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Fremont is not always Fremont.

There is a report on the Web site for one of our local television stations that mentions a man being arrested in Fremont on suspicion of rape in Mexico. What the report fails to mention is that this is Fremont, Neb. Yes, Nebraska, as in clear across the country. The report was not produced by said television station though, so it’s not their fault per se. It was written (or re-written) by a local wire service. Here is the original short story as printed in the Omaha World-Herald. Figured I’d let our good readers know what’s going on before they think we’re slippin’.

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Fremont SWAT surround apartment building

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. Man is 40 and was ARRESTED on suspicion of two charges, brandishing a weapon and making terrorist threats. NOTE: In this context, “making terrorist threats” only means that the guy threatened to harm someone. It DOES NOT mean the alternative definition of “terrorist threats” as we’ve come to know in the last decade or so … 

 

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m.: New story has been posted. There will be a final version posted later.

UPDATE: 3:05 p.m.: Confirmed, the man has surrendered.

UPDATE: 3 p.m.: The man apparently has just surrendered to authorities. More to come … 

UPDATE: 2:44 p.m.: The man is still in his apartment, and the building in question apparently has been evacuated, although this is unconfirmed at this point.

By Ben Aguirre Jr.

Staff Writer

FREMONT — The Fremont police SWAT team has surrounded an apartment building on Guardino Way between Stevenson Boulevard and Walnut Avenue today after a resident of the complex was seen threatening people with a gun, authorities said.

No one has been hurt, police said. However, the gunman apparently brandished a weapon while arguing with two people who were working on the roof at the complex, Fremont police Detective Bill Veteran said.

Officers were called to the building about 11:15 a.m. and have been on scene for almost an hour and a half.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, apparently has barricaded himself inside an apartment and covered a window with a blanket, police said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Missing Fremont woman found

By Ben Aguirre Jr.

Staff Writer

FREMONT — An 81-year-old woman who was reported missing Monday evening has been found.

The woman, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing about 5:30 p.m. when she failed to return home from her job as a crossing guard.

She was located safe several hours later inside a Blockbuster video rental store in Irvington, police said.

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Tri-City gang stats

I attended a gang and drug awareness info meeting at Washington High last night, put on by members of the Fremont PD and Southern Alameda County gang task force. Here are a few stats I picked up from the meeting:

* There are 3,105 known gang members in Fremont, Newark, Union City and parts of Hayward as of last month.

* About 98 to 99 percent of these gang members reside here.

* About 230 of these gang members are 14 to 17 years old.

* Some gang members are as young as 9 years old.

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DUI suspect wants to hire Johnny Cochran

Figured someone might find this mildly amusing.

During a vigil held last night for a 2007 slaying victim, several shots rang out and police eventually stopped a man — 19 years old — who was driving away from the scene. As soon as he gets out of his car, he starts talking nonsense to the cops and says, “I wish I had enough money to hire Johnny Cochran to sue your asses.”  Um, Cochrane’s been dead since March 2005.

Anyway, turns out the man was arrested for DUI, and nothing related to the shooting. No one was hurt in the incident, by the way.  There will be a story in the paper tomorrow.