The Blotter Highlights ending August 14, 2022

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Union City Police Department

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On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, at approximately 12:36 p.m., officers responded to 8th Street near H Street for a just occurred shooting and found a male victim with a gunshot wound to the leg.  The investigation revealed that the shooting victim was driving in the area when he observed two suspects rob a female victim of her jewelry.  After the robbery, the suspects fled towards a nearby getaway vehicle. The male victim followed the suspects to obtain their license plate and vehicle description.  During the process, the suspects shot the victim for following them.  Officers later took an adult male and two juveniles into custody in the City of Oakland. 


On Friday, August 5th, at approximately 2:45 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 1600 block of Decoto Road.  The suspect attempted to steal merchandise from the store, and when employees confronted him, he brandished a knife in their direction.  The suspect then fled on foot and was not found by officers. 

On Saturday, August 6th, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery near Shorty Garcia Park.  The victim and his father were walking when suddenly, six Black males in their teens who were previously playing basketball surrounded them.  The suspects checked their pockets, and one displayed a handgun, pointed it at them, and demanded their property.  The suspects took the property and ran from the scene.  Officers were unable to locate the suspects while on an area check. 


On Thursday, August 4th, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers responded to an assault in the 4200 block of Solar Circle.  The elderly victim told officers that the suspect hit her over the head with the handle of a mop causing a laceration.   The suspect was still in the home and was taken into custody without incident.  


On Monday, August 2nd, at approximately 2:45 a.m., officers responded to a commercial alarm activation in the 34500 block of Alvarado Niles Road.  While in the area, officers encountered a male in the same shopping center and detained him.  The suspect initially lied about his name, but officers ultimately determined his real name and found he had a warrant out for his arrest.  While searching him, officers found fentanyl and methamphetamine in the suspect's pockets and placed him under arrest.  


On Saturday, August 6th, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a welfare check on Decoto Road and Alvarado Niles Road. The witness told police that there was an unresponsive male slumped over the wheel of his car.  Officers arrived and woke up the driver, who displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol.  He was taken into custody for DUI. 

On Tuesday, August 9th, at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers responded to a motorcycle collision on Whipple Road and Mission Boulevard. They contacted the driver, who showed objective signs of alcohol impairment, and ultimately arrested him for DUI. 



From Monday, August 1st, to Sunday, August 14th, there were five residential burglaries reported. 


From Monday, August 1st, to Sunday, August 14th, there were three commercial burglaries reported. 


From Monday, August 1st, to Sunday, August 14th, there were ten reported auto burglaries.  Two of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas. 


From Monday, August 1st, to Sunday, August 14th, there were nine 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.