The Blotter Highlights ending June 5, 2022
Union City Police Department
ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES
On Friday, June 3rd, at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Whipple Road to investigate a just occurred robbery. The victim told police that she was walking through the parking lot when suddenly, the suspect approached her with a knife, hit her with a flashlight, and took her backpack. The victim identified the suspect, and the case was sent to the District Attorney for charges.
On Thursday, May 26th, at approximately 12:15 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance at a business on Union Square and Decoto Road. Multiple callers reported seeing the suspect chasing after two young female customers through the lobby. An employee confronted the suspect, who then punched the victim in the chest, brandished a knife at him, and kicked a glass door, shattering it before fleeing. Officers found the suspect nearby and placed him under arrest for the assault and vandalism.
On Wednesday, June 1st, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers responded to a weapon brandishing in the 1700 block of Decoto Road. The victim told police that she was closing her business when the suspect approached the door mumbling incoherently. The victim asked him what he wanted, and the suspect lifted his shirt, exposing what the victim perceived as the black handle of a handgun. The victim took her child and fled to safety, and the suspect fled on foot. Officers located the suspect nearby, found him in possession of a large knife, and placed him under arrest.
DRUG POSSESSION FOR SALES
On Sunday, May 29th, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Field Training Officer Noyd conducted an investigative car stop on Decoto Road and Alvarado Niles Road. As he approached the occupants, he could smell the odor of marijuana and consequently searched the car. During the search, Officer Noyd found hundreds of narcotic pills, various other drugs, and large sums of money. He arrested both occupants for possession of drugs with the intent to sell.
POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
VEHICLE THEFT ARREST
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On Monday, May 23rd, at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle collision on Union City Boulevard and Dyer Street and contacted one of the drivers. Officers determined the driver was intoxicated and placed him under arrest for DUI.
On Saturday, June 4th, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a collision on Decoto Road and Mission Boulevard. Upon arrival, the driver admitted to drinking and displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. Officers placed the adult male driver under arrest for DUI.
On June 4th, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Alvarado Niles Road and Dowe Avenue. They contacted the driver, who displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. Officers placed the driver under arrest for DUI.
On Sunday, June 5th, shortly after midnight, officers responded to a vehicle collision on Alvarado Niles Road and Central Avenue. Upon arrival, officers contacted a female who displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol but denied driving the vehicle. Witnesses on the scene told officers the female was driving the car, and they even helped her out of the driver's seat. Officers subsequently placed the female under arrest for DUI.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, May 23rd, to Sunday, June 5th, there were two residential burglaries reported.
From Monday, May 23rd, to Sunday, June 5th, there were seven reported commercial burglaries.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, May 23rd, to Sunday, June 5th, there were thirty-one reported auto burglaries. Twenty of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas.
From Monday, May 23rd, to Sunday, June 5th, there were twenty-five reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, fifteen 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.