May 1, 2012 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Submitted By Newark PD
Officer Knutson investigated vandalism to a vehicle at 7677 Wells Avenue, Unit A where all four tires to the victim vehicle were slashed overnight. This possibly stemmed from a dispute between neighbors.
Officer Williams handled an auto burglary at 4:41 p.m. of a 2005 GMC Yukon SUV at 35204 Newark Boulevard (Annes Chinese Food) where suspect(s) attempted to pry the dashboard mounted GPS unit from the vehicle.
Officer Johnson responded to the Home Depot at 4:43 p.m. for a shoplifter in custody for $30 theft. Victor Silva was cited for petty theft.
At 12:18 p.m., Officer Williams checked a vehicle illegally parked in a handicap parking spot in front of Arteaga's Market in the Newark Square Shopping Center (Thornton at Cedar Boulevard). A check on the license plate revealed the vehicle was reported as stolen out of San Francisco. Officer Williams and Officer Fredstrom set up surveillance on the vehicle and after approximately five minutes, three females entered into the vehicle. Additional units responded to assist with a high risk stop. The driver, Rosalina Medina, was ultimately arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, in addition to two outstanding felony warrants (both for burglary- commercial and residential) and a misdemeanor warrant for driving on a suspended license and lying to the police about her identity. The other two females were released at the scene.
Officer Clark investigated a residential burglary at 3:09 p.m. on Colbert. Entry was through a window. Loss was cash, jewelry and a handgun.
Officer Norvell investigated a residential burglary at 7:24 p.m. on Hafner Street. Loss was a Play Station and Wii gaming console.
At 7:54 p.m., officers responded to an in progress battery at the Lyon Center on Mowry at Cedar Boulevard. Officer Eriksen arrested Ashween Chandra for battery and booked him at Fremont Jail.
Officer Warren investigated a theft at Macy's at 8:30 p.m. Areej Abid and Nada Mahmoud were issued citations for Theft and released.
Officer Warren was detailed to a disturbance at 37400 block of Cherry Street at 10:47 p.m. Officer Warren arrested Felix Ryeda for Battery and an outstanding warrant. He was booked at Fremont Jail.
A family living on Calais Place was digging up the backyard in preparation for some type of construction, when they came upon numerous bones. The Alameda County Coroner's Office confirmed the bones are human and possibly belong to the Ohlone Indians. This site was secured and was turned over to the Native American Heritage Commission.
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.