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June 11, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

May 29
NPD Officers were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance in the 8100 block of Mayhews Landing Road at 10:40 a.m. The reporting party advised that while showering between 1015-1025 hours, she heard a loud banging noise downstairs. Upon further investigation, she noticed that her rear sliding glass door was shattered, and appeared to have been caused by some type of projectile. No suspects were seen or located.

SRO Johnson responded at 2:51 p.m. to a cold theft of a teacher's cellular telephone at Newark Memorial High School. The cellular telephone's tracking software lead SRO Johnson to an address on Cherry Street. Upon NPD's arrival, the responsible male juvenile was alerted to our presence and threw the stolen cell phone over his back fence destroying the cell phone. SRO Johnson arrested the responsible male juvenile for petty theft and destruction of evidence.

Officers received a complaint regarding street vendors at 5:15 p.m. Officer Lopez located the vendors on Central Ave. and Timber St. He arrested Ramon Urzua of San Jose for possession of a switchblade knife.

May 30, 2013
At 12:08 p.m., a witness saw a male subject, later identified as Mario Williams of Lathrop, remove gold jewelry from the Treasure Island kiosk at the mall. Williams was located near the Chase Suites. Officer Allum arrested Williams for burglary.

Officer Katz investigated a commercial burglary at 39760 Eureka Dr., where unknown suspect/s removed approx. $60,000 + in electrical and copper wire from electrical vaults between May 29 at 6 p.m. and May 30 at 12:45 p.m.

Both A and B shifts responded to Whiskeytown Saloon at 5:38 p.m. for a report of a patron inside of the bar with a gun. An intoxicated Valente Rivas of Fremont placed a handgun on top of the bar which prompted patrons to get involved. The bartender took possession of the handgun and was ordered outside of the bar at gunpoint. Once the weapon was secured, an entry team contacted Rivas, who was still seated at the bar. Rivas refused to comply with verbal commands and was forcefully guided to the ground. The handgun was determined to be a replica airsoft pistol. Officer Rodgers arrested Rivas for drunk in public and transported him to Santa Rita Jail.

May 31
NPD Officers were dispatched to the 36500 block of Bettencourt Street at 7:05 a.m. for a vehicle theft report. Officers arrived on scene and learned that sometime during the night, unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's 1990 Honda Accord (Ca. license #2TNJ991) that was parked and locked on Bettencourt Street in front of the residence. The vehicle was described as a green four door sedan with tinted windows and black side mirrors.

NPD Officers were dispatched to the 7300 block of Carter Street at 7:36 a.m. for a vehicle theft report. Officers arrived on scene and learned that sometime between 5 a.m. -7 a.m., unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's 1998 Honda Civic (Ca. license #6LVS587) that was parked and locked on Carter Street in front of the residence. The vehicle was described as a black two door sedan.

At 1:08 p.m., NPD Officers investigated a report of mail theft from a residence in the 5500 block of Musick Avenue. Investigation revealed that medication was stolen and that there have been several similar incidents over the past few weeks.

NPD Officers were dispatched to the Bank of America at 4:30 p.m. regarding a forgery in-progress. Officers arrived on scene, but learned that the suspect had already left the bank. An area check was performed but the suspect was not located. Investigation revealed that Shontay McGlothen of Oakland came to the bank to cash a check for $1600. A bank employee believed that this was possibly a fraudulent transaction and held onto the check and identification card for further investigation. During the delay, McGlothen left the store and was not located. The check was found to be forged and Officer Katz will be sending a complaint over to the District Attorney's Office.

At 5:14 p.m., Officer Revay was patrolling Cedar Boulevard and noticed Darryl Bernard of Newark looking into vehicles to the rear Madeira's Liquors (out-of business). Bernard fled from Officer Revay into the apartment complex on the corner of Cedar Boulevard and Breton Drive. NPD Dispatch learned that Bernard was listed as a wanted person for resisting arrest. Bernard was not located and Officer Revay will be seeking a complaint for an additional resisting arrest violation.

Officer Bloom arrested Regina Navasero of Newark at 3:15 a.m. for domestic violence battery after responding to a family dispute at a residence on Iris Ct. Navasero was later booked at Santa Rita Jail.

June 1
At 10:08 p.m., Officer Taylor investigated a domestic violence incident at an apartment complex on Cedar Blvd. Luis Ramirez-Hernandez of Newark was arrested and booked at FPD Jail for domestic violence battery.

June 2
Officer Eriksen and Officer Jackman were dispatched to the 36200 block of Worthing Dr. at 3:45 p.m. regarding a verbal altercation taking place between a female and a male. The argument was over a physical altercation that occurred earlier in the day where the male had choked the female, threw a knife at her and after the knife missed her, he held the knife against her throat and threatened to kill her. Officer Eriksen concluded his investigation and arrested Martin Goveu for assault with a deadly weapon and death threats.

June 3
Officer Nobbe investigated a Vehicle Burglary at 9:33 a.m. The victim had parked his motorhome at 38100 Cedar Dr. an RV storage yard earlier in the week. The victim returned to find his vehicle had been broken into and several items taken. The RV yard will be contacting its customers to have them inventory their trailers to determine if they too were victims.

Officer Losier responded to Macy's at 7:08 p.m. and arrested Farahnaz Azimy for petty theft. The subject was cited and released.

Officer Mavrakis heard an audible alarm sounding at the Moose Lodge at 4:09 a.m., 6940 Rich. An open door with pry marks was located. Officer Losier documented the burglary.

June 4
Officers responded to 37376 Locust Street APT B at 2:26 p.m. for a reported family disturbance. Officer Slater arrested Paul Landavazo of Newark for domestic violence restraining order.

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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