Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 am
On the night of Nov. 1, two Lodi police officers drew their weapons and took cover. In the darkness, the officers could only see the silhouette of an automatic rifle resting on the lap of a man sitting on a bus bench near the intersection of Oak and Washington streets. They yelled at the man to drop his weapon and put his arms in the air.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:00 am
Thank you and a big salute to Sgt. Mike Kermgard and the Lodi Police Department, Caltrans Maintenance Regional Manager Rick McComb and the Caltrans crew, City Manager Rad Bartlam and the Lodi City Council — especially JoAnne Mounce and Bob Johnson — for their work on Operation Transient. During the past two weeks they have performed beautifully, hopefully meeting two serious issues in the area by the Highway 99 bridge over the Mokelumne River. The issues are fire safety and sanitation.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 am
Police held two men on suspicion of possessing handguns outside Leroy Nichols Elementary School on Wednesday night.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am
A Lodi man was arrested on Saturday after police said he burgled three offices on Pine Street.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 2:00 pm
One man has been sent to the hospital after police said they believe he ran a red light, colliding his truck with another vehicle.
Monday, August 1, 2011 12:00 am
Telephone scams have become increasingly popular among scam
artists who like to prey on people and their good nature. There are
many types of phone scams, but most all will have one thing in
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
Thursday, July 7, 2011 1:04 pm
A driver going southbound on Ham Lane hit a postal worker who
was crossing Walnut Street at about 10 a.m. today
The postal worker is now in the hospital in serious condition,
officer Mike Kermgard said.
The accident is still under investigation, but it appears no
alcohol or drugs are involved. Kermgard did not release the names
of the postal worker or the driver.
Monday, March 21, 2011 12:00 am
Sometimes you just can't please everyone.
Monday, March 7, 2011 12:00 am
Do cops have an attitude? Well, yeah. Sometimes. Let me explain
Monday, February 21, 2011 12:00 am
I know a few weeks ago I went on a rant about turning on your
headlights when it's dark. And I explained the whole theory about
how automatic headlights work. Although today, I realized that I
left something out. And that is the fog!
Monday, February 14, 2011 12:00 am
Parking lots are the source of all sorts of police calls:
thefts, vehicle burglaries, collisions, arguments, etc. Over the
past couple of weeks, I think I have beaten a couple of those
topics to death, so I'll just discuss the things that really
irritate me and, I'm guessing, probably you too.
Monday, January 31, 2011 12:00 am
Ladies, your purses drive me nuts. Whether they are as big as
luggage or as small as an eyeglass case, you never know what you've
got in them, and you can never find it even if it's in there. Some
purses cost $10, and some cost $400, but I still can't tell the
difference no matter how many times my wife has explains it to
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
Monday, January 10, 2011 12:00 am
Traffic tickets seem to elicit all kinds of reactions from
people, including anger, frustration, violence, sadness and the
occasional, "Well, you got me."
Monday, January 3, 2011 12:00 am
You ever see a car driving at night without headlights and
think, "What an idiot," then immediately check to make sure yours
Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:00 pm
An 18-year-old Lodi man is expected to recover after he was
stabbed in the chest Thursday.
Friday, August 10, 2007 10:00 pm
A man was carjacked Thursday night after his vehicle was
rear-ended and he got out to talk to the other driver, Lodi police
Friday, August 10, 2007 10:00 pm
A day after what Lodi police believe was a gang-related
shooting, investigators on Friday were still looking for the
victim's vehicle, as well as witnesses and a second shooter.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 10:00 pm
A Lodi woman on parole for forgery was arrested Tuesday after
detectives allegedly found checks, Social Security card notices,
photocopied personal information and pre-approved credit card
Monday, December 11, 2006 10:00 pm
Another delay in Hamid Hayat's
Detective Mike Kermgard watches over the corner of Scarborough Drive and Century Boulevard on Friday afternoon. Extra security was scheduled due the stabbings early this week. (Whitney Ramirez/News-Sentinel)
Friday, September 29, 2006 10:00 pm
The gangster - the Sureño, the Norteño - is most readily
recognized by the color of his clothes. One wears blue, the other
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:00 pm
He'd never had a serious girlfriend, but Rocky Critser hoped
that would change. So the 24-year-old began spending his days at
Lodi Lake, watching young children.