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July 30, 2013 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Fremont PD

Friday, July 19
At approximately 10:66 a.m., an abandoned backpack was found near an entrance to the City Hall buildings located at 3300 Capitol Ave. Based on the location and nature of the backpack, the incident commander requested that the Alameda County Bomb Squad to check it out. Both City administration buildings were evacuated and several roads around City Hall were closed. ACSO quickly responded and determined the contents of the backpack consisted of clothing and personal hygiene items, likely left in the area by a local transient.

At approximately 4:00 p.m., officers were called to the Citibank on Fremont Blvd. regarding a female customer trying to cash a fictitious check. The female fled as we arrived but was tracked down hiding in the bathroom of Falafel Etc. The 23 year old adult female was arrested and booked. Ofc. Valdes investigating.

At 11:30 p.m., a car owner exits Panda Express at Pacific Commons to find a Hispanic female adult in her 20's, described as being "heavy set" in the driver's seat of his Honda. She claimed to have a key but runs off. The female suspect was last seen in the area of Claim Jumper.

At 1:00 a.m. officers took a report of a black '91 Honda (Lic #6VCU732) that was stolen from Wendy's on Automall across from Pacific Commons sometime between 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Investigated by Ofc. Taylor.

Ofc. Piol recovers a stolen Infinity from the same Wendy's parking lot that the Honda went missing from. This vehicle was stolen out of Napa on 7/19.

Saturday, July 20
Officers assisted emergency medical personnel at the scene of a child (4 year old boy) who had fallen from a second floor window at a residence (33000 block of Juliet Circle). The preliminary investigation indicates that the child was playing alone near a window and at some point fell. Sgt. Griese and other officers responded to the scene. The child complained of pain, but had no visible injuries. The boy was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. an employee at Safeway 5 Corners (Irvington) confronted a suspect who committed a theft. The suspect produced a firearm, pointing it at the employee to make his escape. K9 Ofc. Layfield located the suspect vehicle on Ingersoll Terrace at which point the suspect immediately fled, leading Ofc. Layfield on a foot pursuit. A large perimeter was set with Sgt. Epps coordinating the search for the suspect. The search team made contact at several apartments and eventually located the suspect, a 42 year old adult male (on parole for armed robbery), in an apartment. He was taken into custody without incident.

Just before 8:00 p.m, a victim was walking on the east side of Presidio Way just south of Mowry Avenue, when he was confronted by a male and female. The male was armed with a handgun and demanded the victim's wallet and cell phone. The male suspect is described as a black male adult, 6'0, skinny build, 20-25 yrs, wearing a black t-shirt and black pants. The female suspect was described as a black female adult, 5'2, medium to heavy build, wearing a red hoody and black pants. Investigated by Ofc. Hanrahan.

The victim was in front of Chipotle on Automall Parkway when two adult males battered him and took his gold necklace. Witness called in and described the suspect vehicle as a black Toyota sedan with a partial plate of 6JGL - the suspects were described as Hispanic male adults. The victim had a laceration on his head and received medical treatment but did not want to file a report. Investigated by Ofc. Stone.

A solo CHP officer found an unoccupied stolen vehicle on the northbound 880 off-ramp at Fremont Blvd (North). While investigating, a female walked up with the car keys and said that the driver, a Hispanic male adult wearing a white tank top and black shorts, fled southbound on Fremont Blvd towards the Lucky Supermarket. FPD units assisted with the search without success.

Three juvenile females and one male adult suspect entered the Lucky's in Brookvale and stole baby formula. They attempted to board a nearby AC Transit bus to escape but instead fled into nearby apartments. Ofc. Gourley located all four suspects on a different bus and arrested the three juvenile females (age 14-16) for commercial burglary and the adult male (18 years old, Oakland resident) for petty theft.

At 12:35 a.m. officers were on scene with security and paramedics at the Saddle Rack who were treating a heavily intoxicated patron. During the treatment, her friend, a 30 year old San Francisco resident, begins to argue with officers. Security removes her from the scene and she leaves for a few minutes. She comes back to the scene a short time later and adamantly wants to take her friend back to the hotel they are staying at. As her friend is being lifted into the back of the ambulance on a gurney, she attempts to enter the back of the ambulance with her. She is removed by ambulance personnel and again told to leave the area with a warning that if she continued to interfere with the scene she was subject to being arrested for being drunk in public. She again leaves, but seizes the moment as paramedic staff is getting ready to leave by again attempting to get on the ambulance via a side door. As officers begin to remove her she attempts to grip onto the door, but they are successful in removing her. She is taken to hotel Santa Rita to sleep it off.

Sunday, July 21
A male on Albany Common locked himself out of his second story apartment and decided that the easiest way to gain entry was to climb to his balcony. He made it to the railing then, you guessed it, fell backwards. Sgt. Miskella arrived to the call first and found the male on the ground with a visible injuries and visible broken bones. The man was transported by ambulance, no crime.

At approximately 2:05 a.m. Officers responded to Safeway at 5 Corners (Irvington). Store employees report that a female with a bloody face entered the store. Officers find the intoxicated female outside when they arrive. Officers learn she is a transient female, listed as missing out of Hayward and was punched in the face by another transient female. She doesn't want prosecution and is very impressed with officers, calling two of them her "heroes!" Officers contact her care provider in Hayward who advises the woman had just been released from Santa Rita and never returned home. Nothing further is desired. Fremont Fire Paramedics (our heroes!) arrive and she is transported for her injuries to a local hospital for treatment.

A fight breaks out between two transients over the land rights of a tent. One homeless man punches another and the loser is kicked out of his domicile. The fight gets reported and the suspect is identified as a 40 year old adult male. Officers Hartman and Little locate the suspect sleeping in the newly acquired tent near Central Park. The man had a couple of warrants and goes to jail.

Tuesday, July 23
At approximately 4:50 a.m. a citizen sees a suspicious male jump out of a window and then hears an alarm go off at a business on the 1900 block of Driscoll. The citizen calls 911 and the suspect then jumps into a brown Toyota sedan and flees. Video surveillance captures the incident and vehicle. Two businesses were broken into and ransacked. The loss is unknown at this time. The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 40 years old, wearing white t-shirt and dark colored jeans. Officers are conducting follow up.

Wednesday, July 24
On July 23rd, an adult male left a malnourished female dog at the shelter who was in very bad shape. It was also very obvious that the dog had just recently given birth to a new litter of puppies. The male provided a false name and ran off when Ofc. Dudgeon began to ask more in depth questions about the dog. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for medical care. Officers conducted follow-up and located a possible address for the man. A probation search was conducted at the home on Adobe Dr. which led to the recovery of two additional puppies. The mommy dog is doing much better, but she is still in recovery mode. She was very happy to be reunited with her puppies. All three are still at the shelter receiving a lot of attention and good care from our shelter staff.

The victim of a theft spotted his stolen items on Craigslist. The items had been stolen off his vehicle parked in the driveway. He arranged to view and purchase his items from "Alex" at a location on the 33200 block of Lake Pyramid Street. Ofc. Ehling investigated and assembled a team for a search after he discovered a 31 year old adult male with a similar name lived at that address. The male was conveniently on probation, so the team established a perimeter and detained two men, one was the 31 year old adult male and the other was a 26 year old adult male. The 31 year old adult male was arrested for receiving known stolen property. The victim responded and recovered his property.

At approximately 8:55 p.m., officers responded to a residential burglary on Ladero St. Entry was made via an unlocked bedroom window. Loss included jewelry, safe, laptops, etc. The suspect vehicle was a silver American 4 door compact sedan with tinted windows. CSO L. Codey investigating.

Thursday, July 25
At approximately 4:00 p.m. officers were dispatched to a report of two masked suspects trying to break into a house on the 4000 block of Via San Miguel. Several alert neighbors witnessed the suspicious activity and gave officers details that allowed us to respond quickly. Several officers arrive and immediately locate the two suspects walking along the creek trail. When the suspects see officers, they flee through backyards, run across Via San Miguel and jump over fences. Officers give chase on multiple accounts during the incident. A quick perimeter is set up and the two suspects are located hiding in backyards on Corte Santa Ines. Found in their backpack and on their person are the masks and burglary tools. The two adult men, 18 and 19 years of age, Fremont residents (from the Mission San Jose area), are each arrested for two counts of attempt residential burglary, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest. Case investigated by Officer Valdes.

Numerous 911 calls came in reporting victims fleeing a house and screaming on the 4000 block of Porter St. with shots being fired. Officers arrive and learn that a suspect armed with an assault rifle knocked on the door and confronted the residents. The wife answers the door and is greeted by the armed suspect who pepper sprays her. The husband grabs the gun and struggles with the suspect. During the struggle shots are fired. The mother initially fled but returned during the fight for the gun to rescue her daughter who is hiding under a bed. The family flees across the street to a neighbor's house.

The suspect is last seen inside the residence. Responding officers initiate a SWAT called out due to the nature of the call. During the incident officers learn from additional witnesses that the suspect likely fled across Blacow Rd and ran through the neighborhood (possibly Landon Ave, Hulton St, Omar, Stevenson, etc.) before officers arrived on scene. The house was eventually searched and the suspect is not located. Officers conduct a neighborhood sweep in the area across Blacow Rd. before calling it a night and shutting down the scene.

The assault rifle was located in the back yard of the victim's house and casings were in the home. Detectives are called out and take over the investigation. The investigation is still ongoing and officers are trying to determine whether or not this was a random act of violence.

Suspect: Hispanic adult male, 30 years of age, skinny build, bushy long ponytail, goatee with tattoos above his eyebrows. He was last seen wearing a grey or dark colored zip up jacket, grey shirt and blue pants. Witnesses also say that the jacket or shirt had the color red on it.

Both adult family members sustained minor injuries from the pepper spray and struggle. Both were transported to a local hospital but soon after released.

We'd like to thank Newark PD, CHP, Fremont Fire and Paramedics Plus for their assistance. A special thanks goes to the witnesses who read the Nixle message last night and called in with tips regarding sightings of the suspect. If anyone has video surveillance in the area and possibly recorded the suspect before or after the incident (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. timeframe), please contact the Investigative Unit at (510) 790-6900. On a final note, we'd just like to say that we appreciate the patience and understanding from all of the Fremont community members who were affected by the incident last night.

At approximately 12:20 a.m., a residential burglary on the 3900 block of Bidwell Dr. (Waterstone Apartments) was called in (not in-progress). Officer Macciola responded. No additional details are available at this time; report is still in-progress.

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