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January 21, 2014 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

Monday, January 6
Officer Neithercutt was patrolling the area of LaSalle Drive at 11:42 a.m. due to recent residential burglary activity and extra patrol requests when he noticed two juveniles walking on the sidewalk. Officer Neithercutt stopped them and as he exited his patrol vehicle the two juveniles fled on foot. Officer Neithercutt followed them and observed them jump over a fence on LaSalle Drive. A perimeter was quickly established with the assistance of Reserve Officer Howcroft, Reserve Officer Holland, and Officer Williams. A contact team was also established and a yard to yard search began on Toulon Drive. During a yard search of a residence on Toulon, Officers located the two juveniles in the backyard. They were taken into custody without further incident. The two 14 year old male juveniles were arrested for resisting arrest, vandalism, and trespassing.

At 2:46 p.m., Officer Horst investigated a stolen vehicle from the old TJ Maxx parking lot. A red 1997 Nissan Altima #6RSM311 was stolen. A search of the parking lot led to the recovery of a 1993 Nissan Altima out of Fremont.

Tuesday, January 7
Sgt. Loth received information regarding the whereabouts of wanted person Laura Michelsen of Newark. Michelsen had a felony warrant for her arrest and has been on the run for about two months. Sgt. Loth and Det. Heckman responded to an address in Hayward and took Michelsen into custody without incident. Michelsen was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

At 6:52 p.m., Officer Johnson stopped Christine Sullivan of Newark at NewPark Mall after the mall security had repeatedly asked her to leave. After giving her numerous warnings, Officer Johnson started to place her under arrest for trespassing. Sullivan then made matters worse by attempted to pull away from Officer Johnson. Officer Johnson was able place her in handcuffs and a charge of resisting arrest was added to the trespassing.

Wednesday, January 8
NPD officers responded to the rear of the Residence Inn at 12:02 p.m., for a report of a brush fire along Highway 84. Officers arrived to find a small homeless camp fully engulfed in flames. ALCO Fire responded, extinguished the fire, and determined no one was injured as a result of the fire.

MacyÕs loss prevention placed Norma Camarillo under citizenÕs arrest for shoplifting $365 worth of clothing. Officer Knutson responded at 12:55 p.m. and accepted the arrest. Camarillo was released at the scene after she signed a promise to appear in court.

Sgt. Loth conducted a traffic stop on Andrew Barlow of Newark on Dairy Ave and Bonnie Street at 1:51 p.m. Barlow is active to parole and probation. A records check on Barlow showed he was ordered by DMV and the courts to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in his car, due to his recent DUI arrest. Sgt. Loth inspected the car and found that it did not have an IID. Sgt. Loth placed Barlow under arrest and contacted BarlowÕs Parole Agent, who also issued a detainer for him. Barlow was booked into jail and his car was impounded.

At 4:19 p.m. Officer Ramos investigated a vehicle theft that occurred from the parking lot at 39865 Cedar Blvd. The outstanding motorcycle is a black 2007 Kawasaki ZX6, license 18K0273.

Officer Taylor responded to the 35700 block of Haley Street to investigate an attempted strong armed robbery involving a pizza delivery guy at 8:44 p.m. A struggle ensued between the suspect and victim. Suspect got into a black colored vehicle and fled north on Haley Street. The suspect is only described as a male with dark colored skin, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.

Thursday, January 9
Officer Khairy investigated a shoplifting case from MacyÕs at 7:41 p.m. Kevin Burrus of Fremont was cited and released for petty theft.

Friday, January 10
Officer Eriksen responded to the Bank of America at 2:09 p.m., where Devin Edwards, (Transient) attempted to cash a forged check. Edwards was arrested for burglary and his traffic warrants. Edwards was booked at Fremont Jail.

Patrol received a request from SET Detectives at 2:29 p.m., where they had conducted a probation search at 36953 Elm St. and located two explosive devices. Patrol evacuated the area and established a perimeter until Alameda CountyÕs EOD unit could render them safe. Anthony Boyd, of Newark, was taken into custody. Thank you to Reserve Officer Howcroft and RAVEN Volunteers Gene and Terry for their assistance.

At 7:25 p.m., Officer Hogan investigated two shoplifters in custody at Macys loss prevention. Isabel Reyes of Newark and Sandra Urena of Fremont were both cited released.

Saturday, January 11
Officers responded at 12:15 p.m. to Motel 6 on a report of a robbery. The suspect approached the Victim and stunned the victim with a stun gun. The stun gun was not very effective and the victim fled on foot until he realized he dropped his money. The Victim watched as the suspect fled over the fence towards the old MervynsÕ with the money. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male 5-09, thin build, with brown eyes and wearing black sweatshirt.

Officers responded to a 911 call at 9:41 p.m. from a female, stating she had just been assaulted by her boyfriend. Officer Warren contacted the female on Robertson Ave. and Lobelia Dr. The boyfriend, Mark Stommel of Newark, was standing nearby. Officer Warren arrested Stommel for domestic battery and booked him at the Fremont Jail.

Officers responded to a battery in-progress at Motel 6 at 2:56 a.m. Motel security called, stating a male and female were fighting in the parking lot. The female was contacted and stated her boyfriend, Daniel Reyes (transient Ð Fremont) had assaulted her and fled on foot toward Fremont. Officers saw Reyes walking into Fremont. Reyes, seeing officers, fled on foot into the Mowry East Shopping Center. An extensive search was conducted with negative results. Officer Losier is investigating and seeking a complaint of felony domestic violence for Reyes.

Monday, January 13
Officer Revay responded to Palo Alto Medical in Fremont at 11:15 a.m. on a report of a child abuse incident. The juvenile received several injuries. Officer Revay responded to the fatherÕs residence and arrested Brian Alves of Newark and arrested him for child abuse.

Tuesday, January 14
SET Detectives conducted a probation search at Motel 6 at 8:41 p.m. The room was registered to Norteno gang member Alex Hernandez, who was on searchable probation. SET conducted a probation search at the room and contacted, Valentino Esparza, Heather Cantu (Newark), Rachael Gibson (Newark) and Hernandez. After an extensive search, we came up empty handed. However, all was not lost. Det. Todd arrested Gibson for being under the influence of drugs and Hernandez for court order violation, as he is restraint from Cantu. Prior to our contact with Hernandez, we learned he was walking around Ògang checkingÓ people (asking people what gang they belonged to). I am sure a few people were glad he was arrested.

At 9:49 p.m., Officer Norvell investigated a burglary at 37171 Sycamore St (Sycamore Bay). The victim left her shed door open and several items were taken including her camping gear and her golf clubs.

San Leandro PD requested a K9 Unit at 2:46 a.m. to search a commercial vehicle lot. The PD had received an alarm call at the business and responding units had spotted a suspect hiding in the lot. K9 Officer Mavrakis and his K9 partner, Ares, responded to assist. During the search of the car lot, Ares alerted on a box van. A male suspect was located hiding inside the van and refused to come out. After several attempts were made to get the suspect to comply, K9 Ares was released and bit the suspect on the left forearm. Once bitten, the suspect surrendered.

Wednesday, January 15
1750 Hours: Officer Homayoun arrested Natasha McBride at 5:50 p.m. for Theft. Natasha was caught by Sears Loss Prevention for shoplifting. Natasha was cited and released.

Officer Homayoun arrested Shi Wang at 9:10 p.m. for Petty Theft. Shi was caught by MacyÕs Loss Prevention for shoplifting. Shi was cited and released.

Thursday, January 16
Officer Ramos responded to MacyÕs at 7:06 p.m. for a shoplifter in-custody. Elizabeth Bermudez (09/22/1979) of Fremont was cited and released for petty theft.

Officer Taylor investigated an auto burglary at 5988 NewPark Mall at 7:50 p.m. The suspect(s) smashed a window and stole a laptop left in plain view.

Officer Taylor investigated a second auto burglary at 5989 Mowry Avenue at 9:17 p.m. The suspect(s) smashed a window and stole a laptop left in plain view.

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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