Monday, August 19, 2013 1:16 pm
Some Lodi-area residents are wary of answering their doors in the middle of the day, claiming a nice-looking, young, blonde woman is not only selling textbooks, but inquiring which homes in the neighborhood have children living there.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:00 am
The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s office reinforced its contention that the owners of Salisbury’s Market set fire to the store in order to collect a sizable insurance check.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:00 am
There are two registered sex offenders living on the east side of Highway 99. A car was stolen on Park Terrace Drive last month. There’s been a rash of personal property thefts. These and other statistics can now be found with the click of a button thanks to the Galt’s new online crime-tracking tool.
Dale Miller in his office on Friday, July 19, 2013. Miller, who spent 30 years as a Lodi Police Department patrol officer and sergeant, became the department’s crime analyst in 2011. Miller helps identify crime trends, giving officers an extra tool in the field.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:00 am
In 2011, the Lodi Police Department was developing strategies that they hoped would combat the sharp rise in gang violence within the city. One of those strategies was Dale Miller.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:02 am
Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:00 am
When Galt police were involved in a high-speed pursuit last month that ended in a crash off Highway 99, a new computer-aided dispatch system allowed responding officers to locate the accident more efficiently.
Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:00 am
Do we need further restrictions on guns? The debate is raging after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. Proponents and opponents each cite studies and have strong arguments. Without suggesting any specific course, we've collected 10 things to consider that we thought might help shed light on the issue.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:00 am
Remember Willie Horton? In 1986, Horton was a convicted felon serving life without parole. With his two accomplices, Horton stabbed a 17-year-old gas station attendant multiple times and stuffed his corpse into a trash can. But while incarcerated, Horton received a "weekend pass" as part of a furlough program overseen by then-Massachusetts Governor and future Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.
Sunday, March 18, 2012 1:19 am
Two tests are used to help identify individuals through DNA analysis, according to John Tonkyn, criminalist supervisor with the Department of Justice’s lab in Richmond, Calif.
Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:00 am
In February, men, women and machines worked closely together sifting and digging dirt from a well in Linden that held gruesome vestiges.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:00 am
On Nov. 17, 2011, a black Lodi SWAT truck rumbled down the 400 block of East Locust Street. The truck rolled up against a curb in front of an apartment complex and its engine shut off.
Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:07 pm
With the help of a cadaver dog and a hand-drawn map from a
killer, officials Thursday found remains in a remote Calaveras
County ravine that may be those of Cyndi Vanderheiden.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:52 pm
Friday, September 16, 2011 8:13 am
We’re moving into the fall movie season this week with a look at
Steven Soderbergh’s disease pot-boiler “Contagion,” with a review
of Nicolas Winding Refn’s hotly anticipated crime thriller “Drive”
coming next time. After that we’ll hit a bit of a lull with
(tentatively scheduled) reviews of the lighthearted inside-baseball
flick “Moneyball” and the cancer dramedy “50/50,” but I’m confident
that things will pick up again soon. And, as I said before, be on
the lookout for periodic horror-themed DVD picks as we approach
Friday, June 3, 2011 12:00 am
Law enforcement is serious business for William Bowen. Galt's
newest police chief will flash a smile when he talks about how he
wanted to design buildings growing up, but his demeanor intensifies
when discussing the issues facing his city — such as the spike in
underage prescription drug abuse or the need to quickly paint over
Monday, March 7, 2011 12:34 pm
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, reintroduced legislation on
Thursday to create a national gang activity database to allow law
enforcement officials nationwide to track and share information
about gang members and their activities.
Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:00 am
For the second time this year, a criminal case in Lodi hinges on
video evidence that may help free a local defendant. An attorney
representing two teens accused of a gang-motivated attempted murder
last month, claimed Wednesday that one of her clients wasn't even
in Lodi at the time of the incident, and she has video to prove
Monday, January 24, 2011 12:00 am
Driving under the influence is probably one of the most
preventable crimes on the planet. There have been numerous
campaigns trying to prevent drunk driving, ranging from DUI
checkpoints, catchy slogans, increased enforcement, you name it.
It's all been done, and it will all continue being done. However,
I'm going to break it down real easy for everyone who still doesn't
Saturday, January 22, 2011 12:00 am
Before releasing its findings in 2004, the 9/11 Commission's
panel interviewed over 1,200 people and studied more than 2.5
million pages of documents.
Friday, January 7, 2011 10:41 am
I spent much of 2010 bemoaning the sad state of Hollywood
studio filmmaking. But looking over a roster of the year’s most
worthwhile releases, it struck me that it might not have been such
a bad year after all. If you’re simply looking at the number of
good films released, then 2010 was certainly not one for the books
— but if you focus on the quality of the very best releases, few as
they may have been, things start to look a bit different.
Monday, October 18, 2010 12:00 am
Q: If the city budget worsens, where would you
cut? Please be specific.
Saturday, June 5, 2010 12:00 am
Incumbent Steve Moore faces challenger Robert Moreno in the race
for San Joaquin County sheriff on Tuesday.
Monday, April 26, 2010 2:07 pm
Friday, September 18, 2009 10:00 pm
For the past six years, more out-of-state parolees have come to
California than have left for other states.