default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Lodi police suspect a link in recent commercial burglaries

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:00 am

Lodi police believe the same culprits are responsible for a string of commercial burglaries early Wednesday morning.

Around 3:30 a.m., officers responded to Tabby Wireless, located at 523 W. Harney Lane, after reports of a burglary. At the scene, officers discovered that a car had driven through the front of the business, allowing thieves to steal cellphone equipment, Lodi Police Sgt. Doug Chinn said.

Around 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a martial arts studio, at 412 W. Lodi Ave., and found that a cinderblock had been through the front window of the business. Next door, officers noticed that the front window of Smog 4 Less, located at 422 W. Lodi Ave., had also been smashed.

Officers were able to confirm that money was taken from Smog 4 Less, Chinn said.

Later that morning, officers discovered that the front window of Prime Shine, located at 302 W. Kettleman Lane, had also been smashed, but it’s unknown how much money was stolen, Chinn said.

Officers caught a break when they found an abandoned car that was likely used in the burglaries half a mile from Prime Shine. However, officers have been unable to find the owner and believe the vehicle, which is from Stockton, could also be stolen.

This latest string of break-ins is the latest in a series of burglaries at Lodi businesses in recent weeks.

On Sept. 9, shortly after 3 a.m., thieves smashed the front windows of two wireless stores — Simply Mobile, at 306 N. Ham Lane, and Wireless Stars, at 615 S. Cherokee Lane.

One day earlier, thieves burglarized Econo Gas and Tokay Market, stealing an unknown amount of money, according to Lodi police.

As they did after the series of burglaries earlier this month, Lodi police plan to increase patrolling in areas that could be targets of burglars.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is encouraged to call the Lodi Police Department at 209-333-6727 or Lodi Crime Stoppers at 209-369-2746.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.


Popular Stories


Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 94


Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists