A resident in the area of F and Ninth streets allegedly heard four gunshots and then tires squealing from a nearby alley at around 10:15 p.m. The resident then reportedly saw a dark-colored convertible with five people drive east on Ninth Street.
Within about two minutes, a Tracy police officer reportedly located a vehicle matching the description, and radioed that a foot pursuit with the two men in the vehicle had started in the area of Holly Drive and 11th Street.
Officers and at least one K-9 unit searched the adjacent streets of El Portal Street and Highland and Mae avenues, but were unable to locate the men.
At 11:37 p.m., a helicopter equipped with an infrared camera arrived overhead to assist in the search.
About 20 minutes later, one man was located on East Highland Avenue with assistance of the camera. He was arrested at gunpoint, and the officer who was first to spot the alleged vehicle reportedly identified the man as the passenger, the log states.
The log indicates that the driver was found around 12:20 a.m. on Mae Avenue at the street’s dead end with Lincoln Park, with help from the helicopter
Police allegedly found .22-caliber shell casings in the vehicle from which the men ran. A handgun was located and entered as evidence in the case, but it’s unclear in the log where the gun was found.
The two men — a 26-year-old and a 32-year-old — were taken to the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp on various charges of street terrorism, gang involvement and terrorist threats. One man allegedly violated his parole and is being held without bail, while the second man’s bail was set at $9,000.
They are scheduled to appear in the Manteca branch of San Joaquin County Superior Court at separate times Thursday, April 11.
Tracy police received 148 calls for service Tuesday, April 8. The following is a sample of those reports.
9:36 a.m.: Animal control officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Czerny Street, where the resident found four newborn kittens on the front porch. The kittens were left some time overnight, and appeared to be about 1 day old. One was dead, but the other three were still alive.
3:54 p.m.: Officers arrested two men at Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, for unknown reasons. The men were reportedly detained at the store by employees and were being uncooperative. It’s unclear why the men were arrested by police.
5:06 p.m.: A resident on the 2900 block of Highgate Lane reported finding BBs next to her boyfriend’s vehicle. The vehicle also had several marks that appeared to be made when the BBs were shot into the vehicle. The resident told police that she had previously seen a neighbor at a residence on the block with a BB gun. A report was expected.
• 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. All those arrested are assumed innocent until proven guilty, and charges may have been dropped or added as of publication. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.