Fremont Police Department

  • Agency: Fremont Police Department
  • Address: 2000 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, 94538 CA
  • Chief: Craig Steckler (Chief of Police)
Phone: (510) 790-6800
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Fremont Police Department is located at 2000 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, 94538 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Craig Steckler. The Fremont Police Department phone number is (510) 790-6800.

Fremont Police Department News

The Fremont Warming Center is preparing to open later this month and there are a few specific items and supplies that are needed. Please help share this if you think someone you know might want to make a donation. - Thank you!

Central Park Dog Park Advisory & Temporary Closure The City of Fremont Animal Services Unit and Community Services Department were informed on Monday, November 6, 2017, that a dog whom frequents the Central Park Dog Park, located at 1740 Stevenson Blvd., may have been diagnosed with Leptospirosis. At this time, the City is not able to verify the information, nor can we determine, if true, where the bacteria may have been contracted. The Central Park Dog Park was scheduled for closure this week, prior to notification of a potential contamination, for normal routine cleaning and maintenance. In response to this information, extra cleaning precautions and advisories are being taken as an added safeguard. The Central Park Dog Park will remain closed until this work is completed. Leptospirosis is a bacteria commonly spread through the urine of infected animals, including wildlife. The bacteria lives in water and soil and is often transmitted via contaminated stagnant water, such as marshes, muddy areas and puddles. Dogs typically come into contact with the Leptospira bacteria while swimming, passing through, or drinking contaminated water. They can also acquire it if they come into direct contact with urine from an infected animal. The bacteria can be transmitted to humans. Fremont Animal Services would like to advise concerned pet owners to contact their veterinarian to assure that their pets are currently vaccinated against Leptospirosis. We know the health and safety of your animals is very important and we want you to stay informed. Help us to minimize the risk by not allowing standing water at the dog park. Please consider bringing your own water bowl and taking it home with you. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the park closure.

Today Officer Michael Paiva was recognized for his Commendable Performance on August 20, 2017 when he along with Officer Trustin Stiers performed immediate life-saving measures on a 37yr old male after responding to a call of a man down. The actions of Officers Stiers and Paiva lead to the survival of the male, and toward a more positive long term prognosis and recovery.

New signs are being installed in commercial/retail centers in the south end of town along the I880 corridor. Suspects continue to target vehicles with backpacks and laptop bags. Last night 4 vehicles were burglarized in the Pacific Commons and Ranch 99 shopping centers. Suspect vehicle was a white Dodge Charger. Please remove all valuables from unattended cars. Call 911 if you see suspicious vehicles and persons casing vehicles.

Chief Lucero was honored to speak and participate in the Bridging Communities through Conversations w/ community leaders today from Alameda County and Santa Clara County. The public meeting was sponsored by Assemblymember Kansen Chu, the Chair of the Select Committee on Hate Crimes. Several people asked how they could become more involved in the programs we have at the police department. Our website www.Fremontpolice.org is a great place to start, or email us at Fremontpolice@fremont.gov so we can speak with you directly.

Be on the lookout for an upcoming episode of Fremont Usd Community Conversations where we discuss our pilot Building Bridges program. The program is going better than expected. Today we visited Forest Park Elementary School, which was our 7th school. We have now met and made friends with almost 700 6th graders in Fremont! The Community Conversations video will be posted in about a week online at fremont.k12.ca.us/page/30098. In two weeks, it will also air on the local cable channel 27.

Fremont Police Department Receives Grant For Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention The Fremont Department has been awarded a $165,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Fremont Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. After falling to a ten year low in 2010, the number of persons killed on roadways has climbed nearly 17 percent across the state, with 3,429 fatalities in 2015. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities that now comprise nearly 25 percent of all traffic deaths, along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies and the emergence of drug-impaired driving. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as speeding and crashes at intersections. “Unsafe behaviors account for 94 percent of traffic crashes,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “This grant emphasizes the two most effective ways to change behaviors – education and enforcement. The Fremont Police Department, with assistance from the Office of Traffic Safety, will use these tools to help keep Fremont streets safe.” Activities that the grant will fund include: • Traffic Safety educational presentations • DUI checkpoints • DUI saturation patrols • Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders who fail to appear in court • Highly publicized bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement • Highly publicized motorcycle safety enforcement • Highly publicized distracted driving enforcement • Traffic Safety Campaigns: National Walk to School Day, NHTSA Winter and Summer Mobilization, National Bicycle Safety Month, National Click It or Tick It Mobilization, National Teen Driver Safety Week, National Distracted Driver Awareness Month, National Motorcycle Safety Month, National Child Passenger Safety Week and California’s Pedestrian Safety Month. • Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement • Speed, red light, and stop sign enforcement • Training related to identification, investigation and apprehension of impaired drivers • Equipment purchases and acquisitions: Vehicle Speed Feedback Signs, DUI checkpoint supplies and preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) device and calibration supplies While alcohol remains the worst offender for DUI crashes, Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero supports the new effort from OTS that aims to drive awareness that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription medications and marijuana can also be impairing by themselves, or in combination with alcohol, and can result in a DUI arrest. Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Happy Halloween! 🎃👻 Today several of our staff dressed up (and surprised us 😂), with their fun Halloween costumes to compete in the City’s annual costume contest. We hope you all have a fun and safe night of trick-or-treating!

WHAT YOUR TEEN DRIVER NEEDS TO KNOW TO SURVIVE Fremont, CA – Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. To shed light on this epidemic and reduce the number of lives lost, the Fremont Department wants to draw public attention to National Teen Driver Safety Week which falls in the month of October. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nationwide in 2015, 1,972 drivers, age 15-18, were involved in fatal collisions. In 2015, in California, 283 teens were behind the wheel at the time of fatal collisions, and 63 percent of those young drivers were at fault. Teen Driver Safety Week will help parents focus attention on setting rules for their teen driver before allowing them to get behind the wheel. Parents and guardians must set firm driving rules to impact their teen’s driving behavior. They can be the difference between life and death. Inexperience is one of the leading causes of teen collisions. The most important thing a parent can do for a new teen driver is to stay involved in their driving life. Take frequent drives with your newly licensed teens to monitor their progress. Parents can reduce the dangerous and sometimes deadly behaviors, such as alcohol consumption, driving without seat belts, speeding, carrying extra passengers, and driving distracted. “Cell phone use continues to be a serious and often deadly distraction for all drivers, but it’s a significant problem among young, inexperienced drivers,” said Rhonda Craft, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. “If you’re a parent, guardian, or mentor to a teen driver, lead by example and encourage them to put the phone down and focus on the road. No text message or social media post is more valuable than their lives or the lives of others around them.” As part of its commitment to educating the motoring public, there are programs for teen drivers and their families: • Start Smart conducted by law enforcement personnel is a driver safety education class that targets new and future licensed drivers between the ages of 15-19 and their parents/guardians. • The CHP has released a mobile application (app) for Start Smart, designed to assist young people through the process of obtaining their California driver license. The app includes a step-by-step guide covering everything from the Department of Motor Vehicles Driver Handbook and the final steps for obtaining a provisional license, to ultimately achieving an unrestricted California driver license. • Every 15 Minutes focuses on high school juniors and seniors, challenging them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions, and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, and many others. • Impact Teen Drivers, a non-profit organization parented with CHP is dedicated to saving lives through evidence-based educational programs that support good decision-making strategies behind the wheel. • California Friday Night Live Partnership, working with high schools and middle schools to educate teens about traffic safety and impaired driving awareness including Town Hall meetings, prom related campaigns, and parent awareness programming. • The Power to Youth and the Power of Parents, MADD’s multi-sensory high school assembly education program highlighting the dangers of teen impaired driver. • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), educating and bring awareness to California communities of the human toll caused by alcohol related crashes to high school and middle school programs. The Fremont Police Department is aware of the importance of role models in a youth’s development. Parents and other setting the example and education of new drivers and their families is regarded as a critical function to help keep everyone safe while driving.

Trick-or-treat! It’s almost time to get your costume on.... 🎃👻 Trick-or-treating should be one of the great adventures a child experiences on Halloween. We would like to provide a few tips for parents to help ensure the experience is also a safe one! Children: - Never trick or treat without parents. - Always cross the street at corners. - Use traffic signals and crosswalks. - Never cross the street between parked cars. - Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. - Beware of vehicles backing out of driveways. - Make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. - Put cell phones and other electronic devices down while crossing the street. - Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic, the furthest to the left as possible. - Carry a flashlight or glow stick and/or wear reflective tape. - Never go into a stranger’s house or car. - Older children should trick or treat in groups and stay in familiar locations. - Plan your route and share it with your family - 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). - Always report suspicious activity to the Fremont Police Department by calling 510-790-6800 X 3 and 911 for an emergency. We hope that you have a fun and safe Halloween!

Saturday Incident (barricaded suspect in Glenmoor) Update: Thomas Beltran turned himself in today at the police department.

We appreciate all of the support we have received this month during the Pink Patch Project. We still have Fremont PD pink patches available for $10 at our front desk. Thank you Henry K. Lee KTVU KTVU Fox 2 for this great story.

Monday, October 30th Update: Thomas Beltran turned himself in at the Police Department today. Original Message: Thomas Beltran is the outstanding suspect from the incident on Darrow Ct. in Glenmoor Saturday. He has an active warrant for domestic battery, Possession of drug paraphernalia and charges are forthcoming for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to please call 510-790-6800 x3, or 911. You can also send an anonymous tip by texting TIP FREMONTPD followed by your short message to 888-777.

6:15 pm Update: The police activity has ended. Suspect Thomas Beltran remains outstanding and he is wanted for felon in possession of ammunition, domestic battery and a drug warrant. Please call 911 if you have information on his whereabouts. His photo is posted below in the comments. Original Message: Police Activity in Glenmoor - Darrow Ct Today, at approximately 9:20 a.m., Fremont Officers responded to a 911 report of a domestic battery. Officers immediately responded and met with a female victim. The victim reported that her boyfriend, a 41 year old adult male, had battered her and that he was still in the residence. Officers set up a perimeter and have been attempting to contact the suspect since the initial call came in. The male has access to at least one firearm in the residence. In addition, the male has a violent criminal history and active warrants. The Fremont Police Department's SWAT Team, Tactical Medic Team, Tactical Dispatchers and Hostage Negotiators are on scene. In addition, we'd like to thank Paramedics Plus, Fremont Fire, Newark Police and San Leandro Police for their support and assistance today. Logan Drive is closed between Faulkner Dr. and Central Ave. Two adjacent homes have been evacuated and a couple of residences are sheltering in place. We are asking community members to please avoid the area and follow instructions given by officers. The suspect is described as a 41 year old Hispanic Male, 5'10", 210 lbs and was last seen wearing a Raiders jersey. Anyone with information, is asked to please contact the Fremont Police Department by calling 510-790-6800 x 3. We hope to safely resolve the situation as soon as we can.

It’s a beautiful morning here at Lake Elizabeth! Fire and Police are celebrating Make a Difference day! Come on out and enjoy the beautiful fall morning with us! @fremontfire #community #BOLW2017 City of Fremont, CA Government Fremont Fire Department

We can’t wait!

On Wednesday evening we held our Annual Block Captain Social. The annual meeting is an opportunity for us to meet with our Block Captains and provide information they can take back and share with their neighbors. This year’s meeting focused on several very important timely topics including crime trends, disaster preparedness and a discussion on Fremont’s current homeless population. If you or someone you know is interested in starting up a Neighborhood Watch group, please email FremontPolice@Fremont.gov for more information.

As we continue to see auto burglaries in commercial centers along the I880 corridor we encourage you to remove all valuables from plain view. #removeitlockitorloseit

10:50 pm Update: Yuging Di was found and located safe. She has been reunited with her family. Original Message The Fremont Police Department is actively searching for a missing adult: Yuging Di. She was last seen walking alone near Irvington Park about 10am this morning. She was wearing a black zip up rain coat, blue sun hat and pink shoes. She speaks only Mandarin. If you have any information about her whereabouts please contact The Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6800 or dial 9-1-1 http://ow.ly/O9VU30g5c80

This totally made our day! Jai’s parents brought him to the PD today to celebrate his 4th birthday. Jai’s wish was to celebrate his special day with police officers. Lt. Shadle and & Sgt. Miller granted his wish and we are truly the lucky ones. Thank you Jai (and family) for this special day.

October 23, 2017 October 21, 2017 – Homicide Investigation Update On October 22, 2017, three individuals were arrested in connection with the homicide that occurred in Fremont at the Extended Stay Hotel, 5375 Farwell Place, on October 21, 2017. All three suspects were located and arrested in the City of Hayward. Luis McLaughlin, age 34, Newark resident Charges: PC 187 - Murder Robert Bettencourt, age 30, Fremont resident Charges: PC 187 - Murder Leticia Hermosillo, age 31, Fremont resident Charges: PC 187 - Murder We will not be releasing the name of the homicide victim today. This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to please call our Investigative Unit at 510-790-6900.

Tonight is our last shift providing mutual aid in Santa Rosa. We have met some incredibly nice community members in Santa Rosa over the last few weeks. While we won’t physically be there anymore, you will all remain in our thoughts. We stand with you.

Update 6:10 pm: Officers have taken 3 suspects into custody. The case remains active and ongoing. We have no further information that can be released this evening. Original Message: Homicide Investigation Fremont Crimes Against Persons Detectives are actively investigating a homicide that occurred late Saturday night. On Saturday, October 21, 2017, at approximately 11:34 p.m., the Fremont Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting. The caller stated a man was in the lobby of the Extended Stay America Hotel located in the 5300 block of Farwell Drive, suffering from what appeared to be a gun shot wound. Several patrol officers immediately responded to the scene and found the injured victim just outside the lobby. Recognizing the victim's injuries were life threatening, officers administered field trauma aid, which included the use of an AED, prior to paramedics arriving. The victim was transported to a trauma center where he succumbed to his injuries. The male victim is a 48 year old Fremont resident. The Alameda County Coroner has responded and no further details will be released about the victim until next of kin notifications are made. The Fremont Police Department’s Investigative Unit was called out and has taken over the investigation. A crime scene was located in a hotel room and this appears to be an isolated incident, where the victim and suspect may have known each other. The investigation remains active today and we have no additional details that will be released at this time. We will send out updates as information becomes available and when it is case appropriate. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please call the Fremont Police Department’s Investigative Unit at 510-790-6900 or send us an anonymous tip by texting TIP FREMONTPD followed by your message to 888-777, or via the web at https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/6216337. This is the first homicide our department has investigated in 2017. The last reported homicide was in September of 2015. Press/Media: We have some limited availability today, please contact PIO Sgt. Ricardo Cortes at 510-520-3556.

I spy Officer Dennis & Officer Carter handing out candy to some Trick-Or-Treaters!🍭🍬🚓