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.
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.