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Crime Log: Armed Robbery at Walmart; SWAT Team Responds to Armed Suicidal Man

A summary of crimes and incidents reported in Fremont.

The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Fremont between Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 as released by the Fremont Police Department.

THURSDAY, DEC. 27

SWAT team responds to armed man threatening to kill himself

An armed man was arrested after he threatened to kill himself at an Apache Court home. Police received a call from a woman saying she was terrified that her boyfriend was going to take his own life after he pulled out a handgun following an argument and put the gun in his mouth.

The woman barricaded herself in the home and called police while the man fled into the neighborhood. Police set up a perimeter and the woman safely exited the home. Officers also made contact with the boyfriend via cell phone. The negotiations team tried to convince the man to surrender but were unsuccessful.

A SWAT team and K-9 unit responded to the scene to clear the home. After several hours, the man told police that he was still in the neighborhood and agreed to surrender. He was detained without incident.

Suspect arrested after buying car with stolen and forged checks

Employees at AMC Auto Sales, located 38395 Mission Blvd., reported that a customer had purchased a car on Dec. 20 with stolen and forged checks. The vehicle was located within an hour in San Jose and the driver was arrested.

Juveniles arrested on suspicion of burglary

A homeowner on the 3300 block of Alder Avenue came home and saw two juveniles in his backyard. The two fled on foot but the homeowner followed and called police. An officer eventually located the juveniles and arrested them.

FRIDAY, DEC. 28

Wanted carjacker arrested at Mission Peak Lodge

The major crimes unit located a vehicle associated with a wanted person at the Mission Peak Lodge. The vehicle was used in a police pursuit with Hayward police earlier in the month. The person associated with the car was also wanted on suspicion of armed robbery and carjacking in Union City.

The suspect, his girlfriend and a small child exited a room at the lodge and tried to drive away. Officers managed to stop the car. The suspect tried to flee but was eventually captured and taken into custody after a short struggle.

MONDAY, DEC. 31

Victim fails to cooperate with officers after domestic battery

Police received multiple reports of a male beating a female inside of a car in front of the Islander motel. The vehicle sped off when officers responded to the scene. Officers found the vehicle abandoned nearby minutes later. Officers also located the female victim, who was uncooperative and refused to assist in the investigation.

Burglary at Pete’s Foreign Auto Repair

Unknown suspect(s) broke into a shed and several cars that were being serviced at Pete’s Foreign Auto Repair, located at 43203 Osgood Rd.

Home burglary on Montalban Drive

A home on Montalban Drive was burglarized between 4 p.m. and midnight.

TUESDAY, JAN. 1

Suicidal man found safe at comic store

A suicidal man was taken to a hospital after relatives notified authorities in Union City that a family member had taken pills and fled in a car. An hour later, family members reported that he was at comic book store in Fremont. Officers contacted the man and took him to a hospital for treatment.

Man arrested for child endangerment, DUI

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment after crashing near the intersection of Grimmer Boulevard and Victoria Avenue. Police responded to the accident and found that the driver had children in the car with him.

Chase ends with suspect on store roof

Officers were sent on a vehicle pursuit that involved driving around roundabouts multiple times before eventually finding a suspect on a convenience store roof. Read a more detailed report here.

Home burglaries

Jewelry and laptops were reported stolen from the following addresses:

  • 39000 block of Bruning St.
  • 34000 block of Parker Ct. 
  • 5000 block of Paseo Padre Way

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2

Elderly driver narrowly avoids train crash 

An 83-year-old woman who drove her car onto railroad tracks and got stuck avoided being hit by an approaching train. The elderly woman called police around 7 a.m. and said that she was stuck on the tracks at Stevenson and Mission boulevards. Arriving officers were unable to find her but continued down the tracks and eventually located her a quarter-mile down the tracks. The woman became disoriented when Stevenson Boulevard ended and continued to drive along the tracks until her car broke down. She noticed a train approaching and began flashing the headlights. The train noticed the lights and was able to stop in time.

Read a more detailed report here.

THURSDAY, JAN. 3

Teens cited after stealing liquor and spray paint at the Hub

Two juveniles were detained and released to their parents after being caught stealing spray paint at Michael’s in the Fremont Hub. Officers responded to a report of two teens, ages 16 and 17, tagging on the side of Michael’s. An officer found both teens inside the store where they were trying to steal more paint. The two had also stolen tequila from Target.

Armed robbery at Walmart

Two men stole money from the Walmart located at 40580 Albrae St. at gunpoint before fleeing in a brand new black BMW with large chrome rims. The car was seen fleeing toward the freeway.

Ex-con found with loaded guns in car

An officer stopped a 25-year-old man at the Decoto Road 7-Eleven. While searching his vehicle, the officer found a loaded .38 revolver and a semi-automatic handgun in the center console. The man, who has a prior gang conviction, was with a female passenger who provided a false name. The girl turned out to be a minor. The two were staying at a Motel 6 and a search of the room is pending.

Anyone with information about any crime in Fremont is asked to contact the Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6900 or by submitting a tip online at www.fremontpolice.org/tip.

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