July 24, 2012 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Submitted By Newark PD
Eugene Williamson of Stockton thought it would be a good idea to park his motorcycle in the middle of Ash Street Park and teach his girlfriend to shoot a BB gun replica of a Beretta handgun. Officer Kimbrough happened to be doing a security check in the park at 8:16 p.m. when he noticed Williamson holding what he thought was a handgun. Both subjects were ordered onto the ground at gunpoint and detained without incident. Williamson was ultimately cited for multiple municipal code violations and his motorcycle was towed for a registration violation.
Officer Taylor responded to a residence on Sunrose Avenue at 9:58 p.m. to investigate an assault with a deadly weapon. Rodolfo Soto of Newark was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and robbery after it was determined that he had struck the victim in the back with a six foot long metal pole after demanding money from him.
Multiple NPD units provided traffic and crowd control for about two hours at 10:03 p.m. while ALCO Fire Department extinguished a two alarm apartment fire located at 37393 Cherry Street.
Officer Katz investigated a reported identity theft at 7:06 p.m. regarding unknown suspect(s) using the victim's debit card in an attempt to purchase over $1000 worth of music related merchandise on the internet. The transaction was not successfully completed.
Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 37700 block of Manzanita Street at 8:02 p.m. The method of entry was unknown and the loss at the time of report was a laptop and television.
Officers investigated a report of two individuals burglarizing vehicles at 4:10 a.m. in the 5300 block of Ashbourne Court. With the assistance of an alert citizen, officers surrounded a home under construction on Ashbourne Court where the duo was last seen entering the rear yard. Maikel Mursuli of Fremont and Nicole Rogers of Fremont were seen by officers prowling in the rear yard of the residence under construction. Both were arrested for prowling and tampering with vehicles.
Officers investigated a residential burglary at 2:01 p.m. in the 35500 block of Garrone Place. Entry was made via the side garage door.
Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 6200 block of Noel Avenue at 2:53 p.m. Entry was made through a rear bathroom window. The loss was a digital camera and jewelry.
Officers investigated a strong-arm robbery at 9:16 p.m. that occurred at Home Depot on Thornton Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers learned that the meeting between the victim/suspect was the result of a Craigslist ad where the victim listed a cellular phone for sale. Both parties agreed to meet at Home Depot to complete the sale. The suspect met with the victim, pushed her and then grabbed the phone. The suspect was last seen running across the parking lot toward Mountain Mikes Pizza. The suspect was described as a Black Male Adult, approximately 20-25 years old, shoulder length hair in braids, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and gray or blue pants.
Officers investigated a residential burglary at 1:08 a.m. that occurred on Peachtree Avenue. The resident reported the alarm system had been activated. Investigation revealed the suspect made entry into the residence through an open kitchen window. Due to the alarm sounding, the suspect fled the scene without taking any property.
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.