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January 15, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

January 6
Officer Katz responded to Macy's at 3:22 p.m. and accepted the arrest of two adult shoplifters, Kinnari Patel and Kela Patel (both of Fremont). They were each issued a citation for shoplifting.

At 7:55 p.m., Officer Ramos investigated an attempted residential burglary that occurred on Cypress Point Dr. that occurred between 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The suspect(s) attempted to gain entry into the residence by breaking a kitchen window.


January 7
Officer Jackman responded to a possible interrupted burglary at 7:41 p.m. at a residence on Breton St. When one of residents came home, she observed an unknown male suspect inside the residence. Officers were unable to locate the suspect and the loss is unknown at this.


January 11
Officers responded at 11:45 a.m. to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Public Storage, 38290 Cedar Blvd. The suspects: #1 possibly a Black Male Adult, 6'0", 190 lbs., wearing a dark hooded sweat jacket, dark pants and dark shoes, along with #2 possibly a Black Male Adult, 5'11", 190 lbs., wearing a green or greyish colored hooded sweat jacket with white sleeves, unknown colored pants, entered the business and had the clerk lie on the floor while Suspect #1 held a black semi-automatic pistol at her. Both suspects had their faces covered. The suspects took cash from the drawer, approx. $100. The suspects fled northbound on Cedar Blvd in a black car.

Officer Revay responded at 4:17 p.m. to JC Penny and accepted their Citizen's Arrest of Catherine Flores of Hayward. Flores was arrested for petty theft.

A homeowner from a residence on the 37000 block of Spruce Street called at 7:12 p.m. to report there was an unknown person on the roof of a residence. As officers responded the area, the unknown suspect was reportedly seen attempting to cover a flood light on the south side of the residence. Once the suspect was seen by the caller, he fled west into backyard of the residence. A perimeter was set and a yard search commenced. "Ares" indicated on a scent in the north/west corner of the backyard and officers located freshly trampled grass in the same area. Additional yards were searched on Spruce, Thornton, and Poplar to no avail.

According to a witness an older model, gold Saturn (unknown plate) was seen in the neighborhood earlier in the afternoon; occupied by at least two unknown males not known to the area. The suspect in this incident was described as a Hispanic Male and was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket.


January 12
Officers responded at 10:10 p.m. to a possible residential burglary in progress at a residence on Lobelia Dr. Several residents noticed suspicious activity in the area and called the police. Upon arrival at the scene, Officers confirmed a burglary was in progress and located two getaway vehicles parked in front of the residence. Each of the getaway vehicles was occupied by a suspect, in addition to the other suspects still inside of the residence. As Officers set up a perimeter around the scene, simultaneously both getaway vehicles fled and one suspect exited the residence and jumped over a backyard fence. Both getaway vehicles were quickly stopped and the suspect who jumped the fence was confronted by an Officer causing him to jump back over the fence into the victim's yard again.
As the rest of the suspects exited the residence into the backyard, they were taken into custody. One of the suspects (later determined to be a 17-year-old juvenile) was apprehended by Officer Jackman's K-9 partner "Eliot" after refusing to comply with commands and attempting to flee. Inside the residence, Officers located a large gun safe that the suspects had knocked onto the ground and were attempting to pry open with sledge hammers and crowbars. Arrested for burglary charges were the following:
Sigfredo Reyes of Fremont
Lorenzo Bridges-Hipolito of San Lorenzo
Juan Garcia of Hayward
Jorge Gonzalez of East Palo Alto
17 year old male JUVENILE

Gonzalez was one of the getaway drivers and was also arrested for possession of Cocaine and a Felony Burglary Warrant. Garcia was the other getaway driver and was also arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon since he attempted to run over Officer Jackman as he fled the scene. The adult suspects were all booked at FPD Jail and the juvenile suspect was booked at Juvenile Hall.


January 13
This victim had originally called on 01/12/13, however due to the residential burglary call on Lobelia Dr. the victim decided to call back at 8:09 a.m. this morning. Officer Rodgers responded to a residence on the 6600 block of Normandy Dr. to investigate a residential burglary that occurred on 01/12/12 between the hours of 1230 hours and 2130 hours. Entry was made through an open bathroom window. The residence was ransacked. The loss at this time is jewelry.

At 8:26 p.m., Officer Ramos followed up on information from last night's burglary arrest and recovered a stolen vehicle parked near DeVry University in Fremont. This vehicle had been taken during a residential burglary in San Mateo. San Mateo PD was notified and took custody of the vehicle for evidence processing related to their ongoing investigation


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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