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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:10 am, Fri Aug 17, 2012.

Lodi police officers and an off-duty Stockton officer arrested a Sacramento man they said was caught attempting to steal several thousand dollars of items from Home Depot at Harney Lane on Wednesday night.

At 8:13 p.m., police said Sacramento resident Scott Lane, 47, fraudulently purchased $2,300 worth of items and loaded them onto his truck. They included a front-load washer and wood for shelving, police said.

Officers spotted Lane near Costco, and then he led them on a short chase down Harney Lane, police said.

While he was being detained, an off-duty Stockton officer stopped and asked if he could help. While the Lodi officer talked on the radio, the suspect began to flee on foot, but the Stockton officer stopped him quickly, police said.

Lane was arrested for burglary, grand theft, obstructing a police officer and theft using access to card data.

Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com. Read her blog at www.lodinews.com/blogs/citybuzz.

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  • Pete Hodge posted at 6:57 pm on Sat, Aug 18, 2012.

    Pete Hodge Posts: 11

    Jessie, he was charged with "theft using access to card data". Layman translation ... he committed Grand Theft using stolen credit cards or false credit cards loaded with a card skimmer.

  • Jessie Abraham posted at 11:03 am on Sat, Aug 18, 2012.

    Abe Posts: 14

    The News wrote: "Scott Lane, 47, fraudulently purchased $2,300 worth of items " Question, fraudulently how? That could be the most interesting part of the story.

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 10:49 pm on Fri, Aug 17, 2012.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    We all need to watch out for these people. THey are out of town and looking to screw us all.



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