Two men robbed the Auto Zone store, 1122 W. 11th St., on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Tracy Police dispatch logs a someone at the store called police at 7:46 p.m. to report that the men came into the store, indicated they had a gun, and ordered the store manager, employees and a customer into a back room where they were forced to lie down. The caller said that the robbers didn't brandish the gun, but one held it under his sweatshirt. The robbers were described as two black men, 23 to 26 years old, 5'4" and 5'7", one with a black hooded sweatshirt, the other wearing a gray hoodie.
Tracy Police logged 166 calls on Tuesday, including the following reports:
8:30 a.m.: One woman followed another home and started an argument, claiming the woman crashed into her car in the parking lot of Kimball High, 3200 Jaguar Run. The other woman said she didn't crash into her car, and the damage must have been from another wreck.
8:52 a.m.: Two people got into an argument at Montessori School, 100 S. Tracy Blvd., after a car crash in front of the school.
1:25 p.m.: Someone reported an aggressive panhandler at the KFC/A&W restaurant, 2290 W. Grant Line Rd. Police found four people nearby and told them all to stay away from the restaurant.
2:09 p.m.: A man and a woman were fighting on the 00 block of West 10th St., according to a caller. Police checked them out an noted that one was on probation, but they denied that there was any trouble between them.
4:10 p.m.: Police stopped three people at Centre Court Drive and Clubhouse Way and arrested one of them, a 21-year-old man, on suspicion of possession of a switchblade knife.
5:04 p.m.: Police arrested a man after he reportedly tried to use a fradulent credit card in the jewelry department at JC Penney. Billy Dean Nivens, 27, was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of theft by use of a credit card and drug possession, and on warrants. He was taken to San Joaquin County Jail and held on $35,000 bail pending a Wednesday afternoon court hearing in Manteca.
5:37 p.m.: Police went to a car crash at 20th Street and Bessie Avenue. A woman complained of pain to her foot, and her Honda Civic, apparently the only car in the crash, had to be towed.