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September 3, 2013 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Fremont PD

Saturday, August 24, 2013
CSO D. Gott investigated a string of thefts from mail boxes. These particular theft(s) occurred in the 41200 block of Trenouth.

At approximately 8:50 p.m. officers responded to a strong armed robbery attempt that occurred in the staging area near the intersection of Paseo Padre Parkway/Isherwood Way. A male suspect approached the victim who was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle and stated he was lost and asked to borrow her phone. The victim, trying to assist the lost man, took out her phone in an attempt to make a call for him. The suspect then began to yell and opened the car door and entered the vehicle in an attempt to rip the victim's phone out of her hand. The suspect was unsuccessful and the victim called 9-1-1.
A Fremont Officer was in the area and arrived on scene within one minute. The officer contacted the suspect in the Isherwood Staging Area parking lot. The suspect disobeyed all orders of the officer and fought with him for several minutes until other officers arrived on scene to assist in the arrest. It required five officers to subdue the extremely agitated suspect. One officer sustained injuries during the struggle. The suspect, a 31 year old adult male from San Jose, was arrested for attempted robbery, obstructing and resisting. The suspect was later determined to be under the influence of LSD.
A second suspect, 31 year old adult male from Chino Hills, was also located at the scene and arrested for being under the influence. A third suspect fled from officers toward Quarry Lakes Park. A large perimeter was established and a K-9 search conducted but the third suspect was not located.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., two suspects entered the McDonalds restaurant on Thornton Ave wearing masks and armed with handguns. The suspects demand cash and ushered all of the employees back into the walk-in refrigerator where they ordered them to stay. Units working the search at Quarry Lakes broke and responded to the McDonalds robbery.
Subsequent investigation led units to a residence in Union City where one suspect in the robbery was taken into custody. Detectives were called out to assist and the investigation continued to a second location in Hayward on Sunday, where two additional suspects were taken into custody. The suspect vehicle, one firearm, and the loss from McDonald's was recovered. We'd like to thank Union City and Hayward PD for their assistance. Investigation is still on-going at this time and no additional information is available.


Sunday, August 25
CSO's responded to the 38000 block of Moore Drive to investigate a residential burglary that occurred the prior day. An adult female who was wearing official uniform-like clothing contacted the resident and said she was with City of Fremont Animal Control. She stated she was looking for poisonous snakes and needed to look around the house and take measurements in the back yard. All of the residents from the home went with her into the back yard and an unknown suspect burglarized jewelry from inside the house. CSO Baca and Allen investigating. Similar incident reported by Union City PD last week.

Two male suspects tried stealing beer at the 7 Hills Food Store located on the 36400 block of Fremont Blvd. and then fought with the clerks as they tried to escape. Officers stopped three suspects and two were positively identified. The loss from the robbery was recovered. Investigation by Ofc. Roberts and FTO Smith.


Monday, August 26
At approximately 10:20 p.m. Officers were dispatched to investigate a late reported strong-arm robbery that occurred in the area of Alvarado/Lake Arrowhead. The victim reported that on Sunday she was walking with her grandchildren on the pedestrian walkway from Alvarado Blvd. and Jenkinson Way. While walking, she was approached by a suspect who attempted to rip her gold chain from around her neck. The suspect is described as a black male adult between 20-25 years old, 5'4" to 5'6", dark complexion, very thin build, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue baggy jeans. A black sedan was seen in the area.


Tuesday, August 27
Ofc. Harvey investigated two burglaries and two vandalism of classrooms at Thornton Jr. High School.

A resident on Terra Cotta Circle called to report his house had been burglarized on Saturday (8/24). The suspects are the individuals posing as animal control officers. This brings the total to two burglaries and one attempt. The identified area that the suspects were targeting on Saturday include: Niles, Canyon Heights, Kimber, Mission View and the Cherry/Guardino areas. The time frame was from noon - approximately 6:00 p.m. The suspects are described as driving a grey or silver Land Rover.
The female suspect is described as a white or Hispanic female with an accent, 5'-5'3", medium/heavy build, wearing a khaki or green uniform like outfit and hat. Two male suspects were also seen in the area and are described as Hispanic male adults, 35-40 years old and also wearing similar uniform like clothing. CSO Aguirre handled this investigation. Please call the Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6800 and select option 3 to report suspicious activity and/or if you have information that may help identify these suspects.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. a homeowner in Glenmoor on Norris Road reported that a male had attempted to enter her backyard and fled after she told him she had called the police. Officers arrived and learned that the suspect had first knocked and rang the doorbell. When the homeowner didn't answer or respond, the suspect attempted to jump the fence to get into the backyard. The resident yelled as the man was halfway over the fence. Officers located the suspect walking southbound on Palmer at approximately 12:37 p.m. He was detained and officers conducted a pat search locating screwdrivers on his person. The victim identified the 18 year old adult male suspect and he was arrested for residential burglary. Ofc. Harvey handled the investigation.

At approximately 3:05 p.m. officers responded to a residence on the 38000 block of Fremont Blvd. Officers met with the reporting party and learned that earlier in the afternoon between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. a male entered his backyard. The victim asked the man to leave and he refused. He said the man's behavior was abnormal and that when he went inside to call the Police Department the suspect began to tamper with his air conditioning unit.
He went back outside and noticed the suspect was leaving. He was pushing a shopping cart which contained a watermelon and a metal chain. He went back to the rear of his home and noticed that his 40 lb. watermelon was missing from his garden and the metal chain was also his. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult or white male adult, dark complexion, 6'00", 180lbs, wearing a blue baseball hat, blue T-shirt, unknown color shorts, and tennis shoes.

A male victim was accosted near Peralta Blvd/Fremont Blvd by two male suspects who tried to steal his bag of groceries. Investigated by Ofc. Soper.

Vehicle windows were broken on multiple vehicles (no loss) in the Gable Dr. area. Ofc. Ehling took a report for the final one that occurred on Woodview Terr. If you were a victim of vandalism, please file your report online at www.fremontpolice.org.


Wednesday, August 28
Officer Blass followed up on a residential burglary attempt that had occurred on Saturday, August 24th. The residents at a home on Slayton Street had answered their door to suspects previously described in past messages as representing themselves as Bay Area Animal Control Officers. They warned the residents that they were investigating a snake infestation in the neighborhood.
The female suspect attempted to have the residents gather in the backyard to measure for snake traps. The homeowner told them to return the following day when the entire family was home and the suspect agreed to do so. They did not return the next day and there was no loss reported - attempt only.
The suspect was described as Hispanic female, 30 years old, 5'04", medium build, long black hair, last seen wearing the following: green or blue painters style cap, a hunter green jump suit style uniform (unknown if one or two piece) with cargo style pants, and unknown shoes. She also wore clear protective goggles over her eyes. She was carrying a card style badge with the name "Bay Area Animal Control" written at the top of the card, her picture in the center and then an unknown name at the bottom of the card. The writing on the card was in black lettering. She carried around a yellow note pad with a brown folder containing pictures of snakes.

Officers responded to an interrupted residential burglary at the Pinebrook Apartments. The victim arrived home only to find her ex-husband had forced entry into the residence via the back door and was attempting to remove her floor safe with a dolly. Ofc. Ehling arrested the 43 year old adult male, Fremont resident for burglary.

At approximately 3:45 a.m. an adult male reported being the victim of a street robbery at Carol Ave and Thurston Street. The caller stated that a group of unknown suspects had attempted to take his wallet and cell phone. Officers arrive and meet with the caller who appeared intoxicated and was staggering on the sidewalk. He claimed that he had been involved in a physical altercation with several males and females but refused to cooperate with the investigation. He could not provide complete description of the suspects.
Officer Meredith locates the alleged suspects at Blacow & Sherwood but the uncooperative victim does not want to press charges or identify them. As officers are about to release the detained "suspects," the "victim" who is a block away calls 9-1-1 again stating the suspects had just robbed him of his wallet. Knowing this wasn't possible, officers walk back over to the victim who is now laying on the concrete sidewalk to speak with him. They see that his wallet is laying on the sidewalk approximately 40 feet away from him.
Officers determine that the man cannot care for himself and advise that he was now making false police report. He asks officers for a ride home and tells them that they have an obligation to protect and serve him, by giving him a ride. They oblige the request by arresting him for public intoxication and providing him a ride to the Fremont Jail.

At approximately 4:20 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 39400 block of Gallaudet Drive for the report of a person possibly trying to steal a motorcycle. The witness stated that it appeared that person was using a hammer to hit the motorcycle. Officers arrived and detained a female who was sitting in a vehicle located near the motorcycle. Inside the vehicle they could see tools similar to what the caller described. Officers also located a wallet, credit cards and a check book with the names of other people listed. In addition, a total of eight cell phones, numerous burglary tools and motorcycle gear was located. The female was a 26 year old adult from San Jose. She was arrested for tampering with a vehicle, being in possession of burglary tools and stolen property.


Thursday, August 29
At approximately 11:40 a.m. a female was robbed of her purse near the Sprouts store on the3800 block of Mowry Ave. The victim had just come out of Sprouts and was unloading groceries into the trunk of her car when an unknown female snatched her purse from out of the shopping cart. The female fled to an awaiting vehicle. The female and driver suspects were confronted by a third party witness who was trying to help. The male driver brandished a handgun and both suspects fled east on Mowry Ave. Officers flooded the area looking for the suspects' vehicle but were unsuccessful. The victim's keys were in her purse so officers gave her a ride home and suggested she cancel all of her credit cards. Ofc Chinn conducted the investigation.
SUSPECT DESCRIPTIONS: #1 HIspanic male adult, 30's, curly black shoulder length hair, white top. #2 White female adult or Hispanic female adult, 30's, dark hair.
SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 90's tan smaller 4-door sedan, license #"-HAD---".

At approximately 4:10 p.m. A bicyclist was hit by a motorist on the 4200 block of Central Ave. The bicyclist was riding on Central Ave when he collided with a vehicle exiting4262 Central Ave. Although it appears that the bicyclist may be at fault for the accident, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene and was not located. The bicyclist suffered a compound fracture and was bleeding heavily. Officers provided medical aid until Fremont Fire arrived. Investigated by Traffic Officer Shannon.

Ofc. Dodson was dispatched to an in-custody suspect at Walmart on Osgood Rd. at approximately 4:30 p.m. Security had detained a 41 year old adult male, Fremont resident, who had taken tags off a pair of shoes and proceeded to leave the store wearing them. The adult male was booked at FPD Jail without incident for theft and for a probation violation.

Officers respond to an adult male causing a disturbance on Jason Way. Officers locate a vandalized vehicle, and near the vehicle, a heavily intoxicated 33 year old adult male with injuries. The adult male was taken to WTH for the injuries. Officers are later dispatched to WTH where he was now causing a disturbance. Officer Wright arrested the male for felony vandalism.

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