Crime Map: K-9 Captures Man After He Sprays Cleaner in Police Officer’s Face

Each week, Patch maps crimes of interest throughout the city. Click each point for details; press the small "x" to close.

A summary of significant reports and incidents between July 9 to July 14 as released by the . On the accompanying map, the colors indicate the type of incident. Find the legend at the bottom of the map.

Man Cited After Trying to Teach Girlfriend How to Shoot BB Gun in Park

A 45-year-old Stockton man was cited on suspicion of violating city codes after he decided to park his motorcycle in Ash Street Park around 10:15 p.m. Saturday and decided to teach his girlfriend how to shoot a BB gun that looked like a Beretta handgun. An officer was patrolling in the area and noticed the man holding what he believed was a handgun and the pair was ordered onto the ground and detained. The man was cited for violating city codes and because of a registration violation, his motorcycle was towed.

Trio Arrested After Dancing On Top of Car

Three men, ages 21-22, were arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness Saturday afternoon. Police were called to NewPark Mall to a report of a hit-and-run but instead of finding a collision they saw mall security talking with the three men. Police said the men had been dancing on top of a car near SummerFest, which was being held in the parking lot of the mall. All three were arrested and booked into Fremont Jail.

K-9 Captures Man After He Sprays Cleaner in Officer’s Face

A Newark man was arrested on several charges early Wednesday morning after he tried to escape capture and sprayed an aerosol dust cleaner in an officer’s face, police said. Police said a K-9 officer attempted to pull over the man shortly before 3 a.m. for driving a vehicle with a mechanical violation when the man jumped out of the car and ran toward Wintergreen Drive. The officer chased after the man, but the man sprayed him with the cleaner and kicked him. At that time, the officer deployed his canine, Eliot, who was able to capture the man. The man was treated at Washington Hospital and then arrested on suspicion on a variety of warrants including possession of a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, prowling, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a license and theft. He was also arrested on suspicion of assault on a police officer and resisting arrest for the Wednesday incidents and booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Man Steals Healthy Treats – on Purpose

A 24-year-old Newark man was arrested Monday night after police were called to to a report of a man stealing a box of health bars. When an officer arrived, the man confessed to the crime and said he did it because he wanted to go back to jail, police said. The man was arrested and booked into Fremont Jail.

and two Newark homes were burglarized Monday evening, police said. Police responded near Schilling Elementary after witnesses said they saw three male suspects running away from the school around 6:15 p.m. The trio jumped over a fence and headed west on Thornton Avenue, police said. Three people were detained but no arrests were made because the witness could not identify the suspects. Burglaries were also reported out of two homes on Monday evening, with the first being reported around 6:45 p.m. on the 35200 block of Lido Boulevard. Another burglary was reported on the 36400 block of Ruschin Drive around 9:30 p.m. after a burglar entered through a frount window. Cash was taken, police said.

Man Reports False Gun Report While on Meth

A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday after police were called to around 6:30 a.m. to a report of man waving a handgun in the parking lot. Police found the person who reported the incident and learned he was under the influence of methamphetamine and was suffering from paranoia, police said. There was no person with a gun found and the 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a drug and booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Assault and Battery

A 31-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of battery after police were called to Dairy Avenue and Bonnie Street around 10:40 a.m. Thursday.

Burglary and Theft

A burglary was reported on the 36800 block of Ruschin Drive around 1:40  a.m. Friday. Police said the suspect(s) entered through a front window that was open and ransacked the home.

Drugs and Alcohol

A 26-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of methemphaetamine around 11:05 p.m. Sunday and was booked into Fremont Jail.

A 23-year-old San Jose man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and possession of meth around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A 20-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness after he was found in the middle of the street near Thornton Avenue and Arden Street around 12:30 a.m. Saturday and was booked into Fremont Jail.

Two men, ages 56 and 41, were arrested around 2 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of being drunk in public after police responded to a disturbance at . The pair was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A 42-year-old Newark man was arrested and cited on suspicion of driving under the influence and being under the influence of drugs around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

A 19-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence around around 1 p.m. Monday and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.


Police investigated a hit-and-run traffic collision that occurred around 10:10 p.m. Sunday by Ruschin Drive and Souza Avenue.

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Responsible Citizen July 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Printing press releases written by the police is yellow journalism. Nika, I realize that you have a disclaimer at the top of the police log, but I had to look for it so I’m guessing that nobody reads it. People that trust patch will start accepting this information as fact. By definition, the police logs are written by the police. The accused are given equal space to comment, but they probably don't realize what is being reported. What's more, the accused don't have access to Patch while they're in jail ! Delivering only one side of any story is irresponsible. The police log is not responsible fact-verified journalism. It's police-to-print reporting about petty crimes. This information should be considered sensationalism because most crime reports in the news are just pieces of data. Reporting major crimes is another matter. Crime reporting is reasonable as long as the alleged crime is significant and a journalist does the reporting. We don't need Newark Patch to devolve into the local version of Fox News. The media does not report every traffic fatality. However, the media does report air disasters. Despite the fact that commercial air travel is safer than driving by any measure, some members of the public have an irrational fear of flying due to what is effectively biased reporting about transportation safety. Newark is far safer than most cities in America. The police would have you believe otherwise. Stop printing police reports!
Val Bolduc July 19, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Really? To be forwarned is to be forarmed. I've lived here 19 years and it's not as safe as it used to be. And if you continue to cut public safety, it will get even worse. When your world is rocked by some crime that touches you personally, I'm sure you will have a whole different perspective on what is "reasonable".
Nadja Adolf July 19, 2012 at 08:50 AM
The city violent crime rate for Newark in 2009 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 12.84% and the city property crime rate in Newark was higher than the national property crime rate average by 34.32%. According to http://www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/california/newark.html - In 2009 the city violent crime rate in Newark was higher than the violent crime rate in California by 2.67% and the city property crime rate in Newark was higher than the property crime rate in California by 49.3%.
Nadja Adolf July 19, 2012 at 08:52 AM
From the same website: 2009 Crime (Actual Data)* Incidents Aggravated Assault 113 Arson 5 Burglary 328 Forcible Rape 15 Larceny and Theft 1,183 Motor Vehicle Theft 184 Murder and Manslaughter 1 Robbery 73 Crime Rate (Total Incidents) 1,838 Property Crime 1,700 Violent Crime 202 2012 Crime (Projected Data)* Incidents Aggravated Assault 127 Arson 1 Burglary 384 Forcible Rape 12 Larceny and Theft 1,194 Motor Vehicle Theft 274 Murder and Manslaughter 0 Robbery 100 Crime Rate (Total Incidents) 1,990 Property Crime 1,852 Violent Crime 238
Nadja Adolf July 19, 2012 at 08:58 AM
Another fun factoid: Crime index by year 1999-2010 City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.4) 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 282.1 286.7 301.2 313.0 374.3 339.2 384.8 389.7 2007 2008 2009 2010 367.5 356.6 359.0 315.6 Read more: http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Newark-California.html#ixzz213auLokl
reggieqh1 July 19, 2012 at 01:16 PM
"Responsible Citizen" this crime report is important so that I know what is going on in my City. I full well know that it is a police written report. No names are generally divulged in these general crime reports so why is there any need for the "accused" to tell their side of the story? Is it unfair that a 22 year old female from Union City was arrested for shoplifting @ the Newpark Mall. Will I look @ every 22 year old from Union City and think, “Is she the one?” No! And Nadja, I love the map that shows where incidents are happening in the city.
Geoff Burton July 19, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I originally came to PATCH because they had the Police logs of course I stayed for the local stories. Keep the Police blotter.
Responsible Citizen July 19, 2012 at 06:37 PM
From the fine print at the bottom of the 'City Rating' item: "The source of actual data on this Newark, California crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years." This makes the report sound solid right? Take a closer look. It's first important to understand that there is a difference between data and statistics. Data is each piece of information (such as a reported crime). Statistics are generated based on the data collected. I would encourage anybody that is concerned about crime data/statistics in Newark to complete a community college course in statistics if you haven't done already so. Here are some motivations for the police to under/over report crime: Too much crime in a city? Management at the PD will be motivated to discourage victims from filing police reports. In these cases, victims sometimes need to complain repeatedly just to file a police report. Relatively litte crime in a city? The police are motivated to go looking for crime so they can represent a relatively high crime rate in order to maintain and increase the PD budget. Because some PD's are motivated to file police reports, while other cities discourage victims from filing police reports, counting the number of police reports filed isn't an accurate gauge of crime. Statistical analysis based on survey data should be considered the most accurate method for crime reporting and comparison.
Nadja Adolf July 19, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Considering that Newark is now telling us that identity theft reports will only be taken online, and that other reports should be submitted that way - well, we can assume we have more crime than our police department can actually handled. Yes, under and over reporting make a difference; however, there is generally more of an incentive to underreport since city government tends to find lower crime rates encourage more investment.
Responsible Citizen July 20, 2012 at 07:11 AM
Newark has an incentive to over report crime. I believe our city got federal funds for hiring cops. A city won't get that money if it appears to be Mayberry. One way to over report crime is to go out and look for it. This will make Newark's crime rate appear to be rising against the national average. Poverty rates according to the U.S. census: Newark: 7.6 CA: 13.7% U.S.A: 13.8% BALTIMORE: 21.3% DETROIT: 34.5% Places with high poverty rates such as Detroit and Baltimore also have high crime rates. Crime and poverty rates are positively correlated. I would use the poverty rate as a way to estimate the crime rate. The poor are disproportionately involved when a crime takes place.
J. Conseco July 20, 2012 at 09:40 AM
Run Johnny run! You sprayed a can of huff in an officers face! Dumber than burning down your own house!You are a retarded denizen of Newark!
James Nelson July 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Hey, On the bright side Johnny now has some fresh street credit for battering that Cop so when he's in the Pokey he can hold onto something while he gets rammed by his cell mate. Next time I see Britain in Public I have got to shake that mans Hand and give his Dog a Treat!
J. Conseco July 21, 2012 at 09:11 AM
Nadja Adolf July 21, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Actually, crime and poverty are not as neatly related as you would suggest. More interesting are data on the presence of a father in the home and crime. It seems if you hold income constant, that poor married couples children are far less likely to commit crime than are children raised by single mothers. The alleged racial "digital divide" also disappears if you examine access to the internet based on marital status of households. It seems the people most likely to NOT have internet access at home are single women. I get so tired of people who think the solution for every problem is more government benefits.


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