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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:00 am

In the 24 hours since 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Lodi Police Department handled 143 calls for service. The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers:


Unattended children

10:28 a.m. — Two South School Street children were left home alone while their mother went to work.

Chimney fire

11:20 a.m. — A fire started in a chimney in the 2400 block of Eilers Lane.


11:21 a.m. — Twenty minutes earlier a man took pictures of a Westwood Avenue home, then left in a silver truck.

Alabama solicitor

12:13 p.m. — An Alabama man was soliciting for a religious group in the 200 block of Mission Street.

Good deed, bad outcome

12:19 p.m. — A man gave a female transient a ride in the 700 block of South Cherokee Lane, then discovered that she'd stolen his mail, which included his bank account number.

Pallets in traffic

1:31 p.m. — A big rig dropped pallets and caused a traffic problem at Kettleman and Ham lanes.


4:15 p.m. — Two men "jumped" a male at Lockeford and Stockton streets.

Tree dispute

5:47 p.m. — Neighbors got into an argument about a tree in the 1500 block of West Lockeford Street.


7:33 p.m. — A male and a female were physically fighting in the 1300 block of South Washington Street.

Wayward basketball hoop

9:36 p.m. — A woman tripped over a basketball hoop, fell and injured her face in the 1000 block of Geneva Lane. Police planned to cite the hoop owners for obstructing the sidewalk.

Drunken Chargers fan

10:37 p.m. — After yelling at passersby, a drunken man went into Burger King, 230 N. Cherokee Lane. The man was wearing a blue San Diego Chargers jacket, but it wasn't known if his drunkenness had anything to do with the team's loss hours earlier to the Denver Broncos.


Stolen car

12:09 a.m. — Sometime after 3:30 p.m. a white four-door 1993 Honda Accord was stolen in the 600 block of South Guild Avenue.


1:26 a.m. — A man walked into a home in the 600 block of South Sacramento Street and robbed the resident of his wallet.

Commercial burglary

5:18 a.m. — Someone smashed a window and stole computers and other items from a business in the 2400 block of Maggio Circle. The exact business name wasn't clear Tuesday.

Missing teen

12:03 p.m. — A teenage girl went missing, and then her mother checked her MySpace page and learned that an adult man was possibly coming to pick the girl up.

Not an emergency

1:58 p.m. — A city bus had an emergency "please call police" message flashing in the 2400 block of West Kettleman Lane. The bus left, but then someone else saw it parked at the Depot, 24 S. Sacramento St. Nobody was actually in distress or needed police.

Determined panhandler

5:12 p.m. — A man in a white beard was aggressively asking people for money in the Food-4-Less and Wal-Mart shopping center at Lower Sacramento Road and Kettleman Lane.

Suspicious circumstance

5:41 p.m. — A girl passed out in the 0-100 block of West Elm Street and people placed a blanket over her. Police talked to her and learned that she wasn't feeling well and was waiting for a ride home.


5:58 p.m. — Two males were hitting an older male near Hale Road and Cherokee Lane.

Residential burglary

6:02 p.m. — Someone burglarized a home in the 1500 block of Mariposa Way.

Van puller

6:44 p.m. — A vehicle was pulling a van in the 2000 block of Aspen Grove Drive. It wasn't clear why this was reported to police, but they didn't find the vehicles in question.


8:11 p.m. — A male and a female were physically fighting in the 400 block of East Locust Street.

Thrown stuff

8:20 p.m. — Items were being thrown during a dispute between a male and a female in the 1300 block of West Locust Street.


8:27 p.m. — Child molestation was reported.


People in a tree?

12:05 a.m. — Four people were in a tree in the 200 block of North Hutchins Street. Police didn't find anyone in the tree, and the caller apparently had a mental health issue.

Garage door vandalism

6:08 a.m. — Someone kicked in a garage door in the 1000 block of South School Street.

Propane leak

7:01 p.m. — A propane tanker was leaking at Kettleman Lane and Pixley Parkway.

To see a map of crimes, go to www.lodinews.com/crime.

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