The Blotter Highlights ending May 22, 2022
Union City Police Department
ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES
On Friday, May 13th, at approximately 4:20 a.m., officers responded to a theft in the 4900 block of Bridgepoint Place. The victim told police that he confronted three suspects stealing the catalytic converter off his vehicle. During the encounter, one of the suspects presented a handgun and threatened to shoot him. The victim ran back into his home to call the police, and meanwhile, the suspects escaped with the victim's catalytic converter.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On Saturday, May 21st, at approximately 9:20 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle collision on Dyer Street and Whipple Road. Officers contacted the driver, who displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication and was ultimately placed under arrest for DUI.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, May 9th, to Sunday, May 22nd, there was one residential burglary reported. From Monday, August 1st, to Sunday, August 14th, there were five residential burglaries reported.
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: https://www.ncpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/locking-your-home-reva-1-pdf.pdf
From Monday, May 9th, to Sunday, May 22nd, there were five reported commercial burglaries.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, May 9th, to Sunday, May 22nd, there were twenty-two reported auto burglaries. Twelve of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas.
From Monday, May 9th, to Sunday, May 22nd, there were twenty-one reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, nine 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.