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May 28, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

May 17
At 10:58 a.m., Officers investigated a home invasion robbery at a residence in the 36200 block of Enfield Dr. Two Black Male Adults placed a gun in the face of the homeowner and ransacked the house. This occurred at 10:20 am. The victim was unable to provide any other description of the suspects because they placed a blanket over her face and forced her on the bed.

All units responded to a residence in the 6400 block of George Ave. at 4:25 p.m. for a reported residential burglary in progress. Four juveniles fled the scene and were later captured. All juveniles were issued citations and released to their parents for the burglary.

Police Dispatch received a phone call from a Newark resident at 5:37 p.m. concerned about a mentally depressed relative. The caller advised the relative was possibly in possession of several firearms and had made suicidal threats.

Newark officers responded to the residence in the 5500 block of McDonald Avenue and made telephone contact with the male. The Negotiators talking with the male confirmed he was despondent and also heard several rounds being fired from inside the residence. Officers positioned around the residence also heard numerous shots being fired from inside the residence. Crisis Negotiators attempted to diffuse the situation for approximately 45 minutes, but the male refused to surrender and threatened to shoot police. The male disconnected contact with the negotiators.

Responding Newark Officers, using an armored rescue vehicle, positioned themselves near the residence.

An armed male suddenly exited the residence and shot at the officers in the armored vehicle. Newark Police fired at the armed male striking him at least once. He has been transported to a local trauma center where he is being treated for a life threatening gunshot wound.


May 19
At 12:54 p.m., Officer Eriksen investigated a carjacking at a residence in the 6200 block Lafayette Ave. The victim was walking to his vehicle when he was confronted by two Black Male Adults in their early 20's. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun while the other suspect held a large knife. The two suspects demanded the victim's car keys and his wallet. The suspects entered the victims vehicle and fled north on Newark Blvd. The victim did not recognize either suspect. The victim's vehicle is a 2001 Honda Civic Green in color Cal license # 6FZA129.

Officer Mavrakis responded at 8:35 p.m. to La Cabana Restaurant to a family melee involving Ramon Arreola of Newark and his brothers over missing cash from the restaurant cash register and possibly some fraudulent credit card usage. Once Arreola was detained in handcuffs, he continued fighting and elbowed Officer Mavrakis in the face resulting in his arrest for battery on a police officer. Arreola was later booked at Santa Rita Jail.


May 20
At 7:30 a.m., Officer Cerini investigated a Vandalism case. A white male driving Toyota Camry entered the Burger King drive thru and ordered a Whopper Jr. with "no %$&* cheese". The employee asked the customer to refrain from using profanity when ordering his food. This angered the suspect who went of a profanity laden tirade. The employee refused service and asked the suspect to leave. The suspect backed his vehicle out of the drive-through and parked in front of the business. The suspect exited his vehicle and threw a large stone at the north facing window of the business shattering the window. The suspect fled the area northbound on Newark Blvd.


Officer Ramos received information at 11:14 a.m. that a stolen vehicle was parked in front of 35811 Orleans Dr. The victim had reported his White Toyota Camry stolen to Tracy PD. The Victim identified his brother Lais Nawabi of Tracy as the suspect. Sgt Loth located the stolen vehicle parked on Orleans Dr. The victim was directed to call his aunt and see if Lais was inside the residence. We learned Lais was inside the house and asleep in the garage. Lais was told by his Aunt he had to leave because he had stolen his brother's car. Lais left the residence and was taken into custody as he approached the stolen vehicle. The keys to the vehicle were located in Lais's hand as he was being detained. Lais was arrested for Vehicle Theft. Lais was booked into Fremont City Jail.


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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