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Teen arrested for battery on officer, drug possession

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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2011 6:35 am | Updated: 8:09 am, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Gonzalo Santiago Ortiz, 19, was arrested Friday morning for possession of narcotics and battery on an officer, according to the Lodi Police Department.

Ortiz was arrested around 4 a.m. near the intersection of South Garfield and Tokay streets. He resisted an officer and was wrestled to the ground, said Cpl. Sierra Brucia. The officer was not injured. The suspect sustained an abrasion on his face during the apprehension.

Ortiz was charged with battery on an officer, obstruction of a police officer, possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct and transportation of a controlled substance.

Contact reporter Jordan Guinn at jordang@lodinews.com.

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