Tuesday, Sept. 24
- Newark man injured in shooting in East Palo Alto. Story here.
- Two suspects arrested for ramming patrol car have extensive criminal history. Theodore Baca, 41, of Hayward and Ramon Rocha, 24, of Fremont, allegedly injured two Hayward police officers during a chase last week. Story here.
- Morrison Canyon resident hangs on to burglar until police arrive ... which took a long time. Residents at a home on top of Morrison Canyon called at 9:30 p.m. reporting that they just arrived home, saw it ransacked, and then realized the burglary suspect was still inside -- and they were holding him down while calling 911. While on the line with dispatch, the suspect broke free and another struggle ensued. East Bay Regional Parks and numerous officers responded, but it took more than 10 minutes to get to the home which was on a remote road. Even then, officers had to use bolt cutters to get into the gated property once they were able to locate it. But once on scene -- they found the suspect still being held down by the victims. The suspect was combative and placed in a WRAP.
- Pleasanton man beaten, left comatose after confronting partying teens on his street. Story here.
- Car collides with bicycle, seriously injuring cyclist. Newark streets closed to allow first responders to help the survivors. Details here.
- Newark man killed by construction truck in Vallejo. Story here.
- Newark Police maintained safety levels, FBI records show. More here.
- Deaf males made fun of and assault ensued at BART. Story here. The BART case number is 1309-3421, and those with any information should reference that and contact on-duty Watch Commander at (510) 464-7020.
- Lost dogs reunited with owner. The owner said she dropped the small dogs’ leashes after being scared by a large dog, allowing her dogs to run away. Story here.
- Big-rig overturns, spills 23 tons of rocks, 20 gallons of diesel on I-680 ramp. Story here.
- Big ol' bar brawl at Mojo's. At 1:35 a.m., a motorist passing The Mojo Lounge reported 30 people, men, woman and security, fighting. The bartender said staff had kicked out all patrons, and they were fighting in front of the establishment on Peralta Boulevard in Fremont. Half of the patrol shift was needed to clear the bar and surrounding parking lots of churches and the Train Depot due to the large crowd. One person needed medical treatment for a head wound, so fire/rescue workers were called. In the end, no one wanted to be a "victim" or prosecute.
- Hayward girl's gunshot wound mistaken by family for menstruation. A doctor confirmed the wound was small and could have easily been overlooked if the parents had thought the girl was starting her period, police said. Details.
- What happened on Robertson Avenue? Patch readers asked us why police and fire vehicles raced up Robertson. Here’s what happened.
- Newark police reminder: It's Child Passenger Safety Week. Click here to view car seat installation videos.
- Man flees to San Jose with stolen motorcycle. A motorcycle reported stolen from a resident in Fremont was spotted by officers traveling on southbound I-880 near Warren Avenue. A patrol unit attempted to catch the driver, who was going in excess of 100 mph. A second officer caught up at I-880 and I-237, but the suspect refused to stop. Finally he exited in San Jose, and the pursuit was terminated.
Drunk limo driver. A Fremont officer observed a limousine being driven by a man he had dealt with the previous week, whom he knew to have a suspended license. The driver was stopped and also found to be drunk. He was arrested for both violations, and the 28-foot limo was towed.
- That wasn't pot you stole, by the way. Unknown suspects burglarized a vehicle parked on a home's front lawn on Third Street in Niles. While the auto was ransacked, the only item taken was a bag of elephant dung that the car's owner had received as a gag gift. It appears the burglars may have thought it was a bag of marijuana.
- Masked trio rob Wells Fargo Bank. An employee was thrown to the ground during the robbery and one customer had to be transported to the hospital for chest pains from a previous medical condition. Details here.