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Crime Map: Road Rage Turns Into Robbery At Knifepoint, Man Crashes Into Garage Unit While Drunk

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 March 19 and March 25 as released by the . On the accompanying map, the colors indicate the type of incident. Find the legend at the bottom of the map.

Road Rage Turns Into Armed Robbery

Two Union City men were arrested after a Newark man reported that the pair robbed him at knifepoint Sunday afternoon. Police said the victim, a 20-year-old Newark man, told them he was involved in a road rage incident that occurred on State Route 84 and that two men followed him to on Newark Boulevard, where he was held at knife point and robbed of his wallet and cell phone. to read the full report.

Man Crashes Into Garage

While police were investigating a disturbance on the 6100 block of Thornton Avenue around 1 a.m. Thursday, they witnessed a man driving a car at high speeds collide into a garage unit. The 28-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. No injuries were reported, but while police were responding to the crash, a 26-year-old Newark man was disturbing the investigation. The 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession and being under the influence of methamphetamine. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Man Steals Street Signs While On Drugs

A 25-year-old Newark man was arrested after police responded near Jacques Bar around 12:18 p.m. Tuesday to a report of someone . Police found the man and determined he was in possession of four street name signs, a pole, a stop sign and drugs. He was arrested on suspicion of theft, possession of methamphetamine and being under the influence of a controlled substance and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Missing Elderly Woman Found

Police successfully . Police issued a missing person alert around 1 a.m. Friday. An hour later, authorities issued another alert stating she had been found. Fremont police, who helped Newark with the investigation, said the woman was found near her home.

Burglary and Theft

A residential burglary on the 36900 block of Cherry Street was reported around 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

Police responded to a report of a residential burglary on the 37100 block of Edith Court around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and found that someone had entered the home through a rear window. It is believed the burglary occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.

A 23-year-old Union City man was arrested and cited on suspicion of petty theft from at just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Drugs and Alcohol

A 39-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police responded to the intersection of Dairy Avenue and Olive Street around 2:20 a.m. Sunday. The man was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A 49-year-old Newark woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a probation search of a home around 9 p.m. Sunday. She was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A 30-year-old homeless man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and driving without a license around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Lisa Trippi March 27, 2012 at 06:02 PM
It's an accident waiting to happen. Thornton ave and elm street. No visibility to merge as cars are doing 35 mph. I have had a few close calls and its a common concern with my neighbors too. I've notified traffic safety, but who else can be told so something gets done before a fatal wreck. Honestly, it's bound to happen.

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