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May 13, 2014 > Newark Police Log

Newark Police Log

Submitted By Cmdr. Michael Carroll, Newark PD

Thursday, May 1

At 5:59 p.m., Carl Brew of Newark was causing a disturbance inside of the La Huesteca restaurant located at 7673 Thornton Avenue. OfficerÕs arrived and diffused the situation sending him on his way. Brew decided to return to the restaurant about 30 minutes later at which time NPD was called back out. This time around, Officer Katz arrested Brew for Attempted Robbery. Brew was booked at Fremont Jail.


Friday, May 2
At 10:30 p.m., Officer Simon investigated a fictitious bill case at GubreraÕs Pub where a male suspect attempted to pay his tab with a fake $100 bill.


Saturday, May 3
A family came home to their residence on Sunset Ave. at 11:16 p.m. to find Angelina Robe of Sunnyvale intoxicated inside their residence. The family had no idea who Robe was and called Police. Robe was not too forthcoming about how she ended up inside the residence and the family declined to press charges for trespassing. She was booked at FPD Jail for Public Intoxication by Officer Bloom.


Sunday, May 4
Officer Losier arrested Belinda Barraza of San Jose at 1:42 p.m. for her Petty theft warrant and 11 new charges. Barraza stole a purse from a dressing room at JC Penney. She then proceeded to use the victimÕs credit card at Wet Seal a store inside Newpark Mall. Officers were able to track Barraza to McDonalds on Mowry Ave. using the victims IPhone which was still inside the stolen purse. Barraza was contacted inside the womanÕs restroom of McDonalds. Barraza was attempting to flush the victimÕs purse, credit cards and IPhone down the toilet. The IPhone got stuck and was recovered by Officer Nethercutt. The suspect was later found to be in possession of three stolen checks and a Bank of America debit card belonging to someone else. Barraza was charged with four counts of Identity theft, Burglary, Forgery, Theft with priors, Forgery, Possession of stolen property , Petty theft, Destruction of evidence, Possess Account information, Theft by Credit card, and Providing a false name to police officers. Barraza was later booked at Santa Rita jail.


Monday, May 5
At around 6:45 p.m. a 77 year old male left for his nightly walk from the 37000 block of Birch St. in Newark. After he did not return, family members went out looking for him. After searching for almost four hours, family reported him missing to the Newark Police Department. The missing adult had moved to Newark around two years ago and is not familiar with the area. Immediately officers started an extensive search, first checking his normal walking path that family stated he would take. Officers then started to fan out their search by walking throughout the neighborhoods. The Newark Police Department notified surrounding agencies and area hospitals. The Newark Police DepartmentÕs RAVENs were also summoned to assist. A NIXLE alert and a state wide Silver Alert was activated. Local television news stations also inquired about the missing adult. News stations alerted the Bay Area as they awoke and showed his photograph. An alert motorist, who happened to see the morning news regarding the missing adult was driving by the Walmart store located at 40580 Albrae St. in Fremont and saw the missing adult walk out of the bushes. This is approximately 3.5 miles from his residence. The motorist immediately stopped and contacted him. The missing adult appeared confused. The motorist drove him to a local Starbucks on Stevenson Blvd. and notified Newark Police. Newark Police and ALCO Fire responded. The missing adult appeared in good health. He was wearing a sweater that helped him stay warm through the night. The missing adult was reunited with grateful family, who took him to the hospital to be checked as a precaution. It was through the communityÕs involvement and watchful eye that assisted the Newark Police in a happy reunion with family members.


Tuesday, May 6
While Officer Geser was responded to Balentine Plaza for found property at 8:53 p.m., he was alerted to an auto burglary that occurred at Mowry Plaza. The items discarded at Balentine Plaza had come from the auto burglary that had occurred between 8:15 p.m. and 8:52 p.m. Entry was via a window smash. Outstanding loss is an IPad and laptop.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Officer Homayoun accepted the citizenÕs arrest of Sunil Gadrah of Fremont at 2:36 p.m. from JC PenneyÕs for a $58 theft. She was cited and released at the scene.

At 10:34 p.m., Sgt. Higbee investigated an auto burglary that occurred at the Lion Food Center, 39055 Cedar Blvd. The theft occurred between 1330 and 2105 hours. Entry was via a window smash. Loss was a black backpack with misc. school books.


Thursday, May 8
Officer Homayoun accepted the arrest of a shoplifter from JC Penney at 7:46 p.m. Mayra Melgoza of Newark was cited and released for petty theft.

Officer Horst investigated an auto-burglary at Balentine Plaza at 8:21 p.m. Entry was made via window smash and a laptop was stolen.


Friday, May 9

At 12:03 a.m., Officers responded to an in-progress commercial burglary at Cocurry Thai Cuisine located at 6180 Jarvis Avenue. A witness saw an unknown suspect shatter the glass to the front door and make entry into the restaurant. An interior search of the business was completed with negative results. The suspect had fled prior to police arrival.

Officer Slater was dispatched to the Chase Suites at 1:41 a.m. for a reported theft of a cell phone with suspect information. Officer Slater arrived in the area and located the suspect standing in the front of the hotel and took him into custody without incident. Billy Hudson of San Francisco was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance and Petty theft. Hudson was booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Officers were sent to a commercial burglar alarm at S&J Coffee Shop located at 5409 Central Avenue at 1:45 a.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front glass door was shattered. The interior was cleared but nobody was located. Officer Homayoun documented the burglary.

At 2:14 a.m., a broken window to Subway at 5970 Mowry Avenue was located by officers. Loss in this burglary was a cash register drawer.

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