March 1, 2011 > Newark Crime news
Newark Crime news
Submitted By Sergeant Mike Carroll, Newark PD
Officer Smith and Officer Fredstrom were on a traffic stop when they heard gunshots Sunday, February 20. The first round of five shots was heard near Community Park and the second near Thornton/Sycamore. No shell casings or other evidence have been found so far.
A family residing on Linden Court called to report a vehicle had just driven by their house and the occupants had pointed guns at them. Police found the suspect vehicle parked on an adjacent street and attempted to detain its occupants. One of the suspects discarded a loaded 9mm handgun over a fence as he tried to escape. Officer Hogan arrested him. The gun was later on found to have been stolen during a burglary in Union City.
The second suspect, a 21-year-old Newark resident was also arrested. A search warrant was issued and a search of the suspect's home on Worthing Dr. yielded stolen property including a camera case, jewelry and collectable coins. Detective Schwerin, Detective Higbee and Officer Hogan investigated the case.