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November 13, 2012 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

November 4
Officer Neithercutt investigated five separate auto burglaries (window smashes) that occurred in the Joaquin Murieta/Buena Vista Drive/Parada Street area. All appear to have occurred overnight with various electronic items missing.

NPD Officers were dispatched at 2:29 p.m. to the Fiat Dealership in Newark regarding theft of two cellular phones. NPD Officer arrived on scene and learned that a subject had entered the business and stole two cellular phones from two different employees. The suspect then fled the scene in an older gold or tan Lexus or Honda sedan vehicle. Witnesses described the suspect as the following: 6'2", thin build, light colored very short hair and a scruffy facial hair, wearing black hoody and navy blue long athletic shorts.

At 6:55 p.m., Officer Geser investigated an attempted strong-arm robbery that occurred on Lafayette Ave. The 13-year-old victim was taking the trash out to the curb when he was grabbed by the suspect and then hit in the head with an unknown object. The suspect then checked the victim's pockets before fleeing on foot. The suspect was described as a black male adult wearing a black sweater with red stripes on the sleeves and the victim did not sustain any loss. The victim was not injured.


November 5
Officer Neithercutt investigated a theft of copper wire and tools from a construction site at 7999 Gateway.

Officer Nobbe investigated a theft of a bicycle trailer from the garage of 37171 Sycamore. The stolen trailer is described as a yellow "Burleigh" brand.

Officer Eriksen investigated a window smash auto burglary in front of a residence on Truckee Ct. The loss was a GPS device and tools.

During a traffic stop at 9:28 a.m., Officer Neithercutt contacted Manolo Mendioro of Newark who was on searchable probation for possession of stolen property. The search of the vehicle yielded stolen watches, one from a Fremont residential burglary. Mendioro was arrested. A probation search was later conducted at Mendioro's residence on Dalewood Ct. and additional stolen property was located. Great work by Officer Neithercutt.

At 11:06 a.m., Officer Nobbe investigated a stolen rear license plate (CA 4TNN582) from a residence on Breton Drive.

Officer Geser handled a citizen's arrest/shoplifting from the NewPark Mall Macy's store at 5:38 p.m. Two male juveniles were both arrested for petty theft and then later released to the custody of their parents at NPD.

Officer Ramos investigated a residential burglary on Christine Street at 9:15 p.m. This is the second time in less than a month that the same house has been burglarized. The loss is undermined at this time.


November 6
Officer Clark located a black stolen 2007 Toyota Camry stolen out of East Palo Alto in the parking lot of Lincoln Elementary.

Officer Slater investigated a theft of mail from a residence on the 6900 block of Jarvis Ave.

At 9:51 a.m., Officers responded to an interrupted residential burglary at 8157 Juniper Ave. Suspects were described as black male adults, 18-20 years of age, 5'8" to 5'10" tall, thin build, one wearing a green jacket and one wearing a beige jacket. The loss was jewelry.

At 12:30 p.m. Officer Clark investigated a vehicle window smash burglary at 5699 Mowry Ave. (BJ's Brewery). Loss was undetermined at the time.

Officer Clark investigated a residential ransack burglary in the 36200 block of Haley St. Entry point is unknown and the loss was watches.

Officer Sandoval arrested Cassandra Pazdez of Fremont at 6:23 p.m. for Theft and Embezzlement. Cassandra was caught by Sears Loss Prevention skimming money from her register.

At 2:07 a.m., Officers responded to several 911 calls of a house on fire at 8172 Merion Dr. Officers arrived to find the house fully engulfed in flames. All occupants of the residence were able to get out of the residence uninjured. Officer's Kovach and Sandoval did an excellent job evacuating the neighbors around the burning residence. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The residence suffered severe damage to both floors.


November 8
At 7:44 p.m., Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 36000 block of Spruce Street. The home owner was in the back yard when she heard someone inside her home. Thinking it was her sister's boyfriend she didn't go into the house. After 10 to 15 minutes the RP looked inside and spotted two unknown males inside her home. The RP grabbed her son who was in the back yard with her and fled to a neighbor's house to call 9-1-1. Suspects fled the residence prior to the arrival of police.


November 9
Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 36000 block of Fir Court.

Officer Norvell investigated a residential burglary at 36978 Darvon Street. Entry was made via a bathroom window.

Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 36000 block of Sycamore Street.

Officers Hogan investigated two auto burglaries in the parking lot of BJ's restaurant.


November 10
Officers investigated a residential burglary at 6000 block of Smith Avenue.


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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