Officers Larry Vietz and Ken Slater talk to Daria Noori after the accident during the Every 15 Minutes program at Lodi High School on Thursday, April 5, 2013. The Every 15 Minutes program is intended to teach teenagers about the dangers of driving while under the influence, and of texting or taking photos on their phones while driving.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:00 am
We read entirely too much these days about the less admirable deeds committed by men and women. The psychotic violence. The scandals of the celebrity set. The greed of the Wall Street barons.
Lodi Police Motor Officer Larry Vietz watches for traffic violations at Reese Elementary School on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:00 am
On Monday, Officer Larry Vietz was more than ready to once again ride a Harley-Davidson Road King throughout Lodi, issuing citations for speeding and illegal left-hand turns.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:00 am
A Lodi transient was arrested after he pushed another transient and stole his coin purse Monday, police said.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:00 am
A Lodi teenager was arrested for burglary after someone called and complained to police that the teen was sleeping on the sidewalk in front of their home.
Motor officer Larry Vietz is congratulated by friends and family after being awarded the Officer of the Year award at the Lodi Police Department on Wednesday, April 13, 0211.
Motor officer Larry Vietz is given the Officer of the Year Award by Interim Chief Ray Samuels on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:00 am
For the first time, a Lodi citizen was honored for wearing her
seatbelt at the Lodi Police Department’s yearly awards.
Lodi resident Marcella Wheat was honored along with seven
officers, staff members and volunteers. Cpl. Sierra Brucia was also
promoted to the sergeant position, and his four-year-old son Kellen
pinned the badge on his uniform.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:00 am
Two of three robbery suspects were arrested Monday night when
they drove past an officer who was taking a report from the
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 12:00 am
A Lodi woman was trapped in her car for nearly 20 minutes Monday
after a truck allegedly ran a red light at Lodi Avenue and
The driver of a silver Saturn clipped a bicyclist heading east on Elm Street before crashing into a telephone pole at the intersection of Elm Street and Ham Lane. According to Lodi Motor Officer Larry Vietz, witnesses said the driver of the Saturn had a green light while driving north on Elm Street through the intersection and struck the pole after trying to avoid the bicycle. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 12:00 am
When Mike Tarnowski was driving down Kettleman Lane and saw a
Lodi police motorcycle pull out behind him Tuesday morning, he
didn't have to slow down.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:00 pm
Wednesday marked the third time in less than two weeks that Lodi
motorcyclists have been injured in crashes caused by other drivers,
Monday, July 6, 2009 10:00 pm
A motorcyclist ran a Cherokee Lane red light Monday, crashed
into a Honda and bounced across the car's windshield before landing
on the pavement, witnesses and Lodi police said.
Sunday, March 15, 2009 10:00 pm
Since 1987, the Lodi Police Department has recognized
individuals within our agency and the Lodi community each year by
giving them awards. Nominations are submitted throughout the year,
and an awards committee comprised of officers, professional staff
and volunteers conduct investigations and eventually vote on the
nominations. The awards are based on very specific definitions. We
recently held our 2008 awards luncheon, and here are this year's
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 10:00 pm
A boy walking to Millswood Middle School was struck by a car and
injured Tuesday morning while crossing Turner Road, Lodi police
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 10:00 pm
If fog makes it so you can't see pedestrians and vehicles at
least 1,000 feet ahead of your vehicle while you're driving,
California law says you must turn on your headlights.
Sunday, August 10, 2008 10:00 pm
A 9-year-old boy was shot in the left collarbone by a BB gun
fired by a 15-year-old boy who was taken to juvenile hall,
according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department. The BB
ricocheted and rested into some chest tissue, according to the
Friday, August 8, 2008 10:00 pm
A 75-year-old Lodi man was hospitalized with major head injuries
on Friday morning after he was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk,
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:00 pm
There were the two separate owners of late-model Mercedes
vehicles, both with wireless phone systems installed in the
Friday, May 23, 2008 10:00 pm
Despite warning signs, police officers and orange cones, 20
people were ticketed Friday morning for not wearing seat belts when
they went through a checkpoint on Turner Road.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:00 pm
The School Street arch at Lodi Avenue was damaged but still
standing Thursday after a two-vehicle accident sent a sport-utility
vehicle crashing into it.
Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:00 pm
A solo-car crash that killed a Lodi man earlier this month was
due mainly to the fact that the driver was under the influence of
alcohol, police said Thursday.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:00 pm
About 130 people were ticketed on Wednesday during a speed
enforcement operation on major roadways in Lodi city limits.
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