Witnesses reported that the man parked a silver four-door sedan on the tracks in the area of 11th Street and MacArthur Drive and then walked away on 11th Street at 7:08 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7.
At 7:21 a.m., officers requested that the railroad company be notified the tracks were blocked and to stop any incoming trains. A tow truck was requested two minutes later and was told to hurry up because a train was in the area.
Officers located the driver at 7:29 a.m. and arrested him for allegedly driving under the influence.
At 7:47 a.m., 39 minutes after the first call, officers reported that the tracks were cleared. The driver was taken to San Joaquin County Jail, but was released some time later in the day on Monday, according to the jail website.
Tracy police received 628 calls for service Friday, Jan. 4 to Monday, Jan. 7. The following is a sample of those reports.
1:33 p.m.: Two people were reportedly chased by a dog in the area of Holly Drive and Clover Road. They believed the dog to be a German shepherd. The dog could not be located, and neither person was injured. At 4:53 p.m., a second report was received about a German shepherd running loose in the area. Officers were unable to contain the dog, which got away.
4:49 p.m.: Two black males were reportedly beating up a Latino male on the 800 block of Schulte Road. All three people were gone when police arrived.
3:35 a.m.: Police arrested a 46-year-old man during a pedestrian stop in the area of Parker and Eaton avenues when it was discovered the man had at least three outstanding warrants from the Tracy Police Department. He was taken to San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.
5:11 a.m.: A resident on the 600 block of Alamo Drive reported that a vehicle had been egged, again. It’s unclear how many times this has occurred.
12:07 p.m.: The mistress of a man was allegedly texting and calling him, to the displeasure of his wife. The wife called police to report that the mistress was harassing her husband. Police told the wife that her husband had to make the report himself, since he was being contacted.
6:34 p.m.: Officers arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly struck a police cruiser with a vehicle and then drove away. The crashed occurred in the area of Kavanagh Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard. The driver stopped less than a minute later, the log indicates. No injuries were reported. Police requested the man’s blood be drawn, which is typically done in cases when police suspect driving under the influence.
12:50 p.m.: Police arrested a 25-year-old woman at the Extended Stay, 2526 Pavilion Parkway, for an outstanding warrant from Riverside County for forgery. Officers were called to the hotel when it was reported that the woman took the television out of the room in which she was staying. They checked her identification and found the warrant.
7:28 p.m.: A 32-year-man was arrested outside of a residence on the 800 block of West Sixth Street for allegedly being drunk in public. The man was recently deported and went to the residence to confront a woman he knew. He allegedly threatened to kill her with a knife before officers arrived. He was taken to San Joaquin County Jail. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also put an immigration detainer on the man when he was arrested, which typically keeps a person in jail without bail.
12:06 p.m.: A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing $200 to $300 of power tools from Home Depot, 2461 Naglee Road. The man allegedly was seen running west on Grant Line Road after leaving the business. Officers located the suspect behind a shed on the 3100 block of Grant Line Road, and he reportedly ran across an open field and was caught near Costco. Officers allegedly found a tote bag that was used in the theft, and discovered it was stolen from JC Penney.
1:45 p.m.: A man in the area of Schulte Road and Margarite Street was reportedly seen walking on the sidewalk wearing a bulletproof vest. The vest was actually a workout vest with weights attached.
3 p.m.: Police cited and released a man for battery after he allegedly pushed two men in the face at the Gehrig Framing, 757 W. 11th St. The man is a truck driver and was reportedly involved in an altercation with the two victims when the three men we unloading supplies at the business.
6:44 p.m.: Employees at the am/pm gas station, 550 W. Valpico Road, said a man locked himself into the bathroom and refused to come out. Officers were able to talk the man out and then arrested him for trespassing. He was taken to the San Joaquin County Jail.
• 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.