The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Fremont between Nov. 21 and Nov. 26 as released by the Fremont Police Department.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21
Man Demands Officers to Shoot Him; Gets Placed on Psychiatric Hold
Police were called to Broadmoor Common after a 30-year-old man called authorities and said he had kicked open the door to his mothers apartment, was armed with a knife and wanted police to “shoot him down.” Authorities said the man was upset with his detox center. Dispatchers calmed the man down and he eventually surrendered and was placed on psychiatric hold.
Suspected Burglar Escapes Arrest
Police were called to the 5000 block of Curtis Street after a woman reported seeing a man in her backyard trying to break a window to enter the home. Officers arrived and saw the man flee over the home’s side ate. A perimeter was set up, but the suspect was not found. Police found a rear window screen and pane pried out.
Handgun Brandished During Argument at Bar
Authorities were called to The Huddle bar on the 5000 block of Mowry Avenue after a woman reported that a man pulled out a gun on another man during a “heated argument.” Police talked with a potential victim but could not get a full statement because authorities said the man was heavily intoxicated and his story was inconsistent.
Burglaries and Thefts
- A home burglary was reported on Woodbridge Place.
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 to SATURDAY, NOV. 23
Fremont police did not release reports of significant events from these dates.
SUNDAY, NOV. 24
Man Arrested After Trying to Hang Girlfriend
A Fremont man was arrested Sunday night after police said he attempted to kill his girlfriend by hanging her from a tree. Police were called to the 41500 block of Beatrice Street after the woman called and told officers that her boyfriend tied her up and she was in the backyard. Officers arrived and found the woman bounded with a rope “cinched around her neck” and said the rope was connected to a tree. The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide. Click here for the full report.
MONDAY, NOV. 25
Drunk Man Throws Beef Jerky at Store Clerk
A man was hospitalized after police were called to 7 Eleven on the 38000 block of Mission Blvd. after a person called to report that a drunk man threw beef jerky at a clerk. Police arrested the man on suspicion of being drunk in public but while being transported to Santa Rita Jail, the man revealed he had a medical issue and he was brought to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.
Fight Sparks After Report of Domestic Violence
Police were called to Gannon Terrace after a fight among six males and one female was reported just before noon. Officers said the victim (a female) said her ex-boyfriend had attacked her and instead of calling police, she called relatives who then showed up to defend the victim. A brother of the victim told police that the ex-boyfriend pulled out a gun at some point during the argument. No arrests were made and police said the witnesses and suspects were uncooperative in the investigation but officers stood by while everyone involved departed.
Pair Sought After Minor Was Attacked
A minor was found bleeding from his head around 3:20 p.m. on Greenpark Drive near Red Oak Common, police said. Authorities said witnesses reported that two other males assaulted the minor and fled. The suspects are both described as white males between the ages of 17 and 19 years old. One was described as 5-feet-11 to 6-feet tall, 210 pounds with short, black hair that is spiky. That suspect was last seen wearing a white short sleeved T-shirt that went down to his thighs and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as 5-feet-6 to 5-feet-9 and of a heavy set with short hair. He was last seen wearing a long, short sleeve white T-shirt with another long sleeved white T-shirt underneath with khaki shorts.
Teens Arrested For Shoplifting
An 18-year-old Fremont man and a 17-year-old were arrested on suspicion of theft after police were called to WalMart on Osgood Road to a report of a group of suspects leaving the store with a shopping cart full of unpaid items. The pair was located across the street and were arrested.
Burglaries and Thefts
- A home burglary was reported on the 3400 block of Isherwood Way.
- A home burglary was reported on the 4900 block of Roselle Common.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27
Drunk Woman Yells at Patrons of Five Corners Shopping Plaza
A 56-year-old woman was arrested after police were called to Safeway at Five Corners around noon to a report of a drunk woman yelling at people near Auto Zone. Police said they believed the woman was “highly intoxicated” and she was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Possible Bath Salts Daze Leads to Mental Health Hold
A woman was placed on psychiatric hold after police were called to Fremont Boulevard and Becerra Drive to a report of a pedestrian acting strangely. Officers spot her around 10 p.m., but the 24-year-old woman fled, running into the middle of the street. Shortly after, officers found the woman near Tamayo Drive, but the woman – who wasn’t wearing any shoes – would not respond to police officers. Paramedics were called but the woman would “periodically scream” while being placed on a gurney. Police believed she may have been under the influence of bath salts, but around 3 a.m., police found records that indicate that the woman did the same thing in May 2012 in the same intersection. Police placed the woman on psychiatric hold.
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.