Building a Better Bay Area: Technology Advances Fremont Police Services
(ABC7 News, November 21, 2019)
The Fremont Police Department is utilizing its strategic location in Silicon Valley to deploy technology to meet a growing demand for service and to attract new officers. For example, FPD won residents’ support to add drones to its crime-fighting tool kit as well as access to security cameras in parking lots to deter break-ins. The Department has also introduced a voluntary registry of homes and apartments with security cameras installed, and the nation’s first all-electric, fully deployable, fully equipped Tesla patrol car. As both the public and officers have more access to advanced technology, it will likely enhance the future relationship between residents and police.
Statewide Fencing Operation Busted by Fremont Police
(East Bay Times, November 8, 2019)
Fremont Police broke up a major fencing operation involving businesses in Hayward and El Cajon that specialized in buying and reselling cellphones and other electronics stolen during robberies and burglaries. FPD arrested eight people and recovered approximately $350,000 in cash, 1,800 stolen electronic devices, and two shotguns and two pistols. Evidence indicates that the vast majority of the phones were being shipped to countries such as Dubai, Vietnam, Mexico, China, Russia, Iran and many others.
Another Sermon from a Traffic Cop Gets Rave Review: Roadshow
(The Mercury News, September 24, 2019)
When a Fremont Police Department Officer pulled a man over after making a left-hand turn through a red light, the conversation revealed the stop was not to issue a ticket, but rather to educate him on paying attention to traffic lights instead of the car ahead of him. When the man reflected on his interaction with the Officer, he called it “community policing at its best” and a reminder that a cop’s first job is to protect, which is done most effectively via prevention and education.
Fremont Police Arrest Transient as Hate-Crime Suspect
(East Bay Times, September 19, 2019)
A 29-year-old homeless man was detained by the Fremont Police Department after officers responded to an assault report. The suspect informed officers that the motive behind the attack stemmed from the victim’s race. FPD promptly released a statement, reinforcing the Department’s stance on embracing diversity, noting that the incident does not reflect the values of the community and acknowledging their support for the victim and her family.
Caught on Camera: Fremont Police Officer Rescues Man from Burning Car
(KTVU Fox 2, July 22, 2019)
Cellphone video captures the dramatic rescue of a man from a burning car by Fremont Police Officer Jason Trzewieczynski. Upon arrival at the scene, Officer Trzewieczynski immediately sprang into action, opening the rear hatch of the overturned vehicle and pulling the driver out. A former MMA fighter, Officer Trzewieczynski explained he did what any Officer would have done. Thanks to his selfless actions, what might have ended in tragedy left the victim with only minor injuries.
Hidden Camera Recorded Kids in Bathroom of East Bay Trampoline Park
(The Mercury News, May 17, 2019)
Fremont PD arrested and charged a man with felony possession or control of child pornography and three misdemeanor counts of invading privacy by device, after an employee at a local trampoline park uncovered a hidden camera in the men’s restroom. Utilizing the Department’s forensic resources, Fremont Police found videos on the camera SD card revealing the suspect setting it up. Detectives then used the City’s community license plate reader to track down the suspect’s SUV and apprehend him.
This is What It Takes for a Tesla Model S to Become a Police Car
(Mashable, March 6, 2019)
Part of Fremont Police Department’s green initiative, this is the first law enforcement agency in the country to customize a used Tesla Model S into a patrol vehicle. While the car maintains a sleek look, the interior was substantially modified to include plastic prisoner seats and partitions, among other items.
The Scanner: Fremont Police Tap City’s Drone Fleet to Find Missing Boy
(San Francisco Chronicle, February 25, 2019)
When a troubled teenager from the California School for the Deaf ran away, it prompted an urgent search and rescue effort by Fremont PD. Finding the teen in the dark would typically take hours, but thanks to the Fremont Police and Fire Departments’ joint Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Program, officers were able to use a drone’s infrared camera to locate the boy in a matter of minutes.
Fremont Police Arrest 11 Bay Area Auto Burglary Suspects
(The Mercury News, February 19, 2019)
During a recent onslaught of car break-ins in Fremont, the Police Department redoubled its efforts to direct resources toward cracking down on thieves and worked directly with the community to deter such crimes. A few of the resources FPD used in response to this included increased patrols, signs for property owners, educational campaigns, and community surveillance-video cameras. As a result, Fremont Police arrested 11 auto burglary suspects.
Fremont Police Use DNA Evidence to Find Suspect In Brutal 1990 Homicide Case
(KPIX 5, January 24, 2019)
Thanks to new DNA technology, Fremont PD arrested a suspect in the 28-year-old homicide case of a Fremont resident. When Fremont Police originally worked the case, they collaborated with CSI and traveled the 350 miles to process the vehicle for evidence and take blood samples. Once new DNA technology surfaced, Fremont PD reached out to the lab assisting with that case to ultimately find and arrest the homicide suspect.
Pair Charged as Fremont Police Call Chef’s Death a Murder for Hire
(San Francisco Chronicle, December 20, 2018)
After uncovering some shady activity, including a trove of recovered text messages, suspicious wire transfers, and $800K in life insurance policies, Fremont Police inferred that a local chef was killed in his sleep as a result of a murder-for-hire plot by his sometimes-domestic partner and an accomplice. After a witness reported a man running from the chef’s residence, along with surveillance footage of him leaving in a getaway car, Fremont PD pieced together the information to arrest both perpetrators.
Police: Deadly Cannabis Deal in Fremont Leads to Arrest in Texas
(SF Gate, December 19, 2018)
Fremont PD helped to apprehend a 21-year-old fugitive accused of shooting two teenagers in a marijuana sale gone wrong. The PD used a plane ticket purchase for an international flight out of Texas which gave them the intel to track him down to the town of Pflugerville over 1,400 miles away.