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July 15, 2011 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Sergeant Chris Mazzone

July 8
A residential burglary was attempted mid-block of Plumeria. A neighbor called when alarm went off, knowing occupants are on vacation. There is no information about any suspects.

A residential burglary occurred on Hillview Drive. The point of entry was the kitchen window. The house was ransacked - loss is unknown at this time.

A residential burglary occurred on Valero Drive. The point of entry was the back sliding glass door; the loss was cash and a computer hard drive.

Officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Sedge Street on a report of a male threatening to shoot his neighbor with a gun. The reporting party said he and his neighbor have had a history of disagreements, and the neighbor threatened to kill the reporting party with a gun. In addition to verbal threats, the subject also acted as if he was concealing a gun underneath his clothing when making the threats. The subject was ultimately arrested after his home was surrounded and he was asked to step outside. No gun was recovered.


July 9
Officer Haugh responded to Scott Creek/680 after Milpitas PD reported a citizen turned over a bag of bones to them (from our jurisdiction). Although the bones appear to be from an animal, the Coroner's Office
responded to the scene for confirmation.

Officers responded to the area of Ferry Lane on a report of a strong-armed robbery that just occurred. The female victim, walking on Ferry, was confronted by an unknown suspect who forcibly took her purse. The victim was unable to provide any type of suspect description or direction of flight.

A residential burglary occurred on Emilia Lane. The front door was pried and the loss thus far is a watch and a Wii game console.

A residential burglary occurred at the Pepper Tree apartments. Entry was made through the bedroom window - loss is unknown.


July 10
CSO Goralczyk responded to Safe Keep Self Storage, 40543 Albrae Street, on a report of an auto burglary that occurred sometime during the night. The victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) broke into his vehicle and stole his .357 handgun, which he kept in his vehicle.

Officers responded to the Safeway Hub on a report of a subject who had just threatened the Safeway security guard with a knife. The security guard stated that the subject had also approached the store manager with the knife and was walking up and down the aisles talking to himself. Sgt. Harnett assembled a team of Officers that included Officers Edwards, Candler, Butcher, and K9 Officer Lambert. The team entered Safeway and began clearing the store.

The suspect spotted the Officers and ran towards the rear of the store. The Officers gave chase, and were able to contain the suspect who refused to follow orders of keeping his hands in plain sight and was shot by Officer Edwards with the less lethal sponge round. After being struck with the sponge round, the suspect proceeded to stab himself in his chest with a knife he had concealed in his pocket. Officer Edwards deployed his Taser, and the suspect was ultimately detained and provided with life saving measures. He was transported to Eden Hospital.

CHP requested assistance in a vehicle pursuit they were in with a suspect vehicle that was involved in a car jacking out of Albany. CHP had been chasing the car from Richmond, and were currently traveling southbound on Mission Bl at Stevenson. Officers Butcher, Taylor and Layfield assisted the lone CHP unit, and took the pursuit over near Mission and Mohave. The suspect vehicle continued on Mission Boulevard and entered NB 880. The suspect vehicle exited at Fremont/Cushing, and crashed just before the on-ramp to NB 880. Two occupants of the vehicle were immediately taken into custody. The third suspect jumped out of the vehicle and started to run down the freeway on-ramp and was quickly taken into custody.

Officer Lobue responded to Fremont/Decoto on a report of a hit and run collision. Officer Lobue tracked down the registered owner, and was advised that the owner's 18-year-old son had been driving the car and had just gotten home. Officer Lobue contacted the son at his home and arrested him for driving under the influence and hit and run. While investigating the collision, Officer Lobue also recovered a handgun in the suspect's room that had its serial number scratched off.

Officers responded to a Robbery at the Stevenson/Farwell 7-11. The suspect was described as an Hispanic Adult Male, 5'6", skinny build, wearing a black beanie, a black bandanna over his face, and a brown t-shirt over a long sleeved black t-shirt. The suspect simulated a gun with a brown paper bag covering his hand.


July 12
Officer Fowlie was dispatched to the Best Western Hotel on Mowry Avenue for a male sleeping in the lobby. Upon arrival, Fowlie found the male and arrested him for possessing an illegal weapon. A further search of the male revealed clothing and evidence that linked him to a robbery the previous night at the Stevenson/Farwell 7-11 store. The made incriminating statements regarding the robbery and was identified by the clerk. Clothing the suspect wore during the robbery was also identified and most of the loss was recovered.

An attempt residential burglary occurred in the 34000 block of Chamberlain Terrace. The homeowner found the suspect on her patio where he said he was looking for a ball. After he left the area, the victim found a screen removed from one of the windows. The suspect is a black male, 20-25 years old, wearing a blue striped shirt and blue jeans.

A sub-contractor working on a house on Wisteria Drive confused the gas pedal for the brake, causing her to drive her bobtail truck across the yard and into the neighboring garage. Things got worse for the neighbors when responding officers learned that the driver had no vehicle insurance.

A hotel robbery was reported at La Quinta Inn on Landing Parkway. A lone black male used a handgun to rob the front desk personnel of $40. The suspect was 20-25 years old, 5'6" tall, wearing a white t-shirt, a bandana over the face and long shorts. The suspect left the lobby on foot. Officer Miller investigated.

Continuation of a stalking case: Yesterday, a female victim reported that her boyfriend was calling her incessantly. The suspect kicked it up a notch by crawling under the victim's house, and calling her name from under the floorboards. Today the suspect pushed the creepy factor to a new level by calling her cell phone from inside her house. The victim began to drive home, then realized the suspect was following her. Officer F. Smith stopped the suspect and arrested him for stalking. Officer Stillitano interviewed the suspect on yesterday's events.

Officer Greenberg was dispatched to the Extended Stay America on Farwell Place on a report of a person down. Officer Greenberg arrested a 25-year-old Union City resident for being under the influence of a controlled substance.


July 13
Officer Bobbitt initiated a probation search at 34077 Paseo Padre Parkway in response to complaints of drug activity. As the Street Crimes Unit walked to the door, a female tried to close the door. During the search, approximately 20 syringes, some containing methamphetamine, were located, along with numerous pipes and other paraphernalia. A trio went to jail on a variety of charges including drug possession, probation violations and felony warrants.

A 25-year-old male was found dead in his backyard with an apparent gunshot wound to his head. The weapon was located on the ground between his legs. Officer Tarango investigated. It appears that the male committed suicide. Officers found a written note and a video from the male explaining himself.

Two residential burglaries:
100 block Estrella Road - CSO Allen investigated
37400 block Briarwood Drive - Officer Perry investigated. Attempt only.

A female called the police claiming to have been beaten by her spouse. She is the one that ultimately goes to jail for corporal injury to her spouse. Investigated by Officer Calvin Tang.


July 14
A residential burglary occurred in the 36000 block of Pizarro Drive. Possible suspects are three young black females seen casing the neighborhood prior to the burglary.

A residential burglary occurred in the 46000 block of Paseo Padre. The point of entry was a large plate glass window at the front of the home.

A resident interrupted a residential burglary in the 39000 block of Stevenson Common. A male knocked two times on the victim's front door, and when they did not answer, tried to enter via a bathroom window. A second suspect was also seen. Suspect #1 is a Hispanic male, early 20's, 5'5, 125 pounds, with short hair wearing a long white tee shirt and shorts. Suspect #2 is an unknown race male with a similar physical build to suspect #1. They were possibly associated with a grey midsize SUV.

Officer Perry investigated an attempted burglary in which the suspect knocked on the door of a home on Paseo Padre, then climbed a ladder to a balcony. The resident spotted the suspect and scared him off before he entered the house.

A deer entered a vacant home on Gallegos Street by crashing through a window. Officers spent an hour attempting to herd the deer back outside. In the end, Officer Frank "The Deer Whisperer" [Officer] Tarango frightened the animal into jumping out another window. The deer did not appear injured.

Officer J. Martinez investigated two storage locker burglaries at Public Storage on Albrae. Several guns were stolen from one locker.

Outside Assist for SJPD for American Idol concert goer that was battered. This may have been Fremont's 15 minutes of American Idol fame.

A residential burglary occurred during daytime hours in the 600 block of Chardonnay. No point of entry determined. Loss has yet to be determined.

It was reported that six shots were fired from a .357 in the area of Mill Creek Road. Officers Gourley, F. Smith and Sergeant Miskella checked the area. A car stop was made but no gun found.

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