A caller at 2:58 a.m. Saturday reported an opossum loose inside his house on the 2500 block of Pebble Creek Court. He said the last time he saw it, the animal was on the top of the door to his home office. He called back at 4:24 a.m. and said the animal had been extracted.
Tracy police received 1,271 calls for service from July 31 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.
4:04 a.m.: A caller reported her daughter’s former boyfriend was trying to get into her house through a window using a ladder on the 300 block of Nelson Lane. He was gone before police arrived.
7:54 a.m.: A caller reported someone throwing cheese into her backyard for the last two weeks to possibly poison her dog on the 200 block of Ridgeview Drive.
10:24 a.m.: A caller reported her 20-year-old son was robbed by a man in a red car on the 1100 block of Lincoln Boulevard. She said her son was outside with her belongings and a man and woman drove up to him. She said they knocked him down and kicked him, taking all of the belongings. The mother and son refused to answer questions and the incident is under investigation.
10:35 a.m.: A caller reported he fired an employee because he was taking ATVs in trade for a new car, but paying for the ATVS in cash himself at Tracy Toyota at 2895 Naglee Road. He said the business has the ATVs and the paperwork as when they fired the employee he didn’t take them. Police determined it was a civil matter and not embezzlement.
1:22 p.m.: Police arrested a 25-year-old man for two unknown outstanding warrants following a traffic stop near Bessie Avenue and West 12th Street.
2:52 p.m.: A caller reported three men fighting in front of Starbucks at 2610 S. Tracy Blvd. The victim was seen getting into a bus. A witness said the men were arguing with the man for his panhandling. The witness said the beggar tried to walk away, but he was surrounded by several Middle Eastern men. The beggar reportedly struck one of the men in the face and ran away. Police talked to the victim and he confirmed the story given by the witness.
3:10 p.m.: A caller reported a man sent her 12-year-old daughter his naked pictures on the 100 block of Elysian Court several months ago. Police are investigating.
9:28 p.m.: Police arrested a 22-year-old man for an unknown violation and impounded his vehicle near Naglee Road and Pavilion Parkway.
6:12 a.m.: A caller reported that someone slashed all four tires on a truck and keyed the outside of a car on the 2600 block of Holly Drive.
7:16 a.m.: A caller reported that someone took part of his dentures at New Hope Care Center, 2586 Buthmann Ave. A nurse told police several partial dentures had been found overnight, but the staff hadn’t yet reviewed photos to match them to the owners. Police received another call at 9:28 a.m. saying that the staff had found all of the dentures.
12:46 p.m.: A caller reported two women in a car driving around slowly near Eastlake Circle and Eastlake Drive. Police found that the driver had just moved into a house in the area and wanted the children see the lake.
2:34 p.m.: A caller reported a woman opening and looking into mailboxes on the 400 block of West Emerson Avenue. Police could not find her.
4:16 p.m.: Police arrested a 35-year-old man for robbery at McDonald Park, 25 N. Central Ave.
5:29 p.m.: A caller reported her dog missing on the 300 block of Fairmount Court. She said the dog, a brown-and-white bull terrier, got out of her yard, and she suspected her neighbor had it. She was advised that someone had reported a stray dog matching hers at 12:59 p.m.
6:05 p.m.: Police arrested a 33-year-old man for outstanding warrants for drug possession near West 11th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
6:13 p.m.: A caller reported that homeless people had set up an encampment under the north-end bleachers at Tracy Ball Park, 2001 Bessie Ave. No one was found there, but code enforcement officers did take all of the items left there.
9:58 p.m.: A caller reported hearing his front door handle jiggle on the 400 block of West Deerwood Lane.
8:45 a.m.: A caller reported that someone tampered with his car’s brake lines on the 400 block of 23rd Street. He suspected his daughter’s former boyfriend but didn’t see him do anything.
10:51 a.m.: A man on the 100 block of West Beverly Place said he had received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service saying that someone tried to use his Social Security number. Police are investigating.
2:42 p.m.: A caller reported that someone stole his walker on the 3000 block of Holly Drive.
6:16 p.m.: A caller reported suspected animal abuse on the 1800 block of Lourdes Court. He said he was a friend’s house, and when he asked his friend to go play basketball, the family dog got out. He said the friend’s father took the dog to the side yard, and he could hear him beating it. Officers checked and found the dog in a kennel with no injuries.
8:54 p.m.: A caller reported pry marks on the door to the roof at Texas Roadhouse, 2422 Naglee Road. Police took a burglary report.
9:43 p.m.: Police arrested a 51-year-old man for a warrant for stolen property on the 2000 block of North Tracy Boulevard.
10:14 p.m.: Police arrested a 33-year-old man for a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia and a new charge of burglary on the 3000 block of West Grant Line Road.
1:02 a.m.: A caller reported a party and someone setting off fireworks on the 4200 block of Christopher Michael Court. The caller said there was someone watching for cars to warn them. Police issued a warning.
7:47 a.m.: Police arrested a 29-year-old man for a warrant for driving under the influence on the 3800 block of North Tracy Boulevard.
8:59 a.m.: Police arrested a 44-year-old man for a warrant for vehicle theft on the 1000 block of Civic Center Drive.
1:46 p.m.: A caller reported a man and a boy near open telephone boxes near North MacArthur Drive and East Grant Line Road. Police checked and found that the man was employed by AT&T.
6:57 p.m.: A caller reported seeing a man get out of a car, climb onto the hood and smash the windshield by jumping on it near South Tracy Boulevard and Sycamore Parkway. Police checked the area, but the car was gone before they arrived.
8:45 p.m.: A caller reported six cars lined up to race at the intersection of Steven Bridges Lane and Patrick McCaffrey Drive. Police checked and found that the owners were taking pictures of their vehicles.
8:59 p.m.: A caller reported that a man with a counterfeit $20 bill grabbed it back from the caller after trying to use it at Mi Ranchito Market, 215 N. Central Ave.
12:59 a.m.: A caller reported on the 300 block of West Court that his friend was attacked by someone, but he didn’t know where. The friend said there was more than one attacker, and they might have taken his bicycle. An ambulance was requested for an immediate response for a severe head wound. The victim was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital. Police are investigating.
3:02 a.m.: A caller reported seeing the driver of a minivan deliberately run over a duck on the 1300 block of Eastlake Circle. The caller said the driver turned around twice and sped up to hit the duck. Police were unable to locate the minivan.
7:11 a.m.: Police arrested two women, ages 20 and 22, for drug possession near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Acacia Street.
9:15 a.m.: A caller reported finding a pool of blood and a bloody bandanna on the 100 block of West Street. The caller said she heard a commotion the night before around 2 a.m., with men yelling and one screaming. Police said it might be related to the man with the head injury. Firefighters were called to disinfect the area.
12:39 p.m.: Police advised a dog owner about the dangers of leaving animals inside a car in hot weather after two dogs were found in an SUV outside a store on the 2400 block of Naglee Road. The owner took the dogs inside.
2:55 p.m.: Police issued a warning to a dog owner after someone reported a dog in a car parked in front of Taqueria Carolina, 1842 W. 11th St. The owners of the dog were eating inside the restaurant, and the dog was barking loudly.
3:37 p.m.: Police assisted at a shed fire after callers reported something on fire on the 1900 block of Bristlecone Drive. The police tried to evacuate adjacent houses while firefighters worked on the fire. The fire also damaged a fence.
10:17 a.m.: A caller reported a catalytic converter stolen from a construction truck on the 800 block of West Clover Road.
1:47 p.m.: A caller reported getting harassed by her former friend’s husband on the 600 block of Charles Street. She said he would order pizzas and call plastic surgeons and doctors’ offices to make appointments in her name. The caller lives in San Jose, but police noted that San Jose Police refused to take a report. The caller was advised how to obtain a restraining order.
2:12 p.m.: A caller reported a man with his hand down the front of his pants and his genitalia nearly coming out on the 1800 block of West 11th Street. Police were unable to find him.
4:52 p.m.: A caller on the 400 block of Darlene Lane reported that someone used his personal information to open four different accounts. Police are investigating.
8:24 p.m.: Police arrested a 36-year-old man for drug charges and an outstanding drug warrant on the 1900 block of West 11th Street. He was taken to county jail.
12:08 a.m.: A caller reported three teenagers looking into vehicles on the 100 block of Diego Lane. Police found that the teens were doorbell ditching and turned them over to their parents.
1:51 a.m.: A caller reported that her neighbor interrupted a man breaking into her car on the 700 block of Billy Freeman Lane. She said she was missing two portable DVD players and some change.
3:43 a.m.: A caller reported a tarp wrapped around something 5-6 feet long in the middle of the roadway on the 200 block of Cedar Mountain Drive. The tarp was found to be empty.
8:04 a.m.: A caller on the 200 block of Lowell Avenue reported a 15-year-old boy in Alabama was threatening to post pictures of her 14-year-old daughter on the Internet after the girl sent them to him. She said he would post if she didn’t send him more photos. Police are investigating.
9:24 a.m.: A caller reported seeing a coyote running north on Souza Way near Thelma Loop towards Souza Park. Police were unable to find the animal.
12:26 p.m.: A caller on the 1100 block of Nicholas Court reported that his daughter had been getting hundreds of harassing phone calls from several different numbers. Police checked and found the calls were from people trying to collect a debt that was not the daughter’s. They were advised to change the number immediately.
1:40 p.m.: A caller reported that two men had broken a case where iPads were kept in Wal-Mart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, at 11:45 p.m. Monday. The men took the merchandise and ran out an emergency exit. The loss was estimated at $11,000.
4:45 p.m.: A caller reported that someone punctured her gas tank on the 3000 block of West Grant Line Road. She said she parked her car at Wal-Mart to go to work, and when she returned, she found it needed gas. While she was filling up the car, she noticed that the gas was leaking from the tank. She said it was the third time it had happened.
6:03 p.m.: A caller reported that a man in front of a business on the 2000 block of North Tracy Boulevard was suffering from chemical burns and needed medics. Police found that the man had accidentally sprayed a cleaning product in his face.
6:21 p.m.: A caller reported that someone broke his passenger-side car window and stole a laptop on the 2700 block of Naglee Road. A laptop was also reported stolen from a vehicle at Texas Roadhouse, 2422 Naglee Road.
• 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.