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February 14, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

February 8
Officers responded to the mall at 3:08 p.m. for a grab and run that had just occurred from Target. The subject, Joseph Harrell, a Fremont transient, used the creek and ran under the freeway into Fremont, where he was taken into custody. He was placed under citizen's arrest by Target and booked into the Fremont Jail.

At 5 p.m., Officers responded to Macy's, where female subjects had made several purchases using a stolen credit card number. One of the females, Rachel Wolosky of Alameda was arrested after she resisted arrest. She was additionally charged with forgery and had warrant for her arrest. The other female was later released after it was determined that she was not involved in the theft.

A NPD officer investigated a theft at JC Penney's at 6:19 p.m. Gabriella Ruiz was issued a citation for theft/embezzlement.

At 12:50 a.m., NPD units responded to 6100 block of Bellhaven Avenue on a report of a vehicle fire. ALCO Fire responded and extinguished the fire. NPD located a melted plastic jug on the roof of the vehicle. Only the exterior of the vehicle was damaged and it appears someone poured a combustible liquid on the roof of the vehicle and set it on fire. An investigation into suspected arson continues.


February 9
Officers respond to 36000 Mulberry Street at 8:17 p.m. on a report of a female attempting to cut herself with glass. Prior to the arrival of the police, family members were able to take the glass and hold the female until police arrived. The female was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

A NPD Officer during a traffic stop at 9:06 p.m. contacted Justin Ehlers at Thornton Avenue and Olive. Ehlers was issued a citation for possession of marijuana in a vehicle.

At 12:20 a.m., officers responded to Crestmont on a report of a hit and run collision. The suspect vehicle was located on Locust. Laau Iremia was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

A NPD Officer stopped Gregory Reitinger at 12:17 a.m. on the 7100 block of Arbeau Drive. Reitinger was issued a citation for possession of marijuana in a vehicle.

Officers responded to 5100 block of Dupont Avenue at 1:34 a.m. regarding a disturbance of a male known to the residents. NPD dispatchers notified arriving officers that the male causing the disturbance was wanted for an attempted homicide in Stockton. Initially, the suspect was not compliant, and not following officer's directions. Additional units responded to assist. The male eventually compiled and was detained. Shemick Watts was transported and booked at Santa Rita Jail.

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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