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Crime Log: Deranged Man Threatens to Shoot People Near Walmart; Man Brandishes Tire Iron in Road Rage Fit

A summary of crimes and incidents reported in Fremont.

The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Fremont between Jan. 4 and Jan. 9 as released by the Fremont Police Department.

FRIDAY, JAN. 4

Deranged man threatens to shoot people near Walmart

A man dressed in a military uniform threatened to shoot people near the Walmart on Osgood Road at around 11 a.m. The suspect had a backpack and a cart that was full of unknown items. Officers responded to the scene and cautiously made contact with the suspect. Officers eventually detained him and determined he needed a mental evaluation. They located a pellet gun and several knives in the suspect’s possession.

Unattended briefcase brings out bomb squad

A suspicious briefcase left in front of a Valero gas station on Mowry Avenue caused an employee to alert authorities. Officers responded and asked the Alameda County Sherriff’s Office to send their bomb squad to the scene. The briefcase was eventually determined to be stolen property from a recent burglary.

Two arrested after home burglary and police chase

A juvenile from San Jose and an 18-year-old from Milpitas were arrested after leading police officers on a brief pursuit. Officers responded to a possible in-progress burglary on Whitfield Avenue at about 12:20 p.m. Police in the area saw one suspect flee in a vehicle. The suspect led officers on a pursuit for several minutes before surrendering near the intersection of Automall Parkway and Boyce Road. The second suspect was located with the help of citizens providing information to officers. 

Home burglary

A home on Camino Santa Barbara was burglarized sometime during the evening. The suspect(s) pried a rear door open and made off with laptops, iPads, cash and jewelry.

SATURDAY, JAN. 5

Two arrested after assaulting security guard at Saddle Rack

Two men were arrested following a fight at the Saddle Rack night club. Officers responded to reports of a security guard being battered by three drunk patrons at around 11:30 p.m. A 22-year-old Hayward resident and a 32-year-old from Fremont were arrested on suspicion of battery and public intoxication. The third male involved, a 36-year-old, was transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. However, a request was sent to the District Attorney’s office to charge him for public intoxication, too.

SUNDAY, JAN. 6

Man robbed of $100 at BART station

BART police reports that a man was robbed of $100 in cash while at the #99 bus stop at around 1 a.m. The victim told police that the suspect was on his way from Oakland to San Jose and asked if he could spare a few dollars. The victim took out his wallet and gave the suspect some money. The suspect then grabbed $100 from the victim’s wallet and refused to give it back. The victim was threatened by the suspect’s size and appearance. The suspect then left in a taxi.

Car broken into at BART station 

Officers responded to a report of a car that was broken into while parked overnight at the BART station. The crime occurred between 5:45 on Jan.4 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6. An iPod cord, a GPS mount and $10 in change were stolen. The doors were locked but a coat hanger, which did not belong to the victim, was found inside. 

MONDAY, JAN. 7

Woman robbed of purse at gunpoint

A women was robbed of her purse at gunpoint in the area of Nicolet Avenue and Fremont Boulevard. The suspect was described as a black male teenager wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Armed robbery at 7-Eleven

Two suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks held up the 7-Eleven on Farwell Drive near Stevenson Boulevard. The suspects took cash and fled.

Man found with loaded handgun during traffic stop

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after an officer stopped a vehicle at Five Corners. The officer noticed a handgun next to the driver’s right side and found it to be loaded.

Prowler spotted on Baine Avenue

A resident on Baine Avenue reported someone trying to open her sliding patio door at around 5 a.m. The suspect was described as a black male adult about 50 years old, wearing a blue jacket and white hoodie with a stubble beard. He may have been homeless.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8

Burglary suspects spotted cruising neighborhood

A group of four young men broke into a home on the 38000 block of Tierra Street. The suspects, all described as Hispanic males between 17 and 20 years old, were cruising the neighborhood in what appeared to be a black 2000 Mustang. An officer responded to the area but could not locate the suspect vehicle. The Mustang was described as a two-door model with chrome rims and a chrome driver’s side mirror housing. The first two digits of the license plate may be 4Q, though the witness wasn’t positive. The driver of the vehicle was described as a dark-skinned male about 17-20 years old and two other suspects were described as 5-foot-6 with thin builds wearing dark hoodies and backpacks.

Man arrested after brandishing tire iron in road rage fit

An 18-year-old Milpitas man was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a deadly weapon following a fit of road rage. An officer responded to the area of Walnut Avenue and Guardino Drive at about 6:30 p.m. on a report that the suspect threatened the victim with a tire iron in the Warm Springs area. The victim followed the suspect to the Fremont BART parking lot and called police. Officers located the suspect inside the BART station and arrested him.

Home burglaries:

A home was burglarized on the 4700 block of Pardee Avenue between 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. The burglars kicked in the front door and stole cash, a tablet, camera and jewelry.

A shotgun, laptop and Xbox 360 were stolen from a home on the 38200 block of Fremont Boulevard between 6:30 and 11 p.m. The suspects pried open a front window to get into the home.

Jewelry, an iPad, a laptop and cash were stolen from a home on the 32600 block of Lake Mead Drive.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

Man spotted running in Scooby Doo mask

Multiple witnesses reported seeing a suspicion man running through the parking lot of Lucky’s on the 38400 block of Mowry Avenue around 4:25 a.m. while wearing a Scooby Doo mask. Witnesses initially thought that he wasn’t wearing any pants. Officers responded to the area and located a 47-year-old man who was wearing the cartoon dog’s mask, a dog leash and light-colored pants. He told officers he wanted to show off his body because he recently lost weight. He was released. 

Purse snatching

A woman’s purse was snatched by two men near the 7-Eleven on Mowry Avenue. The two suspects fled in a small to medium sized SUV. One suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male adult in his early 20s at about 5-foot-8 with a medium build and wearing a black hoodie. The second suspect was described as a white male in his early 20s at about 5-foot-9 with brown hair, a medium build and wearing a grey hoodie.

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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Richard Crooks January 12, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Take these nuts out and off to jail for a long time. Not a slap on the wrist jail time.
Nadja Adolf January 12, 2013 at 05:11 AM
Ummm..... I think Krafft-Ebing had something to say about this sort of behavior. Wanting to show off your body while wearing a dog leash and dog mask? I think a little something more is going on there. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 Man spotted running in Scooby Doo mask Multiple witnesses reported seeing a suspicion man running through the parking lot of Lucky’s on the 38400 block of Mowry Avenue around 4:25 a.m. while wearing a Scooby Doo mask. Witnesses initially thought that he wasn’t wearing any pants. Officers responded to the area and located a 47-year-old man who was wearing the cartoon dog’s mask, a dog leash and light-colored pants. He told officers he wanted to show off his body because he recently lost weight. He was released.
Anna January 13, 2013 at 08:31 AM
I have a picture of the Scooby Doo guy!
Anna January 13, 2013 at 08:37 AM
And I have a picture of the unattended briefcase too
Nadja Adolf January 13, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Post it! This i have to see.

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