May 21, 2013 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Submitted By Newark PD
Officer Revay investigated a vehicle burglary at 1:50 p.m. that occurred in the parking lot of Ray's Crab Shack on Mowry Ave. Entry was made by breaking a window during the lunch hour. Loss was $1,000.00.
At 3:52 p.m., Officer Ramos investigated a robbery from the Hilton Hotel in Newark. The victim contacted a woman by phone, who was advertising her services on Red Book (an online escort service) and the two agreed to meet at the Hilton Hotel. A black male adult also accompanied the female. All got into the suspect's vehicle and agreed to go to an ATM to get cash for the female's services. Once at the ATM, the black male pulled out a black handgun and ordered the victim to remove as much money as he could from his bank account. The victim got scared and forgot his ATM's pin number. The suspect assaulted the victim and kicked him out of the vehicle. The suspect was described as 20-25 Yrs, 6'0" to 6'2" tall with a thin build. The suspect was armed with black handgun.
At 3:20 p.m., Officer Ramos was contacted by Jim at the yard regarding a missing Parks Department truck. After a search of the yard, calls to all Parks employees, and a search of the city we took a 10851 VC report. Just prior to entering the vehicle into the Stolen Vehicle System, NPD dispatch received a call from Santa Cruz PD. They had our truck stopped and wanted to know why it was in their city and was the driver really a city employee. We informed them the truck was stolen from inside of our city corporation yard at around 2:15 p.m. and no the driver was not a city employee. Santa Cruz PD took Stanley Porter into custody and will be booking him on possession of stolen property charges.
Officer Rodgers investigated a residential burglary in the 35300 block of Cedar Boulevard. The burglary occurred between 10:15 am and 11:09 am.
Officer Rodgers investigated a residential burglary that occurred between 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm in the 36900 block of Cherry Street. Entry was through a bedroom window. The loss was a laptop and Xbox.
The shift responded at 7:56 p.m. to a report of a kidnapping in the area of Thornton Ave and the railroad tracks. A fifteen year old female reported being grabbed and tied up by two males before freeing herself by rubbing her restraints against a rock. Officers Ramos and Norvell contacted the juvenile and were able to determine her story was fictitious. The juvenile admitted concocting the wild story to make her boyfriend feel bad about not taking her out for ice cream. The juvenile's parents were contacted and the juvenile was released to her parents.
NPD Officers were dispatched to Fremont Ford, located at 39700 Balentine Drive, regarding a theft. Officers learned that unknown suspect(s) stole all four tires off of two separate vehicles sometime overnight.
NPD Officers were dispatched at 1:07 p.m. to a theft at Mi Pueblo grocery store, located at 35156 Newark Boulevard. An 18 speed red/black mountain bike was parked and locked in front of the store at the bike rack. Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) cut the bike lock and stole the Denali brand mountain bike.
Officer Losier investigated a commercial burglary at Neato Robotics, 8100 Central Ave. Suspect/s entered by prying a door. The theft occurred overnight with the loss being two laptop computers.
Officer Clark investigated an auto theft that had occurred at 6500 Overlake Pl. The theft occurred between 5:00 am and 11:20 am. He suspect(s) smashed window and entered through the broken window. Loss was a purse and its contents.
At 12:16 p.m., Officers responded to the area of Jarvis Ave. and Gateway Blvd. to assist an off-duty San Jose Officer, who had witnessed a residential burglary that occurred on Manzanita Ave. He saw the subjects remove the front screen and enter the residence, the suspects left the residence from the side yard carrying items from the residence (a small safe and currency) that were ultimately recovered in the suspect's vehicle. The off duty officer provided continuous updates and information to our dispatch center, enabling officers to stop the suspects as they were driving out of Newark. Officer Horst arrested Jose Loya and Alfonso Gonzalez, both out of East Palo Alto. Thanks to the San Jose PD Officer observations that led to the apprehension of these two burglars. They were booked at Santa Rita Jail.
Officer Katz along with Detective Ackerman responded at 1:10 p.m. to Victoria's Secret at NewPark Mall to investigate a robbery from the store. During the theft one of the suspects assaulted a store employee.
Officer Jackman is investigating a residential burglary from Rockrose Ct. that occurred between 11:30 am and 2:57 pm. Entry was made through an unlocked side door. The residence was ransacked and the current loss is jewelry and an iPad.
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.