A security guard at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., told police at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday that someone had stolen a $2,000 laptop from the new robotic surgery program at the hospital. The hospital had video of the suspect, a woman wearing a red baseball cap, and police received a tip on where they could find her.
Police found her and learned that the U.S. Marshals Service had a warrant for her arrest for probation violation and fraud. The 53-year-old woman was taken to San Joaquin County Jail, where she was being held without bail.
Tracy police received 1,400 calls for service from Jan. 23 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.
4:46 a.m.: An employee at Nations, 3574 N. Tracy Blvd., said a homeless woman had made a mess in the restaurant and refused to clean it up. The dispatcher could hear screaming in the background of the call. The woman reportedly left and police checked on the restaurant.
6:04 a.m.: Police responding to an alarm at Pizza Guys, 3007 N. Tracy Blvd., found that a window had been broken, along with a window next door at My Thai Cuisine. They sent in a police dog to search both businesses and said nothing appeared to have been taken, but they summoned staff members from both businesses to make sure. An hour later, a glass side door was reported as broken at Red Robin, 2770 Naglee Road, and employees said that someone appeared to have tampered with their safe.
8:59 a.m. A fire hydrant was hit and damaged by a tractor-trailer at LBA Logistics, 14900 W. Schulte Road. The tractor-trailer left the scene and no one had information on who was driving it.
11:48 a.m.: The U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Center, 2251 W. Grant Line Road, said someone left a voicemail talking about killing police, California Highway Patrol and military officers. The phone number on the voicemail was from a town in Wisconsin.
2:42 p.m.: A caller said a homeless person had taken a plastic bin intended to trap cats at Ceciliani Park, 1600 Cypress Drive, and was using it as shelter. The caller said the man had also taken the towels she kept in the bin and was cursing at her even though there were children nearby. The man returned the things to the woman.
3:53 p.m.: A 5-year-old boy was bleeding from a bite by a Rottweiler on the 300 block of East 20th Street. The dog belonged to a neighbor and had been returned to a backyard. The child had deep lacerations to his thigh, and an ambulance and the fire department were called to check the injury. An animal control officer was also dispatched to deal with the dog.
1:58 a.m.: A patron at Ralph’s Club, 444 E. 11th St., was reported to be acting strangely, as if on drugs or unstable. He was yelling about the government when he left the bar. Police talked to the man and let him go.
5:30 a.m.: Someone complained about a dog that had barked nonstop for three hours on the 100 block of Alum Rock Court. Records showed no previous complaints at that address. According to department policy, animal control officers were informed about the barking dog.
9:39 a.m.: A customer’s 2017 Chevy Malibu was reportedly stolen overnight while it was at Tracy Chevrolet, 3400 Auto Plaza Way. A GPS tracker on the car showed that it was stopped somewhere in Stockton, and authorities in Stockton were given its location. About three hours later, Tracy police were told the car had been found, and the owner was given a call.
1:51 p.m.: A woman on the 100 block of West Eighth Street said she was being harassed by someone who was sending her random texts. The woman tried to call the number to tell the sender to stop, but it was a text-only number. Police told the woman to let them know if the texting got worse or became threatening.
4:18 p.m.: Three women got into a fight outside Western Dental, 2313 N. Corral Hollow Road. The woman who called the police said her sister had attacked her. They stopped fighting and no one was charged with a crime.
5:35 p.m.: Employees at Signs Plus, 5349 S. Tracy Blvd., said a warehouse had been broken into two days before. Someone cut the lock on a chain-link fence, took an air conditioner and tools, and rummaged through company vehicles.
8:49 p.m.: A man and a woman reportedly stole $1,400 worth of merchandise from Victoria Secret at the West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road. An employee said the store had the theft on video but didn’t know whether the man and woman got into a car in the mall lot.
12:43 a.m.: Someone called from the Broken Arrow Saloon, 117 W. 11th St., and said that a man they had kicked out of the bar was hitting the front door, which was locked. Police talked to the man and arrested him on a misdemeanor warrant from San Jose.
7:43 a.m.: A caller said a man wearing all black was riding a 10-speed bike through the neighborhood around the 500 block of Deerwood Lane, rummaging through garbage cans and leaving a mess everywhere. The caller said the man was carrying several garbage bags with him. Police checked the area but he had already left.
11:12 a.m.: Staff members at Tracy High School, 315 E. 11th St., wanted to talk to an officer about a student who threatened a school security guard.
1:28 p.m.: A caller told the police about an ongoing problem with people driving on the wrong side of the road to get around a line of stopped cars waiting pick up children after school at South/West Park School, 501 Mount Oso Ave.
3:36 p.m.: A woman called to say that two sixth-grade girls had assaulted her son and had broken his wrist at Monte Vista Middle School, 715 W. Lowell Ave. She said her son originally said he hurt his wrist when he tripped and fell playing soccer, but a sibling found out he had been attacked. The police left a message for the woman, saying the school was investigating the incident and they would be in touch.
5:50 p.m.: A man who lives on the 1500 block of Cole Lane apparently threatened to shoot a neighbor who had parked in front of his house, though he told the police he didn’t have any weapons. Police arrived and talked to both men. They confirmed that the neighbor’s car was parked legally, but the first man was still upset about the neighbor parking in front of his house.
6:07 p.m.: A man at Aspire Apartments, 2725 Pavilion Parkway, said he let a woman into an apartment to retrieve some items and she took a semiautomatic pistol. He said she put the handgun into a bag and walked off on Pavilion Parkway heading in the direction of Naglee Road. The man didn’t know anything about the woman other than her last name.
8:09 p.m.: A caller said someone broke into their car and took about $6,000 worth of gear outside L&L Hawaiian BBQ, 2271 W. Grant Line Road. The stolen items included a camera, lenses, a GoPro camera and an iPad. The caller said a security camera at a business next door might have recorded the theft.
3:30 a.m.: A caller on the 1300 block of Gentry Lane said a neighbor screamed wordlessly for five minutes straight, stopped, and then kept screaming again on and off. When the police checked the area, everything was quiet.
7:29 a.m.: Police were asked to add patrols in the area of Mars and Murrieta ways because a maroon Ford Mustang was spinning doughnuts in front of the Montessori Elementary & Middle School of Tracy, 120 Murrieta Way.
8:37 a.m.: Someone called and complained about a man smoking drugs behind the dumpsters at Perko’s Cafe, 1153 Lincoln Blvd. Perko’s employees wanted the man to go away and stay away from the restaurant. Police talked with the man, who they noted was a registered sex offender, and had him leave the area.
12:28 p.m.: A resident on the 1700 block of Hummingbird Way wanted to talk to an officer about someone letting her dogs out of her yard. She said she got home and found the side gate wide open and the dogs missing, even though she had made sure it was closed and she didn’t believe the dogs could open the gate themselves. She called back a short time later and said she had found her dogs at the Tracy Animal Shelter.
2:34 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol alerted Tracy police that 20 vehicles appeared to be getting ready to race in a gas station parking lot near West Schulte Road. A second caller said drivers were spinning doughnuts near Promontory Parkway. Several more callers reported cars spinning doughnuts and holding up traffic. One caller said someone punched him in the face after he yelled at the racers. Another caller said the racers beat up his girlfriend. The vehicles eventually drove off toward Schulte Road. A driver in a black Mustang allegedly almost ran one caller off the road near Lammers Road and 11th Street. Police stopped several vehicles and cited at least one driver.
3:57 p.m.: Someone called and said that a woman in a wheelchair was stopped in the middle of the road crying on Holly Drive near Interstate 205. Another person called when the woman was at Holly Drive and Clover Road. An officer checked on the woman, who said she was crying because of stress. Police made sure the woman was safe on the side of the road.
6:27 p.m.: Police were told about a driver going back and forth along Duncan Drive near Costa Court. Someone said the driver was swerving all over the road and almost hit a dog and then stopped in the middle of the street. When an officer arrived, the car was parked on the side of the street, but the driver pulled out in front of the officer, who tried to take him into custody at gunpoint. The man went inside house on Duncan Drive where he had been staying for the past month and refused to come out even after the police surrounded the house. Officers went into the house and took the man into custody around 7:30 p.m. After a visit to the hospital, he was taken to the county jail, where he faces charges of battery on a peace officer, obstructing or resisting an officer, and disorderly conduct.
12:16 a.m.: Police were called to the 900 block of Waylinn Lane for a fistfight that broke out after one neighbor drove into another neighbor’s parked car. The woman who called the police said her camera showed that a neighbor driving a sedan hit her parked Chevy Equinox. About half an hour after the first call, she informed the police that a teenage neighbor had hit her in the face, and soon nine people, both men and women, were fighting. A few minutes later, the teen allegedly got a gun out of the car, but then he put it away. Officers arrived a few minutes after that and put the teen in handcuffs. The police planned to write up a report.
9:45 a.m.: A 13-year-old boy called the police and said someone stole his bike while he was inside Save Mart Supermarkets, 875 S. Tracy Blvd. Witnesses said an older man took the blue road bike and was last seen riding toward the back of the building. The boy’s mother wanted the police to check the area for the bike, which she said was worth about $100.
11:56 a.m.: Someone who lives on the 2500 block of Greystone Drive got home and found her door kicked in. She said the deadbolt and the door frame were broken and her jewelry boxes were gone.
2:05 p.m.: A woman called and said a group of people were apparently selling drugs and smoking in Lincoln Park, 170 E. Eaton Ave. She said her babysitter, who had taken her kids to the park, told her the group tried approaching them. Police checked the park and said the group had already left.
6:08 p.m.: Security guards at the West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road, asked for extra police patrols because of a group of “boisterous” kids who had been fighting. The group left and walked across the parking lot toward the restaurants west of the mall, but then circled around and headed back into Target. Two kids on scooters, age 10 or 11, reportedly refused to leave. The two were found inside the store and one was picked up by a grandparent.
9:22 p.m.: A man who lives on the 200 block of South Central Avenue said his camera recorded two youths taking bicycles from his front yard. He planned to file an online report. Police talked with a group of people at McDonald Park, Central and First Street.
10:40 p.m.: An ambulance crew went to the 300 block of Clover Road to check on a drunken man who had fallen asleep outside, but when they arrived, they found another man who allegedly wanted to slit his own throat running around with a knife. He allegedly stabbed himself and another person. When the police arrived, the man had been disarmed and two people were holding him down. The stab wounds were superficial, and the man who had the knife was restrained and taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. He was scheduled to appear in court in Manteca on Tuesday on charges of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant in a dating relationship and obstructing a peace officer.
9:29 a.m.: A driver told the police she ran into a basketball hoop on the 300 block of Darlene Lane and it fell into the road and she wasn’t sure if she should move it. The driver also said she might need a tow truck for her vehicle.
11:37 a.m.: Employees at Denny’s, 3718 N. Tracy Blvd., said two women and a man walked out the restaurant without paying for their meal. They allegedly tried to use fake money to pay their $34.04 bill and stole a $10 tip off another table. Police searched the area around Motel 6 but couldn’t find them.
1 p.m.: Police were called to check on an older man who was reportedly dancing and humping a light pole near the mall entrance off Corral Hollow Road. An officer checked on the man and reported that he was in fact dancing and the police didn’t need to get involved.
3:37 p.m.: Three kids were seen skateboarding and banging on a wall on the east side of Tracy City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza. An officer found five kids with skateboards in the middle of the plaza and talked to them about other places they could skate instead of at City Hall.
6:13 p.m.: Someone called and complained about a man who had been loitering on the property of the Kwik Serv gas station, 950 W. 11th St., for several days, even after he was told to leave. The caller said the man had been masturbating in front of the business and urinating on the property. Officers looked for the man to give him a trespassing warning but couldn’t find him at the station or in the surrounding area.
11:50 p.m.: A person told the police someone in an SUV tried to run over a man but ended up hitting his car twice instead in the parking lot near Leia’s, 2706 Pavilion Parkway, Ste. 101. The man, who reportedly ran into the bar, was unhurt. Police found an SUV with front-end damage abandoned in front of a business on the 2800 block of Auto Plaza Drive, and they found a man and a woman hiding near the Department of Motor Vehicles across the street. They were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy, and they were scheduled to appear in court in Manteca on Tuesday.
12:40 a.m.: A customer tried to chase down a man who allegedly stole merchandise from Sunset Liquors, 2355 Parker Ave. The customer chase after the man because he knocked his son down as he fled from the store after the theft. The customer said he hit the man in the face and the man tried to hit him with a bottle. The customer was worried the man might see his vehicle parked and know where they live and d something to their house or vehicle. Police told him to stop looking for the man and go home and they would take a report.
7:08 a.m.: A woman on the 1900 block of Raven Court said she got a call from someone who claimed to be from the Social Security Department and told her she needed to call back to get her funds back into her account. The woman told police she had the phone number and the name of the person who called.
10:27 a.m.: A caller told the police a man in a hooded sweatshirt was behaving strangely on the 1200 block of Coolidge Avenue — going up to doors, wandering between houses and crouching between cars. Police found and talked with the man and let him go.
1 p.m.: A resident at Fernwood Apartments, 130 E. 10th St., said two people claiming to be with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. were going from door to door and aggressively trying to get people to show them their utility bills. Police found a large group of solicitors downtown from a solar company who were not affiliated with PG&E. Another caller about an hour later on 100 block of East Eighth Street said someone from the same group wouldn’t take no for an answer and tried to put a foot in the door when the resident tried to close it. Police talked to the solicitors, who said they were from Vista Energy and SFE Energy California, and warned them not to be aggressive toward residents.
4:48 p.m.: A caller at a shopping center on the 1800 block of 11th Street told the police a man was doing drugs in front of a dental office and exposing himself to children passing by. Officers found a man near another store in the shopping center and gave him a warning.
8:48 p.m.: Employees at Starbucks Coffee, 2459 Naglee Road, called the police about a homeless man who was sleeping under a blanket in front of the store after he had been asked to leave. Police gave the man a warning about trespassing and had him move along.
10:09 p.m.: Someone reported that a man who was bowling put his hands on a woman at West Valley Bowl, 2365 East St. The man said he was bowling in a competition and he wanted the woman to be quiet for his game. The dispatcher said the woman sounded intoxicated over the phone. Police talked to both people and let them go.