The Blotter Highlights ending April 10, 2022
Union City Police Department
On Sunday, April 3rd, at approximately 7:00 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 34300 block of Alvarado Boulevard. The victim told police that four suspects approached him while at the ATM. Two of the suspects, described as Black male teens, produced handguns, and demanded the victim withdraw more money. The victim tried to run for his vehicle, but the suspects caught up and shot him once in the thigh. The suspects then fled the area in the victim’s vehicle.
On Monday, March 28th, at approximately 12:10 a.m., officers responded to a carjacking in the 1700 block of Decoto Road. The victim told police that as he walked back to his car, he was suddenly punched and fell to the ground, receiving minor injuries. The first suspect tried taking the keys from the victim's hands, and two other suspects pointed handguns at him. The suspects, described as five Black males, were ultimately able to pry the keys from the victim's hands and fled in his car. Officers checked the area but were not able to locate the suspects.
On Saturday, April 9th, at approximately 2:10 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Eric Ct and Kenita Way for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located a single victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Life saving measures were administered, but Alameda County Fire/Paramedics arrived shortly after and pronounced the victim deceased.
ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES
On Thursday, March 31st, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 900 block of Whipple Road. The victim told police that a white male approached him with a water gun and sprayed him in the face and eyes with it. The victim immediately experienced an intense burning sensation and was unable to see. The suspect then grabbed the victim's tool bag and fled in a brown car.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On Friday, April 1st, at approximately 11:40 p.m., a passerby called dispatch to report a vehicle accident on H Street in front of James Logan High. Officers arrived on the scene and contacted the driver, who exhibited apparent signs of intoxication. Officers arrested an adult female for driving under the influence.
On Sunday, April 3rd, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Officer Ordaz was driving on Alvarado Niles Road when he noticed a vehicle speeding with no lights on. He initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver, who displayed objective symptoms of intoxication and admitted to drinking. The driver was arrested for DUI.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, March 28th, to Sunday, April 10th, there were two residential burglaries reported.
From Monday, March 28th, to Sunday, April 10th, there were ten reported commercial burglaries.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, March 28th, to Sunday, April 10th, there were twenty-four reported auto burglaries. Twelve of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas.
From Monday, March 28th, to Sunday, April 10th, there were twenty reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, ten 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 510-675-5275. 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 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.