The Blotter Highlights ending May 8, 2022

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Union City Police Department

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On Monday, May 2nd, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 2500 block of Medallion Drive.   The victim told police that he was arguing with the suspect inside his apartment when suddenly, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the shoulder.  The suspect then fled in a dark vehicle and was not found by officers.  


On Thursday, May 5th, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 33900 block of Railroad Avenue.   The victims told officers they were seated in their vehicle when a vehicle stopped in front of them; a male exited and shot at the victims.  Fortunately, the victims were uninjured.  The suspect then fled the area before the police arrived.

Possession of a Firearm

On Friday, April 29th, at approximately 2:00 p.m., K9 Officer Olson conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 1900 block of Decoto Road.  The occupants admitted to having marijuana on them, so he searched the car for additional contraband.  Officer Olson found a loaded handgun underneath the driver's seat and took all three into custody for carrying a concealed, loaded, and unregistered firearm in a public place.

On Thursday, May 5th, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers responded to a collision in the 33600 block of Alvarado Niles Road.  The witness reported a traffic accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.   While officers were on the way, a second vehicle drove up; a male armed with a firearm took the pedestrian, placed her in his car, and drove off.  Officers found the car near the freeway and conducted a traffic stop to check the welfare of the female.  The male driver and injured passenger both exited the vehicle, and in plain view, officers saw a loaded firearm inside the car.  Officers placed the male under arrest for possession of the weapon, and the injured passenger received medical treatment for her injuries related to the crash.  Officers later determined that the arrestee and injured pedestrian knew each other, and it was not a case of a kidnapping.

Vehicle Theft Arrest

On Tuesday, May 3rd, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a stolen vehicle recovery report on Decoto Road and Alvarado Niles Road.  The caller told dispatchers that he was following his recently stolen box truck.   Officers found the car on Lewis Avenue, conducted a traffic stop, and arrested the driver for possessing the stolen property.

 On Wednesday, May 4th, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Officer Ross located an occupied stolen vehicle traveling on Sherman Drive.  He followed it to F and 13th Streets, where he conducted a traffic stop and placed the driver under arrest.  During a search of the arrestee, Officer Ross found suspected methamphetamine on his person.

Driving Under the Influence

On Saturday, April 30th, at approximately 1:40 p.m., officers responded to a welfare check on 7th Street and Decoto Road.   The caller told police that they saw a vehicle with two occupants inside, passed out at the intersection.   Officers arrived and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and placed him under arrest for DUI.  



From Monday, April 25th, to Sunday, May 8th, there were five residential burglaries reported.

Safety Tip:  

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: 


From Monday, April 25th, to Sunday, May 8th, there were six reported commercial burglaries.


From Monday, April 25th, to Sunday, May 8th, there were twenty-seven reported auto burglaries.  Fourteen of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas.

From Monday, April 25th, to Sunday, May 8th, there were ten reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, five 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


There has been an increase in reports of package and catalytic converter thefts, the following links provide information on how to protect yourself.

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Anyone with information on local crime or any of the listed incidents should contact the Investigations Division at 510-675-5275. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email  appears to be an empty link with target 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.