The Blotter Highlights ending May 22, 2022

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Union City Police Department

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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.  


On Wednesday, May 11th, at approximately 10:20 a.m., officers responded to a brandishing in the 900 block of Whipple Road.  The victim told police that a male came into the store and argued with him.  The suspect grabbed a bat from his vehicle, went back inside the store, and threatened the victim with the weapon.  The suspect fled the area and returned twice throughout the day but would quickly leave.   Officers identified the suspect and forwarded the case to the District Attorney for review. 

On Thursday, May 12th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers responded to a brandishing at Union Landing.  The victim told police that he saw two males looking into his car, so he confronted them.  One of the suspects lifted his shirt, revealing a firearm in his waistband.  The victim walked away, and the suspects fled in a white vehicle. 


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.   



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.

Safety Tip: 

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:  


From Monday, May 9th, to Sunday, May 22nd, there were five reported commercial burglaries.


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:


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 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.