In the 24 hours after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Lodi Police Department handled 159 calls for service. The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers:
10:21 a.m.: A pickle: the dancing human kind who works for Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop: was blocking traffic turning south onto Hutchins Street from Lodi Avenue. An officer arrived and advised the pickle.
11:27 a.m.: An employee embezzled from JC Penny's, 2422 W. Kettleman Lane.
11:38 a.m.: Someone stole a vehicle in the 2200 block of Condor Court.
11:56 a.m.: After stealing two cases of beer from Apple Market, 1320 W. Lockeford St., the culprit headed east in a black Chevrolet Tahoe.
Shooting victim drives to Lodi
12:02 p.m.: A Stockton shooting victim drove himself to Lodi Memorial West, 800 S. Lower Sacramento Road. He had been shot in the neck and an ambulance took him to Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave.
Strolling and recycling
12:16 p.m.: A woman in a pink shirt was pushing a stroller while going through recycled goods in the 2400 block of West Tokay Street. By 12:56 p.m., she had reached the 2200 block of Corbin Lane.
1:13 p.m.: A total of 18 all-terrain vehicles and bicycles were missing from a storage unit on South Cherokee Lane. The storage unit had not been visibly burglarized, and police said it appeared to be a civil dispute between partners who are no longer of the same mind.
Specially delivered check
1:20 p.m.: A Camphor Way resident got a suspicious check from Great Britain, delivered by Federal Express.
Child alone in vehicle
2:02 p.m.: A small child was left unsupervised in a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser with the windows up at Lodi Outpatient Surgical Center, 521 S. Ham Lane. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.
'Hoopla' on Murray Street
3 p.m.: "Gang bangers" were playing loud music and creating a "hoopla" in the 500 block of Murray Street.
Lying in court
3:58 p.m.: Someone made false statements in Lodi Municipal Court 2, 315 W. Elm St., on March 11.
4:30 p.m.: Two or three boys were skateboarding in the Staples parking lot, 2415 W. Kettleman Lane, and were damaging cars when they hit them.
5:07 p.m.: A black Mercedes or Lexus hit a juvenile on a bicycle at Forrest Avenue and California Street. No injuries were reported, but the vehicle left the scene.
Neighbor turned burglar
5:21 p.m.: A neighbor was suspected of breaking into a residence at River's Edge Apartments, 505 Pioneer Drive. Police arrested someone for drugs and possession of stolen property.
5:56 p.m.: After using a forged check at Robinson's Feed, 1150 Victor Road, the suspect left.
Fight in vehicle
6:20 p.m.: A man and woman were fighting inside a white Ford Taurus at Cherokee Lane and Tokay Street, and the woman appeared to be getting sick.
7:40 p.m.: Someone burglarized a home in the 200 block of East Tokay Street.
Wood in the attic
7:56 p.m.: A resident in the 1100 block of Tamarack Drive found a piece of wood in the attic and wanted the rest of the attic checked. Police found nothing.
8:34 p.m.: A shirtless man was asking customers for money at Burger King, 230 N. Cherokee Lane.
8:49 p.m.: Three juveniles with shopping carts were throwing glass
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bottles in front of cars at Lower Sacramento and Cochran roads.
9:38 p.m.: Juveniles were throwing eggs at a residence in the 700 block of North Pleasant Avenue.
12:05 a.m.: Someone was battered at Eden Street and Central Avenue.
Maybe a barking dog
12:17 a.m.: A dog was apparently barking in the 700 block of El Dorado Avenue, but then the caller hung up on the dispatcher.
12:35 a.m.: A customer had a fake $100 at Chevron, 601 E. Kettleman Lane. He was arrested on a warrant for drugs and vehicle theft.
8:11 a.m.: A male was slumped over the wheel of a red Toyota Corolla at Cherokee and Harney lanes.
9:12 a.m.: A female bypassed an electrical lock and was apparently stealing electricity in the 300 block of East Oak Street. Police arrested someone on a warrant.