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Crime Map: Man Caught With 17 Grams Of Meth; Two Burglaries In One Day

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 Feb. 20 and Feb. 26 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 Caught With 17 Grams Of Meth

A 31-year-old man was arrested after police responded to a report of a suspicious car on Goldenrod Drive around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Officers saw the man try to throw 17 grams of methamphetamine over a small wall upon their arrival. The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale, destroying evidence and violating parole. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Two Burglaries In One Day

Officers are looking for people responsible for two separate home burglaries that occurred Wednesday – one on the 35600 block of Orleans Drive and the other on the 35200 block of Farnham Drive. .

Police ID Wanted Man

Police released the photo of Patrick Gregoire, 28, who was identified by authorities as one of Newark’s Most Wanted. Authorities believe Gregoire was the driver of a recent car crash. .

Alcohol and Drugs

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and for a domestic violence warrant around 3 p.m. on Sunday during a traffic stop. He was booked into Fremont Jail.

A 31-year-old Sacramento woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police responded to Barnard Street to a possible fight occurring at a house party around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday.

A 37-year-old homeless woman was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant around 1:15 a.m. Thursday at the 6200 block of Thornton Ave.

A 55-year-old homeless man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public in front of around 10 p.m. Wednesday when police responded to a report of the man causing a disturbance. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A 28-year-old San Leandro woman was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of methamphetamine around 1:22 a.m. on Tuesday.

Burglary and Theft

Two female minors were arrested and cited on suspicion of petty theft from at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. They were released to their parents.

A 35-year-old Fremont woman was arrested and cited on suspicion of petty theft from at NewPark Mall around 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday.

A 36-year-old Hayward woman was arrested and cited on suspicion of petty theft from at NewPark Mall around 9:10 p.m. on Monday.

Miscellaneous

A 31-year-old Hayward woman was arrested on two misdemeanor warrants and on suspicion of false identification after she tried to use her sister’s name during a traffic stop at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

A 55-year-old Newark man was arrested after officers saw him with a person he was not allowed to see because of a court order around 11:10 a.m. Monday. The man was arrested on suspicion of violating that court order and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

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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Nick March 01, 2012 at 08:36 PM
http://www.tricityvoice.com/articlefiledisplay.php?issue=2012-02-21&file=Newark+Log+++TCV.txt Found this from the Tri City Voice.
Brash Brazen March 01, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Medicinal marijuana is legal in California,methamphetamine is illegal everywhere & no dispensary would put their exemption from state prosecution in jeopardy by selling anything other than marijuana & other medications created from it. Further, here's something more to consider,once marijuana is in the possession of a patient with a physician's recommendation it doesn't matter whether they purchased it from a dispensary or someone lurking in an alley it's medicinal marijuana. While I'm sure that many people tried "harder" drugs after first trying marijuana the only "gateway" is that they got it from someone who also sells these other drugs. Criminals don't care what illegal substances they sell,it's all the same to them. However if you purchase your marijuana at a dispensary you wouldn't come in contact with these shady characters. As marijuana remains illegal for non-patients most marijuana smokers must do business with these dealers on a regular basis. Money changes hands,criminals enrich themselves & the city & state are cheated out of hundreds of millions of dollars in potential revenue & savings to taxpayers.Marijuana & those who enjoy it have been around for centuries & Gallup says over 50% of American's now favor it's legalization.Nothing the foolish elected leaders in Union City do will have any impact on it's use or growing acceptance.All this moratorium does is expose Union Cities leaders as the callous,narrow-minded,political hacks we've known they were all along !
John March 02, 2012 at 01:47 AM
The reason Meth is so prevalent in Newark as that it is considered a "lower class" cheap drug that is easily manufactured in your garage using chemicals like Sudafed that are now behind the counter. You will see major issues with Meth usage in teens in California towns like Redding, Arnold, and Chico. Meth is a popular drug because the effects last longer than cocaine and it is relatively easy to make. Because meth can be made using materials that are readily available, it is sometimes called the “poor man’s cocaine.” This drug is huge in places like Ten. and Kentucky. You will also find sniffing glue and "huffin" still going on in these places. If you are in an upper class area you will see cocaine usage, prescription drug abuse like valium and oxycontinin and sometimes heroin (West Palo Alto, Los Altos, San Mateo, Danville). Some of the males in their forties that you see riding their bicycles around old town in the AM are from the local half way houses (yes I have talked to them) and are in meth programs. You will see the damage that Meth has already done to them starting with their teeth rotting (it attacks the soft tissues first) and the neurological damage (the twitches). Meth is highly addictive because people often continue using the drug to avoid an inevitable crash that comes when the drugs' effects begin to wear off.
Geoff Burton March 02, 2012 at 03:15 PM
It's not just Newark, Meth is common everywhere from the biggest city to rural towns. There are even mobil meth labs, one was busted yesterday.
Not Today March 02, 2012 at 03:49 PM
My brother was first a pot smoker and then got his hands on meth...at NMHS...and that was 10 years ago...so, yes, it's here and it's big. Praise God he's clean and sober now!

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