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December 23, 2011 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

December 16

Officers responded to calls of shots being fired in the 37200 block of Olive Street at 11:11 p.m. Upon arrival it was learned that several rounds had been fired into an occupied residence. An adult male, age 25 who was inside the home suffered a minor, non-life threatening bullet wound. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later released. There was at least one other adult inside the home that was not injured.

During the initial investigation, the Department's SWAT team was used to secure a residence where it was believed suspects in the crime were concealed. The initial investigation was handled by members of the Department's Special Enforcement Team, Detectives and Patrol Officers. The Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force has taken over the investigation as this incident is associated with gang activity. Any person with information to the incident is encouraged to contact the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force at (510) 477-1700, or information can be left anonymously on the Newark Police Department's "Silent Witness" hotline at (510) 578-4000, extension 500.

December 19

At 8:53 p.m., NPD units responded to the Del Taco (Jarvis Avenue) on a report of an intoxicated male who stopped in his vehicle in the drive thru. Officers arrested 51 year-old Newark resident Bradley Wharton for DUI. Wharton was cited and released.

Officers arrested 26 year-old San Francisco resident Agustina Herrera at 9:46 p.m. for shoplifting at JC Penney's. Herrera was cited and released.

Newark resident David Lucas was arrested at Sycamore and the railroad tracks at 10:47 p.m. for being under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. Lucas was booked at Fremont Jail.

December 21

Officers had a busy night at the NewPark Mall dealing with several arrests of shoplifters including Dereck Fenk, age 18 (Fremont) for petty theft at the JC Penney store. While Shanani Powell, age 28, Laurie Bardell, age 22 & Altina Dotson, age 22 (all of Richmond) were arrested for petty theft at the Burlington Coat Factory.

At 10:27 p.m., officers investigated a residential burglary investigation on Bayonne Drive that occurred on December 19. Residents reviewed their home surveillance system and discovered their 17-year-old neighbor stealing a bicycle out of their garage. The juvenile suspect admitted to stealing the bicycle, promptly returned it and promised to repair some damage he had done to it. The juvenile suspect was arrested, reprimanded and released to his parents.

Officers responded to the Hilton Hotel lobby at 2:55 a.m. where Jesse Katches, age 23 (Auburn) was creating a disturbance. Katches was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Officers investigated a residential burglary that occurred at a residence on Cypress Point Drive at 7:35 p.m. - northwest area of the city. A witness reported seeing a suspect described as a "slender black male adult" running from the victim's backyard prior to the police being called. Another witness reported a suspicious 25 year-old black female, 5'07" tall, 145 lbs. selling cleaning products door-to-door about 30 minutes prior to the burglary.

Please be on the lookout, keep your windows and doors locked and notify the Police Department if you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Call 911 for immediate response or any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the non-emergency line at 510-578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

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