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November 23, 2010 > Union City Report

Union City Report

Submitted By Rick LaForce

On Wednesday night (11/10), a robbery occurred at the Wells Fargo ATM located at 30915 Courthouse Drive. Two suspects approached the victim from behind. The first suspect struck the victim with a fist and the second suspect pistol whipped the victim. The suspects stole the victim's wallet and fled the scene on foot toward Dyer Street.

On Friday night (11/12), officers were sent to the area near 30073 Industrial Parkway to investigate a report of a person bleeding from his head. Upon the officers' arrival, they found that the victim was being treated by Alameda County Fire and AMR Ambulance for a laceration to his face and a large lump on his forehead. Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the victim and suspect had been engaged in a long-time feud. The suspect had taken the victim's bicycle without permission earlier in the day. The victim confronted the suspect about this and the suspect attacked the victim with a pipe, causing the injuries to his head. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

On Monday (11/15), the Union City Police Communications Center received a "911" call from a distraught female reporting she had just been raped. Officers and detectives responded to a residence on Monte Carlo Way and met with the victim near the residence. Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the victim had been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance and kept her against her will in the residence. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and recovered numerous items of evidence. Detectives tracked the suspect down to a nearby residence and arrested the suspect without incident.

On Tuesday (11/16), officers were sent to investigate a report of gunshots being heard in the area of 1420 Whipple Road. Responding officers were unable to locate any victims or suspects. A short time later, St. Rose Hospital called to report that the victim of a gunshot wound had arrived at the emergency room. Officers responded to the hospital and met with the victim and his brother. Through the course of the officer's investigation, they learned that the victim was driving east bound on Whipple Road with his brother seated in the front passenger's seat when a dark-colored vehicle pulled alongside and began to shoot at them. When the driver was shot, he pulled the vehicle over to the side of the roadway and stopped. The suspect fled east bound on Whipple Road. The victim was then taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday (11/18) morning, the Union Landing Chase Bank was robbed. Two Black male suspects -more than likely the suspects from previous bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in the greater Bay Area -- entered the front entrance of the bank, passed the line of customers, and jumped over the counter. The suspects removed cash from the teller drawers then exited through the emergency exit, fleeing in an unknown direction in a silver Dodge Magnum. No guns were seen during the robbery. There were approximately 11 people inside the bank during the robbery.

Also on Thursday (11/18), officers located a vehicle, wanted in an assault with a deadly weapon that had just occurred in Fremont, driving on Mission Boulevard. Officers were preparing to stop the vehicle when the vehicle voluntarily pulled over in a grocery store parking lot. Fremont Police arrived and took custody of the suspects.

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