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April 14, 2010 > Union City Police Department Report

Union City Police Department Report

Courtesy City of Union City


On Friday, April 2
Police department received a telephone call from St. Rose hospital that a male victim residing in Fremont was in the ER with a gunshot wound to his buttocks. During the interview, the victim said he was driving his vehicle on Alvarado Niles Road near a Galaxy Drive bar when he pulled to the side of the road to check the tire pressure of his vehicle. Another vehicle pulled alongside and someone asked him, what he thought was either, "Do you need a cigarette" or "Do you need help." He responded that he did not.

The victim then heard the rear door and shots were fired at him. There were four shots of which one struck him in the buttocks. The suspect vehicle sped away toward Fremont. The suspects were thought to have been black males who may have yelled a gang name as the suspect vehicle sped off. Officers located evidence that supported the victim's statement and the case has been assigned to the Investigations Unit.


On Sunday, April 4
A person walking his dog at Dry Creek Park located an unresponsive person bleeding from the face, lying on the grass in the park. The person ran home and called police. Upon arrival, officers located the male who was deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds. There were several spent bullet casings near the body. A neighborhood canvass revealed that some of the residents heard what sounded like gunshots in the area between 0540 and 0600, however nobody called the police. The victim was later identified as Anthony Marc Roderick Nelson (DOB October 31, 1979) of Union City and Alameda. Detectives are currently investigating the incident.


On Monday, April 5
Security at the SF Chronicle building reported unauthorized subjects inside the building. Officers responded and established a perimeter around the building, requested a K-9 from an outside agency and additional officers from another agency. While officers were waiting for additional officers to arrive, one perimeter officer observed subjects inside the building. During the coordination of resources from outside agencies, two subjects exited the building carrying property and were taken into custody. Once sufficient resources arrived, officers were able to conduct a search safely, however, no other suspects were located.

Later on Monday evening, a female called UCPD stating that the father of her baby was showing up at the Extended Stay in violation of a protective order and that she feared for her and the child's safety. The father was gone upon arrival but returned to the hotel hours later. Officers returned and contacted the father who claimed that two male friends of the female pointed a gun at him and threatened to kill him. During the course of this investigation officers located a gun in the female's purse, and the two male friends of the female were located and identified. The female and her two friends were arrested for the weapons violation and assault with a deadly weapon; the father was cited and released for violation of a court order.


Thursday, April 8
Police received a call from Kaiser Hospital in Hayward regarding a stabbing victim in the emergency room. The victim was uncooperative, provided minimal suspect information; he identified the crime scene location as 'H' Street. During a search of 'H' street, officers found a black hooded sweatshirt and IPOD head phones. While officers handled the preliminary investigation, a second victim arrived at Kaiser Hospital with a stab wound to his hand. He was cooperative and provided officers with details of the altercation that led to the stabbing, and identified a suspect. The location of the attack was in Kennedy Park; both victims will survive; and the Investigations Unit will be conducting the follow up.

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