Police Log: Chase leads to arrest
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One of four people reportedly riding in a silver Toyota reportedly threw an object at the driver of a 1977 Chevy pickup at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The Chevy’s driver followed the subjects Tracy Boulevard, Valpico Road and Glenbriar Drive as they reportedly ran at least one stop sign. Police detained at least two people, one at gunpoint, and made an arrest for vandalism.

Tracy police received 632 calls from Thursday, Jan. 31, to Sunday, Feb. 3. The following is a sample of those reports.


1:15 a.m.: The driver of a burgundy Ford Escort was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after the car crashed into a fire hydrant near the intersection of MacArthur and Pescadero drives. Blood was drawn from the 28-year-old man at the scene.

4:11 a.m.: Police arrested a 41-year-old man on the 200 block of Diego Lane after he allegedly threw a gun at a woman and told her to kill him. The man reportedly picked up the gun after throwing it and was inside a house with a 3-year-old child when the woman called police, according to the police log. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

5:10 p.m.: Police arrested an 18-year-old for alleged drug violations on the 100 block of West Carlton Way. A caller expressed concern for the well-being of a child at the residence because of the alleged drug activity.

8:37 p.m.: A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was reportedly seen passed out in the drive-thru lane of the Jack in the Box at 3400 N. MacArthur Drive.


9:02 a.m.: An 18-year-old was released to her mother after being arrested for allegedly slashing the tires of a car on the 1800 block of Groveview Way.

1:41 p.m.: Police arrested someone of unknown age for disorderly conduct on the 100 block of East 12th Street after a caller said she was asked to pick up her 25-year-old daughter, who has bipolar disorder, by the daughter’s boyfriend.

2:08 p.m.: A woman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at Target, 2800 Naglee Road.


2:08 a.m.: A man, described as Latino, allegedly ran out of the Quik Stop, 1153 Lincoln Blvd., with two cases of beer before paying. He reportedly put the case in a waiting vehicle and continued to run down a nearby alley. Officers were unable to locate the man or the vehicle, which allegedly drove away when the beer was put inside.

12:10 p.m.: A school resource officer with the Tracy Police Department was requested to speak at Tracy High, 315 E. 11th St., about safe driving habits in the parking lot of the school.

2:23 p.m.: About 20 teenagers at Dr. Powers Park, 900 W. Lowell Ave., were allegedly fighting. The crowd dispersed minutes later, and no report was taken by officers.

9:50 p.m.: The victim of a gunshot wound took himself to the emergency room at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd. When officers arrived, they found the man with a wound in his shoulder. The man wouldn’t provide any details as to how he was shot. A report was sent to Alameda and Contra Costa counties, since the incident could have happened outside Tracy.


2:25 p.m.: Police arrested a 29-year-old man during a security check of the 2300 block of Holly Drive. The man was wanted for an outstanding warrant from the California Department of Corrections.

5:01 p.m.: Officers responded to the 1200 block of Tony Stuitt Court for a reported burglary. Three people were allegedly seen climbing through the second-story window of a house. When officers arrived, they spoke with the homeowner’s daughter, who said she was having friends over but denied any of them climbed through the window. A second-story window was seen open when officers arrived, the log notes. No report was taken.

5:42 p.m.: A resident in the area of East Street and Hollywood Avenue complained that several cats in the neighborhood have recently gone missing, including her own. She believes a neighbor is killing the cats and then “smoking them in his smoker shortly after (since the smoker goes off after a cat goes missing),” the log states. The resident said that earlier that day, her son saw the man luring a brown cat with into the alley with something, and that later in the afternoon, the son saw the man picking up a brown furry “thing” from the alley.

7:34 p.m.: Police arrested a 19-year-old man during a pedestrian stop outside of the Department of Motor Vehicles, for outstanding warrants from the Tracy Police Department.

• 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. All those arrested are assumed innocent until proven guilty, and charges may have been dropped or added as of publication. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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