The Blotter Highlights ending April 9, 2023

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On Thursday, March 30th, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers responded to an assault in the 30300 block of Whipple Road. The victim told police that his co-worker forcefully took his keys, battered him, and pepper-sprayed him during an altercation over money. Officers located the suspect inside the business and placed him under arrest for robbery and illegal use of teargas.

On Monday, April 3rd, at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 32200 block of Alvarado Niles Road. The suspect entered a convenience store and stole multiple food items after threatening to spray the clerk with an unknown substance inside a can she was holding. Officers found the suspect a short distance from the store, positively identified her during an in-field line-up, and subsequently arrested her for robbery.


On Saturday, April 1st, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers responded to an assault in the 800 block of D Street.  The elderly victim was in an argument with the suspect over a vehicle. The suspect became enraged and struck the victim with a frying pan. Officers located the suspect nearby and arrested him for assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, and violation of a court order.

On Thursday, April 6th, at approximately 10:40 p.m., officers responded to a stabbing in the 32100 block of Alvarado Niles Road. The suspect approached the victim with a knife and attacked him. The victim suffered a gash on his right foot and a small cut on his throat. The suspect then fled on foot. Officers conducted an extensive area check but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim described the suspect as a Filipino male in his early thirties wearing a red and black plaid shirt. About 45 minutes later, an officer saw a suspect matching that description walking on Alvarado Niles Road. The suspect ran from the officer, but she was able to detain him until help arrived. The detainee admitted to the stabbing and was arrested.

On Sunday, April 9th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers responded to a stabbing in the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway. The caller told police that a group of 15-20 people were fighting, and at least one person was stabbed. The suspects all fled before the police arrived. Officers found the victim with head and neck injuries. The victim was taken to the hospital and detectives took over the investigation.


On Friday, April 7th, at approximately 4:40 p.m., officers responded to a theft in the 1700 block of Decoto Road. Witnesses told police that the suspect stole alcohol, then started waving a kitchen knife in the air.  Officers found the suspect armed with a blade, and they attempted to contact him. The suspect began smashing bottles on the floor and used them to arm himself further against officers. Officers gave the suspect verbal commands, but he ignored them. Officers then deployed a less-lethal weapon and safely placed the suspect under arrest for exhibiting the weapons, theft, and for resisting arrest.


On Sunday, April 9th, at approximately 2:00 a.m., K9 Officer Moya conducted a traffic enforcement stop on Carmen Way and Jean Drive for suspicion of an impaired driver. When Officer Moya contacted the driver, he found a loaded semiautomatic handgun tucked in his waistband. Officer Moya arrested the driver for firearms violations.


On Wednesday, March 29th, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a passerby called to report a vehicle resting on the curb near the sound wall of Union City Boulevard. Officers arrived on the scene and found the driver asleep at the wheel.  She displayed objective signs of intoxication and was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Sunday, April 9th, at approximately 9:15 p.m., officers responded to a three-car collision on Monterra Drive and Osprey Drive. Officers contacted the driver, who displayed objective signs of alcohol intoxication, so they ultimately arrested him for driving under the influence.



From Monday, March 27th, to Sunday, April 9th, there were four residential burglaries reported.


From Monday, March 27th, to Sunday, April 9th, there were five commercial burglaries reported.


From Monday, March 27th, to Sunday, April 9th, there were twenty-five reported auto burglaries.  Ten of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas. 

From Monday, March 27th, to Sunday, April 9th, there were eighteen 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.