December 13, 2011 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Officers responded to 39900 block of Eureka Drive to investigate a reported commercial burglary in progress at 6:25 a.m. The suspect, later identified as Andrew Giddings, a 27 year-old transient male, was surprised by an employee of the business, who arrived at work. While employees were calling 911, Giddings attempted to steal one of their purses. After being unsuccessful, Giddings fled the building. Giddings was seen by an NPD officer on Stevenson Boulevard east of Eureka Drive and he immediately fled on foot into the open fields west of Ohlone College. Fremont Police Department responded to the call to assist, due to the terrain and vast area to be searched.
After approximately 25 minutes, two NPD Officers were finally able to locate Giddings and attempted to take him into custody. Giddings resisted and attempted to punch and kick the officers. Giddings was eventually subdued and detained. Giddings confessed to throwing rocks at the business's windows in order to gain entry.
An NPD Officer contacted a 41 year-old female at Schilling Elementary School at 8:15 a.m. wearing just a bathrobe; she was incoherent. The female was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
NPD Officers responded to a residence on the 6000 block of Fair Avenue at 12:04 p.m. regarding a residential burglary. The residence had been ransacked. This is the second residential burglary on this block in the past week.
A NPD Officer conducted a traffic stop at 2:05 p.m. on Mowry Avenue and contacted Cheryllyn Danganan, a 31 year-old female from Fremont. Danganan was in possession of a dangerous weapon and marijuana.
Alameda County Fire responded to three separate dumpster fires during the night. The first was at an apartment complex on Mulberry Street; the second was next to the Chipotle Restaurant and the third was at Newark Junior High School.
Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the non-emergency line at 510-578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.