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August 20, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

Sunday, August 11
At 6:10 p.m., Officer Geser investigated a Craigslist scam that occurred at NewPark Mall. The victim agreed to meet the suspect at the Mall and sell a pair of shoes for $300 cash. Once the transaction took place, the victim noticed the cash was counterfeit and most of the bills had the same serial number. The suspect was described as a Black Male Adult in his 20's with light brown colored shoulder length dreadlocks.

A waitress at Ray's Crab Shack inadvertently mixed up the tabs between two adjacent tables and returned a credit card to the wrong party. Instead of alerting the waitress to the mistake, Jheline Demisa of San Leandro retained the credit card and went to NewPark Mall and started using it. When the owner of the credit card called to cancel it, they found out it had just been used at the Mall. The owner then went to the Mall and called Police at 6:20 p.m. once they spotted Demisa walking around. Officer Mavrakis ultimately ended up arresting Demisa for commercial burglary and a number of other credit card fraud charges. Demisa was later booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Tuesday, August 13
Officer Norvell responded to Newpark Mall at 7:16 p.m. to take a stolen vehicle report (Green Honda Civic with a cracked windshield CA license plate # 5YWS683) which was parked near Red Robin. While there, he recovered a previously stolen vehicle reported by BART PD (1995 Honda Accord CA license plate#3MQB336).

At 8:21 p.m., Officer Norvell investigated a theft at Macy's. Suspect Crystal Seinlwin was cited and released for shoplifting.

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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