September 16, 2011 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Submitted By Cmdr Bob Douglas, Newark PD
Last night's lightning storm caused significant damage to transformers on Thornton Avenue between Willow Street and the wildlife refuge. P.G. & E workers spent most of the day making repairs and Reserve Officer Adams worked traffic control until 3 p.m. to slow traffic down in the area.
Officers responded to Motel 6 to investigate a possible missing person case at 10:06 a.m. Ahmad Morati of Fremont wanted to report his wife and kids had been missing for a year. Officer Johnson arrested Morati for being drunk in public. Officers learned the family is not missing and Morati is restrained from contacting the family.
A victim of an assault with a deadly weapon walked into the station at 9:50 a.m. to report that he was involved in a fight with his roommate at his residence on Thornton Avenue. The victim sustained a small, non life threatening stab wound to his right hand. Santiago Casso of Newark was arrested.
The Victim; a truck driver delivering gas at the Chevron Station on Stevenson Boulevard called NPD at 9:47 a.m. to report a brandishing of a weapon. The victim reported the suspect had brandished two knives at him then fled on foot. Officers arrived and detained Robert Earl Longstreet of Newark at gunpoint. Officers recovered knives from him and he was identified. Mr. Longstreet went to Santa Rita Jail.