On Tuesday, January 2, 2017, at about 9:15 PM, Santa Cruz Police responded to a call regarding a subject with a rifle standing near a truck on Western Drive and numerous calls of shots fired. The subject fled the area in the vehicle. During a search of the scene, SCPD Officers located two empty 12 gauge shotgun shells on the road.
As the SCPD patrol team canvassed the area and interviewed witnesses, dispatch reported a call of a man wielding an ax in the 200 block of McPherson Street. Officers immediately responded and located a truck matching the description provided in the Western Drive incident. The vehicle was empty, but several firearms were in plain view, including a 12 gauge shotgun.
Michael Tracy’s background investigation revealed he is a convicted felon and is out of jail on his recognizance from a previous gun case.
Santa Cruz Police arrested Michael Tracy for six counts of felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a large capacity magazine, negligent discharge of a firearm and possession of ammunition.