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February 3, 2010 > Union City Police Department Report

Union City Police Department Report

Courtesy City of Union City

Friday, January 22

Officers investigated a robbery that occurred at the New India Market at 31885 Alvarado Blvd. Two black male adults in their 30's entered the store and committed the robbery. One of the suspects had a silver revolver and demanded money. They also pulled jewelry off the cashier inside the store prior to fleeing. This case is under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to shots fired in the area of 13th and 'F' Street. While en route, UCPD dispatch advised they received a 911 cell phone call from a male claiming he needed help because he had been shot. Officers located the 17-year-old male victim from Union City lying on the sidewalk near the driveway of a residence on 13th Street. The victim had apparently been shot. The suspect was transported to a local trauma hospital for treatment.

Officers investigated a drive-by shooting at a residence on 6th Street. Officers arrived and discovered that the residence front door, security door, walls, and windows had been struck by what appeared to be large caliber bullets. Nobody in the house was hit or injured.

Saturday January 23

Officers responded to a disturbance report involving a man with a gun. Officers arrived and spotted a possible suspect. The suspect ran upon seeing the officers, but was apprehended after a brief chase. He discarded a .357 handgun as he ran from officers.

Officers responded to the 7-11 on Decoto Road for a just-occurred robbery. In this case, three black male suspects entered the store wearing black ski masks. One stood guard at the door while the other two produced handguns. They took cash from the business and then fled on foot. This case is under investigation.

Sunday, January 24

Officers responded to Shorty Garcia Park on a report of several people fighting. Upon arrival, officers found that the subjects had all left. Some subjects were contacted and advised officers that the fight was between two rival soccer teams. It broke out when one of the soccer teams lost the game. No victims of the fight were located. This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, January 26

Officers investigated a robbery that occurred at the Subway Restaurant on Alvarado Blvd. In this case, a male suspect entered the business brandishing a handgun. The suspect removed cash from the register and fled on foot.

Officers stopped a suspicious vehicle containing several gang members. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up a stolen handgun. As a follow-up to this investigation, officers executed four search warrants on Friday, January 29; no additional evidence was collected as a result of the warrants' service.

Wednesday, January 27

Officers arrested a student at Conley-Carabello High School who was found with marijuana brownies in his backpack.

Thursday, January 28

The COPPS Unit conducted special enforcement in an effort to stem daytime residential burglaries. Ofc. Bankston and Ofc. Leon conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the stop, suspected stolen property was located in the vehicle. Initially, officers were unable to confirm the property as stolen but while processing the vehicle, Union City's Communication Center located and advised of a residential burglary on 7th Street in Union City.

The victim identified the property as stolen from the burglary. Four suspects were arrested; two of the suspects were neighbors of the victim. By the time officers concluded their investigation, property in the vehicle had been linked to burglaries in Union City and Hayward. Fremont PD is investigating whether these suspects are responsible for cases in their jurisdiction too.

Friday, January 29

Officer Collins responded to a hit-and-run collision in which the driver was seen fleeing in another vehicle. While Officer Collins investigated the hit-and-run, other officers were on the look-out for the fleeing vehicle. Officer Lanier located the second vehicle, and during the investigatory stop, found the driver from the hit-and-run vehicle; his blood/alcohol was .11 and .12. He was charged with these violations and for being in possession of a controlled substance found in a search subsequent to the suspect's arrest.

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