After allegedly knocking a woman to the ground while she held an infant, a drunken motorcyclist led Lodi police on a chase surpassing speeds of 100 mph.
That incident capped off a busy Saturday for local police, who handled a number of crimes including a felon who had a rifle in his vehicle when he rammed a police car.
The first incident of note happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when police got a tip regarding a federal parolee who had been the subject of a SWAT operation earlier this month.
U.S. Marshals had been looking for Daniel Salazar, 28, of Lodi, and Lodi detectives on Saturday went to a home in the 300 block of Finch Run, said Sgt. Chris Jacobson.
Detectives, who could see Salazar inside the house listening to a police scanner, surrounded the home and contacted the owner. He was arrested without further incident.
At 2 p.m., police got a tip about another man who was wanted on warrants, ranging from drugs to driving under the influence. Officers went to the 1400 block of Graffigna Avenue, where Jacob Timmerman, 21, was rumored to be staying.
Residents initially denied that Timmerman was in the home but they ultimately complied with police, who found him in the garage.
Neighbors told police that Timmerman had eluded police a number of ways, including riding to and from the house in the trunk of a car, Jacobson said.
Later that afternoon, Officer Sierra Brucia was driving on Lodi Avenue around 4:45 p.m. when he saw an oncoming vehicle speeding, spinning its tires and losing control. Brucia made a U-turn and caught up to the vehicle on Central Avenue, where it turned into a parking lot and struck a utility pole, Jacobson said.
The driver, Thomas Birt, 31, began to run from the scene but then got back into the vehicle and reversed into Brucia's patrol car, damaging the fender, Jacobson said.
Birt tried to run again, but Officer Heather Metcalf found him a few blocks away and arrested him.
Police allegedly found a rifle and ammunition in Birt's vehicle, as well as ammunition in his pocket, Jacobson said. Because Birt is a convicted felon, he is not allowed to possess guns or ammunition. Officers also arrested him on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license.
Then, around 11:45 p.m., officers were called to the domestic violence incident, where Adam Akin, 25, had allegedly pushed a female to the ground in the 400 block of Stanislaus Street, near Turner Road and Highway 99. She was holding a 7-month-old baby at the time, and neither was injured.
Akin left on a motorcycle as officers arrived at the scene, and he fled when police followed him, Jacobson said.
Akin headed west on Turner Road, reaching speeds of 90 mph, according to officers' reports. The pursuit continued north on Lower Sacramento Road, also reaching 90 mph, and then east on Woodbridge Road where the motorcycle passed speeds of 100 mph, according to police.
When Akin reached the dead-end of Woodbridge Road east of Highway 99, his motorcycle got stuck in an orchard and officers arrested him at gunpoint.
Police soon determined that Akin was driving under the influence, and they also arrested him on suspicion of evading police, domestic violence and cruelty to a child.
About two hours later, police were arresting someone for public intoxication in Downtown Lodi when they heard yelling and found a large fight in the street outside a bar. Some of those involved were reportedly wearing costumes.
Reports on that incident were not finished Monday, but there were no major injuries. In the process, one man was arrested for violating a restraining order.