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Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010 12:00 am

Lodi police found four casings from a nine-millimeter gun in the street in the 1800 block of South Central Avenue at 9:40 p.m. Saturday.

Police were responding to a call from a witness at Vine Street and Central Avenue who said they saw shots fired out of a gold SUV, said Lt. Tod Patterson.

A neighbor also heard the shots fired, and it was unclear if his house was the target. Police could not find anything that was struck by the bullets.

Maggie Creamer

Teen shot by someone riding a bicycle

An 18-year-old went to Lodi Memorial Hospital at 2:30 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to the mid-back.

He told officers that he was alone while walking south on Garfield Street when he was shot by someone on a bicycle, said Lt. Tod Patterson.

He heard two shots, and then realized he'd been shot. He then ran to Lodi and Central avenues and called a friend.

The victim did not know why he had been targeted, and said he is not a member of a gang but does have Norteno friends, Patterson said. He did not have a description of the shooter.

Maggie Creamer

Rain likely today, sunny rest of the week

Even though Lodi received a long rain shower on Sunday, the weather will be clearing up this week.

The heaviest rain for the week was Sunday, but the region is still at risk for scattered rain showers or even a thunderstorm today, according to AccuWeather, a private forecasting service.

Lodi received a third of an inch to an inch during Sunday's storm. The weather has also been chilly, with San Joaquin County's average temperature 6 degrees below normal for the month of April.

Monday will be mostly cloudy skies with wind from the south at 10 to 20 miles per hour.

Tuesday will reach close to 70 degrees, which is a more normal temperatures for the area. No rain is planned until Saturday.

Maggie Creamer

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35 comments:

  • posted at 4:04 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Some of them have been born in Lodi -- I grew up with one of the elder Norteños 30 or more years ago. He was a good kid until about fifth grade, then he started having problems in school.

     
  • posted at 3:09 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    About 10-12 years ago things were a little different, every time the little dearsgot out of line the LPD stepped on their neck. I saw the rouges gallery inthe old LPD building, Polaroid shots of the gang tattoos.. It was under controlthen, the officers I knew then are long gone, to bad because they didn’t takeany Bull S*** from the little punks.. My how times change…Miss Prissy I’llgo T&C one better, name one honest, no bull born and raised in Lodi Gangster Remember now tell the truth you don’t want your nose to grow again…

     
  • posted at 3:01 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    ANYTIME YOU OR YOUR FAMILY ARE SHOT AT, PULL OUT YOUR GUN AND SHOOT BACK....AND SHOOT TO KILL.

     
  • posted at 2:26 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    This is not a sudden gang problem. It has been going on 15-20 years. LPD should be harassing these FELONS 24/7 instead of filling the city coffers with traffic infractions.

     
  • posted at 2:19 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Journey, what kind of warped reasoning is that? I was merely pointing out the fact that it is nearly impossible to get a cc permit in California. It is a "may" issue state, not a "shall" issue state. Local police chiefs will not issue a permit to the average citizen. Ex Chief Hansen is an excellent example of this depraved disregard of the 2nd amendment. Thus, most people in California are carrying illegally. That does not make them bad people (gang bangers excepted.

     
  • posted at 1:39 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    I pray to our lord the LPD reads this and sees how concerned our community is about this sudden gang problem. I believe if we can take care of it now, we will have less problems in the future. I remember reading this newspaper online and reading stories about people doing good for their community. Now in the past week or two its been all about these sudden shootings. Please do something LPD.

     
  • posted at 1:38 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    wdsjr55: So what you are telling me is the only people carrying concealed in Lodi (or in ALL of California) are the bad guys? How crazy is that!

     
  • posted at 1:24 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Weezer. Perhaps LPD needs some guidance from the district attorney. Do we have a district attorney?

     
  • posted at 1:17 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Jake01, I have a solution.Vigilance committees.

     
  • posted at 1:14 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Journey, I have done all those things and can carry in 32 states. The peoples republic of california is not one of them.

     
  • posted at 1:09 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Gator wrote on Apr 12, 2010 3:54 PM:These Gang Bangers are an embarrassment to the honest hard working and proud Mexican Community.You make a VERY Good Statement Gator.

     
  • posted at 1:07 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    pre$$ure$on wrote on Apr 12, 2010 9:45 AM:" Tjeff, don't kid yourself and others. Nearly all those young gang members were born and raised in Lodi.LOL Pressy! You are one ANGRY Man! Do you really epect us to believe that "You KNOW nearly All those young gang bangers were born in Lodi"? I will put you to the test: "Identify nearly All those Gang Bangers born in Lodi"!Hmmmm, I knew you didn't know any of them.Careful what you allege in a blog or I am sure Gang Bangers will be looking for you. Many, Many are not born in the U.S.; but you go on convincing yourself otherwise.

     
  • posted at 1:03 pm on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    The victim did not know why he had been targeted, and said he is not a member of a gang but does have Norteno friends, Patterson said. He did not have a description of the shooter.This is an EVERY DAY Quote from Gang Bangers or Friend's of Gang bangers! "I KNOW NOTHING!"Gangs are making it clear to LPD and us citizens that Gamgs "Rule the streets, "Not the Police"!

     
  • posted at 10:57 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    TYPO.. "TO School",,, Not the Scool

     
  • posted at 10:54 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Now the whiners come out of the woodwork, we nasty white folks shouldn’tPick on the underprivileged, oh give me a break, cut the crap and go the school the choice is yours be a leader or a sheeple.. Others can come hereand succeed what’s the Latino’s problem… Get it through your Lazy A** wedon’t owe you squat…These Gang Bangers are an embarrassment to the honest hard working and proud Mexican Community.. As for Miss Prissy try and tell the truth from now on remember it will set you free.. :-)))

     
  • posted at 9:16 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    In order to make some changes, perhaps the new Chief of Police will have the local gangs in for a sit down and have a beer, or a soda for the under 21 gangbangers and discuss global warming. The only reason the honest people of Lodi could not get a licence to CCW was Chief Main, now that he has retired it will be interesting to see the new Chiefs policy on a very controversial subject. The people that shouldn`t have guns don`t seem to have a problem carrying them, the LPD needs to get proactive, stop and search gang member, they know who they are, a get tough policy just might be the best policy. The poor miss understood youth from the east side is tired of getting dumped on and blames everyone but himself, and the white guy that stays in school, gets an eduction get the blame. Richie won`t except what I would like to post.

     
  • posted at 9:01 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    I'm the first victim to get shot for wearing a red hat, you know what the LPD told me, we seen them run into an apartment but we're not gang task force so wait until Tuesday. Mind you I was already shot.

     
  • posted at 8:56 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    cause there to busy doing nothing, I think I seen a couple of them at the donut shop!

     
  • posted at 7:48 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Husker18- Can advise us what to do? When I see a violent crime, all I can do is call 911. Then nothing happens.I do not speak Spanish, so I don't know how to explain to the gangbangers in Spanglish that shooting people is not good. Their bullets are faster than I can close the door.What do I do, when they close down a street for a "red or blue homie party" Usually the fighting ends and they race off to another street to continue fighting.I have seen them with guns, but there is NO sense of urgency by the 911 operators. They sound bored, and at times defend these criminal activities as "kids having fun".I thought it was illegal to fire a gun in the city? Is it LPD policy to allow gangbangers to shoot in the city?Maybe you can invite the homies to the police station so they can practice under your supervision? If the gangbangers feared you, they would stop. But they don't fear the LPD - WHY?

     
  • posted at 7:00 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    weezer, pressureson has a very debilitating case of "white guilt". He is the typical liberal apologist who finds ways to blame everyone except those who commit the crime, it's what progressives do. Notice that he finds "Anglos" and "great white leaders" very troublesome, they are the reason for poor displaced lowlife wana-be ganstas to try and kill their own because they might dare to fly a different color, kinda sad when you think about it.

     
  • posted at 6:42 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Pre$$ure$on: You make a very interesting and thoughtful point! I hope people can get off their high horse and come up with solutions rather than complaints!

     
  • posted at 6:15 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Curveball makes a good point regarding the idea of spending a hundred thousand + dollars on signs to direct tourists from the highways to downtown. Signs might be a nice touch but security issues should trump pet projects such as this one.

     
  • posted at 5:36 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    pre$$ure$on, are you Anglo yourself or are you practicing reverse racism?

     
  • posted at 4:45 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Tjeff, don't kid yourself and others. Nearly all those young gang members were born and raised in Lodi. They're underprivileged youths that are fed up with getting the short end of the stick on the eastside and being second class citizens by the great Anglo city of Lodi and their long chain of great white leaders and their council puppets. I think you'll see some very positive changes when Chief Benincasa gets organized here soon. Good Luch, Chief!

     
  • posted at 4:38 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    That's how many incidents of the same nature in the past 10 days alone?I'm expecting something drastic from LPD.

     
  • posted at 4:12 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Lodi was a nice place. past not now it is ran by gang bangers. and drug dealers no place for tourist to want to come and good people want to raise there children anymore. move and let the low life have it will send them all there.

     
  • posted at 4:07 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    There sure seems to be a lot of people carrying concealed in Lodi these days. I wonder if they're the honest folk who have taken the classes, passed the tests, registered their firearms, and paid their fees to do so legally as California's gun control laws require?

     
  • posted at 3:57 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    huskers,,how do you know what people do,,or don't do to help the city? As for this statement"Are you personally aware that the LPD has no plans to do anything new about the City's gang issues?" Proof is in the pudding.

     
  • posted at 3:24 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    You have to understand that the City is a lot more interested in collecting traffic violation fines than crime. Traffic fines put money in the bank, criminals cost money. It is all about the money.

     
  • posted at 2:38 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    And I am sure you all could do a much better job than the LPD. You probably shouldn't comment about things that you don't know anything about. Are you personally aware that the LPD has no plans to do anything new about the City's gang issues? Maybe you should try being part of the solution instead of just complaining about the problem. When was the last time you did something useful to help your city?

     
  • posted at 2:11 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Warren,,you're right. Hmmm,I know ,maybe those signs they want to hang up for tourists will help.

     
  • posted at 2:10 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Seems that the little low grade, low life wanna be gangstas have put a bull-eyes on good 'ol Lodi. Will these new actions by groups of ingrate losers and miscreants awake the citizenry, maybe??

     
  • posted at 1:27 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Nice...livable lodi, full of visitors that just want to do the jobs Americans won't do...sure hope we get the ability to defend ourselves soon over the elitist opinions of the LPD

     
  • posted at 1:22 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    curveball - Lodi is already lost... LPD isnt going to do anything new about the gangs and problems they have with these little punks.might as well just make one of them mayor!

     
  • posted at 12:17 am on Mon, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Lodi use to be a pretty nice place.If something big is not done now, you're going to lose it.

     

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