Police Log: Man runs from police, escapes
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California Highway Patrol officer asked for help while chasing a man who might be carrying a handgun near the 3800 block of North Tracy Boulevard at 12:27 a.m. Saturday, July 6.

The chase began when the CHP pulled over a car and the man jumped out and ran. A Tracy police dog and a CHP helicopter were called to help search for him.

The man was not found, but a replica handgun was located on the Interstate 205 freeway.

Tracy police received 809 calls for service Wednesday, July 3, to Saturday, July 6, and 377 calls for service Monday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 9. The following is a sampling of those calls.


9:01 p.m.: A 57-year-old man was arrested during a pedestrian stop on the 2700 block of West Grant Line Road. He was wanted on a warrant for grand theft from the Tracy Police Department.


3:31 a.m.: Officers arrested an 18-year-old man on the 700 block of Mabel Josephine Drive on a drug-related charge. He was found slumping down in the seat of a vehicle.

12:06 p.m.: A 24-year-old man was arrested in the area of 11th Street and Bessie Avenue during a pedestrian stop for a warrant of criminal mischief.

2:34 p.m.: Police cited and released a man for petty theft at Home Depot, 2461 Naglee Road. No other details were available.


9:35 a.m.: Police arrested a woman at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd., on an Orange County warrant. The woman had also been reported missing in Stockton.

10:19 a.m.: A caller doing repairs at a house in the 3700 block of Norfolk Drive noticed items missing from the house. The caller said the house had been a marijuana grow house and the former growers might be breaking in to take specific items.

7:11 p.m.: A cellphone, a .22-caliber rifle and a .22-caliber semiautomatic handgun were reported stolen from a truck in the Golden Corral parking lot, 2850 W. Grant Line Road.

9:21 p.m.: Shots were reported fired from a van on the 400 block of Windsong Drive. Neighbors heard six gunshots and saw a silver or white van leave the area. Police were not able to find the van.

9:54 p.m.: A woman called police saying fireworks were hitting the roof of her house near Amaretto Drive and Eureka Way. Her husband had a baseball bat and was going to “take care of it himself.” Police were unable to find the fireworks.


4 p.m.: Police arrested a 37-year-old woman for an outstanding warrant in the area of Parker Avenue and 12th Street. The warrant was for public intoxication from Sonoma County.

9:49 p.m.: A 29-year-old man was arrested on a warrant from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department in the area of Grant Line and Naglee roads. He was given a new charge for a drug-related offense.


2:12 a.m.: A large firework, possibly inside something else, exploded in the parking lot of the 99 Cents Only store, 1320 W. 11th St., causing chunks of concrete to hit vehicles parked in the lot. A witness believed the explosive was thrown from a vehicle that was traveling east on 11th Street. The witness thought three or four people were in the vehicle.

5:52 a.m.: Police forced entry into a residence on the 2900 block of Fairfield Drive where a 30-year-old man on parole was refusing to come out. The man was allegedly intoxicated and left the residence with his 3-year-old child. Police found him back at the house a short time later, but the man said he wanted to die and wouldn’t comply with police commands to exit the house. A SWAT team, hostage negotiator and K-9 teams surrounded the house. Police breached the house at 7:27 a.m., and the man was arrested and taken to San Joaquin County Jail.

8:31 a.m.: Officers cited and released a 21-year-old woman who was allegedly causing a disturbance at Taco Bell, 2320 N. Tracy Blvd.

9:20 a.m.: A dog was stolen from the Tracy Animal Shelter, 370 Arbor Ave., and employees think the dog’s owner was responsible.

1:29 p.m.: Police arrested a 43-year-old man during a traffic stop in the area of 11th Street and Civic Center Plaza for a warrant form the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department. The log notes there was an urgent request for medical services at the San Joaquin County Jail, but no other details were provided.

6:09 p.m.: A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing a generator from a fireworks booth in front of Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road. Police stopped the man as he drove his truck on North Tracy Boulevard near Mi Pueblo. The generator was found during a subsequent search of the truck, which was towed from the scene. The fireworks booth was being operated by McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter.

8:09 p.m. Officers arrested two 27-year-old men who were allegedly intoxicated in the area of Eaton Avenue and Holly Drive. They were reportedly walking in the area when stopped by police.

9:24 p.m.: Medical attention was required for a 1-year-old girl who was burned by fireworks on the 300 block of Acacia Street. The girl was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital with unknown injuries.

9:31 p.m.: During an alleged argument, a man kicked over a grill and caused a small fire in the front yard of a home on the 2900 block of Candido Court. The man’s girlfriend was scared to go outside and put the fire out. The man waited for the grill to cool down before leaving the residence.

11:45 p.m.: Police arrested the driver of a Chevy Camaro who was allegedly spinning circles in the street near Renown Drive and Wimbledon Lane. The name of the driver was redacted. The vehicle was towed.


3:50 a.m.: A woman was found in the area of Sixth Street and Roosevelt Avenue with her legs under a blue BMW and her head in the street. She was allegedly intoxicated and was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital for a medical evaluation.

11:26 a.m.: Officers arrested a 58-year-old man who was allegedly making threats to family members on the 100 block of Almond Blossom Drive. The man was allegedly drinking alcohol and had to be restrained with a body wrap at the San Joaquin County Jail.

3:51 p.m.: Police arrested a 31-year-old man during a traffic stop on the 1700 block of Askren Court. Two men were in the vehicle at the time of the stop, but it’s unclear what happened to the second person. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

5:17 p.m.: A woman with short blond hair was allegedly spinning circles in the roadway in front of Star’s Casino, 775 W. Clover Road. She was gone when police arrived.

9:12 p.m.: A stray pit bull allegedly attacked another dog on the 200 block of West 22nd Street. A resident separated the dogs, but the owner of the dog attacked was reportedly injured when they fell down. The person refused medical attention.

9:19 p.m.: Officers spoke with a man who was seen lying on the front lawn of Cole Apartments on the 100 block of Holly Drive. The man was waiting for a taxi and was cleared of any wrongdoing.

n 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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