Crime Log: Parents Arrested for Child Endangerment After Police Find Assault Rifle, Drugs in Apartment

Brief reports on crimes that occurred in Fremont Oct. 15-24.

The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Fremont between Oct. 15 and Oct. 24 as released by the Fremont Police Department.


Two Arrested On Drug Charges in Denny’s Parking Lot

Two people were arrested Monday after an off-duty Fremont police employee reported seeing pills spread out inside of a car in a Denny’s parking lot. An officer responded to the scene and found two people inside, one of who was holding a crank pipe. The officer searched the car and both were arrested on suspicion of multiple drug charges.

Father Arrested After Leaving 3-Year-Old Alone in Convertible Car

A 41-year-old Fremont man was arrested after leaving his 3-year-old son alone in a convertible car. The man left the toddler inside a convertible vehicle with its top down and the car running for about 10 to 15 minutes. Officers arrived and found the father, who was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment. Read the full report here.


High School Student Hit by Car

A high school student was transported to a hospital after being hit by a car on Fremont Boulevard at Eggers Drive. The victim had visible injuries and was transported for treatment.

Mother and Daughter Assaulted Over Parking Dispute

A woman and her mother were assaulted in the Fremont Hub parking lot over a parking dispute. When the two parked, a woman and her boyfriend followed the mother and daughter and attacked them. An officer responded and located the suspects, one of whom was on probation for carjacking; the other was a parolee.

Two Warms Springs Boulevard Restaurants Burglarized

Two Warms Springs Boulevard restaurants were broken into overnight. A burglar removed a door window pane to break into Hong Kong Chef restaurant, located at 46356 Warm Springs Blvd. While investigating, officers found a second burglary in the complex. Shanghai Restaurant, located at 46132 Warm Springs Blvd., was also broken into. Burglars pried the side door to a neighboring vacant business and broke through the sheetrock to get inside.


Gold Necklace Snatched From Woman’s Neck

A woman was robbed of her necklace while walking near Forest Park Elementary School. The woman was approached from behind by the suspect, who ripped the necklace from her neck

Shots Fired on Central Avenue

An unoccupied car was riddled with gun shots after a shooting on Central Avenue near the 7-Eleven. Officers responded to the scene but did not locate any victims. Several possible gang members were contacted nearby but they refused to cooperate with officers.

Three Arrested on Gun, Dangerous Weapon and Drug Possession Charges

Two men and a woman were arrested after patrol officers tried to talk to a group of people standing in front of a home on Central Avenue near Teakwood Drive. As an officer exited the patrol vehicle, one of the men took off running. A foot pursuit ensued and the man, a parolee-at-large, dropped a loaded semi-automatic pistol. Officers had to use a taser to stop him. He was eventually arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with gang enhancements, resisting arrest and violating parole.

Officers then searched others at the home and located brass knuckles on one of the women. She was arrested on suspicion of possessing a dangerous weapon.

During a search of the garage, officers found homemade keys to use on U.S. Postal Service mailboxes. An adult male was arrested for having the keys as well as a meth pipe.


A patient at Washington Hospital removed his IV and tried to steal a truck because he “had enough treatment.” A witness confronted the man and managed to get him out of the truck. Police arrived, talked to him and eventually arrested him on suspicion of tampering with a vehicle.

Armed Robbery Suspect Pretends to be Cop Outside of Applebee’s

A man was robbed outside of Applebee’s after being approached by a suspect pretending to be a cop. The suspect approached the victim claiming to be a Fremont police officer. When the suspect asked for his badge, the suspect pulled out a handgun and robbed him of his cell phone, wallet and keys then fled southbound on Farwell Drive. The suspect was described as a black male adult in his 20s wearing all black clothing with a doo rag.


Woman Steals Credit Card at Saddle Rack, Buys Drinks for Friends

A female patron at Saddle Rack stole another woman’s purse, then used her credit cards to buy drinks for her friends. Security captured surveillance footage of the ordeal. When officers arrived, the suspect tried to drop the credit cards. She was arrested on suspicion of theft. Her friend was also arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.


Two Arrested for Child Endangerment After Police Find Assault Rifle, Drugs in Home

A man and woman were arrested after police responded to a domestic dispute over marijuana being kept inside an apartment. Police arrived and saw a 2-year-old present. After a search, police located a loaded AR-15 assault rifle and several large knives accessible to the toddle. A 32-year-old female and 31-year-old male were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and weapons violations.


Drunken Driver Leaves Car on Railroad Tracks, Car is Hit By Train

A drunk driver was arrested after leaving his car to be struck by a train near Automall Parkway. Police responded to the area at about 3 a.m. and learned the driver had exited his car before it was hit. The suspect, a 57-year-old man from San Jose, thought the railroad tracks were a roadway until he saw the train coming. He was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence and Union Pacific Railroad took over the crash investigation.

Masked Man Robs Bank with Fake Assault Rifle

A man covered part of his face, brandished a replica assault rifle and demanded everyone drop to the floor before robbing the Wells Fargo Bank on Fremont Boulevard and fleeing the scene. The man, dressed in black pants, shirt and beanie with a black and white bandana over his nose and mouth, entered the bank shortly after 5 p.m. with what looked like a large assault rifle. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. His gloves, an empty “loot bag” and the gun were found not far away. Read the full report here.

Man Arrested With 46 Debit Cards, More Than $11,000 in Cash

A 24-year-old man was arrested after authorities were alerted about a suspicious person at the Chase Bank at Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenue. An officer responded to the area and found the suspect, who had 46 ATM/debit cards and $11,500 in cash on him. He was arrested on suspicion of a number of fraud charges.


Stolen Vehicles

A green 2004 Jeep Wrangler was stolen during the night on the 35700 block of Cabrillo Drive. The license place number is 5GET426.

A dark green 1997 Honda Civic was stolen from the Ohlone College parking lot sometime between 5:15 and 9:45 p.m. The car had black rims with the trunk taped down and a license plate of 6VQE921.

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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Linda Dewlaney October 26, 2012 at 08:30 PM
"The car had black rims with the drunk taped down and a license plate of 6VQE921." Well I am glad the drunk was taped down -- can be dangerous riding around drunk you know.
Anna October 28, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Can't leave your drunk flapping in the wind!


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