June 26, 2012 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
Submitted By Union City PD
On Wednesday (6/13) at about 1:30 am, UCPD received several phone calls that shots had been heard in the area of Wal*Mart. One homeowner reported that a bullet had struck their condominium on Flint Drive. Officers flooded the area but could locate no injured parties or additional evidence of a shooting. Investigators are examining parking lot footage from Wal*Mart's surveillance system in an effort to corroborate the incident.
UCPD officers assisted the Oakland Housing Authority police in service of a search warrant on the 32400 block of Crest Lane. A marijuana grow was located in that residence and Housing Authority police are following up on suspect identifications.
A residential burglary occurred on the 32700 block of Moccasin but was not reported until the following day. The point of entry was the front kitchen window, which had been lifted out of its track. The burglary occurred between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm. An IPAD and a flat screen TV were reported stolen.
Additionally, an officer on routine patrol in the area of Osprey and Quarry Lakes at about 11:27 pm observed a 1987 Ford Mustang "spinning doughnuts" in a reckless manner in the middle of the intersection. The officer made an enforcement stop and found that the driver also had an arrest warrant for similar activity. The officer arrested the driver for reckless driving, as well as the warrant and impounded his vehicle for 30 days.
At 10:39 a.m., officers responded to the "All About Pets" retail store located on Alvarado Niles Road to investigate a report of a drunken woman creating a disturbance at the store. The first officer to arrive met with the subject outside of the store and she admitted to the officer that she had been drinking. The woman appeared to be agitated and claimed to have a knife in her pocket. As the officer grabbed the subject's arm, she spat in his face. The female began to flail her arms so the officer placed her on the ground. A second arriving officer assisted in handcuffing the subject and attempted to place her in the patrol car, but she began to use her feet and legs to brace against the patrol car in an effort to prevent being placed in the car. After a brief struggle, the officers were able to secure her in the car and transport her to Santa Rita Jail for being drunk in public, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace.
At 1:35 a.m. between 10 and 20 unknown subjects crashed a party at a residence located on the 5000 block of Anaheim Street. When the subjects were asked to leave, they began to batter several of the residents and party-goers. They also threw beer cans and bottles all over the interior of the house. The victims told police that they did not know the suspects, could not describe them, and did not want any further police involvement.
At 8:30 am, officers responded to a residence on the 5000 block of Anaheim Loop to investigate a domestic battery. Arriving officers found that the victim had been struck in the face by her husband causing a laceration to her eyelid. Their grown son came to his mother's aid and punched his father in the face to stop the attack. The suspect then fled the scene, but later turned himself into police. He was arrested and taken to jail after being medically cleared at a local hospital.
Later this night about 10:39 p.m., officers responded to the 32000 block of Brenda Way to investigate a report of gunshots being heard. Arriving officers found bullet casings and damage to two parked vehicles. Officers searched for any victims and suspects, but did not locate any.
An employee at the Applebee's restaurant located in the Union Landing Shopping center was confronted by a car-load of female subjects at 11:26 p.m. who appeared to have been waiting for her to leave work. A fight between the employee and one of the car's occupants ensued after a brief argument. Arriving officers detained all of the subjects involved and found that no one wished to cooperate with police. One of the subjects had an active arrest warrant and was taken into custody.
At about 11:48 p.m., officers were sent to the Burger King restaurant located at 1801 Decoto Road to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. Arriving officers found the vehicle stopped in the exit area of the drive through driveway. A passenger in the vehicle exited the vehicle, walked around to the driver's side of the vehicle, and looked as if he was attempting to awaken the driver. The officer contacted the subject and asked him if the driver had a medical issue or if he had been drinking. The subject told the officer that he had just been drinking. Due to the driver's level of intoxication, the officer assisted the driver out of the vehicle and arrested him for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Officers responded to the railroad tracks near 10th Street and Decoto Road at 6:28 p.m. to investigate a report of a person being struck by a train. Arriving officers found that the Amtrak train had stopped, and officers then located the remains of an adult female nearby. The area was secured and turned over to Union Pacific Railroad to investigate.
At 8:52 p.m., officers responded to the Wal*Mart parking lot to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle reported by Wal*Mart employees. The vehicle was suspected to have been involved in an altercation the week before in the parking lot, possibly involving a firearm. Arriving officers found the described vehicle occupied by two subjects. As the officers approached the vehicle, they noticed what appeared to be a bullet hole in the passenger's side of the vehicle. The occupants were detained and found to have 4.8 grams of methamphetamine, 14 doses of morphine, and additional evidence indicating drug sales. Both subjects were arrested and transported to jail.