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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 10:00 pm

In the 24 hours after 9 a.m. Thursday, the Lodi Police Department handled 155 calls for service. The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers:


Bench Sleeper

9:04 a.m. - A female had spent the last couple nights sleeping on a bus stop bench at Casa De Lodi, 812 E. Turner Road. She was gone when police arrived, and was also gone the following morning when police were called again.


9:46 a.m. - Someone made unauthorized charges on a Daisy Avenue woman's bank account.


10:15 a.m. - The front door was broken at Jimboy's Tacos, 230 S. Cherokee Lane, and the business was burglarized.

Broken Window

10:21 a.m. - Someone broke a window at the temporary Library, 212 W. Pine St.

Found U-Haul truck

10:26 a.m. - A U-Haul truck had been running all morning in the 600 block of Victor Road. It was later determined to have been stolen from U-Haul, 450 N. Cherokee Lane.


10:44 a.m. - A 51-year-old man had drugs on McCoy Court.

No DMV emergency

11:29 a.m. - Someone at the Department of Motor Vehicles, 700 E. Pine St., accidentally dialed 9-1-1. It wasn't clear what number the employee was actually trying to dial.

Change Seeker

12:09 p.m. - A tall man was asking for change for a $20 bill at businesses in the 700 block of West Kettleman Lane.

Found Vehicle

12:14 p.m. - A stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee was found in the 500 block of East Elm Street.

Unhappy Ex

12:27 p.m. - A man's ex-wife hit him in the back and kicked his car at Washington School, 831 W. Lockeford St.


12:35 p.m. - Injuries were reported in a crash at Victor Road and Cluff Avenue.

Missing Package

1:17 p.m. - A UPS package was delivered but apparently stolen in the 500 block of East Oak Street.

Possibly suspect sighting

1:21 p.m. - Daniel Dimas, a man wanted for allegedly breaking into a

woman's home through the attic, was possibly seen pumping gas at Flame Liquors, 1301 W. Kettleman Lane. The man was gone by the time officers arrived.

Not their home

2:10 p.m. - Transients just left a Mission Street home that was supposed to be vacant.

Not wanted at school

2:20 p.m. - Someone was trespassing at Tokay High School, 1111 W. Century Blvd.

Reckless Driver

2:21 p.m. - The reckless young male driver of a black Mitsubishi Eclipse drove onto the sidewalk in order to pass a vehicle at Pacific Avenue and Oak Street. He had two females in his car.

Where not to keep your gun

2:41 p.m. - A man left a 9 mm Reuger pistol on top of his vehicle and drove off. A citizen found it in the road in the 600 block of West Kettleman Lane and took it to police. The gun owner had no felony convictions and the gun's registration was clear, so he was allowed to have it back.

Marijuana, plus alcohol

2:47 p.m. - Two large males offered marijuana to someone at Garfield and Eden streets. They were also drinking alcohol out of paper bags.

Not quite an emergency

3:02 p.m. - A woman wanted to call her daughter, so she called police to help her out. They referred her to the main office where she lives at River Garden Retirement Home, 311 W. Turner Road.


6:04 p.m. - A mattress and clothing were in the westbound lanes of Turner Road near Stockton Street.

Truck vs. pole

6:33 p.m. - A small, brown pick-up truck hit a pole in the 400 block of Hilborn Street, then left the scene heading west. The truck, which has a camper shell, should have rear-end damage.

Residential Burglary

8:45 p.m. - Someone burglarized a home in the 1200 block of South Pleasant Avenue.

Suspicious People

9:27 p.m. - Two males were inside a suspicious vehicle parked in the 400 block of Kensington Way. Police learned that a 19-year-old man had a theft warrant, so they arrested him.

Trash Fire

11:37 p.m. - Someone set a Dumpster on fire behind The Imperial Hotel, 9 W. Oak St.


Fence Climber

12:24 a.m. - For the second time, a man was trying to climb over a female's fence in the 400 block of East Vine Street.

Man with flame

12:53 a.m. - A man with a large flame was loitering near the laundry room at Palm Mobile Home Park, 845 S. Cherokee Lane. Both he and the flame were gone when officers arrived.

Truant Teen

7:03 a.m. - A 15-year-old Henderson Middle School student was refusing to get out of bed and go to school.

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