The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Newark between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4 as released by the Newark Police Department.
MONDAY, OCT. 29
Four Cars Burglarized in Hotel Parking Lots
Police were called to Chase Suites and Comfort Inn around 8 a.m. after multiple reports of vehicle burglaries. Authorities said four vehicles were found burglarized overnight but no additional details were released.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30
Man Caught Driving on Wrong Side of the Road
A 30-year-old Newark man was arrested on outstanding warrants and on suspicion of drunken driving after an officer spotted him driving on the wrong side of the road near NewPark Mall around 2 a.m. He was arrested and booked into Fremont Jail.
Two Arrested After Laptop is Stolen From Car
A pair of suspects were arrested in Union City after police said they recovered a laptop that had been stolen out of Newark. Police said a woman reported that her laptop computerand computer bag were stolen from her vehicle that was in the parking lot of El Burro Restaurant while she was eating dinner. Union City police said other items that appeared to have been stolen from other vehicle burglaries were also found in the suspects’ vehicle.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31
Three Businesses Targeted by Burglars
A tobacco shop and a pair of restaurants were found burglarized in the early hours of Halloween, police said. According to Newark police, officers discovered the first burglary after they responded to Cigarette World on the 5800 block of Jarvis Avenue just after 3 a.m. Wednesday when an alarm was set off. The other two burglaries were discovered shortly after in the Raley’s Shopping Center. For the full report, click here.
Friends Fight During Halloween Gathering
Police responded to Columbine Place just before 10 p.m. to a report of a felony battery. Authorities said an acquaintance of the victim punched and kicked that victim.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
Public Storage Front Office Burglarized
Police are investigating a commercial burglary out of Public Storage. Authorities said police responded to 38290 Cedar Blvd. around 4:30 a.m. and found that suspect(s) broke the front door of the storage unit facility’s office and stole cash. It’s believed the burglary occurred between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.
Home Burglarized on Chapman Drive
Officers were called to the 5500 block of Chapman Drive after a home was found burglarized and reported just before 3 p.m. Police said the house was ransacked by the lows was unknown.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
No significant events to report.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
Drunk Man Refuses to Leave Police Department
Police arrested a 49-year-old Newark man after he showed up “heavily intoxicated” at the Newark Police Department and wouldn’t leave. Authorities arrested the man on suspicion of public drunkenness and resisting arrest.
Police Assist with Crowd Control After Fight Reported at Football Game
Police responded to Newark Memorial High School after reports of a large fight at the football game were called in, but officers said upon arrival, they were unable to find any victims of any crimes. However, authorities stayed in the area until crowds cleared the area.
Home Burglarized on Spruce Street
A home was found ransacked and burglarized on Spruce Street around 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4
Drunken Driver Crashes, Destroys 7 Eleven Storefront
A 21-year-old Fremont man was pulling into the parking lot of 7 Eleven west just before 1:30 a.m., but instead of parking slammed into the building, police said. Authorities said the man was “extremely intoxicated” and fled the scene after the crash destroyed half of the storefront’s windows. Police located the man and arrested him on suspicion of DUI, hit-and-run and driving without a license.
Five Vehicles Burglarized in Joaquin Murieta Neighborhood
Police began investigating a string of auto burglaries Sunday morning windows of several vehicles were found smashed. Authorities said they believe the burglaries of all five vehicles, which were parked long Joaquin Murieta Avenue, Buena Vista Drive and AParada Street, occurred on Saturday night. Police said electronic items were taken.
Thief Takes Phones From Car Dealership Employees
Police were called to Fiat Dealership around 2:30 p.m. after employees reported that a person entered the business and stole two cell phones from employees. The suspect then fled in an older gold or tan Lexus or Honda sedan. Police said the suspect was described as 6-foot-2 of a thin build with light colored, very short hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hoody and navy blue athletic shorts.
Teenager Struck in Head During Attempted Robbery
Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a 13-year-old boy Sunday evening. Newark police said the teenager was taking a trashcan out to the curb of his home on Lafayette Avenue when he was grabbed by a male suspect and hit in the head with an unknown object. The boy’s pockets were checked but nothing was taken and the suspect proceeded to flee on foot, Newark police said. For the full report, click here.
Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.
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