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October 15, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark Police Department

Wednesday, October 2
Officer Katz took a report of theft of motorcycle parts from the backyard of a residence in the 36000 block Peugot Place. The crime occurred between 12:38 p.m. Ð 1:19 p.m.

Officer Taylor was dispatched to Macy's at 4:15 p.m. for a citizen in custody for theft. Arrestee is Diana Chan of Union City.

At 5:42 p.m., Officer Ramos contacted a suspicious juvenile in a vehicle. The juvenile lied about his name to hide the fact he had an ankle monitor. In addition, the male was in a cast after recently being apprehended from an ACSO K-9 Officer while fleeing a residential burglary. Officer Ramos arrested the male for providing a false name and he was released from NPD.

Officer Kovach investigated a Domestic Violence incident at the Newark Square Shopping Center at 9:06 p.m. The suspect, Kevin Montoya of Fremont, fled prior to our arrival. Officer Taylor stood by in the area watching a vehicle associated to the suspectÕs friends. Officer Taylor ended up contacting Cory Gallagher of Newark and it was determined Gallagher had a Felony Warrant for his arrest.

Friday, October 4
Officer Losier investigated a residential burglary that occurred on Marguerite Dr. between 9 a.m. Ð 6:30 p.m. The loss was cash and jewelry from a safe inside the residence.

Saturday, October 5
At 1:18 p.m., Officer Eriksen investigated an auto burglary (window smash) in the NewPark Mall parking lot near Sears.

At 2:09 p.m., Officer Eriksen investigated an auto burglary (window smash) in the parking lot of Bombay Garden located at 5995 Mowry Ave. The burglary occurred between noon and 2 p.m. Loss was a laptop.

At 5:02 p.m., Officer Homayoun investigated a robbery with a handgun of a person in the Newpark Mall McDonalds parking lot. The ÒVictimÓ claimed to be a vendor of a collective selling multiple pounds of marijuana to potential buyer who is possibly out from Oakland. Suspect vehicle described as a 90Õs white Cadillac, which fled in an unknown direction of flight on I-880. The Victim was also cited on a traffic warrant.

Officers attempted to catch up to a speeding vehicle on Thornton Ave. at 2:08 a.m. and when they finally did near Magnolia St., the three occupants were exiting the vehicle.

The two passengers were detained immediately and the driver fled on foot leaving behind a loaded .40S&W caliber Glock handgun next to the driverÕs seat. Shortly afterwards, Officer Warren detained the driver inside the Alderwood Apartment complex. The driver was identified as Derian Whetstone of San Jose and was arrested by Officer Losier for multiple weapons related charges. Officer Losier also arrested one of the passengers, Devon McKean of Menlo Park for unlawful possession of prescription drugs and a parole violation. Both subjects were booked at Santa Rita Jail.

At 4:29 a.m., Officer Slater investigated a vehicle theft from a residence on Mayhews Landing Road and found that the suspect had left another stolen vehicle in front of the victimÕs residence. The recovered vehicle was stolen from Fremont earlier in the day, a black 1997 Nissan Maxima, and the outstanding vehicle is another 1997 Nissan Maxima (green in color) with a Missouri License Plate HD1G6M.

Sunday, October 6
Officers were sent to St. Edwards Church for a reported auto burglary in-progress at 8:38 p.m. Multiple officers arrived within one minute of being dispatched. Suspect Christopher Thomas, a transient, led officers on a brief foot pursuit and opted to put up a struggle once caught. No injuries were reported by officers or Thomas. In total five victim vehicles were located in the church parking lot. Property from the victim vehicles was found on ThomasÕ person. Thomas went to jail for burglary, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property. This was an outstanding example of great information from citizens, very efficient dispatching, and a coordinated effort by all officers.

Monday, October 7
Dispatch received three calls for service regarding gunfire in the area at 1:41 a.m. One caller was from Christine Avenue, the others were from the area of Thomas Avenue and Broadway Avenue. A check of the areas were completed by multiple officers but yielded no evidence of a shooting.

October 8, 2013
Officer Rodgers investigated vandalism at 6788 Thornton Ave.(Shell Gas Station) at 5:11 a.m. Upon returning to work the manager noticed a lower window glass located at the front of the store was broken.

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 Òsilent witnessÓ hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

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