Lodi police and two other agencies arrested 23 people after searching 119 locations on Thursday and Friday, according to police Detective Eric Bradley. Lodi police officers, San Joaquin County Probation officers and California Parole agents teamed up for compliance checks on gang members and high-priority offenders. The purpose was to target repeat offenders in an effort to prevent future crimes, Bradley said.
Arrested were Christina Benton, 24, on a local warrant; Gary Rudd, 44, on suspicion of marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia and parole violation; Marcus Light, 21, Christopher Tarvin, 28, Fernando Salazar, 29, and Cilina Ortega, 33, all on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia; Rachel aka Irene aka Ruby Cortez, 27, on suspicion of possessing drugs without a prescription and methamphetamine; Steven Ortega, 27, on suspicion of being under the influence of narcotics, possessing methamphetamine and drugs without a prescription; and parole violation; Adam Akin, 28, and Jerlyn Lang, 32, on suspicion of possession of marijuana and obstruction; Cindy Pichardo and Anjela Rojas, 28, both on two warrants; Jose Garcia, 28, on three warrants; Martin Nastasia, 26, Tyson Spears, 31, Holly Whipple, 30, and Terry Sumpter, 32, all on parole violations; Ronnie Wood, 21, on suspicion of possessing dangerous weapon and drug paraphernalia, plus a probation violation; David Stark, 38, on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and a parole violation; Michael Natera, 19, and two juveniles whose names were withheld on suspicion of resisting or obstructing an officer; and Albert Tunsen, 25, on suspicion of parole violation and a traffic warrant.
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