October 30, 2012 > Burglary Report
Submitted By Fremont PD
On October 19, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a residence in 'The Trees' area (Niles) for a report of an attempted residential burglary. Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., unknown suspect(s) bent and removed a rear patio window screen and used some sort of pry tool to attempt entry into the victim's residence. Fortunately, they were unsuccessful and entry was not made. The victim's neighbors said they did not hear or see anything unusual or suspicious. The reporting party did not want to file a report, (but did want FPD to be aware of it).
On October 21, 2012, at 10:04 a.m., officers responded to the 38000 block of Logan Dr (Glenmoor) for a report of an attempted residential burglary. The reporting party stated that when she arrived home the night before, she found her front window screen on the ground beneath the window. A neighbor reported finding the screen atop the bushes outside the window at about 5:30 p.m. on 10/19/12 and attempted to contact the RP, but the RP was not home. So the neighbor then moved the screen to the ground beneath the window, so it would be less obvious to passers-by. There were no obvious signs of attempted forced entry and no loss was suffered by the RP, so this incident was reclassified as a Suspicious Circumstance.
On October 24, 2012, at 4:04 p.m., officers responded to the 34300 block of Tupelo St (Ardenwood) to take a residential burglary report. Suspect(s) entered the backyard of the victim's residence and removed a screen from a rear living room window. The window was either unlocked or had a weak locking mechanism, as there was no sign of forced entry. Loss is yet to be determined.
On October 24, 2012, at 5:49 p.m., officers responded to the 38100 block of Farwell Dr (Glenmoor) to take a residential burglary report. Between 8:10 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke the window out of side garage door and kicked open the interior door leading into the residence. Loss: jewelry, bank statements/checks, and scotch.
On October 24, 2012, at 8:32 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Lockwood Ave (Mission Valley) to take a residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) smashed victim's rear sliding glass door, crawled into residence, and removed cash and a passport.
On October 25, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., officers responded to the 38700 block of Huntington Ci (Cherry/Guardino) to take a residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) attempted to pry open victim's rear sliding glass door, which shattered the glass. Loss: two Toshiba laptops (visible through sliding door) and a Canon digital camera.
On October 25, 2012, at 6:10 p.m., officers responded to the 47300 block of Rancho Higuera Rd (Vineyards/Avalon) to take a residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) entered via an unlocked rear door, sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. House was ransacked. Loss includes jewelry (total loss is yet to be determined).
On October 25, 2012, at 6:39 p.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of Baylis St (Central Downtown) to take a residential burglary report. Between 4:15 and 5:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered house through an unlocked family room window and ransacked the residence. Loss: jewelry, cash, and digital camera.
On 10/22/12, at 39233 Fremont Bl (in the Fremont Hub parking lot, between Elephant Bar and Target) sometime between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. Passenger side window was smashed. Loss: Northface bag, laptop, phone chargers, and thumb drives.
On 10/22/12, between 8:00 and 8:45 p.m. in PF Chang's parking lot (43316 Christy St). Driver's side rear window was smashed. Loss: wallet and laptop.
On 10/22/12, at approximately 11:30 a.m., in Trader Joe's parking lot (Fremont Hub). RP said he was parked "for less than 10 minutes." Suspect(s) broke passenger side window. Loss: Samsung Galaxy cell phone.
On 10/22/12, between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Applebee's parking lot (39139 Farwell). Rear window was broken. Loss: laptop and hard drive.
On 10/23/12, at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the 4100 block of Eggers Dr. (Report in progress; no further information known at this time)
On 10/23/12, the RP filed an online report regarding an incident that occurred over the weekend in the 3100 block of Rodney Co (Irvington). On 10/20/12, at about 11 a.m., he noticed that his vehicle was unusually loud. Upon further inspection, he discovered that the pipes around the catalytic converters had been cut and the converters were missing.
On 10/23/12, between 5:45 and 7:35 a.m. in the 24 Hour Fitness parking lot (40910 Fremont Bl). Window was smashed and vehicle was ransacked. Loss: wallet, Samsung Intensity II cell phone, cash, credit cards, ID.
On 10/23/12, between 1:45 and 10:30 a.m., at 47031 Kato Rd (East Industrial). Method of entry is unknown. Loss: two suitcases (with PS3 game console, DVDs, games and clothes inside) and survey equipment.
On 10/23/12, the RP filed an online report regarding an incident that occurred on 10/19/12 between 3:30 and 5:40 p.m. at 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd (Coyote Hills Regional Park). The RP stated she and two friends went out for a walk, but that their personal belongings were in the car, "covered with jackets and hidden away from plain view."
Loss: Three handbags, wallets, credit cards, cash and keys.
On 10/24/12, the RP filed an online report regarding an incident that occurred between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on 10/17/12 at 2500 Country Dr (Parkmont). The point and method of entry into his vehicle is unknown. Loss: cash, credit cards and stereo face plate.
On 10/24/12, between 7:00 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. in Fremont Hospital's parking lot (39001 Sundale Dr). Front passenger window was smashed. Loss: backpack with school textbook inside.
On 10/24/12, between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., in the Outback Steakhouse parking lot (5525 Stevenson Blvd). The reporting party returned to his rental car after dinner and discovered the rear passenger window was smashed out. Loss: laptop bag containing laptop, keys, aircard, and iPad 2.
On October 19, 2012 at 11:01 a.m., officers responded to Gordon Ball Inc. at Kato Rd/Kato Tr (East Industrial) to take a commercial burglary report. The incident occurred between 6:00 p.m. on 10/18/12 and 7:00 a.m. on 10/19/12. Unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the construction office trailer by cutting/breaking a hinge to the security bars and sliding open an unlocked window. Loss includes an inclinometer (water testing device), a projector and computer parts.
On October 19, 2012 at 11:02 p.m., officers responded to Motel 6 (North), 34047 Fremont Blvd (Northgate) to take a commercial burglary report. The reporting party stated he was gone for two hours, and when he returned, his laptop was missing. Incident occurred between 3:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. There were no signs of forced entry; it is unknown at this time how the suspect(s) made entry. Loss: 15" Gateway laptop.
Burglary Prevention Tips
Use timers so that lights, radio, and TV go on and off when you are not home (available at hardware stores for as little as $5 - 10 each).
To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To a burglar, it's an invitation. Lock your doors AND windows every time you leave your home!
"Remove it, lock it or lose it!" When dining out, shopping, or hitting a local park/trail, remember to remove all valuables from your vehicle. Take note that in almost of all the cases above, items of value had been left in the vehicle. Phones, wallets, laptops, cameras, GPS devices are not safe by simply covering them up or putting them under a seat.
Recent targets: Commercial areas including Pacific Commons, Stevenson/Farwell, Mowry/Farwell (Mowry East); and recreation areas - Coyote Hills Regional Park and Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge.
If you have information about one of the above listed incidents, please contact the Fremont Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or learn how to send a tip at www.fremontpolice.org/tip.