The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Newark between Sept. 3 and Sept. 9 as released by the .
MONDAY, SEPT. 3
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest
A 28-year-old Union City man was arrested for a resisting arrest warrant during a traffic stop at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3 and was booked into Fremont Jail.
Macy’s Shoplifter Cited
A 37-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of petty theft out of Macy’s at NewPark Mall just before 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3. She was cited and released.
Man Chases Woman in Parking Lot
A 33-year-old Fremont man was arrested Monday night after police were called to the EZ-8 Motel around 7:50 p.m. Authorities said they were told the man was chasing a woman in the parking lot and officers learned that the Fremont man was violating a domestic violence restraining order. He was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4
Man Arrested For Felony Warrant
Police contacted a 38-year-old Newark Man just before 9:30 p.m. and learned he had an active felony warrant and several misdemeanor warrants. Officers arrested him.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5
Homeless Man Found Sleeping in Hotel Room
A 27-year-old homeless man was arrested just before 3 a.m. after police were called to Motel 6 to a report of a person lying on a bed in a non-rented room. The man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and defrauding an innkeeper.
Teen Fights Police Officer at High School
A Newark Memorial High School student was arrested around 9 a.m. after trying to fight a police officer who was called after the minor was getting in a dispute about a schedule change. Police said the student “squared off to fight with an officer” and was eventually arrested on suspicion of assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest.
Truck Stolen; Car Vandalized
A 2001 International Truck measuring bout 20-feet long was reported stolen from the 6800 block of Central Avenue around 9:10 a.m. About an hour later, police responded to the 6400 block of Buena Vista to a report of an auto burglary. Officers said the victim’s window was smashed and a GPS device was stolen.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
JC Penney Shoplifter Caught
A 22-year-old Fremont resident was arrested on suspicion of petty theft out of JC Penney at NewPark Mall.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7
Hostile Beggar Arrested Near Safeway
A 20-year-old Newark man was arrested after police were called to Safeway around 11:10 a.m. to a report of a hostile panhandler. The man was placed under citizen’s arrest by the grocery store’s manager and police proceeded to arrest the man on suspicion of trespassing. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Woman Tries to Stab Father With Pen
A 25-year-old woman was arrested after police responded to EZ-8 Motel to a report of a possible stabbing just before noon. Authorities said it’s believed the woman tried to stab her father with a ball point pen in the chest. The woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Santa Rita Jail. The man was not injured.
JC Penney Targeted by Shoplifters
A 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of petty theft with a prior after stealing clothes from JC Penney around 2:15 p.m. He was booked into Fremont Jail. Approximately six hours later, police officers arrested two Oakland women, ages 41 and 18, on suspicion of petty theft. The pair of women were cited and released from the scene.
Drunk Man Found Stumbling on Motel Property
A 43-year-old Fremont man was arrested after officers were called to EZ-8 Motel around 8:30 p.m. to a report of a man stumbling around. The man was found to be too drunk to care for himself and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
Drunk Man Hits Taco Bell Drive-Thru Window, Prompting Brief Standoff
A 48-year-old Hayward man was arrested after police were called to a report of a man hitting the glass of the drive-thru window of Taco Bell on Thornton Avenue. A responding officer found the man stumbling through the shopping center’s parking lot but the man refused to obey commands from the officer. Police said at one point, the man tucked his hands underneath his jersey. More officers responded, which is when the man surrendered. He was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness along with outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was booked into Fremont Jail.
Motorist Flees From Solo-Vehicle Accident
A motorist damaged and abandoned a vehicle after a solo-vehicle crash on the 8200 block of Central Avenue just before 5 a.m. Police said they believe the driver drove across the road’s center island, displacing its cement base and an attached light pole. Calls were made to local hospitals, but no patients matched injuries that would’ve been sustained in the collision. Police are continuing to investigate.
Cigarettes Stolen in Liquor Store Burglary
Police said a large quantity of cigarettes was stolen from 5 Star Liquors around 6:40 a.m. Authorities responded to the liquor store after an alarm was set off and found that the business’ front window had been smashed.
Shoplifter Assaults Loss Prevention Officer
Authorities are searching for a man who assaulted a loss prevention officer employed with TJ Maxx. Police said officers responded to the retail store just before 11 a.m. to a report of a robbery. Authorities said the victim was assaulted and struck in the chest when he attempted to detain the suspect for shoplifting. The suspect, who fled, is described a 6-foot-tall white man weighing 220-230 pounds and is in his 40s. No further details were available.
A 34-year-old Newark man was arrested after he attacked his father with a large rock around 4 p.m. Police said the man is restrained from his parents but that he demanded to enter his parents’ home on the 3900 block of Potrero Drive on Saturday. His mother refused to let him in and the man proceeded to beat on the front door, police said. When the man’s father arrived home, police said the suspect attacked his father, knocked him on the ground and punched him in the face and head. Police said the man stopped when police arrived. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of violating a lawful restraining order and the father was treated at a local hospital.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9
Two brothers were arrested after a shooting in front of a bar early Sunday morning, police said. According to Newark police, officers were called to the Newark Square Shopping Center around 12:45 a.m. Sunday after someone reported a shooting was happening in front of Whiskeytown Bar. Officers arrived and tried to stop a vehicle in which the suspects were using to escape the area. The pair were arrested and booked into Fremont Jail. Authorities found a loaded 9mm handgun inside of the suspects’ vehicle and shell casings from a 9mm were recovered at the scene.
Police assisted Alameda County Water District personnel after a water main broke in the area of Cherry Street and Central Avenue around 3 a.m. Police helped shut down southbound lanes of Cherry Street while repairs were made and alerted the community at large.
Needles Full of Heroin and Meth Found During Traffic Stop
A 33-year-old Fremont man was arrested after police conducted a traffic stop just before 1 a.m. and found hypodermic needles that were full of heroin and meth. The man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, unlawful possession of needles and possession of controlled substances and booked into Fremont Jail.
Missing Elderly Woman Found Quickly
An 88-year-old woman who suffers from dementia was found safe quickly. Officers began searching for the woman Sunday afternoon after she walked away from her care home on Bellhaven Avenue. She was found safe 1.5 hours after reported missing at Marv’s Liquors.
Man Abandons Daughter After Minor Traffic Accident
Police arrested a 32-year-old man after he left his 4-year-old daughter in his vehicle while fleeing from the scene of a minor injury traffic collision, authorities said. Police said the traffic collision occurred just before 5 p.m. in the area of Robertson Avenue and Manzanita Street. The man was detained several blocks away and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, felony hit and run, child endangerment and driving on a suspended license. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Car Reported Stolen
A beige 1997, four-door Honda Accord was reported stolen from Newark Gardens, 35300 Newark Blvd. around 5:20 p.m. Its license plate number is 4KXX552. Police said it’s believed the car was stolen overnight.
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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