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February 18, 2014 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

Friday, February 7
Task Force Detective T. Young served a search warrant at a house on the 35000 block of Perkins Street. During the execution of the search warrant, Detectives made two felony arrests. The arrests were for dealing marijuana and for a felon in possession of multiple firearms and ammunition. In total, officers recovered seven (7) rifles, two (2) handguns and over two (2) pounds of marijuana for sale.

Shortly after 1:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a battery near the 7-11 at Mission Bl/Niles Bl. Witnesses reported seeing a man hitting and attacking another man. At one point, the suspect used his boot to kick the victim in the head. The victim was seen walking away from the attack with significant injuries. Arriving officers located the victim who was suffering from significant facial injuries. Officers also located the suspect a short distance away. Witnesses positively identified the suspect who was subsequently arrested for felony battery. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officer Hernandez and FTO Leopardi investigated the incident.

An employee at the CVS Store at the Fremont Hub confronted a man suspected of stealing various items. When confronted, the suspect pushed the employee against a wall and fled the store with the stolen items. Among the stolen items were several razor blades contained inside of a bucket. The suspect fled toward Fremont Blvd., but officers were unable to locate the suspect. Officer Gentry and FTO Dodson investigated the incident. Suspect described as: Black male adult, 30Õs, 5Õ11Ó, 180 lbs., black hair, heavy build, old gray military type jacket, carrying a brow knit cap w/fur trim.

Officers were dispatched to an address on Mission Blvd. in reference to a possible burglary in progress. A witness reported that people were inside a vacant residence that belonged to their friend and stayed on scene until officers arrived. Numerous officers responded and located two males, Fremont residents, inside the garage. Both were arrested for trespassing.

A front door was kicked in at a residence in the 34000 block of Cronin Terrace. Investigated by Ofc. Macciola.

Saturday, February 8
Task Force Detective Todd Young coordinated a surveillance on the 37000 block of Dondero Way looking for a Sureno gang member homicide an active homicide warrant for $1 million dollars out of Merced County. After a few hours, the suspect was identified leaving in a truck. Officers conducted a vehicle containment technique (VCT) on the truck in a parking lot on Thornton Ave and Towers Way and arrested the suspect. Fremont Task Force Detective Young authored and served a follow up search warrant for homicide evidence and firearms. Patrol officers supported the arrest team and assisted with the follow up.

Employees at the Safeway (Fremont Hub) reported that four suspects (1 male, 3 females) entered the store with duffle bags and stole large amounts of baby formula. Employees advised that the suspects had been seen before. All of the suspects fled the scene in a red Volvo. Witnesses were able to copy the suspect vehicleÕs license plate.
Utilizing his experience, Officer Burkhammer believed the suspects would attempt the same crime at other stores having large amounts of baby formula. Officer Burkhammer drove to Walgreens (Fremont Blvd/Decoto Rd) and located the suspect vehicle parked in the lot. Officer Burkhammer began to organize a tactical response when the suspects returned to the suspect vehicle. All of the suspects left the scene in the vehicle prior to additional police units arriving.
Officer Burkhammer followed the vehicle onto westbound Decoto Rd. Immediately upon pulling behind the suspects, all four fled from the vehicle. Two suspects ran north toward the Fremont Bank and two suspects ran south toward the McDonalds. The suspects abandoned the vehicle which was still in ÒdriveÓ and moving. The suspect vehicle side-swiped a van and continued toward the busy intersection of Fremont Blvd./Decoto Rd. Ofc. Burkhammer quickly drove his vehicle in front of the suspect vehicle to stop it from entering the intersection and potentially causing a serious collision. The suspect vehicle impacted Officer BurkhammerÕs vehicle and was stopped.
Sgt. Alexander and Officer Sanders arrived just as the suspects fled and were able to stop and arrest the two who fled north. Officer Burkhammer contacted witnesses who advised a male suspect was inside of the McDonalds. Officer Burkhammer stopped and arrested the male suspect as he attempted to flee the restaurant. A perimeter was quickly established for the remaining female suspect. Sgt. Miskella and K-9 Officer Dodson constructed a search team and quickly located the remaining female suspect hiding in the bushes behind the strip-mall. FPD Traffic Units responded to investigate the hit and run accident.
Nice work by Ofc. Burkhammer and the rest of the dayÕs ÒA Team!Ó

A DominoÕs Pizza delivery driver parked his car in the Rancho Luna Apartments and left it running while he delivered a pizza. His vehicle, a 2007 Honda Ridgeline truck (plate 8F64274), was gone when he came back out. Officers searched for the vehicle without success. Investigated by Officer M. Smith.

Officers were dispatched to Safeway 5-corners on a report of a male exposing himself to employees within the store. The suspect fled prior to police arrival but was contacted down the street near Jack in the Box. Officer Chahouati investigated and arrested a 23 year old adult male for indecent exposure.

At 5:26 a.m., an employee of a business in the 3500 block of Edison saw that someone had kicked in the door and was still inside, passed out in an attached office. Units responded and encountered a male suspect who refused to comply with their commands. Officer Layfield deployed K9 Kalimero to subdue the suspect. In addition to the K9, all officers on-scene were needed to take the suspect into custody. A dangerous situation was nearly made worse as the suspect had multiple knives within armÕs reach. Arrested for burglary and resisting on his birthday, was a 22 year old adult male. Officer Ramsey and FTO Taylor handled the investigation. One officer sustained a minor injury during the apprehension.

Monday, February 10
A patron reported that their unknown model, green & black Schwinn bike was stolen from the southeast racks betweenÊ7:30 a.m. Ð 7:00 p.m. The victim secured the bike with a cable lock.

Tuesday, February 11
Officer Fuellenbach responded to Les Schwab Tires on Fremont Blvd and investigated an incident where the storeÕs windows were shot out. A similar incident occurred earlier this week.

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