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January 13, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

January 6:
Officers responded to Home Depot at 1:48 p.m. and investigated a robbery that had occurred approximately 45 minutes earlier. Investigation revealed the suspect, later identified as Jeffrey Caton, age 38 of Fremont, brandished a knife and threatened loss prevention personnel when they attempted to apprehend him for stealing landscape irrigation equipment. There were no injuries sustained during the incident. The suspect was identified by officers as they recognized the suspect who had been captured on surveillance footage from previous contacts.

Later in the day about 3 p.m., officers responded to Work World at Newpark Mall and investigated a theft in which the suspect had stolen employees' credit cards, debit cards as well as an iPod from a back room. The suspect's description was consistent with that of Canton.

At 4:04 p.m., as officers were conducting their investigation and searching for Canton, the victim from the Work World theft learned that her stolen credit card had been used to complete an unauthorized transaction at a nearby retail tobacco supply store, Twilight Zone Gift and Smoke Shop (5970 Mowry Avenue). That store is approximately one quarter-quarter mile away from the Work World store. The victim went to that location and encountered Caton near the Twilight Zone store.

Caton fled and ran westbound across Cedar Boulevard with the victim in pursuit. The suspect brandished a knife at the pursuing victim and scaled a concrete wall; the victim followed. Caton injured his right foot and was unable to stand but attempted to crawl away. Caton continued to brandish the knife toward the victim. Officers responded and located the suspect in a backyard in the 6200 block of Quartz Place.

The suspect, Jeffrey Canton, was found in the yard complaining of pain to his ankle from his flight. He was taken into custody without further incident. Caton was provided medical assistance and taken to a local hospital. Canton was arrested for the Home Depot robbery and the Work World theft with additional charges pending. Caton was booked at Santa Rita jail for robbery, weapons brandishing, and using a stolen credit card.

January 7:
Officers handled a shop lift call at Macy's at 7:02 p.m. Angelica Cayabyab, age 19 (Fremont) was arrested for embezzlement & petty theft.

January 8:
Officers were detailed to the La Cabana Restaurant at 6 p.m. for a 911 Hang up. Responding units located Ramon Arreola, age 37 (Transient) around the corner from the restaurant. A records check revealed he is restrained from being near the business by court order. Arreola also had three warrants which he was subsequently arrested along with possession of methamphetamine. Officers followed up at the restaurant and learned that Arreola had broken into the restaurant and stolen some beer. Arreola was booked at SRJ for his three warrants, burglary, possession of methamphetamine, and violation of a restraining order.

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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