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July 9, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

Thursday, June 27
At 10:18 a.m., Officer Revay investigated a vehicle stolen from the 36600 block of Dugan Ct., a 1994 blue Toyota Corolla, CA license # 6NOF952. CHP had located the vehicle in Redwood City at 0245 hrs. The vehicle had been involved in a hit and run collision.

Officer Homayoun was dispatched at 8:12 p.m. to Macy's at NewPark Mall for a shoplifter in custody. The arrest of Shoeleh Karimi was accepted and Karimi was cited and released at the scene.

Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 5600 block of Musick Ave. at 2:44 a.m. on a report of a domestic disturbance. Family members reported that Luis Cuellar of East Palo Alto, was causing a disturbance, screaming and striking one of the victim's vehicles. The RP reported that Cuellar was known to drink and he had numerous DUIs. As Officer Lopez was responding to the area, Dispatch reported that Cuellar had left the area in an SUV. Officer Lopez saw an SUV matching the description, heading southbound on Newark Blvd at Civic Terrace at a speed that appeared greater than the speed limit.

Officer Lopez initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and it yielded momentarily at Central Ave and Cherry St and then took off again westbound on Central Ave. Officer Lopez reported the vehicle possibly DUI, splitting lanes, weaving and then traveling approximately 15 and then 20 mph over the speed limit. He pursued the vehicle with lights and sirens. The vehicle continued westbound on Central Ave with the same driving behavior and made a left turn onto Perrin Ave (dirt road) from Central Ave. Officer Homayoun joined the pursuit as the secondary unit on Central Ave. The suspect vehicle made a left turn at the canine field to go southbound on the dirt road and stopped at a gate that blocked further vehicle access on the road.

Cuellar ran from the vehicle and Officers Lopez and Homayoun gave chase along the dirt road past the metal gate. Once reached by Officers Lopez and Homayoun, Cuellar continued resisting and eventually subdued. Cuellar was booked at Santa Rita jail for 2800.2 VC (evading police officers), 148(a)(1) PC(resisting arrest) and 594(a)(2) PC (vandalism).

Friday, June 28
NPD Officers responded at 10:18 a.m. to a residence in the 6000 block of Tourraine Drive regarding a residential burglary in progress. The resident watched the subjects for a short time and then walked to the backyard to access the garage from the side door. The resident noticed a Hispanic male with a backpack run out of the garage and into the waiting van on Tourraine Drive. One of the subjects was described as an adult, Hispanic male, 5'08", black beanie, baggy shirt and jeans; he was carrying a black backpack. The driver of the vehicle was described as an adult Hispanic male, short dark hair and believed to be in his 20's or 30's. The vehicle was described as a mini-van, dark green in color, similar to a Dodge Caravan. The van left the area at a high rate of speed. There did not appear to a loss during the incident. The van was not located.

Officer Losier investigated an incident at 12:58 a.m. involving a security guard who had been watching the fireworks stand in the Big Lots parking lot. The guard observed a male subject loading wood pallets into the back of his pick-up truck. Believing a theft was in progress; the guard blocked the path of the subject's truck in with her personal vehicle, confronted the subject, and attempted to detain him. When the subject threatened to move the guard's vehicle out of the way, he was pepper sprayed. The subject then fled the area on foot leaving his vehicle and identification behind. This incident is still under investigation.

Officers responded to the area of Thornton Ave. and Mulberry St. at 4:02 a.m. to a report of a drive-by shooting that just occurred. Two adult males and two adult females had been walking on Thornton Ave. when a vehicle pulled alongside and began firing at the group. A 22-year-old male victim sustained a gunshot wound in his upper thigh and is expected to survive from his injury. A 21-year-old male resident of Newark sustained three gunshot wounds to his left arm, buttocks, thigh, and he later died at Eden Hospital. The two adult females were not injured in the shooting. MCTF and NPD Detectives were called out for the follow-up investigation.

Saturday, June 29
NPD Officers responded to 6940 Rich Avenue (Moose Lodge) at 11:03 a.m. on a report of a commercial burglary. Officer learned that sometime overnight, unknown suspect(s) forced entry by prying the front door. The loss was cash and coins from a cash register. Officer Eriksen conducted the investigation, and leads are currently being developed.

Officer Cerini was patrolling the area of Cedar Boulevard and Cedar Court at 1:12 p.m. and noticed a possible DUI driver. Officer Cerini conducted a traffic stop and contacted three occupants in the vehicle. The driver, Thomas Finley of Oakland, was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance(s) and was arrested. During the investigation, Officer Williams was standing near the passenger side door and noticed a firearm inside the vehicle, under the front passenger seat being occupied by a female. All occupants were quickly detained, and a female was arrested for the loaded weapon. The female was later released from NPD per insufficient grounds for complaint after Finley declared ownership of the gun. Finley was additionally arrested for possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. An additional female juvenile was brought to NPD until a responsible adult could respond to pick her up. Finley was transported to Santa Rita Jail.

NPD Officers were dispatched to a business in the 37700 block of Timber Street at 3:01 p.m. regarding a theft from a locked trailer. Upon further investigation, Officers learned that unknown suspect(s) used an unknown tool to defeat the locking mechanism. The loss was a Mossberg shotgun and 750 rounds of ammunition, a Honda generator and miscellaneous clothing items.

Sunday, June 30
Washington Hospital called at 10:11 a.m. for a reported stabbing that possibly occurred in an unknown location in Newark. The victim indicated that the incident occurred 5 a.m. on Thornton Ave in front of Newark Plaza while he was walking home from his cousin's house. He was approached by two male Hispanics who asked him if his name was "Curley" and if he was Tongan. Two car loads of Hispanic males (approximately 10-12) stopped nearby, exited the vehicles and proceeded to assault the victim. The victim walked home after the assault but due to his intoxication he was not aware he was stabbed.

Monday, July 1
Officers responded to a burglary alarm at 35232 Newark Blvd. at 3:12 a.m. The unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry into the office of the business but were unsuccessful. Entry was gained by smashing the glass front door. There was no reported loss aside from the damage to the glass door.

Wednesday, July 3
SRO Johnson continued his commercial burglary follow up investigation to the burglary that originally occurred in February of 2013 at Newark Memorial High School. Officer Johnson arrested two 17 year old male juveniles of Newark. They were both released to their parents.

Officer Rodgers investigated an auto burglary that occurred in the parking lot of Harbor Freight Tools. Entry was by smashing a passenger window. Loss was a Dell laptop, model# P647. The theft occurred between 5:00 p.m. and 5:14 p.m.

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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