A caller from Barista’s said the woman had been inside the Academy of Performing Arts next door, then the coffee shop, and finally the Tracy Press across the street. She seemed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A female employee from the Tracy Press said she was getting ready to leave for the day when the woman entered through the front door of the business.
The woman — who is apparently a homeless person living in Tracy — yelled at the Press employee for several minutes, threw her shoes at her, and then went around the counter to retrieve them. She said she was “sick of people pissing” on her, and when she asked to use the restroom, the employee directed her to it and then called police.
The woman became angrier when, after emerging from the restroom, the employee said officers were on their way. She left before they arrived.
Tracy police received 413 calls for service between Friday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 10, including these reports.
12:28 a.m.: A woman in northwestern Tracy called to say her drunken husband stabbed himself in the arm and was wiping his blood everywhere. She disconnected the phone, and then called back to say her husband would not need an ambulance, and that it was “just a big poke in the arm.” Her husband locked her out of the house, though, and was inside with their sleeping children. Police arrived to check on the kids and waited as the woman gathered her clothes and the children and left. The man then told police his wife was also drunk. The hole in his arm was the size of a pin but he said he’d fallen on a knife.
3:16 a.m.: Someone activated the railroad crossing arms, causing traffic to back up on Tracy Boulevard at Sixth Street.
7:29 a.m.: A patrol car at the Tracy Police Department, 1000 Civic Center Drive, had graffiti on its rear bumper.
8:53 a.m.: Someone on the 400 block of Wagtail Drive said a firearm was taken from his vehicle when it was burglarized.
9:38 a.m.: A caller on the 600 block of Fawn Glen Drive said someone had been putting random things on top of his car — like a pallet, election signs and garbage — over the past two weeks, and now his roof rack was damaged.
12:02 p.m.: A man was selling German shepherd puppies out of his Hummer under the overpass on Byron Road near Lammers Road.
12:18 p.m.: Someone reported being chased by a group of teenagers near West Valley Mall on Corral Hollow Road.
1:31 p.m.: Someone came into the Sutter Tracy Community Hospital emergency room on 1420 N. Tracy Blvd. and said a man bit him.
2:42 p.m.: Someone went into a massage parlor on 11th Street and reported being touched “inappropriately” by a female giving the massage. The caller left immediately and asked police to check the place out.
3:52 p.m.: Police were contacted because the son-in-law of a man in southern Tracy called to say he and some friends were coming from Fremont to kidnap the man’s daughter, who is also the son-in-law’s wife. Apparently, the Tracy man advised his daughter to leave her husband two weeks ago.
5:23 p.m.: According to a caller, someone left a small dog in the parked car while running errands around Best Buy at 2550 Naglee Road, according to a caller. The dog had been “panting for at least ten minutes,” as the windows were “barely rolled down.” The car was gone when police got there.
5:28 p.m.: A middle-aged man and five teenage boys were caught stealing from Spirit Halloween, according to employees at the 2790 Naglee Road store. The alleged shoplifters were asked to leave and told not to return, but today they came back to the store anyway. Store employees asked them to leave again.
5:23 p.m.: Four teenage boys who looked like gang members were hiding behind bushes near West Kavanagh Avenue, according to a caller.
7:07 p.m.: Someone on the 800 block of West 10th Street “insisted on a police response” after discovering a bedroom window was damaged, possibly by a burglar attempting to break in.
8:31 p.m.: Emergency crews responded to the scene of an accident after a passerby noticed a child on the ground near a two-car crash on 11th Street just west of Corral Hollow Road.
9:51 p.m.: A man on the 900 block of West Sixth Street said he wanted a couple of neighborhood boys to stop riding their bikes over to his house and using his water hose. Police spoke to the boys, and they agreed to stop doing that.
10:22 p.m.: Someone at the Tracy Sports Complex, 955 Crossroads Drive, said he was concerned because for the last four days, a man sat on the same bench with the same clothes on, and he was still there now.
1:19 a.m.: A man and woman on a motorcycle tried to dodge a traffic stop near Butler Drive and Scarlett Place, and then reportedly ran a read light on Kavanagh Avenue going 70 mph. They eventually pulled over for police.
3:31 a.m.: A woman on the 200 block of Berverdor Avenue said her roommate “got mad and pushed her,” but then she hung up when dispatchers asked more questions. When police arrived, the caller said her roommate was gone and she didn’t want anything done about the pushing incident.
7:38 a.m.: A caller at Peaches & Cream Skin Care, 118 E. 11th St., said a homeless man in a wheelchair was urinating on the property.
9:40 a.m.: Someone called to say a group of five people was playing dice on the sidewalk on Seventh Street near Central Avenue.
10:34 a.m.: Dogs on the 4700 block of Dandelion Loop bothered one caller from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. by barking incessantly. The caller could hear one dog barking, one squealing and one “small-sounding dog” barking in unison.
12:17 p.m.: A caller near Mount Hamilton and Pacheco drives noticed a white van slowly driving around for 45 minutes and stopping occasionally. Police later discovered the van contained a father teaching his daughter how to drive.
12:18 p.m.: An “older male” in a motorized scooter almost caused a few traffic collisions by weaving onto 11th Street near Tracy Boulevard.
1:01 p.m.: A kitten was caught between two fences on the 2200 block of Carol Ann Drive, and another kitten was in a caller’s garden.
1:52 p.m.: Someone noticed two boys on the roof of Millennium High School, 51 E. Beverly Place. When the police arrived, the boys were playing handball on the ground. They were on the roof, they said, because their balls were stuck there.
2:02 p.m.: A snake was loose in the Department of Motor Vehicles, 2785 Auto Plaza Drive.
4:47 p.m.: Someone at Lincoln Park, 170 E. Eaton Ave., called police after six male teenagers and one female reportedly “jumped” him, hit him in the back with a bat, shoved him with their shoulders, stole his phone and watch, and ran away. One of them had a switchblade knife.
6:19 p.m.: A boy was caught stealing from Zumiez on 3200 Naglee Road.
6:22 p.m.: A man returned home to find his house was burglarized on the 2500 block of Ponte Mira Way.
7:47 p.m.: A woman caused disturbances at businesses on the 700 and 800 blocks of Central Avenue. Someone at Main Street Jazz Café reported her first, and then an employee from the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts called 20 minutes later to say the woman had “verbally assaulted” her. Police were not able to locate the woman.
9:37 p.m.: Several callers reported a dog had been hit by a car and was bleeding on Schulte Road near Tracy Boulevard. Police responded nearly 20 minutes after the first call, but could not find the dog.
10:01 p.m.: A man in a red shirt took off with a 30 pack of Tecate beer without paying for it at SaveMart, 2005 N. Tracy Boulevard.
10:56 p.m.: The same man who stole beer about an hour earlier returned to the SaveMart parking lot — this time wearing a grey sweatshirt — and drove away, giving SaveMart employees enough time to get a good look at his car.
11:01 p.m.: The first of five loud parties was reported. The call complaints — all from different areas of Tracy — came between 11:01 and 11:47 p.m.
12:16 a.m.: Police found and removed marijuana plants from the backyard of a house in northeastern Tracy. They were looking for someone who had hopped the fence, but didn’t find him.
2:25 a.m.: A woman called police because an apparently drunken man was knocking loudly on her door and yelling someone’s name. The woman did not know the man, nor did she recognize the name he called, but the man didn’t believe her. He continued to knock and yell on the 300 block of East Ninth Street until police arrived and arrested him.
2:29 a.m.: A caller on the 900 block of West Ninth Street said men nearby were smoking pot and cursing loudly. They refused to leave. The dispatcher who took the call could hear them being “extremely loud talking about weed.” Police arrived, found and arrested one man who was on probation for possession of drugs, and issued the others a warning.
7:31 a.m.: Someone stole a red Honda with a “Local 3 Union” bumper sticker from the 3000 block of Coventry Drive.
8:28 a.m.: A parent reported to police that a man standing outside North Elementary School, 2875 Holly Drive, tried to “lure” her 6-year-old daughter and her friend to the school’s perimeter fence. She said the school wasn’t taking the incident seriously, and she wanted police to step in. They did, and the school began its own investigation.
9:27 a.m.: A boy and girl were “making out” and then went into a bathroom together at Zanussi Park, 1500 Prominade Circle, said a caller.
11:27 a.m.: A neighbor on the 1500 block of Cerro Verde Way said some kids on the block kept driving noisy dirt bikes in the driveway.
12:39 p.m.: An employee at SaveMart, 875 S. Tracy Blvd., said a man called to say he would be there in 20 minutes to “blow off their heads and blow up their store.”
1:28 p.m.: A 12-year-old girl reportedly received threats via MySpace from an adult neighbor. Her parents printed out the threats and called police.
2:22 p.m.: A man tried to kick members of the emergency room staff of Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd.
3:03 p.m.: Someone driving on Sixth Street chucked a Coors Light box out of his minivan, according to a caller.
3:22 p.m.: A man whose girlfriend supposedly works at Olive Garden punched another man at the same location, 3140 Naglee Road, and then drove away.
3:56 p.m.: A fed-up neighbor on the 2800 block of Hawkins Lane asked police to talk to the people next door about their habit of washing muddy dirt bikes in the driveway. The mud and rocks, apparently, get sprayed everywhere in the process.
4:31 p.m.: A woman at am/pm, 2430 Joe Pombo Parkway, said her husband paid the store clerk for gas at pump No. 12. Instead, the clerk activated pump No. 2, and a car parked there filled up with gas and drove away. The woman called police because the clerk would not reimburse her.
5:28 p.m.: People parked in a yellow Camaro near Slayter Park, 1405 Suellen Drive, were reportedly smoking marijuana.
7:43 p.m.: A caller on the 200 block of Hamilton Drive said he heard an explosion and then saw someone running from the sound. The explosion turned out to be fireworks.
9:27 p.m.: A caller on the 900 block of Scarlett Place said the adults at a neighboring house were gone and the kids were selling pot. The caller was upset that cars were coming in and out of the neighborhood to buy pot. The kids refused to come to the door when police arrived — three vehicles at the house received parking citations, instead.
9:33 p.m.: A caller said a woman was smoking a crack pipe near the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and 11th Street. She also reportedly “jumped out” in front of the caller’s car and began to walk in the street.
9:51 p.m.: Someone reported a dog was barking on the 4700 block of Dandelion Loop. About 40 minutes later, police arrived to find a still-barking large black dog. An officer rang the doorbell, and when there was no answer, left paperwork for the homeowner. The dog continuously barked for the entire 10 minutes the officer was there.
• 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.