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September 27, 2011 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

On Sunday night (9/18) the victim of a strong arm robbery reported that while she was walking on Dyer Street near Whipple Road a passing vehicle stopped besides her. A female suspect exited the passenger's side door and asked for directions. The suspect then suddenly punched the victim in the head and took her gold necklace. The suspect then fled in the get-away vehicle. The investigations unit is following up on leads involving this case.

On September 19, the victim of a strong arm robbery reported that he was approached by three subjects in a vehicle while walking in the area of "E" Street and 4th Street. The subjects offered the victim a ride, but instead battered him and took his IPOD and other property. Minutes later, officers detained three possible suspects, but the victim refused to identify the subjects or cooperate further with the investigation.

A resident on Oyster Court was alerted to a possible burglar trying to break into her residence by her dog on September 18. The resident was upstairs when her dog began to bark and was heading downstairs when she heard someone trying to force open her front door. The resident screamed and the burglar fled.

On Tuesday night (9/20) officers responded to the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 31836 Alvarado Boulevard to investigate an in progress prescription forgery. Arriving officers quickly detained two subjects. Through the course of the investigation, officers determined that only one of the subjects had participated in passing the forged prescription, consequently he was arrested. The second subject was released at the scene.

Officers were contacted on September 22 by the boyfriend of an adult female who was texting messages threatening to kill herself. The female was depressed over recent events in her life, would not say where she was, but was determined to be in a vehicle. With the assistance of AT&T the female's phone was tracked from Union City to the Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos. By the time the location was discovered the threats became more serious and the female texted that she was in the process of killing herself by unknown means. Officers contacted the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and four officers located the female who was extracted and taken for a mental health evaluation.

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