June 14, 2011 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
On June 2:
Officers responded to a call of a woman jumping into the backyard of a residence on San Andreas Drive armed with a baseball bat. Officers located the woman in the area of San Andreas Drive and Santa Susana Way. The woman was talking incoherently and officers arrested her for being under the influence of methamphetamine.
A female victim was walking near 8th Street when she was confronted by a male suspect who attempted to forcibly take her purse. The suspect grabbed the victim by the waist, as he attempted to rip the victim's purse from her grasp. The victim fought off the suspect and ran away. The suspect fled in an unknown direction without the victim's property. The victim was uninjured.
Officers responded to an in-progress residential burglary located on Harbor Cove Way. A juvenile male locked himself in an upstairs closet because someone had broken into his residence downstairs. The victim's grandmother arrived home and entered the residence. Four suspects ran past the grandmother and fled in a nearby parked vehicle. No one was injured. Officers are actively following up on leads to this case.
A female victim was standing at the Union Landing Transit Center holding her cell phone awaiting a bus when she noticed three subjects approaching her. Two of the suspects waited nearby while a third walked up to her and without a word grabbed her cell phone from her hand. All three suspects ran across Alvarado-Niles Road and into the Casa Verde neighborhood.
A female victim walking in the area of 24 Union Square, across from the BART Station was accosted by three suspects. One of the suspects covered her eyes with his hands and she was punched in the face while his accomplices stole her purse, laptop bag, and cell phone. The suspects then ran off across the street and through the BART parking lot. The victim sustained minor injuries.
Officers investigated a disturbance at the Rite Aid Store located at 31836 Alvarado Boulevard. The store manager advised officers that he had confronted a suspect in the employee break room. The suspect stated he had a bomb and was going to blow up the store. The suspect then fled the store. Based on the description, officers were able to track the suspect to his residence on Santa Inez Court. When officers contacted the suspect, he took a fighting stance and stated he had a gun. The suspect then ran away jumping over neighboring fences and was found hiding in a neighbor's garage. After a short struggle, the suspect was taken into custody for Criminal Threats, Threatening an Officer and Resisting arrest. Due to a pre-existing medical condition, he was transported to a local hospital for treatment prior to being booked at the County jail.
Later on Sunday (6/5), an officer on routine patrol in the area of Remington Drive saw a known parolee engaged a "Hand-to-Hand" drug transaction. The officer contacted the two subjects to investigate. One parolee was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The parolee lived nearby, so the officer conducted a parole search of his residence. The officer did not locate any additional evidence associated to the suspect alread: arrested, but did locate additional methamphetamine in the residence, which another suspect who was residing at the residence admitted to belonging to him. This person was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
On Monday (6/6), officers investigated a report of an adult male following a 14-year-old female child. Officers learned that the victim was walking home in the area of Fredi Street and Queensboro Way when an adult male in a vehicle began to follow her slowly and attempt to talk to her. The victim became frightened when the suspect pulled his vehicle ahead of her location and stopped; and waited for the victim to approach him. The victim contacted an adult female who was nearby and advised her of the circumstances. The adult female attempted to contact the suspect in his vehicle, but the suspect fled the area when he saw the adult female approaching him.
Also on Monday (6/6), a Union City Public Works employee called the Union City "911" communications center to report a possible inprogress residential burglary at a residence on New Harbor Way. The Public Works employee reported seeing two suspects fleeing the residence with backpacks and fleeing in a vehicle. The Public Works employee obtained a license plate, which arriving officers tracked back to a residence in San Jose. Members of the Union City Police Investigations unit and members of the Community Policing and Problem Solving unit assisted patrol officers in securing the residence in San Jose and serving a search warrant. Various stolen property was recovered. This investigation is ongoing.
On Tuesday night (6/7), officers responded to a roll over traffic accident on San Andreas Drive near Santa Paula Way. Arriving officers found the vehicle abandoned and lying on its roof. As a result of the accident, a nearby fire hydrant had been sheared off from the vehicle colliding with it, causing water to flood the street. Alameda County Fire responded and shut the water main off. It was later learned that there were two occupants in the vehicle prior to the accident. The investigating officer is following up on leads to this case.
Also on Tuesday night (6/7), an officer was responding to the area of Mission Boulevard and Appian Way to investigate a report of a group of people involved in a fight. As an officer arrived in the area, he saw a vehicle fleeing the area being driven in an erratic manner. The officer made an enforcement stop and contacted the driver. The officer found the driver to be intoxicated and arrested him for driving while under the influence of alcohol.