June 5, 2018 > Fremont Police Log
Fremont Police Log
Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD
Wednesday, May 23
In the late evening a suspect in a May 9 armed robbery at the Lowe?s home improvement store in Fremont, and a May 18 robbery of two elderly people in Concord, turned himself into the Concord Police Department after two warrants were issued for his arrest. The suspect, identified by police as Otto Halafihi, 29, of Oakland, was arrested and charged with robbery and elder abuse in Contra Costa County for the Concord incident. The Fremont armed robbery case was to be presented to the Alameda County District Attorney for charging.
Friday, May 25
Community Service Officer Wilske investigated a commercial burglary that occurred at a beauty salon, in the 37400 block of Fremont Blvd. The loss was jewelry, cash and thousands of dollars? worth of human hair extensions.
Officers Franchi, Trzewieczynski, and Cavas responded to the Five Corners area in the Irvington district after a witness reported possibly seeing the end of a shotgun sticking out of a shopping cart associated with transients in the area. A 70-year-old man was contacted and then arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine. The suspected shotgun was determined to be a pellet gun.
A caller reported a suspected transient had set up camp blocking access their place of business. Officers arrived and contacted a 31-year-old man who was determined to be on searchable probation. The man was subsequently arrested/cited on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and was also issued a trespass warning. The case was investigated by Officer Degenstein and Field Training Officer Kwok.
Police responded to a solo vehicle collision at Fremont Boulevard and Carol Avenue. A 27-year-old male driving a Subaru apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree in the center median. The driver initially fled on foot but later returned to the scene and was arrested by Officer Blanchet on suspicion of DUI.
Saturday, May 26
At approximately 1 p.m. a suspect with a firearm approached a victim in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot on Mowry Avenue near Blacow Road and stole the victim?s wallet and then fled westbound toward I-880 on Mowry Avenue in a black Jeep Wrangler or similar type vehicle. The suspect was described as a black male adult, 6-feet-tall and wearing all black clothing.
At 2:14 p.m. an unknown suspect entered the Safeway store at the Fremont Hub shopping center on Mowry Avenue. He approached the teller at the US Bank located inside the store and gave the teller a robbery demand note. No weapons were seen. The suspect was described as a black man between 40 and 50-years-old, about 5-feet-4-inches tall with a thin build, wearing a brown baseball cap, dark rimmed glasses, and a navy-blue button up dress shirt.
At 6:14 p.m. a male and female were blocked by a vehicle when returning to their residence in the 3900 block of Monroe Avenue. They pulled up to the entry gate of their complex and encountered a black Volkswagen Jetta blocking the path. The male honked his horn at the driver in the Jetta, later determined to be delivering food via a ride share company. The male driver of the Jetta got out and began yelling at the couple. He then spat on the couple?s vehicle, called them profanities and then got back into his vehicle. Next, he turned around his vehicle, pulled out two large knifes and told the couple he would stab them. He then fled the area. The couple was able to get a photo of the vehicle and called 911. Officers were able to identify the vehicle based on the photo. The 47-year-old suspect was contacted, and then arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail on charges of making criminal threats and brandishing a weapon.
A Domino?s Pizza delivery driver was delivering to an address on Wainwright Common. As he approached the front door, two suspects approached him and robbed him of the pizzas and his wallet. They fled on foot northbound through the complex. The suspects were described as two black male juveniles, approximately 17 years old, wearing dark hoodies. The case was investigated by Officer Berrier.