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October 23, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

October 13
Security personnel at TJ Maxx called at 8:43 p.m. to report a grab and run theft that just occurred from their store. Officer Warren located the getaway vehicle on Mowry and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver initially did not yield to Officer Warren and began throwing stolen merchandise out her vehicle before stopping on freeway south of Mowry Avenue. As Officer Warren began giving the driver verbal commands, she accelerated away from the scene. Officer Warren did not pursue the vehicle. The driver was positively identified as Rita Vaughan of Oakland.


October 14
Officer Kovach responded to Fair Ave/Thornton Ave for a stolen vehicle report. Vehicle was last seen there at 9 p.m. last night. BOL: 1989 Red Honda Civic 4D, LIC#2TBU434.


Officers Eriksen and Katz were dispatched to a possible illegal dump by the range road at 12:04 p.m. They were advised that there were two trucks and the suspects had some type of chemical tubs with liquid in them. Upon arrival, Officers Eriksen and Katz contacted three males. The first male, Vincent Suedise Brisbane refused to allow officers to conduct a pat search for weapons, even after Officers saw a knife in his back pocket. He put up a brief struggle but was detained without incident. It was later learned that Suedise is a Parole-at-Large (PAL) with a history of drugs. The second male, Mark Kockow of Pacifica is a probationer, with a history of drugs. The third male, Trent Grant (transient), who stood at 6-2, 300lbs, refused to allow officers to search him for weapons. He was detained without incident.

A search of Suedise's truck revealed numerous chemicals, paraphernalia and notes (chemical recipe) consistence with a possible meth lab. Agent Mufich responded to the scene and concurred with our assessment. A task force call out was made, and Agent Gentry responded to assist. After several hours of investigation and interviews, it is believed that the materials and chemicals found were to extract gold from computer chips and other hardware. Suedise was arrested and booked into Fremont Jail. Kockow and Grant were released at the scene.


Officer Ramos responded to Public Storage of Fircrest Street at 1 p.m. for a stolen vehicle report. Vehicle was stolen today between 1030-1300hrs. BOL: 1988 Red Cadillac, LIC#2KMT849


October 15
at 5:33 a.m., Units were dispatched to an alarm call at Ray's Crab Shack located at 5989 Mowry Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located an open door. An interior search was conducted and no suspects were found inside. Further investigation discovered that the suspects kicked open a wooden fence and then pried open a door to the interior of the building. Other than damage to the building, there is no loss at this time.


October 16
At 11:57 a.m., a citizen responded to NPD to report that his previously reported stolen vehicle was parked on Oak Street. The citizen stated that he reported his vehicle stolen last week and that the name of his construction business and telephone number were displayed on the side of the vehicle. The citizen learned where his vehicle was when a neighbor on Oak Street called the number on the side of the van to complain about how the vehicle was parked. NPD Officers arrived on scene and located the van, unoccupied and without damage. The vehicle was returned to the victim.

At 6:21 p.m., NPD Officers responded to a gathering at the intersection of Lido Boulevard and Normandy Avenue. NPD Dispatch received several 911 calls of a large gathering that was causing problems in the neighborhood due to people walking in and out of traffic, throwing bottles and yelling at passing cars. Officer Hoppe and other units responded and located a large group of people who were holding a memorial for a friend who had passed away while in Atlanta, Georgia. The victim had been involved in a fatal traffic collision. Family and friends gathered at the intersection for an informal memorial. The event was concluded after we received three more calls regarding the event. The mourners left the area without incident.


October 18
Officers were dispatched to the area of Ash Street and Sunset Avenue at 6:51 a.m. regarding a suspicious vehicle. As officers arrived two people fled from the vehicle and began jumping fences. A records check of the vehicle revealed it was stolen out of Hayward. A perimeter was set and during a yard search, Kyle Abraham of Newark was taken into custody. Officers are following leads to identify the second suspect. Abraham was arrested for possession of stolen property.

At 1:35 p.m., officers investigated a residential burglary in the 35000 block of Severn Drive. Entry was made via a rear bedroom window.


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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