A 21-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach Thursday night after he was confronted by a group of gang members on Holly Drive. According to Tracy Police Department dispatch logs, the man called his mother on the phone at 9:15 p.m. and said he thought he had just been stabbed. Another person called police after finding the man, and police called an ambulance for him.
According to Tracy Police Sgt. Tony Sheneman, the victim was walking along Holly Drive near Beverly Place when four teenage boys, all in black, asked if he “banged.” When the man said he didn’t they demanded his phone, and when he didn’t give that up one of them stabbed him once in the stomach. Sheneman said the victim, whose injury was not life-threatening, has no gang affiliation and did not know any of his assailants.
Police searched the area, looked through the downtown and stopped several young men who matched the description of the assailants, but made no arrests.
Tracy Police logged 136 calls on Thursday, including the following reports:
2:57 a.m.: A woman on the 2600 block of Merchant Drive told police that a man was pounding on her front door, and said he wanted her to call police regarding a domestic situation. She told him that police were on their way, and he stayed outside and waited. Police talked to him and took a report. There were no arrests.
9:50 a.m.: Police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Dec. 17 on Mt. Diablo Court. In that case a man met with a couple other men to sell them some auto rims, and the men reportedly pulled a gun and took his money.
11:18 a.m.: Bank of the West, 810 W. Schulte Rd., reported that a man carrying a pair of black shoes came into the bank yelling and screaming, and also threatened bank employees. Police found him as he walked away from the shopping center, and noted that he didn’t have any sort of criminal record, but did appear to have mental issues. Police told him to not return to the bank and let him go.
11:39 a.m.: A man went into a business on the 2200 block of Grant Line Road and asked about a job. Employees at the business told police that man appeared mentally imbalanced, and they worried for a woman who was in a car with the man. Police arrived and found the woman in the car, and she told officers that she was in an argument with the man before he left the area.
12:08 p.m.: Someone at a business on the 2800 block of North Tracy Boulevard told police that an employee had embezzled about $2,000. Police took a report.
1:06 p.m.: Someone at Jack-in-the-Box reported an aggressive panhandler at the business.
3:03 p.m.: A woman in a Dodge four-door got her car stuck on the median island on the 1800 block of West 11th Street between Safeway and McDonald’s. A tow truck had to pull her car off of the island.
3:19 p.m.: Police received a report of an aggressive panhandler blocking the door of the 7-11 store, 2360 W. Grant Line Rd. Store employees say he loiters in front of the store every day. He was gone when police arrived.
4:34 p.m.: Police arrested two suspected shoplifters at Sears, 3350 Naglee Rd. One of the men was wanted on a warrant for a previous arrest for possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property. The other was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of illegal drugs.