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March 4, 2014 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Michael Carroll

Monday, February 17
Officer Nobbe responded to a residence in the 37700 block of Manzanita St. at 3:51 p.m. for a reported carjacking. The victim had just returned home and was confronted by a male asking about an address on the street. The victim became concerned when the male refused to leave his property. As the victim was walking towards his garage to call 911, the suspect raised his shirt up and showed the victim a hand gun tucked into his waist band. The suspect demanded the victim car keys. The victim, wanting no one injured or killed, retrieved his keys and gave them to the suspect.

The suspect left in the victimÕs 2014 gray Cadillac CTS. With the help of the OnStar tracking and vehicle assistance program, Officer Nobbe was able to locate the vehicle in Sunnyvale, CA. Sunnyvale PD located the vehicle and a pursuit ensued. The suspect crashed the vehicle into several cars and then fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit the suspect was arrested and the pellet gun used in the carjacking was recovered. The suspect was identified as James Sena. James is currently being held by Sunnyvale PD for the following warrants/charges: robbery, robbery Ð felony domestic violence, brandishing a firearm, terrorist threats, petty theft, felony evading police, possession of stolen property, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest.


Tuesday, February 18
At 7:50 p.m., Officer Sandoval investigated an auto burglary at Home Depot, 5401 Thornton Ave. The suspect smashed a window and took a laptop, purse and credit cards. The purse was recovered; however one credit card had already been used at the CarlÕs Jr.Õs across the street. The burglary occurred between 6:50 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. The investigation is continuing.


Thursday, February 20

Officer Warren arrested Sonny Marks of San Leandro and Daniel John of Fremont at 10:51 p.m. after both were caught racing on Cedar Boulevard. Both were cited and released from the scene.

School Resource Officer Johnson and School Liaison Officer Ramos responded at 8:36 a.m. to Newark Memorial High School to investigate a fight that occurred before school in the Jack in the Box parking lot. Surveillance video showed a fight between two juveniles with a third juvenile inciting the fight. An ambulance was requested - code 3 (lights and siren) - for facial and arm injuries to one of the involved juveniles. The fight was a result of ongoing tension between rival gang affiliates. Officer Ramos arrested all three juveniles for separate charges of inciting a public fight, battery, and felony battery.

At 4:49 p.m., Officer Horst investigated a shoplifting case at Macy's where two adult females were arrested: Delia Echeverria of San Jose and Maria Ortiz of San Jose. Both were issued citations and released.


Sunday, February 23
1225 Hours: Officer Coffey arrested Samuel Solorzano of Union City at 12:25 p.m. for Transportation of Marijuana, Sales of Marijuana, Under the Influence of a Central Nervous Stimulant, DUI, Possession of a Cane Sword. Samuel was stopped for playing his vehicleÕs stereo too loud. During the stop, Officer Coffey noticed Samuel was holding onto a metal cane placed across his lap. Officer Coffey asked Samuel if he needed the cane to walk. Samuel replied, ÒNo itÕs my pimp cane.Ó Officer Coffey asked if the cane was in fact a cane sword. Samuel advised, ÒYes, but itÕs my pimp cane I use it strut.Ó

Officer Coffey recovered the cane sword and noticed Samuel displayed objective symptoms of a person under the influence of methamphetamine. After taking Samuel into custody for the cane sword and being under the influence, he discovered about an ounce of marijuana in the car. After reviewing SamuelÕs cell phone per his probation search clause, Officer Coffey discovered text messages indicating Samuel is selling the marijuana. Samuel was transported to Santa Rita Jail.

Officer Khairy handled a citizenÕs arrest/shoplifting case at the NewPark Mall MacyÕs store at 6:56 p.m. Rosa Gonzalez of Newark was cited at the scene for petty theft.


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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