October 18, 2011 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
Submitted By Union City PD
Officers were called to a Hanford Court address by a neighbor who stated he could hear bricks dropping in the backyard of a vacant house. As officers checked the area, they discovered a male subject on a roof removing and throwing large roofing tiles for no apparent reason. Officers ordered the male off the roof but it became clear that the subject was extremely high on some kind of drug/narcotic. Officers deployed less than lethal weapons in an effort to force the suspect off the roof and finally, after a long ordeal, the suspect was eventually pulled off the roof.
Officers responded to the Bank of the West (33301 Alvarado-Niles Road) to investigate a just occurred armed robbery. A lone suspect entered the bank and demanded money from a bank teller, threatening to shoot if she did not comply. The suspect fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money, possibly in a white van. Surveillance videos from stores in the area are being checked for leads.
A 911 transfer call from a police department in Southern California asked UCPD to check on the welfare of an elderly couple on Minturn Court. Officers responded and met a family member who allowed entry into the residence. Two elderly adults, both deceased, were located. The adult male, 75 years-old, died of apparent natural causes and the adult female, age 63, appears to have committed suicide. Identities, suicide method, and motive are not being released pending notification of next-of-kin.