Police tried to stop the van at Whispering Wind Drive and Tracy Boulevard. The van drove off, ran the stop sign at Linne Road, and headed south along Tracy Boulevard. Police followed the van to where the road dead-ends south of Interstate 580, and then along a dirt road on a private ranch, where the van finally stopped and police pulled the man and woman out of the van out at gunpoint.
Tracy Police turned the woman over the Livermore Police, and had the van towed. The man, who was not believed to be involved with the robbery and kidnapping, was cited and released.
Thursday, Dec. 16
Tracy Police logged 153 calls on Thursday, including the following reports:
7:28 a.m.: Police and an ambulance went to the intersection of 12th and East streets, in front of Tracy High School, after a girl was hit by a Ford F-150. She was conscious and breathing, but still lying on the ground when police arrived and had an injury to her leg. Police took a report.
10:48 p.m.: Emergency crews went to the 1300 block of North Chrisman Road for a report that a car had rolled over and landed in a ditch. The car landed upright in about 1 ½ feet of water, and the driver was not injured.
11:31 a.m.: A person at the California Highway Patrol office, 385 W. Grant Line Rd., had a man detained after a domestic dispute. The man reportedly vandalized the woman’s car because she would not give him money to buy drugs. She decided not to press charges.
12:50 p.m.: Police arrested two teens after a pursuit started on Lammers Road in front of Kimball High School, just south of 11th Street. The report came in as a reckless driver in a blue BMW in the school parking lot. Police also got a report that the BMW left the area and crashed into a Chevrolet Tahoe on Gentry Lane before heading north toward Byron Road. Witnesses told police that three people got out of the car at Byron Road and ran across Clyde Bland Park toward the Chesapeake Bay Apartments at the western end of Lowell Avenue. Police caught two of them, both teenagers, in the apartments and arrested them. The BMW was confirmed to be stolen out of Livermore.
1:01 p.m.: Police went to Millennium High, 51 E. Beverly Place. for a report of a group of teens waiting for a student to get out of school so they could beat him up. They left as soon as they knew that police were on the way.
4:42 p.m.: A woman with a local homeless coalition picked up an apparently homeless woman behind Perko’s at 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard, took her to her house, got her some clean clothes, and then tried to take the woman to the Holiday Inn at 3751 N. Tracy Blvd. At that point the homeless woman refused to get out of the car. They went to five different hotels, where the woman from the homeless coalition offered to pay for a room, but none of the hotels wanted to take the homeless woman. They finally ended up at the police headquarters, where police arrested the 56-year-old homeless woman on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
9:24 p.m.: Someone threw a brick through a window at a house on the 3400 block of Patch Lane and also broke a window on a Ford Explorer. Police learned that it might have something to do with the teenage boy’s recent breakup with his girlfriend. The girl also called police and said the boy called her and blamed her and her friends for the vandalism, but she denied having anything to do with the incident.
9:28 p.m.: A woman on the 00 block of 22nd Street told police that someone came into her house and opened her bedroom door while she was in bed. She ran outside and called police, who arrived to take a report.
10:04 p.m.: Police arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of drug possession after a traffic stop at Highland Avenue and Walnut Street.
10:52 p.m.: Police received a report of a crash between a Chevrolet Caprice and a Toyota Camry at the intersection of Sixth Street and Tracy Boulevard. No serious injuries were reported and both cars had to be towed away.