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Crime Log: Suspected Car Thief Arrested After Police Spot Stolen Car in Driveway

Brief updates on crimes in Newark reported from July 30 to Aug. 5.

A summary of significant crime reports and incidents in Newark between July 30 to Aug. 5 as released by the . 

Man Arrested After Police Spot Stolen Car in Driveway

A 25-year-old Newark and Aptos man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle and for numerous warrants related to weapons violations and domestic violence on Sunday. Police said they arrested the man after seeing a stolen vehicle parked on the 6300 block of Smith Avenue around 1:15 p.m. and learned that the car was reported stolen out of the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office. Police said they saw the man exit the home and try to hide in the backyard. Police eventually arrested the man and booked him into Fremont Jail.

Pair Robbed at Gunpoint While Sitting in Vehicle

A man and woman were robbed around 9:45 p.m. Monday of their belongings after two suspects, one armed with a gun, approached them while they were sitting in their vehicle. Police said the suspects took the man’s watch and cell phone and the woman’s purse. They were last seen fleeing in a white, four-door Buick. No injuries were reported.

Burglary and Theft

A 28-year-old Oakland woman was arrested on suspicion of petty theft out of at around 5:40 p.m. Friday.

An 18-year-old Oakland woman was arrested on suspicion of forgery around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

A 42-year-old Hayward woman was arrested on suspicion of petty theft out of at around 1:30 p.m. Friday

A 35-year-old Hayward man was arrested for petty theft out of at around 3:50 p.m. Thursday.

A home burglary was reported on the 8900 block of Peachtree Avenue around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the suspect(s) entered through a broken window and jewelry and checks were stolen.

A stereo was stolen out of a vehicle on the 6000 block of Radcliffe Avenue around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday.

A car was reported stolen around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday on the 5700 block of Wintergreen Drive. Police said the car is a silver, four-door 1998 Honda Civic LX with a California license plate of 4BSR783.

A home burglary was reported on the 5300 block of Greenwich Court around 12:20 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the suspect(s) entered through the back door while an elderly woman was asleep and took a 36-inch Sylvania flat screen TV and jewelry.

A car was reported stolen around 10:26 a.m. Wednesday out of the BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery parking lot. Police said the stolen vehicle is a two-door 1997 dark green Honda with a California license plate of 6LOC597.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of petty theft out of NewPark Mall around 4:45 p.m. Monday and was booked into Fremont Jail.

Drugs and Alcohol

A 25-year-old Fremont man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after being found passed out in his car around 3:15 a.m. in the middle of Central Avenue near Timber Street and was booked into Fremont Jail.

A 21-year-old Salinas man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police said he drove over the center island at Cedar Boulevard and Central Avenue around 12:34 a.m. Saturday. He was booked into Fremont Jail.

A 31-year-old Hayward man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance around 9:40 a.m. Monday and was booked into Fremont Jail.

Traffic Incidents

A person was injured after being hit by a vehicle Sunday evening. Police said a person was struck by a vehicle around 6:20 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Cedar and Stevenson boulevards. The person was transported to Washington Hsopital for precautionary measures, police said.

A motorist crashed into a fire hydrant near the Motel 6 off of Mowry Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

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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