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January 20, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

January 16:
Officers responded to the area of 6300 block of Joaquin Murieta Avenue at 5:48 p.m. for a report of purse-snatch, strong-arm robbery that had occurred approximately 15 minutes earlier. The two suspects were described as being in their late teens and on bikes. One was described as a black male with dreadlocks and a white t-shirt. The second suspect's description was not available. No injuries were reported and the no weapons were seen. The adult female victim had her purse pulled from her by one of the suspects as they rode by on bikes.

Officers handled a citizen's arrest at Macy's at 8 p.m. Officers a juvenile male was arrested and released to his mother for petty theft.


January 17:
At 6:45 a.m., officers responded to a report of a motorcyclist riding the wrong way with no lights on Sycamore Street. The motorcycle in question was found abandoned at the A&S gas station on Thornton Avenue. Officers then responded to the registered owner's residence and located the injured rider. The rider was ultimately transported to a local hospital due to his minor injuries. The rider crashed the motorcycle and then went home.

At 5:15 p.m., officers investigated a report of a utility trailer that had been stolen sometime over the holiday weekend from Oak Street. It was described as being a Big Tex trailer, approximately 5' x 8', tan over black, Ca. license plate 1BV8223.


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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