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June 1, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark Police Department

May 25
At 11:33 a.m., Officer Knutson investigated a theft of jewelry from 200 Newpark Mall (Macys) that occurred on May 5. The suspect, Aaron Hickson, was arrested in Sunnyvale for theft of Jewelry from Macy's in their jurisdiction. The Macy's loss prevention positively identified him as the suspect from the Newark theft that occurred on May 5. Macy's advised police that they had five incidents in different cities involving Hickson and were going to seek prosecution on all five cases.

At 2:26 p.m., officers responded to the NewPark Mall food court regarding a battery that had just occurred. The parties were separated prior by arriving officers. At the end of the investigation, it was determined the victim was punched numerous times by Lisa Singh of Hayward for unknown reasons. The victim placed Singh under citizen's arrest for the assault. Singh was transported to Fremont Jail where she was booked for assault and battery.

At 10:21 p.m., officers responded to a report at Bridge Port apartments on Cherry Street about a robbery involving two males and a female. Officer Taylor met with the victim and ultimately determined that victim had previously hired a prostitute. It seems the prostitute and her two pimps came back. The victim let them into his apartment, they ate shrimp, and then the two pimps started to hit the victim, demanding money. The incident was documented.


May 26
At 12:01 a.m., Officer Ramos and Detective Todd conducted a pedestrian stop of several subjects in front of a residence in the 6100 block of Rockrose Drive. Nine adults were stripping copper wiring in the driveway of a residence. Officers located several possibly stolen items including a generator, a television, a large amount of copper wire and other miscellaneous electronics at the scene. Calls were made to local law enforcement agencies but no victims have been identified. The items were seized for safekeeping. The investigation is ongoing.

At 1:31 a.m., Officers responded to a disturbance and loud party with possible gunshots heard on Long Street. Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year old victim leaving the scene, who had a facial injury from a gunshot. The victim was subsequently transported via ambulance to Eden Medical Center for treatment. He was treated and later released from the hospital. Numerous witnesses were interviewed, but versions of how the shooting occurred varied widely. Officers received conflicting information. There was a significant number of documented Norteno gang members present at the party. At this time police have no leads due to the lack of cooperation from witnesses.


May 27
Officers responded to a burglar alarm at a residence in the Lake area at 3:12 p.m. Officer Nobbe located two suspects on Worthing Drive and Edgewater Drive. During the investigation, it was determined that suspect, Erik Aromin of Union City, had entered the unlocked side gate of a house and stolen a bicycle from the rear yard. The bicycle was recovered at the scene and was released to the owners. A search of Aromin revealed numerous stolen items such as a social security card, mail, checkbooks, and other personal documents. A victim positively identified some of the items. Officer Nobbe was able to track down a total of four additional victims. Aromin was arrested for petty theft of the bicycle and possession of stolen property.

At 8:24 p.m., while Officers were monitoring the crowd at the Salsa Festival at Swiss Park, Giancarlo Zapata of Hayward thought it would be a good idea to try to open the door to the K-9 patrol car. Fortunately for Zapata's sake, Officers were just steps away and able to take him into custody before he met K-9 Ares. Zapata was obviously too intoxicated to care for his own safety and was arrested for public drunkenness.


May 28
Officer Taylor was detailed to a residential burglary on Magnolia Street at 9:11 p.m. The suspect(s) broke a rear sliding door and entered the residence between 1000-2100.

Officers were detailed to 5849 Jarvis Avenue (Let's Cup Cake) on a burglary alarm at 4:47 a.m. Officer Smith arrived on scene and discovered a hole in the wall to the vacant business at 5845 Jarvis Avenue. It appears that the suspect(s) planned to tunnel through the buildings in an attempt to burglarize multiple businesses. The loss at Let's Cup Cake was still being determined. There are no known suspects.


May 29
Officer Homayoun responded to the parking lot of 39900 Balentine Drive (Hilton Hotel) at 6:03 a.m. for two reported auto burglaries. Both were window smashes with a possible crowbar. Both occurred between the hours of 5:00 a.m. - 5:55 a.m.

Officer Clark responded to 35020 Newark Boulevard regarding intentional damage to a construction site. Damage was inflicted to the windows, walls and doors. The reporting party believed it occurred over the weekend.

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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