The Blotter Highlights ending April 23, 2023
Union City Police Department
ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES
On Wednesday, April 12th, at approximately 8:40 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at a business in the 32200 block of Alvarado Boulevard. The suspect entered the establishment, pointed a firearm at the victim, and demanded money from the cash register. The victim complied, and the suspect fled in a dark gray car. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5’10” tall, weighing 160-170 pounds, and wearing black clothing.
On Tuesday, April 18th, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a carjacking attempt on Railroad Avenue and Westgard Street. The victim told police he was being followed by a white vehicle and decided to pull over. The white car pulled up next to him, the driver exited, pointed a gun at his head, and demanded his phone and wallet. The passenger then exited, pointed a gun at the victim's head, and demanded his car keys. The victim could not find his keys quickly enough, so the suspects fled in the white car with only the victim's phone and wallet. The first suspect was a Black male, thin build, wearing black clothing. The second suspect was a Hispanic male of a thin build, wearing black clothing and a black ski mask.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
On Friday, April 14th, at approximately 9:20 p.m., officers responded to a theft in the 33300 block of Alvarado Niles Road. Three Hispanic male adults left a restaurant without paying their bill, then entered their vehicle in the parking lot. One of the two security guards stepped in front of the suspect vehicle as it fled, and the suspect drove toward the victim, striking him with the car.The victim ultimately suffered a fractured rib, and the suspects were gone before the police arrived.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On Friday, April 14th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle collision in the 33300 block of Alvarado Niles Road. Upon arrival, they learned one of the involved drivers displayed objective signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Officers placed the driver under arrest for driving under the influence.
Just after midnight, on Saturday, April 22nd, officers conducted a traffic stop on Meyers Drive and Alvarado Niles Road. They contacted the driver, who displayed objective signs of alcohol intoxication and was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence.
On Saturday, April 22nd, at around midnight, officers responded to a vehicle collision on Whipple Road and Central Avenue. Once on the scene, they contacted one of the drivers and determined he was intoxicated. Officers arrested the driver for driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Monday, April 17th, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Field Training Officer Olson and Officer Aguayo contacted a subject in the 30100 block of Industrial Parkway. A records check revealed he was on probation. The officers searched him, found 17 grams of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and arrested him.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, April 13th, to Sunday, April 23rd, there was one residential burglary reported.
From Monday, April 13th, to Sunday, April 23rd, there were two commercial burglaries reported.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, April 13th, to Sunday, April 23rd, there were thirty-one reported auto burglaries. Five of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and the rest were in residential areas.
From Monday, April 13th, to Sunday, April 23rd, there were twenty-two reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, nine 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 email@example.com. 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.