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December 17, 2013 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

Friday, December 6
The large car show crowd returned to Pacific Commons and was over 1,000 strong. The majority of the people and vehicles were on the private property where In N Out and Costco are located. FPD Dispatch received several calls from Costco management about the disturbance the crowd was causing. Several officers responded to the area to keep the peace. At midnight, officers shut down the event without incident. Traffic Unit Sergeants are following up with the property owners.

Officers responded to the ECHO Lounge in Ardenwood for a fight where three males were hit in the head with bottles. The victims each had head injuries and there was a lot of blood at the scene; however, none of the injuries were serious. Two suspects were described by witnesses as being Asian males (nothing further). The establishment is not allowed to serve, furnish or allow patrons to bring in alcohol. Officers found evidence of beer bottles and alcohol throughout the establishment. Officer Madsen is the case agent and he is forwarding the assault with a deadly weapon case to detectives for follow-up. Officers are also sending a copy of the report to Code Enforcement for follow-up related to violations of the establishments Conditional Use Permit.

Saturday, December 7
Shortly after 9 a.m. officers responded to a residential burglary report on the 40200 block of Grimmer Blvd. At approximately 1 a.m. the home owner returned home to find his garage open and a suspicious vehicle out front. The homeowner does not believe anything was taken, but wanted to report it due to the suspicious activity and in case other similar incidents had been reported in the neighborhood.
Suspect #1: Unknown race female with long dark/wavy hair, wearing a red plaid jacket, approximately 5Õ6Ó and an average build.
Suspect #2: Driver of the suspect vehicle. No description for this suspect.
Suspect vehicle: Older model 1989-1991 red/maroon Honda Accord. First character in the license plate is the number 5.

Officers responded to the 3800 block of Darwin Dr. to take a stolen vehicle report. A gray 1996 Honda Accord 4-door, bearing license plates 5VLU563 was stolen between 3 p.m. on 12/6/13 and 10 a.m. on 12/7/13.

At 11p.m., Sgt. Fowlie was driving by 4222 Central Ave and could see smoke. He discovered a dumpster on fire in the rear parking lot. Fremont Fire responded and put out the fire.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a fight at the Saddle Rack. Security had called after separating two males who had been in a fight. Officer Piol investigated and accepted a citizenÕs arrest of a 27 year old adult male, Newark resident, for battery. The second man had facial injuries consistent with the fight, but they were not serious. The suspect was booked into Santa Rita.

Sunday, December 8
Officers responded to a residential burglary on the 38600 block of Cherry Ln. The reporting party stated that the burglary had occurred sometime over the last couple of days. Officers were not able to locate the point of entry, but a snowboard with bindings and boots, a fruit and veggie juicer, and an electric screwdriver were missing from the home.

The female victim had just finished shopping at FoodMaxx, when she was approached near her vehicle in the parking lot by a suspect who was on his phone. The suspect reached for the chain around her neck and ripped it off, leaving a 5Ó red mark and scratch on her neck. The suspect is described as a black male adult, 6Õ01Ó, thin build and he fled in a grey 2-door coupe with paper plates. Officer Valdes is investigating.

Monday, December 9
Employees at the Goodwill store on Mowry Ave. arrived at work only to find that their front window had been shot out. Officer Harvey investigated the incident.

CSO Baca investigated a vehicle theft report where a company van (White Ford Econoline van) was taken from the 38900 block of Blacow Rd.

A hit and run collision occurred at Walnut and Liberty. The suspect fled the scene and was followed by a City employee who was able to give a good description of the vehicle to officers. The employee stopped following and Officer Huiskens spotted the suspect vehicle at Stevenson and Davis where she conducted an enforcement stop. The male was positively identified and he was arrested and booked at Santa Rita.

At approximately 7:20 p.m. officers responded to a family fight on Baine Ave. The suspect, later identified as a 35 year old adult male, had attacked a female in the residence and fled the scene on foot. Officers were unable to locate him. At approximately 7:45 p.m., we received multiple 9-1-1 calls that the man had returned and was trying to break down the door. Officers responded and the suspect fled again, but this time officers spotted him. He started fighting with officers and after a brief struggle, officers were able to detain him. The suspect had been drinking and continued to be belligerent. The suspect had to be wrapped and was direct booked at Santa Rita. One officer was treated at a local hospital and released for an injury to his eye.

CSI Allen responded to a residential burglary on the 3600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. CSI Allen investigated and developed a suspect and vehicle description. Vehicle: Red Honda with Washington plate similar to Ò326XBVÓ
#1 - White female adult, 20Õs, brown buzz-cut hair.
#2 - White female adult, 20Õs, shoulder length dark blonde hair.

Officers responded to 24 Hour Fitness on Auto Mall Pkwy after the manager called to report that a male who was recently seen on surveillance video driving a stolen vehicle was back in the health club. The man was contacted and identified. In the end, the man was confirmed to be the same person featured in the video but the car he was seen driving away in, was not the vehicle that was actually stolen. During the course of this investigation, another stolen vehicle was found abandoned in the 24 Fitness lot. It appears this may be a new hot spot for stolen vehicles.

December 10
Officers were dispatched to the 46100 block of Warm Springs Blvd. (Marina Food) after an adult male committed a petty theft and fought with employees who attempted to detain him. Sgt. Snelson arrived to find the suspect fleeing from the store with employees giving chase. Sgt. Snelson detained the male after a short foot pursuit and Taser deployment.

Officers were called to a theft report at the MarshallÕs located at Pacific Commons. The caller stated that a woman was stealing items and then trying to return them for money. Officer Hollifield detained and arrested a 34 year old adult female, Oakland resident, who had prior convictions for theft. She was booked into our jail.

December 11
Officer Peters was dispatched to an address on Landon Ave to investigate a burglary. The elderly resident reported that two males, whom he described as Middle Eastern, came and knocked on his door. They explained to the homeowner that their neighbor was repairing their fence and that they needed him to look at it. The homeowner took the men into his backyard and left the front door unlocked. They engaged in a conversation for about 20 minutes and then left the home. The victim discovered that cash and jewelry was missing from him home.

Suspects are described as two Middle Eastern male adults, one was 25 years old, average build and the other was described as 30 years old average build. Both approximately 5'08-5'10" and were wearing khaki pants. Suspects fled in a vehicle. No further description could be provided. We had a second similar ÒcontractorÓ scam reported last week in the south end of town, but are unaware of any victims. In that case the men were knocking on doors telling residents that the City was doing attic inspections.

Please continue to be on the lookout and report any and all suspicious activity to the Fremont Police Department.

Dispatch received a call of a possible mountain lion walking through the Niles Park located off of School Street. The caller continued to watch the large cat and followed it to one of the dry ponds. Officers and Animal Services were immediately dispatched and responded to the scene. Niles Elementary School was temporarily placed on lockdown at 9:35 a.m. due to the proximity of the sighting. Officers walked the area on foot, but were unable to locate a mountain lion. They did locate an orange/white domesticated short haired cat in the area. The lockdown was later lifted and we believe that it was the orange and white cat that was reported to us. The neighbor who reported this did the right thing by calling us and while we feel fairly confident that there is not a mountain lion in the area, we would encourage anyone who believes they see a mountain lion to call 9-1-1 right away.

A citizen on Ross Common called 9-1-1 to report that there was a male walking through the complex with a gun and that the male had pointed the gun at him. Numerous officers converged on the complex and confronted the male who was a juvenile in possession of an air-soft replica pistol. He had a second one in his back pocket. Officers met with the caller and no crime was established.

An unknown person entered a bedroom window on the 33800 block of Whitehead Lane by bending the window frame and then also kicked open the front door. The loss is jewelry and electronics. No suspects were seen in the area by neighbors.

Officers responded to a residential burglary that occurred on the 600 block of Saddleback Terrace sometime during the day. Loss is cash, jewelry and a purse.

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