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August 14, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

August 6
Officer Jackman investigated a residential ransack burglary in the 6600 block of Cedar Boulevard that occurred during the day while the homeowner was at work. The loss was home electronics and jewelry.


August 7
Officer Saunders recovered vehicle stolen from the City of Belmont on Lavender Place at 6:16 p.m. Three young Hispanic/Asian adult males were seen by witnesses leaving the area in a white Honda Accord; it is unknown if they are associated with the theft.


August 8
Officer Saunders documented a vehicle burglary at 5699 Mowry Avenue (BJ's Restaurant) at 9:45 p.m. The victim vehicle suffered a rear passenger side window smash and the loss was a laptop as well as other miscellaneous items.


August 10
Officers investigated a family disturbance at 11:48 p.m. in the 39000 block of Potrero Drive after a caller reported the front door of a residence had just been kicked-in. A Newark man was arrested for burglary, making terrorist threats and battery.

Officers accepted a Citizen's Arrest of a San Lorenzo man at 2 p.m. for shoplifting at JC Penney's.

Officers accepted a Citizen's Arrest at 4:45 p.m. of a Newark man for shoplifting at Macy's. The male lied about his name to officers to prevent an outstanding warrant from being discovered. The male was arrested for theft and providing a false name to an officer.

Officers investigated an auto burglary at 8:51 p.m. at Chuck E Cheese. The vehicle was entered by smashing a side window. The loss was a laptop and misc. items.

Officer responded to an alarm in the 5700 block of Jarvis Avenue at 12:10 a.m. Entry was made into the business by smashing the glass front door.


August 11
1022 Hours: Officer Neithercutt investigated a hate crime at 10:22 p.m., which occurred in the area of the 36600 Bonnie Street. Several swastikas were scratched on three separate vehicles. Officer Neithercutt developed information identifying the suspect as David Desruisseau of Manteca. At about 11:56 p.m. on August 12, 2012, NPD received a 911 call from a resident on Bonnie Street stating that Desruisseau was in front of their house. Officers responded and ultimately detained Desruisseau for medical reasons. Prior to being transported to a local hospital, Officer Neithercutt was able to obtain a statement from Desruisseau regarding the swastikas on the victim's vehicles. Officer Neithercutt also obtained an Emergency Protective Order for the victim. A report will be forwarded to the Alameda County DA seeking charges against Desruisseau for the vandalism, hate crime, and stalking.

Officer Revay investigated a stolen vehicle report at 11:24 a.m. The victim was selling his car and decided that it would be ok to allow the suspect to drive without checking for any identification or take other precautionary means. The suspect drove away from the scene in the victim's car and never returned. The car was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System. An hour or so later, Hayward PD advised us that they had the car and the driver in custody after responding to a report of a vehicle collision at Southland Mall in their city. Officer Revay responded to Hayward and obtained full confession from Elvis Gonzalez of Newark about stealing the car. Gonzalez was booked at Fremont Jail for stealing an automobile.


Officers responded to a residence on the 37100 block of Saint Christopher Street at 4:45 p.m. for a reported male waving a gun and holding the family at gunpoint. The male, Maurice McMillian (Arkansas/Newark) was said to be inside the house and had the family locked in a bedroom. Once containment was established and nearby residences were evacuated. ACFD was staged and Fremont PD Bearcat was requested. As the Bearcat was being driven from Fremont, NPD received word from Fremont PD that they were receiving calls from McMillian's wife that they were not at the residence, but were still in an angry dispute.

Union City PD called and advised that they were now receiving calls from a frantic victim. UCPD located McMillian and the victim. UCPD advised that the victim was reporting she was kidnapped and threatened at gunpoint by the suspect. UCPD advised that they received information that McMillian did have a gun; however it was not in the car. Officer Hogan responded to Union City to investigate the kidnapping and death threats involving Maurice McMillian, who had come from Arkansas to visit family in Newark.

After McMillian's arrest in Union City, Officer Hogan conducted a follow up search at the residence on St. Christopher Street where the incident began. The search resulted in the recovery of the loaded 9 mm handgun McMillian used in this incident. Officer Hogan also obtained an Emergency Protective Order which was later served on McMillian at Santa Rita Jail. McMillian was booked at Santa Rita Jail for kidnapping and homicidal threats.


Officer Warren responded to a residence on Lafayette Avenue at 1:45 p.m. when the homeowners were alerted to an intruder by their home alarm system. The homeowners confronted transient Audra Kelm rummaging in their garage and called Police. Kelm was subsequently booked at Santa Rita Jail for burglary. ***While this situation ended positively, we strongly caution residents from confronting potential burglars. Be a great witness, notify and update the police on the actions of the suspect(s), and let the police confront the suspect(s)***


August 12
Officer Nobbe investigated two auto burglaries at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel on Newark Boulevard at 9:38 a.m.


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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