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March 26, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

March 16
At 9:02 a.m. Officer Cerini investigated a theft of copper at Newark Junior High. Electrical wires connecting one of the portable classrooms and the baseball field snack bar were cut and pulled out of the underground conduit.

Officer Neithercutt located and recovered an unoccupied stolen vehicle (Gold 97 Corolla, CA: 3UIL393) on St. Isabel Ave. at 2:15 p.m. Vehicle had been reported stolen to Fremont PD on 2-20-13. Residents reported that vehicle was left in the area 2-3 weeks ago.

Officer Slater handled a citizen's arrest/shoplifting case at the NewPark Mall Burlington Coat Factory at 5:17 p.m. Margarita Hall of Pittsburg was cited and released at the scene for petty theft.

Officer Slater handled another citizen's arrest/shoplifting case at the NewPark Mall Macy's store at 5:20 p.m. April Coleman of Fremont was also cited and released at the scene for petty theft.


March 17
Officer Neithercutt arrested Bradford Samuels of Fremont at 12:33 p.m. for an outstanding warrant- possession of drugs and a new charge of Possession of Burglary tools. After conducting a probation search of Bradford's vehicle, Officer Neithercutt located a gas siphoning system built into the vehicle. The system was comprised of a hidden hose and pump system placed the trunk and wheel well of the vehicle. The design of the system and its hidden nature make it easy for the owner of the vehicle to steal gas for vehicle virtually undetected. Bradford was booked was later booked into Santa Rita Jail.


March 19
At 11:06 a.m., Officer Homayoun investigated a commercial burglary at Martin Auto Wholesale, located at 37310 Cedar Boulevard. The burglary occurred overnight and suspect(s) made entry by smashing a window to the business. Loss is computers and a safe.


March 21
Officer Clark accepted a Citizen's Arrest from Macy's of Michael Tran of San Jose at 1:55 p.m. Tran was arrested for Burglary and booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Officer Taylor accepted a Citizen's Arrest from JC Penney of Kavyashree Thota [female] of Fremont was arrested for Petty Theft at 5:08 p.m. and issued a Notice to Appear.


March 22
Officer Horst investigated a residential burglary at 8:41 a.m. that occurred at a residence in the 37300 block of Locust St. Entry was made through a back door. Loss was jewelry and cash. The burglary occurred between 8 a.m. and time of call.

At 11:03 a.m., Officer Allum investigated a theft that occurred at Swiss Park, 5911 Mowry Ave. The reporting person stated someone had stolen four bar stools sometime this past week. The bar stools contain plaques on the back with the names Jan Sutter or Joe Bissing on them.

Officer Katz handled a citizen's arrest/shoplifting case at the NewPark Mall JC Penney Store at 4;24 p.m. Carlos Inguanzo of Newark was cited for petty theft.


March 23
Officers responded at 2:25 p.m. to report of a subject who stole a water meter from Shell Station construction site. Officer Fredstrom located the suspect and water meter, at the recyclers (on Redeker). Officer Nobbe investigated and arrested Jeffrey Barnett of Newark for theft.

1544 Hours: Officers responded to a residence in the 6100 block of Cotton Ave on a 911 hang-up (the caller disconnected before the dispatcher could talk with the caller) and contacted a female victim with cooking oil burns. She advised her brother Manuel Castro, a Hispanic Male Adult, 5'8", 240 lbs. had burned her with cooking oil. The victim was treated at the scene for her injuries.


March 24
1621 Hours: Officer Nobbe arrested Vittorio Benevento of Newark at 4:21 p.m. after he was arrested for Shoplifting. Raley's caught Vittorio stealing food items from the store and took him onto custody. Vittorio was cited by Officer Nobbe for the theft and released on a citation.

Officer Bloom handled a citizen's arrest/shoplifting case at the NewPark Mall Sears store at 7:07 p.m. Ashlie Dutra-Ochoa of Fremont was issued a notice to appear at the scene for petty theft.

Officers responded to an audible alarm sounding at the Chipotle restaurant on Jarvis Ave. at 4:47 a.m. and located a front window smashed out. The loss is undetermined at this time.

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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