Newark Crime of the Week

Newark Police Blotter — Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

Sunday, November 25

2027 Hours: Officers investigated a residential burglary on Elmwood Street. Entry was gained through the “doggy” door in the backyard. The loss was two MacBook Pro computers, a Sony gaming system and jewelry. The burglary occurred between 1600-2000 hours.

2234 Hours: A bicycle stop by Officers resulted in the arrest of a male transient, 38,  for being under the influence of Methamphetamine.

2253 Hours: A citizen on Plummer Ave. noticed a neighbor’s front door was open at 1730 hours but waited over five hours before calling Police to report it. Officers responded and found the front door had been kicked open and the residence was ransacked. The loss is unknown at this time.

Monday, November 26, 2012

0756 Hours: Officers investigated a collision on Newark Boulevard and subsequently arrested an 18 year old woman for being an unlicensed driver and hit-and-run.

1655 Hours: Officers investigated an injury accident at Cedar Boulevard and Joaquin Murieta Avenue.

1716 Hours: Officers saw a subject riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the street and tried to make an enforcement stop. Transient, 38,  took off and jumped into the rear yard in the 6200 block of Radcliff Avenue. Caton was taken into custody for resisting arrest, prowling and an outstanding felony arrest warrant.

1732 Hours: Officers from Fremont and Newark responded to the area of Thornton Avenue and Hwy 84 for a roll-over accident. The vehicle was located on Hwy 84 at the beginning of the E/B off-ramp to Thornton Ave. The collision was handled by the California Highway Patrol with Newark officers providing traffic control.

2330 Hours: Officers investigated an indecent exposure incident on Crestmont Avenue. A citizen noticed a suspect standing in front of his neighbor’s house with his pants down. The suspect was described as a White Male Adult in his 30’s.

Tuesday, November 27

2147 Hours: Officers arrested Newark woman, 50, for DUI after she was involved in a collision at Cedar Boulevard and Breton Drive.

Wednesday, November 28

1127 Hours: Officers investigated an attempted robbery that occurred on Tuesday night I.F.O Cousin Café located at 39193 Cedar Boulevard. According to the victim, he was serving a table outside of the restaurant last night when an unknown suspect produced a firearm and demanded his iPhone. The victim pushed the suspect and the suspect fled without the goods.

0033 Hours: Officers conducted a probation search of room at the EZ8 Motel. A search of a motel room yielded two small baggies of methamphetamine. San Jose woman, 29, and Fremont man, 32, were arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine.

Thursday, November 29

1232 Hours: Officers were sent to Sears at Newpark Mall for a report of a shoplifter in-custody. Union City man, 21, was arrested for petty theft.

1301 Hours: Officers located an abandoned vehicle without any wheels behind 8477 Central Avenue. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Fremont PD the day prior.

1328 Hours: NPD units were summoned to Madeira’s Liquors at 6714 Thornton Avenue for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. As it turns out the store was getting their delivery of beer which resulted in multiple pallets of Modelo being stacked in the entry way leading into the store. Two male adult suspects helped themselves to the beer; the manager took offense and ended up getting punched in the face numerous times. Both suspects fled the scene. The manager went to the hospital with facial injuries.

1340 Hours: Units were dispatched to Colbert Street for a hit-and-run collision that had just occurred. While en-route dispatchers advised the suspect vehicle was at Mayhews Landing and the railroad tracks with the driver slumped over the steering wheel. Newark man, 48, was arrested for hit-and-run.

1800 Hours: Officers arrested Newark woman, 43,  for Petty Theft after she was caught shoplifting at JC Penney.

Friday, November 30

0641 Hours: Officers investigated an attempted auto burglary that occurred overnight in the 5100 of Elmwood Avenue. The vehicle’s window was smashed, but nothing was taken.

0718 Hours: Officer responded to the 35000 block of Cherry Street to investigate a vehicle theft, while en route, officers located the vehicle abandoned on Cherry Street., near Picardy Place with the engine running and no keys with the vehicle.

0804 Hours: Officers investigated a stolen vehicle in the 36000 block of Cherry Street which occurred overnight.

1159 Hours: Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 36000 block of Ruschin Drive that occurred during the early morning hours. The house had been ransacked. Entry was made through a side window that had been smashed. Loss is still being determined.

1411 Hours: Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 7000 block of Fountaine Avenue that occurred during the early morning hours. The house was ransacked and entry was made through an open rear window. Loss and this time is currency.

2156 Hours: Officers assigned to the Newpark Mall crime suppression detail contacted Milpitas man, 23, who was arrested for possession of “hash”.

2240 Hours: Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 36000 block of Christine Street, which occurred between 1700-2230 Hours. The suspect(s) forced entry by kicking-in a side garage door. At the time of the initial contact, the victim was unsure of the loss.

2342 Hours: Officer’s responded to Buena Vista and Parada Street after a citizen called NPD to report a suspicious vehicle parked in the area. Contacted were a Newark man, 18; an East Palo Alto man, 21; and a Newark woman, 19.  During the course of their investigation they located alcohol inside of the vehicle as well as property stolen from the previously listed residential burglary. The trio was arrested for possession of stolen property.

0155 Hours: Officers documented a hit-and-run collision at the intersection of Cherry Street and Smith Avenue. An unknown vehicle completely sheared a fire hydrant.

Saturday, December 1

1708 Hours:Officers responded to Sears and accepted a Citizen’s Arrest of two Juveniles for petty theft.

Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the non-emergency line at (510) 578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the “silent witness” hotline at (510) 578-4965.

Chris DeBenedetti

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