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Posted: Sunday, June 1, 2008 10:00 pm

Three people were arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of firing gunshots at two residences in the 900 block of Comanche Way, just south of Turner Road, according to Lodi police. Both homes were occupied, but no one was hit by the bullets, police said.

The incident took place at 1:10 a.m., when a bullet hit the sliding-glass door to the dining area, then continued into the kitchen door leading to the garage, police said. Another gunshot hit a second house.

Officers arrested three men a short time later after their car passed a patrol car on Stockton Street near Lodi Avenue, police said. The officer made a U-turn and followed the black Hyundai north on Stockton Street. The driver zig-zagged on different streets trying to evade officers until they were stopped on Kettleman Lane, police said. Officers said they spotted a bullet casing on the floor of the car.

Officers were able to search the vehicle because one of the occupants, Jesus Sotelo, 25, of Lodi, was on probation, police said. They found a loaded Colt .45 handgun and arrested all three people in the car, police said.

Sotelo, Juan Manuel Garcia, 22, of Lodi, and Shawn Holloway, 26, who showed a Florida address but was known to work in Lodi, were arrested on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, possessing a loaded firearm and stolen property, police said.

WOW Museum fund-raiser Friday

Lodi-area wines and hors d'oeuvres will be available while touring the future site of the World of Wonders Science Museum in Downtown Lodi on Friday night.

Several museum exhibits will be on display at the museum site on the bottom floor of the Downtown parking garage at Sacramento and Pine streets.

The 12,000-square-foot museum, due to open in the fall, will be modeled after the San Francisco Exploratorium to give children and adults the chance to explore the world around them through science. The museum has contracted with the Exploratorium to provide 30 to 35 rotating exhibits in Lodi each year.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Danz Jewelers, Beckman Optometry or by calling 327-6369. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward building the museum.

For more information, visit www.wowsciencemuseum.org.

Man interrupts car burglary

A man interrupted two people who broke into his car at 1:22 a.m. Sunday on Ham Lane, just south of Pine Street, according to Lodi police. One of them was arrested on suspicion of burglary after a brief chase.

Cpl. Tim Fritz saw the suspects running near Locust Street and Fairmont Avenue and found one of them hiding in bushes in the front yard of a residence in the 1000 block of West Elm Street, police said.

The person arrested was a 17-year-old from Lodi. The other suspect got away. Nothing appeared to have been taken in the burglary, police said.

Car, motorcycle collide

A 2006 Toyota Camry and a Harley Davidson collided at 11 p.m. Saturday in the intersection of Lockeford and Calaveras streets, according to Lodi police.

James Carroll, 47, driver of the 1999 Harley, was transported to a local hospital because of a leg injury, police said.

The accident took place when the driver of the Camry, Tina Edwards, 34, of Galt, driving east on Lockeford Street, made a left turn onto Calaveras Street, police said. Carroll was driving west on Lockeford Street. Both vehicles were towed away.

Man hit in head with hammer during fight

A man was hit in the head with a hammer during a fight Sunday afternoon in front of an apartment complex in the 400 block of North Church Street, according to Lodi police.

Police set up several patrol cars within a block of each direction hoping to find the person who hit the man, but he wasn't located. Lt. Steve Price said.

The victim, who was not seriously injured, was taken by ambulance to Lodi Memorial Hospital, but he was uncooperative with officers and hospital personnel, Price said.

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1 comment:

  • posted at 8:11 am on Mon, Jun 2, 2008.


    Well done LPD. Keep up the good work !



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