Lodi Police say they have busted a potential targeted shooting on Halloween

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The Lodi Police Department said its officers stopped a potential shooting at Lodi’s annual Halloween event. Officers became aware of a group of four gunmen planning to attend the popular Zombie Walk and Halloween Fair on Sunday to specifically target members of a rival gang. , the police said. The four were found just before 7 p.m., and officers attempted to pull them over in the parking lot of the post office on S. School Street. One unidentified man got into a vehicle and fled the scene. Police said they tried to chase after them, but had to call off the chase. This person is still not found. However, police said 17-year-old and 18-year-old Silvan Catalon were arrested and booked on multiple weapons-related charges and warrants. Another 17-year-old was released at the scene. According to information on the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s inmate website, Catalan is being held in the San Joaquin County Jail on multiple felony charges, including possession of a firearm and a loaded handgun. and not being its registered owner, and being a person prohibited from possessing ammunition. Jake McGregor, co-executive director of One-Eighty Youth Programs, said Catalan has been in and out of the program over the years. McGregor said his staff is now working to contact Catalan and his family. One-Eighty has worked with at-risk youth in Lodi for 20 years, focusing on gang prevention, mental health and after-school programs. The organization currently provides services to nearly 900 students at 20 different elementary, middle and high school campuses in the Lodi, Stockton and Galt region. He said there has been a “significant uptick” in gang violence in Lodi over the past few months. “Gangs really is one of the most effective and best mentoring programs out there. They provide these services to children, especially young boys, who are looking for a place for themselves,” McGregor said. “Our goal at One-Eighty is to provide a better mentoring program. A different, healthier mentoring program.” One-Eighty also works with the city government and police department in the “GRIP (California Intervention, Prevention) Program” to locate and assist at-risk youth in Lodi.

The Lodi Police Department says its officers stopped a potential shooting at Lodi’s annual Halloween event.

Officers learned of a group of four gunmen who planned to attend the popular Zombie Walk and Halloween Fair on Sunday to specifically target members of a rival gang, police said. The four were found only before 19:00, and officers tried to stop them in the parking lot of the post office on Shkolnaya Street.

One unidentified man got into a car and fled the scene. Police said they tried to chase after them, but had to call off the chase. This man is still outstanding.

However, police said 17-year-old and 18-year-old Silvan Catalan were arrested and booked on numerous weapons-related charges and warrants. Another 17-year-old was released on the spot.

According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s inmate website, Catalan is being held in the San Joaquin County Jail on several felony charges, including being in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded handgun and not being a registered owner. and is also a prohibited person. who possess ammunition.

Jake McGregor, Co-Executive Director One-Eighty Youth Programs, said Catalon has been in and out of the program over the years. McGregor said his staff is now working to contact Catalan and his family.

One-Eighty has been working with at-risk youth in Lodi for 20 years, focusing on gang prevention, mental health and after-school programs. The organization currently provides services to nearly 900 students at 20 different elementary, middle and high school campuses in a region that encompasses Lodi, Stockton and Galt.

He said there has been a “significant uptick” in gang violence in Lodi over the past few months.

“Gangs really is one of the most effective and best mentoring programs out there. They provide these services to children, especially young boys, who are looking for a place for themselves,” McGregor said. “Our goal at One-Eighty is to provide a better mentoring program. A different, healthier mentoring program.”

One-Eighty also works with the city government and police department in the “GRIP (California Intervention, Prevention) Program” to locate and assist at-risk youth in Lodi.

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