Officer Karen Dawkins, left, has her badge pinned on by Capt. Tod Patterson during a promotion and swearing in ceremony at the Lodi Police Department on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
Tod Patterson, left, of the Lodi Police Department, has his badge pinned on by his son, Zac Patterson, after being promoted to captain during a ceremony on Friday, April 13, 2012. Chris Jacobson was also promoted to lieutenant during the ceremony.
Andrea Patterson, right, pins bars to the collar of Capt. Tod Patterson of the Lodi Police Department during a promotion ceremony on Friday, April 13, 2012.
Former Lodi police chief Larry Hansen, left, congratulates Capt. Tod Patterson after a ceremony promoting Patterson on Friday, April 13, 2012. Chris Jacobson was also promoted to lieutenant during the ceremony.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:00 am
From answering phone calls late at night, to breaking down a door to bust a narcotics ring, to helping to escort dignitaries throughout town, Tod Patterson and Chris Jacobson have done it all.
Friday, April 6, 2012 12:00 am
The Lodi Police Department announced Tuesday that two of its officers will receive promotions effective April 16.
Saturday, March 3, 2012 12:00 am
A rash of people have been breaking into cars and then using the automatic garage door openers to gain access into residents' homes and steal property, Lodi Police Lt. Tod Patterson said.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 5:46 pm
The Lodi Police Department announced on its Facebook page late
Saturday that Ray Samuels, who served as interim chief of police
before current Police Chief Mark Helms took over, has died. He was
in his late 50s.
Friday, February 17, 2012 5:19 pm
*UPDATE: According to police, the reason behind the shooting is
believed to be a marijuana deal gone bad. They are still following
up on leads.*
Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:00 am
A documented gang member was shot by other gang members Tuesday
night, police said.
Monday, February 6, 2012 12:00 am
Two Lodi men were arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of
stealing two car stereos after leading officers on a high-speed
chase into Galt, according to Lodi police Lt. Tod Patterson.
Cesar Monje, 19, and Christian Barron, 18, were arrested at
about 4:15 a.m. on suspicion of burglary, possessing stolen
property, conspiracy and being gang members, Patterson said.
Monday, January 23, 2012 12:00 am
In less than 24 hours last week, Lodi police officers arrested
four people driving under the influence of a controlled substance,
which they say is not only extremely rare but indicative of a
possible increase in prescription drug use.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:00 am
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy was honored on Monday with
pledges not to allow any bigotry and hatred in Lodi due to
someone's skin color or beliefs.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:00 am
Police said an off-duty Lodi police officer pulled over a white
Ford Explorer on Friday afternoon after he allegedly recognized the
driver as a suspect in a robbery from earlier this week.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 12:00 am
The New Year's weekend produced a flurry of calls to the Lodi
Police Department, while Galt police reported a very quiet holiday
Saturday, December 31, 2011 7:40 pm
A number of gun shots were fired Friday night at Hale Park, but
the suspects remain at large after witnesses refused to cooperate
Saturday, December 10, 2011 8:58 pm
A man who drove home after he was stabbed multiple times near
Hutchins Street Square on Saturday night was in stable condition
while two suspects have been arrested on suspicion of participating
in the stabbing.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 12:00 am
While holding drinks, people in their early- and mid-20s huddle
in groups, talking about their lives during the last few years. As
the door to Garry’s Lounge opens, all of their eyes shift while
they wait to see who walks in.
Saturday, November 12, 2011 5:07 pm
Numerous Lodi residents were not happy to wake up Saturday
morning to find their cars had been broken into and items had been
Friday, November 11, 2011 12:00 am
A Lodi resident was stopped by Lodi firefighters Thursday
afternoon after she sped through an area that had been marked off
for the department's aerial training, police said.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:53 pm
One student has been hospitalized and another has been expelled
after a fight that may have been gang-related broke out at Tokay
High School on Thursday.
Friday, October 7, 2011 2:15 pm
A Lodi woman was taken into custody Friday afternoon after she
allegedly crashed her car into a train, sending her young daughter
to the hospital.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 11:43 am
A 25-year-old Lodi woman faces an attempted murder charge after
stabbing a woman several times with a box cutter Monday evening,
Monday, July 18, 2011 11:43 am
Lodi resident Danielle Duffy, 53, has been identified by the
Lodi Police Department as the driver of a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette
that crashed into another vehicle in a violent collision early
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:00 am
A Lodi man sustained only minor injuries after being carjacked
by four subjects late Tuesday evening, police said.
The incident occurred in a parking lot on the 200 block of East
Pine Street around 10:30 p.m., when the man was approached by three
females and a male, said Lt. Tod Patterson of the Lodi Police
Department. The subjects entered the car and two of them drew
knives on the victim, he said.