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January 17, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

January 13:
At 11:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to Motel 6 to investigate a subject that was staying in a room, which he did not pay for. A records check revealed the subject, Kevin Coleman, age 36 (transient) is a parolee at large with a "caution" hit. Coleman also has several other warrants. A "surround and call-out," was initiated and Coleman was taken into custody without incident.

Officers accepted a citizen's arrest at 4:10 p.m. of Harris Tonisha, age 20 (transient) from Macy's personnel.

Officers responded to a collision on Cherry Street at 7:55 p.m. Upon arrival, officers learned the driver had fled on foot. The driver had hit a parked vehicle in the 37300 block of Cherry Street. That vehicle was pushed from the curb and into a nearby apartment building's support beam and breaking it. Officers located the suspect running toward Albyn Court. Cesar Garcia, age 32 (Fremont) was arrested for hit & run and driving with a suspended license. He was booked at the Fremont Jail. City of Newark building inspectors responded to ensure the apartment complex was inhabitable due to the damage; it was.


January 14:
Officers accepted a citizen's arrest of Hilda Rervelta, age 21 (Fremont) from Macy's loss prevention agents at 12:09 p.m. for petty theft.

At 3:21 p.m. officers arrested Quantez Butler, age 21 (Wichita, Kansas) for robbery after he fought Burlington's Macy's loss prevention agents as they attempted to arrest him for theft. Butler went to Santa Rita.

Officers responded to Mowry Avenue at 11 p.m., where Menlo Park PD and CHP pursued a vehicle involved in a weapons brandishing in San Mateo County. The pursued vehicle exited Mowry Avenue and collided with the center divider. No other vehicles were involved in this solo collision. The suspect was taken into custody by the outside agencies. Newark Police Department investigated the collision.


January 15:
At 11:06 a.m., Oscar Alvarado, age 35 of San Jose, was driving on Elm Street in his pick-up truck when he decided to activate his air horn and police siren. Unfortunately, for Alvarado, while he was showing off his police siren, the entire shift was behind him getting ready to conduct a warrant service. Alvarado was pulled over and arrested for knowingly giving false information to a peace officer and activation and unauthorized vehicle equipped with a siren.

Officers assisted with traffic/crowd control at a house fire on Haley Street by Cedar Blvd at 3:57 p.m.

At 8 p.m., officers handled a citizen's arrest at Macy's. A juvenile male was arrested for petty theft and released to his mother.



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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