The Blotter Highlights ending November 5, 2023
Union City Police Department
On Friday, October 27th, at approximately 1:45 a.m., officers responded to an assault in the 32600 block of Central Avenue. A group of coworkers were drinking in a vehicle after work when an argument ensued. The suspect retrieved a knife and stabbed the victim in the stomach and back. The suspect fled the scene, and the victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives later identified the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. On 11/6/23, the suspect was arrested without incident.
ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES
On Tuesday, October 31st, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery in the 33500 block of 8th Street. Two teenage victims were out trick or treating when the suspects, armed with a handgun and a military-style rifle, robbed the victims of their candy and a necklace. The victims described the suspects as five males wearing all dark-colored clothing.
Approximately 30 minutes later, a 14-year-old victim contacted UCPD to report that 5-15 suspects armed with a handgun robbed him of his candy and cellphones in the 33600 block of 13th Street. After the robbery, the suspects fled on foot and were not found by police.
On Wednesday, November 1st, at approximately 2:45 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 1700 block of Decoto Road. Two suspects entered the store, took cash from the register, and when the employee tried to stop them, they pushed him and fled. The victim described the suspects as a Black male, 15-18 years old, and a Black male 20-22 years old.
On Thursday, November 2nd, at approximately 8:17 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 1600 block of Decoto Road. Three suspects entered the store and stole the cash register before fleeing in a silver Hyundai. Oakland Police officers located the suspects and detained them until UCPD detectives arrived to place all three juveniles under arrest for robbery.
On Saturday, November 4th, at approximately 4:40 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 32200 block of Alvarado Niles Road. The suspect entered the store and stole lottery scratchers and other merchandise. When confronted by employees, she threatened them and sprayed them in the face and eyes with a chemical substance. Officers located her nearby in possession of the stolen merchandise and arrested her for robbery.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On Friday, October 27th, at approximately 2:04 a.m., officers assisted an allied agency that conducted a traffic stop on Decoto Road and 8th Street. The driver refused to cooperate with them and was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence.
On Wednesday, November 1st, at approximately 2:30 a.m., an officer contacted a subject seated in the driver’s seat of his damaged vehicle near the listed intersection. The subject had an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person and submitted to field sobriety tests, which he failed. Officers placed the subject under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. They also located damage to a street sign he collided with earlier.
On Thursday, November 2nd, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle accident on Oahu Circle and Palm Drive. The caller told police that a subject attempted to park his vehicle in the guest parking area and knocked over a plant in a neighbor’s front yard. The driver then stumbled out of the car and fell into a nearby bush. Traffic officers arrived on scene, contacted the driver, and determined he was driving under the influence. He was arrested and transported to jail.
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, October 23rd, to Sunday, November 5th, there was one residential burglary reported.
From Monday, October 23rd, to Sunday, November 5th, there were nine commercial burglaries reported.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, October 23rd, to Sunday, November 5th, there were fourteen auto burglaries reported. Six of them occurred at Union Landing and the rest occurred in residential areas.
From Monday, October 23rd, to Sunday, November 5th, there were twenty reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, eleven of the vehicles have been recovered.
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