Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 am
Although the rural town of Clements about 12 miles east of Lodi hasn’t been hit hard by crime at local ranches, law enforcement authorities gave advice to residents on how to avoid being a crime victim.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Authorities in San Joaquin County are trying to combat a recent spike in copper wire thefts. The problem has become so severe that AT&T is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Friday, May 24, 2013 5:27 pm
Police have released the names of two suspects they believe are responsible for a string of thefts that garnered several hundred thousand dollars in stolen property.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:00 am
After hours of searching, they found her — battered, bruised and scared. Family tried to calm the plump, pink, 260-pound pig, but Jiblet kept shaking, afraid of letting anyone get too close. But 15-year-old Alix Lundy finally arrived.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:16 pm
In the dark of night, when most thieves are typically browsing quiet neighborhoods seeking the easy score, a small group from Acampo was allegedly pulling off a string of elaborate heists, police said.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 am
Allen Fehling and other parents don’t need to know who stole Live Oak Elementary School’s historic bell last week. Today, they’re just pleading that the school’s century-old icon be returned.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am
Larry Lawrence stands on the main patio at Viaggio Winery, picking through a ring of keys to open a locked wooden door. It leads to the room where he and his wife, Terri Lawrence, had hoped to open a little sandwich counter to serve visitors to Viaggio, a dramatic estate on the Mokelumne River.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 am
Between the hours of 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Lodi Police Department received 170 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:59 pm
Two people are in custody after a wild chase on the outskirts of Lodi ended when a stolen Ford Explorer crashed on Kile Road in the Thornton area and a woman was arrested with the help of a police dog.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:09 pm
Three Lodi churches were the victim of break-ins earlier this week, according to Sgt. Steve Nelson of the Lodi Police Department.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:00 am
Cannon Michael is a folk hero across California's agriculture heartland, where these days the price of scrap metal influences a farmer's bottom line as much that of the fine pima cotton he grows.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:48 pm
A former Galt police officer involved in a fatal shooting last year has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to a report released by the District Attorney's Office on Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 12:00 am
Since 8 a.m. Friday, the Lodi Police Department received 140
calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls:
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi Police Chief Mark Helms has not had much down time since
starting in his new position in May. Working long days is nothing
new for him, and Helms would not ask it to be any other way.
Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:00 am
During the past 10 months, Lodi Electric Utility employees have
found new, creative ways to make sure the power stays off after the
city pulls the plug.
Monday, July 18, 2011 12:00 am
Unfortunately, catalytic converter theft is nothing new. It
seems to have peaks and lulls, as many different crimes do. In
Lodi, we have recently seen another rise in catalytic converter
Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi scrap thieves are preying on catalytic converters —
especially those in Toyota trucks and sport utility vehicles. While
the Lodi Police Department regularly receives calls from victims
wanting to file a theft report, this week has seen a spike in
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 12:00 am
More than a dozen acres of Frank Rashid’s Petite Syrah grapes
could shrivel in the sun this week. Because thieves ripped off a
system that keeps his irrigation lines running debris-free, Rashid
now has no way of getting water to his West Lane vineyard.
Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:00 am
Since 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Lodi Police Department received 178
calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls:
Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:00 am
It starts with a power cord fed under the fence into a
neighbor’s backyard. Or a resident tampers with their meter box or
electrical panel and bypasses the shut-off measures.
The outcome is electricity theft that results in other
ratepayers picking up the tab — and more importantly, is a public
safety hazard, city spokesman Jeff Hood said.
“Bypassing high voltage equipment means you are possibly
endangering yourself and your neighbors in the event of a fire. If
you are surreptitiously using extension cords to take power from
neighbors, who knows if the cord can handle the load?” Hood
Friday, April 8, 2011 2:57 am
I am enthusiastic about anything with four wheels and a proper
engine. Give me the steering wheel in a conversation and I will
inevitably tell you how a turbocharger works. However, my heart
will not allow me to write with the enthusiasm and levity that I
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:00 am
A string of thefts at the Grape Bowl has prompted Lodi city
staff to ask citizens to call police if there are any suspicious
people near the stadium.
A metal box remains ripped open Tuesday at the Grape Bowl after thieves stole copper control wire last Thursday. The cost of the theft is between $7,500 and $10,000 in lost materials and damage. (Maggie Creamer/News-Sentinel)
Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:59 pm
Jordan Guinn is the agriculture and business editor for the Lodi News-Sentinel. He first picked up a Nintendo controller as a 5-year-old and never looked back.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 12:00 am
Aluminum bleachers were stolen from Salas Park on Monday night,
according to the Lodi Police Department.