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February 4, 2014 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

Friday, January 24
At 11:05 a.m. unknown suspects entered the backyard of a home on the 100 block of Almeria Ave. The suspects then used a crowbar to try and pry open a window. They triggered the home alarm, which likely scared them off. There was no loss.

A resident returned home to his residence on Chimaera Circle around 10:00 p.m. and discovered it had been burglarized sometime during the day. The unknown suspects entered the backyard and then entered an unlocked window. Loss was cash, computers and notebooks. Officer Perry investigated incident.


Saturday, January 25
A company van was stolen from the 7800 block of Victory Ln on 1/25/14 at approximately 5:50 a.m. At approximately 7:55 a.m., the vehicle was located across from the 1300 block of Old Canyon Rd.

A maroon 1993 Honda Accord 4-door with CA plates 3CUE166 was stolen off the 100 block of Fisk Terrace. The vehicle was reportedly stolen sometime between 6:16 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on 01/24/14.

An armed street robbery occurred at the Carol Ave Apartments at approximately 4:45 p.m. Two men displayed a handgun and robbed the victim of his wallet and phone, then fled on foot. CSI Kwok did an excellent job getting info on the victimÕs credit card which was almost immediately used at the Jack in the Box on Fremont Blvd. in Irvington. Information was developed that identified the suspect vehicle as a Toyota Camry registered out of Davis, CA. At about 7:51 p.m. Sgt. Fowlie spotted the vehicle on Washington Blvd and followed it onto northbound 680. A high risk car stop was conducted and three adults were detained and arrested. A child who was also in the vehicle was taken into protective custody. The victimÕs credit cards and items purchased with those cards were found in the vehicle. A subsequent search of a room at Motel 6 (north) was conducted. Arrested for robbery were An 18 year old adult male, a 19 year old adult male and a 21 year old adult female. Outstanding observation by Sgt. Fowlie. Investigated by Officer Valdes.


Sunday, January 26
Officers responded to a call of a male with a false ID trying to buy $3500 worth of merchandise at FryÕs Electronics. The caller reported that another male was with the suspect and he left the store and entered a vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and detained the male. The male in the store was eventually identified as a 28 year old adult male, Stockton resident. The male in the car was identified as a 26 year old adult year old male, Stockton resident. Both went to jail for burglary. Officer Hollifield investigating.

Monday, January 27
Dispatch put out a broadcast of a residential alarm to officers. The alarm was coming in from a house on the 40000 block of Sundale Drive. Officers responded and found the front door open and the house ransacked. The point of entry was the rear glass door, which the suspects broke. An area check revealed that a witness saw suspects fleeing the house on foot, but did not call the police. Case investigated by Officer Hartman.

Ofc. Stone responded to a call of a theft suspect in custody by security at the Safeway in Warm Springs. He received into custody a 34 year old adult male, Alameda resident, and subsequently arrested him for commercial burglary.


Tuesday, January 28
Ofc. Ehling located a stolen vehicle parked on Magellan/Cerritos. He began watching the vehicle and saw a male enter it. Ofc. Ehling took the 53 year old adult male, Fremont transient, into custody without incident.

A resident on Denning Terrace responded to an alarm at their residence and saw a male fleeing out a rear window. The area was checked without success. Approximately 45 minutes later, a witness on Shinn Ct reported that a similar male was running from the area and obviously trying to hide from the police. The male was described as a black male adult, approximately 20 years old, 6Õ0 with a thin build. Another check of the area met with negative results.

A residential burglary occurred on the 38000 Block of Riverbank Terrace. Entry was made via a rear window. The house was ransacked.


Wednesday, January 29
At approximately 10:10 a.m., a homeowner on the 35000 block of Ardo Ct. reported that a suspicious male attempted to gain entry to her home by manipulating the door handle as if to gain entry. The suspect was wearing rubber gloves. The suspect eventually left the area in a blue vehicle. Follow up by Detectives determined that the vehicle was from an auto mechanic in Union City and the driver had been given the wrong address for a client.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., a homeowner on the 5000 block of Amberwood Dr. called to report that two males attempted to break into her residence. The suspects rang the doorbell to the home several times, but the resident did not answer. They then used a tool to try and pry open the front door. The victim yelled and they fled on foot. There was an approximate delay of 15 minutes before we were called.
Suspect Description(s) - #1 White male adult, 15-18 years of age, wearing a black hat and black jacket. #2 is described as a male wearing a red jacket.
Suspect Vehicle - black 4-door sedan with a moon roof.

Several firearms, cash and jewelry were stolen from a residence on the 4400 block of Sacramento Ave. The point of entry was an unlocked rear bedroom window. The incident occurred sometime in the morning between 7: 40 a.m. Ð 8:40 a.m. A check of the area developed a possible suspect. He was described as a Hispanic male in his 40Õs, wearing a gray jacket. He knocked on a neighborÕs door, but asked for someone who didnÕt live there.

At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers responded to the 37700 block of Appletree Ct. to investigate a burglary that had taken place sometime over the last couple of days. The report is still in-progress. Nothing further at this time.

Officers responded to the 46500 block of Fremont Blvd. to take a commercial burglary report. The reporting party advised that he arrived at the business and the glass on the front door was smashed. Officers reviewed video surveillance and saw that at approximately 10:35 p.m. a male wearing a baseball cap and possibly a white hazmat or similar suite approached the video surveillance camera with a crowbar and then the view went down to the ground. The loss was computers and laptops.

At 1:28 p.m., Officer Gaziano was detailed to a possible residential burglary in progress in the area of Chumaera and Guardino Dr. An alert witness noticed the suspicious suspect walking up to front doors and looking through fences. He eventually jumped over the fence of a residence on Chimaera Circle. Officer Gaziano arrived minutes after the initial broadcast and saw the possible suspect running away from the scene. Officer Gaziano chased the suspect on foot and directed in the arriving units. Sgt. Hummel located the man in the carport area of an apartment complex on Litchfield. The man attempted to duck back into the carport when he saw Sgt. Hummel but eventually complied. He was breathing heavily as if he had been running, had no shoes on and was missing some of his clothing. During a search, officers located latex gloves in his pocket. Officers conducted a yard search in the area, but did not locate any victims. The 24 year old adult male, Modesto resident, was arrested for obstructing/resisting and loitering on private property.


Thursday, January 30
A twelve year old girl reported that a suspicious man took photos of her as she walked to school today near Briar Elementary. The man drove away after taking the photos. The man was described as a Hispanic male adult, bald with a muscular build. The manÕs vehicle was described as a blue Volkswagen Beetle. Ofc. Hernandez investigated this incident.

Unknown suspect(s) enter a garage on the 4500 block of Val Street through an unlocked side access door . Loss is a white/green/black specialized mountain bike.

A resident on the 600 block of Chardonnay Drive arrived to home to find that their house had been burglarized. The suspect may have been associated to an earlier call for service in the same neighborhood. Possible suspect is described as a Black male adult, approximately 20 years of age, wearing a hoodie and driving a newer dark grey Toyota.
February 1, 2014
This morning at approximately 1:05 a.m. Fremont police officers responded to a shooting/attempt homicide at the El Camino Bar on Niles Blvd.

A little while prior to the call, an adult male, later identified as Miguel Vargas (31yrs./Newark resident), had been in a verbal argument with the security guard/bouncer of the bar and was asked to leave. The 31 year old went home, retrieved a gun and returned to the bar. Upon returning, the suspect entered the door of the bar and fired multiple rounds inside towards the victim (security guard). Miraculously, neither the security guard nor any of the thirty-something patrons inside the bar were struck by any of the bullets. The brave security guard chased after the suspect and detained him in the parking lot prior to police arrival. Officer Soper arrived within seconds and took custody of the suspect. The gun was also located nearby. Vargas was arrested for attempt homicide.

We are very lucky that no one was injured in what could have been a very tragic event.

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