The girl, who was riding her bicycle home from school, was struck by a white SUV as it pulled out of a parking lot near a health club. The girl, who had bruising to her leg and slight damage to her bike, did not see the license plate.
Tracy police officers later discovered that the driver had stopped to ask the girl if she was injured, and she said she was unhurt. The girl was riding on the wrong side of the roadway, police noted.
Tracy police logged 143 calls for service Monday, March 14, including the following reports.
8:59 a.m.: A caller reported that a man was stealing donations left out for veterans at Compton and Presidio places. The caller added that the man, who had parked his green Toyota in front of the address, didn’t know that the items had been intended as a donation, and he returned what he took.
9:35 a.m.: Graffiti was found on windows at Budget Electric, 1204 Holly Drive, not for the first time.
10:20 a.m.: Vandalism was reported at One Harmony School, 1501 W. 11th St. The person offered to gather a report, including information on a suspect.
10:25 a.m.: A man reported that his home and three others were tagged on the 1300 block of Dolores Lane.
11:48 a.m.: A next-door neighbor reported a trespasser in a shed at a home that has been empty for about a year on the 1400 block of Lowell Avenue.
1:51 p.m.: A group of small kittens was reported alongside the roadway near Costco, 3250 W. Grant Line Road, but officers did not find the animals.
4:10 p.m.: A woman reported that someone tried to break in through the side door to her garage on the 400 block of Breckinridge Court. There was some damage to the door. The woman was gone only a short while to pick up her children from school, she said.
4:30 p.m.: A person reported a missing 2½-year-old on the 200 block of Marshall Way. The caller told police the toddler had been gone about 15 minutes and probably got out through the back door, as the older siblings hadn’t locked it. The caller checked up the street, around the block and all through the house before discovering that the child had been playing in a closet all along.
5:23 p.m.: A woman reported that her son’s bicycle was stolen on the 800 block of Christy Court. The son left his blue Tony Hawk bike in front of her sister’s house, she said, and when they returned, it was gone.
5:52 p.m.: A man reported that he was the victim of a hit-and-run at Chevron, 2615 W. Grant Line Road. He said his white Ford Ranger was hit by a white Chevy pickup, and he gave police a license plate number, which was registered to a 2003 GMC pickup from Oakley.
7:45 p.m.: A person reported hearing three gunshots just north of West High School, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.
7:59 p.m.: Someone reported that a teenage boy stole a customer’s bicycle in front of Taco Bell, 915 S. Tracy Blvd. The boy, described as a 17-year-old wearing a black hoodie, a beanie and blue jeans, reportedly headed east on Mount Diablo on the red Schwinn bike. He was last seen heading into the In Shape Health Club parking lot and taking off the black sweatshirt.
• 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.