what does a 138 in progress mean?

Never heard of a 138. A 10-38 usually means stopping a suspicious vehicle, although each locality can use a different code, though most use the standard.
Its possible that in your area, a 138 could refer to the section of the criminal code being violated. For example, if Sec. 138 of the crimes code or vehicle code in your state lists a specific offense, such as eluding police, the local police may use the number to identify the situation.

Police Code 138

Check your local police codes

If in the case of police codes..
Some say that 138 is code for “Drunk and Disorderly conduct”

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