The Blotter Highlights ending December 3, 2023

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Union City Police Department


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PROACTIVE ENFORCEMENT

On Saturday, November 25th, at approximately 9:56 p.m., Officers Olson and Griffin wereOlsen and  Griffin patrolling the 30073 block of Industrial Parkway when they investigated a suspicious vehicle.  They saw narcotics in plain view and safely took the occupant into custody.  During a search, the officers recovered a loaded, self-manufactured, unregistered semiautomatic pistol and placed the suspect under arrest for three felony gun charges.

ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES

On Tuesday, November 28th, at approximately 4:18 p.m., officers responded to a robbery on Clover Street and Mann Avenue.  The victim was walking home when two suspects approached him, battered him, and took his jewelry and cash.  The victim went unconscious during the attack and suffered injuries to his face, neck, and hands.  The suspects were two Hispanic males in their twenties.


SHOOTING

On Tuesday, November 28th, at approximately 7:45 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 33400 block of 4th Street.  The unknown suspects drove by the residence and fired two rounds at the residence, hitting a car in the driveway.  No injuries were reported.

ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT / BURGLARY 

On Tuesday, November 21, at approximately 3:07 a.m., officers responded to Lemonade Dispensary for a commercial alarm, where 5-8 subjects were seen attempting to force their way into the business. When officers arrived, they did not locate any suspects on the property.  About 10 minutes later, on-site security at the Flor Dispensary called the police to report a group of suspects had forced their way into the business. Officers quickly arrived and determined several suspects were still inside the building.  The suspects, all juveniles, attempted to flee but were found in the area and arrested for burglary, conspiracy, organized retail theft, and resisting arrest.

BURGLARY

On Thursday, November 23rd, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a residential burglary in the 31300 block of Santa Fe Way.  The caller told police they saw a female enter the home through a side gate and exit with property in her hands.  Officers arrived and detained the female a short distance away.  The female suspect had stolen property from the home and was arrested for burglary.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

On Thursday, November 30th, officers responded to an unresponsive female inside a vehicle in the 3900 block of Smith Street.  The vehicle was running and blocking a driveway.  Officers contacted the driver, and she displayed objective signs of being under the influence.  She was unable to perform any field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.

On Saturday, December 2nd, at 2:22 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Central Avenue and Atlantic Street.  The driver displayed objectives signs of alcohol impairment and refused to partake in field sobriety tests.  Officers placed the female driver under arrest for driving under the influence.


BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS


RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES

From Monday, November 20th, to Sunday, December 3rd, there were five residential burglaries reported.

COMMERCIAL BURGLERIES

From Monday, November 20th, to Sunday, December 3rd, there were eight commercial burglaries reported.

AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS

From Monday, November 20th, to Sunday, December 3rd, there were twelve burglaries reported.  Three of them occurred at Union Landing and the rest occurred in residential areas.

From Monday, November 20th, to Sunday, December 3rd, there were twenty-five reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, twelve of the vehicles have been recovered.


SAFETY TIP:

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/

RECENT SCAMS/CRIME TRENDS:

Stay updated on recent scams by visiting these sites: 

USA.gov 

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www.usa.gov/scams-and-frauds 
www.usa.gov/covid-scams

Consumer Fraud Reporting 

Current 2023 Top 10 List of Scams and Frauds (consumerfraudreporting.org) 

AARP: 

Here Are 7 Top Scams You Should Watch Out for in 2023 (aarp.org) 

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 tips@unioncity.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.