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April 9, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

March 30
Officers responded at 2:48 a.m. to an interrupted residential burglary that occurred at a townhouse on Cedar Blvd. The homeowners confronted the suspect inside their living room and physically forced the suspect out the front door into the arms of arriving officers.The suspect had gained entry into the residence by forcing open the rear sliding glass door and was in the process of stacking up piles of clothing on their front porch when he was confronted by the homeowners. The incident was also captured on the family's home surveillance camera system. Lawrence Certuche of Newark was booked at Santa Rita Jail for burglary.


April 1
Officer Ramos investigated a vehicle burglary in front of Home Town Buffet 5478 New Park Plaza at 1:36 p.m. The victim was in town to visit his son from Walla Walla, Washington. Victim left the sunroof to his vehicle open and an unknown suspect was able to gain entry and steal a hunting rifle with a 3x9 powered rifle scope. Also taken were fly fishing tackle, back pack, and tool bag. There is no suspect information.

At 3:06 a.m., Officer Kovach observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Kragen Auto Parts from her vantage point across the street. The two occupants of the vehicle saw her and sped off towards Cedar Blvd. They entered onto Cedar Blvd. southbound in the northbound lanes against traffic. Officer Sandoval, arriving in the area as a cover officer, was traveling northbound on Cedar Blvd. and avoided a head on collision with the vehicle. Officer Sandoval made a U-turn and found the vehicle involved in a traffic collision with a tree on Lake Blvd. just east of Cedar Blvd. The registered owner, Amanda Hilburn of Ripon was found in the passenger seat; the driver had fled. Hilburn had an outstanding warrant for her arrest and was booked at Santa Rita Jail. The driver fled the scene and was not located.


April 2
Union Pacific called at 9:07 p.m. requesting officers assist with the removal of a passenger from an Amtrak Train. Upon arrival, officers contacted Amtrak employees and learned the subject, Jonathan Schmidt, transient from San Bernardino, was possibly in possession of a gun (heard only) causing a disturbance. A realistic "airsoft" replica Smith and Wesson handgun was located in Schmidt's backpack. Schmidt initially provided officers with his brother's name for a verbal identification. Unfortunately for Schmidt, his brother had an outstanding warrant. When he was made aware of his brother warrant, he provided his true name which revealed an extensive criminal history, including robbery along with seven outstanding warrants (2 felony 5 misdemeanors). Schmidt was arrested on all warrants and lying to the police. He was transported to Santa Rita Jail and booked.


April 3
At 9:50 p.m., Officer Lopez investigated a residential burglary at a residence in the 37100 block of Cedar Boulevard. The residence was ransacked and the loss is yet to be determined.

At 6:52 a.m., Officer Williams investigated a theft of a vehicle from George Ave. The vehicle was taken over night and later located abandoned in San Jose. The vehicle was a 1991 2-door Acura Integra (6XPY483).San Jose has no suspects in custody.

At 12:50 p.m., Officer Williams investigated an attempted residential burglary in the 6600 block of Mirabeau Dr. The unknown suspect had partially pried open a side window, setting off the home's alarm. The victim had been gone between 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

At 1:44 p.m., Officers responded to a residential burglary in the 5800 block of Moores Ave. Upon arrival officers learned the suspect had fled approx. one hour prior. The suspect, a hispanic male adult, 25 to 30 years, 6'-0", thin build, slicked back black hair, wearing a yellow and black shirt, dark pants, and blue "Air Force One" shoes had rung the front door bell prior to going into the rear yard, removing a screen and entering through a bedroom window. The suspect took 4-5 watches from the parent's bedroom and two air soft guns. The suspect fled via the front door in an unknown direction.

At 4:21 p.m., Officer Fredstrom responded to 37171 Sycamore St. for an abandoned vehicle that had been parked at the complex for approximately one month. The vehicle had been stolen out of Oakland. Officer Fredstrom recovered the vehicle.


April 4
Officers responded at 9:32 a.m. to a residence in the 5300 block of Lake Blvd. to investigate a residential burglary in progress. The suspects, described two hispanic male juveniles; Suspect #1 was wearing a black hat and black hooded sweatshirt and dark colored jeans; Suspect #2 black or dark hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans attempted to force entry through a rear window, which alerted the home owner, who along with witnesses saw the subjects jump a fence and run to a waiting, older grey 4-door sedan. They were driven away by a third suspect.

2106 Hours: Hot Toys at Newpark Mall caught Ron Davalos of Union City shoplifting. Officer Slater responded at 9:06 p.m. and cited Davalos for shoplifting.


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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