The Blotter Highlights ending September 11, 2022

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Union City Police Department

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On Wednesday, September 7th, at approximately 6:15 p.m., K9 Officer Olson was patrolling the area of D Street and 3rd Street when he conducted an investigative traffic stop. When Officer Olson contacted the vehicle, he learned the driver had a suspended license. Upon a search of the vehicle, an unregistered, loaded semi-automatic handgun with a high-capacity magazine was in the center console. The driver was arrested for firearms related charges and booked at jail.   


On Tuesday, August 30th, at approximately 9:45 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 34200 block of Torrey Pine Court.  The victim told police that four Black males in their twenties, one described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and with a goatee, approached him while on an evening walk.  The suspects suddenly shoved the victim to the ground, kicked and struck him multiple times, and took his wallet and cellular phone.  All four suspects then fled on foot. 


On Sunday, September 11th, at approximately 11:45 p.m., officers responded to the report of gunshots heard on 7th and C Streets.  Officers did not locate any victims but did find evidence of a shooting. 

On August 30th, at approximately 8:40 pm., officers responded to a robbery on Decoto Road and Station Way.  The victim told police that he was walking home from the BART station when suddenly the suspect pushed him down and took his wallet.  The suspect fled on foot with the victim's property.  The suspect was described as a Black male in his twenties or thirties and wearing all black clothing



On Wednesday, August 31st, at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the report of an in-progress burglary in the 34500 block of 11th Street.  The caller told police that the suspect was in the parking garage using a tool to try to enter a locked bicycle area.  Officers arrived on the scene and found the suspect still in the area.  Initially, the suspect refused to comply with orders to stop, but he was eventually detained and arrested for a probation violation and possession of burglary tools.  Officers also found a replica firearm near the suspect's path.


On Sunday, September 4th, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Officer Marra and Field Training Officer Noyd stopped a car for vehicle code violations on Whipple Road and Liston Way.  Upon contacting the driver, the officers could smell the odor of alcohol coming from him and the vehicle, so the driver was detained.  Officers searched the car, found suspected cocaine, and ultimately arrested the suspect for DUI and possession of narcotics. 


On Sunday, September 4th, at approximately 11:40 p.m., officers were on patrol on Union Square and Alvarado Niles Road when they witnessed a vehicle driven recklessly.  The driver ran a red light, accelerated, then ran a stop sign nearby. Officer Geldermann initiated a traffic stop due to the erratic driving, arrested the driver, and towed the vehicle. 



From Monday, August 29th, to Sunday, September 11th, there was one residential burglary reported.  


From Monday, August 29th, to Sunday, September 11th, there were seven commercial burglaries reported.  


From Monday, August 29th, to Sunday, September 11th, there were twenty-six reported auto burglaries.  Nineteen of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas. 

From Monday, August 29th, to Sunday, September 11th, there were fifteen 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 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.