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October 16, 2012 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Fremont PD

October 5
Fremont Fire requested assistance with a gas leak in the 41000 block of Christy Street. A construction crew damaged a gas line and traffic control was needed. Sgt. Miskella and C.S.O. Gott responded and met with FFD. It was determined that no evacuations were necessary but vehicle and pedestrian traffic was restricted as a precaution. PG&E responded to fix the leak. Traffic/pedestrian control was conducted for approximately five hours.

An anonymous caller reported a person in possession of a gun at the Fame Charter School, located on Kearney Street. The reporting person refused to provide additional information or his/her contact information. The caller sounded young as if he/she was a child/student. Several FPD officers responded to the school. Officers learned that earlier in the week, school staff obtained information that students were planning to do something to shut down the school. The school was locked down and Officers conducted a security check and found no evidence of an armed person. The principal made an announcement warning students not to engage in any further pranks.

Officer Sanders responded to a disturbance at Bill Ball Plaza (Centerville). A City of Fremont Park Maintenance worker called to report a male preventing him for installing arm rests on a park bench. The 44 year old adult transient male was contacted and stated that he was given permission to sleep on the benches, he was not going to allow arm rests to be installed and he would continue to prevent the installation. He was arrested for disturbing the peace.

A major injury collision was reported on Osgood/Washington at approximately 6:48 a.m. A 51 year old female bicyclist lost control and fell onto the roadway. The rider suffered from major head injuries and was not wearing a helmet. She was transported to a local trauma center and succumbed to the injuries on Saturday. A press release was sent out in an effort to locate additional witnesses and the accident was investigated by Traffic Officer Zambonin.


October 6
At 10:57 a.m., citizens called to report a man beating a puppy near Walgreens (Warm Springs). Officer N. Johnson responded and located the man and the dog. The owner admitted to hitting the dog with an object. The dog had moderate injuries and was transported to a local veterinarian hospital for treatment. The owner, a 22 year old adult male from Milpitas, was arrested for animal cruelty.

At 9:51 p.m., Officers were dispatched to Charter Square to investigate a fight with shattered glass & blood. In summary, a female was involved in an argument with an unknown male. She stated that she punched the window and glass shattered, causing lacerations to her arm. Fremont Fire responded and provided medical aid for the lacerations. Handled by Sergeant Epps, Officer R. Smith & Officer Macciola.

Reporting party calls to report someone texting his daughter claiming to be one of our Sergeants. The Sergeant confirms he's not responsible. Officer M. Mahboobi tracks down the responsible party, a juvenile who had been on a ride-a-long with the Sergeant in the past.


October 7
Citizens called to report an automobile accident on Puttenham Way. The driver and passenger of the vehicle fled the scene toward the creek, carrying skateboards. Citizens provided the vehicle's license plate number; a records check determined that the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day. Officers responded to the scene and set up a wide perimeter along the creek. Traffic Sgt. Delema spotted the suspects walking south along the creek. Sgt. Delema maintained visual contact and directed responding officers to the suspects' location. The suspects were detained by officers. Witnesses positively identified the detainees as the driver and passenger of the stolen vehicle. The driver had the key to the stolen vehicle in his possession at the time of his arrest. Officer Samayoa conducted the investigation. C.S.O.s provided traffic control and the Traffic Unit investigated the collision.

Officer M. Mahboobi investigated a stolen vehicle that was dumped and torched at Dumbarton Circle & Ardentech. Fremont Fire Arson Investigator Cardenas responded.


October 9
A reporting party called to advise that several of his neighbors were removing furniture and such from the backyard of another neighbor's home. Officer Burkhammer arrived, and the neighbors carrying the furniture claimed that the owner was allowing them to take the items prior to the foreclosure taking effect. Officer Burkhammer investigated these claims, and found that indeed, the home owner was on the verge of losing the house, and gave the neighbors permission to keep the furniture. And a tree planted in front. Officer Burkhammer took an SC report.

Another copper wire theft attempt near Motel 6 South. The reporting party contacted FPD to report that power was affected near the HOV lanes of S/B 680. Units strategically arrived and setup a perimeter from the north end of Research Ave. to Brown Rd. CHP also assisted with perimeter posts along 680. NPD K9 responded and a K9 search was conducted from the brush area approximately 150 yards north of the north end of Research Avenue to Brown Road. Numerous Swing Shift units voluntarily held over and assisted with the search. Copper wire had been pulled from two underground lines, however it did not appear as if the suspect(s) made off with any material. Case investigated by Officer Chahouati.


October 12
At about midnight, an argument occurred between three of eight occupants of an apartment at Pathfinder Village. The renter, believed to be under the influence of drugs, decided to attack two of the others with a knife. Two males were stabbed (non-life threatening) and were able to flee the unit with four others. The suspect and his girlfriend remained in the apartment. FPD Units arrived on scene and met with the victims. A surround and call-out was initiated, and after failed attempt to escape out a bedroom window, the stabber and girlfriend surrendered at the front door and were taken into custody. Detectives were called out and completed the investigation.

A residential burglary at 34800 block of Armour Way. Entry was made via side door kick. Burglary was possibly interrupted by home owner.
Residential Burglary, 35000 block of Paseo Padre Parkway
Residential Burglary, 43000 block of Castle Park Court

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