Crime Map: Man Killed By Train; Prowler Gets Caught After Leaving Shoes Behind, Then Vandalizes Cop Station

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A summary of significant reports and incidents between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4 as released by the . On the accompanying map, the colors indicate the type of incident; find the legend at the bottom of the map. 

Fremont Man Struck and Killed by Commuter Train

A man died around 10:37 a.m. on Dec. 3 after an Amtrak train traveling on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks that crosses Stevenson Boulevard on the Newark-Fremont borderline hit him as he was trying to save one of his two dogs. .

Man Leaves Shoes Behind After Prowling, Punches Hole in Wall at Police Department

A 21-year-old Newark man was arrested after a family on Cherry Street called police officers and reported a person prowling in their back yard around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. The man jumped a fence into a neighbor’s yard. While investigating, officers stopped the man a few houses away, but the man denied being involved. The homeowner identified the man and officers also found that the 21-year-old had left his shoes in a neighbor’s back yard while he tried to flee from the neighbor’s dog. He was brought to Newark Police Department and while being questioned, officers said he “burst out into a fit of rage and punched a hole in the booking room wall when an officer confronted him with the evidence of his guilt during an interview.” He was arrested on suspicion of vandalism/damage to a police station wall and prowling.  

Convicted Felon Arrested After Officers Find Ammunition in His Backpack

A 33-year-old transient man who is from Newark was arrested at Cedar Boulevard and Milani Avenue around 8:20 p.m. on Dec. 1 after officers stopped him, conducted a probation search and discovered handgun ammunition in his backpack. The man was arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Man Assaults Roommate With Printer

A 65-year-old Newark man was arrested on suspicion of hitting his roommate with a printer, being drunk in public and resisting arrest after police officers responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon on the 36000 block of Orleans Drive around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. The man was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Liquor Store Burglarized

Newark police officers investigated a reported burglary of off Central Avenue after officers responded to an alarm that went off around 4:10 a.m. on Nov. 29 at the store. Officers found the store’s front windows had been broken by large concrete pieces. The store’s owner said it was the eighth time the business had been burglarized.

Officers Find Loaded Handgun and Gang-Related Materials

Detectives with the Street Enforcement Team stopped an 18-year-old man around 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 and, during a probation search, found a loaded handgun in his front waistband after he admitted he had a knife in his possession. While the teenager was at Newark Police Department, SET detectives searched his home and found a 12-gauge shotgun and gang-related material. The man was arrested on suspicion of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a concealed firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and gang enhancement. He was booked into Fremont Jail. 

Stolen Van Reveals Stolen Property From PG&E

Police located a stolen van on Arrowhead Place around 11:41 a.m. on Dec. 3 and found that the wiring of the truck had been removed. While searching the vehicle, officers also found large spools of cooper wiring located in the cargo area of the truck that belonged to Pacific Gas and Electric.

Bar Closes Early After Report of 30 People Arguing

A bartender at off of Jarvis Avenue called Newark police around 1:51 a.m. on Dec. 3 to report there were 30 people inside the bar arguing and refusing to leave. When police arrived, officers found numerous individuals inside and outside of the bar but no one fighting. Officers assisted the bartender in clearing out the bar and the report was forwarded to the Alcohol and Beverage Commission.

Child Assaults Grandmother

A 9-year-old boy was transported to a local hospital after police officers responded to Manzanita Street to investigate an assault and found that the boy had assaulted his grandmother around 3:55 p.m. on Dec. 1. Police said the child suffers from ADHD and other psychiatric issues. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and counseling.

Burglary and Theft

A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of stolen property when a woman reported that she had found her stolen vehicle at the around 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. Before police arrived, the victim’s boyfriend tackled the 24-year-old woman to the ground. The womam also was in possession of both of the victim’s cell phones. She was arrested and booked into Fremont Jail.

Police responded to a residential burglary on the 8300 block of Juniper Avenue where homeowners reported that cash and gold were taken on Dec. 1.

Drugs and Alcohol

A 33-year-old woman was arrested on the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at Thornton Avenue and San Pedro Avenue around 2 a.m. on Dec. 4. She was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A 27-year-old Newark man was arrested after Newark police officers served a search warrant on the 37200 block of Walnut Street at 9 a.m. on Dec. 3. While serving the warrant, officers arrested the man on the warrant and also found he had been in possession of methamphetamine. Officers also arrested and cited a 36-year-old woman in the house on suspicion of being in possession of hypodermic needles. She was cited and released and the 27-year-old man was booked into Fremont Jail.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine after a Newark detective found him illegally parked on the corner of Wintergreen Drive and Oleander Drive at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 1.

A 24-year-old woman was arrested after Street Enforcement Team detectives completed a probation search on the 36800 block of Magnolia Street around 5:32 p.m. on Dec. 1. The woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a syringe.

A 23-year-old Fremont man who was taken to the hospital after being arrested by Newark police on Nov. 30 was taken into custody on Dec. 1. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana in a vehicle and driving on a suspended license and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

A male teenager was arrested at Newark Memorial High School on suspicion of being in possession of marijuana and tobacco around 12:10 p.m. on Nov. 28. He was released to his parents.

A 22-year-old San Mateo resident was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after Newark police officers responded to a car accident at Central Avenue and Birch Street around 7:25 p.m. on Nov. 27. The driver was booked into Santa Rita Jail.


Police officers responded to a residential fire on the 36100 block of Cedar Boulevard around 2:35 p.m. on Nov. 28. The officers evacuated the residents and put out the fire with a patrol car fire extinguisher before fire units arrived.


A 38-year-old was transported to a local hospital for treatment and counseling after police officers found her yelling at people passing by her apartment at the around 2:25 p.m. on Dec. 3.

A 49-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of not having an inter-lock device in her vehicle as required by a court order after police found her passed out in her car around 1:55 p.m. on Dec. 1 due to medical reasons in the middle of Lafayette Avenue at Cherry Street.

A 31-year-old woman was put on a psychiatric hold after police officers found that she had wandered into around 8:18 a.m. on Dec. 2 and was behaving irrationally. She was brought to a hospital where she received treatment and counseling.

Traffic Accidents

A pedestrian was transported to a local hospital around 12:20 p.m. on Dec. 3 after being hit by an automobile at the intersection of Thornton Avenue and St. Edwards. Police said the pedestrian suffered from facial injuries.

Police investigated two traffic collisions on Dec. 2 that occurred the night before. One was a hit and run that occurred at on Cedar Boulevard and the other was a minor injury accident on Cedar Boulevard at Chapman Avenue.

A 21-year-old San Francisco man was arrested on suspicion of a hit and run, driving without a license and having no insurance while driving after police responded to Lake Boulevard and Jarvis Avenue to a report of a hit and run around 12:35 a.m. on Nov. 28. The 21-year-old man had tried to flee the scene of the accident and was located near Arden Street and was cited and released.


Three men were arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and resisting arrest after police officers responded to to a report of three people spray painting a truck at 10:54 p.m. on Dec. 4. Once they were spotted, all three ran from the scene. They were later caught after a short foot pursuit and were identified as a 24-year-old Hayward resident, a 25-year-old San Leandro resident and a 23-year-old San Jose resident. All three were booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

Mona Taplin December 06, 2011 at 05:14 PM
Everyone should be able to see by the "pin" map that our police really are kept busy and are not the big "cowards" who do nothing that a few of you have depicted on other sites.


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