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Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 10:00 pm

Two suspected gang members and a Lodi woman were arrested Tuesday night when police allegedly found two loaded handguns on vehicles where they were standing.


Alejandro Delgado

Police were called at 10:10 p.m. to the 800 block of Woodrow Street on a report of people standing around the street, all wearing the same gang-related color, according to Lodi police.

Officers arrived and allegedly found a gun in one person's belongings, and police then detained three people. All three were arrested after police found a second firearm.


Oscar Santoyo

Alejandro "Alex" Delgado, 18, and Oscar Santoyo, 19, were arrested on suspicion of being gang members in possession of a loaded firearm, participating in a street gang and committing a crime to benefit a gang. Sade Smith, 20, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded firearm in public and participating in a street gang.


Sade Smith

Officers later learned that one of the men was asking where rival gang members lived in the neighborhood, Detective Eric Bradley said.

0ak View Elementary to hold car show

The parents of middle schoolers at Oak View School will hold a car show Saturday to raise funds for their children's Washington D.C. trip.

The show will feature 175 classic and exotic cars, hot rods and rock crawlers.

Food, including tri-tip barbecue, and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.

The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 43 Commerce St. in Lodi. Admission to the event is $10.

Tokay's comedysportz getting last laughs

The Tokay comedysportz high school league team will present its final show of the season on Friday. Comedysportz is a competitive, team improvisational comedy, played just like a sport. In every performance, two teams of improv combatants go head to head competing for audience approval. Throughout the show, the two teams will play a variety of improvisational games.

The comedysportz high school league team will perform in the Temple Baptist Church gymnasium, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Road. The final performance is Friday at 7 p.m. To reserve tickets, call 331-7851.

Galt Certified Farmers Market to open Sunday

Are you ready for some fresh fruit, baked goods, nuts and vegetables?

If so, the Galt Certified Farmers Market could be the place to go.

The market's grand opening is set for Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 500 Fairway Drive, next to Burger King.

As an added bonus, the city of Galt reports, the first 500 mothers shopping at the market Sunday will receive a rose.

The market was approved last fall by the Galt City Council, hoping it would jolt sagging business in the city.

It will run for a six-week trial period, and continue through the fall if successful, said Galt Recreation Supervisor Dave Goldsberry.

Plans call for moving the market to Galt's Old Town in future years.

"Hopefully we'll get off to a good start," Goldsberry said. "We think it's going to be great for the citizens of Galt."

Coroner's report details deaths in county

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's office has released the 2007 coroner's report. Coroners investigated 727 deaths in San Joaquin County last year.

Of those deaths, 301 were natural, 312 were accidents, 58 were suicide, 54 were homicide and two were undetermined, according to the report.

Most natural deaths were the result of heart problems, which accounted for 184 of the deaths.

A total of 124 people died in vehicle accidents, which accounted for about 40 percent of all accidental deaths. Eighteen people died in vehicle accidents in May, the month with the most fatalities.

May also saw the most suicides, with nine deaths attributed to suicide that month. July came in next with eight.

Most of the county's 58 homicides occurred in Stockton, which saw 35. Lodi only had one homicide last year. Thirty nine of the homicides were the result gunshot wounds.

Jiffy Lube settles dumping lawsuit

San Joaquin County will get $10,000 and Sacramento County will receive $170,000 through an environmental settlement with Jiffy Lube International.

The money is part of a $500,000 fine the oil changing company agreed to pay, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

Twelve counties, the city of Los Angeles and the state's Attorney General's Office were involved in the case that accused Jiffy Lube of improperly disposing of used motor oil and antifreeze.

As part of the settlement, Jiffy Lube agreed to train all of its employees to make sure they comply with state and local environmental laws, according to District Attorney Jan Scully's office.

Jiffy Lube will also audit itself to make sure procedures are followed, will allow any Jiffy Lube business to be inspected and will make sure each shop has proper storage containers.

Sacramento County get the largest amount of money, with $80,000 each going to Riverside and San Bernardino counties and $70,000 to the Attorney General's Office. The remaining counties, including San Joaquin, will receive $10,000 each.

What do you make with fresh strawberries?

Do you use fresh strawberries in your recipes? When this sweet fruit comes in season, is there a strawberry dish you just have to have? If so, we would like to include your recipes in an upcoming story. To submit your strawberry recipes, e-mail Pam Bauserman at pamelab@lodinews.com or send them to P.O. Box 1360, Lodi, CA 95241.

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3 comments:

  • posted at 8:42 am on Thu, May 8, 2008.

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    yeah, these guys look like the type of pusses that would use a gun to solve a problem- a gang problem. I guess there is no pride anymore-where you fight, pick up the other off of the ground, shake hands, then continue on with the day. The problem occurs, when one gets the "s" beat out of him for running his mouth. and instead of taking it like a man, he wants to retaliate w/ a gun. Ridiculous

     
  • posted at 4:34 am on Thu, May 8, 2008.

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    Well done LPD. The law abiding citizens of Lodi appreciate your work to get these derilect thugs off our streets and out of our town.

     
  • posted at 4:14 am on Thu, May 8, 2008.

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    Officers later learned that one of the men was asking where rival gang members lived in the neighborhood, Detective Eric Bradley said.---Great job, LPD for the timely response that resulted in the arrests of what appears to be non-Lodi residents.

     

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