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February 12, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

January 29
Officer Sandoval arrested Genaro Munguia of Newark after he investigated a Hit and Run collision in the 35100 block of Newark Blvd. Genaro fled in his vehicle, but was later located and detained by Officer Mavrakis and Officer Kovach near McDonalds Restaurant. Enois Martinez Diaz of Newark was also contacted and they were both arrested for drunk in public. Genaro and Martinez were booked into Fremont Jail without incident.

At 12:05 a.m., Officer Mavrakis arrested Christopher Howell of Newark) for DUI. Officer Mavrakis was contacted by citizens in the parking lot of Gubera's Bar who were concerned about Christopher trying to drive his vehicle because of his intoxicated condition. Officer Mavrakis spoke to Christopher and advised him to call a cab or walk to his house on Ramsgate Dr. Christopher agreed saying it was the safe thing to do. Approximately 30 minutes later a caller reported Christopher had returned and was now leaving in his vehicle. Officer Mavrakis stopped Christopher. Christopher was arrested for DUI and later released on a promise to appear.


February 4
Officer Nobbe investigated a residential burglary at a residence in the 38200 block of Cedar Blvd. at 7:05 a.m. The suspect was able to access the residence and steal tools from the garage.

Officer Eriksen handled a strong armed robbery at 8:30 a.m. which occurred at the intersection of Cedar Blvd and Joaquin Murrieta St. The victim stated she was contacted by a Black Male Adult 18-20 years of age, wearing a red shirt and black pants. The suspect ran up to the victim and grabbed her gold necklace pulling it from her neck. The victim claimed most of the gold chain broke and fell down the front of her shirt. The suspect was able to grab a small gold pendent and flee into the condominium complex.

At 10:09 a.m., Officer Eriksen handled two commercial burglaries at the New Park Mall. Taqueria La Tita had its cash register broken into and a small amount of cash taken and The Crape Bar had it break room ransacked and $135 was taken from the tip jar. Officer Eriksen is working with mall security to retrieve CCTV video.

At 12:01 p.m., Officers responded to several calls regarding a large tan pit bull running on Cherry St at Thornton Ave chasing people. After a 45 min chase and two tranquilizer darts the dog was captured. He was transported to the vet where he was cleared and then taken to the Fremont Animal Control Facility.

Officer Kovach investigated a vehicle burglary at 5:53 p.m. that occurred during the day at the wildlife refuge. The victim vehicle suffered a window smash, the loss was a purse with its contents (including identifications) and an Apple I-Pad.

Officers responded at 6:33 p.m. to the Check Center, 5710 Thornton Ave. where Latify Maneja of Union City attempted to pass a stolen check originally reported stolen from a burglary that occurred in Turlock two weeks prior. She was arrested by Officer K. Eriksen and booked at Fremont Jail.

Officers responded to a residence at 9:31 p.m. in the 5300 block of Chapman Drive for a residential burglary that occurred earlier between 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Entry was made through the kitchen window and the loss was two safes which contained jewelry. A neighbor contacted during the investigation described a Black male adult, with short/bald hair seen knocking on doors earlier in the area.


February 5
Officer Yates led officers to 6318 Cotton Avenue at 1:09 p.m. for a warrant service. Parolee-at-Large Michael McDonald of Newark locked himself inside of a bedroom and hid in the closet. McDonald refused to come out of the room after numerous K-9 announcements, officers forced entry into the bedroom. As K-9 "Eliot" was just about to enter the room, McDonald surrendered. McDonald was booked at Santa Rita Jail for resisting arrest and parole violation. Vanessa Hernandez was also arrested after she delayed the officers, helping her boyfriend hide and possession of methamphetamine.

At 6:12 p.m., Officer K. Eriksen investigated the theft of a cell phone at Red Robin (NewPark Mall).

At 1:22 a.m., Officer K. Eriksen contacted documented gang member Jesse Talavera of Newark during a pedestrian stop near Cedar Blvd. and Cedar Ct. Talavera had .22 caliber bullets in his possession which led Officer K. Eriksen to search the area Talavera came from yielding a loaded .22 caliber Walther brand handgun discarded in the brush. MCTF Detective Baswell responded to NPD, obtained a confession, and consent to search Talavera's residence. Gang indicia in the form of hats, beanies, and red bandanas were seized. Talavera was booked at Fremont PD Jail for drunk in public and possession of a loaded gun by a gang member.

Any person with any information concerning these incidents or other 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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