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March 5, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

February 24
Officer Cerini arrested a juvenile at 9:25 a.m. for Vandalism. The juvenile was identified by the victim and was asked to clean up her tagging or the police would be called. She advised she didn't have time to clean it up and walked away. The victim called NPD and requested prosecution. The juvenile was contacted and was taken into custody without incident. She was later released on a Notice to Appear.

Officer Nobbe investigated a Residential Burglary in the 5200 block of St. Paul Ave. at 9:54 a.m. The homeowner had left her residence at around 8:20 a.m. and returned home a little before 1000 Hours. Once home, she discovered the back sliding door open and her house ransacked.

Officer Jackman investigated a residential ransack burglary that occurred between noon and 5:40 p.m. on Madeline St. The loss included a safe containing a handgun.

After responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on Locust St. at 10:45 p.m., Officer Taylor arrested Christopher Gooch of San Leandro for being in possession of a dagger. Gooch was booked at FPD Jail.

February 25
Officers responded at 8:48 p.m. to a report of gunshots shots heard in the area of Newark Blvd. and Lafayette Ave. No victims were located. This incident is still being investigated.

February 26
Officers were dispatched to the area of Newark Boulevard and Cedar Boulevard at 5:55 p.m. after a Citizen reported seeing two males carrying what appeared to be a shotgun. Officers Williams and Ramos located the pair in the area after seeing one of the males carrying the gun. The pair was detained at gunpoint and it was later determined they were both juveniles. The gun itself was a replica "Air Soft" rifle.
An unrelated male identified as David Vazquez (11/07/1971) of Newark was in the area and began to give his opinion at the scene of how the officers should handle the situation. Officers learned Vazquez had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. The juveniles were released to their parents and Vazquez was arrested for his warrant.

Officers responded to the report at 8:12 p.m. of three subjects dressed in all black clothing, wearing masks, hopping fences of residences in the 37000 block of Saint Edwards St. A perimeter was set and a yard to yard K9 search was conducted. No suspects were located or crime could be established.

March 1
Officer Williams responded to the 35900 block of Argonne Drive at 1:14 p.m. to investigate a residential ransack burglary that occurred between 1050 and 1300 hours. The method of entry was unknown. The loss was two computers and credit cards.

Officer Horst responded at 4:10 p.m. to the 6200 block of Quicksilver Ave. regarding a residential burglary that occurred between 1220 and 1605 hours. Entry was made through a smashed rear sliding glass door. The loss is unknown at this time.

Officer Bloom responded at 12:11 a.m. to a residence in the 37200 block of Cherry St. and investigated a report of stolen vehicle. The owner reported their blue, 4-door 1998 Chevy Malibu, Ca. license plate 4BFC199, had been stolen sometime between 2:30 p.m. and midnight.

Officers responded at 4:50 a.m. to two separate calls of shots fired within a half hour of each other in the area of Birch St. and Peppertree Ct. During the second call, neighbors reported the shots as coming from the area of a residence on the 38400 block of Birch Street. Additional information also led officers to a residence in the 6000 block of Moores Avenue. Calls were placed into the residences and after some negotiation both residences were ultimately cleared of numerous residents. Bullet casings were located in front of the Birch Street residence as well as another nearby driveway. John Mahoni was arrested for resisting arrest, medically cleared and booked into Fremont PD Jail. Lalelei Iosefa was arrested for an unrelated warrant. There were no gunshot victims.

March 2
At 2:26 a.m., Officer Fredstrom documented a stolen vehicle from the 36600 block of Bonnie St that occurred within the previous six hours. Stolen was a Green 96 Saturn SL 4 door, CA: 6TAW974.

Any person with any information concerning these incidents or other 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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