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Crime Log: Man Threatens Sister With Metal Knuckles; Minor Steals Alcohol, Elbows Grocery Store Employee

Brief updates on crimes in Newark reported from July 23-29.

A summary of significant crime reports and incidents in Newark between July 23 to July 29 as released by the . 

Man Threatens Sister With Metal Knuckles

An 18-year-old Newark man was arrested after police officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Thornton Avenue around 12:10 a.m. Monday. Police said the man had been arguing with his sister and threatened her with metal knuckles. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of metal knuckles and booked into Fremont Jail.

Jewelry Store inside NewPark Mall Robbed

A jewelry store inside of NewPark Mall was robbed Thursday afternoon. Police said four men entered Zena Jewellers on the lower level of the mall, smashed display cases and opened fire. No one was injured. Police are still searching for the four suspects, who were believed to all be armed and were last seen fleeing in two vehicles onto northbound Interstate 880. for more information.

Minor Steals Alcohol, Elbows Grocery Store Employee

A juvenile was arrested on suspicion of robbery after officers responded to Safeway to a report of a robbery around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities said the minor tried to leave the store with a bottle of alcohol and when an employee confronted him, the minor elbowed that employee in the chest and fled, but was later arrested.

Auto Burglar Caught on Tape

A 39-year-old homeless man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after a citizen witnessed an auto burglary in the parking lot of BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the witness recorded the incident and gave officers the video footage and the man was arrested in the parking lot of the E-Z 8 Motel.

Burglary and Theft                    

A 43-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation around 4:35 a.m. Sunday after an officer saw him driving a car reported stolen. The man was booked into Fremont Jail.

A laptop computer was stolen out of a vehicle in the parking lot of Yamafuji Restaurant, 5606 Mowry Rd., on Friday.

A 30-year-old Walnut Creek man, 29-year-old Newark man and a 21-year-old Fremont man were arrested on suspicion of burglary after police responded to the report of a home burglary in progress on the 7800 block of Hazelnut Drive around 8:40 p.m. Thursday.

Three laptop computers were stolen out of a vehicle on the 6500 block of Thornton Avenue on Thursday.

A car was reported stolen out of the 5200 block of NewPark Plaza around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday. Several hours later, the officers with the California Highway Patrol found the vehicle near Sunnyvale and its two occupants were arrested.

Drugs and Alcohol

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth for sale around 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Police said while trying to talk with the Fremont man at the 76 Gas Station on Newark Boulevard the man first tried to get rid of an 1.5 ounces of meth in a vehicle before talking with the police officer. The officer also then found that the man had $1,400 in cash. The man was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A 34-year-old homeless man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness and booked into Santa Rita Jail around 9:15 p.m. Friday.

A 49-year-old Newark man was arrested after police responded to a report of a disturbance near Newark Boulevard and Jarvis Avenue around 6:40 a.m. Thursday. Police said he was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness.

Traffic Accidents and Violations

A 34-year-old Newark man was arrested and cited on suspicion of a hit-and-run. Police said the man hit a parked car and then fled around 6 p.m. Saturday. He was cited and released.

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.

Follow the Newark Police Department at nixle.com.

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