The Blotter Highlights ending October 8, 2023
Union City Police Department
On Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 7:46 a.m., officers responded to a stabbing in the 33000 block of Almaden Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers located three victims with injuries. One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene, and the other two victims were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect, 21-year-old Carlos Daniel Hernandez from Mountain View, was located and arrested for the incident.
HOME INVASION ROBBERY
On Thursday, October 5th, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers responded to a home invasion robbery in the 34600 block of Arroyo Drive. Two masked and gloved suspects entered the victim's house through the open back door while the male victim slept. One of the suspects held the male victim in a chokehold while the female victim handed over cash. The suspects fled out the back door and were not located. One suspect was described as a Black male, 13-14 years old, 5’11”, 180 pounds. The second was a Black male, 30-40 years old, 6’00”, 170 pounds.
ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES
On Friday, September 27th, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 1900 block of Whipple Road. The suspect approached the victim from behind, placed a gun on his back, and demanded his wallet. The victim handed over his property, and the unknown assailant fled on foot.
On Saturday, September 30th, at approximately 10:11 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 100 block of Mission Boulevard. The suspects entered the store, armed with a crowbar, and robbed the business and two employees of about $400 cash from a register and miscellaneous tobacco and alcohol products. Witnesses described the suspects as three Black males in their teens, and they fled in an unknown make/model vehicle.
On the same night, at about 10:30 p.m., the same suspects committed a second robbery in the 34500 block of Alvarado Niles Road. This time they took about $1000 cash from a register and miscellaneous tobacco and alcohol products.
On Thursday, October 5th, at approximately 1:46 p.m., a crew of three Black males, 17-30 years old, stole from two businesses back-to-back in the 31800 block of Alvarado Boulevard. They stole cigarettes and cash from the register, and in one case, pushed an employee during the theft. The suspect vehicle was a blue Hyundai SUV.
On Friday, October 6th, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 32100 block of Alvarado Niles Road. The victim was unloading a large amount of cigarettes he had just purchased when the suspects approached, armed with a handgun. Fearing for his life, the victim backed away while the suspects took the cigarettes and fled in a black BMW. The suspects were two Black males, 30-35 years old, 5'10"-6'0" tall.
On Friday, October 6th, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at Union Landing. The victim was sitting in her car when she was suddenly punched in the face by an unknown assailant. The suspect took the victim’s purse, cash, and wedding ring and fled on foot.
On Sunday, October 8th, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 31800 block of Alvarado Boulevard. Three suspects entered the liquor store and pushed the employee to get behind the counter. The suspects demanded the employee open two cash registers, then stole about $500 in cash, numerous tobacco products, and two bottles of alcohol. The suspects, all Black male adults, approximately 20 years old, fled in a blue SUV.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
On Tuesday, October 3rd, at approximately 6:10 p.m., officers responded to an assault at a Union Landing business. Two individuals were in the parking lot arguing over money, when one intentionally struck the other with his vehicle, throwing the victim onto a parked car. The suspect continued to try to strike the victim with the car, but the victim was able to avoid getting hit again. When officers arrived and attempted to contact the suspect, he violently resisted. Officers were ultimately able to overcome his resistance and placed him under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. A records check of the suspect revealed the suspect also had a warrant for his arrest for murder.
On Saturday, September 30th, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Officer Geldermann and Officer Stubbs were working as a Special Enforcement Unit and conducted a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Whipple Road. When they contacted the driver, they found suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl, and narcotic paraphernalia. The officers cited and released the female from the scene.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, September 25th, to Sunday, October 8th, there was one residential burglary reported.
From Monday, September 25th, to Sunday, October 8th, there were three commercial burglaries reported.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, September 25th, to Sunday, October 8th, there were seven auto burglaries reported. Three occurred at Union Landing and the rest occurred in residential areas.
From Monday, September 25th, to Sunday, October 8th, there were nineteen reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, six 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.