February 5, 2013 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Officer Yates responded to a vehicle burglary in progress at 4:15 a.m. in front of 5809 Peachtree Dr. The caller reported his sister's car had two males inside of it trying to steal her car stereo. The witness scared the suspects off and they fled east on Peachtree St. Officer Kovach spotted the suspect's vehicle driving west bound on Thornton Ave and attempted to affect a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to yield as it drove at speeds of 90 MPH. Officer Kovach advised of the vehicles speed and determined not to pursue the suspect vehicle.
Officer Clark responded to the 6700 block of Baine Ave. at 2:38 p.m. and recovered a stolen vehicle (1999 Nissan Sentra) out of San Jose.
Officer Lopez responded to the lobby of NPD to do a vehicle release. A male who identified himself as Genaro Castellanos was requesting to get his vehicle released. The vehicle in question was involved in a hit and run collision on 01/31/13. Officer Lopez became suspicious when he was presented with an ID that didn't really match the male in the lobby. Further investigation found the male in the lobby was really Francisco Castellanos the brother of Genaro Castellanos. A routine warrant check found a driving on a suspended license warrant for Francisco out of Santa Clara County. Francisco was taken into custody after a short struggle and he was later booked in to Santa Rita jail. The vehicle was not released.
At 9:44 p.m., Officer Taylor investigated a residential burglary in the 37100 block of Olive Street that had occurred between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Entry was made through an unlocked rear door. Loss was a computer and jewelry.
At 7:48 p.m., Officer Bloom handled a citizen's arrest for shoplifting at the NewPark Mall Sears store. Camille Jimenez of San Leandro was issued a citation for petty theft and released at the scene.