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May 15, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

May 11
Officer Fredstrom investigated a burglary at 36901 Spruce Street. (Schilling Elementary School). Room M-2 was ransacked after unknown method of entry. The loss at this time is a projector and a camera system for the projector valued at approximately $400.00 total.

At 8:43 a.m., Officer Horst responded to the theft of a bike in progress from 7673 Thornton Avenue (La Hausteca Restaurant). The reporting party and victim followed Ricardo Chavez of Newark to Willow Street and Enterprise Avenue where he was detained and ultimately arrested by Officer Horst for theft and transported to Santa Rita Jail for booking.

Officer Fredstrom responded to 6368 Lafayette Avenue at 11:03 a.m. and contacted the reporting party regarding a gun found in the bushes in front of the residence. It was determined to be a BB gun and was booked into property.

1513 Hrs. Officer Neithercutt was flagged down at the intersection of Farnham Drive and Edgewater Drive. He subsequently took a case for 20002 CVC- hit and run. At this time there is no additional information regarding the suspect vehicle.

May 12
Shortly after the weekend buses from the Saddle Rack arrived at the Hilton Hotel, Officers responded to a report of a large fight in the Hotel main entrance. Apparently two male suspects took offense to the way another male was being disrespectful towards his girlfriend and went to defend her honor. When the male attempted to tell the two suspects to mind their own business, they proceeded to punch, kick and stomp him unconscious. During the fight, the girlfriend jumped into her car and backed into a Taxi. Officer Warren handled the assault with a deadly weapon investigation and Officer Taylor handled the crash and arrested the girlfriend, Kristine Roach of San Francisco) for DUI.

May 13
Officer Williams located a stolen, unoccupied tractor parked on Enterprise at 4:42 p.m.

At 11:57 p.m., security guards at the Chandni Restaurant called to report a large fight had erupted at a wedding reception. The fight allegedly broke out after a Turban was knocked off of an elderly man's head, which was taken as a sign of disrespect. Two male victims sustained various cuts, bumps and bruises after being assaulted by an unknown number of people. Most of the combatants had fled prior to the arrival of Police. The victims were only able to positively identify one of the remaining suspects at the scene. Gurjiwan Chohan Singh of Surrey, Canada was taken into custody for Battery by Officer Taylor after being placed under citizen's arrest.

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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