The Blotter Highlights ending April 24, 2022
Union City Police Department
On Tuesday, April 19th, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers responded to a theft in the 31800 block of Alvarado Boulevard. The victim told police that the suspect placed fake jewelry around her neck while removing her gold chain. The victim was unaware of the swap until later. The suspect was described as a white female in her forties, driving a maroon vehicle
BURGLARIES AND ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES
On Friday, April 22nd, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers responded to a residential burglary in the 2600 block of Decoto Road. The victim told police that the suspect followed her home and tried to force his way in through the front door. The victim was able to secure the door before the burglar could get inside, so he smashed the window and tried to enter. Unable to get in, he fled on foot and was quickly found and arrested by officers nearby.
On Saturday, April 22nd, at approximately 10:19 p.m., officers responded to a residential burglary in the 31200 block of Veasy Street. The victim told police that the suspect entered the garage and then went into the backyard. The homeowner confronted the suspect and chased him out of the yard. Officers found the suspect a short distance away and arrested him for burglary.
On Tuesday, April 19th, at approximately 1:53 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Whipple Road and Medallion Drive. While talking to the driver, officers noticed a drug pipe in the car. During a vehicle search, officers found more than 11 grams of methamphetamine and arrested the driver for possession of a controlled substance
Driving Under the Influence
On Monday, April 11th, at approximately 2:35 p.m., officers found a male passed out at the wheel of his vehicle on Fredi and Smith Streets. Officers also noticed an empty bottle of alcohol next to the subject's feet. Due to his level of intoxication, the driver was transported to the hospital, then to jail for driving under the influence
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, April 11th, to Sunday, April 24th, there were two residential burglaries reported.
A reminder from the National Crime Prevention Council: Locks are the most critical element in protecting your family and your home. Always lock your doors and windows when you leave home; most burglars enter in unlocked front, back or garage doors. More tips available at: https://www.ncpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/locking-your-home-reva-1-pdf.pdf
From Monday, April 11th, to Sunday, April 24th, there were two reported commercial burglaries.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, April 11th, to Sunday, April 24th, there were twenty-three reported auto burglaries. Thirteen of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas.
From Monday, April 11th, to Sunday, April 24th, there were nineteen reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, thirteen of the vehicles have been recovered.
As a reminder, never leave items of value inside your vehicle! Please see this alert with safety tips on how to prevent auto burglaries and thefts: appears to be an empty link with target http://nixle.com/alert/5548374/ http://nixle.com/alert/5548374/
RECENT SCAMS/CRIME TRENDS:
There has been an increase in reports of package and catalytic converter thefts, the following links provide information on how to protect yourself.
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 email@example.com . Please note that messages left after regular business hours or on the weekend will not be received until the next business day. If you are calling to report a crime that is currently occurring, call 911.