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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009 10:00 pm

In the 24 hours after 9 a.m. Thursday, the Lodi Police Department handled 165 calls for police and fire service. The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers:


Suspicious Man

10:34 a.m. - A man was walking around "looking at stuff" in the neighborhood near California Street and Louie Avenue. His pants were sagging and he wore a shirt that stretched to his knees.

Attempted Burglary

11:17 a.m. - A man took a screen off a window and tried to reach inside a residence to unlock the door in the 700 block of North California Street.

Domestic Violence

12:20 p.m. - A 26-year-old man was arrested after a domestic fight with a woman in the 200 block of Daisy Avenue.

Man with clippers

1:28 p.m. - Someone thought a man was suspicious because he was carrying clippers while walking between houses in the 600 block of North Pacific Avenue. Police learned that he was merely helping a resident trim trees.

Car Vandalism

1:30 p.m. - After getting into an argument with a female, a male scratched her car and then left the parking lot of Orchard Supply and Hardware, 360 S. Cherokee Lane.

Fence Graffiti

5:16 p.m. - Someone painted graffiti on a fence in the 400 block of West Elm Street.

Cash Theft

5:45 p.m. - Ten minutes earlier two men entered McDonald's, 841 E. Kettleman Lane, and asked for change. Then they grabbed cash from the clerk and ran out the east door.

Playground Fight

6:18 p.m. - About 15 juveniles were fighting on the playground at Leroy Nichols School, 1301 S. Crescent Ave.

Man with machete

6:34 p.m. - A man may have had a machete during a fight at Church Street and Daisy Avenue. He left before police arrived, who learned that gang members may have been challenging one another to fight.

Soda Thrower

8:13 p.m. - A blonde man, who was wearing several layers of clothing, threw soda on a vehicle in the 400 block of East Pine Street.

Loitering Parolee

9:33 p.m. - A possibly drunk man was loitering in the backyard of Isola Law Offices, 409 W. Pine St. Police arrested a 40-year-old parolee for being under the influence of drugs.


9:37 p.m. - Two teenage boys were fighting on the sidewalk at Stockton and Elm streets.

Shots fired, or not

10:33 p.m. - At least four different people thought they heard shots fired behind the former Mervyns, 530 W. Kettleman Lane, or on Brandywine Drive. It was fireworks, not gunshots.

Noise at school

10:37 p.m. - Loud noises were coming from Lodi Middle School, 945 S. Ham Lane, and two vans were parked there. Officers learned that it was a cleaning crew.

Domestic Violence

11:18 p.m. - A 42-year-old woman was arrested for domestic violence in the 300 block of East Pine Street.

Closet intruder?

11:57 p.m. - An elderly Brandywine Drive man thought a man entered his house and that he had trapped the intruder in a closet. Police found no such intruder, and the resident thought it could be a ghost.



12:14 a.m. - A Napa assault victim wound up at Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave.


8:06 a.m. - Picketers were on a driveway in the 1100 block of East Kettleman Lane. They were very cooperative and were gathering lawfully when officers talked to them.

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

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  • posted at 7:45 am on Sun, May 17, 2009.


    I am fairly certain that the picketers are there because of who is building the Hotel. Do you remember when Plummer regrettably had to let all those people go because he was forced to close his dealership? Well guess who's name is on the building permit for the hotel being built there???? He probably got some money from the government for being a victim of the recession, and is following the lead of other automotive names and investing in real estate.

  • posted at 7:48 am on Sat, May 16, 2009.


    What is that protest (1100 E. Kettleman) about anyway? I see those guys there all the time. Is it a Hotel or something?



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