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August 21, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

August 13
At 12:09 a.m., Officer Katz observed automotive alternators and starters being thrown over the fence of the Pick-N-Pull auto dismantler business, at the west end of Mowry Avenue, into the public parking lot. With no suspect vehicles parked in the lot, Officer Katz quietly backed his patrol vehicle out of the area and set-up surveillance on the front of the business. Within an hour, the suspect vehicle arrived at the business and loaded approximately $6600 worth of used auto parts. As the vehicle drove away from the business, with the rear bumper almost dragging on the ground due to the weight of all the vehicle parts, officers stopped the vehicle. Mario Silva-Galicia of Daly City was taken into custody without incident. Silva-Galicia was later booked at Fremont PD Jail for grand theft.

August 14
Officer Eriksen arrested Anthony Boyd of Newark at 2:07 p.m. for attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of an illegal weapon. Boyd confronted and attacked a juvenile with a baton and attempted to steal a cell phone from the juvenile. The juvenile was medically evaluated at the scene as a precaution and released. Boyd was booked at Fremont Jail.

Officer Johnson and Officer Saunders are detailed to the west end of Mowry Avenue at 6:47 p.m. on a report of a male possibly jumping fences or dumping garbage. The officers located an associated vehicle and quickly determined that the suspect was stealing auto parts from the Pick N Pull auto dismantler yard. Officers set up surveillance on the suspect vehicle and the vehicle left a short time later. Officers stopped the suspect vehicle and ultimately arrested Antonio Cuestas of Oakland for possession of stolen property. Cuesta was booked at Santa Rita Jail. This was the second theft at this business this week where NPD Officers located and arrested the suspects.

Officer Kovach responded to the 36200 block of Worthing Drive at 7:11 p.m. on a report of an auto burglary. The victim's wallet, cell phone and I touch was taken.

August 15
Officer Bloom was detailed at 9:16 p.m. to a residence on the 6100 block of Moores Avenue on a report of a residential burglary. The victim's home was broken into while they were on vacation.

August 16
at 9:23 a.m., NPD units responded to 6187 Dairy Avenue to assist Alameda County Health Department (ACHD). ACHD believed that a clandestine laboratory may have been operated at the address. Further investigation revealed that the house was not being used as a lab however the occupants were stealing electricity from the neighbor's house via extension cords. Officer Horst subsequently arrested Kim O'Toole of Newark for being under the influence of a controlled substance, a violation of the Health and Safety (H&S) Code. Kim Brigman of Newark was contacted by Officer Revay and arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Brigman was later cited and released. O'Toole was transported and booked at Fremont 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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