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March 11, 2014 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr Mike Carroll, Newark PD

Monday, February 24
1950 hours: Officer Geser accepted a citizenÕs arrest from MacyÕs of Sharad Bajaj [female] of Fremont, at 7:50 p.m. for shoplifting. Bajaj was issued a citation and released at the scene.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 5800 block of Robertson Ave. at 8:32 p.m. Officer Kovach arrested Gerardo Raygoza of Newark for felony domestic violence. Raygoza was booked at the Fremont Jail.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Officers responded to the Payless Shoes Source, 5904 NewPark Mall Rd. at 6:33 p.m. for an armed robbery that had just occurred. The suspect described as an adult Hispanic male, in his late twenties, 5Õ09Ó, 175 lbs., with a goatee, wearing faded blue jeans, entered the store and pointed a silver handgun at store employees and demanded cash. The suspect then left the store and fled in an unknown direction.

Wednesday, February 26
Officer Taylor arrested Kimberly Thippen of Union City at 9:31 a.m. for embezzlement after she wrote numerous checks to herself under her employerÕs account (Quality Quartz). The total loss was over $9000 since June of 2013. She was booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Thursday, February 27
CSO Parks investigated an auto burglary in the parking lot of BJÕs restaurant at 9:53 p.m. Entry was made via window smash and the loss was a backpack containing a laptop.

At 10:11 p.m., Officer Coffey was in the area as CSO Parks was taking the above case and learned a BJÕs security guard had seen a male on a bicycle wearing camouflage and carrying a backpack during the same time frame. Officer CoffeyÕs criminal radar led him to room # 259 of the EZ-8 Motel. Officer Coffey contacted a couple of people inside the room, and one just happened to be on probation for burglary and drugs. A probation search was conducted. Backpacks were located inside of the room, but the property was not a match to the initial auto burglary. In the end, Marcelino Ramirez of Fremont went to jail for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked at Fremont Jail.

Officer Simon investigated a report of a stolen vehicle from 6537 Graham Avenue at 3:31 a.m. The vehicle is a Red 1995 Acura Integra. CA Plate # 3NVL187.

Friday, February 28
A homeowner confronted a male suspect at 9:51 p.m. who had been prowling in his backyard on Dalewood Dr. The homeowner chased the suspect down the street before tackling him and holding him down until Police arrived. Ruben Perez of Newark was arrested after he was found in possession of items stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Madeline St. Perez was booked at Santa Rita Jail.

At 11:53 p.m., a traffic stop for a registration violation on Thornton Ave. by Officer Bloom resulted in the recovery of approximately 7+ pounds of Marijuana. King Keung of San Leandro and Qiuci Xie of San Leandro were both arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale and booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Saturday, March 1
Officer Khairy investigated a domestic violence incident at a residence on Bellhaven Ave. at 10:44 p.m. Ricardo Flores of Newark was arrested at the scene and booked at FPD Jail.

Friday, March 7
The SET detectives were eating lunch at Mountain Mikes at 5:47 p.m. and observed a suspicious vehicle. Officer Katz responded and contacted Kristina Cardone and James Baptista. Baptista gave Officer Katz his brother-in-lawÕs name, who unfortunately had a misdemeanor warrant from a previous arrest. Baptista eventually gave Officer Katz his true name and he ended up having a Felony warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle. Cardone had a warrant for possession of methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine. Cardone was booked for her warrant and Baptista for the warrant, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and providing a false name to a police officer.

Sunday, March 9
Officers responded at 8:57 a.m. to Bank of America located at 36900 Newark Blvd. for a robbery. The victim reported being approached by a black male in his mid-20Õs wearing all black clothing. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the suspect give him the money he had taken out of the ATM. When the suspect found out it was only a hundred dollars. He demanded the victim withdraw more money from the account. The suspect took the victimÕs ATM card from him and forced him to remove additional funds from the account. The suspect fled with the money towards Newark Blvd.

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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