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Police Log: Bad Sons; Drug & Warrant Woes

DUI wrecks and drivers, and more from Dec. 27 to Jan. 5.

The following are significant crime and incidents reported in Newark between Dec. 27 and Jan. 5 as released by the Newark Police Department.

Sunday, Jan. 5
  • Pot and maybe meth. Two individuals, both 19 years old, were stopped at 10:40 a.m. at Carter and Graham avenues and cited for alleged possession of marijuana, plus possible pending counts for suspected possession of methamphetamine.
  • One wanted; one in possession. A mall bike patrol officer stopped and arrested two people at 3:45 p.m. -- one, 42, for multiple outstanding warrants and lying to police, and the other, a female, 37, for alleged possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.
Saturday, Jan. 4
  • A non-injury, DUI-related collision occurred at 5:16 p.m. at the Mowry Avenue and Cherry Street intersection, and resulted in the arrest of a Sunnyvale woman, 41.
  • And yet another non-injury, DUI crash at 12:52 a.m. involved a motorist exiting I-880 at full speed which launched his vehicle over the center median. The motorist, a Newark man, 34, was cited. 
Friday, Jan. 3
  • DUI arrest logged at 2 a.m. of a Citrus Heights woman, 26, on Cedar Boulevard.
  • During a 4:30 a.m. security check at the E-Z-8 Motel, an officer contacted and arrested a Fremont individual, 21, for a warrant. 
Thursday, Jan. 2
  • A 51-year-old man accused of battering his mother over a disagreement about them moving out of a home was arrested at 4 p.m. on the 6700 block of Cedar Boulevard. The Newark man was placed under arrest for battery and elder abuse.
  • Cedar drug house chaos. A 25-year-old Newark female probationer was stopped at 4:15 p.m. by police as she exited what police describe as a "well-known drug house" on the 6800 block of Cedar. When asked who else was in the house, she reportedly stated she did not know. Due to her probation status, police entered the house, where six other probationers were contacted -- including a 32-year-old man and his 51-year-old mother. The man was avoiding having his record checked, and when police did, he was arrested as he was in violation of a restraining order against him by his mother. Another individual, 33, was arrested for her no-cite warrant. 
Wednesday, Jan. 1
  • Meth-toting son creates disturbance at his mom's. Shortly after 2 p.m., police were called to the 6200 block of Mayhews Landing Road for a disturbance between a 42-year-old man and his mother. The son was arrested for violating the court's restraining order for his mother, and was in possession of numerous syringe needles -- two suspected of containing liquid methamphetamine. Charges of meth and paraphernalia possession were added.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
  • Lost cyclist rescued. A man, 34, called 911 at 5:30 p.m. after he got lost riding his bicycle from Hayward to Alviso and somehow ended up in Newark and needed help. After nearly an hour of searching, officers found the man about three-quarters of a mile south of Stevenson Boulevard along the railroad tracks. The Fremont Fire Department, along with Paramedics Plus, responded as the cyclist was exposed to the elements and needed treatment. He was released to family members.
  • Who drives a green Dodge Ram, license 7X29562? A hit-and-run reported at 1:42 a.m. on the 36600 block of Magnolia Street involved a green Dodge Ram (license #7X29562) apparently striking a parked silver Lexus (license #4SJV633). An attempt to locate the Ram owner at the last known address came up empty, and the case is under investigation.
  • And yet another DUI collision was logged at 11:45 p.m at Newark Boulevard and Central Avenue. The Newark motorist, 53, lost control of his Chevy Tahoe, crashed into the median. He was uninjured, and arrested. 
  • Petty theft arrest at mall leads to heroin for sale. Back-up units were needed at 5:30 p.m. at Macy's to assist with the arrest of a petty theft suspect, an Oakland man, 25, who struggled and tried escaping his arresting officer. After the arrest, three associates of the man's showed up and argued with mall security. One, the suspect's girlfriend, was upset and in a hurry to get her car key from the man and leave. Since the arrested individual was on searchable probation for weapons violations, his car was searched, and police discovered almost an ounce of powdered heroin inside. The suspect was booked for petty theft, resisting arrest and possession of heroin for sale.
Monday, Dec. 30
  • Warrant arrest at motel. An East Palo Alto man, 32, was arrested at 6 p.m. for two outstanding warrants after he was contacted by police for arguing with his girlfriend at Comfort Inn. A warrant check on the man revealed the no bail warrants -- one for possession of meth and paraphernalia, and the second for use/being under the influence of drugs.
  • Another drunk-driving collision was reported at 1:40 p.m. at Sycamore Street and Carter Avenue. The male motorist, 47, was arrested for the single-vehicle accident and transported to a local hospital for his injuries.
Sunday, Dec. 29
  • A burglary at Pure Water along 36600 Newark boulevard was reported at 3:23 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed a glass door to gain entry and stole money from a cash register.
  • Armed, off-duty guard causes motel ruckus. At 5:19 a.m. at the E-Z 8 Motel, police responded to a disturbance involving a subject walking around with a badge, displaying it to others. Arriving officers met the 27-year-old man subject with the badge as he approached one of the patrol vehicles. He said he was an off-duty security guard who had decided to arm himself with his gun as a result of the disturbance. Further investigation revealed he was, in fact, in a motel room with two females when he was possibly robbed. The women fled after he accused them of stealing, and he chased after them with his gun. He was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm.
Saturday, Dec. 28
  • Homeless probationer with heroin behind gas station. A transient, 42, on searchable probation, was in a parked car at 9:45 p.m. behind the 76 station on Mowry Avenue when officers searched him and found a small clear bag containing a brown tar-like substance that tested presumptive positive for heroin. While in custody, he complained of medical issues and he was transported to a hospital. Once cleared, he was booked.
  • Pepper-sprayed and battered. A Milpitas individual, 20, was arrested at NewPark Mall at 7 p.m. for alleged assault with teargas and battery after getting in a dispute with a woman over the use of a vehicle. When the victim arrived at the mall, she was confronted by the suspect, pepper-sprayed in the eyes, and then hit in the head and face. Mall security intervened and detained the involved parties. 
Friday, Dec. 27
  • Newbie biker falls, breaks wrist. At 10 a.m. at the Newark Pavillion, a student in a motorcycle class lost control of his motorcycle and broke a wrist during his fall.
  • Bicycle swiped from Taco Bell. An officer was flagged down at 2:45 p.m. at Taco Bell Thornton for a bicycle theft. The suspect's description was quickly broadcasted, and the suspect and stolen bike was located a short distance away. The alleged thief, an Emeryville transient, 49, on parole for burglary, was arrested. During the investigation, the suspect made comments about his health and was transported by paramedics to a local hospital for a well-check before his booking.
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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