of Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St., for a report of a car fire. It turned out the car had overheated and caught fire.

• 8:15 a.m.: A man on the 400 block of East Mt. Diablo Avenue told police that his Chevrolet Venture van had been stolen some time during the night. He called police about an hour later and said he found the van. Someone apparently had taken it, and then parked it around the corner from his house.

• 8:48 a.m.: A person on the 400 block of East Sixth Street asked police to keep an eye out for a neighbor, who reportedly looks through windows at women in their homes.

• 2:20 p.m.: Police went to West High School, 1775 W. Lowell Ave., to arrest a 16-year-old student who reportedly was caught with drugs on campus.

• 3:28 p.m.: Police responded to the 500 block of West 10th Street for a report of a car crash. A woman reportedly hit her head, but refused medical attention. A van involved in the crash was towed away.

• 5 p.m.: Two people were taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., after a car crash at the intersection of English Oaks Avenue and Whispering Wind Drive. One of the injured was a child, who was in the front seat without a seat belt, according to a witness.

• 8:03 p.m.: Police got a call from a man on the 400 block of East Beverly Place who claimed that his neighbor threatened his wife. Over the course of 15 minutes, the man detailed a lifelong history with the neighbor, who reportedly sits in his driveway, listens to loud music, is rude to everybody in the neighborhood, and as many times as he’s called police they still won’t do anything about it. Police informed the man that his neighbor hadn’t committed any crimes, and if the man didn’t want to press charges or take out a restraining order there was nothing further that police could do.

• 8:13 p.m.: A woman went to Tracy police headquarters and said that her husband’s truck was missing after the man was found on the ground Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, and taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. The man was still in intensive care, and police did not have any record of an incident where a man was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday morning. The woman said she would check with the hospital find out where he was found and who brought him to the hospital.

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



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klv
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October 18, 2010
• 8:48 a.m.: A person on the 400 block of East Sixth Street asked police to keep an eye out for a neighbor, who reportedly looks through windows at women in their homes.

A subsequent memo was issued, that any applicants "who could wear a patch over one eye" would receive undisclosed compensation "for a physically challenged assignment."

klv
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October 18, 2010
Sneaky;

That's an interesting technicality:

However I suppose once you're asked to step-out and participate in the field sobriety test you are actually "in public"?

It's a bit of an extension that the same logic apply to (potentially operating a vehicle - while under the influence) being in/ around a vehicle (although parked) within the boundaries of a city, state, federally owned roadway, etc..

I suppose they could have told him to move along which as soon as he pulls out -there's the DUI. Or take the keys and make him walk home -there's the "drunk in public."

Remember I think the courts mantra nowadays is "Zero Tolerance"?

On the other fortheunderdog post it seems that this neighbor's behavior is escalating into physical threats against women?

...and whatever happened to the old law pertaining to 'disturbing the peace'?

Slap some paperwork on this guy, since it would appear things are getting worse..?
Sneaky
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October 17, 2010


"8:15 a.m.: A man on the 400 block of East Mt. Diablo Avenue told police that his Chevrolet Venture van had been stolen some time during the night. He called police about an hour later and said he found the van. Someone apparently had taken it, and then parked it around the corner from his house."

Cant blame the theif. I wouldnt want a Chevy Venture either. He must not have known how bad it was until after he drove it a bit.

fortheunderdog:

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Or...they could have arrested him for 647f...drunk in public."

I would hope not. If you are in your own car I would not call that a public place.

fortheunderdog
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October 17, 2010
storkfmny,

There's a vehicle code section, 40300.5, that allows a peace officer to arrest a person if they have "reasonable cause to believe that the person had been driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or any drug, or under the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and any drug when any of the following exists:

(a) The person is involved in a traffic accident.

(b) The person is observed in or about a vehicle that is obstructing a roadway.

(c) The person will not be apprehended unless immediately arrested.

(d) The person may cause injury to himself or herself or damage property unless immediately arrested.

(e) The person may destroy or conceal evidence of the crime unless immediately arrested."

Or...they could have arrested him for 647f...drunk in public.

fortheunderdog
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October 17, 2010
"• 8:03 p.m.: Police got a call from a man on the 400 block of East Beverly Place who claimed that his neighbor threatened his wife. Over the course of 15 minutes, the man detailed a lifelong history with the neighbor, who reportedly sits in his driveway, listens to loud music, is rude to everybody in the neighborhood, and as many times as he’s called police they still won’t do anything about it. Police informed the man that his neighbor hadn’t committed any crimes, and if the man didn’t want to press charges or take out a restraining order there was nothing further that police could do."

It sounds like the neighbor who is causing all this trouble has an elevator that doesn't reach the top floor.
storkfmny
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October 16, 2010
• 12:23 a.m.: Police checked out a Honda Civic at Morris Phelps Drive and Schulte Road where a man appeared to be passed out in the driver’s seat. Police gave the 22-year-old man a field sobriety test and then arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving. He was taken to county jail and his car was towed.

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Now that's a real trick, driving while you're passed out.

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• 8:15 a.m.: A man on the 400 block of East Mt. Diablo Avenue told police that his Chevrolet Venture van had been stolen some time during the night. He called police about an hour later and said he found the van. Someone apparently had taken it, and then parked it around the corner from his house.

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Picky car thieves!

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• 8:48 a.m.: A person on the 400 block of East Sixth Street asked police to keep an eye out for a neighbor, who reportedly looks through windows at women in their homes.

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Neighborhood watch group?

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• 8:13 p.m.: A woman went to Tracy police headquarters and said that her husband’s truck was missing after the man was found on the ground Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, and taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. The man was still in intensive care, and police did not have any record of an incident where a man was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday morning. The woman said she would check with the hospital find out where he was found and who brought him to the hospital.

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