January 21, 2011 > Fremont Crime News
Fremont Crime News
Submitted By Detective Bill Veteran, Fremont PD
A woman was driving near Mission Blvd and Hwy 680 north when a window of her car was shot out. Police found a witness on Mill Creek Road who heard shots coming from up the hill just prior to the victim's call. East Bay Regional's helicopter assisted in the search and located three vehicles and six persons near 5003 Sheridan Road. Police discovered that these people were shooting rifles earlier. It appears likely that a stray round was responsible for the incident.
While the investigation was in progress, a pit bull secured in one of the suspect's trucks escaped and charged several officers; K-9. Sergeant Epps was forced to shoot and kill the dog as a result. No persons were hurt and no buildings were hit. Multiple rifles and shotguns were seized and a complaint is being sought on four of the suspects.
On Tuesday, January 18 at about 9:35 a.m. Fremont Police responded to a robbery alarm at US Bank located on Fremont Blvd. and Beacon Street. Responding units observed a possible suspect vehicle leaving the area and attempted to stop it at Fremont Boulevard and Mowry Avenue. The suspect vehicle accelerated in an attempt to evade pursuing officers. Pursuit continued northbound on Highway 880 into Union City.
The suspect vehicle traveled through Union City and continued northbound on Mission Blvd. into Hayward. Several Fremont Patrol units were involved as well as officers from Union City and Hayward PD. The suspect vehicle crashed in Hayward in the area of Mission and Industrial Boulevards. Two suspects were immediately taken into custody; a third suspect fled into a residential neighborhood. The outstanding suspect was later found hiding in the neighborhood.
The suspect vehicle crash was a solo accident. Currently all three suspects are in custody. There were no injuries to any officers, citizens, or the suspects. Personnel from Fremont PD, Union City PD, Hayward PD, Alameda County Sheriff's Office, and the California Highway Patrol assisted.