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Newark Crime News of the Day

Monday- Tuesday, February 4-5, 2013

Calls for Service: 156
Number of Cases Assigned: 31
Number of Arrests: 8

February 4, 2013

0705 Hours: Officer Nobbe investigated a residential burglary at a residence in the 38200 block of Cedar Blvd. The suspect was able to access the residence and steal tools from the garage.

0830 Hours: Officer Eriksen handled a strong armed robbery which occurred at the intersection of Cedar Blvd and Joaquin Murrieta St. The victim stated she was contacted at 1430 hours on 04/03/13 by a Black Male Adult 18-20 years of age, wearing a red shirt and black pants. The suspect ran up to the victim and grabbed her gold necklace pulling it from her neck. The victim claimed most of the gold chain broke and fell down the front of her shirt. The suspect was able to grab a small gold pendent and flee into the condominium complex.

1009 Hours: Officer Eriksen handled two commercial burglaries at the New Park Mall. Taqueria La Tita had its cash register broken into and a small amount of cash taken and The Crape Bar had it break room ransacked and 135.00 dollars taken from the tip jar. Officer Eriksen is working with mall security to retrieve CCTV video.

1201 Hours: Officers responded to several calls regarding a large tan pit bull running on Cherry St at Thornton Ave chasing people. After a 45 min chase and two tranquilizer darts the dog was captured. He was transported to the vet where he was cleared and then taken to the Fremont Animal Control Facility.

1753 Hours: Officer Kovach investigated a vehicle burglary that occurred during the day at the wildlife refuge. The victim vehicle suffered a window smash, the loss was a purse with its contents (including identifications) and an Apple I-Pad.

1833 Hours: Officers responded to the Check Center (5710 Thornton Ave.) were Latify Maneja (DOB 06-18-1994 of Union City) attempted to pass a stolen check originally reported stolen from a burglary that occurred in Turlock two weeks prior. She was arrested by Officer K. Eriksen for 475 (a) PC and booked at Fremont Jail.

2131 Hours: Officers responded to a residence in the 5300 block of Chapman Drive for a residential burglary that occurred earlier between 1630-2200 in the day. Entry was made through the kitchen window and the loss was two safes which contained jewelry. A neighbor contacted during the investigation described a Black male adult, with short/bald hair seen knocking on doors earlier in the area.

0134 Hours: Officer Kovach contacted Ximena Reveco (DOB 04-01-1970 of Newark) during a pedestrian stop and ultimately arrested her for 11550 (a) H&S – under the influence of drugs. She was booked at Fremont Jail.

February 5, 2013

0703 Hours: Officer Allum arrested Dominique Hubbard (05/08/1987) of Hayward for an outstanding ACSO traffic warrant. She was booked at Fremont Jail.

1309 Hours: Officer Yates led officers to 6318 Cotton Avenue for a warrant service. Parolee-at-Large Michael McDonald (01/29/1981) of Newark locked himself inside of a bed room and hid in the closet. McDonald refused to come out of the room after numerous K-9 announcements and officers forced entry into the bedroom. As “Eliot” was just about to enter the room, McDonald surrendered. McDonald was booked at Santa Rita Jail for 148 PC- resisting arrest and 3056 PC – parole violation. Vanessa Hernandez (02-24-1987) was also arrested for 148 PC- after she delayed the officers helping her boyfriend hide and 11377 H&S –possession of methamphetamine.

1812 Hours: Officer K. Eriksen investigated the theft of a cell phone at Red Robin (NewPark Mall).

2346 Hours: Officer Kovach contacted Eric Castrejon (DOB 06261986 of Newark) and Raul Flores (DOB 10271982 of Union City) during a traffic stop on Castrejon’s vehicle. Flores had an active 3056 PC parole warrant and was arrested. Castrejon and his vehicle were searched based upon his search terms and released from the scene. Flores was booked at Fremont PD for the parole warrant.

0122 Hours: Officer K. Eriksen contacted documented gang member Jesse Talavera (DOB 01-10-1994 of Newark) during a pedestrian stop near Cedar Blvd. and Cedar Ct. Talavera had .22 caliber bullets in his possession which led Officer K. Eriksen to search the area Talavera came from yielding a loaded .22 caliber Walther brand handgun discarded in the brush. MCTF Detective Baswell responded to NPD, obtained a confession, and consent to search Talavera’s residence. Gang indicia in the form of hats, beanies, and red bandanas were seized. Talavera was booked at Fremont PD Jail for 647f PC- drunk in public and 25850(b)(3)PC- possession of a loaded gun by a gang member

0308 Hours: Officer Sandoval had attempted a warrant service on Ma Lwin (DOB 05-17-1970 of Newark) at 6243 Noel Ave. earlier in the shift and found that she would be returning home from work at 0300 hours. When she got home, she called NPD and responded to NPD where she was arrested for her no cite warrant. She was booked at Fremont PD Jail.

Any person with any information concerning these incidents or other incidents can contact the non-emergency line at 510-578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the “silent witness” hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

Chris DeBenedetti