* Alleged Auto Theft Suspect Arrested Another Sought in Newark

Published by on March 29, 2012

Authorities have arrested one of two auto theft suspects who fled from officers in Newark this morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The incident began at about 10 a.m. when officers from the Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force investigating a report of a stolen car noticed two men working on the missing vehicle in the 3500 block of Cleremont Drive in Newark, according to CHP spokesman Officer Zach Hunter.

The officers tried to make contact with the two men, but they fled, Hunter said. Officers set up a perimeter and eventually found and detained one of the suspects inside a nearby home, he said. However, the other suspect is still at large, Hunter said around 1:30 p.m. No one was injured in the incident, he said.

The search for the outstanding suspect is a collaborative effort among officers from the Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force, the CHP, the East Bay Regional Park District and the Newark and Fremont police departments, Hunter said.

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