Division Chief Andrew Kellogg said the department received the a call about the fire at 8:44 p.m. Crews arriving on scene found smoke pouring from the garage and light smoke coming from the roof of a home at 1465 Birch Ave.
Neighbors reported the fire, as the residents were not home battle the fire, Kellogg said.
Kellogg said the fire did not spread into the house, and crews pushed the fire back through the front of the garage, limiting the damage caused.
Kellogg said preliminary damage estimates are $45,000 for the structure and $25,000 for the contents. No one was injured.
Kellogg said the fire’s cause is under investigation.
Tracy police received 446 calls for service Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. The following is a sample of those calls.
12:48 a.m.: Disorderly conduct led to an arrest near Jack in the Box, 611 W. Grant Line Road.
4:39 a.m.: Police warned a naked man who was sleeping inside a car in the Park and Ride lot at 2650 Naglee Road.
11:22 a.m.: A burned-out car that also had two tires slashed was towed from the 400 block of West Beverly Place.
2:46 p.m.: A caller from CVS, 1885 W. 11th St., said a man was drinking an 18-pack of beer in front of the store and refused to leave. Police arrested him on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
8:23 p.m.: A caller said a neighbor was causing a problem on the 1100 block of Johnson Court, and police warned the people involved in the argument.
9:06 p.m.: Several large “booms” were reported by someone in the area of Mount Diablo Avenue and Tracy Boulevard, but police didn’t find anything pointing to the cause of the noises.
10:08 p.m.: A man suspected of hitting his wife in central Tracy led police on a chase through the southwest part of town after officers found a car matching the description of the suspect’s on Kagehiro Drive. Police reported that the man hopped at least one backyard fence before they warned him a dog would be released. The California Highway Patrol sent a helicopter to assist in the chase. Police eventually found and arrested a man who was in the yard of a nearby home on the 1900 block of Kagehiro Drive.
12:34 a.m.: A man, reportedly with a beer and a pocket knife next to him, was seen passed out on the sidewalk by a caller on the 200 block of West Grant Line Road. Police made an arrest for suspicion of being drunk in public.
1:01 a.m.: Police arrested a driver on suspicion of DUI after stopping a car on the corner of 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road.
7:55 a.m.: Organizers of a swim meet at West High School were warned about loud music coming from speakers set up for the event.
12:27 p.m.: A maid at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd., reported finding a hand gun that had been left behind in a vacated room.
1:12 p.m.: Police arrested a man on the 1800 block of West 11th Street who was standing around without his pants on.
1:14 p.m.: Graffiti was reported on a camper shell on the 400 block of Acacia Street.
2:14 p.m.: Someone was detained on suspicion of petty theft at Macy’s, 3400 Naglee Road.
4:14 p.m.: Extra patrols were requested by a business on the 2300 block of East Street that had its garbage, including hazardous materials, spread by a Dumpster-diver.
7:01 p.m.: A man, woman and two children reportedly stole about 120 pieces of clothing worth $3,600 from Aeropostale, 3200 Naglee Road Ste. 254, by stashing them in a baby stroller they brought into the store. The caller, however, had no more info about the alleged theft.
9:53 p.m.: Animal control impounded a large pit bull that was inside a house on the 4300 block of Lindsey Lane that the owner said was supposed to be vacant. Police found the dog inside, with the doors unlocked and windows open.
12:50 a.m.: Police checked the area around the 300 block of West Court for what a caller described as a laser light that was being shined in the windows of her residence. Police were unable to locate the source of the alleged light.
7:16 a.m.: A 28-year-old man who seen driving erratically was arrested on the eastbound side of Interstate 205, just west of Tracy Boulevard. The man was allegedly panhandling at Chevron, 2615 W. Grant Line Road, before customers reportedly witnessed him drive away.
8:59 a.m.: A green Acura Integra was reported stolen from the parking lot of Garden Apartments, 2926 N. Tracy Blvd. Police are investigating.
9:24 a.m.: Medical assistance was given to a man who was lying motionless in the grass in the area of Byron Road and Belconte Drive.
10:12 a.m.: Police are investigating the reported theft of a gold Pontiac Aztec on the 1200 block of Gentry Court.
2:56 p.m.: A man was arrested on the 900 block of North Central Avenue for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant from Tracy police. He was allegedly seen panhandling outside of the Mi Esperanza market when police were called.
3:51 p.m.: Police arrested a 54-year-old for suspicion of driving under the influence in the area of Grant Line Road and Parker Avenue. The driver allegedly hit the center median in a gray Nissan Sentra as she tried to turn north on Holly Drive.
8:33 p.m.: Several teenagers were seen shooting a BB gun at birds in the area of Ray Harvey Drive and Sycamore Parkway. Police issued a warning to the minors to put away the gun.
9:12 p.m.: Fireworks were reported heard in the area of Tanya Lane and Windsong Drive. Police were unable to locate their source.
11:58 p.m.: Police issued a warning to a residence on the 2300 block of Shenandoah Street for a loud party.
• 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.