The Blotter Highlights ending February 26, 2023
Union City Police Department
On Wednesday, February 23rd, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Officer Noyd conducted a traffic stop in the 34600 block of 7th Street. A records check revealed the driver was on probation for multiple felonies. A search revealed that the driver was in possession of a revolver and indicia belonging to other persons. The passenger was in possession of suspected heroin and indicia belonging to other persons. Both subjects were arrested and transported to jail.
On Monday, February 13th, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers responded to an assault at Logan High School. The victim told police that while walking home, a group of unknown suspects in a silver SUV pulled up, yelled a derogatory term, and shot the victim multiple times with a gel blaster. The victim was not injured, and the suspects fled in the vehicle.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
On Tuesday, February 21st, at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers responded to an assault in the 4200 block of Solar Circle. The caller told police there was a fight on the street involving more than twenty individuals and that someone had discharged a handgun in the air. When officers arrived, most of the group had fled, but they did contact two victims who were hit with baseball bats and pepper sprayed. Detectives are conducting follow up to identify the suspects.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On Saturday, February 18th, at approximately 1:30 a.m. K9 Officer Moya conducted a traffic stop on Whipple Road and Amaral Street. He contacted the driver, who exhibited objective signs of alcohol intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. Officer Moya arrested the subject for driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Tuesday, February 21st, just after midnight, Sergeant Jensen conducted a traffic stop in the 31300 block of Alvarado Niles Road. He determined the driver was under the influence of a CNS stimulant and arrested him for driving under the influence of drugs.
On Tuesday, February 21st, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle collision on San Pablo Court and Dyer Street. The caller told police that the driver lost control of her vehicle and struck a fence. Officers contacted the driver, who displayed objective signs of intoxication. She was arrested and transported to the hospital for medical treatment, then booked into jail.
On Saturday, February 25th, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on Alvarado Niles Road and Interstate 880. They contacted the driver, who exhibited objective signs of being under the influence of alcohol. He failed field sobriety tests and was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Sunday, February 26th, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a concerned citizen called police to report a solo-vehicle crash on Alvarado Boulevard and Dyer Street. Officers arrived on scene, contacted the driver, who was intoxicated and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, February 13th, to Sunday, February 26th, there were three residential burglaries reported.
From Monday, February 13th, to Sunday, February 26th, there were four 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.