Next to a carton of off-brand chocolate chip granola bars and
half-consumed cans of Cherry Pepsi were stacks of emergency contact
forms, boxes of latex gloves and several police radios.
For the second time in a week, the Grape Festival Grounds’
Burgundy Hall served as the command post for a multi-agency parole
and probation sweep in the northern part of San Joaquin County.
Although nine separate agencies participated in Wednesday’s
sweep, their efforts were coordinated by Sgt. William Alexander, of
the Lodi Police Department. While Alexander’s primary goals were
keeping the roughly 100 officers safe and apprehending criminals,
he also took satisfaction with how costs had been monitored in the