Cops tracked down a man Friday they say used a knife to carjacd a man at 9:24 a.m. at SBC Liquors in Fremont. The cops located the stolen car, chased it to a dead-end street and then finally caught the carjacker after he had climbed a wall to elude one officer. During the pursuit for the carjacker, a resident on East Warren Avenue got in the way of two burglars trying to steal stuff from his house. It was bad timing for him. All the cops were dealing with the carjacker, so they had to come later.
A resident on Pennsylvania Avenue opened her front door Saturday to find a male neighbor at the door threatening to break her arms and legs unless she paid up on some bet. Cops arrived, and the man decided to try to break one of the officer’s arms and legs. He got Wrapped after trying to headbutt the window of a patrol car.
Someone invited a known juvenile robber to house party in Ardenwood. The robber punched a 17-year-old in the face and took his cell phone. Officers shut down the party, but couldn’t find the crook.
From a Hindu activist in Nevada:
A few months ago some Hindu leader in Nevada sent out a press release to lots of folks that Hindus in Fremont wanted Diwali to a school holiday. I called a couple of local folks, and didn’t sense that there was any local movement for this, but I guess the Mercury News found a big supporter in Sunnyvale. Read the story here.