Five people were injured when an SUV crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a car around 6 a.m. on Highway 4 near Middle River Bridge on Wednesday, Aug. 8, the California Highway Patrol reported.
According to the CHP, a Toyota 4-Runner driven by Laura Lopez, 25, of Corning was traveling west when she crossed the double-yellow line and crashed head-on into a Honda Civic driven by Benjamin Ueda, 46, of Discovery Bay.
Witnesses told CHP that Lopez passed as many as 11 vehicles before the crash, CHP spokesman Adam Sheldon said.
Sustaining major injuries in the crash were Lopez, Ueda and his passenger, David Valarde, 44, also of Discovery Bay.
Lopez and Valarde were flown by medical helicopters to regional hospitals, while Ueda and 4-Runner passengers Marco Rodriguez, 21, and a 17-year-old boy were taken by ground ambulances to area hospitals.
The two 4-Runner passengers reportedly sustained moderate injuries.
Sheldon said officers intend to cite Lopez for driving without a license and crossing the double-yellow line.
An update on those flown by medical helicopter was not available Wednesday afternoon.
2:21 a.m.: Someone on the 600 block of Alden Glen Drive reported a naked woman screaming along the side of the road. An officer arrived and stopped a man who was running north along Alden Glen Drive. It turned out to be a medical issue, and one of the people — it was unclear which one — was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.
3:01 a.m.: Tracy police went to Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd., for a report of a loud party. Police arrived and arrested a 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman on suspicion of being drunk in public. They were taken to San Joaquin County Jail, where they were both booked and released.
6:52 a.m.: Police went to a home at the northwest part of town after a man reported that his stepdaughter had just broken her mother’s nose with a punch to the face. The man handcuffed the teenage girl and waited for police to arrive. The girl, who reportedly had been drinking, was taken to juvenile hall.
9:30 a.m.: A man at Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run, told police that a woman sent him text messages threatening to “tarnish his reputation with the school district.” Police found out who the woman is and advised her to stop texting the man.
10:08 a.m.: A landlord at an apartment complex on the 300 block of West Eaton Avenue told police that someone broke in the front door of one of the apartments. The landlord didn’t have much information about the person who broke the door, and while the tenant did not want to report the incident, the landlord wanted police to take a report.
11:45 a.m.: Police called an ambulance for someone with a leg injury after a crash between a car and a bicyclist at Corral Hollow and Schulte roads.
2:22 p.m.: Police went to the 200 block of West 10th Street for a report of a man taking off his pants. Police arrested an 82-year-old man on suspicion of being drunk in public.
4:45 p.m.: A woman on the 100 block of East Mount Diablo Avenue wanted police to check out a man who she thinks is watching her, as he has repeatedly driven past her house. Police investigated and determined that the 83-year-old man wasn’t doing anything unusual.
6:54 p.m.: Police arrested a 49-year-old man on the 2800 block of Hidden Valley Court on a Sacramento County warrant for a previous charge of indecent exposure. Police took him to San Joaquin County Jail.
7:47 p.m.: Police arrested a 23-year-old woman on the 900 block of Taft Avenue on a warrant for previous charges of burglary, theft and providing false information to police. She was taken to San Joaquin County Jail.
8:13 p.m.: Police stopped a teenager walking near East and 22nd streets and arrested the teen on suspicion of drug possession and on suspicion of altering an imitation firearm to make it look like a real firearm. The youth was taken to juvenile hall.
8:46 p.m.: Police checked a house on the 1500 block of Annie Way after someone reported the front doors were wide open. Police learned that the resident was in Lathrop and on his way. Upon his arrival, police arrested the 36-year-old man on suspicion of possessing a stolen motorcycle. He was taken to San Joaquin County Jail, where he was booked and released.
9:29 p.m.: Someone reported a possible drunken driver at Grant Line and Paradise roads. Police found the car at Sunset Liquors on the corner of Grant Line Road and Parker Avenue and arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving and drug possession. His car was towed, and the man was taken to San Joaquin County Jail, where he was booked and released.
11:05 p.m.: A woman on the 1600 block of Stags Leap Lane said a family member with a gun threatened other family members. Police detained a man at gunpoint on Stags Leap Lane just east of Alden Glen Drive, and another at gunpoint on Alden Glen Drive just north of Stags Leap Lane. Police looked for another man who was reportedly involved but did not find him. It turned out to be a family argument over drug use, and the father reportedly would not cooperate with police. There were no arrests.
• 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.