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December 24, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark Police Department

Saturday, December 7:
Officer Smith responded to the Safeway store regarding a theft that occurred. Officer Smith was able to identify the suspect through video surveillance and from a witness that copied down a license plate on the suspectÕs vehicle. The suspect resides in Oakland and a case will be forwarded to the DAÕs Office for a complaint.

Officers responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot of the Hilton Hotel involving two small groups of people. One of the groups fled prior to the arrival of police at the scene. Other than a few small bumps and scrapes, there were no significant injuries.

Officer Losier responded to Washington Hospital where a male domestic violence victim was being treated for minor injuries sustained at his residence on Portsmouth Ave.


Sunday, December 8:
Officer Cerini investigated a stolen vehicle from the EZ-8 Motel. The stolen vehicle was a Black 1999 Saturn, 4dr, CA License #5ANV476.

Officer Nobbe investigated a stolen vehicle from the 37000 block of Magnolia St. The vehicle was a Black 1999 Chevrolet Camaro 2dr, CA License # 5MMW052.


Monday, December 9:
Officer Norvell investigated a stolen vehicle from NewPark Mall. The victim reported his 1992 Chevrolet truck Cal License # 7V91710 stolen while he was shopping at the mall. The truck, white in color was parked near the Burlington Coat Factory entrance.


Wednesday, December 11:
Officer Katz responded to a residence in the 35200 block of Preston Pl, for a burglary alarm. Officer Katz arrived and found the garage pedestrian door was open with signs of forced entry. NPD officer surrounded the house and requested a Fremont Police K9 respond to check the interior of the house. Fremont Officer Baca and Officer Leopardi responded and searched the house. No suspects were located and it appeared nothing was taken from inside the house. Thank you Fremont Police for the K9 assistance.

Officer Fredstrom investigated a residential burglary in the 4900 block of Oxford Pl. The suspect(s) forced entry through the front door (door-kick) and stole jewelry.

Officer S. Kovach investigated a Domestic Violence incident involving Antonio Plancarte 08/29/79. The incident occurred on 12/05/13 during an argument over the care of the coupleÕs child. The Victim suffered visible injuries to her face and body. Attempts to locate Antonio were unsuccessful. Antonio is either staying in Hayward with family or in Fremont with friends. An Emergency Protective Order was granted and issued for the victim and the coupleÕs children. Antonio is currently on probation for weapons violations and may have access to firearms.


Thursday, December 12:
Officer Revay requested assistance from NPD Street Crimes Detectives to locate and arrest wanted felon Antonia Plancarte of Newark. Plancarte was wanted for Domestic Violence, False imprisonment, Child Abuse, damaging phone lines and preventing a 911 call and probation violation. Plancarte was known to possess a handgun and have access to multiple firearms. Plancarte is also on probation and has an ankle monitor. Working with ALCO Probation, we tracked Plancarte to the Islander Hotel on Mission Blvd in Hayward. Sgt. Loth requested the assistant from the Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) to help with surveillance of the hotel. Agent Gentry did an outstanding job coordinating resources and was able to locate PlancarteÕs hotel room. Sgt. Lee, Ofc. Eriksen and Katz responded to Hayward. Using the GPS on PlancarteÕs ankle monitor, we determined that he was at a shopping center by Tennyson and Tampa. After about an hour of searching, Agent Gentry spotted Plancarte getting onto an AC Transit bus. A coordinated traffic stop was placed on the bus and Plancarte was arrested without incident. Ofc. Revay arrested Plancarte, interviewed him and booked him into Fremont Jail. Acting on recent intelligence that Plancarte has access to multiple firearms, Agent Gentry and MCTF conducted a follow up search of PlancarteÕs Hayward residence. The follow up paid off, with additional seizures of a loaded shotgun, .22 caliber rifles, a crossbow, various types of ammunition, and substantial amount of marijuana.

While checking a possible prowler call in the area of Sunset Ave. and the railroad tracks, Officer Sandoval contacted three males. Upon seeing Officer Sandoval the males started running north along the railroad tracks towards Mayhews Landing Rd. Officers responded to the area and all three suspects were caught and placed into custody. Pedro Quintero, Jose Ortiz and Sergio Sanchez, all of Newark, were all arrested for Delaying or Resisting and Officer and Trespassing on Railroad property. Sergio was also arrested for an outstanding Ramey Warrant.

Officer Homayoun met with a victim of a stolen vehicle in the NPD lobby. The vehicle is a Black 1998 Chevrolet pickup with a CA plate of 8D34737. The vehicle was stolen from the upper level parking lot of MacyÕs at NewPark Mall on 12/12 between 1500-1715 Hours.

Officer Ramos responded to 37420 Cedar Boulevard for a report of a cold robbery that had occurred. The incident started as a vehicle accident and turned into an argument during the exchanging of information. The suspect pushed the victim and stole his cellphone prior to fleeing on Cedar Boulevard towards Thornton Avenue. The suspect is described as a Samoan male in his 30Õs, approximately 6-feet-tall with a heavy build. He fled the scene in a Chevrolet Avalanche unknown plate with passenger side damage.


Friday, December 13:
Officer Fredstrom investigated a vehicle theft report from a residence in the 36900 block of Newark Blvd. The outstanding vehicle is a red 2009 Ducati 696 motorcycle (License: 19M8924).

Officer Johnson investigated the theft of a cellular telephone from a classroom at Newark Memorial High School. That cell phone was recovered and the responsible male juvenile was taken into custody. The suspect was also in possession of another cell phone stolen from the NMHS two days prior. The male juvenile was arrested for petty theft and possession of stolen property and was released to his parents.

Officer Smith handled a petty theft/shoplifting investigation at the NewPark Mall MacyÕs store. Meena Bijor of Fremont was cited and released at the scene for petty theft.

Officer Smith responded to a traffic collision on Byington Dr. involving a 16-year-old driver that took a turn too fast and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle sheared a water main before coming to rest on the front lawn of a residence in the middle of a Christmas nativity scene.

Officer Losier responded to the Aloft Motel where seven auto-burglaries occurred in the parking lot. There are currently no suspect leads.


Saturday, December 14:
Officer Horst investigated an auto burglary in the area of Potrero Dr. The vehicle suffered a window smash, loss at this time is a canvass bag. This burglary occurred between 12/12/13 from 2100 to 12/13/13 at 0930 hours.

Officer Neithercutt investigated two auto burglaries in the Lido Faire Shopping Center. A light skinned adult Black Male, early 20Õs, 6Õ00Ó, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and tan pants, smashed the windows of two separate vehicles and took the laptops that were inside. The suspect fled in a white Mercedes sedan.

Officers responded to a possible commercial burglary at 37444 Sycamore St. unit# 8 and 9, where the business agent found locks cut off the doors to the business. Prior to officersÕ arrival, the agent went inside the business and found a female, later identified as Johnny Divel, Transient. Officer Khairy took custody of Divel.


Sunday, December 15:
Officer Warren investigated a petty theft/shoplifting incident at the NewPark Mall Sears store involving two suspects. Showing the wisdom of the court, one of the suspects had a served criminal protective restraining order against the other suspect, unfortunately they were still hanging out together. Champagne Grimaldo of Fremont was arrested for petty theft and Equan Herron of Newark was arrested for petty theft and court order violation. Both suspects were booked at FPD Jail.

Officer Losier was flagged down on Ash St. by a citizen reporting a suspicious vehicle in the area. The citizen provided a license plate of the vehicle which happened to be reported as stolen out of Vallejo. Additional responding Officers located the stolen vehicle occupied at the Self Car Wash on Thornton Ave. Transients Robert James and Damion Phillips were both taken into custody after a high risk stop. Inside the vehicle was a significant amount of burglary tools including a portable oxyacetylene torch kit, heavy duty cordless grinders and multiple pry bars. Phillips was arrested for possession of burglary tools and James was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle as he was listed as the suspect in the original vehicle theft. Both suspects were booked at FPD Jail.


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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