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March 19, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

March 8
Officer Taylor handled a citizen's arrest/shoplifting case at the NewPark Mall Macy's store at 6:05 p.m. Lesleigh Pelzl was arrested for petty theft and issued a citation at the scene.


March 9
The family of Edgar Real of Newark called Police at 7:04 p.m. to report he was possibly overdosing on Methamphetamine and had just physically assaulted several family members. Before officers could arrive at the scene, Real fled the residence and forced entry into the nearby AllCare Veterinary Hospital (6600 block of Thornton Avenue) by punching out a plate glass window. Officers located Real in the parking lot of the Veterinary Hospital. He had severe lacerations on his right arm and had severed one of his arteries. Real began swinging his arm towards officers covering them with his blood. Real continued to assault the initial officers. Additional officers arrived at the scene, Real was taken into custody after the deployment of Officer Jackman's K-9 partner. Thanks to Fremont PD officers and sergeants who assisted us while the officers conducted the investigation and decontaminated from this incident. Real was charged with battery on an officer, burglary, child abuse, resisting arrest and assault. He is currently being treated at a local hospital and is in police custody.


March 10
Officers responded to an audible alarm sounding at Bella Eye Care on Jarvis Ave. at 12:26 a.m. and located Darryl Bernard of Newark rummaging in the garbage dumpster. The alarm appeared to be false but Bernard was cited for possession of a Methamphetamine smoking pipe.


March 11
Officers responded to a commercial burglary to a business in the 8400 block of Central Ave. at 6:44 p.m. A window had been broken, allowing access into the building where copper wire had been removed along with items that were being stored for sale. The burglary occurred sometime between 03/08/13 at 0900 hours to time of call.


March 12
At 3:03 p.m., Officer Homayoun investigated a residential burglary in the 37000 block of Spruce Street. Entry was made through a doggie door which led into the garage and evidence showed the suspect(s) kicked open a garage door leading into the house. The burglary occurred between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the loss was cash.

Officer Lopez was traveling on Highway 84/880 at 3:30 p.m. when he received a LoJack (an electronic tracking system) alert on a stolen van out of the City of Fremont. Officers followed the signal into Fremont and located the stolen van on Enea Common.

Officer Homayoun responded to JC Penney at 3:31 p.m. after they had detained two juveniles for shoplifting. Both juveniles were arrested for petty theft and released to their respective parents.

Officer Geser accepted a Citizen's Arrest from JC Penney at 6:15 p.m. Kathy Gonzales of Union City was arrested for shoplifting. She was released on a citation.


March 13
At 4:30 p.m., officers responded to assist Fremont PD Street Crimes unit who had a suspect running from them in the Dairy and Bonnie area. The suspect was captured and subsequently arrested by Fremont PD.

Officer Geser accepted a Citizen's Arrest from JC Penney at 5:04 p.m. A 17 year old male (Newark) was arrested for shoplifting and released to his parents.

At 1:20 a.m., Officer Geser investigated an auto burglary near the Burlington Coat Factory at the mall. The vehicle's window was smashed and 5 pairs of Nike shoes were taken. The theft occurred between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.


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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