The Blotter Highlights ending January 1, 2023

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Union City Police Department

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Recruiting image for BlotterOn Wednesday, December 28th, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Officer Evoniuk was patrolling the 100 block of Tamarack Drive and noticed an individual pushing a dirt bike toward a residence.  When the subject saw Officer Evoniuk, he dropped the bike and walked into the residence.  During the investigation, the man came out with the key to the dirt bike.  Officers determined that the dirt bike was reported stolen in Fremont, so they arrested him for possession of the stolen property.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 On Thursday, December 29th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Officer Scarbrough conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 2900 block of Whipple Road.  The driver was found to be on searchable probation for firearm charges and had a prior conviction for an attempted murder charge.  He also had a warrant out for his arrest.  A search revealed the driver had a box of ammunition and was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition.


On Sunday, January 1st, at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 1800 block of Whipple Road.   Upon arrival, officers located a 36-year-old female victim who sustained gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  Detectives arrived and took over the investigation.     


On Monday, December 19th, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 32900 block of Alvarado Niles Road.  The victim was seated in her vehicle when suddenly the suspect broke her front passenger side window, stealing her purse and wallet.  The unknown suspect then fled in a vehicle. 

On Tuesday, December 20th, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 3000 block of Belize Way.  As the victim parked her car at her residence, an unknown suspect approached and smashed the passenger side window.  The suspect, a Hispanic male in his forties, reached in, grabbed the victim’s property and fled to an awaiting vehicle.  The suspect and the property were not located and are outstanding.   

On Wednesday, December 21st, at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers responded to a theft at a Union Landing business.  The suspect attempted to steal alcohol before being stopped by store employees. To get away, he struck the employee over the head with a glass bottle. The suspect fled on foot and was not located.  The victim described the suspect as a Black male in his twenties, weighing 170 lbs. 

On Thursday, December 22nd, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery in the 4100 block of Dyer Street. The victim, a delivery truck driver, was seated in her truck when she noticed a man stealing packages from the rear of the open truck. The driver confronted the suspect, they struggled for the packages, then the suspect pulled out and pointed a handgun at the victim, telling her to let go.  The victim complied, and the suspect ran off together with an accomplice and the property. One suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his twenties, about 5'7", 150 lbs., and the second suspect was a Black male, in his twenties, 5'3", 110 lbs.  They both fled in a black sports utility vehicle. 

On Saturday, December 24th, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at a Union Landing business.  The suspect approached the victim as he exited his vehicle and snatched the victim’s cell phone.  The suspect tried to flee, but the victim grabbed onto the suspect’s sleeve, and they both struggled over the property. The suspect then struck the victim in the face with a pocketknife, causing a small laceration.  The suspect, an unknown race male, then fled on foot.  



On Tuesday, December 27th, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers responded to the 34800 block of Cheeves Way for a report of spent casings located by a citizen. Officers found several spent casings on the sidewalk and determined that the casings were likely from a shooting that occurred earlier in the morning, just after 1:00 a.m.  Officers conducted an extensive neighborhood canvass and found no victims or property damage  


On Saturday, December 24th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers responded to Dyer Street and Alvarado Niles Road to investigate the report of a driver slumped at the wheel.  As officers attempted to contact the driver, he placed his car into drive and drove across the intersection into opposing lanes of traffic.  Officers ultimately gained control of the suspect, and he exited his car.  The driver displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs and was arrested for driving under the influence. 



From Monday, December 19th, to Sunday, January 1st, there were two residential burglaries reported. 


From Monday, December 19th, to Sunday, January 1st, there were seven commercial burglaries reported.  


From Monday, December 19th, to Sunday, January 1st, there were eleven reported auto burglaries.  Eight of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas. 

From Monday, December 19th, to Sunday, January 1st, there were twenty reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, five 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.