Police Log: Man found in street with head injury
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Police responded to the 400 block of East Eaton Avenue for a report of two men fighting. Officers arrived at the scene to learn the commotion was from a large party, and found a man lying in the street with a head injury.

The man refused medical attention, according to the police log.

One of the men involved — it was unclear which one — had to be wrapped up in a full-body restraint as police arrested him on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly. The 32-year-old man also faces a felony charge of resisting arrest.

Tracy police received 634 calls for service Friday, May 17 through Monday, May 20. The following is a sampling of those calls.


6:37 a.m.: A motel clerk said a former guest that was arguing with the staff at the Microtel Inn, 861 W. Clover Road, was seen trying to get in through a window. He was last seen walking away from the hotel.

8:30 a.m.: The windows of a business on the 600 block of West 11th Street were reportedly broken.

8:38 a.m.: A school official called to say that someone broke several windows and tried to get into a classroom at Traina School at 4256 Windsong Drive. Nothing was reported missing.

8:59 a.m.: A woman said someone broke into her son’s car and stole his stereo and car parts on the 1500 block of Joseph Menusa Lane.

11:15 a.m.: Police arrested a 20-year-old man for drug possession at Lincoln Park, 170 E. Eaton Ave. The arrest occurred after a caller reported a man harassing people at the park.

4:00 p.m.: Police arrested a 31-year-old man for an unknown reason at West Valley Bowl, 2365 East St. The arrest occurred after someone reported a man talking to himself and pacing near the business.

7:32 p.m.: Items were reported stolen from a building under renovations at 31 W. 10th St. The caller said an air-conditioning unit and other items were missing.


1:23 p.m.: A store clerk at Verizon Wireless said a man stole four cellphones from the business at 1863 W. 11th St. He said the man left in an unknown direction.

4:09 p.m.: A caller said there was water running from a vacant house for two days on the 1300 block of Merced Way. Police checked and found a broken water main.


10:46 p.m.: About 50 people, according to one caller, had gathered near the intersection of Golden Leaf Lane and Pepperwood Court to watch cars burning rubber in the roadway. Police arrived and ordered that a Buick Regal be impounded because of a registration violation.

11:25 p.m.: Police went to the 1500 block of Swarthout Court after someone reported that a drunk man was driving up and down the street. Another person reported that about 40 people were fighting in the street. Police arrived and arrested two men and a woman for allegedly being drunk and disorderly.


1:07 a.m.: Police went to the intersection of 11th and B streets for a report of a fight between two young men. Police arrested them both for allegedly being drunk and disorderly.

4:40 p.m.: Police went to the intersection of Corral Hollow and Grant Line roads for a report of a Corvette high-centered on the median barrier. Police noted that the teenage driver had apparently been burning rubber and spinning the car before running up on the median.

5:12 p.m.: Someone at Tracy Self Storage, 250 W. Valpico Road, reported that a security guard was chasing two women who had just crashed a car into a tree. A citizen stopped one of the women, and officers and a police dog searched for the other, who ran off to hide in some nearby bushes. One of the women, age 32, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and warrants for previous theft-related offenses. The other, age 33, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property, auto theft and hit-and-run. Both women were held in San Joaquin County Jail pending a Friday court hearing in Manteca.

7:24 p.m.: Someone reported a man on the ground at the intersection of Cherry Blossom and Wheat lanes. Police learned that he was the victim of an ice cream truck robbery and 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. 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.

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