Someone at Bank of Stockton on the 1100 block of North Tracy Boulevard called police at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday and said that a man had tried to exchange a U.S. coin minted in 1874. The man apparently figured the bank would give him more than face value. The bank referred him to a local coin collector, but also called police in case the coin was stolen.
The Tracy Police Department responded to 217 calls for service Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls:
A car had crashed near the Home Depot and an ambulance was called for a person who had been complaining of neck pain. A Honda Accord was towed away.7:33 a.m. Wednesday, Grant Line and Naglee roads.
Someone said that three youths had set some tumbleweeds on fire. Police found them a few minutes later and told them to go home.8 a.m. Wednesday, Schulte Road and Central Avenue.
A man said that a pit bull had charged at him and his dog as they walked past a house under construction.8:18 a.m. Wednesday, Parker and Lowell avenues.
A man had wanted to press charges against a school bus driver, who the man claimed forcibly removed his 10-year-old son from a bus at South School.8:29 a.m. Wednesday, 500 block of West Mt. Diablo Avenue.
A woman said that someone had smashed the windows of her car and had broken a statue in her front yard.8:30 a.m. Wednesday, 600 block of Longfellow Court.
A person said that a 15-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy had not come home since they got out of school Tuesday. 8:33 a.m. Wednesday, 2600 block of Reyes Lane.
A person had asked police for help in getting an injured bird out of a chimney. 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, 100 block of Waylinn Lane.
A city truck had dropped a tree branch on a car, according to a caller. 10:57 a.m. Wednesday, Wilson Avenue and Beverly Place.
A man said that someone had tried to lure his son and daughter into a pickup. Upon further questioning, police learned that the man wasn’t trying to kidnap the children, but wanted to give them a dog. 10:59 a.m. Wednesday, 2900 block of Safford Avenue.
Someone had been racing a four-wheeler up and down Larch Road. 11:38 a.m. Wednesday, Larch Road and Tracy Boulevard.
A woman told police that a man had stolen her Chevrolet pickup while it was warming up in front of her house. Police found the truck 10 minutes later on Buthmann Avenue near Cardoza Road. 11:53 a.m. Wednesday, 400 block of West 21st Street.
A man said that his parents’ neighbor had been stealing water from a garden hose tap while his parents were on vacation. He had confronted the neighbors and they said that they would stop, but they keep taking water. 2:42 p.m. Wednesday, 1300 block of West Beverly Place.
A school bus driver went to Tracy police headquarters after overhearing a girl tell another student that she had been raped Tuesday. The bus driver asked the girl about it, but the girl replied that she was talking about someone else. Police took a report.2:46 p.m. Wednesday, 1000 Civic Center Drive.
Someone had broken into a mail box and had stolen some mail.8:25 a.m. Wednesday, 900 block of Vallerand Road.
A person called after finding the door to a vacant house had been wide open. The house also had a broken window and had broken sliding glass door in the rear.
3:10 p.m. Wednesday, 1900 block of Superior Court.
A woman said that someone had stolen her purse Dec. 31 after she left it on the counter at Marshall’s. When she went back to get it, everything inside was gone, including $47,000 worth of money orders. She asked for the report now so she could get the money orders reissued.
3:12 p.m. Wednesday, 2400 block of Naglee Road.
Someone complained about a neighbor had been doing wheelies on his motorcycle as he rode up and down the street.
3:49 p.m. Wednesday, Versailles Court and Charlemagne Lane.
A woman said that a man had just stolen her purse from her car after she left her window down. The man left in a 1991 gray Ford Taurus.
5:06 p.m. Wednesday, 2900 block of West Lowell Avenue.
A woman told police that a man had trued to steal her husband’s car from the parking lot of the Tracy Inn. Police learned that it was a civil dispute over the sale of the car, but they did arrest a 21-year-old man on suspicion of possession of a switchblade knife.
8:15 p.m. Wednesday, 11th Street, just west of Central Avenue.
n A woman said that two people had just smashed the window of her van in the parking lot of In-Shape City. They quickly left in a small car when they saw they had been spotted.
10:34 p.m. Wednesday, 200 block of West 11th Street.