On March 20, 2023, at approximately 4:57 pm, Tracy Police Department Patrol Officers were dispatched to a call in the 1900 block of Bridle Creek Circle regarding a domestic violence report.
Through the investigation, Tracy PD Officers learned that the victim, Jane Doe, was brutally assaulted over the course of the day by her boyfriend, identified as Michael Anthony Garcia (39 years old of Tracy).
During the assault, Garcia killed the victim’s dog and made several threats to kill the victim. Once Garcia fled the residence, the victim called a family member, who called 9-1-1 on her behalf.
With assistance from the Tracy Police Department’s General Investigation Unit (GIU), Special Investigations Unit (SIU), and Special Enforcement Team (SET), Garcia was located and arrested in the 400 block of West Kavanaugh Avenue the following day. Garcia was booked into county jail on the following charges:
PC 206 – Torture
PC 273.5 – Corporal injury on spouse/partner
PC 245(a)(2) – Assault with a deadly weapon (firearm)
PC 422 – Criminal Threats
PC 136.1(a)(1) – Victim intimidation
PC 597(a) – Animal cruelty
PC 207 – Kidnapping
PC 591.5 – Obstruction a person from calling 9-1-1
PC 29800 – Convicted felon in possession of a firearm
Due to the sensitive nature of the crimes being investigated and to protect the victim in this case, no additional information will be released.
This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information relating to these crimes, please contact Detective Lissette Ortiz at Lissette.Ortiz@TracyPD.com or (209) 831-6569.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact Chest of Hope at (209) 259-5552, the San Joaquin County Family Justice Center at (209) 468-2600 or SJCFamilyJusticeCenter.com, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at +1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or by texting “START” to 88788.