Tracy Police logged 169 calls on Thursday, including the following reports:
1:58 a.m.: Police checked out a suspicious-looking car, with a man in it, in the parking lot of Auto Zone, 1122 W. 11th St. The officer learned that the alternator in the man’s car stopped working and he had no lights, so he planned to sleep in his car and buy a new alternator in the morning when the auto parts store opened.
5:30 a.m.: A business on the 2200 block of West Grant Line Road was broken into, and the burglar set off the alarm. Police found that the back door was kicked in and the thieves had stolen a safe.
1:34 p.m.: A person saw a big rig back into a 2008 Lexus on the 1800 block of MacArthur Drive. The truck pushed the car about 10 feet before the truck driver drove away. The caller followed the truck to Banta, got the driver to pull over, and police arrived to take the report. The Lexus had to be towed away.
2:57 p.m.: A person reported two teenage boys who appeared to be smoking marijuana at Robert Kenner Park, 1850 W. Kavanagh Avenue. Police checked it out and learned that the boys were smoking flavored tobacco from a hooka.
3:03 p.m.: Police went to a car crash at Prime Outlets, 1005 Pescadero Ave. A Chevrolet Camaro and a Saturn crashed into each other at the mall entrance, but no serious injuries were reported. Both cars had to be towed away.
3:34 p.m.: Two men were seen dumping garbage from a U-Haul truck at the end of Jason Court. They were gone when police arrived. The debris was from a building remodel, and there was nothing in it to indicate specifically where it came from.
9:28 p.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of illegal weapon possession after a traffic stop at 11th Street and Parker Avenue. His Cadillac El Dorado was towed, but not until after police had to go back to the scene to deal with the arrestee’s passengers, who reportedly were causing trouble with the tow truck driver.