Jheline Demesa, 22, of San Leandro, ate dinner at Ray's Crab Shack on Mowry Avenue, where the waitress mistakenly gave her a credit card from an adjacent table, according to the Newark Police Department.
Instead of returning the card, Demesa allegedly left the restaurant with it, police said.
The real cardholder tried to cancel the credit card a short time later, but learned transactions were made on it at NewPark Mall across the street, Newark police Cmdr. Mike Carroll said.
The victim notified police about the incident at 6:20 p.m., Carroll said.
The restaurant owner managed to find an image of Demesa captured by a surveillance camera inside the eatery and gave it to the victim, who went to the mall to look for her, Carroll said.
The victim and mall security located Demesa then notified police, Carroll said.
Officers arrested Demesa shortly after 8 p.m. on suspicion of commercial burglary and credit card fraud, Carroll said.
Demesa was booked into the Santa Rita Jail, Dublin, police said.
Saturday, Aug. 17
- Vehicles reported stolen: midnight along 200 Maud Avenue; 1:19 p.m. on 400 Bancroft Avenue; 3:11 p.m. on 1900 Davis Street.
- Burglary reported: 12:45 a.m. on 200 Parrott Street.
- Vandalism reported 6:48 a.m. along 1400 Williams Street.
- In-custody arrest 8:59 a.m. on 200 Floresta Boulevard.
- Bicyclist arrests: 10:08 a.m. Washington Avenue at Hudson Lane; 7:38 p.m. on 200 Begier Avenue.
- Car break-ins: 4:20 p.m. on the 1800 block of Fairway Drive; 7:06 p.m. and 8:01 p.m. on Monarch Bay Drive; 7:29 p.m. on 2500 Merced Street.
- Robbery reported 4:31 p.m. along 13700 Doolittle Drive.
- Battery reported 7:16 p.m. on 1900 Davis Street.
- Disturbance arrest made 10:27 p.m. on the 900 block of Douglas Drive.
- Carjacking arrest 12:37 a.m. Lewelling Boulevard at Washington Avenue.
- Burglary arrest 2:39 a.m. on 13800 East 14th Street.
- Car break-in: 5:23 a.m. on 15000 Endicott Street.
- Burglary arrest reported 7:05 a.m. on 14200 Bancroft Avenue.
- Vehicle reported stolen 5:39 a.m. on 15600 Calgary Street.
- Grand theft: 10:07 a.m. on 2000 Farallon Drive.
- Vandalism reported on 1900 Davis Street 10:58 a.m.
- Auto theft arrest 11:07 a.m. Lewelling Boulevard at Washington Avenue.
- Pedestrian arrest 12:29 p.m. 1900 Davis Street.
- Drunk or drugs arrest 4:01 p.m. on 15000 Farnsworth Street.
- Car break-in: 6:52 p.m. on 15500 East 14th Street.
- Disturbance arrest 8:34 p.m. on 500 Bancroft Avenue.
- Arrest after welfare check on the 100 block of Pontiac Street 4:19 a.m.
- Vehicles reported stolen: 7:57 a.m. along 1400 Daily Drive; 6:56 p.m. on 100 Parrott Street; 7:30 p.m. on 900 East 14th Street.
- Burglary: 10:18 a.m. on 2000 Longview Drive.
- Stolen vehicles recovered: 11:45 a.m. Belleview and Pershing drives; 6:28 p.m. on 500 Millstream Drive; 9:53 p.m. on 14400 Juniper Street.
- Vandalism: 5:04 p.m. on 900 East 14th Street.
- Assault with deadly weapon reported on 1900 Davis Street 5:13 p.m.
- In-custody arrests: 5:14 p.m. 500 Floresta Boulevard; 5:18 p.m. on 15500 East 14th Street.
- Embezzlement: 5:28 p.m. 1900 Davis Street.
- Traffic-stop arrest: 5:37 p.m. Norton Street at Manor Boulevard.
- Car break-in: 9:23 p.m. on Monarch Bay Drive.
- Suspects charged in last week's Lake Chabot robbery.
- Vehicular burglary arrest made 5:21 a.m. on Euclid Avenue.
- Vehicles reported stolen: 9:09 a.m. along 1400 Doolittle Drive; 4:24 p.m. on 1400 San Leandro Boulevard.
- Pedestrian arrest 9:13 a.m. along 100 Castro Street.
- Burglary: 11:34 a.m. on 300 West Juana Avenue.
- Vandalism: 1:13 p.m. Parrott and East 14th streets; 9:09 p.m. n 400 Bancroft Avenue.
- Traffic-stop arrests: 2:12 p.m. on 1500 Wayne Avenue; 2:33 p.m. along 22000 Clawiter Road.
- Hit-and-run 4:14 p.m. Fairway Drive at Merced Street.
- Battery reported 4:56 p.m. along 500 Lewelling Boulevard.
- Injury accident 5:39 p.m. East 14th Street at 141st Avenue.
- Stolen vehicle recovered 1:50 a.m. along 14900 Ebb Tide Street.
- Vehicles reported stolen: 7:56 a.m. on 1700 Clarke Street; 8:35 a.m. on Oriole Avenue; 6:56 p.m. on 1900 Doolittle Drive.
- Burglary of occupied residence reported 10:02 a.m. on the 700 block of Arthur Avenue.
- Assault with deadly weapon: 10:06 a.m. on the 14900 block of Western Avenue.
- Car break-ins: 2:17 p.m. on 1200 Marina Boulevard; 5:09 p.m. on 1000 Macarthur Boulevard.
- Hit-and-run 2:22 p.m. on 900 East 14th Street.
- In-custody arrests: 2:30 p.m. on 1900 Davis Street; 3:24 p.m. on 15500 Hesperian Boulevard; 7:16 p.m. on 500 Bancroft Avenue.
- Burglary: 4:31 p.m. on the 300 block of 2nd Avenue.
- Shots reportedly fired 3:05 p.m. on the 200 block of West Broadmoor Boulevard.
- Arrests following suspicious-subject stops: 3:37 p.m. along 15500 Hesperian Boulevard; 6:38 p.m. on 1400 Hubbard Avenue; 7:32 p.m. on 15500 East 14th Street.
- Vandalism: 6:02 p.m. Aurora Drive at Marina Boulevard.
- Robbery: 9:57 p.m. along 1100 Coburn Court.
- Weapon reportedly brandished 12:56 a.m. on the 300 block of Park Street.
- Stolen vehicles recovered: 1:47 a.m. Harlan and Alvarado streets; 3:12 a.m. along 10500 International Boulevard.
- Robbery: 6:51 a.m. on 3000 Teagarden Street.
- Arrest after suspicious-vehicle stop 7:28 a.m. Bridge Road at Morgan Avenue.
- Car break-ins: 9:23 a.m. along 2000 Adams Avenue; 5:57 p.m. on 15500 East 14th Street.
- In-custody arrests: 10:03 a.m. on 15500 Hesperian Boulevard; 2:30 p.m. on 15500 East 14th Street; 2:35 p.m. on 1900 Davis Street.
- Telephone harassment: 1:07 p.m. on 700 Lewelling Boulevard.
- Disturbance arrests: 4:08 p.m. on 15500 Hesperian Boulevard 7:52 p.m. on 2000 West 133rd Avenue.
- Arrest after welfare check 4:54 p.m. along 900 143rd Avenue.
- Identity theft filed 6:47 p.m. along 15200 Edgemoor Street.
- Forgery: 6:54 p.m. on 1400 Washington Avenue.
- Vehicle reported stolen 10:52 p.m on 15500 East 14th Street.
- Traffic-stop arrests: 1:19 a.m. Doolittle Drive at Marina Boulevard; 1:27 a.m. Kenilworth and Victoria avenues; 1:34 a.m. Haas Avenue.
- Assault with deadly weapon: 1:55 a.m. on 1300 block of 145th Avenue.
- Vehicle reported stolen: 2:48 a.m. Dutton and Bancroft avenues.
- Arrest after suspicious-subject stop: 4:12 a.m. 98th and Elmar avenues.
- Car break-ins: 10:49 a.m. along 700 Oakes Boulevard; 12:07 p.m. on 14700 Washington Avenue.
- Stolen vehicle recovered 10:49 a.m. along 600 Begier Avenue.
- Vandalism: 11:55 a.m. along 1500 Leonard Drive; 12:12 p.m. on 1900 Williams Street; 2:54 p.m. Clarke Street at West Joaquin Avenue.
- Theft arrest 1:44 p.m. on 15500 East 14th Street.
- Battery arrest made 3:47 p.m. along 300 Callan Avenue.
- Burglary: 4:29 p.m. on 14200 Rose Avenue.
- DUI arrest 5:10 p.m. on 300 East 14th Street.
- Counterfeit bills reported 5:53 p.m. on 1900 Davis Street.
- Shots reportedly fired 8:45 p.m. along 2300 Polvorosa Avenue.
- Pedestrian arrest 10:40 p.m. Redwood Avenue at Locust Street.