Crime Log: Gunshots Reported Near McDonald Street; Drunk Driver Falls Asleep at Carl's Jr. Drive-Thru

Brief updates on crimes that occurred in Newark from Sept. 17-23

The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Newark between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23 as released by the Newark Police Department.


A burglary at Evergreen Oil was reported around 8:40 a.m. Police said the burglary occurred overnight and steel piping, copper cable and a flange was taken from the business.

A 20-year-old Fremont man was arrested for outstanding warrants and on suspicion of possession of marijuana by the former Cinedome theater near NewPark Mall around 4:05 p.m.

A 42-year-old Union City man was arrested on suspicion of petty theft just before 8 p.m. out of Home Depot.

A 50-year-old homeless man was arrested on suspicion of possession meth and violating parole after police were called to Wintergreen Avenue to a report of a suspicious person ringing random doorbells around 11:30 p.m. The man was booked into Fremont Jail.


A strong-arm robbery was reported outside of Macy’s at NewPark Mall after 2:40 p.m. in which a male suspect approached a female victim and snatched a gold necklace from her neck and fled in a burgundy Toyota Camry.

Three minors were arrested and another was cited after police detained the group while they were inside of a stolen vehicle around 4:15 p.m. Police said one of the juveniles was also wanted on suspicion of burglary and the stolen vehicle. A fifth minor was also in the car but was released to his parents after police learned he was not involved in any crimes.

Four people suffered minor injuries and were hospitalized after a vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Edgewater Drive and Darvon Street around 6:40 p.m.


A man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance after police were called to Community Center Park around 1:30 p.m. to a report of a man stumbling around the area. He was booked into Fremont Jail

Police investigated an attempted burglary after they were called to the 35400 block of Newark Boulevard just before 3 p.m. The woman showed police a video of the attempted burglary of her vehicle.


A burglary was reported on the 5600 block of Souza Avenue around 1:25 p.m. Witnesses reported that three suspects exited through the home’s front door. The first suspect was described as a black of Hispanic man between the ages of 18-20 who was last seen wearing red plaid pajama pants and a black hooded sweatshirt. The other two suspects were only described as between the ages of 18-20 both wearing black hooded sweatshirts and one was of heavy/large build. Police said the home was ransacked.

A home on the 6200 block of Montcalm Avenue was vandalized just before 3:30 p.m. after unknown person(s) shattered a second story window by throwing a large marble through it. Police said the home has been vandalized in the past.

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.

A 21-year-old San Francisco man was arrested on suspicion of sales and transportation of marijuana during a traffic stop at Cherry Street and Market Avenue around 11 p.m. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.


Police were called to the intersection of McDonald Street and Sandalwood Street after a report of gunshots fires just after 10:35 p.m. Police were able to find several shell casings in the street but no injuries were reported. Authorities said a black Toyota Celica was possibly involved but that information was not confirmed.


A 30-year-old man was arrested and cited on suspicion of drunken driving after police responded to a report of a man falling asleep behind the wheel at the Carl’s Jr. drive-thru just before 3 a.m.

A 60-year-old Oakland woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary out of JC Penney’s around 1:50 p.m. and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A minor was arrested on suspicion of theft out of the Hollister store at NewPark Mall around 2:10 p.m.


No significant events to report.

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