The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Newark between March 3 and 9 as released by the Newark Police Department.
Gun buyback March 16 in Fremont: details here.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Possible drug-fueled, bloody mess of an arrest.
- A Newark man, 27, fled his family's home, after they alerted police at 7 p.m. that he was possibly overdosing on methamphetamine, and hid out at the AllCare Veterinary Hospital on Thornton Avenue. The man, who reportedly punched out the plate-glass window at the clinic, was found in the parking lot bleeding from a severed artery and severe lacerations to his right arm. When police approached, the suspect began swinging his arm towards officers covering them with blood. Additional officers arrived at the scene, and the man was taken into custody with help from a police dog/K-9 partner, who possibly bit the suspect. Fremont Police Department also assisted with the arrest of the man on charges including battery on an officer, burglary, child abuse, resisting arrest and assault. He is currently being treated at a local hospital and in police custody. Previous story here.
Oops, he did it again -- allegedly.
- A Newark male, 39, on probation, was rearrested at 11:25 a.m. on Central Avenue near Birch Street for reportedly driving on suspended license and having three small bindles of methamphetamine in his vehicle. His girlfriend, 33, also of Newark, was arrested, as well, on suspected meth and drug-paraphernalia possession. Both were booked at Fremont Jail.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
Citizen's arrest of suspected Macy's shoplifter.
- A 43-year-old woman was cited for suspected petty theft/shoplifting after a citizen's arrest was made at 6:05 p.m. at the NewPark Mall Macy's store.
Warrant arrest of transient.
- A 40-year-old homeless man was arrested at 2:50 p.m. and booked at Fremont Jail for multiple outstanding warrants.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
Gun report leads to Milani lockdown.
- A reported sighting of a gun-toting individual led to the precautionary noontime lockdown of Milani Elementary Shool. At 11:30 a.m. Newark police -- the entire shift, plus officers from the Fremont Police Department -- responded to Rockspray Drive after a neighbor reported seeing a shotgun being carried into a house by four strangers. A perimeter was established and nearby Milani Elementary was advised to shelter-in-place, police said. Four subjects were ultimately detained as they exited the house. The homeowner arrived and identified two of the subjects as his sons. The residence was searched, pursuant to a search clause, and a handgun was located. The case is under investigation.
- A Hayward man, 55, was apprehended for suspected shoplifting at 4:31 p.m. at JCPenney on 500 Newpark Mall Road. He was issued a citation and released.
Pedestrian struck at Mayhews Landing and Newark Boulevard.
- A pedestrian suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle 7:21 p.m. at the intersection of Newark Boulevard and Mayhews Landing Road.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
Do Not Drive Off.
- A downed “Do Not Enter” traffic sign on Chapman Drive, at the intersection of Lake Boulevard and Edgewater Drive, was discovered at 8:31 a.m. Police say a vehicle drove off the paved portion of the
roadway, collided with the sign and then fled without contacting authorities.
"XX" marks the vandal spot.
- Auto burglary and vandalism of an F-150 Ford pickup were reported at 10:43 a.m. on the 35400 block of Newark Boulevard. The suspect, or suspects, forced entry through the driver-side door, stole an aftermarket stereo system from the dashboard, and carved “XX” on the truck's tailgate and hood with a sharp object.
- Residential burglary on the 36800 block of Sycamore Street was reported at 3:02 p.m. Jewelry was taken in the break-in that occurred between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. Entry was reportedly gained through a rear sliding door.
EZ hash bust.
- A probation search of a 21-year-old man's room at 5:08 p.m. at the E-Z 8 Motel on Cedar Court led to the discovery of 5.6 grams of hash and an arrest for alleged drug possession.
In through Red Robin; out with Iced Out.
- Commercial burglary at NewPark Mall was reported at 2:48 a.m. The suspect, or suspects, smashed an exterior window to the Red Robin restaurant to gain entry, smashed another Red Robin window to gain entry into the mall, and then proceeded through the mall to the Iced Out jewelry kiosk. An unknown quantity of jewelry was stolen from the kiosk with exit made through mall doors near Red Robin.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
Was he waiting on the spin-cycle?
- A male suspect, 50, who initially refused to leave a Jarvis Avenue Laundromat at 9:30 a.m., was eventually arrested by officers and booked at Fremont Jail on warrant charges related to public intoxication, disorderly conduct and a DUI.
Meth suspect adds "resisting arrest" to his rap sheet.
- A front-seat passenger bolted during an 11 a.m. traffic stop on Farwell and Granville drives in Fremont. The 34-year-old man was soon captured and booked on his outstanding felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine, along with the new charge of resisting arrest. The other two occupants of the vehicle were released at the scene.
MONDAY, MARCH 4
Knife and morphine don't mix with probation.
- Prescription morphine pills and a knife reportedly turned up on a Newark probation subject during a search at 9:27 a.m. after a pedestrian stop. A routine warrant/probation check found the suspect, 27, was on searchable probation. The search yielded a large, fixed- blade knife and the pills concealed in his pants. He was booked without incident at Santa Rita Jail, Dublin, for alleged illegal possession of morphine and a knife.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
Graffiti suspects snagged.
- A Fremont man, 18, and a juvenile male, 17, were arrested for suspected vandalism at 9:02 p.m. on Cherry Street and Clark Avenue following a report of taggers spray-painting traffic-control boxes in the area. The adult was issued a citation; the minor was released to the custody of his parents.
Looking for the drive-thru?
- An unlicensed motorist created havoc at 9:35 p.m. in the parking lot of Taqueria Los Gallos on Newark Boulevard after stepping on the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to jump parking islands and knock out a row of juniper bushes. The vehicle finally came to rest, teetering on a sound wall, after also severing the water main for the restaurant and adjacent businesses. No injuries were reported; the car was towed as the driver was unlicensed.
Motorcyclist suffers minor injuries.
- A motorcyclist suffered minor injuries at 9:50 p.m. after striking the the center island at Thornton Avenue near Birch Street.
Collision at Robertson and Cedar.
- A non-injury, vehicle accident was logged at 5:05 p.m. at the intersection of Robertson and Cedar avenues. One of the vehicles was towed due to major front-end damage. Both drivers refused medical treatment. Emergency workers responded due to airbag deployment on one of the cars.
Any person with information concerning these incidents is encouraged to call police on the non-emergency line (510) 578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the “silent witness” hotline, (510) 578-4000, ext. 500.
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