The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Newark between Dec. 11 and Dec. 23 as released by the Newark Police Department.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11
Woman Tries to Attack Mall Security With Pliers
A woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery after shoplifting from Macy’s. The suspect tried to run away and attempted to attack a security officer with a pair of pliers.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
Car Burglarized at BJ’s Parking Lot
A laptop and bag were stolen out of a car parked in the BJ’s Restaurant parking lot shortly after 11 p.m. The suspect(s) smashed a window and grabbed the items.
THURSDAY, DEC. 13
Stolen Car Recovered
Officers located a 1990 Lexus that was stolen out of Union City on the 35000 block of Argonne Street.
Livermore Man Arrested on Fraud Charges
A Livermore man was arrested after trying to cash fraudulent checks at the Wells Fargo Bank on Newark Boulevard.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14
$900 Worth of Merchandise Stolen from Macy’s in “Grand and Run”
Unknown suspects made off with about $900 worth of merchandise during a “grab and run” theft at Macy’s. The theft occurred at about 2:50 p.m.
Colbert Place Home Burglarized
Officers investigated a home burglary on the 36000 block of Colbert Place at about 7:50 p.m. The burglars entered through a bathroom window that was left open. The loss is unknown.
SATURDAY, DEC. 15
Woman Arrested for Hit-and-Run at Home Depot
Officers responded to Home Depot at about 2:50 p.m. to investigate a hit-and-run collision. Officers eventually located the driver, an 18-year-old woman from Fremont, who was arrested on suspicion of committing a hit-and-run and driving without a license.
SUNDAY, DEC. 16
Necklace Snatched at NewPark Mall
An unknown suspect snatched a necklace from the neck of a female victim at NewPark Mall at about 2:37 p.m. The victim was not injured during the robbery.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19
Car Crashes into Red Cross Donor Center Building
A car drove into the front of the Red Cross Donor Center building located at 39227 Cedar Blvd. The car drove from the parking stall into the front of the building causing some structural damages. No one was injured.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20
Two Men Arrested for Burglary
Two men were arrested on suspicion of burglary after authorities received reports of suspicious persons knocking on doors in the area of the 35000 block of Vinewood Street. Officers responded to the area at about 10 a.m. and saw two suspects loading stolen property in a vehicle. The vehicle fled while the two suspects ran on foot. Officers eventually arrested the two suspects after a foot pursuit.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21
Woman Arrested After Trying to Flee from Officers
A 19-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence after trying to flee from officers. Officers responded to the area of Sycamore Bay Apartments at about 3:30 a.m. on reports of a possible battery inside one of the apartments. Arriving officers found multiple people heavily intoxicated inside the unit. One of the individuals tried to flee the scene in her car but officers eventually located her and arrested her for driving while under the influence. A 22-year-old Newark man was also arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22
Jewelry Stolen in Home Burglary
Officers investigated a home burglary on the 37000 block of Aleppo Drive at about 7:45 p.m. The suspect(s) broke in through the rear sliding glass door. The loss was jewelry.
Drunken Man Arrested After Climbing onto Second Level Support Beam at NewPark Mall
A drunken Hayward man climbed over a railing, onto the second level support beam inside, and walked across it inside of NewPark Mall at about 11:10 p.m. Security tried to apprehend the man, who fled the scene. He was eventually located walking in traffic on the mall property and arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
Anyone with information about crimes in Newark is asked to call 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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