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July 31, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

July 20
Officers investigated a petty theft at the Sears Department Store and arrested Hermelinda Barajas of Newark at 1:43 p.m.

Officers investigated a petty theft at the JC Penney Department Store. Edem Iniobong of Newark was arrested for petty theft at 3:01 p.m.

Officers investigated a theft from a residence on Cherry Street at 9:49 p.m. The investigation led to the arrest of John Ferguson of Newark. He was arrested for petty theft with priors.


July 22
Officer investigated a petty theft from the Macy's Department Store. Prema Sanaka of Fremont was arrested for petty theft at 1:25 p.m.

Officers responded to a residential alarm in the 6300 block of Peachtree Avenue at 3:42 a.m. The suspect gained entry into the residence through an upstairs bathroom window but may have been scared off by the alarm. The loss is unknown at this time.


July 24
Officers investigated a report of an auto burglary in the parking lot of BJ's restaurant at 5:04 p.m. An alert citizen video recorded the crime and provided responding officers with the footage. The investigation led officers to the parking lot of the E-Z 8 motel where they located Marcelino Ramirez (Transient). Ramirez was arrested for burglary.

Officers responded to a robbery just occurred at the Safeway grocery store at 2:07 a.m. A Juvenile walked out of Safeway with a bottle of alcohol. Upon being contacted by a store employee, the juvenile struck the employee in the chest with his elbow and fled southbound to the adjacent shopping center. Officers located the juvenile suspect and made an arrest for robbery.


July 25
Officers investigated a report of a stolen vehicle in the 5200 block of Newpark Plaza at 7:49 p.m. NPD officers shared the vehicle information with other law enforcement agencies. Several hours later, California Highway Patrol officers located the vehicle near Sunnyvale and arrested two occupants.


July 26
Officers investigated an armed robbery at Zena Jewelers located inside if the NewPark Mall at 12:21 p.m. Upon arrival, Officers learned that four suspects conducted a takeover style robbery and fired one shot inside of the business. This is still an active investigation.

Officers investigated an auto burglary in the 6500 block of Thornton Avenue at 7:43 p.m. Forced entry was made into the vehicle and three laptop computers were stolen.

Officers responded to the 7800 block of Hazelnut Drive at 8:43 p.m. for a residential burglary in-progress. The investigation led to the arrests of Karris Garcia of Fremont, Luis McLaughlin of Newark, and Justin Flack of Walnut Creek. The trio was arrested for burglary.


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) 578-4965.

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