Police were dispatched to Larch Road, where the man was last seen jumping over the fence west of the Holiday Inn and was asked to come out from behind some bushes. Police, however, had found what looked like a gun in the backseat of the stopped car, and decided to seal off the area until a police dog could do a search.
The Manteca Police Department’s K-9 unit, however, didn’t find the man, who was described as 5-foot-7, thin, black, wearing a white shirt, black shorts and black high-top shoes.
Police did, however detain a male and female passenger from the four-door black Cadillac. The concealed firearm turned out to be an Airsoft gun that looked like a real weapon.
Tracy police logged 129 calls for service Monday, Jan. 24, including the following reports.
12:55 a.m.: A person reported that an intoxicated man hit the drivethrough sign at Jack in the Box, 1935 W. 11th St., and fled. The suspect, who was driving a light blue Honda minivan, was questioned at his home, and his insurance information was collected. The van had markings on it that were consistent with the sign.
8:11 a.m.: A three-car accident was reported on Tracy Boulevard and Clover Road when a woman driving a white Honda Accord hit a silver Ford Explorer and another vehicle. The Accord and Explorer were towed. No medical attention was required.
8:16 a.m.: A person reported a man in a white Cadillac parked near Central Elementary School, 1370 Parker Ave., was watching children. The person said the man, who was parked kitty-corner from the school, has been seen there before.
10:26 a.m.: A person reported a hit-and-run accident on East and 11th streets. No description was given of the suspect’s vehicle.
2:28 p.m.: A person reported seeing a few teenagers smoking marijuana on the south side of La Costa Restaurant, 240 E. 11th St. The woman, who confronted the teens about it, said one teen was rolling the joints inside Swisher Sweets cigars.
6:43 p.m.: A person reported from Bonfare Market, E. Grant Line Road, that a woman assaulted a man on a Greyhound Bus that was parked in front of the market. The woman was detained by police, but the victim did not press charges.
10:41 p.m.: A man reported seeing two teenagers running from McKinley Elementary School, 800 W. Carlton Way, after he received an alarm call from the school. The suspects broke the back window to the school and tried to run off with a computer. But when the man showed up, the suspects hopped the fence into the park, running toward Chester Drive. They dropped the computer in the park.
• 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.