A summary of significant crime reports and incidents in Newark between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12 as released by the .
Brothers Arrested on Similar Charges Related to Theft
Two brothers, ages 22 and 18, were arrested Sunday afternoon on charges related to burglary. Authorities said an officer contacted the 22-year-old around 2 p.m. Sunday and while arresting him in connection to a warrant related to felony possession of stolen property, the man’s 18-year-old brother came out to find out what was happening. The younger sibling was then arrested in connection to his warrant related to felony possession of stolen property. The brothers were booked into Fremont Jail.
A man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and threatening family members after a lengthy dispute Saturday afternoon. Police were first called to the 37100 block of Saint Christopher Street in Newark around 4:45 p.m. Saturday after it was reported that the man was holding the family at gunpoint inside a locked bedroom in the home. But while Newark police set up a perimeter and was awaiting for Fremont police’s armored truck, Union City police received a call from the suspect’s wife that they had been in “an angry dispute” but were no longer at the Newark home, according to police. Shortly after, a victim called Union City police reporting she had been kidnapped and threatened at gunpoint by the suspect, police said. Union City police located the two and arrested the man.
Man Charges at Officers After Yelling, Screaming at Residents
A 54-year-old Newark man was arrested after police said they were called to the 37100 block of Spruce Street just before 2:20 p.m. Saturday to a report of a man yelling and screaming. Police responded and the shirtless man, who they said appeared to be on drugs, refused to cooperate then charged at responding officers, authorities said. He was eventually detained but police later learned that the man had also hit an innocent person before they arrived and was banging on doors in the area while yelling and screaming. He was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Man Steals Car, Gets Caught After Vehicle Collision
An 18-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle Saturday morning. Police said the victim agreed to meet the suspect to sell him his car but that when the suspect wanted to test drive the car, the 18-year-old drove away and never returned. About an hour later, Hayward police responded to a car crash near Southland Mall in Hayward and authorities were able to get a full confession from the suspected car thief.
A Manteca man was arrested Saturday morning after police said they were called to investigate a hate crime that involved swastikas being scratched onto vehicles. Police said they were called to Bonnie Street after a victim called 9-1-1 because the man was allegedly was in front of the resident’s home after the cars were vandalized. Police said the man was detained for medical reasons and gave a statement about the swastikas and then was transported to a local hospital to be treated.
Woman Injures Longtime Boyfriend in Domestic Dispute
A 44-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after police were called to Washington Hospital when a man came into the medical center with a cut to his finger that required six stitches. Police said the man was injured by the woman – who was identified as the victim’s girlfriend of at least 20 years – during an argument that escalated to her waving a knife at him. Polie said both the victim and the female suspect were intoxicated when the argument happened and that the woman armed herself with a knife once the verbal argument turned physical. She was booked into Fremont Jail.
A man was arrested after police responded to a domestic dispute Tuesday night and found nearly two dozen firearms in his home. The 52-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and making terrorist threats after officers responded to Jonathan Place to a report of the man reportedly injuring a family member by striking the adult victim on the shoulder and hand with a belt. Twenty-two firearms, including semi-automatic shotguns, scoped rifles, assault rifles and handguns, were taken from the home at the time of the man’s arrest.
Assault and Battery
A 33-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, making terrorist threats and battery after police were called to the 39000 block of Potrero Drive to a report of the front door of a home being kicked in around 11:45 a.m. Friday.
A 45-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order, battery and being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition around 9 a.m. Friday.
A 45-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly struck her boyfriend in the head with a metal object around 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Burglary and Theft
Two cars were found burglarized in the parking lot of the around 9:35 a.m. Sunday.
A 24-year-old homeless woman was arrested after homeowners learned that someone had entered their property when their home alarm system was activated. Around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Police said they found the woman rummaging through the family’s garbage and she was arrested on suspicion of burglary and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Police responded to a business on the 5700 block of Jarvis Avenue around 12:10 a.m. Saturday after an alarm was activated. Police found that burglars made their way into the business by smashing the front door of the business.
A car was found burglarized in the parking lot of Chuck E. Cheese just before 9 p.m. Friday. A laptop and other items were stolen.
An 18-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of theft and providing a false name to an officer after authorities responded to a report of shoplifting at Macy’s in NewPark Mall around 4:45 p.m. Friday. Police said the suspected thief gave a false name to responding officers.
A 32-year-old San Lorenzo man was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from NewPark Mall’s JC Penney’s around 2 p.m. Friday.
A 29-year-old Fremont man was arrested on suspicion of possession of burglary tools around 3:20 p.m. Thursday.
Three cars were burglarized in the parking lot of during lunchtime hours on Thursday. A backpack with school books and a laptop were among the items stolen.
A car window was smashed and a laptop was stolen during a vehicle burglary that occurred around 9:45 p.m. in the parking lot of .
A stolen vehicle from Belmont was found on Lavender Place Monday. Witnesses saw three young Hispanic or Asian males leaving the area in a white Honda Accord but authorities said it is not known whether the trio were involved with the theft.
A home on the 6600 block of Cedar Boulevard was ransacked on Monday while the homeowner was at work and burglars stole home electronics and jewelry.
Drugs and Alcohol
Police were called to Community Center Park to a report of minors drinking alcohol in the park around 10:20 p.m. Sunday. An undisclosed number of minors were located and were released to their parents.
A 55-year-old homeless man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after a passer-by saw him sleeping in the bushes near the store in the Rosemont Square Shopping Plaza around 10 p.m. Sunday. Police said the man was first treated at a local hospital and then booked into Santa Rita Jail.
A 25-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving around 3:45 a.m. after police were called to a vehicle collision on the 5400 block of Mayhews Landing. The driver tried to flee but was detained.
A 39-year-old Fremont woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities responded to a solo-vehicle accident. Police said the driver hit a street light pole at the intersection of Cedar Boulevard and Smith Avenue around midnight on 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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