Crime Log: Unwanted Guest Won't Leave; Unhappy Customer Smashes Restaurant Window

Each week Patch reviews a selection of crimes throughout the city

A summary of significant crime reports and incidents in Newark from June 4-10 as released by the .

Unwanted guest

At 11:04 p.m. Sunday police responded to a call about an unwanted guest at an apartment on the 37200 Block of Cherry St. Officers arrested a 29-year-old male transient on suspicion of being drunk in public. He was booked at Fremont City Jail.

Methamphetamine Found in Man’s Pocket

At 5:30 p.m. Saturday a patrol officer recognized a 28-year-old Newark man on the 6000 Block of Thornton Ave. as having an outstanding warrant for being under the influence of a controlled substance. While conducting a probation search methamphetamine was found in the man’s pocket. He was arrested and booked into Fremont City Jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, and probation violation.

Man Arrested For Resisting an Officer

A 29-year-old Newark man was arrested at 3:04 p.m. Friday at an apartment complex on Cherry Street after he repeatedly refused police orders to remain outside of a unit while police investigated a report of a subject who possibly overdosed on marijuana. The man was arrested on suspicion of resisting/obstructing an officer and booked into Fremont City Jail. The other person was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Pair Pinched For Burglary at Macy’s

A 20-year-old Bay Point man and a 25-year-old Newark woman were placed under citizen arrest by security at in NewPark Mall at 2:15 p.m. Friday. Responding officers accepted the arrest of both on suspicion of commercial burglary. The woman also had an outstanding warrant for theft. Both were booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Female Burglars Caught in The Act

Bicycle patrol officers saw two women emerging from the yard of a residence on the 36700 Block of Ash St. while carrying a box of miscellaneous items at 4:20 p.m. Thursday. One of the women gave officers a false name and fled on foot, but was quickly caught. After investigating the scene, officers determined the pair had just burglarized the residence. Police arrested a 36-year-old Newark woman on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property, providing a false name and resisting arrest. She was booked at Santa Rita Jail. Her companion, a 30-year-old Newark woman, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property. She was booked at Fremont City Jail.

Unhappy Customer Smashes Restaurant Window

At 7:33 p.m. Thursday police were dispatched to , 35204 Newark Blvd. An unhappy customer who was having an argument with his companion smashed a window as the pair left the business. Officers are following up on leads.

Concealed And Loaded Firearm

Police received a call at 11:26 p.m. Thursday about two men arguing loudly in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the 6000 Block of Clark Ave. The caller also said one of the men might have a handgun. Responding officers located the pair based on the description provided by the caller. One of them, a 21-year-old Newark man was . He was booked at Fremont City Jail.

Methamphetamine in a Pink Sock

Police making a bicycle/pedestrian stop on Newark and Cedar boulevards arrested a 52-year-old Newark man at 12:23 a.m. Wednesday on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs. As the man was being booked into Fremont City Jail, a pink sock fell out of his pant leg. The sock contained two glass pipes and a small amount of methamphetamine. Additional charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and bringing drugs into a jail were imposed.

Forgery Suspect Leads Police on Foot Chase

At 3:26 p.m. Tuesday a 53-year-old Alameda man, suspected of attempted forgery at a Wells Fargo Bank, was taken into custody after he through Rosemont Shopping Center on Newark Boulevard near Jarvis Avenue. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a fraudulent check, burglary, threatening to injure a police officer, and resisting arrest. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Stun Gun And Drug Paraphernalia

A 28-year-old female transient was arrested at 6:55 p.m. Monday after staff at the on Cedar Court reported the subject was running around and threatening to kill her boyfriend. The responding officer arrested the woman on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a stun gun, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a lipstick case knife. Also arrested was a 19-year-old male transient on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Both were booked at Fremont City Jail.

Traffic accidents

A 26-year-old Newark woman was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license after police responded to a report that a vehicle hit a bus sign and sound wall near the intersection of Cherry Street and Mowry Avenue at 6:38 p.m. Thursday.  She was released with a citation at the scene.

At 7:10 a.m. Thursday police responded to a report of a multi-vehicle crash on Ruschin Drive near Fair Avenue. Officers determined that a motorist backing out of a driveway collided with another vehicle, causing a chain reaction which led to contact with a third vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Police received a report of a car hitting a tree on Cedar Boulevard near the came at 5:32 p.m. Thursday. The solo driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Washington Hospital in Fremont.

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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Albert Rubio June 14, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Your points are very well made Christen!
Nika Megino June 15, 2012 at 06:18 AM
Newark police noted to me today that the incident described in the comments was found to be illegally exploded fireworks and that no gunshots were found.
ItsJim July 21, 2012 at 02:58 AM
I had gang members living next door to me here in Newark by the Community park. I was so relieved when they moved out, along wit thier two male unnueterd pitbulls that fought day and night. I called Newark police on numerous occasions to report them spray painting in the park with gang symbols, underage drinking. I literally spelled it out that if they sent one officer they were going to scatter into the open gate between their home and the Community Park so please send two and asked that they come from specific directions. EWach and every time they would send one police officer and they would do exactly the scenario I spelled out. Newark police appear to have little interest in curbing the activity of gangs. I was glad when the house was repo'ed. Hurrah for B of A for ending my gang nightmare. I don't miss the constant fighting of dogs in the backyard 24/7. Nueter gang members and their dogs too
b August 30, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Haven't you heard? There is no gang problem in Newark! At least to some of the cities finest that is. What a joke. When I have an ex Newark Sergeant admitting some of the things that the police do, it's no wonder they don't see the problems this city has.
James Nelson August 30, 2012 at 05:09 AM
I remember when Newark Police used to give Beat Downs, now their all Politically Correct which just kills the mood. I mean really, it's already hard enough to find any real Entertainment in the City of Newark and with our Cops being all Soft it limits what's already a Scarce Opportunity Pool.


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