The Blotter Highlights ending August 28, 2022
Union City Police Department
On Tuesday, August 23rd, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Officer Olson contacted two subjects sitting in a parked vehicle with expired registration in the 30100 block of Industrial Parkway. One of the occupants initially provided a false name and was later found to have a felony warrant for his arrest. Officers searched the vehicle and found 25.3 grams of methamphetamine, multiple hydrocodone pills, and a glass drug pipe.
On Saturday, August 27th, Officer Benard contacted two subjects in a parked vehicle in the 31000 block of Dyer Street. He determined that the passenger had a Felony warrant out for her arrest for grand theft. The male in the driver's seat was on searchable probation, so officers inspected the car. The search yielded 100 rounds of .38 special ammunition. Officers placed the female under arrest for possession of ammunition and the warrant.
On Friday, August 19th, 2022, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at Mexico Lindo on Alvarado Niles Road. Upon arrival, officers found two adult males with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. UCPD detectives took over the investigation and encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Angela Fonseca at AngelaF@unioncity.org or (510) 675-5227. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can leave the information on the UCPD tip line at (510) 675-5207 or at email@example.com.
On Saturday, August 27th, 2022, at approximately 3:01 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 1800 block of Whipple Road. Upon arrival, officers learned that the 28-year-old victim was shot and transported to a local hospital before they arrived on the scene. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES
On Saturday, August 20th, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at Kennedy Park. The suspects battered the juvenile victim and took her cell phone. The victim's mother confronted the suspects and retrieved the cell phone but was battered in the process. The suspects fled on foot and were not found by police officers.
On Thursday, August 25th, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway. The victim told police that she and her nephew were loading groceries in the trunk of their vehicle when the suspect, a Black male in his twenties, approached them, armed with a handgun. The suspect snatched the victim's purse and necklace and demanded the nephew's wallet. He then fled in a vehicle with an awaiting driver.
On Sunday, August 28th, at approximately 10:00 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at a gas station in the 33300 block of Mission Boulevard. The victims were arguing with another customer when suddenly, the suspects approached from a different pump and began yelling at the parties involved in the dispute. One of the victims started video recording the argument, which angered the suspects. The suspects then approached the victims, took the phone from the female victim, and punched her and her passenger several times in their faces. The female fell to the ground, and one of the suspects dragged her by her hair for about 10 feet. The suspects fled in their car with the victim's phone and were not found by officers. The victims described the suspects as a Black male and female, both between the ages of 18-21 years.
On Tuesday, August 23rd, at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers responded to San Luces Way and San Carlos Way for a just occurred shooting. Upon arrival, numerous witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots near the park then a car speed off. Officers found evidence of a shooting but did not find any victims.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
On Monday, August 15th, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers responded to an assault in the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway. Witnesses reported that the suspect attempted to strike people in the parking lot with a shovel. The suspect then brandished a machete at additional victims. Officers arrived and found the suspect armed with a metal pipe. The suspect dropped the weapon, and officers placed him under arrest for the assaults. While in custody, the suspect struck a police officer in the arm, so an additional assault on a police officer charge was filed.
On Monday, August 15th, at approximately 7:15 a.m., officers responded to an assault in the 33600 block of 5th Street. The suspect broke the windows of the victim's car with a fire extinguisher and stole her property. When confronted, he threw the extinguisher at the victim, narrowly missing her. While fleeing, the suspect threatened to shoot and kill everyone and alleged he had a firearm in his backpack. Approximately 20 minutes later, the same suspect broke into a residence on Galano Plaza and stole property. He told witnesses he had a weapon with armor-piercing rounds and that he wanted to shoot it out with the police. Officers found the suspect and used de-escalation techniques to place him under arrest for assault and burglary. Officers did not find a gun on him.
On Monday, August 22nd, at approximately 7:45 a.m., officers responded to an assault in the 32700 block of Gustine Drive. The victim told police that the suspect brandished a screwdriver, then attempted to stab him with it. The victim got away, and the suspect fled on foot. Officers conducted an area check, found the suspect nearby, and placed him under arrest.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, August 15th, to Sunday, August 28th, there were six residential burglaries reported.
From Monday, August 15th, to Sunday, August 28th, there were four commercial burglaries reported.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, August 15th, to Sunday, August 28th, there were seventeen reported auto burglaries. Nine of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas.
From Monday, August 15th, to Sunday, August 28th, there were twenty-five reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, nine of the vehicles have been recovered.
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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 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.