Lodi police booked a man into city jail Friday after they allegedly caught him stealing tools from a homeowner’s garage.
Officers said that initially the homeowner on Awani Drive caught Cheo Tessaro, 22, allegedly in the act of taking tools. Officers said that Tessaro struck the homeowner and fled.
The homeowner called the Police Department, which sent two officers to Awani Drive. The officers caught Tessaro nearby as he ran behind a building near Turner Road and Sacramento Street.
He was taken into custody and placed under arrest.