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Crime Log: Lucky's Robbed at Gunpoint; Two Arrested on Weapons Charges at Mojo Lounge

A summary of recent crimes reported in Fremont.

The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Fremont between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16 as released by the Fremont Police Department.

THURSDAY, JAN. 10

Man shot and killed in act of self-defense 

A 48-year-old man was shot and killed inside of his home in what was later determined to be an act of self-defense. The shooting occurred at about 5:25 p.m. on the 39500 block of Pardee Court. The 27-year-old suspect, later identified as the man’s son, turned himself in two hours later and surrendered his weapon. Officers interviewed the suspect and released him after learning that he had shot his father after he attacked the suspect and his younger brother with a bat covered in nails.

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Marijuana grow house discovered on Becerra Drive

A landlord-tenant dispute turned into a discovery of a marijuana grow house on the 4200 block of Becerra Drive. Officers responded to what was initially reported as a possible vandalism when the tenant refused to allow the landlord to visit for scheduled home repairs. The tenant threatened to no longer pay rent. When the landlord checked on the home, he found that the home was being used as a marijuana grow house. The tenant was gone and had taken his plants.

Two arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property

An officer responded to a report of an auto burglary at the Fremont Manor Apartments on Stevenson Boulevard at around 11:25 p.m. The thieves — five individuals, four of whom were on bikes — had made off with a cell phone and Indian currency.

Officers were later called to the Casa Blanca Apartments on Fremont Boulevard at around 12:46 a.m. on a report of four to five subjects on bikes trying to break into an office. Broken glass was found but no entry had been made. An officer later located three bicyclists in the area of Fremont Boulevard and Mattos Drive at 1:07 am. The victims in the previous robbery at Fremont Manor were contacted but could not identify the suspects. Through their investigation, however, officers located some of the stolen items on two of the suspects and arrested them on suspicion of possessing stolen property.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11

Woman arrested after brandishing knife at pedestrian

A woman was arrested and placed on psychiatric hold after she brandished a knife at a man walking in the area of the 7-Eleven near Fremont Boulevard and Chapel Way. Officers responded to the scene where the located the woman and recovered the knife. She was eventually detained and put on psychiatric hold.

Attempted auto theft

Two suspects in their late teens were spotted trying to steal a Honda at the Stevenson Place Apartments on the 4000 block of Stevenson Boulevard. The suspects were scared off by the person who reported the attempt to police.

Man beaten in attempted robbery at convenience store

A man was beaten in his own car at the Fast and Easy Mart on Ardenwood Boulevard. Three male suspects, one armed with a handgun, attempted to rob the man and battered him before fleeing in a silver four-door BMW with a partial license plate of 4CYI.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

Lucky’s robbed at gunpoint

A man robbed an employee of cash at the Lucky’s in the Brookvale Center. The suspect entered the supermarket with a handgun at around 11:45 p.m. He was described as a black male adult, about 20 years old, 6-feet tall with an average build wearing a skit hat that covered his ears and a green puffy jacket. He was last seen running westbound on Nicolet Avenue toward an apartment complex.

Man evades fare at BART station, resists arrest

A man was arrested trying to skip out on paying his far at the Fremont BART station and fleeing from a BART officer. A BART officer spotted the suspect trying to leave the station at around 2:23 p.m. When the suspect saw the officer approaching, he fled on foot out of the station. The officer got in his car and located him just outside of the parking lot on the south end of the station. When the officer tried to detain him, the suspect told the BART officer that he did not have authority as he was outside of BART property.

The suspect tussled with the officer and refused to obey his commands. The officer eventually asked for assistance from Fremont PD. Arriving officers eventually arrested the suspect on suspicion of resisting arrest and evading BART fare.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13

Two arrested on suspicion of auto theft

Two suspects were reportedly knocking on doors on Tacoma Court in and Hildasue Terrace asking to use the phone at 12:23 a.m. and 1:48 a.m., respectively. The suspects were associated with an SUV stolen out of Oakland. Officers responded to Hildasue Terrace and located the individuals, who admitted to using the SUV and parking it in a random driveway when they saw police. They were both arrested on suspicion of auto theft and receiving stolen property.

Two arrested on weapons charges at Mojo Lounge

Officers responded to the Mojo Lounge on Peralta Boulevard at around 11:35 p.m. after receiving multiple reports a person entering the bar with a concealed firearm. Multiple units responded to the bar and quickly established a perimeter around the area. Bar patrons were searched and directed outside. In the end, officers searched a vehicle associated with a suspect and located two firearms. Two Hayward men, ages 26 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed stolen weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, being felons in possession of a firearm and illegally possessing an assault weapon.

MONDAY, JAN. 14

Man robbed at gunpoint for shoes in Denny’s parking lot 

A man was robbed at gunpoint for a pair of shoes he was attempting to sell via Craigslist. Three suspects driving a silver truck met with the victim inside of the parking lot of the Denny’s on Mowry Avenue. One of the passengers, a juvenile, exited the truck and received the pair of shoes from the victim. The juvenile suspect then went back to the truck while another suspect pointed a silver handgun at the victim. The three drove off with the shoes but were later spotted driving near Decoto Road and Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City. The property, along with the firearm, which was reported stolen out of Brentwood, was recovered. All three suspects were arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and possession of stolen property. 

TUESDAY, JAN. 15

Man arrested after threatening to shoot security guards at Washington Hospital 

A Union City man was arrested after threatening to shoot security guards inside of Washington Hospital. The 39-year-old suspect went to visit a family member at the hospital at around 6:50 p.m. After being told visiting hours had ended, he got upset threatened to shoot them with a handgun. Officers responded to the first floor of the hospital where they had to search the suspect at gunpoint. However, no weapons were found on the suspect or in his vehicle. He was eventually arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 

Armed robbery on Orangewood Drive

A woman was robbed of her wallet, phone and car keys with an Airsoft gun as she exited her home on Orangewood Drive. The suspects were described at two Hispanic males in their early 20s. One of the suspects were describes a 5-foot-11 with a skinny build, a shaved head and a light mustache. He was wearing a white hoodie with orange and green writing and dark baggy pants. The second suspect was described as being 5-foot-7 with a medium build wearing a black hoodie with the hood drawn over his face and baggy jeans. They were seen driving a newer model red four-door Toyota, possibly a Camry.

Home burglaries: 

Two grocery bags of marijuana were stolen from a home on the 40000 block of Chapel Avenue noon on Jan. 15 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 16. 

Jewelry was stolen from a home on the 40000 block of Strawflower Way. The suspect(s) kicked in the side garage door between 9 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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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