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.