June 7, 2011 > Union City Police Blotter
Union City Police Blotter
Officers responded to the area of Alvarado Boulevard near the Holly Community Center to investigate a just-occurred robbery. The victim stated he was walking on Fredi Street near Las Palmas when he noticed someone throwing rocks in his direction. Fearing for his safety, the victim pulled out his cell phone and called 9-1-1. The victim ran away towards Alvarado Boulevard, but was caught near the Holly Community Center. One of the suspects produced a knife. The victim was forced to hand over his cell phone. The suspects then fled on foot.
Conducting special enforcement in the area of Alvarado Boulevard and Dyer Street, officers noticed a vehicle speeding in a nearby neighborhood and made an enforcement stop on Delores Drive near Regents Boulevard. The vehicle was occupied by two adults and four young children. A passenger had a felony arrest warrant and the driver freely admitted to having methamphetamine on his person, as well as drug paraphernalia. A search of the driver yielded 1.3 grams of methamphetamine; driver and passenger were arrested. The children were released to an adult relative.
Investigation of a family disturbance call at a residence on Decoto Road became a suspected incidence of an assault with a deadly weapon when the reporting party advised officers that the suspect tried to stab her and her husband with an ice pick. During the struggle, the victims were able to disarm the suspect who then barricaded herself in her bedroom. Officers convinced the suspect to open the door and discuss the situation but she became combative and was detained in handcuffs. The suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, and resisting arrest.
Additionally, officers responded to a residence on Hartnell Street to investigate another domestic disturbance. Arriving officers found the victim bleeding from her ear and with bruising about her face. The victim advised that her boyfriend had left the residence prior to police arrival. The victim told officers that they had been arguing since the day before, which culminated in her boyfriend hitting her about her face and ears. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The investigating officer spoke to the suspect over the phone and convinced him to surrender himself. The suspect drove to the police station and was taken into custody for domestic battery.
Later this same night, officers responded to a residence on Teddy Drive to investigate an in- progress stabbing. Arriving officers were greeted by the victim in front of the residence. He stated that he was uninjured and that the suspect was sitting on a couch in the garage. Officers detained the suspect in handcuffs until they could determine what had occurred. Through the course of the officer's investigation he learned that the victim and suspect had been at a family gathering drinking alcoholic beverages. The suspect became intoxicated and began to insult other family members. He later picked up a kitchen knife and threatened to stab the victim, then chased the victim down the street. The suspect threw the knife at the victim in an attempt to stab him, but missed. When this failed, the suspect staggered back to the residence. The suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon without further incident.
An argument at the Seafood City Market parking lot located at 31840 Alvarado Boulevard resulted in an attempted stabbing incident. Arriving officers met with the victim in the parking lot and learned that he and the suspect had been engaged in an argument, the suspect briefly left and then returned threatening to kill the victim. The suspect made thrusting movements towards the victim with a screwdriver then fled. After officers left the scene, the victim called to report that the suspect had returned. Arriving officers found the suspect leaving in a vehicle and conducted a high risk stop. The suspect was detained, identified by the victim and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
Officers responded to a just- occurred residential burglary on Endeavour Way. The victim said he was asleep in his bedroom when he heard his doorbell ringing and loud banging on the front door. The victim ignored it and attempted to go back to sleep, but was startled to hear footsteps in the hallway. The victim got out of bed, opened his bedroom door, and saw a suspect running down the stairs and out of his house. The victim gave chase and saw the suspect get into an awaiting vehicle which then fled the area.
An officer observed a vehicle driving recklessly within the Union Landing Shopping Center parking lot and made an enforcement stop. A records check showed the driver to be on parole and a subsequent search of the suspect and vehicle uncovered another California driver's license with the suspect's photograph, but a different name and date of birth. Numerous cell phones, and equipment used in making false documents and forgery paraphernalia was also found. The suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of forged documents, and reckless driving.
Officers responded to a just-occurred armed robbery at the Verandas apartment complex located on Union Square. It was learned that the victim had walked home from the BART station and was gathering her mail when a suspect approached her from behind and demanded her Coach purse at gun point. The victim struggled to keep her purse and was knocked to the ground sustaining minor injuries. The suspect fled on foot. Additional investigative leads were uncovered and are being actively pursued.