The Blotter Highlights ending September 24, 2023
Union City Police Department
ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES
On Monday, September 11th, at approximately 6:43 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 31800 block of Alvarado Boulevard. Five suspects entered the store and stole alcohol. When confronted by the store's security guard, one of the suspects threatened them with pepper spray. The suspects fled in a gray car.
On Saturday, September 23rd, at 9:52 hours, two suspects entered a business in the 1900 block of Whipple Road, walked behind the counter, and stole several cartons of cigarettes. The victim, fearing for her safety, moved out of the way, and watched from the back storage area. The suspects left the store with the merchandise and entered an awaiting silver vehicle. Witnesses described one suspect as a Black male adult wearing a black ski mask. Although he did not display it, witnesses saw him carrying a gun in his rear waistband. The second suspect was a Black male adult wearing a ski mask, and the third was a white male adult.
At approximately 6:03 p.m., three suspects entered the same business and stole cigarette cartons from behind the counter. The clerk tried to intervene and take a photo of their getaway vehicle, so one of the suspects pepper-sprayed the clerk as they entered an awaiting vehicle. The vehicle then fled and was not located. The suspects were described as a Hispanic male juvenile, a Black male juvenile, and a Hispanic female juvenile.
On Saturday, September 23rd, at 5:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery on Clover Street and Mann Avenue. The victim was walking in the area when the suspect vehicle pulled up alongside her and asked if she needed a ride. When the victim refused, another suspect exited from the rear passenger door, snatched the victim’s jewelry from her neck and ears, and fled. The suspect then threw imitation jewelry at the victim and fled from the area. The suspects were not located and are outstanding. The suspects were described as a Middle Eastern female in her 40s and a Middle Eastern man in his late 40s.
On Sunday, September 24th, at approximately 7:50 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 32100 block of Union Landing Boulevard. Four suspects armed with handguns, approached the victim as she walked to her car after using the ATM. One of them pointed a gun at her waist and demanded cash. The victim complied, and the suspects fled in a white car.
On Friday, September 22nd, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers responded to a just occurred carjacking at Union Landing. Four Black males in their early to mid-twenties, all armed with handguns, battered the male victim for his vehicle and robbed the female victim for her purse and phone. The suspects fled in the victim's vehicle and later abandoned it in Castro Valley.
DRUG POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL
On Tuesday, September 19th, at approximately 5:38 p.m., Officer Olson contacted a known probationer in the 31700 block of Alvarado Boulevard. He conducted a probation search at his residence, found evidence of drug sales, and placed him under arrest.
STOLEN PROPERTY AND DRUG POSSESSION
On Saturday, September 16th, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Officer Stubbs was patrolling the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway. He noticed a subject pushing a motorcycle, so he contacted him. He conducted a check of the motorcycle's registration and determined it was reported stolen. Officer Stubbs detained the subject, and during a search, found suspected methamphetamine on him. He placed him under arrest for possession of stolen property and drugs.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On Saturday, September 23rd, at approximately 5:30 a.m., officers responded to a welfare check in the 1800 block of Decoto Road. The caller reported a driver asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle. Officers determined the driver was intoxicated and placed him under arrest for driving under the influence.
On Saturday, September 23rd, at approximately 11:24 p.m., Officer Moya conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle swerving on Ithaca Street and Whipple Road. After some field sobriety tests, he determined the driver was impaired and arrested him for driving under the influence.
While driving back to the police station, Officer Moya spotted a second impaired driver on H Street and 10th Street. The driver displayed objective signs of alcohol intoxication and was placed under arrest for felony driving under the influence due to recent prior DUI convictions.
On Sunday, September 24th, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a welfare check on Almaden Boulevard and Medallion Drive. Callers reported seeing the driver of a vehicle asleep at the wheel and playing loud music. Upon arrival, Officer Moya saw the car slowly back out of a parking space and hit a pole. Officer Moya contacted the driver and determined he was intoxicated. The driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and for child endangerment for having his 3-year-old child in the car with him.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, September 11th, to Sunday, September 24th, there were six residential burglaries reported.
From Monday, September 11th, to Sunday, September 24th, there were seven commercial burglaries reported.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, September 11th, to Sunday, September 24th, there were twelve auto burglaries reported. None of them occurred at Union Landing and were all in residential areas.
From Monday, September 11th, to Sunday, September 24th, there were thirty-two reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, sixteen 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.