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- Blotter Highlights ending Jan 29, 2023
The Blotter Highlights ending January 29, 2023
Union City Police Department
On Monday, January 16th, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Officer Hammad and Field Training Officer Olson conducted a traffic stop on Railroad Avenue and Westgard Street. When they approached the driver, they saw the barrel of a gun under the driver's seat. The driver was arrested for possession of a loaded handgun in a vehicle.
On Friday, January 20th, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Officer Fordham conducted a traffic stop on D and 9th Streets. One of the occupants was on probation for theft, and the other was driving on a suspended license. During a search of the car, Officer Fordham found suspected methamphetamine and a pistol. Both occupants were arrested.
On Sunday, January 22nd, Officer Benard conducted a traffic stop on Dyer Street and Alvarado Boulevard and determined that both occupants were on parole for a home invasion robbery. During a vehicle search, officers found prescription opiates that did not belong to either subject. The subjects were also in possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Thursday, January 26th, at approximately 4:45 a.m., officers responded to a carjacking in the 33300 block of Mission Boulevard. The victim was walking to his vehicle when the suspect approached him. The suspect pretended to have a weapon and threatened to shoot the victim if he did not give him his car keys. The suspect punched the victim in the face, took his keys, then fled in the victim's car. Fremont Detectives and Newark police officers found the car in Newark and detained a male matching the description of the suspect near it. The detainee was identified as the robber, so he was arrested for carjacking.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
On Thursday, January 26th, at approximately 9:45 p.m., officers responded to a weapon brandishing on Alvarado Niles Road near Decoto Road. The victim told police that the suspect was upset because she moved his laundry out of a machine. As a result, the suspect brandished a firearm at the victim. The suspect then fled in his vehicle. Officers found the car, conducted a high-risk stop, and safely detained the suspect. During the investigation, officers learned the suspect was on parole for manslaughter, and they located a loaded semiautomatic handgun used in the incident. Officers placed the suspect under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and five additional felony weapon violations.
ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES
On Saturday, January 28th, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery in the 34800 block of Perry Road. The victim had just arrived at his residence when he was approached by two suspects. They both pointed black handguns at the victim and demanded his property. The suspects then pistol-whipped the victim and took the victim’s watch and necklaces. The suspects then fled in a vehicle and were not located. The victim described the suspects as Black males.
On Sunday, January 29th, at approximately 3:45 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway. The suspect entered the store with an accomplice and stole multiple cans of spray paint. When loss prevention officers tried to prevent the theft, the suspects battered them, and one claimed to have a gun. Officers found and arrested one of the suspects and recovered the stolen property.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, January 16th, to Sunday, January 29th, there were five residential burglaries reported.
From Monday, January 16th, to Sunday, January 29th, there were three commercial burglaries reported.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, January 16th, to Sunday, January 29th, there were sixteen reported auto burglaries. Six of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas.
From Monday, January 16th, to Sunday, January 29th, there were fifteen reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, eight 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: http://nixle.com/alert/5548374/
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