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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
5:16 p.m. - Someone painted graffiti on a fence in the 400 block of West Elm Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11:18 p.m. - A 42-year-old woman was arrested for domestic violence in the 300 block of East Pine Street.
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.