September 4, 2012 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
Submitted By Union City PD
A residence on the 900 block of Westgard Street was burglarized between 8:30 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. The suspect(s) made entry through a side window.
At about 9:40 pm, two people were victims of an attempted robbery at Mariner Park, between Remora Drive and Shorebird Drive. The victims arrived at the park to meet a subject who had posted a Craigslist advertisement about a vehicle for sale. Almost immediately upon arrival the subject put a mask on and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun, which he pointed at the victims and demanded money. The victims fled on foot and the subject was unsuccessful in robbing the victims. The suspect was described as a white male adult, between 20-25 years old, 5'10"-6' tall, between 150 - 180 pounds, thin build, last seen wearing a black hoody and black pants.
Officers responded to the Century 25 Theaters to investigate an in progress battery at 9:47 p.m. Arriving officers were greeted by the victim and a subject who assisted the victim in the lobby of the theaters. They pointed out that the suspect was around the corner inside the theater. Officers found the suspect bleeding from his face arguing with security guards in a hostile manner. Officers had to physically restrain him in order to communicate with him and summon medical aid to treat him. Through the course of the officer's investigation he learned that the victim and suspect were in the men's restroom when the suspect began to be boisterous and use racial slurs while talking about President Obama film "2016". The elderly victim requested the suspect to keep his comments to himself. The suspect then turned his aggression towards the elderly victim and pushed him a couple of times. Another man in the restroom witnessed all this and saw that the man was about to push or hit the elderly man again, so he intervened and came to his assistance. The man punched the suspect in the face, which caused him to fall to the ground. The victim and witness exited the restroom and advised security who called the police. Neither the victim nor the person who came to his aid wished prosecution against the suspect. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Officers responded to the "Shalimar" store located at 32118 Alvarado Boulevard to investigate a just occurred robbery involving a firearm at 8:25 p.m. Arriving officers searched the area for the suspect, but met with negative results. The female clerk advised officers that a lone black male adult in his mid-twenties wearing a black hoodie entered the store and pointed a handgun at her as he demanded the currency from the cash register. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the area on foot.
An unknown male suspect smashed the windows to the S&K doughnut shop and the UC Food & Liquor store located in the strip mall on the corner of Alvarado Boulevard and Dyer Street at 10:20 p.m. The suspect burglarized both businesses and fled on foot. The suspect's actions were caught on video surveillance.
Members of the Community Policing Unit were conducting special enforcement in the area of Alvarado Boulevard and Dyer Street at 5 p.m. The officers were investigating a possible stolen vehicle being driven near the Starbucks's store and ordered the driver out of the vehicle. The officers found that the vehicle was not stolen, but that the driver had a loaded, concealed firearm in his vehicle, which had a loaded high capacity magazine. The driver was arrested for the related firearms charges.
At about 3:45 p.m., a 17 year old victim agreed to meet an acquaintance at Contempo Park located on Meteor Drive near Agena Circle to sell his scooter. The acquaintance and three others attacked the victim rendering him unconscious and took his scooter, cell phone and pack. This case is still under investigation. Investigators are attempting to identify the suspect from the video footage.