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January 15, 2013 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Fremont PD

January 4
At approximately 8:00 a.m., officers assisted City of Fremont Code Enforcement Officers on an inspection of storage units at Expo Self Storage facility. Code Enforcement obtained a search warrant for the location (40543 Albrae St.). Persons were found to be illegally living inside of the storage units. Citations and other penalties forthcoming for the property owner.

At approximately 11:00 a.m., citizens reported a man, dressed in military uniform, made statements that he was going to start shooting people near the Walmart on Osgood Road. The suspect had a backpack and cart which appeared to full of unknown items. Officers conducted an emergency response to the scene and cautiously contacted the man. Officers detained the suspect and determined he needed to be evaluated by mental health professionals. The officers located a pellet gun and several knives among the man's belongings. Officer Sanders investigated the incident.

An employee at the Valero station (Mowry Ave) called to report a suspicious briefcase in front of the store. Officers responded and ultimately called out ACSO Bomb Squad. The briefcase was determined to be property from a recent burglary.

At approximately 12:20 p.m., citizens called to report a possible residential burglary in progress on Whitfield Ave. Sergeant Swadener and Detective Veteran were in the area and observed one suspect flee the scene in a vehicle. The suspect led officers on a vehicle pursuit for several minutes before surrendering near Auto Mall Pkwy / Boyce Rd. The secondary suspect was apprehended later with the assistance of citizens providing information to officers. Property from the burglary was recovered. Arrested were a juvenile from San Jose and an 18 year old adult male from Milpitas. Great work by Sgt. Swadener and Det. Veteran.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to Camino Santa Barbara to investigate a residential burglary that had occurred sometime during the evening. The suspect(s) made entry into the residence by prying open the rear door. Laptops, iPad's, currency and jewelry were taken.


January 5
At approximately 11:30 p.m., Officer Soper is dispatched to the Saddle Rack to investigate a battery. Saddle Rack Security advised that three males were intoxicated and physically battered a security guard. In the end, a 22 year old male, Hayward resident, and a 32 year old adult male, Fremont resident, were both arrested for being drunk in public and for battery.


January 7
Two suspects dressed in hooded sweatshirts and masks committed an armed robbery at the Stevenson/Farwell 7-11. Loss was cash. Robbery Detectives notified. Officer Torrico is the investigating officer.

Officer J. Harvey stopped a vehicle at Five Corners and noticed a handgun next to the driver's right side. The driver, an adult male, was arrested for having a loaded XD 9mm handgun.

While patrolling the Train Depot parking lot, Officer Blass located an unoccupied 95 Honda Civic stolen out of Antioch since Dec 26th, 2012.

Food Maxx discovered two registers with cash missing. Review of surveillance shows two black male adult suspects used screwdrivers to pry open the registers and take cash. Case investigated by CSO Escamilla.

At 5:00 a.m., a resident on Baine reported someone tried to gain access to her sliding patio door. Suspect described as black male adult wearing blue jacket, white hoodie, with a stubble beard, approx. 50 yrs, and possibly homeless. Area check at Bill Ball Plaza and surrounding was negative. Case investigated by Officer Wilson.


January 8
Sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., a residential burglary occurred on the 32600 block of Lake Mead. Uknown suspect(s) made entry made through the kitchen window. Loss was jewelry, an iPad, lap top and cash.

Just after noon, Officers were dispatched to the 38000 block of Tierra St. on the report of suspicious activity. The reporting party sees four Hispanic male's (17-20 yrs of age) cruising the neighborhood in a late model, black Mustang. The r/p then reports that two of them are running back to the car from the area of Tierra and Pickering. The car was gone upon our arrival, and officer Gaziano locates the victim house. The black Ford Mustang is described as a 2-door with chrome rims and a chrome driver's side mirror housing. The first two digits of the license plate are possibly 4Q, but the witness was not positive. The vehicle year appeared to be around 2000. The vehicle's exterior was very clean. The driver of vehicle is described as a dark skinned male, 17-20 years old and two of the passengers are described as about 5'6', thin builds, dark sweatshirts with attached hoods over heads. Both had dark backpacks on their backs.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., Officer Hollifield responded to the area of Walnut Ave and Guardino Drive on a reported road rage incident that began in the Warm Springs area, where the suspect was threatening the victim with a tire iron. The victim followed the suspect vehicle into the Fremont BART parking lot, where he called police. When the victim told the suspect he was on the phone with police, the suspect put the tire iron back into his vehicle and began walking towards the BART station. The suspect, an 18 year old adult male, Milpitas resident, was detained inside the Bart station and arrested for brandishing a deadly weapon.

At approximately 8:50 p.m., Officer Lobue responded to the Centerville Taco Bell on a reported trespassing incident. The reporting party stated that a female had been inside the restroom for an hour and was refusing to come out. The female had been there before and "cleans up" inside the bathroom when she comes in. Officer Lobue arrived and contacted a female matching the description and a male walking eastbound south of the front entrance of Taco Bell. Both were on probation and during a search, a glass pipe with crystalline reside was located on the male. The male, a 58 year old Fremont resident, was arrested for possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At approximately 7:35 p.m. CSO Escamilla responded to take a residential burglary report on the 4700 block of Pardee Ave. The burglary occurred sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Point of entry was the front door via kick. Loss was cash, tablet, camera, and gold jewelry.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., Officer J. Harvey responded to the area of 38200 Fremont Bl. to investigate a residential burglary. The burglary occurred sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Point of entry was via a front window that was pried open. Loss included a shotgun, laptop and Xbox 360.

At approximately 4:25 a.m., witnesses called to report a suspicious male running through the parking lot of Lucky's on the 38400 block of Mowry Ave. They initially described him as a male not wearing pants or possibly just underpants and wearing a "Scooby Doo" or bear type head mask. Officer Sanchez and Officer Gilfoy arrive shortly after and contact a 47 year old adult male behind the Huddle who was in fact, wearing a "Scooby Doo" head mask, dog leash and light colored pants. He stated that he had recently lost weight and wanted to show off his new body. The subject was released.


January 9
Victim was accosted by two males at the 7-11 Mowry/Farwell who forcibly took her purse and fled in a mid-2000's white small to medium SUV with four doors. Suspect Descriptions:
- #1 is described as a white male adult or Hispanic male adult, early 20's 5'8", medium build, black hoody
- #2 is described as a white male adult in early 20's, 5'9", brown hair, medium build, grey hoody with hood down.


Target at the Hub Security watched a male cut open headphones and steal them. Suspect was detained by Officer Zargham as he exited the store. A 29 year old adult male was arrested. Loss recovered.


January 10
On 1/10/13 at approximately 1850 hours, two vehicles were involved in a traffic collision on Walnut Avenue near Argonaut Way. One driver was transported to a local hospital for injuries. Investigators believe one of the drivers suffered an unknown medical event prior to the collision. If you witnessed this collision, please contact Officer John Kennedy at 510-790-6800


January 11
Officers responded to a shooting call where a male was shot dead by a family member at 39500 BLK Pardee Ct.. Officers arrived and confirmed the 48 year old male was deceased with a gunshot wound to the torso. The 27 year old suspect was a male family member who had fled prior to PD arrival. At 1920 hrs, the male showed up at FPD jail wanted to turn himself in. He had the firearm wrapped up and presented for the arriving officers. He was taken into custody without incident and brought to Investigations for an interview. Det. Gaches is the case agent.

Burglary report of a shed at Greenlight Motors on Fremont Blv
Burgalary report at 200 blk Sandstone Dr
Burglary attempt on 4300 blk Gina St.

At 11:25 p.m., Officer Leopardi responded to Fremont Manor apartments on Stevenson Blvd. for an interrupted auto burglary. Further investigation reveals it turned into a robbery. Items taken included a cell phone and Indian money. Four to five suspects fled on bikes.

Officers Hartman and Alsup respond to 4200 block of Becerra Dr to a report of a possible vandalism. Landlord had scheduled home repairs for a rental. The tenant said he did not want anyone coming over and threatened to no longer pay landlord money and to damage the home. Officers checked on the home and discovered it was being used as marijuana grow house. Tenant was gone and took his plants.

At 12:46 a.m., Officer Alsup responded to 4-5 subjects on bikes trying to break into the office at the Casa Blanca apartments on Fremont Blvd. Broken glass was found at the office, but it appeared no entry was made. At 1:07 a.m., Officer Hartman stops three bicyclists on Fremont Blvd. at Mattos Dr. Officer Leopardi re-contacts victims from the earlier case, but no one can ID. Some of the loss was on the suspects. Two suspects arrested for possession of stolen goods.

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