A 31-year-old Lodi man driving more than 80 mph on Turner Road was arrested after crashing into a tree and a parked car Sunday night, according to Lodi police.
Christopher Rivera was booked into Lodi jail on suspicion of drunken driving, evading officers, driving with a suspended license and hit and run, police said.
The incident began at 9:30 p.m., when an officer attempted to stop Rivera, who was speeding on Turner Road, police said. Rivera kept speeding, turned south on California Street and hit a tree before going west on Palm Avenue and hitting a parked car in the 500 block, police said.
Rivera tried to run away, but a neighbor caught him and sat on his chest until officers arrived, police said.
Woman accused of pulling daughter's hair identified
The woman arrested for reportedly dragging her 14-year-old daughter by her hair at the Lodi Grape Festival has been identified as Jennifer Icardo, 45, of Lodi, according to Lodi police.
Icardo was arrested on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child after ripping clumps of hair from her daughter's head at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
The girl had reportedly run away from home. Another girl told Icardo that her daughter had been beaten up and was seen walking toward the Grape Festival, police said.
Icardo went to the festival grounds and found her daughter, but there was no indication that the 14-year-old had been beaten up, police said.
Two arrested after running from Lodi Police
Two parolees from Thornton who ran from Lodi police officers were arrested Saturday afternoon, police said.
Jose Manuel Velazquez and Benito Delarosa, both 24, dodged in front of traffic while crossing Kettleman Lane at School Street at about 1:30 p.m., police said. Delarosa ran north on Sacramento Street as Velazquez ran south.
Delarosa ran through two houses, one in the 1100 block of South Sacramento Street and another in the 00 block of Park Street, trying to hide from police Cpl. Roger Butterfield, who was chasing him, police said.
Meanwhile Officer Dale Eubanks went south on Sacramento Street looking for Velazquez, police said. After someone in the 1300 block of South Sacramento Street reported that someone was hiding in his truck, Velazquez jumped out of the man's truck, ran out a gate and headed west on Tamarack Drive and south on School Street toward Kettleman Lane, police said. Eubanks captured Velazquez in the 1200 block of South Sacramento Street.
Velazquez was arrested on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm, a concealed firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, loitering on private property and parole violation, police said. Eubanks found a gun on the private property where Velazquez was in the truck, according to a police report.
Delarosa was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer, trespassing, possession of a controlled substance and less than an ounce of marijuana, and parole violation, police said. Delarosa had methamphetamine in his possession when he was booked at Lodi Jail, police said.
Woodbridge Wilderness Area closed for the year
The Woodbridge Wilderness Area south of the Mokelumne River will be closed until further notice due to dangerous conditions in the aftermath of a major fire on Sept. 7, according to Woodbridge Fire Chief Michael Kirkle.
The wilderness area has been closed to the public because there are a lot of snags and burned tree limbs ready to fall, Kirkle said.
"We certainly don't want anyone injured," he added.
Kirkle said he asked for the wilderness area to be closed, and the San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation Department agreed.