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January 28, 2014 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Newark PD

Friday, January 17
A homeowner called to report a possible prowler in her backyard on Lasalle Dr. at 12:44 a.m. Officer Jackman responded and contacted transient Ponesi Bounthapanya riding a bicycle on the street in front of the residence. Bounthapanya immediately smashed his glass Methamphetamine smoking pipe on the ground prompting his arrest. As Officer Jackman was evaluating his symptoms of intoxication, Bounthapanya was kind enough to direct Officers to Newark Junior High School where he had stashed an unusual combination of items he had just stolen from the homeownerÕs backyard (luggage, a camping stove, down comforter, and a chainsaw). And the bicycle Bounthapanya had been riding, that too was stolen from the homeownerÕs backyard. In the end, he was booked at Santa Rita Jail for under the influence of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, petty theft, destruction of evidence and prowling.

Saturday, January 18
Officers responded to the Psychic Center at 3:42 p.m. on a report of subjects inside of the recently vacated building. That is correct this building is now vacant. To those residents who have lived around this property, the property owner is working with us to keep the many former occupants away from this house. Officers performed a search of the residence and no one was located. To those who live in the area of Psychic Center please call us if you see anyone in or around the building.

Officer Jackman located a window smash burglary at the Subway restaurant on Mowry Ave. at 2:41 a.m. The loss was cash from the register.

After a night of heavy drinking and poor decision making, an intoxicated Ulysses Ayala of Newark started pounding in the front door of a residence on Thornton Ave. at 4:13 a.m., looking for his friend. Unfortunately his friend lived on another block and the panicked residents called NPD. Officer Losier ended up arresting Ayala for public intoxication and vandalism because he also damaged the front door. Ayala was transported to a local hospital where he was issued a citation and released to the hospital staff.


Monday, January 20
Officer Neithercutt responded to S&J Coffee Shop on Central Avenue at 7:28 a.m. for a commercial burglary. Entry was made through a broken plate glass window. Central Food and Liquor located next door was also burglarized.

Officers responded to the report of a Natural Gas Truck on fire near the intersection of Graham St at Sycamore Ave. Once on scene it was discovered it was a garbage truck that contained sealed natural gas, gas tanks that had just been filled. When Officers arrived they found the truck engulfed in flames. Due to the hazard of the gas tanks ALCO Fire requested several sections of the Sycamore Bay Apartment complex be evacuated. Approximately 35 Apartments were evacuated as well as the roadway being blocked. The fire was quickly put out and the families were back inside their apartments within 45 minutes.

Wednesday, January 22
NPD officers were dispatched to the 8100 block of Merion Dr. at 3:55 p.m. after a resident reported a suspicious subject inside his garage. Officer Fredstrom and Officer Homayoun located Juan Gonzalez of Fremont, in the area of Crestmont Drive. Gonzalez was later identified during an in-field line-up and arrested for prowling and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Gonzalez was booked onto Fremont Jail.


Thursday, January 23
At 6:32 a.m., Officer Revay investigated a window smash auto burglary in the 36500 block of Lakewood Drive. The loss was an overnight bag and speaker box.

CSO Verandes investigated a commercial burglary at 5486 Central Ave (AnnyÕs Restaurant) at 1:59 p.m. A window to the business was broken however a loss is yet to be determined.



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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