Teens face felonies after high-speed chase
Two men were arrested after leading Lodi Police on a chase at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour late Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. Lodi Police Officer Kevin Kent initially marked the vehicle for exhibition of speed at Central Avenue and Maple Street while looking for a shooting suspect shortly after gunfire was reported. The driver and passenger of the Ford F-150 fled to Highway 99 and then rolled the truck on the northbound Acampo Road exit. The driver was taken to Lodi memorial Hospital with a minor hand injury.
- Felony, misdemeanor charges
Joaquin Garcia, 18, and his 17-year-old accomplice were booked
on 11 charges Wednesday night, including nine felonies. They
- Assault with a firearm on a person — Felony
- Shooting at an inhabited building — Felony
- Negligently shooting a firearm — Felony
- Displaying a firearm — Felony
- Possession of a stolen vehicle — Felony
- Evading police — Felony
- Evading the wrong way on a road — Felony
- Shooting from a vehicle — Felony
- Participating in a criminal street gang — Felony
- Obstructing an officer — Misdemeanor
- Possession of marijuana — Misdemeanor
— Source: Lodi Police Department
Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010 12:00 am
Updated: 6:11 am, Fri Nov 12, 2010.
Two alleged local gang members are facing a litany of felony
charges for their involvement in two incidents Wednesday night,
culminating in a rollover vehicle accident at the end of a
high-speed chase with local police.
Joaquin Garcia, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested
late Wednesday night on 11 charges, including nine felonies,
according to Detective Eric Bradley of the Lodi Police Department.
Since the 17-year-old is a minor, his identity was not disclosed.
He was booked into juvenile hall, while Garcia was sent to Lodi
Friday, November 12, 2010 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:11 am.