The Blotter Highlights ending December 18, 2022

high res blotter

Union City Police Department

Blotter Cover Photo- MCV-  2600 x 1412

PROACTIVE ENFORCEMENT Recruiting image for Blotter

On Tuesday, December 6th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., K-9 Officer Olson was conducting extra patrol checks in the 2500 block of Medallion Drive when he contacted two subjects milling about near a motorcycle with no license plates.  A record check showed that the motorcycle was reported stolen out of Fremont.  One of the subjects admitted to driving the stolen vehicle and was arrested for possession of the stolen property. 

On Tuesday, December 13th, at approximately noon, Officer Roberts conducted a traffic stop on Whipple Road and Ithaca Street. As he approached the driver, he saw a set of brass knuckles. The driver was cited and released at the scene for illegal possession.



Just after midnight on Monday, December 5th, officers responded to a robbery in the 34000 block of 11th Street. The victim was parking her vehicle in the driveway of her residence when the suspect approached her, pointed a firearm, and demanded she exit her vehicle. Fearing for her safety, the victim exited her vehicle. The suspect demanded her property and fled the location on foot with the victim’s wallet and cash. The suspect was a Hispanic male between 18-26 years old, 5’10” – 6’ tall, weighing 170-180 lbs. and wearing a black hat.  

On Sunday, December 11th, at approximately noon, officers responded to a robbery in the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway.  The suspect stole tools from the business and when confronted by security, picked up a rock and threatened to hit an employee with it.  Officers placed the suspect under arrest for robbery. 

On Monday, December 12th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers responded to an attempted robbery on Tartarian Way and Royal Ann Drive.  The victim was walking on the creek trail when the suspect grabbed him from behind and pulled on his jacket and shirt.  The victim turned around and knocked the suspect to the ground. While on the ground, the victim kicked the suspect, and the suspect ran off.  The victim described the suspect as an unknown race male, thin build, wearing a dirty red hooded sweater and black pants. 

On Sunday, December 18th, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 900 block of Whipple Road.  Five suspects entered the store and demanded money and tobacco products.  Fearing for his safety, the clerk opened the cash registers, gave the suspects the cash, and they fled on foot.  The victim described the suspects as three Black male adults in their late teens to early twenties, 5'04" to 5'07", 100-130 pounds, and all wearing masks.  The fourth suspect was a Hispanic male also in his late teens to early twenties.  There was no description of the fifth suspect. 



On Friday, December 16th, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway.  The suspect entered the lobby and struck the victim with a metal cane.  A co-worker detained the suspect until officers arrived, and they ultimately placed the suspect under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon.  


During DUI enforcement, officers conducted a traffic stop.  The driver displayed objective signs of alcoholic impairment and performed poorly during field sobriety tests.  He provided a breath sample which resulted in being over the legal limit.  He was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail. 


On Sunday, December 18th, at approximately 1:00 a.m., while working DUI enforcement on F and 11th Streets, two officers were nearly struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign.  Officers conducted a traffic stop and determined the driver was impaired, so officers arrested him for driving under the influence. 


On Sunday, December 18th, officers responded to the report of a possible drunk driver in the 32000 block of Alvarado Niles Road.  The victim told police they saw a blue sedan strike a parked car, then park.  When officers arrived, they found the driver passed out at the wheel.  He eventually woke up, exited his vehicle, and officers immediately smelled alcohol and noticed several empty beer cars in the car.  When officers tried detaining him, he resisted by pulling away.  Officers eventually placed him under arrest for the hit and run, resisting arrest, and driving under the influence. 



From Monday, December 5th, to Sunday, December 18th, there were two residential burglaries reported.


From Monday, December 5th, to Sunday, December 18th, there were six commercial burglaries reported.  


From Monday, December 5th, to Sunday, December 18th, there were seventeen reported auto burglaries.  Seven of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas. 

From Monday, December 5th, to Sunday, December 18th, there were twenty-one reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, five 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:


Stay updated on recent scams by visiting these sites: 

Common Scams and Frauds | USAGov 


Consumer Fraud Reporting 

Current 2022 Top 10 List of Scams and Frauds ( 



The Latest Scams You Need to Be Aware of in 2022 - Experian 

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.