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Posted on: February 14, 2013

Package Thief Arrested

Suspect Gosalves photo


In mid-November the Fremont Police Department utilized YouTube to solicit the help from our community to identify a female who was captured on video stealing a package and bag of clothes off the front porch of a home in Fremont's Glenmoor neighborhood. The video, captured by the homeowner, was shown all around the county and received more than 8,000 views. As a result, Fremont Police Detectives received several tips regarding the identity of the woman.

On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Fremont Police Detectives arrested Danielle Gonsalves, a 32 year old Oakland resident, without incident on the 9700 block of McCarther Blvd. in Oakland, in connection with the package theft. At the time of arrest she was in possession of stolen mail, credit cards and ID's of other victims. She was booked into Santa Rita for misdemeanor petty theft, felony identity theft and felony probation violation. Police will continue the investigation and follow up with any and all victims identified as a result of her arrest.

This was our first attempt at utilizing YouTube to solicit the public's help and we'd like to thank our community, law enforcement partners and the media for helping to share the YouTube video that led to this arrest. As a Department, we plan to continue sharing video surveillance captured by residents and business owners in an effort to solve crime and warn criminals that if they commit a crime in Fremont, they may show up on YouTube.

To view the YouTube video go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYxQspgow5c&feature=plcp. The Department's You Tube Channel can be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/FremontPoliceDept.