An officer talked to the school’s principal, who said he had never received any reports of such a man. Later, a cop spoke with the owner of the car, who said his brother usually drives it and is an on-call school crossing guard.
The officer said the case was unfounded.
The Tracy Police Department received 200 calls for service on Wednesday. The following is a sample of those calls:
12:07 a.m.: At Burlington Drive and Tennis Lane, a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. An officer said the man tried to get away, knocking down a fence on the 500 block of Burlington Lane, but the pursuit lasted less than a half-mile.
1:26 a.m.: On the 900 block of Mason Court, a 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness. A caller said he was “wasted” and threatening to hurt people, but was unarmed. The caller said the man was in the kitchen, banging on the counter. He was taken to San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.
6:05 a.m.: A 16-year-old boy was arrested on the 200 block of East Mount Diablo Avenue on suspicion of assault. The boy’s father said he attacked him after he was woken up and told to do homework. The boy ran away, but was apprehended by police at Stevens Park, near Tracy Cemetery.
6:39 a.m.: A man on the 200 block of East Carlton Way said he received a check in the mail for $2,480 with a note asking him to cash the check and return $1,860 to the sender. An officer told him it was a scam and to disregard the check.
8:43 a.m.: On the 600 block of School Street, a woman said someone stole her 2008 white Nissan Quest minivan.
10:01 a.m.: A woman was cited for failing to use a hands-free device on the corner of 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road. An officer said she was texting while driving and “had no clue” that she drove by a police car.
11:20 a.m.: A caller said an air compressor was taken sometime over the weekend from Tracy Tire Pros, 1131 Holly Drive.
12:46 p.m.: On the second block of East 12th Street, a caller said four kids have been throwing their trash out of a pickup onto neighborhood lawns. An officer gave them a citation.
12:48 p.m.: Someone who filed an online theft report said a car was broken into on the 1500 block of Michael Drive and a subwoofer and amplifier were stolen.
12:53 p.m.: In an online theft report, someone said a leather jacket, “prescriptions” and snow globes were taken from a car on the 900 block of Allegheny Street.
12:55 p.m.: A person on the 1700 block of Ray Wise Lane said in an online theft report that a car was broken into and a radio and some tools were stolen.
1:02 p.m.: In an online theft report, someone on the 2600 block of Remington Way said a camera, softball equipment and an mp3 player were stolen from the bed of a truck.
1:14 p.m.: A caller said gas was siphoned from a car on the 700 block of Twin Oaks Drive.
1:31 p.m.: On the 2400 block of Altoga Avenue, a 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.
3:09 p.m.: A man on the 3000 block of Holly Drive said his wife hit him several times because he doesn’t want her anymore, and suspected the wife was poisoning him. Later, he claimed that there was no assault.
3:10 p.m.: A woman said someone depleted her bank account at Bank of America, 111 W. 10th St., using an ATM card. At 5:03 p.m., a man reported someone took money from his account at the same bank.
4:26 p.m.: Near the corner of Arbor Avenue and MacArthur Drive, a 26-year-old woman with a $20,000 warrant for her arrest was taken into custody.
5:29 p.m.: A 27-year-old man with a warrant for his arrest from Fairfield was taken into custody after an accident between a car and a child on a bike.
5:30 p.m.: On the first block of East Sixth Street, someone was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.
6:50 p.m.: At Taqueria La Mexicana, 1284 W. 11th St., a man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public. A caller said that he kept dropping food on the ground.
7:52 p.m.: A caller at the Oasis Trailer Park, 360 E. Grant Line Road, asked for more police patrols in the area, saying that someone had been trespassing in the caller’s backyard and stealing things.
9:02 p.m.: A 20-year-old man was arrested at Save Mart, 2005 N. Tracy Blvd., on suspicion of having burglary tools.
9:08 p.m.: At West Valley Bowl, 2365 East St., a woman said a group of teenagers grabbed her purse and ran away.
9:33 p.m.: A 33-year-old man with six warrants for his arrest was taken into custody at the Tracy Police Department, 1000 Civic Center Drive.
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 anonymously report information about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.