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Police Log: DUI Driver Arrested Twice in One Day; Plus, Rapping in Handcuffs

A couple crummy boyfriends, kids run from cops, and more from Jan. 6 to 12.

The following are significant crime and incidents reported in Newark between Jan. 6 and 12 as released by the Newark Police Department.

Sunday, Jan. 12
  • A warrant arrest of a 20-year-old man at Pick-N-Pull auto parts store on Mowry Avenue was logged at 11 a.m. 
  • An evening family disturbance on Cherry Street ended in the arrest of a Newark male, 38, for alleged public intoxication.
Saturday, Jan. 11
  • Boyfriend arrested for alleged battery. A woman called 911 at 9:45 p.m. stating she was assaulted by her boyfriend near Robertson Avenue and Lobelia Drive. Arriving officers found the boyfriend, a 55-year-old Newark man, standing nearby and arrested him for suspicion of domestic battery.
  • Another boyfriend gets away. A battery in-progress was reported at 3 a.m.  -- a male and female fighting in the Motel 6 parking lot. The woman told police that her boyfriend, an 18-year-old transient, assaulted her and took off toward Fremont. Officers saw the the suspect walking, however, he fled into the Mowry East Shopping Center after seeing the police. Despite an extensive search, he was not located. 
  • Stun-gun robber. At 12:15 p.m. at Motel 6, a man said he was approached a male and stunned with a stun gun. The stun gun was not extremely effective, however, as the victim was able to run off. While fleeing, though, he dropped his money, which he said the suspect picked up and then headed over a fence towards the old Mervyns. The suspect is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 9 inches, thin build, with brown eyes and wearing a black sweatshirt.
Friday, Jan. 10
  • A forgery arrest was made of a homeless male, 36, at 2:09 p.m. at Bank of America, where the man was attempting to cash a forged check. He was also arrested for burglary and traffic warrants. 
  • A double-warrant and drug arrest of a Newark male, 26, was logged at a home on Arbeau Drive. Along with his two warrants, the man was also arrested for possession of Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen found during a search.
Thursday, Jan. 9
  • Sunnyvale motorist busted twice in one day. A Sunnyvale man, 38, was stopped at 4:40 p.m. on Cedar Boulevard and Robertson Avenue, arrested for suspected driving under the influence, being under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, and booked at the Fremont Jail. Six hours later at 10:30 p.m., after his release, he was arrested again -- at Cedar and Birch Street -- for his second DUI of the day. This time he was booked at Santa Rita Jail, Dublin. 
  • DUI crash. A Newark man, 39, was arrested at 2:46 p.m. for suspected DUI and driving on a suspended license after causing a non–injury collision on Bettencourt Street at Birkdale Drive. 
Wednesday, Jan. 8
  • Attempted shakedown of pizza deliverer. Police were called at 8:45 p.m. to the 35700 block of Haley Street to investigate an attempted strong-arm robbery involving a pizza delivery guy after a struggle reportedly ensued between the suspect and victim. The suspect, got into a black car and headed north on Haley, and was described as a dark-skinned male wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.
  • A black 2007 Kawasaki ZX6 motorcycle, license 18K0273, was reported stolen at 4:20 p.m. from a parking lot at 39865 Cedar Boulevard.
  • Pot-toting probationers busted at Psychic House. At 5:15 p.m., two detectives cited two probationers, both males, ages 37 and 28, at 5:15 p.m. at Psychic house on Thornton Avenue for alleged marijuana possession.
  • Rapping on meth. A 20-year-old Newark man, who claimed to be "high on meth" when cops stopped him at 7:30 p.m. on Thornton Avenue and Cherry Street, did amuse officers with some humorous, freestyle rapping, but was arrested anyway for being under the influence of drugs.
  • Homeless encampment burns. A brush fire reported at noon behind the Residence Inn near Highway 84 turned out to be a small, homeless camp fully engulfed in flames. Alameda County Fire Department responded, extinguished the blaze and no one was injured.
Tuesday, Jan. 7
  • Wanted woman tracked down. A Newark female, 59, with a felony warrant and reportedly on the run for two months, was located and arrested at an address in Hayward. 
  • Parking job is clue driver's drunk. At 10:15 p.m., an officer pulled over a suspected impaired driver at Edgewater Drive and Darvon Street. Complying with the cop car's activated lights, the driver, a Newark male, 21, pulled over and stopped -- partially on the sidewalk and partially on a bush. He was arrested for DUI. 
Monday, Jan. 6
  • Kids try ditching cops on LaSalle. Extra patrol officers in the LaSalle Drive area - put in place due to recent home burglaries -- attempted to stop and talk with two juveniles walking on the sidewalk at 11:42 a.m. As the officer was exiting his vehicle, however, the pair took off running and jumped a fence on LaSalle. A perimeter was established, and after a yard-to-yard search, the two were found in a backyard on Toulon Drive. They were taken into custody without further incident, and the two, both 14-year-old males, were arrested for resisting arrest, vandalism and trespassing.
  • Altima gone; Altima found. A red 1997 Nissan Altima, license 6RSM311, was reported stolen at 2:45 p.m. from the former TJ Maxx parking lot. While searching the lot, officers came upon a 1993 Nissan Altima reported stolen out of Fremont.
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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