Tracy police logged 179 calls on Tuesday, July 6, including the following reports:
12:40 a.m.: A woman on the 3300 block of Patch Lane told police that she heard a man’s voice in her backyard. She then heard her dogs barking, heard a man say “shut up,” and then it sounded like someone kicked one of her dogs as the dog wimpered. She also reported a loud noise, like someone kicking her back door. She armed herself with a kitchen knife and called police, who arrived to check it out and reported that it looked like one of the dogs knocked open the side garage door.
1:39 a.m.: Someone reported a man trying to strangle a woman at the Motel 6 on North Tracy Boulevard. Police learned that it was a man and his girlfriend, who apparently had been with another man, but she did not want police to get involved.
5:19 a.m.: A woman on the east side of town reported a domestic violence incident. When police tried to talk to her, the man grabbed the phone, said “call later,” and hung up. Police arrived and arrested the 41-year-old man on suspicion of domestic violence and took him to San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.
6:58 a.m.: Someone stole a 1987 Toyota Camry from the 1500 block of West 12th Street sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.
8:31 a.m.: A woman on the 2900 block of Dovenshire Drive reported that someone abandoned two puppies at the El Pescadero Park dog park sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.
3:19 p.m.: Police investigated a found truck at Auto Plaza and Naglee roads. It was a 1992 Chevrolet that had been reported stolen out of Manteca and stripped for parts.
3:53 p.m.: A man who cashed a $1,895 payroll check for his brother two months ago called police and said that Chase Bank on the 600 block of West 11th Street just informed him that the check was a forgery.
5:38 p.m.: A person on the 1400 block of Parkside Drive said that a man, who is bipolar and off his medication, had been drinking and threatened his brother with a knife. The man reportedly said something about a dog being hit by a car, and that the dog “drowned in a river” by Schulte Road. The brother said the man was probably in the flood control channel at Schulte Road and Sycamore Drive. Police found him at Willow Park Court, detained him at gunpoint and brought him to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital for a psychological evaluation.
• 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.