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December 30, 2011 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

December 22

Officers investigated a residential burglary at 8:50 p.m. that occurred on Joaquin Murieta Drive. The homeowners were gone between 6:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. hours when the burglary occurred. The loss was electronics and jewelry. During a neighborhood check, Officers located some of the jewelry that the suspect/s dropped fleeing the scene.

Officers responding to a report of a intoxicated driver at 9:07 p.m. on Mayhews Landing Road. Newark resident Bradley Wharton was arrested.

At 9:46 p.m., officers responded to a report of subjects scavenging for metal near the dead-end of Mowry Avenue. Upon contacting the subjects, Officers arrested Willy Vilanova of Oakland who was wanted for a felony warrant and booked at Santa Rita jail. Antonio Cuestas of Oakland was also arrested for driving with a suspended license and released with a citation.

Officers handled a citizen's arrest/shoplifting case at the NewPark Mall Macy's store at 11:47 p.m. Dawn Davis of Oakland was arrested for petty theft.


December 23

Officers responded to Home Depot at 6:18 p.m. to investigate a disturbance. Investigation revealed store security was attempting to arrest Newark resident, James Longstreet for shoplifting. The arrest was completed and Officers took Longstreet into custody for burglary, weapons brandishing and possession of a switch blade knife. Longstreet was booked at Santa Rita jail.

At 9:27 p.m., officers responded to Home Depot security and arrested Fremont resident Jennifer Parrish for theft. During a subsequent search, officers located stolen checks from a Stockton burglary and methamphetamine in her possession. She was booked at Santa Rita jail.


December 24

Officers responded to a vehicle theft in progress at 6:26 p.m. in the area of Crystal Springs. Upon arrival, the suspect had already successfully stolen the vehicle. An area check resulted in recovery of the vehicle dumped in the area of Firestone Place. Investigation revealed a male suspect was dropped off by a female suspect, driving a white vehicle. The victim's car was unlocked and was running with the key in the ignition. The male suspect jumped into the victim's car and fled the scene.

Officers were dealing with the above case when another auto theft occurred in the area of Mirabeau Drive. The car was also unlocked, running and with the key in the ignition. It is believed this car was also stolen from the same suspects as mentioned above.

At 5:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to check on a stalled in the area of Jarvis and Overlake; the driver had already left the scene. While checking the area, officers located the vehicle and driver attempting to hide in the area of Gateway Boulevard. The driver, Jonathan Brookner of Livermore, was cited for DUI and released.


December 25

At 6 p.m., officers recovered an outstanding stolen car that was taken yesterday. The same male and female suspects from yesterday fled from the vehicle. Investigation is ongoing.


December 26

A burglary was reported at 11:45 a.m. at the 5700 block of Lafayette Avenue. Entry was attempted at the back windows (pry marks were located). Entry was finally made through the side garage door, then kicking in the interior door. Burglary occurred between December 21 and December 26.

At 1:30 p.m., a stolen auto was recovered at the Cinedome, 6000 Newpark. The vehicle was stolen from Fremont BART station December 23.

An attempted burglary at 5400 Lafayette Avenue was reported at 2:19 p.m. Entry was attempted through the rear windows where similar pry marks were located as the above listed burglary.

NPD officers were detailed to Newark Boulevard/Hwy 84 at 7:46 p.m. on a report of a possible fatal accident involving a pedestrian. Prior to NPD units arriving on scene, FPD advised the accident was on the Ardenwood side of Hwy 84. Two NPD units assisted with traffic control. The pedestrian was struck and fatally injured by a 1995-2005 silver SUV that fled the scene.


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.

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