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Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:00 pm

In the 48 hours after 9 a.m. Sunday, the Lodi Police Department handled 264 calls for service. The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers:



1:44 a.m.: A 20-year-old man was arrested on drug violations in the 900 block of South Garfield Street.

Not a free ride

9:16 a.m.: A woman was refusing to pay her bill and leave Rancho Grande Motel, 807 S. Cherokee Lane.


Commercial Burglary

7:32 a.m.: House of Iron, 322 E. Lockeford St., was burglarized.

Vehicle Thefts

8:48 a.m.: Someone stole a vehicle at Century Boulevard and Church Street.

8:49 a.m.: A white 1996 Saturn was stolen in the 300 block of West Lockeford Street.

Unwelcome Bottles

10:33 a.m.: Neighbors had thrown beer bottles into a Mulberry Court yard.

Burglarized Home

10:40 a.m.: Someone broke into a home in the 100 block of North Sacramento Street.

Not-so-sneaky shoplifter

11:14 a.m.: A man was using a knife to cut open packages inside Target, 2355 W. Kettleman Lane. The 22-year-old was arrested for burglary.

Confetti on a lawn

12:01 p.m.: Someone keeps throwing confetti on a lawn in the 1900 block of Reisling Drive.

'Situation' with the in-laws

1:40 p.m.: After having a "situation" at his in-laws' Kingston Way house, a man asked police to accompany him when he returned.

Broken Window

1:52 p.m.: A woman broke a window in a front door in the 400 block of West Lockeford Street.

Stolen smoking signs

2:11 p.m.: "No smoking" signs were stolen from Maple Square, 2 E. Locust St.

Unwanted Talkers

2:25 p.m.: Two females were trespassing and conversing on a lawn in the 2000 block of West Elm Street.

Fight Starter

2:38 p.m.: A juvenile was cussing, yelling and starting a fight with the manager at Golden Era Hotel, 18 S. Main St.


4:20 p.m.: A woman choked another woman at Burger King, 230 N. Cherokee Lane. The victim was bleeding but declined medical treatment. Police arrested a 47-year-old woman.


4:55 p.m.: Two boys, ages 9 or 10, ran from the scene after possibly setting a field on fire near Raley's, 311 S. Lower Sacramento Road.

Stolen Car

5:16 p.m.: A green 1995 Saturn was stolen sometime after 8 a.m. from Orchard Supply Hardware, 360 S. Cherokee Lane.

Parking Problems

6 p.m.: Neighbors were arguing about parking in the 600 block of Corfino Lane.

Smelly Paint

6:41 p.m.: People were painting a vehicle in a Donner Drive garage, and it smelled bad.

Drunk and loitering

6:48 p.m.: Several juveniles were loitering and possibly had alcohol at Starbucks, 111 N. School St. Police arrested a 19-year-old man for public intoxication.

Domestic Threats

7:14 p.m.: A man made threats and violated a domestic violence protective order in the 1400 block of West Kettleman Lane. He was arrested.

Stolen donation jar

7:54 p.m.: Two boys in their early teens stole a donation jar from Casa Del Pueblo, 201 E. Pine St., then headed west on bicycles. The owner didn't know who the jar belonged to or how much money was in it.


8:19 p.m.: A 20-year-old woman was arrested for assaulting a male in the 500 block of Almond Drive.


10:01 p.m.: A 37-year-old man was arrested on drug violations at Washington and Hilborn streets.


Stolen Car

10:28 a.m.: A green 1996 Saturn was stolen in the 400 block of East Oak Street.

Property Dispute

2:09 p.m.: Two females were fighting over property in the 200 block of North Washington Street.

Residential Burglary

2:11 p.m.: Someone broke into a home in the 100 block of Lawrence Avenue.

Young Explorer

4:52 p.m.: A woman found a small child in the backyard of her Swain Drive home. Police learned that a neighbor's child had found a hole in the fence and climbed through.

Unwanted Follower

6:17 p.m.: A man was following citizens to their vehicles after they left the Stadium 12 Theater, 109 N. School St. He was arrested for public intoxication.

Bed Dispute

6:41 p.m.: Two males were arguing over who was sleeping in whose bed and whether one of them had taken a shower at Pine Manor Guest Home, 408 E. Pine St.

Young Shoplifter

6:48 p.m.: Security caught a juvenile shoplifting at Big Kmart, 520 S. Cherokee Lane.

Too much noise

9:59 p.m.: Someone was using loud power equipment at Lodi Iron Works, 820 S. Sacramento St.

How not to drive

10:46 p.m.: A 29-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence, as well as talking on a hand-held cell phone, driving with no headlights and not having a valid drivers license at Cherokee Lane and Elm Street.


11:42 p.m.: Gang members had BB-guns in an alley off the 400 block of East Locust Street.

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