Police detained four people in the nearby park at gunpoint, and made a high-risk stop of a Dodge van cops believed was associated with the crime.
Two men were arrested, and the van was towed for evidence.
Tracy police received 398 calls for service between Friday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 11. The following is a sample of those reports.
1:05 a.m.: A caller scared away several people who were trying to steal the rims from his car on the 700 block of West Ninth Street.
2:32 a.m.: Medics were called to treat a dog bite on a man at Trail 50, 650 E. 11th St.
8:35 a.m.: Police were called to check on a woman sitting in Lincoln Park with “little clothing” on. Police found she has dementia and was disoriented, and called her husband and son to make sure she would be taken care of.
11:02 a.m.: A caller on the 2400 block of Altoga Avenue said his Yamaha golf cart had been stolen.
1:04 p.m.: Golf clubs, tools and other items were taken from a truck on the 500 block of West 10th Street.
1:51 a.m.: Police checked on a red Ford Mustang in the Orchard Supply Hardware parking lot, 1975 W. 11th St., after a caller reported the driver had a joint in his mouth and was swerving all over the road. Police said there was no marijuana odor near the unoccupied car, but there was an odor of cigarettes.
2:45 p.m.: The driver of a silver pickup was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a caller at MacArthur Drive and Pescadero Avenue reported a truck swerving all over the road. The driver drove from near the Tracy Outlets, onto the freeway and exited onto Tracy Boulevard, where he lost several pieces of lumber from the rear of the truck. Police caught up to the suspect on Ponte Mira Way, where the arrest was made.
4:20 p.m.: Two men made off with two shopping carts full of liquor from the CVS at 3320 N. Tracy Blvd., after threatening to shoot an employee who confronted them, though no weapon was seen.
8:30 p.m.: A report was received for gunshots on the 700 block of West Sixth Street, but police couldn’t find any evidence of a shooting, and someone in the area said the noise sounded like fireworks.
12:27 a.m.: Police received a call for a missing 12-year-old, with the boy’s parent saying the child didn’t return home from One Harmony School, 1501 W. 11th St. The parent said the child had been late getting home before, but usually checked in first, and that he hadn’t been seen at any of his friends’ houses. Police searched for the boy through the morning. The parent told police at about 2:30 p.m. that the child returned home, and the search was called off.
9:57 a.m.: A woman on the 1300 block of Remington Court talked to police about continued harassment from her ex-boyfriend.
10:04 a.m.: A caller told police that a neighbor’s dogs broke through a backyard fence and killed the caller’s small dog on the 1800 block of Duncan Drive.
3:14 p.m.: A juvenile was arrested near Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, after being caught on suspicion of shoplifting.
5:02 p.m.: A small fire and minor damage to a wooden deck and handrail were reported at Williams Middle School, 1600 Tennis Lane.
5:07 p.m.: A suspect was arrested, cited and released on charges of shoplifting at Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road.
8:46 p.m.: A suspected shoplifter was arrested, cited and released at Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road.
11:28 p.m.: A police officer was unable to capture a pair of small dogs that a caller said was causing traffic issues on Corral Hollow Road.
12:36 a.m.: Two men were arrested near the Tracy Garden Apartments on the 2900 block of North Tracy Boulevard, after a caller reported juveniles were vandalizing a fence.
2:29 a.m.: Police couldn’t find any evidence of a shooting in or around Kellogg Park after a caller on Roger Drive reported hearing several gunshots.
9:22 a.m.: Someone at CVS, 3320 N. Tracy Blvd., told police he was worried about a man parked in a truck in front of the store, because the truck had a sunshade on the windshield. The person in the truck turned out to be a private eye.
10:11 a.m.: A citation was issued to a student at Tracy High School, 315 E. 11th St., for a drug-related offense.
10:30 a.m.: A caller from a Tracy elementary school told police that a child had shown up with clear evidence of being hit.
12:18 p.m.: Two girls were in the office for the Institute for Global Commerce and Government, 1904 N. Corral Hollow Road, on suspicion of possessing marijuana.
1:32 p.m.: Two men were reportedly in a fight at 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard, and the caller thought the two might be gang members. Police couldn’t locate them.
2:21 p.m.: Cars were reportedly blocking the road outside Hirsch Elementary School, 1280 Dove Drive.
2:40 p.m.: An off-duty officer detained a man who tried to steal items from Save Mart, 875 S. Tracy Blvd. The man, who had already been warned about trespassing at a Save Mart in town, was arrested.
5:03 p.m.: A caller on the 2400 block of Travao Lane reported someone fraudulently charged $4,000 on a Home Depot account.
5:05 p.m.: A woman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road.
6:14 p.m.: An arrest was made for shoplifting at Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road.
7:09 p.m.: A caller near Taco Bell on the 2800 block of West Grant Line Road were spray-painting cars in the parking lot. Police checked and didn’t find any vehicles that appeared to be vandalized.
7:47 p.m.: Someone was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road.
8:54 p.m.: A caller claimed he was robbed near the corner of Beechnut Avenue and Sequoia Boulevard by a man on a bicycle who was armed with a gun. The man claimed he lost $200.
• 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.