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April 22, 2014 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Michael Carroll, Newark PD

Thursday, April 10
Officer Warren concluded a two month investigation regarding a vehicle that had been stolen from our Dodge/Jeep dealership. With the help of OnStar, Oakland PD recovered the vehicle for us. A search warrant for a related cellular phone was authored which resulted in a named suspect (Jorrell Lewis of Oakland) being located. Oakland PD Detectives contacted Officer Warren and informed him the suspect was being held at Santa Rita for an unrelated charge. Officer Warren met with Lewis and obtained a full confession. Lewis was charged with six felonies stemming from this Newark case. Nice job Matt!

Friday, April 11
SET Detectives have noticed numerous drug related cases originating from the EZ8 Motel. This motel has been known as a drug hot spot in the past and is once again appears to be active. SET Detectives coordinated an effort to try and work an undercover operation to purchase drugs at the motel. SET Detectives arrived at the motel when they were contacted by Dajon Johnson (Newark) who asked them if they would be interested in buying soap, deodorant and other body products. When they replied they wanted to buy drugs, Dajon stated he was able to get his uncle who could get them some drugs. Michael Bowser (Newark), the uncle, contacted detectives and were told that he could get drugs for them. Bowser stated he had to go get the drugs from another location. Johnson and Bowser came back several hours later and met with one of the detectives. The detective was able to purchase $40 worth of crystal methamphetamine. They were both arrested for transportation of drugs for sales. Johnson had some additional methamphetamine on him so he got an extra charge of possession of methamphetamine. Johnson also had a no-cite warrant.

Monday, April 14
Officer Arroyo investigated an injury accident at the intersection of Hwy 84 and Newark Blvd. at 11:32 a.m. Two vehicles collided in the intersection, one vehicle rolled over due to the impact of the collision. One person was transported to a local; hospital for treatment of minor back and head injuries. A special thanks to the RAVENS volunteers, Vehicle Abatement Officer Howcroft, and Reserve Officer Holland who responded to help with traffic control and allowed the intersection to be cleared quickly.

Officers responded to Motel 6 at 10:28 p.m. to investigate an armed robbery that had just occurred. Officer Homayoun investigated and learned the male hired a prostitute who then robbed him along with her male counterpart, via a strong-arm robbery. Female is described as a black female, early 20Õs, 5Õ05Ó, heavy set, wearing a maroon sweatshirt, and blue jeans; the male is described as a black male, in his 30Õs, 5Õ05Ó, slim build, wearing white tee shirt and blue jeans. They fled in a newer grey four door sedan.

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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