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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007 10:00 pm

A Lodi parolee was arrested this weekend on suspicion of stabbing his younger brother during a fight over a woman.

Joshua Valdez, 22, and his brother, Christopher Valdez, 20, began fighting in the 500 block of East Pine Street around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday, Lodi Police Lt. Chris Piombo said.

Christopher Valdez had moved in with his brother a few weeks earlier from Eureka, and the two apparently started fighting over Christopher Valdez's girlfriend, who still lives in Humboldt County, Piombo said after reviewing a preliminary report on the matter.

The brothers chased each other through the house and, at one point, Joshua Valdez began stabbing Christopher Valdez, Piombo said. Police found a blood trail leading north two blocks to the 500 block of East Locust Street.

Christopher Valdez was taken to the hospital with stab wounds to the hand, ear and chest, Piombo said.

Joshua Valdez was charged Monday with assault with a deadly weapon, with enhancements that it caused great bodily injury and that he had served a prior prison term, according to San Joaquin County court records.

Man not charged in police dog punching

A vehicle burglary suspect allegedly punched a Lodi police dog at least twice this weekend, but prosecutors did not charge Shaw with harming a peace officer's dog.

Officer Eric Shaw and his dog Dodger were on patrol around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when he saw an open car window in the 800 block of South Pleasant Avenue, Lt. Chris Piombo said.

Shaw saw a peron's legs sticking out of the window, shone a spotlight on the suspect and told him to get out of the car, Piombo said.

The man, later identified by police as Arturo Duran, 23, did not comply with Shaw's commands and Shaw's canine partner bit him, Piombo said. Duran then allegedly attacked the dog, punching him at least twice.

The dog bit Duran again and Shaw tackled him, and then another officer arrived and helped detain Duran, Piombo said. Dodger did not require veterinary treatment but appeared to be a bit stiff after the incident, he said.

San Joaquin County prosecutors charged Duran on Monday with misdemeanor counts of tampering with a vehicle and resisting arrest, according to court records.

Driver sought in hit-and-run involving bicyclist

A bicyclist received major injuries after he was hit by a vehicle this weekend just south of Lodi, and California Highway Patrol officers are asking the public for help finding the driver.

Earl Lee Willis, 64, of Stockton, was bicycling east on Live Oak Road east of the Highway 99, near Armstrong Road, at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, according to the CHP.

A westbound vehicle hit Willis and fled the scene, leaving him lying on the shoulder, Officer Adrian Quintero said.

Officers and medics were called when people saw Willis lying on the road. He was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital with major head trauma, broken ribs and a collapsed lung, Quintero said.

Willis was able to give officers a statement at the scene and said he was riding in the correct lane near the shoulder when the car hit him head-on. Officers confirmed that he was using a bicycle headlamp, Quintero said.

Anyone with information on the vehicle, which would likely have damage to the front left corner, is asked to contact the CHP at 943-8600.

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