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, July 31, 2013 12:00 am
For the second night in a row, gang members defaced buildings, sidewalks and other surfaces around Lodi’s American Legion Park.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:00 am
City employees spent Monday morning scrubbing unsightly gang graffiti off walls, a fountain, sidewalks and signs at Lodi’s American Legion Park. And chances are the same people will clean the same park again within weeks, if not days.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 8:27 am
Police are still investigating why a friend stabbed a fellow gang member in the neck late Tuesday night, according to Lodi police.
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.
Saturday, November 24, 2012 5:54 pm
A man was arrested after being involved in a fight that ended up with a man shot Saturday in front of a store near the intersection of Pine and Stockton streets, 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.
Friday, June 8, 2012 12:00 am
As part of a comprehensive plan to reduce gang violence in Lodi, the city will be hiring two part-time youth outreach workers who will work with teens to show them there are other life paths besides gangs.
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.
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
Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:00 am
A 21-year-old man has been convicted of attempted murder for his
role in a 2009 gang-related shooting, according to the San Joaquin
County District Attorney's office.
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, May 28, 2010 12:00 am
Four guns seized from a gang member's home during a large police
crackdown Wednesday had been reported stolen, Lodi police said.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:00 am
The second phase of a Lodi police operation aimed at gang
members, parolees and probationers kicked off Wednesday, leading to
gun seizures and multiple arrests.