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Crime Log: Driver Crashes Into Pole, Abandons Injured Friend; Man Steals $500 Worth of Medicine

A summary of crimes, fires and incidents reported in Fremont.

The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Fremont between Nov. 8 and Nov. 13 as released by the Fremont Police Department.

THURSDAY, NOV. 8

Suspected Car Thieves Escape Police

Police were called after a resident reported that two men were knocking on his Winslow Terrace home and that the pair told the man they were there to answer a Craigslist ad to buy a television while talking through the door. The resident didn’t open the door but when the men left, he took down the license plate of the vehicle the two came in. Police learned the car was stolen and tried to pursue the two in the vehicle. The motorist failed to stop for police and the vehicle is outstanding and was last seen heading toward Union City.

Man Robbed of His iPhone

A man was loading his groceries into his car in the parking lot of Safeway at Five Corners when a suspect approached and pointed a gun at him. The man was robbed of his iPhone and the suspect fled.

Driver Crashes into Telephone Pole, Abandons Injured Friend

A passenger of a vehicle suffered major injuries after the driver, a 19-year-old man, was driving on Shinn Street, lost control and struck a telephone pole, police said. Authorities said the man’s injuries were non life-threatening but the driver fled and wasn’t found.

Toy Gun Leads to Evacuation of BART Train

Police were called to the Fremont BART station after someone reported that a man dropped a gun while he was moving from his wheelchair to a seat on the BART train. The train was evacuated and the 55-year-old man was detained, but the item dropped was a toy semi-auto handgun that tucked in the man’s waistband.

Scooter Taken in Home Burglary

A home burglary was reported on the 3400 block of Stevenson Boulevard in which suspect(s) entered through the second-floor condominium sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. A Razor scooter was taken.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9

Pair Arrested for Endangering Child

Police responded to Blacow Road after it was reported that people were living in a garage. As a result, a 39-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and drug-related offenses. Authorities said the child is in protective custody.

Suspected Burglar Arrested After Using Stolen Credit Card at Target

A 30-year-old San Jose man was arrested after police say he stole a purse from a school on the 2900 block of Paseo Padre Parkway and used a credit card in that purse to buy electronics at  a nearby Target. The man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, receiving known stolen property, possession of a burglary tool and possession of a controlled substance.

Man Steals $500 Worth of Medicine

A 37-year-old Newark man was arrested after reportedly stealing more than $500 worth of over-the-counter medication from the CVS Pharmacy on Driscoll Road. Police said the man was arrested on suspicion of petty theft with a prior.

Two Home Burglaries, Two Commercial Burglaries:

  • A home was broken into around 10 a.m. after suspect(s) broke a glass window of a home on the 39600 block of Fremont Boulevard. The suspects fled after an alarm sounded off and nothing was taken.
  • Residents of a Stephano Court home returned home just before 8 p.m. as two male suspects in dark hoodies escaped from the back door. One of the residents chased the pair and saw the two flee in a white, four-door Mitsubishi Gallant. The total of four suspects were last seen fleeing eastbound on Deep Creek Boulevard and one bedroom was found ransacked.
  • A locker in the men’s locker room at 24 Hour Fitness on Fremont Boulevard was burglarized between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The suspect(s) took the victim’s pants, which contained his wallet and car keys.
  • A business on the 47900 block of Westinghouse Drive was found burglarized and police said a window was broken but nothing was stolen.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10

Fire on Warwick Elementary Campus Ruled as Possible Arson

Police were called to help Fremont Fire with an investigation of a possible arson of a storage shed toward the rear end of Warwick Elementary School.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

Drunk Man Found Passed Out on Peralta

A 21-year-old Fremont man was arrested after police were called to Peralta Boulevard when a passer-by saw him lying on the ground. Arriving officers found the man unresponsive, but he woke up shortly after and told police he had been drinking at a nearby bar and passed out. He was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness.

Man Caught Stealing Rail Anchors, Tie Plates from Railroad

Police arrested a 55-year-old Newark man who is on probation after he was seen stealing rail anchors and tie plates on Union Pacific Railroad property by Tesla.

Drunken Driver Passes Out in Running Vehicle

A 60-year-old man was arrested after police were called to the Fremont Hub entrance near Chili’s to a report of man sleeping inside a running vehicle that was blocking the roadway. The man was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

MONDAY, NOV. 12

Apartments Evacuated After Suspect Sets Off Fire Extinguisher

Police assisted Fremont Fire after it was reported that a suspect set off a fire extinguisher in the hallway of the Archstone apartment complex, resulting in residents evacuating from their homes. Authorities said it was the third time this has occurred, but no one was detained.

TUESDAY, NOV. 13

Man Arrested After Refusing to Return Girlfriend’s Car

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft. Police said the man was borrowed the car from his girlfriend on Nov. 9 but that she reported it stolen after he refused to return it.

Gun Pulled Out During Argument at Burger King

Police were called to Burger King on Mowry Avenue after witnesses reported seeing occupants of two separate vehicles arguing in the parking lot. While arguing, the witnesses said one of the people waved a gun. Both vehicles fled the area before officers arrived.

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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