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November 16, 2010 > City of Union City Report

City of Union City Report

Submitted By Rick LaForce

Thursday, November 4

On Thursday (11/4), officers were sent to investigate a major injury traffic accident at the intersection of Alvarado Niles Road and Central Avenue. Through the course of the officer's investigation, it was determined that the driver of the suspect vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed and rear-ended another vehicle stopped at the red light. This propelled the second vehicle into the rear of a third vehicle, which was also stopped for the red light. Drivers of the second and third vehicles were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The driver of the suspect vehicle was believed to be driving while under the influence of alcohol and was arrested at the scene. He, too, was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.


Saturday, November 6

Officers were sent to investigate a fight between a male and a female in the area of 12th Street and 'G' Street. Arriving officers located a couple walking away and stopped them to investigate. The female immediately became confrontational. She pushed an officer and attempted to strike him. The officer arrested her for resisting/obstructing an officer. It was later learned that the suspect and male had been involved in a heated domestic dispute prior to police arriving on scene.


A call of gun shots being heard in the area of 11th Street near Decoto Road resulted in a police investigation. Responding officers were advised that the victim of a shooting was at a residence on 13th Street. Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the victim was riding his bicycle in the area of 11th Street near 'G' Street when two unknown suspects appeared and shot him. The victim sustained no life-threatening wounds and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. This case is being actively investigated by the Union City Police Investigations Unit.


Tuesday, November 9

The Union City/Newark SWAT team served a California Department of Justice search warrant at a residence on Santa Catalina Way as a part of an area-wide gang investigation. Once the scene was secure, the Department of Justice agents executed the search warrant and arrested two subjects without further incident. Weapons and narcotics were located at the scene.

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