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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:44 am, Tue Jul 26, 2011.

Since 8 a.m. Thursday, the Lodi Police Department received 647 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls.


Seems harmless: 8:18 a.m. — An intoxicated black male was talking to people as they walked through the 200 block of Lakewood Mall.

Animal call: 9:32 p.m. — A puppy was locked in a maroon and cream Chevrolet Blazer on the 200 block of South Hutchins Street.

Forget something?: 10:31 p.m. — Prescription sunglasses were left in a building on the 200 block of West Elm Street.

Transient call: 1:24 p.m. — A male transient was loitering and going through Dumpsters on the 600 block of Tahoe Drive.

Juvenile complaint: 2:58 p.m. — A caller reported that someone told them a juvenile was standing on a jet ski on the 600 block of South Hutchins Street throwing rocks at cars.

Way to be mature: 4:40 p.m. — A caller said his ex spit in his face during a child custody exchange on the 200 block of West Elm Street.

So buy some: 5:41 p.m. — A man was selling fruit in front of a caller’s residence on the 1900 block of Wyndham Way.

Stay classy: 8:32 p.m. — A female with tattoos was stealing from a retailer on the 500 block of South Cherokee Lane.

Sounds safe: 8:48 p.m. — Traffic lights were malfunctioning and people were not stopping as they drove through the intersection near the 800 block of South Ham Lane.


Harassment: 2:59 a.m. — A caller on the 1300 block of West Lockeford Street reported receiving harassing texts and phone calls. The man said he was outside the victim’s apartment but police found no one on the scene.

Disturbance: 6:20 a.m. — A black male wearing a white shirt and red hat was refusing to leave a store on the 2400 block of West Kettleman Lane. The subject had been in the store for several days and was currently inside the restroom “taking a bath” the caller said.

Learn your limits: 10:47 a.m. — An intoxicated female on the 1700 block of South Church Street said she wanted to go to the hospital because she was having trouble walking.

Found property: 1:49 p.m. — A caller found property next to wine barrels on the 200 block of South School Street.

Roadway hazard: 4:53 p.m. — A vehicle broke down on the 1400 block of East Harney Lane and was blocking traffic.

Sounds serious: 6:20 p.m. — A shirtless male was bleeding from the abdomen on the 500 block of North Pleasant Avenue.

House party: 11:36 p.m. — A noise complaint was registered on the 700 block of Ribier Avenue.


Keep it down, please: 12:49 a.m. — Loud subjects were in the back yard of a residence on the 1700 block of South Hutchins Street.

Vehicle violation: 10:16 a.m. — A caller wanted police to check for an elderly woman near the 1000 block of West Kettleman Lane who was driving in the bike lane.

Sounds racy: 11:55 a.m. — Two black male adults were reportedly taking naked photographs of a black female on the 1100 block of West Turner Road.

What a guy: 1:15 p.m. — A caller said her 23-year-old son stole several items from her residence on the 400 block of Concord Street.

Leave him be: 3:26 p.m. — An intoxicated black male was talking to himself and being loud on the 2300 block of West Kettleman Lane.

Warning: 5:00 p.m. — A caller on the 200 block of South Central Avenue called police and said there would be a drive-by shooting at that location in the evening before hanging up.


Could’ve done without that image: 3:08 a.m. — A male was naked and doing pushups in the middle of the 1700 block of Scarborough Drive.

You aren’t good: 8:15 a.m. — A man playing guitar on the 2200 block of West Kettleman Lane walked into a church and refused to stop playing or leave.

Someone getting high?: 1:07 p.m. — A caller on the 300 block of West Kettleman Lane could smell smoke coming from a bathroom but did not see flames.

Pick up your mess: 4:23 p.m. — A caller said he is upset that kids selling lemonade on the 2400 block of West Elm Street had cups in the gutter and would not pick them up.

Gunshots: 9:38 p.m. — Three gunshots were heard on the 800 block of South Garfield Street.


Disturbance: 3:17 a.m. — A male was refusing to leave from in front of a business on the 1300 block of West Kettleman Lane.

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  • Bob Smith posted at 10:00 am on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Bob Smith Posts: 128

    I see. Like you, I was expressing an opinion. It seems that you can have an opinion about the logbook but I can't.

  • Kim Lee posted at 10:50 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Bob Smith: If you're at a point where the biggest concern or worry in your life is how the LNS bloggers feel about how the police logbook is printed here then consider yourself fortunate. You seem pretty ticked off at others for simply having an opinion on how the police logs are presented.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:46 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Bob... your thinking is a breath of fresh air... thank you!!!

  • Bob Smith posted at 3:06 am on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Bob Smith Posts: 128

    If you're at a point where the biggest concern or worry in your life is how the LNS presents their police logbook consider yourself fortunate.

    I like the way they are presented, and I don't try to figure out LNS politics or racial leanings by what is in the text. Have you ever considered that LNS gets a summary of calls from the police blotter and puts them in word for word, then adds in their caption? The wording on these sounds like what would be expected from somebody phoning these in to the police, and they would be describing the person committing the act. If that person happens to be black then I'm sure that gets reported. It would then be part of the report that the LNS receives from the police.

    You want to debate things, debate why a person would feel the need to report the color of the person committing the act. Don't debate why LNS doesn't edit that out of the summary they receive from the police. You think they're going through the log and deleting the word "white"? No. It wasn't part of the initial report called into the police so it's not included in the summary.

    You want the LNS to start editing these reports so as not to offend? Whitewash the news? You're the same people who complain about LNS whitewashing things in the first place, now you want them to edit things more to your liking?

    These reports give us a glimpse into reality, of the things that our police have to deal with. Also, like it or not, these give us a snapshot of what is happening to our city. I guess the dose of reality is a little too much for some people to face.

  • Kim Lee posted at 11:05 pm on Tue, Jul 26, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Joey Grace: I agree. I'm put off by the way these calls are presented here.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:11 am on Tue, Jul 26, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Amen, Jay Samone. Welcome to livable, lovable white Lodi! It'll never change thanks to the owners of the Lodi News-Sentinel, who seemingly publish trash like this.

  • Jay Samone posted at 7:49 am on Tue, Jul 26, 2011.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    Better yet Joey - ask why "a black male" was identified throughout the logbook entries, yet no other race was identified with all of the other calls. Is this the SAME black man that was in all the entries or does the city have a rash of drunk black men hanging out at the Chevron station....I don't think these are funny either and I would personally prefer we had a page similar to the Stockton Record. They name names and report the incident as it occurred, not to get a few laughs...

  • Joey Grace posted at 2:43 am on Tue, Jul 26, 2011.

    Joey Grace Posts: 9

    Whoever writes the logbook needs to stop trying to be funny. The humor used is at the expense of others. This newspaper represents Lodi, and Lodi doesn't believe in taking cheap shots at other people's mistakes. I like to know what is going on in my city, but I want facts, not smack talk.



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