Some very strong burglars stole a stove from a home on the 4300 block of Castanos Street. The homeowner was remodeling, which gave the crooks a chance to lug the stove out the garage.
If I told some kids to quiet down and one of them took a hatchet out out of his jacket, I would run the heck away. But a Fremont man stood his ground with only a pocket knife in his hand and lived to complain to police about it. It was about 6:40 p.m. near City Hall when the victim told the kids atop the Murco Plaza parking structure to quiet down. The rowdy teens then confronted the victim; one whipped his belt at him and the other swung and missed several times with the hatchet. They ran away when they saw a police volunteer vehicle, but cops caught up to them and made the arrests.