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Posted on: August 25, 2015

Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation 8/24/15

Incident: Fatal Traffic Collision and DUI Arrest

Location: 35700 block of Fremont Blvd (at Nicolet Ave)

Case Number: 150824040

Date/Time: 8/24/15 at 8:48 p.m.

On Monday, August 24, 2015, at 8:48 p.m., Fremont Police rece...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Press Release for July 20, 2015 Officer Involved Shooting

On July 20, 2015, at 6:51 p.m. Fremont Police Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a family disturbance on the 4700 block of Baffin Ave. The female caller stated she and a second female had been threatened and chased by her male roommate who was armed with ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

Detectives are asking for help to solve several package theft incidents captured on video

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Since the end of April, a group of unknown suspects have taken several packages from the front porches of Fremont residences without permission. In several of the cases, private video surveillance captured images of the suspects. In an effort to solve these crimes, Fremont Detectives are asking for the public's help to identify those responsible. The locations and summaries of the package thefts are as follows:

Tupelo Street -
On April 27, 2015, Fremont officers responded to a package theft that had occurred around 4:00 p.m. on the 34200 block of Tupelo Street. The victim provided video of the incident that showed a Hispanic or Asian adult male, approximately 25-35 years old, with a dark goatee, medium build and wearing a hat with red/white logo, grey tank top, black and white basketball shorts and black and white shoes take a package from the front porch of the residence without permission. While investigating the case, the officer later located several empty boxes discarded in the bushes with additional addresses from Tupelo Street and Tan Oak Drive. In total, three theft reports were filed in connection with this investigation. To view the video go to https://youtu.be/eWaqmu620pg.

Gannon Terrace –On April 27, 2015, Fremont officers responded to a late reported package theft that occurred on April 25, 2015, on the 34000 block of Gannon Terrace. The victim told officers that a package had been dropped off on his doorstep on Saturday morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. After viewing video captured from their video surveillance system, the victim was able to provide officers with a detailed description of the suspect and suspect vehicle. The suspect is described as an Asian male in his mid to late 20’s, approximately 200-220 lbs., wearing a dark colored baseball hat, blue zip-up jacket with white stripes down the sleeves, a white under shift, camouflage shorts, white ankle socks and black Nike shoes. The suspect vehicle is described as a black 2-door Honda, possibly a Civic. Photos from this incident are attached.

Freesia Court –
On Monday, June 1, 2015, Fremont officers responded to a late reported petty theft of a package that occurred on Friday, May 29, 2015, at approximately 7:00 p.m. on the 37700 block of Freesia Court. Video surveillance provided by the homeowner showed an early 2000’s Honda Civic coupe, 2-door, dark blue or black with a large dent on the rear passenger side of the vehicle drive up to the residence. A Hispanic or Asian adult male, in his early 20’s, approximately 5’5” – 5’7”, with a skinny build, shaved head, wearing light colored shorts, dark Nike shoes, white socks and a black hoodie got out of the vehicle and ran up to the porch and took a package from the doorstep without permission. To view the video go to https://youtu.be/LT9DWZBd5ww.Detectives believe these package thefts were all committed by the same group of suspects. In an effort to further investigate these cases, we are releasing photographs and video that were captured by several private video surveillance systems.

If you recognize these suspects, the suspect vehicle, or have information about these crimes, we kindly ask that you please contact Sgt. Paul McCormick at 510-790-6900 or by email at Pmccormick@fremont.gov. We will also gladly accept anonymous tips if you'd like to send information to https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5430579Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

Witnesses and tips sought in hit and run collision that injured a pedestrian on Blacow Rd.

On Monday, June 8, 2015, at approximately 8:51 a.m., Fremont Police Department personnel responded to the intersection of Blacow Rd and Garden Way to investigate a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

Officers arrived and found a 27 year old...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Joint Traffic Enforcement Safety Operation to take place in Fremont on Wednesday, May 20.

Over the last several years, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Traffic Unit has coordinated a multi-agency traffic enforcement event geared toward reducing injury collisions and dangerous driving behavior in various cities on a rotating basis. On Wednesday, b...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Click It or Ticket Campaign Begins May 18, 2015

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Fremont, CA – The Fremont Police Department would like to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May 18-31, which includes...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Tri-City Animal Shelter to Participate in Maddie's Pet Adoption Event May 30.

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Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010, where Maddie’s Fund® is headquartered, and expanded to 14 communities in 2014. To date, Maddie’s Fund has awarded $24.7 million to the participating groups which have adopted a total of 31,267 dogs and cats during the past five events. This year's event will take place:

Saturday May 30, 2015
9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Tri-City Animal Shelter - 1950 Stevenson BlvdRead on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2015

Detectives investigating February 1, 2015 homicide

Press Release

Date: February 1, 2015

Time: 3:00 a.m.

Incident: Homicide

Location: 5400 block of Farina Lane

Fremont Police detectives are actively investigating an early morning homicide that occurred on the 5400 block of Farina Lane in Fre...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

Recruitment for the 36th Citizens Police Academy has Closed

Recruitment Closed as of January 22, 2015

The Fremont Police Department is currently accepting applications for the next Citizens Academy.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Fremont Police Department? Now is your opportunity! Beginning, Monday, February 23, 2015, the Fremont Police Department will start it's 36th Citizens Police Academy session.

The free program is 42-hours and will take place over the course of approximately ten weeks. The class will generally meet one night a week from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and one or two Saturday classes may be scheduled to accommodate specialized training. Participants will learn about topics such as police selection and training, internal investigations, criminal law, patrol operations, communications, crime prevention, crime analysis, firearms training, critical incidents, narcotics, gangs, traffic enforcement and much much more.

Space will be limited to approximately 25 students. To learn more about the academy and to sign up, please go to www.fremontpolice.org/citizensacademy. If you have any questions, please contact Lt. Tom Severance at Tseverance@fremont.govLearn more and sign up today...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Movoto Names Fremont 3rd Safest City in the U.S.

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We are pleased to announce that the City of Fremont was recently ranked the 3rd safest place to live in America by Real Estate Company Movoto. This significant achievement is a direct result of our valued partnership with the Fremont community. We thank ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 30, 2014

IRS Telephone Scam - Recent suspect claims to be a Fremont Police Officer

IRS Telephone Scam Continues - Recent suspect claims to be a Fremont Police Officer.

It's with unfortunate circumstances that we have been prompted to once again alert our community about the fraudulent Internal Revenue Service telephone scam that continues to disrupt the lives of people across our County. Since early 2013, the Fremont Police Department has received numerous complaints from residents who have been a target of this scam. The incident normally begins by the victim receiving a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS. The caller then tells the victim that they owe a large sum of money to the IRS and if it's not paid in a timely manner, the consequence could likely result in their arrest.

In a very recent case, a Fremont resident received a call at work from a suspect claiming to be with the IRS. The suspect made a second call and the caller ID displayed the main phone number of the Fremont Police Department. During the same call, the suspect claimed he was with the Fremont Police Department and used the actual name of one of our officers. The actions of the suspects are becoming much more brazen, indicating that they are becoming desperate in their attempts to find vulnerable victims.

The Fremont Police Department wants our community to be aware of this scam and not fall victim to these criminals. Our Department does not participate in debt or tax collections, nor does the IRS request payment via pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. As a community the best way we can fight back is by sharing this information with everyone we know. The more we can educate, the more difficult it will be for the suspects to succeed in preying on our community.

In October, the IRS put out a warning to alert consumers of the nationwide telephone scam. The press release discusses who the scam is targeting, the type of information the suspects have gathered on the victim and how the IRS communicates with tax payers.

If you or someone you know has become a victim of this crime (meaning that you went through with sending in a payment), please make sure you report this appropriately to the IRS https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1Learn more

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

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Trick-or-treating should be one of the great adventures a child experiences on Halloween. The Fremont Police Department is providing tips for parents to help ensure that the experience is also a safe one!

Children Should:
- Not trick or treat without parents. - Cross streets only at corners.
- Never cross the street between parked cars. - Beware of vehicles backing out of driveways.
- Carry a flashlight or glow stick and/or wear reflective tape. - Be aware of motor vehicles that may be turning into or backing out of driveways.
- Never go into a stranger’s house or car.

Older children should program an emergency contact in their phone. Program ICE ("in case of emergency") followed by the names and phone numbers of those whom you wish to be notified in an emergency. ICE is recognized by emergency medical technicians, firefighters, police and emergency room personnel.

Parents Should: - Walk with their children or make sure children are accompanied by a trusted adult.
- Make sure trick-or-treaters will be safe when visiting your home. Remove lawn decorations and sprinklers, toys and bicycles or anything that might obstruct your walkway. Provide a well-lit entrance to your home. Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters. - Explain to children the difference between tricks and vandalism.
- Instruct children NOT to eat treats until they return home and parents have had a chance to inspect those treats. - Not leave candles unattended, try battery operated or votive candles in your jack-o-lanterns.
- Establish a pre-determined time that your older teenage child should return home. Let them know how important it is for them to be home by that time.

Drivers Should:-Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
-Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.-Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
-Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.-Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
-Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Costume Safety Tips: - Costumes, masks, beards and wigs should be flame resistant.
- Costumes should be light, bright and clearly visible to motorists, adding reflective tape can help make your child more visible to motorists. - Make-up is safer than a mask, which can obscure vision. Test the make-up to make sure your child doesn't have an allergic reaction.
- Avoid oversize costumes and high-heeled shoes that can cause a child to trip. - Children should carry a flashlight to easily see and be seen.
- Trick-or-treat bags should not be too large; they can obscure vision or cause a child to trip.

Halloween Hazards: - Sharp or pointed toy weapons.
- Open flames. - Dangerous roadways.
- Treacherous “treats” - examine all treats for signs of tampering and choking hazards. Children should not eat homemade treats made by strangers. - Do not allow children to carve pumpkins alone (special pumpkin cutters for kids are available at your local grocery or Halloween store).

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

Fremont Police Department receives grant for special traffic enforcement and crash prevention.

Fremont Police Department has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.

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Posted on: May 23, 2014

Your Feedback Requested: Implementing Community-Surveillance Cameras in Fremont

The Fremont Police Department’s top priority is preventing criminals from impacting the city and keeping residents safe.

Fremont's residential burglary rate decreased by 27 percent from 2012 to 2013 and, while this reduction is significant, we believe we can do more.

In order to make a bigger impact in protecting the community, the Fremont Police Department is constantly looking for ways to fully utilize helpful technology to aid in this effort.

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the Police Department will ask the Fremont City Council to allocate funds for a community-based video surveillance camera project within the City of Fremont at their regularly scheduled Council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at Fremont City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave., in the Council Chambers. You can also watch the Council meeting on the City’s website (www.fremont.gov) or Cable TV Channel 27 if you are a Comcast subscriber.

The initial phase would involve installing 10 to 12 community-based video surveillance cameras and license plate readers at some of the City’s most commonly frequented entry and/or exit points.

Please take a moment to answer the following question in regard to the newly anticipated technology:

Do you think community-based video surveillance cameras would enhance public safety and make our community safer?

You can voice your opinion on Fremont Open City Hall.Go to

Open City Hall
Posted on: October 1, 2013

Reward Announced in Hit and Run Case

picture of Toyota Camry

Fremont Police Announce Reward in Hit and Run Case

A $10,000 reward is being announced for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a major injury hit and run collision that occurred in Fremont.

On August 8, 2013 at 5:42 a.m., John Vigdal, a 56 year old Fremont resident, was struck by a black Toyota Camry while he was riding his bicycle in the southbound bike lane of Fremont Blvd, just south of Old Warm Springs Blvd. The driver of the Camry continued driving southbound on Fremont Blvd. and did not return to the scene of the collision. The victim was wearing his helmet, but suffered major head injuries and was transported to a local trauma center in critical condition. The victim, who remains hospitalized, has continued to show signs of improvement but his full recovery is still unknown.

In an effort to spark a renewed interest in this case, a close personal friend of the victim who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered a generous $10,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the suspect(s) identity, apprehension and conviction. During a recent conversation with the victim’s daughter, Alexis Vigdal Fernandez, she told officers that she has relocated to the Bay Area from the East Coast to be by her father’s side. She went on to say, “The person who did this has affected the lives of our entire family, not only will my dad’s life never be the same, but our lives have also changed forever. We want this person held accountable and we can’t allow this to happen in our community.” She sadly continued, “It has been really tough to leave my new husband of four months behind and my dad doesn’t even remember the wedding.”

The attached photo of the Toyota Camry is similar to the suspect’s vehicle. The year of the Camry is a 1992 to 1996 and the suspect vehicle had damage to the right front bumper area. This vehicle may have been taken to a body shop for repairs shortly after the collision.

The Fremont Police Department is asking for the public's help. “We believe that someone in our community or a nearby city has information that would help us and we hope that the reward will help motivate anyone with that information to come forward,” stated Geneva Bosques, the Department’s Public Affairs Manager. The $10,000 reward will remain available for approximately six months.

The Traffic Unit remains committed and will follow up on any credible leads. If you have any information regarding this collision, please contact Traffic Officer Alan Zambonin at Azambonin@fremont.gov or the Fremont Police Department Traffic Division at 510-790-6760. You may also submit a Nixle Tip or an anonymous tip by visiting www.fremontpolice.org/tipRead on...

Posted on: July 26, 2013

Fremont Ranks as 2nd Safest City in America

According to Business Insider, Fremont ranked No. 2 on the list of the “20 Safest Cities in America.” With a population of 217,000, Fremont has high performing schools, a median household income well above the national average, and citizens who value and ...Read on...

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