A summary of significant reports and incidents between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29 as released by the . On the accompanying map, the colors indicate the type of incident. Find the legend at the bottom of the map.
Teenager Damages Parent’s Car During Joyride
Police investigated a hit-and-run collision around 1:40 p.m. on Sunday that involved a 14-year-old boy. Police learned that the teenager had taken his parents’ car without permission and, while driving, rear-ended a parked car on Mayhews Landing Rd. No injuries were reported.
Suspected Thief Arrested While Drunk Near Bar
Newark police officers responded to around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a call that a drunken man was getting into a vehicle in the parking lot of the bar. A check on the license plate of the vehicle revealed that the car was reported as stolen in Fremont that same day. The driver, a 19-year-old Fremont man, and his passenger, a 22-year-old Fremont man, were arrested. The driver was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and a violation of a DUI ignition interlock device. The passenger was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public. Both men were booked into Fremont Jail.
Minor Flashes BB Gun
Police responded to Birkdale Drive around 11:40 a.m. on Sunday after a minor reported that a male suspect flashed a handgun at him while he was walking. Police found the suspect, who was also a minor, on Arrowhead Place and found the BB handgun. The minor was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon.
Woman Breaks Mom’s Car Window
A 23-year-old East Palo Alto woman was arrested on suspicion of vandalism after police responded to a report of a disturbance on Scarborough Drive around 1:10 a.m. on Saturday. Police said the woman had damaged the window of her mom’s vehicle.
Burglary and Theft
Police officers responded to at around 6 p.m. on Sunday to a report of a female minor in custody for shoplifting. While responding, police made contact with a 21-year-old homeless man who had one felony warrant and two misdemeanor warrants. Police arrested that man for his warrants and on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and he was booked into Santa Rita Jail. The minor was arrested on suspicion of petty theft and was booked into Juvenile Hall.
A minor was arrested on suspicion of petty theft around 9:45 p.m. on Friday at at the . He was released to his parents.
An 18-year-old Redwood City man and a minor were arrested on suspicion of petty theft around 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday at in .
Authorities were unable to find a suspect who stole a vehicle after officers with the California Highway Patrol and Newark Police Department searched for him when he fled on foot toward an auto dealership on Balentine Drive around 7:30 p.m. on Monday. A perimeter was set up and a police K-9 was on hand to search the area but the suspect was not found.
A 36-year-old Los Angeles woman and a 35-year-old Culver City man were arrested on suspicion of burglary after police officers responded to a shoplifting call at at around 6:40 p.m. on Monday. The woman was booked into Fremont Jail and the man was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Drugs and Alcohol
A 49-year-old Alameda man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday on Thornton Avenue. He was booked into Fremont Jail.
A 48-year-old Newark man was arrested after police found him standing in the road on the 7600 block of Mayhews Landing Rd. around 4 a.m. on Tuesday. The man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication 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.