Fremont Crime News of the Day

Fremont Police Department — Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

#014 Stolen Vehicle Recovery 
At 9:50 a.m., Officer located a stolen car that looked suspicious on Bardolph Circle. All the other cars in the area had dew on them and this one did not. The vehicle was a tan 1997 Honda Accord 4 dr, and had been reported stolen out of Newark on September 9, 2012. 

#015 Stolen Vehicle 
Officers responded to 42650 Osgood Road to take a stolen vehicle report. The reporting party stated that sometime over the weekend, an unknown person took his vehicle, which was in the process of being restored. The stolen vehicle is described as a green, 1978 Dodge Sportsman van. The reporting party also stated that a license plate was taken off the rear of another company van that was parked near the stolen vehicle and the suspect(s) took a motorized go-cart and several motorized bicycles that were stored in a cargo container. 

#023 Strong Armed Robbery (Gold Chain Snatch) 
At 2:30 p.m. officers responded to Camden Quick Stop in the Centerville area to take a report of a strong armed robbery. The victim, a 61 year old female, stated that she was exiting the Camden Quick Stop when a male approached her to ask for money. The male then grabbed the necklace she was wearing and started pulling on it in an attempt to take it. The victim grabbed hold of the necklace and the suspect’s hands and tried to stop him from taking her necklace. The necklace eventually broke and the suspect ran away with a portion of it. The Suspect fled on foot. The male suspect is described as being in his early 20’s, 5′ 8″ – 5′ 9,” tall, medium build, wearing a white t-shirt with blue jeans. Suspect may have been seen at the Gold Shop on Mowry/ Fremont later in the shift, but officers were not able to locate him. 

IH P12085950 Outside Assist 
At 4:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Auto Mall and Fremont Blvd (City Beach) regarding a male teenager who claimed he had been kidnapped and escaped by fleeing from the trunk of the suspect vehicle he had been locked in. ACSO responded to take the case and determined the teen was not telling the full truth. 

#030 Stolen Vehicle 
Officers were dispatched to a stolen vehicle report on the 400 block of Kato Rd. The reporting party stated that the vehicle was last seen in front of 412 Kato Road on 10/27/12 at 7:30 p.m. He returned to the location at 7:30 a.m. today and the vehicle was missing. The vehicle is described as a green 1996 Chevy Suburban with a license place of 5CBL271. 

#001 DUI Arrest 
At 12:21 a.m., Officer was on patrol in the area of Fremont Blvd south of Margery Dr. During a traffic enforcement stop, a 31 year old adult male was arrested for DUI, driving on a suspended license and for being in violation of probation for prior DUI’s. 

IH #6030 Outside Assist 
At 1:00 a.m., Officers were contacted by a 14 yr old juvenile who stated she had been kidnapped at the San Jose Airport. She was supposedly forced to get into taxi and was then dropped off on Walnut Ave, in Fremont. Her story didn’t quite add up and the juvenile was handed back to SJPD, when Officer discovered her true name and that her grandmother had reported her missing a few hours earlier.

Chris DeBenedetti


  1. #1 – West – the most tangible “connection” one can identify has been the established history of contributions to the Natarajan campaign(s) by the Dutra’s. These contributions occur both as individuals and by the Dutra Corp.

  2. Hola West and all Fremonters!

    Watching from afar: could you remind me of the site (ACVoter) for tonight’s results in which Vinnie Bacon will finally win.

  3. Well if Vinnie wins Ill tip my hat and give him some time, but because of his actions preventing the ballpark, he will never get my vote, never ever!
    But this night belongs to Obama!!

  4. Hey Charlie Tuna It looks like Fremont won’t have a shortage of Bacon any time soon.

  5. Vinnie not only won! He recieved the most votes…
    – Vinnie Bacon 18517 25.62%.
    Because you could vote for two the number is actually over 51%.

  6. According to the ACRoV web site there are (so far) 49828 ballots cast for a Fremont Mayor (pick one). But, in the Council race there were a total of 80975 votes cast for one of the several council candidates. Assuming that everyone who voted for Mayor also voted at least once for a Council candidate, what’s interesting is that fully 1/3rd of the ballots cast for council, opted NOT to vote for a second council candidate.

    These basic numbers get slightly more interesting when you begin to think about which consituent factions are more or less likely to opt out of making a second candidate selection.

    Sue “Recuse me” Chan is a the visible front-runner who represents the pro-status-quo crowd and, coincidentally, gets the identical 18k votes that Billie-H has so far. (P.S. – we’ve seen this very same number in past elections) I speculate that this same pro-stadium faction would be just fine with any number of the remaining alternates with some opting for a recognizable Dutra and others who are influenced by Argus’s exhaustive coverage of all crime in our city casting a ballot for Jones as their second choice.

    I’m certain I’m off base, but if there is any truth in the above, then Vinnie and his supporters have successfully amassed a signficant number of electorate who had one name in mind.

    And, here I thought I was all alone!

    All pure speculation, of course.

    But, here’s the fun stuff – – – – had any of the Mayoral candidates hitched their little wagons to the Bacon team and had Vinnie endorsed a mayoral candidate – – – as many as 20,000 votes could have been aligned behind . . . . someone. Anu could have been in the national headlines and on TV, or, perhaps Bill would be holding out for those last few ballots to be counted.

    One thing is for certain.
    There’s compelling evidence in this years’ results of a new and growing political faction.

    And this one is paying attention.

  7. Bbox #10,
    What a great analysis of what happened. I have new found respect for Mr Bbox. This is what this forum is for reporting what the argus (oakland tribune) does not.

    There was so much political intrigue going on in Fremont Politics. None of which was reported by the oakland tribune.

    Oakland politics which no one in Fremont gives a damn about, gets shoved down our throats by the BANG Group.

    And the beat goes on…

  8. I’m hardly part of the “blame BANG” group, but we just had an election that decided mayor and elected a notable challenger to the council and not one tidbit on the blog?

    For the vote totals, I see a simple expiation – 50,000 people walking into the polling place and only 40,000 knowing they can select two for council.

    I do agree that Anu may have seen a bump if she coordinated with Bacon. There’s no surprise he was elected. He has a strong backing and is one of the most recognizable politicians in the city. I think Vinnie learned his lesson about co-campaigning though.

    I was also interested to see a new face – Rick Jones. I’ll admit I was not able drive past one of his signs without the image of Dave Chappelle in costume saying “I’m Rick Jones, B***h!” He seemed like a nice enough guy, but hiring an ex-cop to negotiate labor contracts makes me nervous. I just won’t consider ex-police or fire for council.

    Anyhow, I didn’t vote for Vinnie this time but I respect that he’s on the council. As long as he holds the people of Fremont in higher esteem than the interests of city labor forces he will have my support.

  9. “As long as he holds the people of Fremont in higher esteem than the interests of city labor forces he will have my support.”

    Interesting to place Vinnie center stage on an issue that all of his predecessors have so clearly been tip-toeing around forever and with nary a critical comment from the Marty gallery . . . but NOW it’s Vinnie’s problem.

  10. Box, I am not putting any greater onus on Vinnie. I’m simply giving him one of the lowest thresholds to work – not selling the people out for labor support.

    Remember, he asked for the job (three times!) So absolutely, it is NOW his problem.

  11. Interesting thread, now that Vinnie has the job, I’m concerned he may throw labor under the bus (to the detriment of the people of Fremont). Of course, I did vote for Rick Jones.

  12. Interesting thread, now that Vinnie has the job, I’m concerned he may throw labor under the bus (to the detriment of the [highly paid employees] of Fremont)

    There, corrected that for you, Warble.

  13. Gee, thanks Marty! Although “highly paid” is debatable, our town deserves higher paid than other municipalities for our public employees. You get what you pay for. And I’d much rather vote for a public servant (who have already proven by their service to hold the people in Fremont to high esteem) to office than a real estate developer, lawyer, tech consultant etc. Hopefully, Vinnie and the gang will be able to balance everyone’s interest going forward.

  14. “I am not putting any greater onus on Vinnie….”

    As usual, the record will prove your own statement incorrect, Marty. Since you’ve never held ANYONE to ANY onus on this matter . . . you would INDEED be holding Vinnie to a greater onus.

    See there’s this complicated little consideration that *something* is always GREATER than *nothing* . . . at least last time I checked.

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