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January 1, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

December 12

Officers investigated a vehicle burglary in the BJÕs Restaurant parking lot at 9:11 p.m. The vehicle had a window smashed out and a lap top computer and bag were stolen.


December 13
Officers investigated an auto burglary in the 5600 block of Thornton Avenue at 11:46 a.m. The vehicle had a window smash and the loss was camera.

Officers recovered a stolen 1990 Lexus in the 35000 block of Argonne Street at 2:54 p.m. The vehicle was stolen out of Union City.

Zaki Hamidi of Livermore attempted to cash a fraudulent check at Wells Fargo on Newark Boulevard. He was arrested by responding officers at 5:23 p.m.


December 14
Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 36000 block of Deborah Street. Entry was made through and open rear window and the loss was jewelry.

At 2:52 p.m., Officers investigated a Ògrab and runÓ theft from MacyÕs. The loss is approximately $900.00 worth of merchandise.

Newpark Mall security reported overhearing two juveniles talking about a gun concealed in one of their backpacks. Prior to the arrival of police the two juveniles got onto a bus which left the mall. Officers located the bus and the responsible juveniles at 5:52 p.m. As it turned out one of the juveniles admitted that they thought it would be funny to discuss a gun in the presence of mall security.

Officers investigated an auto theft from the BJÕs parking lot at 6:51 p.m.

Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 36000 block of Colbert Place at 7:49 p.m. Entry was made via a bathroom window which was left open. The loss is unknown at this time.


December 16
At 2:37 p.m., Officers investigated a report of a strong-armed robbery that occurred at the Newpark Mall. An unknown suspect grabbed a necklace from the neck of a female and fled the scene. The victim suffered no injuries.

Officers investigated a shoplifting incident at MacyÕs at 8:04 p.m. Keianna Talton of East Palo Alto was arrested for burglary and possession of previously stolen store merchandise.


December 17
Officers arrested Tyrell Washington of San Francisco at 3 p.m. for shoplifting from MacyÕs and an outstanding warrant.

During a check of a suspicious vehicle parked to the rear of Silver Creek Physical Therapy on John Muir Drive, Stewart Obcena of Newark was arrested at 9:08 p.m. for possession of a Billy club/baton.


December 19
Officers investigated a theft report at 3:20 p.m. where a laptop was stolen from an unlocked vehicle near Newark Boulevard and Highway 84.

Officers arrested Rolando Alcala (a Transient) at 5:20 p.m. for Petty Theft after shoplifting at JC Penney.


December 20
Officers responded to the 35000 block of Vinewood Street at 9:59 a.m. regarding a suspicious vehicle and its occupants knocking on doors in the area. Upon arrival in the area two suspects were seen loaded stolen property into the vehicle. The vehicle fled as did two suspects on foot. A foot pursuit ensued and officers located/arrested Donte Anderson of Oakland and Asan Hayes of Antioch. Both were arrested for burglary.

Officers arrested Danrick Sweet of Crockett at 5:06 p.m. for Petty Theft after shoplifting at JC Penney.

Officers responded to the Safeway shopping center for a disturbance between a male and a female at 7:41 p.m. Robert Maldonado of Newark was arrested for violation of a restraining order


December 21
Officers responded to the Sycamore Bay Apartments at 3:31 a.m. after dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls about a possible battery in-progress inside one of the apartments. Upon arrival all of those associated with the unit were located outside and heavily intoxicated. Virginia Mendora of Newark fled the scene in her vehicle. Arriving Officers located her and she was arrested for DUI. Officers also arrested Jacob Ortega of Newark for being drunk in public.


December 22
Officers investigated a residential burglary in the 37000 block of Aleppo Drive at 7:47 p.m. Suspect(s) smashed the glass to a rear sliding glass door. At the time of this writing the loss is jewelry.

Mall Security observed a subject climb over the railing on the second level of the mall interior and walk across a support beam at 10:12 p.m. Mall Security attempted to contact the subject who was drunk and belligerent. The subject ran off and officers located Raman Naidu of Hayward walking in traffic on the mall property. Naidu was arrested for public intoxication.


December 23
Officers were alerted at 5:45 p.m. to James Lopez of Fremont selling Marijuana at the Newpark Mall. He was arrested for same.

Officers were sent to Mayhews Landing and Christine at 8:28 p.m. for a robbery that had just occurred. An unknown green 2-door passenger vehicle, with a female driver approached the victim as he walked along the sidewalk. A Black Male Adult exited the passenger seat, simulated a handgun underneath his shirt and relieved the victim of his wallet. The suspects fled north on Christine Street.

Officers were sent to JC Penney at 11:23 p.m. for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Viola Block of Fremont and Aisha Meredith of San Leandro had stolen merchandise inside of the store. When confronted by loss prevention, Viola scratched the loss prevention agent in the face and followed up with a punch to his face. Aisha decided to bite the loss prevention and ran to nearby car but it wouldnÕt start. The pair fled on foot. Officers located the pair near Burlington Coat Factory. Both were arrested for robbery.


December 27
Officers responded to MacyÕs at 7:01 p.m. for a report of a shoplifter in-custody. Ryan Melo of San Lorenzo was arrested for petty theft.


December 28
Daniel Nesbitt of Newark was arrested at 2:12 p.m. for assault with a deadly weapon,
battery on an officer, resisting arrest, and vandalism. This incident stemmed from his vehicle being towed.


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 Òsilent witnessÓ hotline at (510) 578-4965.

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