The Blotter Highlights ending June 19, 2022

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Union City Police Department

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On Monday, June 6th, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a residential burglary in the 300 block of Riviera Avenue.  The victim told police that he was awakened by the sound of glass breaking and found a masked man entering his home through a window.  The victim ran to a nearby business to call 9-1-1 and saw another three suspects standing near the newly broken window. When officers arrived, they learned from witnesses that the suspects had already fled in a dark-colored vehicle. 


On Monday, June 13th, at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers responded to a robbery on Medallion Drive and Alvarado Niles Road.  The victim told police that the suspect punched him in the face several times and tried to take his bicycle.  The victim fell to the ground and momentarily lost consciousness, and the suspect fled on foot.  Responding officers located the suspect nearby, and once a witness identified him as being involved, they placed him under arrest for robbery.   

On Tuesday, June 14th, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a fight in the 34500 block of Alvarado Niles.  Witnesses reported that two Black males assaulted a Hispanic male in the parking lot and that one of the suspects had a firearm.  When officers arrived, they found the victim bleeding from moderate injuries to his face.  He told officers that the suspects demanded cash and assaulted him.  The victim then chased the suspects, and one of them brandished an assault rifle at him in a threatening manner.  The victim stopped following, and the suspects ran off on foot, and not found by police.   

On Sunday, June 19th, at approximately 1:10 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 32100 block of Alvarado Boulevard.  The victim told police that he met the suspect to complete an OfferUp sale.  During the exchange, the suspect paid with counterfeit money, forcefully took the victim's phone, and ran.  The victim gave chase, and a second suspect, seated in the driver's seat of their getaway car, exited and pointed a handgun at the victim.  The victim retreated, and the suspects fled in their car.  The victim described the suspects as an Asian male in his late to early twenties, and a Black male, in his mid-twenties. 

On Sunday, June 19th, at approximately 5:50 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 32300 block of Dyer Street.  Employees told police that the suspect loaded up a motorized scooter with groceries and neglected to pay for the items before leaving the store. Employees tried to confront the suspect, who pushed them out of the way.  The suspect fled on the motorized scooter before fleeing in a small grey sports utility vehicle.  The victim described the suspect as a heavyset, Black female in her thirties. 


On Friday, June 17th, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 33600 block of 5th Street.  Upon arrival, officers did find that four vehicles were hit, but no suspects were found.



On Thursday, June 16th, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Officer Aliyar conducted an investigative stop on a bicyclist on Alvarado Niles Road and Nidus Court, and the man quickly admitted that he had fentanyl on his person.  While searching the suspect, Officer Aliyar found a revolver in his front pocket and placed him under arrest for four felony weapons violations. 


On Tuesday, June 10th, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers responded to the report of an auto burglary in the 1500 block of Decoto Road. Upon arrival, officers detained a male matching the description of the suspect.  The victim identified the suspect detained by officers, so they placed him under arrest for burglary. 


On Tuesday, June 10th, at approximately 3:45 p.m., officers received information regarding a stolen vehicle parked in the Alameda Creek Trail at Arroyo Park.  Officers found the car occupied by a male and female.  The male immediately fled, but the female stayed behind and was detained by officers.  In addition to recovering the aforementioned vehicle, officers found two additional stolen vehicles in the area.  All three cars were returned to their rightful owners and the female was arrested for vehicle theft.

On Wednesday, June 15th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers responded to a reckless driver call on Decoto Road and Mission Boulevard. Officers found the car and detained the driver in the 33300 block of 4th Street.  During the investigation, officers determined the owner of the vehicle reported it stolen, so they arrested the male for possession of a stolen vehicle. 


On Sunday, June 12th, 12:20 a.m., Officer Axenie stopped a speeding vehicle on Decoto Road and Mission Boulevard after seeing the front passenger hanging out of the front window.  When contacted, the driver exhibited objective symptoms of alcohol consumption and was arrested for his fourth DUI.  Officers arrested the passenger for public intoxication. 



From Monday, June 6th, to Sunday, June 19th, there were four residential burglaries reported. 


From Monday, June 6th, to Sunday, June 19th, there were seven reported commercial burglaries. 


From Monday, June 6th, to Sunday, June 19th, there were forty reported auto burglaries.  Nineteen of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas. 

From Monday, June 6th, to Sunday, June 19th, there were seventeen 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.