Crime Log: Handful of Panhandlers Cited, Arrested; Parolee Throws Gun Out of Car

Brief updates on crimes in Newark reported from Aug. 20-26.

A summary of significant crime reports and incidents in Newark between Aug. 20 to 26 released by the.

Handful of Panhandlers Cited, Arrested

Throughout the weekend, police officers cited a total of four panhandlers and arrested one who have been frequenting Mowry Avenue. Authorities said they also warned up to 10 individuals about panhandling and said officers plan to continue being proactive in stopping “the influx of pandhandlers in this area.”

Woman Attempts to Pay Off Friend’s Credit Card with Fake Check

A 28-year-old San Leandro woman was arrested on suspicion of forgery after police were called to Macy’s at NewPark Mall just after 8 p.m. Saturday. Police said the woman tried to pay off her friend’s Macy’s account with a fake check and admitted it to the officer. She was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Parolee Throws Gun Out of Car

A Union City man on parole was arrested on various charges early Saturday morning after police said he threw a firearm out of a vehicle during a traffic stop. An officer was pulling a vehicle on Interstate 880 around 12:15 a.m., and began exiting on Decoto Road near the Fremont-Newark border. Before the car came to a stop, the man leaned out of the vehicle’s passenger seat window and threw “a ‘gun’ outside of the vehicle,” according to . to read the full report.

Man Locks Himself in Room After Binge Drinking

Police responded to the 37200 block of Magnolia Street Friday morning after a woman called emergency personnel to check on her 60-year-old roommate who had been binge drinking the night before and locked himself in his room. The woman told police she last saw her roommate around 10:30 p.m. and that he has medical issues, locked himself in the room, didn’t have a phone and keeps a shotgun near his bedroom door. Alameda County firefighters were called at this time for precautionary reasons and an officer climbed up an Alameda County fire ladder and confirmed the man was in the room. The man was taken to a local hospital for his medical issues and the shotgun was taken for safekeeping, according to Newark Police.

Man Caught After Brief Foot Pursuit

A 23-year-old man was arrested after struggling with police Wednesday afternoon. Police said officers responded to the 38000 block of Quince Place after a disturbance was reported just before 4 p.m and that upon the officers’ arrival, the man fled. Officers said the man had an outstanding warrant and was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest as well as for his warrant.

Assault and Battery

Officers were called to just before 10 p.m. Saturday to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon between two party goers but the assault was unfounded.

Burglary and Theft

A vehicle was reported stolen 4 p.m. Sunday on the 6200 block of Mockorange Court. Police said the car was stolen on Aug. 12 and that it’s described as a four-door, silver 2000 Kia Sephia with a license plate number of 4FOB329.

A home burglary was reported on the 37200 block of Oak Street on Saturday night and officers believe the burglary occurred sometime between 8 p.m. and and 11:05 p.m. The homeowners said they found their front door unlocked and that cash was taken but officers could not determine how the suspect(s) gained entry.

A 31-year-old Fremont woman was arrested and cited on suspicion of petty theft out of at NewPark Mall.

An officer following a LowJack hit on a stolen car found a vehicle reported stolen in Oakland was found on top of a tow truck parked on the 37300 block of Blacow Road around 6:40 a.m.

An auto burglary was reported around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday on the 7000 block of Mayhews Landing Road. Police said a GPS unit was stolen and that the burglary is believed to have occurred overnight.

Drugs and Alcohol

A 40-year-old Newark man was arrested and cited on suspicion of drunken driving just before 2 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Jarvis Avenue and Newark Bouelvard.

A 36-year-old man was arrested after admitting to officers during a traffic stop just before 9 p.m. Friday that he had no license with him. While being booked at Fremont Jail, police said the man also had an outstanding warrant for drunken driving.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on a no cite warrant Wednesday at 12:35 a.m. and while being booked into jail police officers found methamphetamine hidden on him.

A 41-year-old San Jose man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the NewPark Mall.

A 57-year-old Newark woman was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication around 8:45 p.m. after officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the on Monday.

A 54-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance around 3:30 p.m. Monday on the 6700 block of Albyn Court.


A 29-year-old homeless man was arrested on suspicion of violating a court order after officers were called to Stafford Place just before 8 p.m. Saturday to a report of a disturbance. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A minor was arrested on suspicion of resisting and a peace officer after an officer was called to Joaquin Murrieta Avenue to a report of a Health and Safety Code violation around 9 p.m. Thursday. The minor fled on foot when the officers first arrive, but he was eventually arrested, police said.

Traffic Incidents

A minor injury vehicle collision occurred on Sycamore Street near Central Avenue around 7:45 a.m. Friday.

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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