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July 23, 2013 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Fremont PD

Friday, July 12
Citizen reports a suspicious package left on a table at Marshall Park located on the 5300 block of Curtis St. The package was chained to a baseball backstop, on school grounds, with black and red wires coming from the bag. The bag was also making an audible beeping noise and the red wire was running to a yellow PGE gas line marker. The nearby elementary school was "locked down" and nearby residents advised to shelter in place. Officers used a robot to get a better view and a second officer lent his knowledge of explosive devices. The decision was made to request the ASCO (Alameda County) Bomb Squad who arrived and quickly determined it was some type of tester for a gas line. The responsible party showed up later; Bess Test, a PGE subcontractor, left the device at this location. Contact was made with their supervisor with a request for new protocols regarding possibly leaving signage with these devices. Service levels were reduced during this incident.

Zone 3 (south Fremont) officers were busy with an unexpected and unpermitted car show in the parking lot of Pacific Commons. In the past, during the first Friday of the summer months, car enthusiasts' from around the Bay Area show-up via Facebook, flyers and tweets. Approximately 1000-2000 cars and people arrived from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Due to the attendance size and this being a formal gathering without a special event permit, staff will follow up with Special Events for further action. No incidents were reported.

Ofc. Snow responded to the 4200 block of Bay St in regards to a hit and run with complaint of pain. The suspect was described as a 40 year old Hispanic male adult wearing a white shirt. He was driving a stolen blue Chevrolet S10 truck (License #5X52161) and ran away from the scene towards Grimmer Blvd., after causing a multiple car chain reaction collision. The vehicle had been stolen sometime earlier in the day after 8:30 a.m. on the 43000 block of Fremont Blvd. Suspect is still outstanding. This was the second time this particular truck has been stolen in the last couple of months. Ofc. Hanrahan investigating.

Shortly after midnight a call came into dispatch regarding a large fight involving 20-30 people in front of the Huddle. Everyone dispersed and no victims were found when police arrived.

At 12:33 a.m. a naked man was spotted by an off duty Fremont police officer. He was walking on the sidewalk just east of the Fremont Police Department on Stevenson Blvd. Officer Little places the 27 year old man on a psychiatric hold. This was the same naked man who was detained in the Niles area the previous night.

Sunday, July 14
A five year old juvenile is located walking alone on MissionBlvd nearDalgo Rd. Officers determined the juvenile had walked away from his home located on W. Pickering. The child was returned home; the family was in the process of searching for him.

Just before 8:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to Northern Common (Walnut Ave/BART area) on a report of a missing autistic 17 year old female. The missing juvenile was unable to speak and had never gone missing previously. At the time of the call, the juvenile had been missing for at least an hour and was last seen riding her bicycle (by pushing it along with her feet as she was unable to pedal) in her community. Her parents told officers that she had never left the neighborhood before, but had been with them to Central Park on rides in the past. Sgt. Harvey coordinated an extensive grid search using every unit in the city. Mids skipped briefing and also assisted in the search along with Fremont Fire and several citizens. A "Code Red" notification was initiated (first time use for many of us and it was a fantastic resource) and a Nixle message was also sent. Finally, at 9:55 p.m., almost three hours after she went missing, Sgt. Shadle located her at Grimmer/Carol in the Irvington area. In all, four sergeants and 21 officers (combination of swings and mids) were used during the search. Dispatch did an outstanding job of coordinating the search with Sgt. Harvey and gathering necessary resources. A very happy ending to what could have been a tragic incident. City-wide service reductions implemented during the incident.

At approximately 10:00 p.m., Officer Dooley took a report from a victim who said a suspect had stolen her bike from the area of Serra Ave and Yosemite Way. Officer Madsen later saw a suspect and bike that matched description. After further investigation and contacting the victim, a 21 year old adult male was transported to Santa Rita Jail. However, Santa Rita would not take him due to having serious medical issues. Officers took him to the hospital where he was cited and released for theft and possession of stolen property.

Officer Little was asked to respond to the lobby of the jail on a report of a battery. A taxi driver called to report that a recently released adult male, punched him in the chest and began chasing him almost all the way down the driveway to Stevenson Blvd. The suspect then ran back into the jail lobby. Officers Little and Manrique arrive and confront the 27 year old adult male, Kentucky resident, who did not want anything to do with the officers. A short struggle ensued and he was eventually taken into custody. In the patrol vehicle, he slipped his hands to the front of his person and began banging on the windows. Officers then placed him in a wrap. They learn he had been arrested approximately eight hours prior by Newark PD for being drunk in public. When his eight hours ended, jail staff called him a cab. He didn't have enough money for the cab fare and got upset with the driver. He is arrested for battery, resisting arrest and felony resisting arrest causing injury (one of the officers sustained a broken hand while struggling with the suspect). He gets a free ride to Santa Rita.

Monday, July 15
At 8:00 a.m. officers responded to the 3900 block of Beacon for a commercial burglary that occurred sometime during the night. Loss was a computer and cash.

Four businesses located on the 39300 block of California were burglarized. Reports are still in progress. Suspect description: Slender Black male, white hat with black front panel and white logo, black jacket, light blue jeans, black shoes. Same suspect related to all four cases, which all occurred within the same building.

At approximately 2:10 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 40500 block of Albrae Street to investigate a commercial burglary. The owner of the storage unit business told the victim that the burglary possibly occurred on the 6th and that they put a new lock on the door. Loss was in the range of $26,000 and included furniture, clothing and other goods.
A commercial burglary occurred sometime between 7/12 and 7/14 on the 39400 block of Paseo Padre Pkwy. Entry was made via a door pry from an interior hallway. Loss was cash and misc. flyers.

Officers were dispatched to the 38600 block of Mary Terrace at 9:10 p.m. to investigate a residential burglary that had occurred between 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Unknown suspects hopped a fence onto the patio, tore off the screen and shattered the patio glass sliding door with an unknown tool or object. Loss was a tablet.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., officers responded to a garage burglary on the 4300 block of Rustica Circle. The burglary occurred between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. The interior of one of the vehicles was ransacked and several items including a purse, credit cards, tablet, laptop, portable GPS and cash were taken. It was undetermined how the suspects gained entry.

Tuesday, July 16
A commercial burglary occurred at Albrae St between Stewart/ Lawrence. Entry was made to the business via window smash. Investigated by CSO Aguirre.
Ofc Blass investigated a commercial burglary at the Watermark Place Apartments where unknown suspects stole a golf cart and misc tools.

Ofc Ceniceros recovered an unreported stolen vehicle from Watsonville at Motel 6 south.
Ofc Blass located an abandoned/stripped stolen vehicle on Parkhurst. Vehicle was stolen from the Brookvale Chateau on Jul 11th.

At approximately 2:50 p.m., an unknown suspect robbed the Qwik Stop on the 1800 block ofWashington Blvd. by brandishing a silver handgun and taking the cash drawer. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 20's , 5'05", thin, long black hair, moustache, wearing a black hoody or jacket with "De Anza College" on the back and front.

Swing shift officers responded to a person stabbed near Mowry/Sutter at approximately 3:15 p.m. A witness stated that he was carrying a knife and apparently suffering from multiple stab wounds. The witness said the male fled and did not want the police notified because he is wanted. Thorough area check including the use of Newark PD's K-9 failed to turn up anyone.
During the midnight shift, the unknown stabbing victim from swings turned up at the CVS store located at the Hub. Turns out this was a lover's triangle event. In actuality, the 30 year old victim was a suspect. He brandished a weapon and threatened his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend with a 5" knife. The "stab wounds" were self-inflicted. He gets arrested for the brandishing and ultimately sent for a mental evaluation. By the morning time, he had been cleared from WTH and was dropped off at Santa Rita.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary that had just occurred at Walmart on Osgood. Two men steal a TV and some other items from the Walmart on Osgood Rd by rolling the items out in two shopping carts to an awaiting car, driven by another adult male. The vehicle is an early 2000's black Acura 4-door sedan. The suspects are described as follows:
S-1- light skinned black male, 25-30 years old, average build, 5'10"-6', with a neatly trimmed beard, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
S-2 - darker skinned black male, 25-30 years old, 5'10"-6', average build, wearing dark blue or green shirt and dark jeans.
S-3 - the driver of the vehicle was described as a black male, 25-30 years old.

Officers were detailed to suspicious person call at approximately 9:30 p.m. The reporting party stated that a man was peering into the windows of vehicles at the Baywood Apts. Officers locate two men, a 25 year old adult male and an 18 year old adult male. The two are arrested for a gun, narcotics and warrants. Investigated by Ofcr Huiskens.

Wednesday, July 17
Officers responded to multiple calls on Cabral Street regarding a hit and run where neighbors were holding down the driver. Turns out five juveniles were driving a stolen vehicle from San Leandro and collided into a parked car on Cabral. Four of the juveniles were arrested, but one got away. The one that got away is described as a 14 year old Hispanic female, wearing a hoody.

Reporting party heard shots fired on Sanderling between 10-11 pm on July 16th.Tonight, he noticed bullet holes in his garage door and shell casings on the ground. Officers investigating.

Thursday, July 18
A suspect described as a Hispanic female and what appear to possibly be her two children enter Target at the Hub and steal two Samsung TV's. They run out to a waiting older grey sedan, possibly a Lexus 300. Case investigated by Ofc. C. Tang.

At approximately 8:10 Officer Hamblin was dispatched to investigate an embezzlement case. An 84 year old woman was scammed out of more than $7,500. She had been receiving phone calls stating that she had won $680,000. The callers told her to mail and wire transfer funds to pay the taxes up front. She sent some cash by mail and utilized Western Union to wire the other payments to a fictitious address in Florida. While Officer Hamblin was at the house, the scammer called the victim. The scammer said that he used to work with the woman's husband and he was just checking in on the family. Officer Hamblin got on the phone and told the caller he was a police officer, at which time the caller disconnected.

Officer Hamblin called the US Post Office to try and intervene the last package that was mailed, unfortunately it had been picked up 30 minutes prior. He then drove the victim to her bank to look into the Western Union payments. The bank teller who they met with had previously helped the victim and had recognized this was a scam. The teller said that the victim was adamant about making the payment, so the teller completed the wire but made sure the funds would not be immediately accessible and misspelled the recipient's name.

Due to the tellers actions, the full amount of the wire transfer was recovered and refunded to the victim! Officer Hamblin took the victim back home and while he was there the scammers continued to call. A total of seven calls were received while he was at the home. The victim is going to change her number and now realizes that this was a scam. A member of her social club heard about this and is helping her get her personal affairs in order. The bank was also advised to call Fremont PD if the victim returned and requested another wire transfer. We'd like to thank the bank teller for recognizing this was a scam and for helping the victim. The loss could have been significantly worse if it weren't for her actions.

Ofcr S. Hunt handled a grand theft case on Peregine Way, where a son held a party on July 7th. A couple of the party attendees helped themselves to mom's jewelry, which she discovered missing today. At 11 p.m., Sgt. McCormick contacts some people partying at the Beard Staging Area Park that closes at 10 p.m. One of the people is a 17 year old juvenile female, who Ofc. Hunt was looking for regarding the theft. As a result of searching the people, their associated car and conducting a consent search at the juvenile's home, 80-90% of the loss was recovered. Additional follow up needed as one suspect confessed to pawning part of the loss. In all, three females were arrested, one 17 year old juvenile and two 18 year old female adults.

A white male adult, approximately 6' wearing a white shirt and khaki shorts stole tools at Home Depot. After stealing the items, he ran to an early 1990's white Honda with a partial license plate of 3NTD. Ofc. Piol investigating.

Sgt. McCormick detained an 18 year old adult male, Union City resident, on the Oliveira Elementary School grounds who was up to no good. The adult male went to jail for trespassing on school grounds.

Several thefts/burglaries of generators from motor homes parked in storage at 44100 Christy Street were reported overnight.

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