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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:06 am, Mon Jul 18, 2011.

Lodi scrap thieves are preying on catalytic converters — especially those in Toyota trucks and sport utility vehicles. While the Lodi Police Department regularly receives calls from victims wanting to file a theft report, this week has seen a spike in activity.

Nine separate incidents of catalytic converters being ripped from vehicles were reported Wednesday. The result is vehicles scattered around the community in need of sometimes thousands of dollars in repairs. Six of the nine thefts reported Wednesday took place in the rectangle formed by Lodi Avenue, North Church Street and Turner and Lower Sacramento roads, according to police reports.

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  • Joe Baxter posted at 12:29 pm on Tue, Jul 19, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Word on the street is that while people are away on vacation the FBI, Homeland Security, CIA, Border Patrol, USDA, SPCA, MADD, USAF, USMC. USN, USCG, and ICE take advantage and plant both listening devices and hidden cameras.
    Boogity, Boogity BOO !!

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:22 am on Tue, Jul 19, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Just who knows, maybe the Lodi News-Sentinel could be a part of Mr. Murdoch's glorious, crumbling empire due to illegal hackng, snooping and cell phone conversations that were illegally hacked? After all, Mr Weybret didn't you indeed hire or enlist the services of such a person to "track down" a certain party that was accused by yourself of making unwanted comments concerning your past life? And weren''t you surprised, talk goes, that that certain blogger was using a Lodi News-Sentinel computer rith at the Sentinel office? So the assumption was that it was one of the Sentinel employees and I noticed my favorite Sentinel personality was gone immediately and apparently no criminal charges were ever filed against thisperson of interest. so why the need to "hunt" this person down for comments that apparently must have been true? I personally see vindictiveness, IMO, in the hierarchy of the Lodi News-Sentinel , to use any means possible to protect themselves at any cost, including hiring computer nerds to satisfy their own personal agenda. Fittingly, this turned out to be a very embarrassing situation for the Sentinel controllers.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:01 am on Tue, Jul 19, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    *I just happen to reside at the address that phony joe bloe alluded to in his post, which, by the way should never have been allowed to be posted by the webmaster, Simon Birch, supposedly an employee or sub-contractor for the Sentinel My name is listed in the phone book, along wit my address and unlisted phone number, so why would phony joe bloe allude to it on this public blogsite for all to see if he weren't seemingly stalking me and try to scare me? Well, phony joe bloe, my wife is terrified and I'm angry you stooped so low as to your stupid, naive post The more I tend to think you are a subversive type anonymous blogger planted here by this newspaper, like the old blogsite seemingly had that always praised the good ol' boys and the ground they walked when the citizen consensus was making them look like the pandering group they act like.

  • Robert Chapman posted at 2:47 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    MR. CHANEY, first off, I am not Joe Baxter's "pal", secondly, you must have read something nobody else can read. I saw no address in any post I read. Maybe you suffer from paranoia? Good luck taking "matters" to a criminal level when no crime is apparent.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:45 am on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Jerry stated...If the Bureau of Automotive Repair would start approving the dozens of perfectly good 3rd party Catalytic Converters, there would be one less crime to deal with for our Police.

    Jerry.... I was thinking along the same lines as you. It seems like this is more an engineering problem where the car industry could address these kind problems so the police do not have to worry about this. Good point!

  • Doug Chaney posted at 7:21 am on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Mr. chapman, your pal, phony joe, just naively posted my address for all to see. Now I'm in Vancouver, BC, on vacation for a week and when I get home, I innvite him, or anyone else that would like to meet me to come and introduce themselves, especially phony joe baxter. If he chooses to continue showinng signs of stalking me and doesn't come and introduce phony joe to me, I'm going to take these matters to the criminal level. Phony joe, you,ve overstepped your bounds and my wife is terrified for the fact that you purposely posted my address. You are a pathetic, demented man hiding your supposedly power of your ccw threats also. You are one very stupid person to do something like this, you need help, phony joe.

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 7:35 pm on Sun, Jul 17, 2011.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 364

    Thefts are UP because the State is in the back pocket (or is it the Fly) of Car Dealers. If the Bureau of Automotive Repair would start approving the dozens of perfectly good 3rd party Catalytic Converters, there would be one less crime to deal with for our Police.

  • Robert Chapman posted at 5:19 pm on Sun, Jul 17, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Joe Baxter, your post doesn't make much sense? Did you post to wrong thread?

  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:26 am on Sun, Jul 17, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Phony Joe, I figured you'd pull out that ccw and blow him to pieces? LOL

  • Joe Baxter posted at 2:13 pm on Sat, Jul 16, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    You would be surprised what a baseball bat can do to feet and ankles sticking out from under a truck or suv if they aren't supposed to be there.



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