No day off for cops

While many people had the day off in observance of Presidents Day, police officers were busy at work. There were the Fremont cops investigating the officer-involved shooting incident, and, in Newark, police responded to a scene where a man had holed himself up for about four hours in a house before he was arrested. Here’s my write-up:


Police on Monday arrested a man who had holed himself up in a house for about four hours after officers responded to a call about a domestic dispute.

When officers arrived around 11:10 a.m., they found a woman and her two sons outside a Vinewood Street home while the man was inside the house. The man — later identified as Gary Lee Burcham, 55, of Newark — was believed to be bearing firearms, so nearby residents were evacuated, police said.

Officers from Newark and Union City responded to the scene.

After about four hours of negotiations, the man, without incident, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police said. He underwent a mental evaluation before being booked, police said.


Linh Tat

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