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June 25, 2013 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Fremont PD

June 14
Two suspects, #1: Hispanic male, 50-52 y/o, 5'11", 225 lbs., short black hair, wearing a white t-shirt, black pants, and white tennis shoes; #2: Hispanic male, 45 y/o, 5'3, 240 lbs., short black hair, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans, entered Antique Treasures in Niles and looked at various pieces of jewelry. The suspects then exited the store. About two hours later both suspects returned to the store and asked to see an expensive watch. As the employee was about to show the suspects the watch, S1 grabbed the watch from the employee. Both suspects fled in a White Chevy van. "Safety" was written on the side of the van in red and black lettering. The vehicle did not have a license plate. Officer Tarango handled the investigation.

A residential burglary occurred on Barry Way sometime between 6:30 p.m. and midnight. Unknown suspects broke the glass in a sliding glass door to enter. Loss was jewelry, computers and small electronics. Investigated by Ofc Gilfoy.
Possible suspect information: On the 14th at about 8:00 p.m., a short black male adult about 50 years old, last seen wearing a brown cap with a button in the front, white button up shirt, brown suspenders, and carrying pamphlets was going door to door. There was also possibly a white male in his 50's, with glasses, going door to door at the same time. The black male was asking for money for a "Mission" and was very pushy.

Reminder - Solicitors must carry a City of Fremont issued peddlers permit or a letter from their non-profit organization. Call the Fremont Police Department's non-emergency number if solicitors are pushy or peddling without the appropriate paperwork. Dial 790-6800 and select option 3.


June 15
Officers were dispatched to Tri-City Health Center on Mowry to investigate a burglary in progress. An employee arrived at work and heard someone inside the business. Officers set a perimeter and upon entering the business they located a transient adult male inside. Turns out he gained access to the building and decided he would camp there for the weekend. He was arrested for trespassing by Ofc. Merrill.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Deep Creek Road and Ridgewood Drive to investigate a possible auto burglary. Officers arrived and found a window smashed on the vehicle, but no loss. The auto vandalism was investigated by Ofc Wilson.


June 16
Sonitrol alarm called about an activation in room #16 of the Stratford Elementary School located on the 5300 block of Curtis Street. They stated there was verified movement inside. Officers arrived and detained an 18 year old adult male as he was walking away from the school with a laptop tucked under his arm. He confessed to breaking into the classroom and stealing the computer. Ofc. Hollifield investigating.


Officers were called out to Ardenwood Plaza several times on a continued argument between two groups of young men. No arrests made. Officers detailed to a second possible gang fight in the area of Paseo & Deep Creek (Ardenwood Area) on reports of a male with a bat. A prior detailed incident involved the seizure of two machetes. Officer Soper ends up arresting a 19 year old adult male for a warrant.


June 17
An alert resident on Lake Mead Dr. in the north end of town called and stated that three black males had just exited a Silver Dodge SUV with a license plate of 6WXY462. They knocked on his neighbor's front door, returned to the vehicle, and parked a short distance away. Two of the three males then returned to the residence and forced entry. The witness then saw the two males exit the residence with loss. The two suspects ran to the car and got into the Dodge. Ofc. Magana arrived and located the suspect vehicle at Alvarado/Lake Arrowhead. The suspect vehicle immediately fled at which time Ofc. Magana initiated a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit traveled through Union City, onto to Highway 880, and then through Hayward where the suspects fled on foot. Ofc. Magana chased down one of the suspects and captured him in the backyard of of a residence. The suspect was Tased and taken into custody. A perimeter was established and an extensive search was conducted with Fremont and Hayward officers, K9 Dax as well as East Bay Regional's Hilo. The two outstanding suspects were not located. The suspect was identified as a parolee and probationer out of San Leandro. Loss from the burglary was located inside the suspect vehicle. Sgt. Alexander was the Incident Commander and Sgt. Hummel was Tactical Commander.

A commercial burglary occurred at 44100 block of Christy St (at the south end). Unknown suspects cut a hole in the fence and stole four generators from four RV's. Loss is over $4,000. Ofc. Kindorf investigating.

Security attempted to stop a suspect at Walmart on Osgood for theft and he dropped the items and fled on foot towards Automall. Officer Baca located the suspect, a 56 year old adult male, who is on probation for theft. He was ID'ed and arrested. He was direct booked to Santa Rita. Ofc. Kindorf investigating.


June 18
Citizens report an alarm sounding and two suspects fleeing from a residence on the 45000 block of Sodaville Dr. The suspect fled with a laptop computer. Officers responded but were unable to locate the suspect(s). Ofc. Singleton conducted the investigation.
Suspect Descriptions:
Suspect #1 - Hispanic male adult, 15-18 yrs, short dark hair, white T-Shirt, dark shorts, 5'08"-5'10", thin build
Suspect #2 - Hispanic male adult, 15-18 yrs, short dark hair, dark shirt and pants. 5'08"-5'10", thin build.
Suspect Vehicle: Dark colored vehicle

A residential burglary occurred on the 4200 block of Doane St. Laptop taken in this case as well. Ofc. Dias investigated the incident.

Ofc. Samayoa investigated a robbery that was reported to have occurred at Warwick Elementary School. The 13 year old juvenile victim reported that three males stole his chain yesterday and ordered him to return today with cash. The victim used his father's ATM card to withdraw money. Incident documented.

Dispatch received several calls of males fighting inside the Elephant Bar at the Hub. Lt Severance, who was on his way to the PD with pizza for the midnight shift, was passing by and on scene almost immediately. A 33 year old adult male exited the restaurant and immediately became aggressive, trying to go back inside to continue fighting. Code 3 cover was requested and ultimately the adult male went to jail for battery and drunk in public and the midnight shift got their pizza. Documented by Ofc. Perry.

While officers were dealing with the above listed fight, Target Security approached them to report a theft in progress. An adult male and female were in the process of stealing items but realized they were being watched by security. They fled without any loss but were met by Ofc. Smith who arrested the 41 year old adult male for his warrants.

Officers Roberts and Lambert were contacted regarding abandoned license plates at Charter Square. They contact a person in a vehicle near the license plates. The vehicle is reported stolen by ACSO. A 27 year old adult male is arrested for possession of the stolen auto.


June 19
Citizens reported an alarm sounding and two suspects fleeing from a residence on the 45000 block of Sodaville Dr. The suspect fled with a laptop computer. Officers responded but were unable to locate the suspect(s). Ofc. Singleton conducted the investigation.
Suspect Description:
Suspect #1 - Hispanic male adult, 15-18 yrs, short dark hair, white T-Shirt, dark shorts, 508-510, thin build
Suspect #2 - Hispanic male adult, 15-18 yrs, short dark hair, dark shirt and pants. 508-510, thin build.
Suspect Vehicle: Dark colored vehicle.

A residential burglary occurred on the 4200 block of Doane St. Laptop taken in this case as well. Ofc. Dias investigated the incident.


June 20
CSO D. Gott investigated a copper theft via a commercial burglary from a burned out building on the 800 block of Boggs Av. Suspect(s) gained entry by cutting through a fence and removed copper wiring and pipe. Video surveillance not working at the time.

Business owner at 801 Boggs Pl called to report several people possibly inside his business which was a victim of a burglary/copper theft reported earlier in the day. Numerous officers responded and set a perimeter during which three subjects were detained. It was determined that they were trespassing but the burglary could not be established. One subject was arrested for being under the influence of meth, the others were released. All were out of San Jose.

Ofc. M. Smith was dispatched to a possible child stealing investigation. The biological mother and father were involved in a custody dispute but did not have any court issued custody orders. Today, mom hatched an elaborate plan wherein she a friend to call the police to report a disturbance at the father's residence as a distraction (friend was uninvolved and a victim of the scheme). In the meantime, mom took the child, bought airline tickets, and attempted to board a flight to New Jersey from San Jose Airport. SJPD was immediately alerted and discovered that mom had also purchased tickets for a different flight out of SFO. Ofc. M. Smith and Ofc. Hanrahan immediately responded to SFO where they met with SFPD and detained mom and child as they were attempting to board the airplane. Officer M. Smith arrested mom and took the child into protective custody. Fantastic investigation and persistence by both officers!

Officer Hartman investigates a residential burglary in the 39000 block of Guardino Dr. It occurred during the daytime. Loss was a laptop and jewelry. No suspect leads.

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