According to Lt. Mark Duxbury, a bag of dead rabbits was found in Young’s yard on the 1500 block of Arrigotti Lane “in the late evening” Monday, July 8.
Duxbury declined on Thursday, July 11, to provide the number of rabbits found in the bag, citing an ongoing investigation into the incident by detectives.
He wouldn’t confirm if the bag of rabbits was related to a swastika that was found in Young’s front yard on the morning of July 2.
The latest incident was reported at 12:08 a.m., according to the Tracy police log.
The log indicates that a male at the house found a large white bag with red writing on the sidewalk in front of the house. No other details were provided.
Young felt both incidents "were so brazen" because her family was home each time.
She spoke to the Tracy Press after print deadline on Thursday because she was in the hospital earlier in the day for an unrelated procedure.
"At first it was like they didn't like me and now innocent animals have been killed to send me what message," she said. "I really don't understand where this is coming from."
Since July 2, Young said she's been contacted by the NAACP and that the Tracy Association of African Americans suggested having a meeting with Tracy police Chief Gary Hampton. Young's husband is the president of the TAAA.
"I'm trying to keep my tone down because I don't want to blow things out of proportion," she said.
According to Young, the swastika was just feet from her front door. It was outlined in rocks, ranging in size from a softball to a football, which Young said were dug up from around palm trees in her front yard.
The shape of a penis was also outlined with rocks in her yard, and large stones were placed behind the rear tires of her vehicle. Her husband’s and son’s cars, also in the driveway, were untouched.
Duxbury said Tracy police officers are watching the councilwoman’s house.
“We not able to provide security 24 hours a day, but we are providing extra patrols,” he said.
Family members at Young’s house on Thursday said she was unavailable to speak because she was in the hospital and was expected to return home later that night. Her hospital stay isn’t related to the incidents at her home.
Contact Joel Danoy at 830-4229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.