March 6, 2012 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD
Officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle at 3:31 a.m. on Goldenrod. Upon arrival, Officers observed Rafael Tovar, (Newark). Tovar attempted to discard over 17 grams of methamphetamine over a small wall. Tovar was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, evidence destruction and parole violation.
Officers contacted Michael Altamirano, (Transient) during a traffic stop and learned that he had a Domestic Violence warrant for his arrest. Officer Neithercutt also located methamphetamine within Altamirano's control. Altamirano was arrested on his warrant, possession of methamphetamine and booked into the Fremont Jail.
Officers arrested Claudia Arreola Avalos, (Transient) at 2:26 p.m. for possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property and as an unlicensed driver, when she was observed committing a burglary in the NewPark Mall parking lot. Avalos was booked at Fremont Jail.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., a fifteen year old female was walking in the parking lot of the Mowry Plaza shopping Center (39185 Cedar Blvd). The suspect, a White Male Adult in his late 40's with short brown and grey hair, 6'-02, thin build wearing blue "semi baggy jeans and a sleeveless black vest approached her and attempted to make conversation. The juvenile was uncomfortable with the suspect and began to run through the lot. The suspect followed. The juvenile took refuge in a nearby shop and later reported the incident to her parent.
Officers were detailed to Mowry Ave./Alpenrose Ct. at 7:18 p.m. on a report of a multiple vehicle accident. Upon their arrival they located three vehicles involved with the accident. Officers arrested a 55 year old Fremont resident, for DUI. She was medically cleared and booked at SRJ. Other drivers/occupants involved in the collision were not injured.
At 12:25 a.m., NPD units were detailed to an alarm call at 35149 Newark Boulevard (Delta Optical). Arriving units found the front window smashed. The business was searched but the suspect(s) had fled prior to the arrival of police. The loss was approximately 100 pairs of sunglasses.
Officer Norvell responded to Macy's at 8:43 p.m. on a report of a shoplifter in custody. Amaenda Keys was issued a citation and released for petty theft.
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) 578-4965.