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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2007 10:00 pm

A man was carjacked Thursday night after his vehicle was rear-ended and he got out to talk to the other driver, Lodi police said.

Roman Guzman was stopped at a red light at Harney and Cherokee lanes at 11:45 p.m., Lt. Chet Somera said. An older light-colored Ford Mustang hatchback struck him from behind, and Guzman got out of his idling 2003 black Ford F-150 truck to talk to the other driver.

The other driver appeared to be stalling for a minute as the two discussed damages, and then another man got out of the passenger seat of the Mustang, Somera said.

The Mustang's driver suddenly shoved Guzman to the ground while the other man ran to Guzman's truck and drove away. The Mustang's driver fled in his own car.

Guzman was not injured, but by Friday afternoon nobody had been arrested and his truck had not been found.

Somera said police are looking for any witnesses who were in the area, and he also warned people to be careful in such situations. He said Guzman could have turned off his vehicle and kept the keys with him but said that if the suspects really wanted the truck, they could have then forcefully taken the keys from him.

Police seek witnesses in shootings

A day after what Lodi police believe was a gang-related shooting, investigators on Friday were still looking for the victim's vehicle, as well as witnesses and a second shooter. They also do not know if was connected to a Wednesday night shooting.

At 4 p.m. Thursday, a light blue Chevrolet Suburban was driving east on Elm Street when it reached Central Avenue, where a group of juveniles were standing on the street's south sidewalk. About six shots were fired at the vehicle, which left the scene, Detective Sgt. Steven Price said.

Detectives arrested a 15-year-old juvenile identified as a shooter, but believe a second shooter got away, Price said.

The victim's vehicle likely has several gunshot holes on the right side, but it has not been found and no victims have turned up at area hospitals.

No guns have been recovered, and Price asked anyone who finds a gun to not touch it, but instead call police. He also asked anyone with knowledge of the victim's vehicle, or anyone who witnessed the shooting, to call police.

Investigators do not know if the incident is related to a shooting the previous night, in which a juvenile was injured and vehicles and a house were hit, Price said.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact Detective Mike Kermgard at 333-6877. Anonymous callers may contact Lodi-Area Crime Stoppers at 333-6771.

Home burns west of Lodi

A home burned Friday on Moore Road off Highway 12.

The fire was reported around 5:40 p.m., and Woodbridge firefighters soon called for a second alarm at the home west of Lodi. Area fire crews from Thornton, Liberty, Morada and Lodi fire departments staffed Woodbridge Fire's stations, and some were called to the scene to provide more water.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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5 comments:

  • posted at 10:56 am on Sun, Aug 12, 2007.

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    Yes, "Darwin Awards", be very careful what you type in response to any article. Ignorance is extremely high in Lodi and your words will be misconstrued, misinterpreted and even taken personally.

     
  • posted at 8:26 am on Sun, Aug 12, 2007.

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    wow take a chill pill. do you honestly think i am serious? get a life!

     
  • posted at 7:24 am on Sun, Aug 12, 2007.

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    This is an old car jacking they have been using in L.A. for years. Best thing to do is lock your keys in the car and walk to a local business to call police even if you have a cell. You need the witnesses.

     
  • posted at 1:43 pm on Sat, Aug 11, 2007.

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    and what about the innocent people on the street smart one. there are always a few bystanders on the streets walking playing or what ever and they get shot down. WHAT IF IT IS ONE OF YOUR LOVED ONES?

     
  • posted at 3:58 am on Sat, Aug 11, 2007.

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    If enough of the gang idiots shoot themselves, that will reduce the gang problem. Maybe we should provide lessons and target practice for them so they can learn to shoot straight?

     

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