Members of the Lodi Police Department have a duty to answer any and all calls that come in. Below is a sample of the thousands of calls received in 2012.
Please stop: Vehicles were not stopping at the stop sign in the 1900 block of West Lockeford Street and a caller would like to speak to an officer.
Men's room cuisine: A man grabbed some silverware and walked into the men's room in the 1200 block of West Kettleman Lane.
Kids being kids: A male juvenile and a female juvenile were interacting with each other on the 1300 block of South Crescent Avenue.
Isn't that always the way: A man called to let police know he had a problem, he just didn't know what, on the 1300 block of South Washington Street.
Exercise in alley: A man wearing a blue windbreaker has a bed in the south alley in the 100 block of West Locust Street and appears to be doing yoga.
So that is where they went: A woman found a pair of underwear in her mailbox on the 1700 block of Colombard Circle.
March 9 iPhone failure: Two juveniles were playing with a phone that had a picture of a gun on it, pointing the phone at cars and causing a road hazard on the 2300 block of West Kettleman Lane.
Fuhgeddaboudit: A person was calling to speak with the Lodi police in New Jersey on the 400 block of West Locust Street.
The non-social network: Two neighbors were in a dispute over items posted on Facebook in the 900 block of Rutledge Drive.
Maybe it's fun?: A child was cutting the grass with scissors for over an hour on the 100 block of Century Boulevard.
Hazards of Lodi: After several cases of wine were spilled, clean-up efforts blocked traffic on the 4800 block of East Kettleman Lane.
Have a Gatorade: A woman said that someone at a liquor store at Sacramento and Tokay streets intentionally hit her son with a vehicle. The alleged assailant offered the juvenile a Gatorade and told him to go home.
Wacky tobaccy: A woman wanted an officer to check the tobacco she had just bought on the 200 block of South Sacramento Street. She suspected there was pot in it.
Rock on: A large rock was thrown into a pool by a neighbor on the 1100 block of Edgewood Drive. The homeowner wanted the police to see the rock and to advise neighbors that it was "unacceptable behavior."
What the horse?: A man rode a horse into the parking lot near Starbucks on the 2400 block of West Kettleman Lane and left it there for several hours.
Oops: A man stealing change from the washers and dryers locked himself inside a laundry room on the 600 block of Pine Street.
Eggs, now!: A customer was kicking in the door of a restaurant on the 100 block of North Cherokee Lane over a disagreement about a breakfast offer.
Handle alcohol?: Loud party in the 500 block of Pioneer Drive. Caller told police that a girl said she's 16 and can handle her alcohol.
Noisy pumpkin: Loud music was coming from a pumpkin on a fence at Ham Lane and Pine Street.
Are they human?: Someone found some bones in a backyard in the 200 block of South Crescent Avenue and wanted confirmation that they're not human bones.
Can I fix your window?: A woman reported that three men in a parking lot in the 2400 block of Kettleman Lane chipped her car window and then asked if they could repair it.
What about the cat?: Two neighbors got into an argument over a young girl throwing rocks at a cat on the 900 block of Wellswood Avenue.