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October 16, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

October 7
At 4:26 p.m., Officer Bloom is investigated a strong arm robbery at NewPark Mall, by Entrance #4. An elderly female had her gold necklace ripped from her neck by a Black Male Adult. The suspect fled the scene in a red car. There is no further information on the suspect. The victim left the scene prior to police arriving on scene.

Washington Hospital called at 3:30 a.m. to report they were treating a female domestic violence victim. Officer Hoppe responded to the hospital and determined the incident occurred at the victim's residence on Potrero Avenue. Mohammad Zafari was arrested for domestic violence and booked at Fremont Jail.


October 8
During a security check of the vacant Cinedome building at 8:47 p.m., a property manager heard footsteps coming from the roof and called Police. Officers set a perimeter around the building and during a check of the rooftop, Thomas Vogel of Fremont was located stripping copper wiring from the air-conditioning units. Vogel was ultimately arrested by Officer Hoppe for grand theft, possession of burglary tools and vandalism.

While his parents were sleeping in a room at Motel 6, an 8-year-old male juvenile grabbed the family car keys at 8:30 p.m. and attempted to go for his first joy ride. The joy ride ended abruptly after the juvenile put the vehicle into drive, stepped on the gas pedal and crashed into the wall of his parents motel room. Fortunately, there were no injuries during the collision. The motel room wall was significantly damaged. This would have been to the end to this incident except the juvenile's father, Ion Margel of Fullerton happened to have a theft warrant out of Orange County. Officer Bloom handled the collision investigation and had Margel booked at FPD Jail for his warrant. The investigation determined that the parents were not negligent and the child was released to his mother.


October 9
Officer Eriksen and the shift responded to the report of a residential burglary interrupted at 2:11 p.m. on Joaquin Murieta with two suspects fleeing towards the Ohlone College Center. Two male juveniles were caught and arrested for the theft of a carton containing a laptop left out for a UPS pick-up. Both juveniles were subsequently issued citations and released to their parents.

Officers responded at 2:23 a.m. to the area of 6800 Mayhews Landing Road for a welfare check. While there, Officer Kovach contacted Karris Garcia and Christopher Jensenevens, both of Fremont. They were in possession of brass knuckles and "jiggler" keys. They were arrested for brass knuckles and burglary tools.


October 10
Officers responded to a residence in the 6000 block of Moores Avenue at 10:06 a.m. regarding a domestic battery between husband and wife. The victim had been strangled and beaten by her husband Michael Prado of Newark several days prior. Based upon the visible injuries, and statements collected from both parties and the children, Michael was arrested for Domestic Violence. Michael was served with an Emergency Protective Order and booked at Fremont PD.

Officer Allum investigated a stolen vehicle at 10:15 a.m. A white 1992 Ford Econoline van, CA license 8S49674 was stolen from the 36800 block of Sycamore Street.

Officer Allum investigated a vehicle burglary at 3:44 p.m. The victim vehicle suffered a shattered window while it was parked on the 36900 block of Cherry St. The burglary occurred about 9 a.m. and the loss was car audio speakers.

Officers recovered a stolen vehicle in front in the 36000 block of Hafner Street at 6:09 p.m. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Oakland.

Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 6300 block of Lafayette Avenue at 5:57 p.m.


October 12
JC Penney's detained Paul Garcia of Hayward at 7 p.m. for shoplifting; he was arrested for same.

Officers responded to the area of Thornton Avenue and Cedar Boulevard at 11:37 p.m. to investigate a robbery that had just occurred. Officers located the suspect Arnold Garcia of Newark a short distance away and he was positively identified by the victim. Garcia was arrested for robbery.


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.

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