UCPD'S Police Blotter is compiled from selected incident reports and other activities involving the men and women of the Union City Police Department. This is does not represent a complete list of calls for service during the week being reported.

Week Ending April 9, 2014
  • On Friday (03/28/14) Officer Leete contacted Franklin Paiso (38 year old Alameda resident) in front of Home Depot.  During the contact Mr. Paiso put his hands into his pockets and refused to remove them.  After a few tense moments Officers learned that Mr. Paiso was only attempting to conceal a methamphetamine smoking pipe.  Mr. Paiso was arrested for being in possession of the smoking pipe.   
  • On Saturday (03/29/14) at 10:44 hours, Officers were dispatched to Marina Foods to investigate a theft.  Officers arrived and contacted suspect Betty Fuster (47 year old Hayward resident) after she attempted to steal a full shopping cart of groceries.  The suspect punched and kicked a store employee as she attempted to flee the scene.  Officers arrested the suspect and transported her to a local jail.       
  • On Saturday (03/29/14) at 22:21 hours, Corporal Clubb stopped a speeding vehicle on Hayman Street near Whipple Road.  Corporal Clubb contacted George Apodaca (42 year old Fremont resident) and William Linder (38 year old Fremont resident) inside of the vehicle.  Both occupants were arrested after over 18 grams of suspected methamphetamine was recovered.
  • On Sunday (03/30/14) at 17:24 hours, Officer Virk stopped a vehicle for a cell phone violation.  The driver was holding and talking on his cellular telephone until he noticed Officer Virk and the police car.  The “chatty” driver was identified as Daniel Ricca (41 year old Fremont resident).
    Officer Virk located over 100 grams of hashish and more than $1,300 dollars in cash as a result of Mr. Ricca’s failure to use a hands-free device.  Mr. Ricca was arrested on felony drug charges and transported to a local jail. 
  • On Monday (03/31/14) Officers documented seven (7) automobile burglaries in the area of Union Landing.  Unknown suspects targeted vehicles that had backpacks or perceived valuables in plain view.  The suspects broke a side window on the victim’s vehicle to gain access to the interior in many of the cases. 
  • On Wednesday (04/02/14) at 14:00 hours, a 79 year old victim was scammed out of $17,000 dollars.  One of the suspects told the victim that she (the suspect) had received $200,000 dollars as a result of her brother being killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.  The suspect said she could not return to Africa with the money and she needed the victim’s help in donating the funds to charities in America.  During the process the suspects convinced the victim to trust them with $17,000 dollars.  The suspects then fled the area with the elderly victim’s currency.  The suspects were described as follows:
    Suspect #1: Black female adult, about 30 years old, 5 foot 5 inches tall, about 120 pounds, with an African accent.
    Suspect #2: Black male adult, between 25 and 30 years old, 5 foot 10 inches tall, and about 180 pounds. 
  • On Friday (04/04/14) at 23:43 hours, Officer Quintero conducted a traffic stop on 8th Street.  Officer Quintero located a Ruger .223 rifle with a collapsible stock and a high-capacity magazine during a search of the vehicle.  Belal Ayubzai (19 year old Fremont resident) was arrested on multiple felony weapons violations as a result of the contact. 
  • On Friday (04/04/14) at 10:00 hours, a resident located a rifle concealed behind a bush in their yard on Woodland Drive.  The rifle was a Winchester Model 1892 lever-action rifle.  The rifle was ultimately booked into evidence.
  • On Wednesday (04/09/14) at 21:24 hours, Officer Persinger was dispatched to investigate an automobile burglary in the area of Union Landing.  The victim had parked and locked their vehicle in the Union Landing parking lot at around 1930 hours.  The victim placed two “Coach” brand bags in the cargo area of her vehicle and then went to watch a movie.  The victim returned to her vehicle a few hours later and found her window had been smashed and the two $300 dollar bags were stolen.  The victim believes the suspects may have seen her securing the items in the vehicle before the burglary. 
  • Anyone with information on local crime or any of the listed incidents should contact the Investigations Division at 510-675-5247.  Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email tips@unioncity.org.

 

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