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Police: Robber Attacks Woman at Gas Station; Officers Seize 12 Firearms During Search

This week, police investigate commercial and residential burglaries and arrest men on suspicion of possession of illegal weapons.

A summary of significant reports and incidents between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20 as released by the . On the accompanying map, the colors indicate the type of incident; find the legend at the bottom of the map.

Police Search For Robber Who Attacked Woman

Police officers were called to gas station on Thornton Avenue around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 after a woman reported that a man grabbed her from behind, knocked her to the ground and attempted to take her cell phone. The suspect is described as a being 5-foot-8, of medium build. He was last seen wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans. 

Man Arrested After Police Find 12 Firearms, Marijuana and Digital Scales

A 48-year-old Newark man was arrested after police served a search warrant at his home as part of a domestic violence investigation in which the man is accused of threatening to hurt someone with a handgun. During the search, officers found 12 firearms, marijuana, several digital scales, baggies and large amounts of cash, according to police. The man was arrested on suspicion of death threats, possession of illegal weapons and drug sales.

Man Arrested After Loaded Handgun Found in Vehicle

A 32-year-old man from Menlo Park was arrested after officers conducted a traffic stop near and found a stolen and loaded handgun in the vehicle. He was arrested on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place and possession of stolen property. 

Two Men Sought After Home Burglary

Police are looking for a pair of men suspected of  between 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Nov. 15. Police said it is believed the men entered the home by prying open a back door. The suspects are described as two Hispanic men, between 18 and 20 years of age, approximately 5-foot-5 and light skinned. One was reported to have dark, shoulder length curly hair and was wearing a black baseball hat. The other had a short, fade type of haircut. They were last seen leaving in a green ’89-’90s, four-door Honda Accord.

Missing Children Reported and Found

Newark police began searching for two children who were reported missing after they did not return home from by 2:20 p.m. after an early dismissal of 1:05 p.m. Officers were sent out to search for the children and sent automated messages to every household associated with the school district. The children were found after a parent received the automated message and realized the missing children were playing with her children. They were safely brought back home.

Burglary and Theft

A minor was arrested on suspicion of burglary and was given a notice to appear in court.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of stolen property on Nov. 17 at Moores Avenue and Cedar Boulevard.

Police found a stolen vehicle on Milani Avenue at 1:23 a.m. on Nov. 17 after officers tried to stop the driver of the car on Thornton Avenue for driving erratically.

A minor was arrested and cited on suspicion of assault and battery on Nov. 16.

 A minor was arrested on suspicion of burglary on Nov. 16 and booked into juvenile hall.

A residential burglary on the 37100 block of Olive Street was reported around 8:30 p.m. The residents believe the burglary occurred between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. The items that were taken include jewelry and a small fire-proof safe.

A 54-year-old Antioch man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to pass a fraudulent check at around 6 p.m. on Nov. 14. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A minor was arrested and cited on suspicion of petty theft at on Nov. 15.

Drugs and Alcohol

An 18-year-old Fremont resident was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance after officers found him in the parking lot with cocaine mixed in cigarette tobacco. He was booked into Fremont Jail.

An 18-year-old Newark resident was arrested after police found the person in a resident’s backyard under the influence of alcohol. The teenager was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.

A 25-year-old was arrested and cited on suspicion of driving while in the possession of marijuana or an open container of alcohol on Nov. 17.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance at Thornton Avenue and Elm Street on Nov. 17.

Police arrested a 28-year-old Fremont man for being drunk in public near the former Mervyns building around 11 p.m. on Nov. 16.

Traffic Incidents

Police assisted in a solo-vehicle accident where a driver hit a tree on Mowry Avenue around 12 a.m. on Nov. 17.

A hit-and-run traffic collision was reported around 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Civic Terrace Avenue.

A hit-and-run traffic collision was reported around 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Cherry Street and Jasmine Avenue.

Other Incidents

Police investigated a false bomb threat at Chandri Restaurant, 5748 Mowry School Road but did not find any suspicious items.

A minor was arrested and cited on suspicion of stalking and cyberstalking on Nov. 17. The minor was given a notice to appear in court.

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