A summary of significant reports and incidents between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1 as released by the . On the accompanying map, the colors indicate the type of incident; find the legend at the bottom of the map.
Woman Fakes Abduction
A woman was arrested on suspicion of a false report of a criminal offense around 1:40 a.m. on Dec. 30 after faking a kidnapping. Newark police helped Nevada County police investigate a possible kidnapping after a Newark resident who is a church pastor said he had gotten emails from a 20-year-old woman who said she was abducted and being held captive in Nevada County. Newark police worked with the pastor to convince the “abductors” to return the woman and the woman sent a message saying she’d be dropped off at the Fremont Hub off Mowry Avenue in Fremont. The woman, who is a transient, showed up at the Hub and confessed the report was a hoax. She was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Man Steals Pipes From Steakhouse
A 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a burglary that occurred at a Newark restaurant after employees at called Newark police around 11 a.m. on Dec. 28 to report that copper pipes were stolen some time during the night of Dec. 27. Police found the man, who is a transient, near Elite Recycling of Redeker Place in possession of the pipes. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Liquor Store Employee Sells Alcohol To Minor
Police arrested a 51-year-old Hayward man employed with on suspicion of selling alcohol to a minor around 7:55 p.m. on Dec. 31 after police conducted an under-age sales minors decoy operation. Police conducted the operation at eight liquor stores that are licensed to sell alcohol. The man was cited and released at the scene.
Teen Arrested For Burglary
A 15-year-old Newark boy was arrested on suspicion of burglary around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 after the owners of a home on the 37400 block of Ash Street returned to the house to find the teenager and another person taking items and putting them in pillowcases. Police are still investigating the incident and are searching for three other suspects. to read the full report for more information.
Burglary and Theft
A 1993 Black Acura Integra (License No. 6DSR224) was reported stolen from around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 1.
A 28-year-old Newark man was arrested on a theft warrant on the 6500 block off Thornton Avenue around 2:11 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Police investigated a theft of a 1989 Toyota Camry (License No. 2LRL828) from around 9:16 p.m. on Dec. 30. While conducting the investigation, police officers also located a stolen 1989 Toyota Four runner that had been stolen out of Oakland.
A 25-year-old Fremont woman was arrested on suspicion of petty theft at around 1:24 p.m. on Dec. 29.
A home was burglarized on the 5700 block of Lafayette Avenue around 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 26.
Drugs and Alcohol
A 44-year-old Fremont man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and a 54-year-old Fremont man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a syringe on Smith Avenue and Cedar Boulevard around 11:02 a.m. on Jan. 1. The pair was cited and released at the scene.
A 26-year-old Newark woman was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public when police investigated a report of a disturbance on the 36500 block of Lundy Drive around 2:52 a.m. on Jan. 1. She was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
A 24-year-old Oakland man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and giving a fake name to police after officers responded to NewPark Mall around 2:20 p.m on Dec. 31 to a report of a disturbance. The man was booked into Fremont Jail.
A 57-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and her no-cite DUI around 4:15 a.m. on Dec. 30 at the Chevron on Thornton Avenue. She was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
A 30-year-old Hayward man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at Cedar Boulevard and Forbes Drive around 8:57 p.m. on Dec. 29. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
A 20-year-old Fremont man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs (30 ecstasy pills) around 12:50 a.m. on Dec. 29 at Moores Avenue and Cedar Boulevard and was booked at Fremont Jail.
A 28-year-old Newark woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a hypodermic syringe at the around 3:10 a.m. on Dec. 26. She was cited and released at the scene.
A 22-year-old Newark man was arrested for his DUI warrant at the Motel around 6:02 a.m. on Dec. 26. He was issued a new court date.
Police investigated a report of domestic violence on Nutmeg Court around 12:08 p.m. on Jan. 1 and arrested a 19-year-old Newark man on suspicion of domestic battery and a no cite warrant for a hit and run. A 27-year-old Newark man was also arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace. The pair was booked into Fremont Jail.
A 21-year-old Union City man was arrested on suspicion of battery around 1:10 a.m. on Dec. 31 after police responded to Newark Square to a report of a fight outside the that began as a verbal argument inside the bar. Police booked the 21-year-old man to Fremont Jail and also cited a 27-year-old Newark man who was involved in the incident.
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.