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August 13, 2013 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Officer Tiffany Bobbitt, Fremont PD

Friday, August 2
A resident on Sunwest Terrace received a call from their alarm company around 3:30 p.m. stating that their alarm had been activated. The resident returned home and noticed damage to the wood door frame consistent with a prying tool. The deadbolt however had not been defeated and access was not granted.

At approximately 4:18 p.m., a resident pulled into his court on Powder River Place and observed a Black male, slender with short hair in a compact silver car, possibly a two-door hatchback with paper plates parked in front of his mailbox. Before the resident could pull completely into his driveway, the suspect vehicle's occupant honked his horn several times before leaving the neighborhood. When the resident checked his front door he noticed that it had been damaged due to someone trying to pry the door open. The resident confirmed that intruders were unable to gain access through the front door.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., a resident on Perkins Street returned home and found his front door wide open. He entered the residence and realized property was missing and his house was ransacked. Officers arrived and spoke with the resident. It was learned that the resident's 71 year old mother was home by herself all day. Around 4:20 p.m., when she was sleeping, she heard someone trying to forcefully open the bedroom door. By the time she got out of bed and looked around the house, the suspect(s) were gone. It seems that once the suspect(s) knew someone was home, they immediately left the residence. Jewelry and electronics were taken.


Saturday, August 3
At approximately 10:50 AM, a female victim was walking on Liberty St talking on her cell phone. As she was approaching Stevenson Blvd., a white male adult ran up to her, took the phone, and caused her to fall scraping her knees. The male fled west on Stevenson Bl and most likely jumped the fence onto Fitzsimmon Terrace (townhouse complex bordered by Leslie/ Stevenson/ Sundale/ Liberty). A perimeter was set up and the K9 was deployed with negative results.
Suspect Info: White male adult, about 140-150 lbs, 5'9" to 5'10", thin, short black hair, no facial hair glasses or jewelry, wearing a black jacket with pink or light colored stripe down sleeves (possibly sweat jacket) and black pants.
Investigated by Officer Contrada.

Between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., the victim parked his white 1968 Austin Mini in the gravel lot at Patterson Ranch Rd and Paseo Padre Parkway near Coyote Hills while he went for a hike. When the victim returned to the gravel lot, he realized his vehicle had been stolen. Investigated by CSO Aguirre.

Officers were dispatched to Raley's on Paseo Padre in regards to a male that was detained for burglary. Officers arrived and took custody of an adult male (48 years old/Fremont) for burglary. The male was arrested and transported to Santa Rita. Investigated by Officer Paiva.


Sunday, August 4
Several auto burglaries were reported in the Niles/Ardenwood neighborhoods. We strongly encourage anyone who is a victim of auto burglary in Fremont to file an online report at www.fremontpolice.org. If you don't have loss, you can still report the vehicle burglary online. The computer system automatically makes you fill out the missing property under the "Property" tab. If you are not missing property, just choose the best option from the drop down menu and in the very last field write "NO LOSS AT THIS TIME." As long as something is filled out in the property section, it will let you submit the report.


Monday, August 5
Sergeant Miskella on-viewed two vehicles engaged in a speed contest at Blacow/Royal Palm. Sergeant Miskella stopped one of the vehicles and cited the adult male driver (23 years old/Hayward) for engaging in a speed contest.


Tuesday, August 6
Officer Gilfoy conducted an embezzlement investigation at O'Reilly Auto Parts. Workers reported that a fellow male adult employee (19 years old/Tracy) received returned items from customers and kept the money for himself. The male was contacted and arrested on site.

Officer Foster and Officer Zargham were dispatched to a suspicious person at an apartment complex on Eggers/Mattos. Officer Foster arrived and the male immediately fled into the complex then n/b across Eggers. Officer Zargham did a great job coordinating a perimeter until Sergeant Miskella arrived. Numerous units, including all four K9 officers who were attending National Night Out, descended on the area, locking the suspect into a tight perimeter. The suspect, an adult male (44 years old/Union City) was located in the rear yard of a residence and surrendered. Great job by Sergeant Miskella, Sergeant Epps and all on-scene officers.

Officer Stone was dispatched to a suspicious circumstance in a warehouse in Warm Springs. The manager of the property suspected that the tenants were involved in illegal activity based on the fact that they claimed to be an export company but they had no products to export, they had changed the locks, and there was "a strange smell" coming from the warehouse. Officer Stone determined it was an indoor marijuana grow. As of this writing, it appeared there were approximately 300 plants.

Officer Dooley was dispatched to a cold robbery report. Around 6:00 p.m., a female victim and her husband were walking on Fremont Boulevard near Sundale Avenue (by 7-11) when the above suspect walked by them three times before ripping a gold necklace from the female's neck. The necklace broke and fell on the ground. The victim and her husband had a brief struggle with the suspect, causing minor injuries to both of them. The suspect was able to run away east bound on Sundale Ave towards the medical complex.
Suspect Info: Black male adult approximately 30 years old, with brown eyes, last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and no emblems on it, light blue jeans with no emblems on them and a bulge in the right front pocket. He had no visible tattoos, scars, or jewelry.

Officers were dispatched to an in-progress commercial burglary at Walgreens on Grimmer Bl. The above suspect was seen, via remote surveillance footage, breaking into Walgreens through the drive through pharmacy window. Officers immediately responded to the area but the suspect fled prior to FPD arrival. The loss was prescriptions medications.
Suspect Info: Black male adult, approximately 30-35 years old, about 6', 175-180 lbs. Last seen wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans with distinctive rear pockets. Suspect was wearing a white beanie and high top gym shoes.
Investigated by Officer Nordseth.


We are receiving several complaints regarding people setting off illegal fireworks here in Fremont. It seems to be occurring late at night and in certain neighborhoods. Please call the Fremont Fire Department's dispatching headquarters at 925-447-4257 to report the illegal fireworks. The Fremont Fire Department will then respond to these locations to investigate.


Wednesday, August 7
Officers were dispatched to Smart and Final on a report of a suspicious circumstance. Officers learned that an adult male (55 years old/Fremont) was using a wrench to undo the transmission linkage bolt on certain parked cars in the parking lot. As the car owner attempted to drive away, they would notice that the automatic gearshift was not working properly. The male would then pose as a Good Samaritan who just happened to be an off-duty mechanic, and offer to fix the car for a small cash fee ($65). After the deal was agreed upon, the male would reach underneath the car and have it fixed in minutes. The "victim" sensed a scam and called FPD. The male attempted to conceal the wrench when contacted by FPD. After the investigation, the male was arrested for tampering with a vehicle. Investigated by Officer Perry.


Thursday, August 8
At approximately 6:30 p.m., Officers were dispatched to Safeway 5 Corners regarding a strong arm robbery. The victim, an adult female (40 years old/Fremont), called to report the above listed suspect (Suspect 1) grabbed her arm and demanded her keys and purse. The female was able to get away from the suspect without losing her belongings. The males then took off in the above described vehicle.
SUSPECT #1- Hispanic male, about 5'6 in height and medium build, curly black hair, mustache, white collared shirt with black stripes, blue jeans.
SUSPECT #2 (Driver) - Hispanic male, black shirt, mustache
SUSPECT #3 (Passenger) - unknown race male
SUSPECT VEHICLE: Black older suburban
Investigated by Officer Wright.

Officers were dispatched to a report of an in-progress grand theft at Wal-Mart on Osgood Rd. Two suspects had stolen approximately $900 in merchandise and were last seen driving away in a white 98' Chrysler 4 door. Sergeant Epps happened to be in the area and noticed the Chrysler sedan traveling N/B on I880. Sergeant Epps diligently followed the suspect vehicle into Newark from Stevenson Blvd then back onto I880. As units converged, a traffic stop was initiated at I880/Thornton. An in-field was conducted and both adult male suspects (63 years old & 52 years old/Oakland) were positively identified. Both males were booked at our jail. Investigated by Officer Macciola.

At approximately 9:14 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the report of a robbery which occurred in the area of Calcutta Dr and Dryden Rd. The reporting party/victim told Police Dispatch he and three friends were sitting in a vehicle when they were approached by three males who were armed with firearms. The males then took their backpacks and cell phones before fleeing.
SUSPECT #1: Black male adult, 5'11, thin build, late teens early twenties, bandana on his face, dark hoodie, blue jeans, armed with a black pistol.
SUSPECT #2: Middle Eastern male adult, 5'8"-5'10", thin build, dark gray hoodie, blue jeans.
SUSPECT #3: unknown race male, 5'8"-5'10", thin build, black and white bandana covering his mouth, sunglasses and a black skull cap, also wearing black hoodie and blue jeans. He was armed with a black semi-automatic pistol.
Investigated by Officer Foster

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