April 2, 2013 > Union City Log
Union City Log
Submitted By Union City PD
At 11:38 p.m., Officer DeJong attempted to stop a speeding vehicle on Whipple Road, near Ithaca Street. The driver lost control and collided with three parked vehicles as he attempted to negotiate a turn on Ithaca Street. The driver jumped out of the vehicle and started to run away from the scene of the collision. Officer DeJong arrested the driver as he attempted to flee the scene. The vehicle involved in the collision had been reported stolen on 03/19/13.
At 2:15 a.m., Officer Lanier witnessed a vehicle doing "donuts" in the intersection of Osprey Drive and Quarry Lakes. The vehicle parked in Kinglet Court and the driver fled into a nearby residence. Officers made contact at the residence and arrested a male for possession of Cocaine. The involved vehicle was towed from the location.
Officers investigated the report of a grand theft that occurred on Zwissig Ave. involving the theft of copper wire. A transient male was seen in the area immediately following the theft. He was described as a white male adult early to mid-40's, with grayish hair, medium build, unshaven, and wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans. He had a scruffy appearance and appeared to be homeless. The wire was taken from electrical boxes outside a business and valued at over $500.
Officers responded to an address on Trefry Ct. during the afternoon hours to investigate the report of a man making threats to harm his family. The suspect also had a felony warrant out of Antioch for burglary and disobeying a court order. The suspect fled over fences and through backyards. Officers searched about 15 back yards but the suspect was not located. It was later determined the suspect had "friends" in the neighborhood and probably managed to hide out until police left the area. A case is being sent to the DA's office for charging.
The COPPS unit assisted the Major Crimes Task Force in a narcotics related probation search that occurred in the 35000 block of Lilac Loop. Upon entry officers were forced to overcome active resistance by the subject on probation, as well as overcome interference by his mother. Three subjects were arrested and transported to jail.
Officers assisted San Jose PD in their efforts to locate, detain, and arrest a wanted Norteno gang member with ties to Union City. The suspect was located in a parked car behind the Station District apartment complex on Cheeves Way. The suspect was taken into custody by San Jose PD and charged with carjacking.