Saturday, Aug. 31
- Man killed in standoff with Union City police. The suspect reportedly made a motion toward officers, causing them to open fire. Story here.
- Fremont police still seeking hit-and-run driver. Details.
- Newark Police launch Citizen Academy. Story here.
- Another Neighborhood Watch formed. Neighbors on Concord Place created a Neighborhood Watch group with the Newark police. If you would like to start a Neighborhood
Watch in your area, contact: Tim Jones, Special Assistant Community Engagement Division, (510) 578-4209 or email email@example.com.
- Update: Two arrested in Union City weekend double homicide. Eric Estrada, 22, and Robert "Dylan" Redding, 19, have been arrested and charged with two counts of murder. Story here.
- Union City police release sketch of burglary suspect. Person posed as a city worker to gain access to victims' homes. Details.
- Domestic argument takes violent turn. A Newark man, 60, was arrested at 6:38 p.m. after a domestic dispute escalated to violence. Arrest charges included: suspected assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, false imprisonment, terrorist threats and damaging a telephone line. The suspect reportedly assaulted his wife with a walking cane, refused to let her leave and damaged the phone as she tried to call for help after she accused him of cheating on her and calling his parents disrespectful names. The victim was treated at a local hospital for her injuries.
- Police applaud K9 lover. Newark Police commended an aide for his dedication to training law enforcement animals. Story here.
- Suspected shoplifter gives false name. A 20-year-old female was arrested at 6:44 p.m. for allegedly shoplifting a Joppa dress and other items from NewPark Mall. She initially gave a false name and date of birth to officers, but her true identity was discovered after being fingerprinted at Fremont Jail. She was arrested for suspected burglary, vandalism, giving false identification to police ... and her outstanding burglary warrant out of Hayward.
- Burglars posing as city employees hit Fremont, Union City. In two separate incidents, a woman claimed to be checking for a snake infestation to distract residents while an accomplice burglarized the home. Story here.
- Popping noises on Cedar and Edgewater. Police dispatch at 3:20 a.m. received dozens of calls regarding gunshots in the area of Cedar Boulevard and Edgewater Drive. The “loud popping noises” ended up being a blown transformer on Souza Avenue. PG&E responded out to restore power in the area.