Police found one man allegedly connected to the incident in a backyard about 10 minutes after the original call, following a chase over fences and through backyards. San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department deputies and California Highway Patrol officers, plus a Tracy police dog, joined the search for the other man who was allegedly responsible for the crimes. He was found on Sycamore Parkway about an hour after the call.
Officers recovered a Pontiac Vibe that had been reported stolen out of Livermore, and noted that the man driving the car nearly ran over someone.
Police arrested two men, Julius Terrel Gibson, 19, and Fernando Armenta, 20, who both face multiple felony charges, including street terrorism and possession of stolen property. Gibson also faces felony assault, burglary and auto theft charges, plus a misdemeanor drunken driving charge. They were booked into San Joaquin County Jail and await a court hearing in Manteca on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Tracy police received 398 calls for service Friday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 11. The following is a sample of those calls.
1:30 a.m.: A man on the 2100 block of Standridge Road told police that a vicious pit bull was after his cat and trying to get in his house.
1:59 a.m.: Tracy police arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving after he reportedly crashed his car into a parked car on the 1600 block of Lincoln Boulevard. A witness told police that the man tried to drive away but his car was too badly damaged. His car was towed, and the man was taken to San Joaquin County Jail, where he was booked and released.
5 p.m.: A 29-year-old man was arrested after a traffic stop at Sixth Street and Tracy Boulevard. He faces charges of possessing concentrated cannabis, and was sent to San Joaquin County Jail pending a Wednesday, Nov. 14, court hearing in Manteca.
5:07 p.m.: Police arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving and driving on a suspended license following a traffic stop on the 2900 block of North MacArthur Drive. The man was taken to San Joaquin County Jail, where he was booked and released.
6:52 p.m.: A woman reported that her son had just been robbed at gunpoint of his phone by a man in a dark car near the intersection of Corral Hollow Road and Alegre Drive. Police found the car, a silver Cadillac, in the shopping center nearby, and also found an iPhone and a gun in the car, but no suspect. The gun turned out to be reported stolen, and police towed the car for further investigation.
11:59 p.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old man on warrants following a traffic stop at Corral Hollow Road and Lowell Avenue. The man was taken to San Joaquin County Jail, where he was booked and released. His car was towed.
12:09 a.m.: A man near the skate park at 299 W. Grant Line Road alleged he was robbed of $200 by two men with handguns. The man’s phone disconnected after he said it was running out of battery life, and police could not locate the victim or the alleged robbers. The victim contacted police from a market on Parker Avenue at 2:15 a.m., according to the police log, but the man once again could not be found.
7:50 a.m.: Police found a blue Chevy Cobalt that was reported stolen on the corner of Pescadero Avenue and MacArthur Drive.
2:09 p.m.: A customer of Raley’s, 2550 S. Tracy Blvd., claimed harassment by a picketing employee. Police found nothing wrong at the scene of the protest.
3:38 p.m.: At least three people were arrested for felony burglary after workers at several stores at Tracy Outlets, 1005 Pescadero Ave., reported a group of four people going in and out of various stores, stealing items and dumping them in a car’s trunk before hitting another store. Police stopped a car identified as the one being used in the alleged thefts and had an employee from Casual Male look over the allegedly stolen clothing. One of the three people arrested for the alleged burglary was also charged with conspiracy and was found to have a warrant out from Santa Clara County. All three were booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp, and will face a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in San Joaquin Superior Court in Manteca.
7:57 p.m.: Phony transactions on a person’s credit card were reported at several stores in Tracy, including Walmart, Bath and Body Works and Best Buy. The victim said all the stores have been contacted and might have video footage of the person responsible.
11:56 p.m.: A white Ford Mustang was towed after a caller reported a car matching that description doing donuts near Manley and Ogden Sannazor drives.
1:39 a.m.: Someone reported water gushing from a fire hydrant on the 200 block of Gandy Dancer Drive. A car had apparently crashed into the hydrant, but was gone when police arrived.
3:30 a.m.: A woman on the 1400 block of Linda Place told police that a man knocked on her door and said he wanted a ride home because it was raining. The man reportedly started cursing at her when she turned down his request.
5:30 a.m.: A man on the 2800 block of Ponte Mira way told police that someone stole his car after he left it running to warm up. Police took a report.
9:21 a.m.: Police arrested a person who reportedly stole a case of beer from the am/pm [b1] at 550 Valpico Road. Police recovered the beer and cited the suspect.
9:37 a.m.: Police received a report that a man had shot his roommate in the head with a BB gun. The victim reportedly refused medical attention at first, even though the BB was still embedded in his head. Police called an ambulance for him anyway after the victim appeared to be dizzy. Police got a description of the suspect, and noted that he would be subject to arrest on an existing warrant whether or not the BB gun victim pressed charges.
4:03 p.m.: Police arrested a man in connection with an alleged theft at Home Depot, 2461 Naglee Road. The 24-year-old man was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of felony burglary and attempted burglary, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held on $253,000 bail pending a Wednesday, Nov. 14, court hearing in Manteca.
4:08 p.m.: Police heard from a third party that someone had tried to rob the Subway restaurant at 959 S. Tracy Blvd. Police confirmed a man with his shirt pulled up over his face had handed a note to a store employee and ran out the door. It was unclear if he got away with any money.
5:22 p.m.: A car and a small pickup reportedly crashed at the intersection of Grant Line Road and Joe Pombo Parkway. No serious injuries were reported, but at least one of the vehicles was towed away.
6:54 p.m.: People reported aggressive picketers in front of Raley’s, 2550 S. Tracy Blvd. One man told police that a woman with a sign jumped in front of his car, forcing him to swerve. Another man said a woman swung a sign at the windshield of his car. The picketers reportedly told police that they were just trying to stop traffic after a bicyclist fell in the roadway.
7:17 p.m.: Police stopped a van at gunpoint near the intersection of Emerson and Parker avenues after it was identified as the getaway vehicle involved in an alleged theft at Save Mart, 2005 N. Tracy Blvd. Police learned that someone reportedly stole a case of beer before the van sped away from the store. Two people in the van were detained, another reportedly ran away, and police recovered the beer. One woman was cited at the scene, and police took a report.
• 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.