FPD Investigates Burglaries, Arrests One on Weapons Offenses

FREMONT – The Fremont Police had a busy weekend, taking multiple burglary and theft complaints, arresting a felon in possession of a stolen handgun, and investigating a $1,500 property damage incident.

The first incident was reported just before 9AM on Friday in the 1300 block of Keene Avenue after a home was apparently burglarized. The reporting victim told police that she was away from the residence when someone forcibly entered her property, ransacked it, and stole items, including a straight talk cell phone.

Friday evening, another theft was reported at a residence in the 900 block of east 4th Street. The victim in this incident reported that sometime between 11:00PM on Thursday 10/17/19 and noon on Friday 10/18/19, someone entered his 2006 Ford Pickup and stole items like loose change, a wallet and the victim’s social security card.

Another burglary investigation was underway by Saturday afternoon, when police received another report from the 2100 block of north William Avenue.  The victim here reported that someone forcibly entered his garage and took 2 BB-gun pistols.  There are no brand names available for the bb guns.  One is described as black, the other as tan.

In another stolen weapon incident, police were able to recover a stolen Beretta M9 pistol when a store clerk recognized the handgun as the thief attempted to buy a spare magazine for it.

Saturday afternoon around 1PM, police arrested Thomas J. Heimann, 65, of Fremont on suspicion of several weapons offenses, following a complaint at a business in the 800 block of east 23rd Street.  Heimann came into the business to purchase a spare magazine for a Beretta M9 Pistol.  The clerk at the store recognized the pistol as one that had been reported stolen from that store in August.

The clerk took possession of the pistol and called police; Heimann fled the store before police arrived, but was later contacted by police and admitted to stealing the pistol in August.  Police learned that Heimann was a convicted felon.  He was arrested and will face charges of felon in possession of a firearm, possessing stolen property, theft by shoplifting and theft by unlawful taking.

Police investigated a final incident on Saturday, at approximately 5:15PM when a damage to property complaint was made at a residence in the 1700 block of north Park Avenue.  The victim reported that sometime between 1AM and 5:15PM on Saturday, someone damaged his vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of the residence.  The victim reported that the bumper of his car was damaged either by force from a blunt object or being struck by a projectile.  Estimated damage is $1500.00.

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact Fremont Crimestoppers at (402) 727-4002.