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December 10, 2013 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

Friday, November 22
CSO Parks investigated a theft of a vehicle from the 6100 block of Central Ave. at 1 p.m.Ê The vehicle, a 2006 white Ford Econoline van, CA lic. #8C76625 had been taken sometime over night.

Saturday, November 23
Officer Coffey responded to MacyÕs at 1:35 p.m. and arrested Me Screeton of Belmont for grand theft.Ê She was booked at Fremont Jail.

1915 Hours:Ê Officer Rodgers responded to a hit and run traffic collision that occurred at the Mowry/Alpine intersection.Ê Officer Losier located the intoxicated driver/suspect a few blocks away.Ê Dwight Ambat of Fremont was positively identified as the driver and was arrested for hit ad run and driving under the influence.Ê Ambat was booked at Fremont PD Jail.

Officer Hogan investigated another DUI collision that occurred at 3:33 a.m. on Central Ave. near Central Court.Ê Joseph Romero of Newark collided with a fire hydrant before his vehicle overturned and wrapped around a tree.Ê It took the Fire Department approximately 30 minutes to extricate Romero from the vehicle.Ê Romero was later transported to a local trauma center for treatment of his injuries and was cited for driving under the influence

Monday, November 25
CSO Parks and Officer S. Kovach located a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Home Depot at 1:59 a.m. The vehicle, a 1997 Toyota Corolla Cal license #3XGL211, was found to be stolen out of Fremont.

Tuesday, November 26
During a call at a residence in the 5400 block of St. Mark at 6:51 a.m., Officer Khairy arrested Carlos Ortiz of Newark for domestic violence. Ortiz was booked at Fremont Jail.

CSO Verandes investigated a theft of a vehicle at 7:26 a.m.Ê The vehicle, a 2001 blue Pontiac Firebird, CA lic. # 5VOV885, was taken from a residence in the 37000 block of Magnolia St. Between 11/25 at 1800 hours and 11/26 at 7:20 a.m.

Thursday, November 28
At 8:18 a.m., Officer Katz investigated a window smash commercial burglary at 6180 Jarvis Ave. #T (Pho Saigon).Ê Loss was approximately $200.00 from the register and occurred around 0300 hours.

Friday, November 29
Officer Coffey accepted the citizensÕ arrest of Mercedes Villarreal of Fremont from MacyÕs for petty theft at 8:23 a.m.Ê She was cited and released.

Officer Knutson accepted the citizensÕ arrest of Thi Do of Hayward at 12:13 p.m. from MacyÕs for petty theft.ÊÊ She was cited and released.

Officer Knutson investigated an attempted robbery at 35201 Newark Blvd. (Harbors Seafood) at 5:15 p.m.Ê Two male subjects on bikes, one described as an adult black male, the second suspect was described as an adult Hispanic male, both were wearing dark clothing attempted to pull a bag of merchandise out of the hands of the victim.Ê They fled the area after the attempt.

Sunday, December 1
At 11:54 p.m., Officer Losier followed up on his purse and vehicle theft case from Kids Castle on November 29, 2013.Ê The victim provided Officer Losier credit card usage statements leading him to Five Star Liquors on Jarvis Ave.Ê Officer Losier was able to obtain video footage showing a female suspect using the victimÕs credit cards and Officer Warren was able to identify the suspect as Regina Gibson of Newark.Ê
ÊÊÊÊÊ With the assistance of Officers Smith, Rodgers and Hogan, a probation search was conducted at GibsonÕs residence looking for the outstanding purse and Christmas presents/electronics from the vehicle.Ê No property was recovered, but Gibson confessed to her involvement and the whereabouts of the remaining stolen property.Ê This led to another probation search at the Psychic House on Thornton Ave.Ê Inside the bedroom of Dana Rodrigues was much of the outstanding stolen property except for the victimÕs iPad.Ê When officers went to Horacio GutierrezÕs residence on Laurel St. to conduct yet another probation search, Gutierrez was contacted sitting on his bed surfing the internet on the victimÕs iPad.Ê The only property not recovered was the victimÕs purse and two removable seats from the vehicle.
ÊÊÊÊ In the end, Rodrigues, Gutierrez and Gibson were arrested and Gibson.Ê All three suspects were booked at FPD Jail and the victimÕs family contacted Officer Losier and expressed their gratitude to the entire shift for recovering most of their lost belongings.Ê
Officers responded to a burglary alarm at Low Price Hobbies on Cedar Blvd. at 3:40 a.m. and found the front window smashed.Ê The suspect/s gained entry into the business after breaking the glass and prying open the interior security bars.Ê There did not appear to be any loss as all of the high dollar merchandise was secured separately inside the store.ÊÊ

Monday, December 2
Officer Khairy responded to MacyÕs at 3:19 p.m. and arrested Garima Kakani for petty theft.Ê

Tuesday, December 3
Officer Sandoval investigated a stolen vehicle from 37370 Hill St. at 9:40 p.m. The vehicle is a1998 Nissan Sentra Cal License # 4CTB370.

Wednesday, December 4
Detective Schwerin investigated a stolen gray 1999 Nissan Sentra 4dr. CA license 4FXN119. Occurred between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Thursday, December 5Ê
Officer Eriksen accepted the arrest of Destiny Knox of Union City for petty theft from MacyÕs at 3:30 p.m.Ê She was also under the influence of Cocaine and possessed several ÒrocksÓ of cocaine.Ê She was transported to Santa Rita Jail for booking.

Friday, December 6
Officers responded to Cherry St. and Redeker St. at 7:37 a.m. regarding an auto vs. pedestrian collision.Ê A 14 year old female was struck by a vehicle and transported to a local trauma center, unconscious and listed in critical condition.

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.

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