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Posted: Monday, September 8, 2008 10:00 pm

In the 24 hours after 9 a.m. Friday, the Lodi Police Department handled 197 calls for service. The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers:


Why run?

12:11 a.m.: A man fled from a car when police stopped it in the 1000 block of South Washington Street.


12:18 a.m.: Two people had drugs at Maple Street and Central Avenue.

Bar Fight

12:28 a.m.: After getting into a fight at Stooges bar, 105 W. Pine St., a man went to the hospital with facial injuries.

Loud leaf blower

12:51 a.m.: Someone was using a loud leaf blower in the Wal-Mart, 2350 W. Kettleman Lane. It's a recurring complaint for that parking lot.

Variety of found items

1:01 a.m.: Someone found a wheelchair, needle and pipe in front of a home in the 0-100 block of North Pacific Avenue.

Stolen Vehicles

2:10 a.m.: Someone stole a gray 2007 Saturn in the 400 block of East Walnut Street.

3:58 a.m.: A vehicle was stolen at Lodi Avenue Market, 316 E. Lodi Ave. A female suspect was arrested two days later.

5:54 a.m.: Someone stole a dark gray 2007 GMC Sierra in the 0-100 block of Lowe Street.

Vandalism, plus more

2:14 a.m.: After vandalizing a vehicle at Central and Lodi avenues, the suspect fled in a greed Ford. Then the suspect returned and was involved in an argument.

Stabbing Threats

2:23 a.m.: Two males were arguing in the 400 block of West Oak Street, and they were overheard talking about stabbing each other.

Vehicle Burglary

6:19 a.m.: A GPS system was stolen from inside a vehicle in the 300 block of Olive Court.

Anyone missing a computer?

7:29 a.m.: Someone found a computer at Mervyns, 530 W. Kettleman Lane.

Residential Burglary

8:01 a.m.: An apartment was burglarized in the 300 block of East Elm Street.

Sleeping Female

8:35 a.m.: A female was sleeping in the hallway outside an apartment at Valley Rentals, 309 W. Pine St. She was gone when police arrived.


Tool Thief

2:04 p.m.: A 50-year-old man in sunglasses stole tools from Orchard Supply Hardware, 360 S. Cherokee Lane. He left in a brown Ford F-150.

Tv Fraud

3:39 p.m.: A woman bought a TV from a male in a parking lot at Chevron, 601 E. Kettleman Lane, then learned it was fake.

Chase, with a knife and a warrant

5:08 p.m.: Three males were chasing a shirtless man, who then pulled out a knife in the 200 block of West Lockeford Street. He wasn't arrested for a weapon offense, but he happened to have a warrant for failing to appear in court.


5:53 p.m.: A male and a female were fighting in the 500 block of Hilborn Street. The woman was arrested on a warrant.


6:08 p.m.: A drunken man was lying on the sidewalk in front of the Salvation Army Shelter, 622 N. Sacramento St., which doesn't allow alcohol in the building. Instead, the man was taken to jail.

Gas station backup

8:36 p.m.: No attendant was in sight and about 25 vehicles were backed up waiting to fill up at USA Gas, 2500 W. Lodi Ave. Police learned that the attendant had been in the bathroom.


8:50 p.m.: Someone was robbed at School and Elm streets.

Looking for trouble

10:30 p.m.: Three males, one with a baseball bat, were looking for a man who lives in an apartment in the 200 block of East Pine Street.

Gang Issues

10:40 p.m.: Suspected gang members began running when an officer came across them in the 200 block of East Locust Street. One was arrested for having a knife, among other allegations.

Drunken teen driver

10:52 p.m.: A 19-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving at In 'N Out Burger, 2625 W. Kettleman Lane.

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