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Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2008 10:00 pm

Lodi police believe they may have solved at least one of the recent burglaries that have plagued the Eastside.

Police arrested two Lodi residents Thursday night on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy after receiving a tip that they were selling stolen jewelry, according to Sgt. Tod Patterson.

Sundeep Singh, 20, and Nevilledeep Sidhu, 22, were arrested after someone identified them as having sold jewelry from a burglary, Patterson said. Property taken from the alleged burglary was returned to the property owner, Patterson said.

Singh was also arrested on two warrants for burglary and grand theft, and Sidhu was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, Patterson said.

Officers found Singh walking along West Lane on Thursday night, while Sidhu was arrested after a short foot pursuit near the Comfort Inn on North Cherokee Lane, Patterson said.

Police had taken 10 daytime burglary reports during a three-week period between Hilborn Street and Concord Avenue, and between Central Avenue and Lloyd Street.

The burglaries tended to happen between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Lt. Chris Piombo said last week. Thieves have stolen several laptops and TVs, including a 32-inch plasma screen, Piombo said.

Anyone with more information on any burglaries that have taken place on the Eastside may call Officer Nick Rafiq at 333-6732.

S.F. obtains $2 million payment for bay oil spill

SAN FRANCISCO - Agents for the owner of a cargo ship that dumped 54,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay have agreed to pay the city of San Francisco $2 million for damages caused by the spill.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the agreement announced Sunday was an "initial payment" to cover the costs of the November crash, not a final settlement.

Thousands of birds died, oil-fouled beaches closed, and Northern California's crabbing season was delayed after the 900-foot Cosco Busan sideswiped the Bay Bridge, cutting a huge gash in its hull.

Herrera said the money would go toward recouping the city's cleanup costs immediately following the spill.

Invasive moth found in Sonoma County

SONOMA - An invasive moth that has spurred state plans to spray Bay area communities with a chemical has been found by agriculture officials in Sonoma County.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has trapped a male light brown apple moth in Sonoma and has started trapping efforts to see if the pest has infested the area.

The state is planning to spray a chemical called CheckMate over Berkeley, Oakland and other East Bay communities in August to combat the spread of the moth, an Australian species which the state says threatens more than 2,000 varieties of plants and crops.

Officials say the state received 640 complaints of people feeling ill after spraying occurred in Santa Cruz County last fall.

State Food and Agriculture spokesman Steve Lyle says Sonoma County could be quarantined if more of the moths are found.

'Halloween robber' sentenced to 3 years

SACRAMENTO - It was a few weeks before Halloween last fall when two Northern California men spray-painted their hair and slapped on face paint, sunglasses and head coverings before robbing a bank.

The disguises didn't work.

The men prosecutors dubbed the "Halloween bank robbers" were convicted of robbing Schools Financial Credit Union in Yuba City last September.

Twenty-nine-year-old Chandler Edward Saso, of Marysville, was sentenced Friday to three years in prison. Twenty-year-old Andrew Wilson, of Sacramento, was sentenced last month to 30 months in prison.

Wineries see record overseas sales for 2007

SACRAMENTO - More people around the world are drinking wines from California.

The Wine Institute says California wines set a record for overseas sales revenue last year.

The state produces 95 percent of U.S. wine exports, which rose nearly 9 percent to $951 million last year.

Revenue increased at least 20 percent in Canada and several East Asian countries.

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  • posted at 4:21 am on Mon, Mar 3, 2008.


    Former Lodi Resident wrote on Mar 3, 2008 9:15 AM: "Yea, just call the LPD if you have any info on those burgarlies and they will probably ignore you just like how they did to me 2 years ago."

    You're bringing this up again? So, what happened? Kids from your son's class burglarized your house, right?

  • posted at 3:15 am on Mon, Mar 3, 2008.


    Yea, just call the LPD if you have any info on those burgarlies and they will probably ignore you just like how they did to me 2 years ago.



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