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November 4, 2011 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

October 29
At 8:50 p.m., Officer Williams initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a mechanical violation at Thornton Avenue/Mulberry Street. Officer Williams detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle and subsequently arrested Nam Nguyen (age 24, Newark resident) for possession and transportation of two pounds of marijuana. Further investigation led to the recovery of an additional seven pounds of marijuana, scales and cash were recovered at his home. The passenger, Joaquin Beza, was arrested for possessing over two ounces of marijuana.

October 30
Officer responded to 6200 block of Civic Terrence at 7:46 p.m. on a report of an interrupted auto burglary and possible weapons brandishing. The reporting party saw a subject inside his neighbor's vehicle. The reporting party believed the suspect pointed a gun at him as he fled the scene. The loss was a backpack and car stereo. The suspect, described as a Hispanic adult male, 18-20 years old, 5-8, 200lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, was last seen running through the park toward Plummer Avenue.

At 12:05 a.m., NPD units were detailed to the Bank of America parking lot on a report of several persons acting suspiciously. Officer Homayoun located and arrested Joseph Baxter (age 19, Union City resident) for tagging the east parking lot wall.

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