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June 8, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

June 2
Officer Taylor investigated a hit & run traffic collision at 7:13 p.m. in the parking lot of Safeway. Ferdinand Siquig was traced to his home in Fremont and arrested for Hit and run and driving with a suspended license. He was issued a citation and released.

Officer Hogan handled a citizen's arrest/shoplifting case at the NewPark Mall Macy's store at 7:50 p.m. Jason Oliver of Oakland and Lena Taylor of Oakland were both arrested for petty theft. They were issued citations and released at the scene.

Officer Revay observed a vehicle driving against traffic on the wrong side of the road of Newark Boulevard at 8:24 p.m. and then onto the wrong side of Thornton Avenue. After a couple of quick turns, the driver high-centered his vehicle on an island on Ruschin Drive and then fled on foot. Officer Revay was able to take the driver into custody after a short foot pursuit. Rui Silveira of Fremont) was arrested for -DUI, under the influence of drugs, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools, hit and run, and possession of a stolen vehicle, after it was determined the vehicle was reported stolen out of Oakland. He was booked at Santa Rita Jail.

During a warrant service at the E-Z-8 Motel at 9:53 p.m., Officer Mavrakis arrested Annecia Ortega of Fremont for a Misdemeanor warrant and possession of burglary tools. Fernando Mendoza of Oakland was also contacted and arrested for his Felony warrant-(possession of drugs) and possession of Methamphetamine. Ortega was kind enough to direct Officer Mavrakis to the stolen vehicle she had just driven into the Motel parking lot resulting in an additional charge. They were booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Officers responded to a report of two subjects fighting in the parking lot of Motel 6 at 2:10 a.m. While responding to the scene, one of the callers reported shots were being fired. Responding officers quickly determined that the report of gunshots was unfounded and that the two subjects who were fighting, were just playing. Unfortunately for Andrew Carris (transient), he had a Felony warrant for domestic violence and was arrested by Officer Warren and booked at Fremont Jail.


June 4
The staff at Motel 6 called at 6:55 p.m. to report a female subject was running around the Motel threatening to kill her boyfriend. Officer Johnson responded and ended up arresting Rachell Romero (transient) for being a convicted felon in possession of a stun gun, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a lipstick case knife. Michael Hinojoza (transient) was also arrested for possession of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. They were both booked at Fremont Jail.

After responding to a domestic dispute at an apartment on Baine Avenue at 1:21 a.m., Officer Taylor arrested Marielos Martinez of Redwood City for a Misdemeanor assault warrant; Martinez was also arrested for 243(b)PC after she tried to kick Officer Taylor in the groin. She was transported and booked at Santa Rita Jail.


June 5
Officer Mlyniec and FTO Nobbe responded to a brush fire on Thornton Avenue, west of I880 at 6:14 a.m. After the fire was extinguished, Officer Mlyniec contacted Gerardo Rojos, who was seen by ALCO Fire leaving the area of the brush fire, while he stood in the parking lot of Home Depot. He was found in possession of small quantity of marijuana and issued a citation.

Officer Mlyniec investigated a forgery at 5810 Newpark Mall Road (Men's Wearhouse) at 10:42 a.m. Three traveler's checks were passed at the business yesterday.


Officers responded at 3:26 p.m. to 34988 Newark Boulevard (Wells Fargo Bank) regarding the report of false check in the amount of $1978.55 attempting to be passed by a male subject by the name of Gerald Knighten of Alameda. Knighten left the business before officers arrived. Officer Homayoun located Knighten in the parking lot of CVS pharmacy nearby and attempted to stop Knighten. Knighten fled on foot a short distance until Officer Homayoun caught up with him. Knighten then turned around and took a fighting stance against Officer Homayoun. Officer Homayoun called for additional officers and was able to quickly subdue Knighten. Knighten was positively identified through an in-field show up as the suspect that attempted to pass the fraudulent check. Knighten was arrested by Officer Rollins for possession of a fraudulent check, burglary, threatening to injure a police officer and resisting arrest. He was transported to Santa Rita Jail where he was booked.


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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