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Major Crimes Task Force Apprehends Man on Cotton Avenue

The road was blocked for hours, according to Newark residents who live nearby.

The Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force officers swarmed Cotton Avenue in Newark on Wednesday to execute a high-risk search warrant, blocking off the road in the process.  

“Some of us were unable to get back home after taking the kids to school,” said Newark resident Karen Scott Vargas, describing the blockades placed in the 6200 block of Cotton Avenue. 

Newark Police officers and the Union City SWAT team assisted during the arrest of Victor Castro, 24.  Castro was arrested with a “Ramey warrant,” according to Newark Police Commander Michael Carroll. 

A Ramey warrant is a special warrant that bypasses the District Attorney’s office.  The officer takes the case directly to the judge to obtain the warrant instead of going through the DA's office. 

Castro was booked into Fremont Jail.  The Major Crimes Task Force spokesperson did not return a phone call to elucidate the nature of his arrest by the time of this article’s publication.


Rob Sorensen January 24, 2014 at 03:25 PM
NPD on the case! Nice work.

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