When the clunker failed to quality for the federal subsidy, the caller blocked the new car from leaving the lot, and the buyer walked off with the keys to the new car.
Police talked to the buyer, who went back to the dealership.
The Tracy Police Department received 206 calls for service Wednesday. The following is a sample of those calls.
2:01 a.m.: A caller reported a stolen car was towed at Fitness 19, 2311 N. Tracy Blvd. Both license plates and a radio were stolen from the car and its ignition was “punched.”
2:15 a.m.: A woman on the 500 block of Primrose Court complained about harassing phone calls after her phone number appeared on craigslist.org. The woman gave police the name of a suspect, and an officer left a phone message for the suspect to call an officer.
2:26 p.m.: A caller reported two women were in a fistfight on the 1400 block of McDermott Court. The caller said the women were kicking cars, but police were told by one woman it was only a verbal argument.
7:11 a.m.: Police arrested a 36-year-old man at 11th Street and Tracy Boulevard on five warrants relating to public drunkenness.
7:48 a.m.: A caller on the200 block of Florentine Way reported an injured bird in the yard. Police said the bird was uninjured, but it was learning to fly.
9:09 a.m.: A man on the 1800 block of Crocus Court reported the theft of his wallet from his car. The drove his car to the police station because he thought there might be a fingerprint of the thief police could lift.
9:23 a.m.: A caller reported a sick cat was throwing up, sneezing and coughing on Tuesday on the 800 block of Traditions Court.
9:33 a.m.: A real estate agent reported someone left a dog in the back yard of a vacant home on the 1500 block of Valerie Lane.
9:49 a.m.: A woman reported the theft of her and her husband’s 1990 Toyota Camry from the Tracy Park Apartments, 2800 N. Tracy Blvd.
11:14 a.m.: A caller on the 2100 block of Diego Court reported neighbors who moved out of a home a few days ago left two refrigerators, some couches and other stuff on the street.
11:48 a.m.: A woman on the 2700 block of Butler Court asked to speak to an officer about abuse to her daughter at the hands of her daughter’s boyfriend. She also said he “may be contaminating her house with something.” Police said if any evidence turns up to call them.
12:43 p.m.: Police arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed his Toyota 4Runner into a light police at 11th Street and Lammers Road.
1:20 p.m.: A caller said a guy at the skate park at 299 W. Grant Line Road raised a pellet gun, pointed it at his granddaughter and told her that “she better run.” Police warned the man, who apologized.
2:19 p.m.: A caller reported graffiti on the 900 block of Central Avenue.
6:37 p.m.: A caller said a guy in a 49ers jersey was loitering outside Studio II Dance, 2321 N. Tracy Blvd. The man was gone when police arrived 33 minutes later.
8:16 p.m.: A caller reported that a neighbor said the back door to a vacant home was kicked in on the 1200 block of Walnut Street.
9:32 p.m.: A woman home alone with her three daughters on the 1100 block of Constitution Way reported someone was banging on her front door and peering into the house with a flashlight. She said she saw someone hop a backyard fence. The woman’s husband pulled up shortly before police arrived. It turned out the prowler was a friend of one of her daughters.
10:06 p.m.: A woman on the 200 block of E. Eaton Avenue reported someone tried to break into her house while she was away.
11:11 p.m.: Police arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving at 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard.
11:34 p.m.: A caller reported a woman sitting in her car at Wal-Mart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, slumped over the wheel. Police said she was gone when an officer arrived nine minutes later.
11:32 p.m.: A woman on the 4100 block of Middlefield Drive said someone was inside her garage and trying break into the home. She said her husband and their kids were locked in a downstairs room, and that she also saw a shadowy figure “go across the backyard.” A guy with baggy clothes was last seen hopping the backyard fence.
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. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.