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May 25, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

May 18
At 6:58 a.m., Officer Eriksen contacted a victim who had previously reported their bike stolen. The victim had located his stolen mountain bike on Craigslist. Officer Eriksen solicited the help of Detective Cervantes and Detective Baswell. Detective Baswell contacted the suspect, via cell phone, and arranged to meet at a nearby 7-11 store. NPD units contacted the subject in front of the 7-11 store and detained him without incident. The mountain bike was identified as belonging to the victim. A 17 year-old juvenile male was arrested for Petty Theft. The suspect later admitted to stealing two other bicycles which have since been given to friends. Officer Eriksen ultimately recovered those bikes and they were returned to their grateful owners. The juvenile was issued a citation and released to his parents.

Officer Revay responded to a residence at 1:41 p.m. on the 6400 block of Potrero Drive regarding a restraining order violation in progress. Khoa Lee of San Jose was restrained from contact from his wife and their children. Lee was reported pounding on the front door threatening to "kill everyone inside". He was immediately detained upon contact by Officer Revay and ultimately arrested for violating the domestic violence restraining order and transported to Santa Rita Jail where he was booked.

Officer Eriksen responded to a residence on the 37100 block of San Antonio Street on the report of a residential burglary. Entry was likely made through the rear sliding glass door. The loss is unknown at this time.

Officer Jackman responded to 39865 Cedar Boulevard regarding a vehicle burglary that occurred between Wednesday night and 4 p.m. today in the parking lot of the Murieta Condomium complex. Entry was made through unknown means and a stereo was stolen from the vehicle.

Officers responded to the 35500 block of Blackburn Drive at 8:30 p.m. on a report of a stabbing. The stabbing was unfounded, but Rene Nordvik of Newark was arrested for brandishing a weapon and possession of an illegal weapon. Rene was booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Officer Taylor was detailed to Burlington Coat Factory at 9:28 p.m. for a reported theft. Officer Taylor arrested Francisco Flamenco of Hayward. He was booked at Fremont Jail.

May 20
Valentino Esparza (transient) came up with a plan to commit a grab & run of food items at the Santa Fe Market on Thornton Avenue. Unfortunately for Esparza, his plan didn't include Officer Smith pulling up in front of the store to pick up his dinner at an adjacent restaurant. After an unsuccessful attempt to flee the scene on a bicycle, Esparza was arrested for burglary.

May 22
Officer Johnson arrested Davis Elliott of Richmond at 3:24 p.m. for commercial burglary and possession of narcotics after he was apprehended stealing by loss prevention personnel at Home Depot. Elliott was booked at Fremont Jail.

At 4 p.m., Officer Clark investigated an in-progress forgery at the Check Center and arrested Joseph DelToro of Union City. DelToro was booked at Fremont Jail.

An employee from a used cooking oil recycling company was on his way to work at 1:39 a.m. when he noticed two suspects in an unmarked tanker truck stealing oil on his collection route. The worker then followed the suspects as they went from restaurant to restaurant loading up their truck with oil before he called Police. Officers Kovach and Jackman located the suspects emptying an oil vat behind a restaurant on Jarvis Avenue. The worker positively identified both suspects and placed them under citizen's arrest. Sabrina Howard and Alejandro Mendoza, both of Modesto, were booked for grand theft 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 510-578-4000, extension 500.

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