November 5, 2013 > Newark Police Log
Newark Police Log
Submitted By Newark PD
Sunday, October 27
1545 hours: While Officer Neithercutt was performing a security check of NewPark Mall, mall security called to report that two subjects had been observed attempting to defeat anti-theft devices on merchandise at MacyÕs and Sears using a pair of pliers. As the subjects exited the mall, Officer Neithercutt detained the subjects for the storesÕ loss prevention. Further investigation yielded Kathryn Loux, DOB 03-29-85, on probation. A search of her vehicle was met with the seizure of 5 grams of methamphetamines and a pipe. The passenger, Robert Bettencourt, DOB 03-22-87, was subsequently arrested for 11377(a) H&S Ð possession of methamphetamine and 11364.1 H&S Ð possession of drug paraphernalia. Bettencourt was booked at Fremont Jail. Loux was released.
Tuesday, October 29
At 11:27 p.m., the entire shift was dispatched to a burglary in progress at 37640 Cedar Blvd. Kenco Automotive. The caller reported two males had cut a hole into the back of the building and were inside the business. A check of the building found the suspects had fled prior to our arrival. With the building secured, the owner was contacted. It was discovered a 1998 Ford Expedition Cal License 4AMC249 was stolen along with tools and diagnostic equipment.
Wednesday, October 30
Officer Eriksen investigated an identity theft at 6299 Jarvis Ave. (Jewelry by Design) at 9:53 a.m.
At 11:50 a.m., Officer Ramos arrested Amitt Singh of Fremont for commercial burglary and identity theft after he was observed stealing shoes from Foot Locker and Champs. A search of his wallet revealed stolen credit cards from a victim in Fremont. Singh was transported to Santa Rita for booking.
CSO Verandes located a vehicle near Chuck E. Cheese at 7:23 a.m. that had been previously reported stolen from San Leandro.
At 9:27 a.m., NPD Officers were dispatched to RaleyÕs Shopping on a report of a theft that just occurred. Officer Katz was able to learn the suspectÕs name and vehicle description, and determined that a burglary had occurred. Officer Katz is continuing this investigation.
At 11:44 a.m., CSO Verandes located another stolen vehicle near the Newark Library. The vehicle was reported stolen from Fremont and was towed from the scene.
2221 Hours: Officer Lopez investigated a residential burglary in the 35400 block of Newark Boulevard at 10:21 p.m. It occurred between 7:00 a.m. Ð 10:21 p.m.. Entry was made via a rear window. The loss was electronics.
Officer Taylor took a stolen vehicle report at NPD at 11:14 p.m. The stolen vehicle is a black 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass, CA plate # 2DGJ163.
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 Òsilent witnessÓ hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.