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April 6, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

March 29
At 9:57 a.m., CHP Auto Theft Task Force requested assistance from Newark Police in regards to a stolen vehicle being stripped on the 35000 block of Cleremont Drive. As CHP units moved in, two suspects fled through a backyard and over fences. A perimeter was established with Newark and CHP units. A CHP helicopter arrived on scene to assist. A search team was formed that included two Fremont PD Officers (one K9). One suspect was located hiding in a backyard on Garrone Avenue and was taken into custody without incident. CHP took custody of the first suspect and the second is still outstanding.

Officers responded to Macy's at 6:30 p.m. on a report of a theft. Teresa Curiel, age 48 (of Pacoima) was cited and released for petty theft.

NPD units responded to Evergreen Oil at 10:46 p.m. to assist Alameda County Fire with scene control during a Hazmat incident.


March 30
Officers responded at 2:32 a.m. to Cedar and Mowry on a single vehicle accident with occupants fleeing the vehicle. Three subjects where contacted in different parts of the surrounding area. Jesse Medina, age 19 (Newark) was arrested for DUI and hit and run. Samuel McGowan, age 19 (Newark) was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Arrestees were booked at Santa Rita Jail.

At 6:33 a.m., officers investigated a hit and run collision involving a water main in the parking lot of 5684 Thornton Ave. (Taco Bell).

Officers responded to a disturbance in the 36800 block of Locust Street at 11:21 a.m. and located one victim (male adult, age 32, Newark resident). The victim was uncooperative and fled on foot from the officers. The officers detained the victim and summoned medical attention. The victim was bloody and intoxicated and suffering from injuries caused by blunt force trauma to his head. The victim was transported to a local trauma hospital for his non-life threatening injuries. Case under investigation. No further information.


April 1
1749 Hrs: Officers responded to Jacque's Bar for a disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with several witnesses who stated the primary aggressor was in front of Madera's liquor (Thornton Ave.) Officer s attempted contact with the subject who refused to listen to the officers' commands and attempted to flee. The suspect was ultimate arrested for 148 PC, resisting/delaying arrest and 647(f) PC, public intoxication. The suspect refused to identify himself and was booked into Santa Rita Jail as "John Doe." The suspect also spat at Officers and was also booked for 243(b) PC, battery on a police officer. The suspect has been identified as Sosaia Sekona, age 30, transient.


April 3
The NPD is asking help to find a suspect vehicle in a home burglary. On April 2 at 1:30 p.m., a residence in the 37200 block of Oak Street was broken into while a resident was sleeping. The resident woke up as the suspects were leaving the home. The resident followed them out of the residence and watched them get into a white 1992 Acura Integra with a California license plate of "3CAH308."

The suspects were described as two Hispanic male adults in their 20's wearing blue jeans, sweat shirts (not sweat jackets). One of the suspects cut himself while breaking into the residence leaving some blood on the floor. Follow up on the vehicle registration has met with negative results.

The Newark Police Department is asking your assistance in finding the vehicle and burglary suspects. If you have seen this vehicle or have other information please contact the Newark Police Department at 510/578-4237. DO NOT CONTACT THE VEHICLE'S OCCUPANTS!


April 4
At 1:42 p.m., officers responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress in the 35900 block of Dalewood Drive. A witness saw two male suspects kick in the door of the residence and enter the home. Officers set up a containment perimeter around the residence. The two subjects exited and were taken into custody without incident. Arrested was Richardo Andres Banuelos, age 26 (Newark) and Indraneel Shekar Raj, age 19 (Modesto. They were booked at Santa Rita jail for burglary.

Officers responded at 3:46 p.m. to the report of an elderly transient man grabbing a child's leg at the library and asking for money. An officer subsequently arrested Michael Jackson, age 57, transient out of Rio Vista for annoying or molesting a child less than 18 years of age. He was booked at Santa Rita jail.

Officers responded at 4:07 p.m. to 5700 block of Dichondra Place for the report of a residential burglary. Investigation is ongoing in an attempt to link the above arrested suspects with this incident.

Officers accepted Macy's Citizen's Arrest of Sylie Hua, age 56 (San Jose) for petty theft at 6:53 p.m. She was issued a citation and released.


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

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