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April 29, 2014 > Fremont Police Log

Fremont Police Log

Submitted By Geneva Bosques

Monday, April 21
The owner of a business on the 46900 block of Warm Springs Blvd. came in around 9:30 a.m. and found the main door to be damaged. This is the second time that this business was burglarized. The first burglary was reported in May of 2013.The loss in this burglary was cash. The business has video surveillance and the owner has offered to give it to officers once heÕs able to retrieve it from the system.

Officers investigated a commercial burglary at 47800 block of Warm Springs Blvd. where a window was pried and suspects took cash from the business. Video surveillance captured the incident at approximately 4:38 a.m. The video shows that the suspects pried the base of the front door to gain entry. The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect #1 - appears to have a medium build, dark jacket or sweatshirt, with a long white t-shirt underneath.
Suspect #2 - appears to be a medium build Hispanic male, wearing a light colored shiny (possibly satin) jacket, gloves, and light colored baseball hat with a dark brim.

While documenting the burglary above, officers were advised by a neighboring business that they too were a victim of a crime. The front door to this business was again pried and a window was shattered in what appeared to be an attempt to gain entry. Officers believe that this burglary likely occurred prior to the incident listed above. There was no physical loss in this incident and officers believe it was an attempt only.

At approximately 6:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a disturbance in the Niles District, specifically on Niles Blvd between E Street and F Street. Two citizens called 911 to report that there was a male who was possibly under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and was creating a disturbance and jumping out into traffic. The first officer on scene contacted the male, later identified as a 59 year old adult male, Fremont transient, near the benches at the Niles Plaza. The male was immediately aggressive with the officer and refused to comply with commands or answer questions. A second officer arrived within about a minute and the suspect continued to disobey directions and began to scream profanities, refused to remove his hands from his pockets and began to tense up. As the two officers attempted to take the male into custody for public intoxication, a very violent struggle ensued. Both officers and the suspect sustained injuries in the struggle, which lasted several minutes before additional officers could arrive. Once the suspect was detained, two knives were located within his pockets. One officer was treated at the scene and the second was treated and released from a local hospital. For the safety of all involved, the male suspect was placed in a WRAP and transported to a local hospital for treatment. The 59 year old adult male faces multiple felony charges including: battery on a peace officer with injuries, threatening a peace officer, and resisting arrest.

Tuesday, April 22
At approximately 10:30 a.m., as Sergeants Crandall and Koepf were about to enter PeetÕs Coffee on Mowry Ave., when they noticed an adult male running from the store with two tip jars in hand. The male was being chased by another man who appeared to be trying to catch him. Sergeants Crandall and Koepf drove around the building and located the suspect in the area of Capitol and Liberty Street. Sgt. Crandall arrested the 24 year old adult male for commercial burglary.

Officers were dispatched to PJÕs Bagels on Paseo Padre Parkway after it was reported that a male was inside a Toyota Camry and slumped over the wheel. Officer Hartman arrived and contacted a 54 year old adult male, Vallejo resident. The 54 year old was on probation for possession of a controlled substance and after being evaluated, was found to be under the influence of heroin. A search of his person revealed an eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine and a gram of heroin. Additionally, a loaded pistol-grip shotgun was found inside the trunk of the car. Officer Hartman arrested the 54 year old adult male for possession of methamphetamine and heroin, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and for being under the influence of drugs.

Officer Collins and FTO Kwok were dispatched to a report of an unwanted guest on the 34700 block of Locke Ave. The caller stated that a man was at the residence, refusing to leave, yelling at the occupants and continuously ringing the doorbell. Officers arrived and noticed the male sitting on the porch. The 59 year old adult male, Fremont resident, presented signs of being intoxicated. The male was unable to care for himself and arrested for public intoxication. He was booked out at Santa Rita.

Newark PD requested a K9 for a drug search in the area of Cedar/Robertson. Officer Baca and K9 Harkos responded to Newark to assist. K9 Harkos found 5 grams of meth and a pipe hidden under the driverÕs seat. Nice work by Officer Baca and Harkos!

At approximately 8:05 p.m., officers were sent to the 46600 block of Mission Blvd to investigate an auto burglary. An unknown suspect smashed the window of a vehicle and took a laptop. The suspect was captured on video and Detectives are following up on the case. The suspect is described as a Filipino male adult, 20-25 years of age, 5Õ6Ó Ð 5Õ9Ó, medium build, shaved head and a short goatee. The suspectÕs vehicle is described as a 2000Õs Ford Crown Victoria, dark blue in color, with no push bar.

Wednesday, April 23
At about 9:00 a.m., Fremont Dispatch received a call of a suspicious object located near the bus stop on the south side of Thornton Ave. at Dondero Way. After an examination of the object, the Alameda County Bomb Squad responded and determined that it was not an explosive. Ofc. Fuellenbach documented the incident and Sgt. Crandall managed the scene.

A male dressed in a gray sweater and driving a white late 1990Õs to 2000Õs sedan committed an auto burglary in the 4700 block of Calaveras Ave. Loss was a purse. Approximately 80 minutes later another similar auto burglary was reported in the 4300 block of Stevenson Blvd.

Officer Haugh ran a registration check on a vehicle near the intersection of Chapel Way and Lincoln St and discovered it had been reported stolen out of Modesto. Once he had sufficient cover units with him, Officer Haugh conducted an enforcement stop on the vehicle and the driver immediately yielded. The driver was identified as a 28 year old adult male, Modesto resident. He was arrested and booked.

At approximately 6:35 p.m., Officer Collins and FTO Kwok as well as Sgt. McCormick investigated two separate incidents where drivers reported being shot at with a BB gun or projectile of some type in the area of Warm Springs/Warren Ave and Warm Springs/Brown Rd. Both drivers sustained minor injuries as the result of shattered glass from the driver side window. The projectile was not located by officers in either incident. Neither victim could provide a description on the suspect(s) or suspect vehicle, however a white mini-van was seen in the area of one of the incidents. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact FPD at (510) 790-6800.

At 2:28 p.m., a victim was chased by an unknown suspect from the permit lot into the Fremont BART station agentÕs booth. The suspect forcibly removed the victimÕs wallet from his pants pocket and fled the station on foot. Loss was $14 cash, California ID, and a work badge. Suspect was described as a Black male, 6Õ, stocky build, wearing a green ÒNikeÓ T-shirt, and grey sweatpants. An officer responded and attempted to locate the suspect but with negative results.

At 3:43 p.m., a victim reported that her white 1993 Honda Civic 2-door coupe was burglarized while it was parked at the Fremont BART station on the west side of the station, stall #12, between 1150-1530 hours. The victim reported that entry to the vehicle was made via unknown means as both doors were unlocked upon the victimÕs return. As a result of the burglary, the victim reported the loss of an older model Kenwood Stereo/CD player (unknown value, in addition to damage caused to the vehicleÕs center console area).

Thursday, April 24
Officer Lobue investigated another incident (3rd in two days) of a vehicle being shot at near the intersection of Warren Ave and Warm Springs. The victim was traveling northbound on Warm Springs around 6:30 p.m. when her driverÕs side window was shot out by either a pellet or BB. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Officer Lobue will be following up with businesses in the area to try and obtain video.

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