Newark Crime News of the Day

Source: Newark Police Department

Monday, August 6, 2012 

1948 Hours: Officer Jackman investigated a residential ransack burglary in the 6600 block of Cedar Blvd. that occurred during the day while the homeowner was at work. The loss was home electronics and jewelry.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 

1816 Hours: Officer Saunders recovered vehicle stolen from the City of Belmont on Lavender Pl. Three young Hispanic/Asian adult males were seen by witnesses leaving the area in a white Honda Accord and it is unknown if they are associated with the theft.

2223 Hours: The shift responded to Jonathan Pl. regarding a Newark man, 52, striking his wife on the shoulder and hand with a belt causing injury. The victim advised that the man had numerous firearms including scoped rifles on the premises and was an avid hunter. After the victim and her 8 year old son exited the residence, met with Officer Saunders a safe distance away and the crime of 273.5 PC was substantiated, a surround and call out was conducted. The suspect complied with all orders and was taken into custody without incident. An Emergency Protective Order was granted by a judge. A total of 22 firearms including handguns, assault rifles, scoped rifles and semi-automatic shotguns were taken from the residence for safekeeping pursuant to Penal Code 18250. The suspect was booked at Fremont Jail for 273.5 PC and 422 PC.


From today’s Argus: Fremont Toyota to pay $400,000 to settle discrimination lawsuit

A car dealership has agreed to pay $400,000 to five former employees to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit that accused the business’ general manager of calling the Afghan-American salesmen “terrorists,” threatening them with violence and retaliating against them and another employee who complained about the racially charged mistreatment.

Fremont Toyota also must train its managers about workplace discrimination, post a notice about the lawsuit at the dealership and report for the next three years to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that filed the suit.

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And We’re Back …

That’s right, the Tri-City Beat blog is back. This is the first blog posting since its founder, Matthew Artz, bid us all goodbye in December. Matt moved to The Oakland Tribune (our sister paper) to cover the Oakland City Hall beat.  In the meantime, our excellent colleagues, Rob Dennis and Darren Sabedra, held down the fort for eight months while I was covering courts and crime in southern Alameda County.

But now, I am officially covering the cities and school districts of Fremont, Newark and Union City. One of my first unofficial acts is to bring back this blog. Contact me anytime with story ideas, suggestions, concerns, questions, complaints, corrections and, on that oh-so-rare occasion, embarrassingly gushing praise. I can be reached at 510-353-7011 or cdebenedetti@bayareanewsgroup.com.

In the future, I’ll be posting photos and videos and fun 21st-Century stuff. Until then, I’m going to start slow and simply say:

It’s great to be back covering you, Tri-City area.