The caller said the gunman and another man started running toward the caller’s house, but started to jump fences when the police arrived. Police captured one man, but he was not the gunman.
Police searched the area, but the alleged gunman escaped. He was described as a black man, 6-feet 2-inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with tattoos on both arms.
Tracy police received 146 calls for service Monday, Aug. 29. The following is a sample of those calls.
1:46 a.m.: A store clerk reported a man was aggressively begging for money from customers at 7-Eleven, 455 W. Grant Line Road. She said the man refused to leave. Police checked the area, but they were unable to find him.
2:18 a.m.: A store clerk called to report two men stole beer from Quik Stop, 1153 Lincoln Blvd.
2:47 a.m.: A woman called to report people were in Lincoln Park with flashlights.
4:50 a.m.: A caller reported someone stole a catalytic converter from his Dodge on the 2300 block of Joseph Damon Court.
4:51 a.m.: A caller saw two men load a Jet Ski into the back of a truck on the 200 block of Ramona Way. Police checked and discovered a white trailer was also taken.
7:03 a.m.: A woman called to report someone trying to get into her house on the 1800 block of Kagehiro Drive. She told police she heard a noise and saw a shadow in her backyard. She said someone tried to open her backdoor, and she ran upstairs with her two daughters and their dog. She said she could hear something drop on the first floor. Police arrived and found the sliding door open, but a check of the house revealed no intruder.
10:07 a.m.: A caller reported the new owners of her house took her belongings on the 1400 block of Poppy Hills Lane. She said she was still living there at the time.
10:08 a.m.: A caller requested extra patrols for someone living in a vacant house on the 2600 block of Ponte Mira Way. He said it appeared someone was going there at night.
10:19 a.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old woman for brandishing a weapon on the 300 block of West 23rd Street. The arrest came after a caller said his granddaughter pulled a knife on him and his grandson.
11:16 a.m.: A caller reported someone stole her 1999 Chevy Suburban on the 400 block of East Mt Diablo Avenue. She told police her son took it without her permission.
11:36 a.m.: A business clerk called to report someone broke into the All Star Tow yard at 503 W. Larch Road and broke into a few vehicles.
12:30 p.m.: A caller reported someone a pair of catalytic converters off his vehicle on the 1400 block of Lincoln Boulevard.
1:05 p.m.: A caller reported a bike being hit by a truck at MacArthur Drive and Pescadero Avenue. The truck driver told police he was coming off the eastbound Interstate-205 off-ramp when the woman rode her bicycle in front of him. She told the driver she was late for her fishing trip. He said the woman told him she was uninjured and rode away.
1:05 p.m.: A caller reported a bicycle was stolen from Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run.
1:29 p.m.: A car dealer called to report a 2011 Ford Fiesta was sold to a customer under fraudulent terms at Tracy Ford, 3500 Auto Plaza Way. Police are investigating.
1:52 p.m.: A store clerk called to report graffiti on the side of Rite Aid building at 599 E. Valpico Road.
4:15 p.m.: A caller on the 4400 block of Glenbrook Drive reported someone threatened his daughter on Facebook. He told police he was going to notify Tracy High School officials.
6:15 p.m.: A caller reported someone broke into his Yukon in the parking lot of Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road.
6:20 p.m.: A woman called to report someone stole the muffler from her truck on the 2900 block of Dixon Court.
6:27 p.m.: A woman charged with petty theft at JC Penney, 3100 Naglee Road, was arrested and booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp because of her four prior arrests.
7:07 p.m.: A caller reported someone stole items out of her house on the 1900 block of Pagoda Court. She told police her 25-year-old son left the door unlocked when he went for a walk.
8:27 p.m.: A caller said a woman asked him to pick up her motorcycle on the 4200 block of Oakridge Drive. He said he picked it up, but then he found out that she was reporting it stolen for the insurance money. He said he had the motorcycle in storage, but he doesn’t want to be involved in insurance fraud.
9:18 p.m.: A caller reported a man jumped into his pickup while his daughter was inside alone, after he went inside Save Mart, 1950 W. 11th St. He told police he left the truck running with the 6-year-old inside and the man jumped into the passenger side. He said the man jumped out of the truck after the girl screamed. The man was last seen getting into a nearby truck. Police reported the man was likely trying to steal the truck and probably didn’t know the girl was inside.
10:27 p.m.: A caller reported a house with a loud generator in the backyard on the 3300 block of Strawberry Place. Police checked and found a posting “pool being monitored by San Joaquin County Mosquito Board.” The pool water was being pumped out by a generator into Thoming Park. Police shut down the generator and code enforcement notified.
• 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. Charges may have been added or dropped as of press time, and all suspects are assumed innocent until proven guilty. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.