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Crime Log: Robbers Target Women Wearing Necklaces; Armed Gunmen at Jack in the Box

Brief reports on crimes that occurred in Fremont Sept. 24-30.

The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Fremont between Sept. 24 and Sept. 30 as released by the Fremont Police Department.  


Occupants of Stolen Vehicle Flee After Rollover Crash

A two-vehicle crash was reported on Mission Boulevard and Interstate 680 in which two vans crashed and one rolled onto its side. One of the vehicles was an unreported stolen vehicle and the occupants of the rollover crash escaped and fled the area.

Robber Nabs Woman’s Necklace at Fremont Hub

A woman was robbed of her gold necklace after a man ripped the jewelry chain off her neck and pushed her 9-year-old son to the ground in the parking lot of Staples at the Fremont Hub. The man fled, but officers later detained him during a traffic stop in Hayward. During that traffic stop authorties also found a 9mm handgun, a bulletproof vest and a shotgun. Three men and women were arrested and transported to jail on felony warrants and on suspicion of possession and shotgun.

Woman Robbed of Necklace at WalMart

A robber snatched a woman’s gold necklace and nabbed her purse in the parking lot of WalMart at Albrae Street, police said. Authorities said the woman was robbed after the suspect followed her and a companion and struck her. Police said the suspect was last seen fleeing the area in a red or maroon vehicle and that he is described as a 6-foot-tall, 260-ound black man who was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and white headband. A second suspect was described as a black woman with her hair up in a bun who was last seen wearing a blue shirt and green spandex pants and was driving a red or maroon four-door vehicle similar to a Volvo.

Four Attacked by Pitbull

One adult and three children under the age of 12 were treated for minor bite marks after a Pitbull attacked them at Patterson Park. Police said the canine was brought to the Animal Shelter for further investigation.

Man Arrested After Home Invasion Robbery Attempt

A man was arrested after police were called to the Estates at Park Place on the 3400 block of Stevenson Boulevard. Two residents called 9-1-1 and told authorities that a man who said he was armed with a gun was at their window. The line disconnected shortly after the residents said the man had just broken their window. Police arrived and one officer forced entry into the apartment but the suspect was found nearby by another officer. The man was arrested on suspicion of home invasion robbery and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.


Burglary Suspects Flee After Homeowner Returns

Police were called after an elderly woman returned home and found two male suspects inside of her home on the 47000 block of Mardis Street around 10:30 a.m. The men fled. While police were investigating, another report came in that two suspicious males were knocking on a door. The suspects were not located.

Car, Jewelry Taken During Home Burglary

A residential burglary was reported on the 4800 block of Mowry Avenue in which the burglar(s) pried open a patio sliding glass door. Jewelry and a white 1996 Honda Accord with a license plate number of 4DGP610 were stolen from the home.

Woman Arrested After Crashing into Light Pole

A woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of cocaine after police were called to Grimmer Boulevard near Victoria Avenue to a report of a vehicle crashing into a light pole. The woman was treated then released and booked into Santa Rita Jail.

One Arrested for DUI After Crash

A 24-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving after a non-injury accident on Gaulladet Avenue and Stevenson Boulevard.


Cigarettes Stolen From Liquor Store

Cigarettes were stolen after Fast and Quick Liquor on the 3900 block of Decoto Road was burglarized just before 3 a.m.. Police said the suspect is described as a 6-foot  to 6-foot-2-tall black man between the ages of 20 and 25 who was seen wearing a black cap and black jeans.

Woman Robbed of Necklace on Lake Mead Drive

A woman was robbed of her necklace after a man approached her as she was walking on Lake Mead Drive around 11:45 a.m. then grabbed her necklace and fled into a four-door 1995 white Lexus. The man was described as an Asian man between the ages of 30 and 40.

Cash, Jewelry Taken During Home Burglary

Jewelry and cash were taken during a home burglary on the 37300 block of Sequoia Road.


Police Arrest Newark Robbery Suspect

Fremont police assisted Newark police in a callout of a robbery suspect on San Pedro Drive around 7 a.m. The man initially refused to exit the home but eventually surrendered before SWAT teams arrived.

Women Arrested for Outstanding Drug Warrants

A 27-year-old woman was arrested on the 4200 block of Central Avenue for an outstanding $15,000 drug warrant out of Orange County. In a separate incident, a 52-year-old woman was arrested on the 45900 block of Warm Springs Boulevard for an outstanding $5,000 drug warrant from san Mateo County.


Person Arrested After Reporting Bogus Armed Robbery

A person was arrested after calling police to report a possible armed robbery at Motel 6 north. No armed robbery was found and the person who called police was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug-related paraphernalia and being under the influence.

Man Arrested for $40,000 Warrant

A man was arrested on an outstanding $40,000 theft warrant during a traffic stop on Farwell and Central avenues.


Burglars Enter Home Through AC Unit

A residential burglary was reported on Beard Road. Police said the burglar(s) entered the home’s living room by removing an air conditioning unit.


Panhandlers Cited

Police issued five loitering notices to panhandlers who were near businesses on Sundale Drive and Fremont Boulevard.

Man Brandishes Shovel at Family

Police were called to Max Drive after it was reported that a man was brandishing a shovel at relatives, but authorties said the man was too intoxicated and no one admitted to being a victim in the incident.

Man Found Passed Out in Front of Mojo’s

Police were called to Mojo’s bar after a report of a man-down on the crub in front of the bar. Authorities said they found the man with his eyes swollen shut and a cut above his eye but that the man wasn’t aware of what had happened. He was transported to Eden Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.


Police responded to Jack in the Box in Centerville after it was reported that two men dressed in all black entered the fast food restaurant with handguns. The pair fled before police arrived, but the investigation is ongoing.

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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Diane October 08, 2012 at 05:13 PM
You may want to consider doing a little better research on your articles. The man found outside Mojo's on September 29 was beaten and has subsequently died from his injuries...yet another unreported/unsolved homicide in Fremont.


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