March 27, 2012 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD
At 12:18 p.m., officers responded to a call of someone disassembling a street sign in the area of Jacques Bar. They located the suspect taking the sign apart on the east side of Jacques and subsequently arrested Eric Browne, age 25 (Newark), for theft of the combination street/stop sign. Officers recovered the pole, brackets, four street name signs, and the stop sign. Browne was also carrying several bindles of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest and booked for additional charges of possession of methamphetamine and under the influence of a controlled substance. He was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
Officers investigated a shoplifting at Macys at 12:52 p.m. and accepted the citizen's arrest of Jin Bian (male), age 23, Union City resident for petty theft. Bian was cited and released on scene.
Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 36900 block of Cherry Street at 10:30 p.m.
At 1:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Jarvis Ave at Newark Blvd. for a robbery that just occurred. Upon arrival Officers learned a road rage incident escalated to an armed robbery. The victim, age 20, Newark resident called police advising that he was held at knife point and his wallet/cell phone were taken from him. It was learned that the victim was involved in a road rage incident on SR84 where the suspects followed him to the parking lot of Togo's (35214 Newark Blvd) where the robbery occurred.
Suspects left the area in a vehicle, however; they returned two more times where they slashed victim's vehicle tires and broke out the rear and driver side windows. Several witnesses in the area were able to supply a description and plate number for the vehicle. The vehicle was registered to an address in Union City. Subsequently two suspects, Jamal Williams, age 25 and Eldridge Williams, age 29, were arrested for robbery at their home. The subjects were booked at Santa Rita Jail.
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.