The Blotter Highlights ending March 12, 2023

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Union City Police Department

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On Saturday, March 4th, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Officer Benard conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Industrial Parkway and Whipple Road.   During a search of the car, officers found more than 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine and placed the driver under arrest.

On Saturday, March 11th, at approximately 10:17 p.m., Officer Benard conducted a traffic stop on Dyer Street and San Carlos Way.  The driver was unlicensed, and during an inventory search of the vehicle, officers found illegal drugs and other paraphernalia associated with drug sales.  The driver was arrested and taken to jail for possession of a controlled substance for sale.

On Sunday, March 12th, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Officer Spencer contacted a bicyclist in the 1800 block of Whipple Road.  A records check revealed the subject had two felony warrants out for his arrest and was on probation for drug possession.  During a search, Officer Spencer found almost 13 grams of suspected methamphetamine and arrested him.


On Saturday, March 11th, at approximately 6:30 a.m., officers responded to a carjacking in the 32400 block of Elizabeth Way.  The victim told police that as she stood at her vehicle, the suspect pushed her out of the way, got in the victim's car, and drove off.  Minutes later, CHP received a report of a collision involving the victim's vehicle.  CHP officers responded and detained the suspect until Union City officers arrived to take custody of her.


Poss of firearm - Ending 3-12-23On Sunday, March 12th, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a vandalism report in the 2600 block of Decoto Road.  A witness told police that the suspect was painting on a building and provided the suspect's description, including a description of the car he was in.  Officers saw the vehicle leaving the parking lot and stopped it.  While detaining the occupants, officers saw a handgun protruding from under the passenger seat.  

Several Oxycodone pills were scattered around the vehicle, in addition to a large quantity of marijuana and credit cards not belonging to either party.  A records check revealed the gun was stolen, and both subjects were placed under arrest.


On Sunday, March 5th, at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers responded to the report of a subject trespassing in the 1600 block of Atlantic Street.  During a probation search, officers found more than eight grams of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was cited and released at the scene.


On Monday, March 6th, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Officer Noyd conducted a traffic stop on Galano Plaza and Veneto Avenue.  He contacted the driver, who displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication and failed field sobriety tests.  Officer Noyd arrested the subject for driving under the influence of alcohol.




From Monday, March 27th, to Sunday, March 12th, there were three residential burglaries reported.


From Monday, March 27th, to Sunday, March 12th, there were three commercial burglaries reported.


From Monday, March 27th, to Sunday, March 12th, there were fifteen reported auto burglaries.  Nine of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas.

From Monday, March 27th, to Sunday, March 12th, there were ten reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, six of the vehicles have been recovered.


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