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August 1, 2017 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

Friday, July 21
At 6:57p.m. dispatchers received a 911 call that someone had just shot a bullet from a vehicle into a house in the area of Sunstar and Northwind Terrace. Multiple officers responded. After searching the area officers found a man suffering from what appeared to be a non-life threatening single gunshot wound. The man was uncooperative with officers. The incident may have occurred as part of a drug deal; an investigation is continuing.

At 10:14 p.m. while Officer T. Roberts was patrolling in Niles, he met two people, Frank Torrano, 28, of Newark, and Joaquin Beza, 26, of Fremont. While talking with them, Roberts learned both are on probation and Beza had an arrest warrant. During a search, both were found to have burglary tools in their possession. Both were arrested without incident.

At 11:48 a.m. officers responded to a report of a missing person in the 40700 block of Grimmer Boulevard. The caller described the person as a developmentally challenged woman who was non-communicative. At noon, arriving officers saw Cheuk Li, 77, of Fremont being detained by local residents. Witnesses told officers the missing woman and Li were in the backseat of LiÕs Subaru Outback with the doors locked and windows rolled up and they suspected sexual battery. Li was taken to police headquarters and interviewed by sexual assault detectives where it was learned he had a previous sexual battery conviction and was ordered to register as a sex offender. Based on the new incident and witness statements, the Alameda County District AttorneyÕs Office has charged Li with kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery and dependent adult abuse. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective D. Rodriguez at (510) 790-6900.


Saturday, July 22
At 11:06 p.m. officers respond to the 41700 block of Grimmer Boulevard on the report of a shoplifting turned robbery. The clerk told police that three suspects entered the store and attempted to steal a case of beer. The clerks tried to stop the suspect and a fight started. One of the clerks was hit in the eye by a windshield wiper and also possibly suffered a broken finger during the struggle. The suspects ran out of the store. Officers searched the area but did not locate them. An investigation is continuing.

Shortly after 11 p.m. a large party on Jamestown Road. was occurring. The gathering started out small, but grew after word spread on social media and several uninvited guests arrived. As two of the invited guests were walking outside, four suspects in black hoodies approached them. Two of the suspects had handguns and robbed the guests at gunpoint taking several person items. An investigation is continuing.


Monday, July 24
At about 12:35 p.m. officers responded to a report of a rollover vehicle collision in Niles Canyon, west of Palamares Road. Arriving officers found the vehicle occupied by a woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told officers that the driver and passenger of a second vehicle that had been struck by the driver just moments before the fatal collision. Officers learned the driver, a 59-year-old Pleasanton woman, had been driving eastbound in Niles Canyon and was tailgating the vehicle in front of her. She weaved within the lane in what appeared to be an attempt to pass the driver. In doing so, she rear-ended the vehicle causing the driver to lose control and go down an embankment. The vehicle stopping short of reaching the water. The driver and passenger in the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The female driver sped away from the scene of the collision at a high rate of speed, continuing eastbound. As she went under a train bridge, her vehicle moved into the westbound lanes, while still driving eastbound. The driver swerved to avoid a collision with a westbound motorist and went up the embankment of a rock wall, causing the vehicle to flip over and land on its roof. When medical personnel arrived at the scene, she was pronounced dead. Niles Canyon was closed between I-680 and Mission Boulevard to allow investigators to work the scene for several hours. Niles Canyon reopened at 7:00 p.m.

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