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July 10, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

June 29
Officer Fredstrom accepted a citizen's arrest of Gino Torres of Newark at 1:56 p.m. for theft from Home Depot. Officer Fredstrom arrested Torres for petty theft with a prior arrest for theft. Torres was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Officer Revay accepted a citizen's arrest of Oliver Ornum, transient, for theft from JC Penny's at 3:53 p.m. Officer Revay arrested Ornum for burglary and a felony warrant. Ornum was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Officer Hogan was checking the area of Wintergreen Drive at 6:57 p.m. related to a burglary investigation when he saw Samuel Robinson of Newark ride up to a residence on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Officer Hogan made contact with Robinson, knowing he was on probation. A records check of the motorcycle showed it had been stolen out of San Leandro. Robinson was arrested for possession of stolen property. Robinson was booked at the Fremont Jail.

June 30
Officers responded to a burglary of a coin machine located inside of an apartment complex laundry room in the 37200 block of Oak Street at 9:41 a.m. The suspect had attempted to pry open the machine but was interrupted by the owners. The suspect fled the scene, took off a jacket and attempted to jump over a fence. The suspect, Justin Silva of Newark was located and detained by Officer Fredstrom on George Avenue. Silva was booked for burglary at the Fremont Jail.

Officer Bloom investigated a strong-arm robbery at 3:07 p.m. in which a 16-year-old victim was confronted by three black males wearing ski masks (behind Madera's Liquor); they punched him and stole his wallet.

While Officer Smith was assisting a stranded motorist on Newark Boulevard at 11:14 p.m., he observed a vehicle driving erratically S/B on Newark Boulevard and Cedar Boulevard. The right front passenger was outside of the vehicle, seated on the window frame as the vehicle weaved in and out of traffic. Officer Smith conducted a traffic stop and subsequently arrested the driver, Rich Alexander of Newark for reckless driving and child abuse The 17-year-old that had been seated outside the window was issued a citation for not wearing a seat belt. Alexander was booked at Santa Rita and the Juveniles were released to their parents.

Officers responded to the Cinedome parking lot at 12:09 a.m. on the report of a stolen vehicle. Latonya Hooker of Oakland reported her vehicle was stolen while she was watching a movie. During that time, Officers were detailed to the Newark Junior High School for a vehicle that exploded and was on fire, which turned out to be the stolen vehicle. Officer Johnson is investigating this incident.

NPD received 911 calls at 12:58 a.m. regarding a reckless driver on Wells Avenue at Spruce Street. Officer Taylor located the erratic driver on Ash Street at Wells Avenue as the driver rounded the turn and almost collided into a parked vehicle. The driver, Daniel Miranda-Mendoza of Newark was arrested for DUI and driving without a license. He was booked at the Fremont Jail.

July 1
Officers responded to the W Suites at 1:28 p.m. regarding of a possible suicide. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, with several notes displayed in the room warning to not enter, use caution and to call the police. Believing this could possibly be a suicide by chemical; officers backed out of the room, and with help from Fremont PD and California Highway Patrol officers the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of the hotel were evacuated as a precaution. ALCO Fire personnel checked the room and advised the room and hotel were safe to enter. The Alameda County Coroner's responded and took custody of the body.

Officers responded to a residence in the 36100 block of LaSalle Drive at 2:02 a.m. to investigate an in-progress assault with a deadly weapon. A small party turned violent once a drunken Edward Moala of Newark got upset after an argument. Moala threw a vacuum through the living room and into the kitchen, striking an adult female in the arm. Moala continued his tirade by punching a number of glass objects in the house, leaving a mess. All but one of the partygoers evacuated the house and met officers in the front yard upon arrival. The girlfriend of the suspect eventually exited the residence and Moala was taken into custody without further incident. ALCO Fire and Paramedics Plus treated the victim at the scene. Moala was transported and booked at Santa Rita Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

Officers responded at 6:47 p.m. to 35800 block of Spruce Street for a residential burglary report. Entry was forced through a rear window. During this call, a residential burglary interrupt occurred at 6100 block of Marguerite Drive which was later revealed to be likely related.

Officers responded at 7:17 p.m. to 6109 Marguerite for a residential burglary that was interrupted by the homeowner. Officers developed suspect information and are currently following up on suspect leads.

July 4
Officers responded to Macys on a theft report at 2:01 p.m. Kolood Hameed of Jordan was arrested for petty theft and booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Officers responded to 36700 block of Cedar Boulevard at 12:03 a.m. regarding a hit and run collision just occurred. The suspect vehicle went through a brick retaining wall and came to rest in the residence's front yard feet away from the front door. The juvenile suspect/driver, who fled eastbound on Dupont Drive was tackled and held on the ground by witnesses in the neighborhood. Officers responded to the scene and took custody of the juvenile. The juvenile was arrested for hit and run, driving under the influence and being unlicensed.

July 5
Officers investigated an auto burglary at Community Center Park at 11:22 a.m. The victim left her vehicle at 11:05 a.m. and upon her return at 11:20 a.m., found a window smashed and her purse missing.

Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 35500 Block of Haley Avenue at 1:06 p.m. The resident heard a loud bang at the front door around 1245 hours. A short time later the resident entered the garage and confronted a Black Male Adult. The suspect is approximately 6'-00" to 6'-02", in his 40's with a short beard, and was last seen wearing a red tee-shirt. The suspect was more than likely about to enter the residence from the unlocked garage door. Upon seeing the homeowner, the suspect fled over the back fence.

Officers investigated an auto burglary at the Bombay Gardens Restaurant on Mowry Avenue at 1:44 p.m. The victim found his vehicle window smashed and a laptop computer missing.

Officers responded to the Sears parking lot at Newpark Mall at 9:25 p.m. for a suspicious circumstance. Mall security located a vehicle with three female juveniles inside with the hazard lights flashing and the rear passenger side window smashed out. When mall security attempted contact, they juveniles fled on foot. All three were detained a short distance later by mall security. The vehicle owner was located and confirmed the attempted vehicle theft. The juveniles were found in possession of burglary tools specifically for vehicle theft and stolen merchandise from numerous stores inside the mall. NPD Officers arrested the trio for a variety of crimes.

Officers investigated a noise disturbance on the lake pathway at 10:19 p.m. Upon arrival, Officers contacted a group of heavily intoxicated individuals which included Erika Gonzales of Fremont. Gonzales refused to cooperate with the responding officers. As officers attempted to take Gonzales into custody, she resisted and a juvenile attempted to intervene. Both were arrested being intoxicated in a public place, and resisting/delaying an arrest.

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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