Tracy Police Chief Jason Lichty, in his annual incident report, describes 2016 as another busy year.
Tracy police officers responded to 1,731 calls during 2016. That’s about a 17% decline from the 2,093 calls logged in 2015, but a 9% increase from the 1,586 incidents police handled in 2014.
As was the case is past years, Tracy was relatively free of serious crime in 2016, but not immune to problems.
Tracy again did not have any murders, but there were seven assault cases investigated. Tracy did not have an armed robbery in 2016, but there were nine burglaries investigated. Tracy police investigated 49 theft incidents, two criminal sex complaints, and 20 “domestic” and 15 “harassment” calls. Tracy police responded to 18 “public disturbance” calls, investigated 13 “scams,” and checked on four “runaway” cases.
During 2016, police handled five alcohol-related incidents, a dozen check-fraud and forgery cases, and 25 “damage to property” cases.
Police responded to two lost or found children cases, and one mental illness and one elder watch case, while assisting with 28 personal injury calls. Police were involved in picking up seven individuals on warrants.
Officers investigated a single “hit and run” complaint. Police assisted with 28 personal property accidents, and five trespass complaints.
Police were investigated 65 city ordinance violations, and 32 parking complaints.
“Animal complaint” was among Tracy’s most frequent police complaints last year, with 139 incidents.
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Public-service related calls constitute a large percentage of Tracy police calls. Police were called upon 57 times to assists people with keys locked in vehicles. City police handled 36 welfare checks and assisted with 35 funeral escorts. A total of 362 police calls were listed as “”assist.”
The incident report was presented to the Tracy City Council last week.