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.