Monday, December 2, 2013 6:44 pm
In recent weeks, gang violence in Lodi has spiked. Shootings, stabbings and fights have occurred at a growing rate between two rival Lodi gangs — the Norteños and the Sureños — and it’s gotten the police department’s attention.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 12:00 am
An 18-year-old Lodi man recalled that he was hugging his girlfriend of a year and a half when he heard the car pass by.
Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 am
Attorneys provided opening statements on Thursday in the trial of a Lodi man accused of killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding her boyfriend as the couple arrived home from a date in March of last year.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:00 am
In 2012, Lodi officials were surprised to learn from the state that the city had the second-highest crime rate in San Joaquin County. Lodi Neighborhood Services Manager Joseph Wood thought that the rating was odd since three cities — Stockton, Manteca and Tracy — have a greater population than Lodi.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am
Maria Ramirez wavered for weeks. At times, she wanted to say nothing. Other times, she wanted to say a lot.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi police say a recent graffiti spree at American Legion Park may portend violence, as it reflects one gang clearly intruding on another gang’s territory.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 am
A man police believe is connected to a shooting in March at a Thornton gas station turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:00 am
Two men accused of murder in the death of a suspected gang member will be arraigned today in San Joaquin County Superior Court. The two men and one other are suspected of killing Danilo Sandoval, 20, of Lodi in March at a Chevron gas station in Thornton.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:00 am
Officers arrested five suspected Norteño gang members accused of threatening a man and brandishing a firearm, according to Lodi police.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:03 pm
Lodi police arrested two more suspects they believe were involved in an armed robbery at Lodi Lake on April 13.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 2:59 pm
A man drinking with friends at the north end of Lodi Lake in the wee hours of Saturday morning was robbed at gunpoint by several suspected members of the Norteño gang from Woodbridge, according to Lodi police.
Sunday, September 9, 2012 5:30 pm
A gang-related shooting took place Friday afternoon in the 900 block of Calaveras Street, according to Lodi police. No one was injured, but three people were arrested.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi gang violence is on the rise, and young men, especially on the Eastside, are recruited into the ranks of Norteños and Sureños. Gang life can be violent, lethal — but also alluring. Escaping gangs is no simple task. Yet three local men did it. These are their stories.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:00 am
From 8 a.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Monday, the Lodi Police Department received 437 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:00 am
Here is a sampling of calls to the Lodi Police Department from Friday through Monday:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:16 pm
A 17-year-old was stabbed Wednesday when a fight with four other
teenagers escalated during the lunchtime rush at Burger King on
Kettleman Lane, police said.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:00 am
Three Sureño gang members were arrested Tuesday after they
allegedly threatened a witness to not notify police of a
confrontation they had with Norteño gang members.
At approximately 3 p.m., the Special Investigation Unit of the
Lodi Police Department was called out to the area of Locust and
Washington streets after they received a call that a small group of
gang members was in the area and that one possibly had a gun,
according to Det. Larry Fluty.
Saturday, June 25, 2011 12:00 am
"Anthony" was raised in East Los Angeles and joined a gang
associated with the Sureños when he was 13 years old. His father
and uncles were also members, and Anthony said it didn't feel like
anything was wrong or unusual when he began participating.
"I saw it as a close-knit community," he said. "It was seen as
all of us just being together. It was part of growing up."
Saturday, June 25, 2011 12:00 am
Gang-related violence has exploded in Lodi since mid-May.
But the shootings, stabbings, brandishings and assaults have not
been randomly spread throughout town.
Gang-related incidents aren't cropping up on Lodi's west side,
its northern edge or its southern fringe.
The bloodshed has been concentrated in one section of Lodi, an
older part of town once home to a host of German families, now
inhabited largely by new immigrants. It is a 50-block area,
roughly, of vintage bungalows, ramshackle alleys and front doors
affixed with security screens. It is home to many younger families,
couples, merchants — and it is now a battleground for the Norteños
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:00 am
In the 97 hours after 9 a.m. Friday, the Lodi Police Department
received 608 calls for service. Below is a sample of those
Friday, January 28, 2011 3:22 pm
New details emerged in the case of two teens accused of a
one-night crime spree in November, as a preliminary hearing wrapped
up in San Joaquin Superior Court on Friday.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi police are asking for help from the community to curb a
recent string of gang-related crimes, which have only escalated as
January has progressed.
Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:00 am
An 18-year-old reported gang member was arrested Friday for a
non-injury shooting that took place in Galt on Wednesday afternoon.
Joel Anaya, of Sacramento, was arrested at around 7:30 a.m. by the
Galt Police Department at the suspect's residence, according to Lt.
Jim Uptegrove with Galt police. The Sacramento SWAT team assisted
with the arrest, which Uptegrove said happens often for violent
crimes that involve firearms.
Friday, November 12, 2010 12:00 am
Two alleged local gang members are facing a litany of felony
charges for their involvement in two incidents Wednesday night,
culminating in a rollover vehicle accident at the end of a
high-speed chase with local police.
Friday, May 7, 2010 12:00 am
A documented Lodi gang member and parolee was arrested early
Thursday morning after allegedly confronting and punching someone
he thought belonged to a rival gang.