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June 26, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

June 15
Officers responded to the area of McDonald's (Mowry Avenue) at 9:42 p.m. on a report of a male subject carrying a stick and yelling he had a gun. Officers surrounded the male, later identified as David Edwards, (transient) and arrested him for his eight warrants. He did not have a gun and was carrying a large "Pixie Stick". He was booked at Santa Rita Jail.


June 16
At 12:24 p.m., officers responded to the 37600 block of Goldenrod Drive on a report of an interrupted theft of a bicycle from a backyard. The victim confronted the suspect who fled on foot. Officers located and arrested Jose Garcia (transient) for theft and public drunkenness. He was booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Officers responded to Home Depot at 1:13 p.m. on a report of a theft. Officers arrested Rudy Garcia (transient) for felony theft with priors and public drunkenness. He was booked at Fremont City Jail.

A CHP pursuit came into Newark at 4:25 a.m. and terminated near 8300 Central Avenue. CHP took one male subject into custody. No further information.


June 17
Officers responded to the former Newark Fire Station #1, Elm Street at 6:50 p.m. on a report of a burglary in progress. Officers arrested two juveniles for burglary, possession of burglary tools, and resisting arrest.

Officers responded to a residence on Rosewood Drive at 12:54 a.m. on a report of an unknown emergency. Subsequent investigation determined that an intoxicated Qi Li of Fremont assaulted his ex-girlfriend, her current boyfriend, and a roommate with a baton. All three victims sustained minor bumps and bruises. One of the victim's was treated at the scene by Alameda County Fire. Li was booked at Fremont City Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a deadly weapon, felony domestic violence, and terrorist threats.


June 18
At 10:53 p.m., officers responded to 6237 Graham Avenue on a report of an extremely intoxicated male randomly pounding on people's doors and throwing bicycles off a balcony. Officers arrested Paul Brown, of Oakland for public drunkenness and vandalism. He was cited at the hospital.


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) 578-4965.


June 20
At approximately 10:30 a.m., Newark Police received a 911 call advising that a male subject with a large knife was chasing another male on the 37000 block of Olive Street. Arriving units located the victim who informed them that his adult son, Arthur Paco of Newark had threatened to kill him and chased him with a knife to the gas station at the corner of Thornton Avenue and Olive Street. The victim advised that his son had gone back to the house prior to police arrival. Newark Police set up a perimeter and evacuated adjoining residences. The Newark/Union City SWAT Team responded, along with Fremont PD and CHP, to assist with traffic control. The Newark Police Department Hostage Negotiation Team responded and contacted Paco via telephone; he surrendered to the SWAT Team without incident. Paco was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats.


June 21
Officers responded to the 36900 block of Locust Street at 8:56 p.m. on a report of shots fired into a house. Investigating Officers found several bullets struck the house and two parked vehicles were also struck. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

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