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March 1, 2011 > Union City Crime News

Union City Crime News

Submitted By Courtesy of Union City Police Department

A vehicle collided with a tree in the front yard of a residence on Friday night, February 18 on Almaden Boulevard. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

On February 18, a man was assaulted at the Greenhaven Apartments parking lot, 31770 Alvarado Boulevard. The victim alleged that a group of suspects gathered, drinking beer, and sat on his vehicle. They attacked the victim causing significant injuries. Police arrested two of the suspects. The victim was treated by Alameda County Fire prior to being transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Residential Burglary
A residential burglary was foiled Saturday, February 19 as the owner of the house located on Deborah Drive saw the suspect trying to crawl through a broken window. The suspect was apprehended by a K-9 unit.

Police arrested three suspects for attempting to burglarize a house on Tamarack Drive Wednesday, February 23. Residents alleged that two of the suspects attempted to burglarize their home while they were inside the house. They provided a description of the suspects' vehicle that was parked nearby. One of the suspects was found in the vehicle and two others suspects were located hiding in the branches of a tree.

In two separate incidents, police arrested five burglars because of observant citizens who immediately called to report suspicious activity in their area. One of the cases was reported on Tamarack Drive and the other happened on Cameron Drive.

Armed Robbery
Police are searching for a suspect who targeted the GameStop store on Courthouse Drive. On Tuesday night, February 22, the suspect brandished a handgun at the manager and robbed him of cash. The case is under investigation.

On Wednesday, February 23, a School Resource Officer arrested a juvenile at James Logan High School for possession of ecstasy pills for sale.

On Thursday, February 24, Police investigated a reported felony hit-and-run collision between a bicyclist and motor vehicle. The bicyclist sustained minor injuries to his left arm. An investigation revealed that the bicyclist had fabricated some of his statement and had accepted $60 dollars in payment from the motorist after the accident.

Craigslist Scam
On Thursday, February 24, a victim arranged to meet and purchase an I-Pad listed on Craigslist. The suspect arrived at Union City Boulevard near Alvarado Boulevard, punched the victim and fled with $250 dollars in cash. According to Police, the suspect is a Hispanic or Middle Eastern male in his twenties.

Attempted Assault
Three suspects attempted to block a car occupied by a woman and her boyfriend as they drove from the 00 Liquor parking lot at Whipple Road and Medallion Drive. The incident happened early Friday morning, February 25. The Victims describe the suspects' vehicle as a dark green or blue Dodge Durango driven by a black male in his twenties accompanied by a Hispanic male with his face partially covered and a handgun in his waistband. The victims managed to escape.

A similar case, involving a similar suspect vehicle was reported on Valiant Way. The victim was attempting to back out of his driveway in his Acura Legend when a man knocked on the driver side window with a gun and ordered him to step out of his vehicle. According to the victim, the suspect is a Hispanic male who allegedly pistol-whipped him although the Victim was uninjured. The Suspects are still at large.

Serial Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
Union City Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team assisted during a multi-jurisdictional hunt for an armed-and-dangerous individual with previous arrests for murder and armed robbery. The District Attorney issued an arrest warrant for the suspect for a series of armed robberies in the Tri-City area. Officers from Union City, Fremont, San Leandro, Newark, and San Jose converged on the suspect in the parking lot of an apartment complex in San Jose. The suspect is a career criminal who had vowed not to be taken alive.

Beware of car repair fraud
A woman was approached by an individual in a parking lot stating he was a "FIX-A-DENT" repairman. The "repairman" offered to fix a dent in her car and order a part for her car. He took the money and supposedly ordered the part using his credit card. When the owner of the vehicle went to pick up the part, she learned that the "repairman" was not authorized by BMW. He fixed a small dent and charged $200; she never received the part.

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