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November 1, 2011 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

October 25
Officers responded to the Safeway parking lot located at 1790 Decoto Road to investigate a report of a male subject pointing a gun at a female. Arriving officers found that the subject had fled prior to police arrival and met with the victim and witnesses that remained in the area.

Through the course of the investigation the officer learned that a couple was walking out of Safeway, as another couple was walking in. The couple walking out consisted of the subject and a female witness. The couple walking in consisted of the victim and a male witness. The victim recognized the female the subject was walking out of the store with as her brother's ex-girlfriend and began to yell and curse at her. The subject and female witness ignored the victim's verbal assault and walked to his parked car. The victim continued her verbal assault and threatened to kill the female that was accompanied by the subject. At one point the victim attempted to open the passenger's side door and spat on the vehicle.

The subject fearing the victim had a weapon, stopped his vehicle as he was backing out and exited his vehicle; pointed a handgun at the victim and told her to back away. At this time the subject identified himself as an off duty police officer. The victim's male friend came up to their location, and the subject told him to get the victim away from them. The subject and his friend left the scene and later arrived at the Union City Police Department to report this incident, as the officer was on scene was obtaining statements from the victim and witnesses there. The victim did not wish prosecution, but this case is being sent to the District Attorney's office for review.



October 26
Officers responded to the area of Railroad Avenue and "E" Street to investigate an accident involving a motor vehicle and a train. Officers learned that the driver was approaching the train tracks and stopped her car at the railroad tracks. The railroad crossing arms had already lowered behind her vehicle, preventing her from backing up. As the train passed her location at about 70 MPH, it clipped the front of the driver's vehicle. The train came to a stop near "H" Street. The driver appeared unharmed, but was transported to a local hospital to be examined.


Community Oriented Policing and Problem (COPPS) officers received a complaint during the week at the Medallion Apartments. The involved tenant was a sex registrant on parole for aggravated sexual battery. COPPS officers responded to the apartment and, with the assistance of patrol officers, conducted a parole search of the apartment. A 17-year-old female was found living at the residence in violation of numerous of the conditions of parole. The parolee, who was not home, arrived a short time later and was detained. The parolee was taken to jail and the juvenile was returned to her mother.

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