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February 13, 2018 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

Friday, Feb. 2
At 2:06 a.m. Officer Berrier investigated a felony battery that reportedly occurred outside in the 37300 block of Niles Blvd. The victim was punched in the face by a suspect and fell to the ground and was kicked in the face and knocked unconscious by a second suspect. Both suspects fled in a newer model silver Honda Civic (or similar). The male victim was unable to provide details. Witnesses at the scene gave police described the first suspect as an Hispanic male in his mid-20s, standing between 5-feet-8 and 5-feet-10-inches tall with an average build and unknown clothing. The second suspect was an unknown race male in his mid-20s, standing between 5-feet-8 and 5-feet-10-inches tall with dark curly shoulder length hair and unknown clothing.


Saturday, Feb. 3
At 12:56 a.m. Community Service Officer Schwartz responded to the Safeway store on Mission Boulevard in the Warm Springs area on a report of a wallet with $3,000 cash a courtesy clerk found in the restroom the previous day. The customer didn?t return to claim the wallet, so the store called police. Schwartz was able to identify the owner and who responded to pick up her wallet. Coincidentally, the owner of the wallet had just reported that her vehicle was stolen in San Jose and was relieved to find that her wallet was not inside the stolen vehicle.


Sunday, Feb. 4
Officer Rodarte began an investigation of a strong-arm robbery in the Target store at the Fremont Hub shopping center. The reporting party was sitting in his car when the suspect stole some personal property. The suspect was described as a black male in his 30s.

Officers were dispatched to the Denny?s restaurant on Mowry Avenue near Farwell Drive on the report of a male attempting to rob a customer inside the restaurant at knifepoint. A description was broadcast over the radio and Officer Carter located a man with a matching description, near the Dunkin Donuts store across the street. After the victim made a positive identification, the 38-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a knife, making criminal threats and a probation violation.


Monday, Feb. 5
At 6:45 a.m. officers responded to a report of a purse-snatch robbery in the 35600 block of Fremont Boulevard in the Brookvale area. A witness reported that a male tackled a female, stole her purse and fled on foot. Numerous officers responded to the area with Officer J. Kennedy locating a suspect matching the description near the Lucky store in the Brookvale shopping center. The suspect, a 23-year-old Fremont man, was positively identified and arrested and the purse was recovered inside his vehicle and returned to the victim.

At 6:56 p.m. officers responded to a report of a major injury traffic collision around Blacow Road and Gatewood Street. Arriving units found an 18-year-old pedestrian unresponsive in the roadway. The female driver remained at the scene and cooperated with traffic investigators. The pedestrian was transported to a trauma center with life threatening injuries. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in this investigation.

At 3:36 p.m., Officer Trzewieczynski responded to a report of a robbery in the Costco parking lot, in the 43600 block of Pacific Commons. When officers arrived, they found the female victim lying on the ground in the roadway. She was initially hysterical and could not answer questions. Fire and paramedics arrived and took her to a hospital for medical treatment. Officers later went to the hospital and took the victim?s statement. She told officers that she got out of her vehicle after parking in the Costco lot. Next, she got a shopping cart and placed her purse inside it when a man appeared and grabbed the purse with the victim struggling to keep it. She was pushed by the suspect and lost her balance and fell to the ground and injured herself. The suspect fled the scene with the purse. The suspect was described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male, in his 20s or 30s with short black hair, a mustache and a beard shaved down below his jawline. Another suspect inside a vehicle was described as a black or Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s with short black hair and hair on his chin and possibly wearing a white T-shirt. Their vehicle was a grey Infinity, possibly a G35 model with paper plates.


Tuesday, Feb. 6
At 1:48 p.m., officers responded to the Safeway on Mission Boulevard in the Warm Springs area to investigate a robbery. A male suspect reportedly placed multiple items into a handbasket and bypassed the registers without paying. Loss prevention employees confronted the suspect and they got involved in a wrestling match. A female came to the aid of the suspect and threatened to pepper spray the loss prevention employee. The caller told police dispatchers that they were holding a suspect for attempted theft and that he had a knife, brass knuckles and was fighting with loss prevention. The suspect fled and was last seen in a gold Dodge Caravan. The loss prevention employee also fled the scene and officers were not able to speak with him. The witness was able to identify a partial license plate and officers were working on follow up to identify the suspect?s vehicle. The first suspect was described as a Hispanic man, about 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds with short dark hair, tattoos on both arms and wearing a black shirt with red and white writing and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as Hispanic female about 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds with medium length dark hair and wearing a blue T-shirt and blue jeans.


Wednesday, Feb. 7
At about 8:42 p.m. police dispatchers received a 911 call about an in-progress home-invasion robbery in the 45000 block of Little Foot Place. The caller said she was locked in the bathroom and could hear unfamiliar voices inside the house. They left while the woman was still on the phone. Arriving officers learned that four unknown suspects armed with guns and wearing masks broke into the home where seven victims, including two juveniles, were inside. The suspects demanded money and stole items including jewelry, currency and electronic devices. The loss is valued at approximately $8,000. Based on video captured by a neighboring residence, the time frame of the incident was approximately 8:37 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. During the robbery, the suspects pistol whipped and physically dragged some victims. Three victims sustained minor injuries. Patrol officers and detectives worked throughout the night contacting neighbors, collecting evidence and taking statements from all the victims. The investigation is ongoing; suspects have not been identified. Four suspect descriptions are as follows:
? Suspect 1: White or Hispanic male adult, approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall, broad shoulders, black sagging jeans, and armed with a handgun.
? Suspect 2: White or Hispanic male adult, approximately 5-feet-7-inches tall, muscular build, black jeans, black gloves, and armed with a handgun.
? Suspect 3: White male adult, approximately 6-feet-tall, with a skinny build, white jeans, and armed with a handgun.
? Suspect 4: Hispanic male adult, approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall, muscular build, heavy accent, dark colored pants, and armed with a handgun.
? Suspect 5: Unknown description, driver of the suspect vehicle which was a small dark-colored SUV or crossover type vehicle.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Fremont Police Department?s Investigative Unit at (510) 790-6900 or email Det. Gaches at Cgaches@fremont.gov. Anonymous tips can be sent via text to TIP FREMONTPD followed by a message to 888-777, or by sending an email to https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/6216337.

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