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Police Log: Uh-Oh! Man Cited for No Bike Light Leaves Meth in Cop Car

Court-order violator hides out in ma's backyard, and more from Dec. 1 to 6.

The following are significant crime and incidents reported in Newark between Dec. 1 and 6 as released by the Newark Police Department.

Friday, Dec. 6
  • Teen pedestrian critical after being hit by vehicle. A 14-year-old girl was seriously injured after being struck by a car at 7:37 a.m. at Cherry and Redeker streets. She was transported to a local trauma center where she was unconscious and listed in critical condition. More details here.
Thursday, Dec. 5
  • Wanted man surrenders. A Newark man, 23, surrendered to police at 8 a.m. at his apartment on Sycamore Street for an Alameda County Sheriff's Office felony warrant for possession of a sawed-off shotgun. 
  • Drunk driver downs power lines. A Newark motorist, 54, was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing into an electrical pole at 6 p.m. along 7000 Central Avenue. The collision caused live wires to fall to the ground. PG&E was called out to repair the damaged pole. 
Wednesday, Dec. 4
  • Police arrest man near 99 Ranch Market in Newark. Story here.
  • Traffic-focus operation. NPD hosted COSAC, a multi-agency response to traffic violations in Alameda County, and conducted 12 truck inspections. Two trucks were taken out of service, and 10 traffic citations issued for 28 violations.  
Tuesday, Dec. 3
  • Probationers busted. A 10 a.m. probation search at a residence on 7500 Wells Avenue ended with arrests of two Newark individuals -- a 53-year-old for possession of drug paraphernalia, and a male, 57, for possession of drugs, unlawfully found property and drug paraphernalia.
  • Drunk dad fights with ex and kids. A Newark man, 47, who was reportedly drinking beer for hours, had a verbal altercation with his ex-wife and two sons, then left in a cab after agreeing to stay at a local hotel. About two hours later, he returned to the residence on Oxford Place and started a physical altercation with his sons. Police were called at 10:30 p.m. and he was arrested for public intoxication.
Monday, Dec. 2
  • "You found my dope," he said, and yes, the cop did. A Newark man, 34, stopped at 8 p.m. for not having a headlight on his bicycle ended up being arrested for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and destruction of evidence. After being detained for the bike infraction, the subject, who was on probation, was searched and a pipe was found -- and he was released on a citation. Afterwards, the officer checked his patrol car's rear seat -- where he discovered a white plastic bag holding .9 grams of methamphetamine. The newly cited man had not gotten far and stated, “You found my dope,” when the officer stopped him again. And this time the subject was taken into custody and booked at Fremont City Jail.
Sunday, Dec. 1
  • Police go from one probationer to another ... to another ... to recover Black Friday loot. An officer, following up on a Nov. 29 case of a purse, electronics and Christmas presents stolen with a car from Kids Castle Indoor Fun Center, tracked the victim's missing credit cards to 5 Star Liquors on Jarvis Avenue, where video footage showed a female using the credit cards. The suspect in the video was identified as a Newark probationer, 25, and a search was conducted at her house to possibly locate the outstanding items. Nothing was recovered, however, the woman confessed to her involvement and the whereabouts of the stolen property. That information led to another probationer, 37, at the Psychic House on Thornton Avenue -- where police did find most of the stolen property. From there came information on yet another involved individual, also on probation -- a Newark man, 33, who was found sitting on his bed at his Laurel Street home surfing the internet on the victim’s iPad.  The only property not recovered was the victim’s purse and two removable seats from the vehicle. 
  • Court-order violator found wearing a towel in mother's yard. Police were dispatched at 1:30 p.m. to a home on Stafford Place regarding a Newark male, 46, violating his stay-away order. Officers spoke to his mother at the front door, who said her son was there, but had left. Police began checking the house, when one officer spotted the man clad in only a towel in the backyard. The subject attempted to run off into the side yard and re-enter the house through a glass slider, but the slider was locked by officers checking the interior. Cornered, the subject gave up, laid on the ground and was handcuffed without any further issues.  
  • Break-in at hobby shop. A burglary alarm sounded at 3:40 a.m. at Low Price Hobbies on Cedar Boulevard, and arriving officers found the front window smashed and the interior security bars pried open. No loss was evident, and the high-dollar merchandise was secured separately inside the store.
Anyone with information about crimes in Newark is asked to call Newark Police non-emergency line at (510) 578-4237 or the Silent Witness Hotline at (510) 578-4000, ext. 500.

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