June 4, 2013 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Submitted By Newark PD
Officer Taylor investigated an attempted robbery and assault with a weapon that occurred on the 37000 block of Olive Street at 9:08 p.m. Suspects called to Victim and asked him for a cigarette. Victim walked across street to give them one. Suspects hit victim in head with flashlight, and searched Victim's pockets. Suspects were described as two white male adults, early 20's, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, the other a white t-shirt.
Officer Fredstrom responded to the area of McDonald Ave. and Ruschin Dr. at 12:08 p.m. for a suspicious person, an adult female, stating she worked for PG&E. We have received prior calls regarding a similar described person knocking on doors in areas of recent residential burglaries. Officer Fredstrom located the female and learned this person is actually a sales rep for "YEP," a new company selling utilities to area residents.
ABC Agent Jesus Gutierrez stopped by and provided briefing training on how to deal with problematic business with liquor licenses. Prior to leaving, Central Food and Liquor was brought up as a concern and Agent Gutierrez took note!
ABC Agent Gutierrez called NPD asking for a couple of officers at 8:48 p.m. because he had three minors detained outside of Central Food and Liquor. As it turned out, Agent Gutierrez left our briefing and did a stakeout of his own. In the end, Agent Gutierrez cited three minors as well as the female clerk for each bottle of alcohol sold to underage people.
Officer Fredstrom investigated vandalism to a vehicle in the 36900 block of Mulberry Street at 8:01 a.m. Investigation revealed that unknown suspects "keyed" the victim's vehicle sometime during the night causing approximately $3000 in damages.
Officers responded to a domestic violence incident that occurred at 7:42 p.m. on Braidburn Ave. An intoxicated David Smit of Newark battered his pregnant wife and then stole her vehicle in an attempt to flee from the scene. Officer Taylor subsequently located Smit and detained him after a traffic stop. Smit was later booked at FPD Jail by Officer Hogan for felony domestic violence and auto theft.
At 1:15 a.m., Officer Bloom responded to a domestic dispute/court order violation at a residence on Baine Ave. Albert Hernandez of Newark was arrested for violation of a court order and booked at Santa Rita Jail.
At 6:12 a.m., Officer Neithercutt responded to a rollover single vehicle traffic collision on Edgewater Drive at Cedar Blvd. The driver identified as Oscar Vazquez advised he had just stolen the vehicle from an unknown address in Union City. Oscar was also found to be extremely intoxicated. Oscar submitted to a Preliminary Alcohol Screening test and blew a .23 and a .24 BAC. Oscar admitted he had stolen the car while walking home from a party. Oscar was too tired to keep walking home so he took the car. The vehicle's owner was contacted and the vehicle was reported stolen to Fremont PD. Oscar was arrested for DUI and Stolen Vehicle. Oscar was booked at Fremont City Jail.
At 11 a.m., Officer Ramos arrested Robert Maldonado for Attempted Auto Theft. Robert was spotted by his neighbors trying to start a motorcycle parked in a driveway in the 5600 block of Abington Ct. The motorcycle's owner had left the motorcycle in the driveway while moving out of the residence. Robert was spotted trying to jam a metal object into the motorcycles ignition in an attempt to start it. The owner was contacted and advised no one had permission to use or try and start his motorcycle. Robert was taken into custody without incident and booked at Santa Rita Jail.
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.