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Lodi Insider’s Guide to the Happiest Place on Earth

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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2011 9:30 am | Updated: 8:42 pm, Tue Apr 26, 2011.

Disneyland. The Happiest Place on Earth. The sound of the Disneyland Railroad steam whistle piercing the air. The wind blowing through your hair as you plunge into the darkness of Space Mountain. The aroma of popcorn as you stroll down Main Street U.S.A. The Magic Kingdom.  

Oh, and the crowds packed shoulder to shoulder in the summer heat waiting to see a parade, seemingly endless lines for a minute-long ride, paying $12 for a fast-food hamburger and soda and screaming children because they can’t have that Mickey Mouse shaped balloon that will float out of their hands shortly after you spend far too much money on it.

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Between the hours of 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, the Lodi Police Department received 140 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls:


Petty theft: 8:10 a.m. — Someone stole beer from a store on the 200 block of West Lockeford Street.

Burglary: 8:49 a.m. — A resident on the 400 block of East Elm street interrupted a burglary at their neighbor’s house, in which someone stole recycled cans and a dog from the garage.

Suspicious activity: 10:59 a.m. — A man was seen hiding in the bushes in the center median on the 800 block of South Cherokee Lane.

Vandalism: 12:46 p.m. — Someone spray-painted the walls at the corner of Eden Street and South Central Avenue.

Suspicious activity: 12:56 p.m. — A man with a large black bag was seen trying to open storage room doors behind the complex on the 400 block of West Walnut Avenue.

Suspicious activity: 5:06 p.m. — A motorist at the corner of Lodi Avenue and Lower Sacramento Road said the driver of a silver car pointed an unknown object at him, and the passenger was wearing a ski mask.


Suspicious activity: 1:37 a.m. — A resident on the 700 block of South Crescent Avenue said they heard six gunshots to the west.

Municipal code violation: 7:14 a.m. — A male transient on a bicycle was seen going through recyclable bins on the 1000 block of North Ham Lane.



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