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May 21, 2013 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

May 10
At 2:50 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a just occurred robbery incident at 7-11, located at 32215 Alvarado Niles Rd. The clerk reported that a male adult, possibly Hispanic wearing all black clothing (to include a black ski mask and black gloves) robbed him at gunpoint. The suspect was armed with a revolver. The suspect stole approximately $300 to $350 in cash and fled on foot eastbound towards Eric. Ct. and Medallion Dr. An area search was conducted with negative results. Video surveillance pending.

May 11
Officer Fonseca received information about an address on the 4500 block of Delores Drive. A neighbor informed Officer Fonseca that they there might be a marijuana grow at the residence based on the daily activities; such as no garbage service, people would stay for short times, pit-bull in the rear yard with a bag of food, etc. Officer Fonseca continued to conduct surveillance on the residence as time allowed for several months. On today's date, she noticed a van leaving the residence. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Vu Nguyen, was contacted. Officer Fonseca could smell un-burnt marijuana, and noticed marijuana remnants on the driver's clothing. A search of the vehicle yielded a bucket full of freshly cut marijuana leaves. The decision was made to attempt to obtain a search warrant, so the residence was frozen, no additional persons located. Officer Fonseca authored a search warrant, which was later granted. Detective Holt came in, assisted Officer Fonseca, and collected all the evidence. Officer Geldermann also came in to assist with the nearly 400 plant grow. Great effort and arrest by Officer Fonseca. Attached media release

May 12
Officers were dispatched to the Whipple Extension off UCB on a report of a male trapped in his overturned vehicle. Upon arrival, the driver, and only occupant, was determined to be involved in a solo vehicle collision, trapped, and still breathing. ACFD arrived and removed the driver with the "jaws of life". The driver sustained visible broken legs. At the hospital, it was determined the driver also sustained broken ribs and a broken pelvis. The driver was unable to provide a statement as he was in excruciating pain and had to be sedated. When asked, the driver said he didn't remember anything. It appeared the driver may have been racing as his Cobra Mustang was equipped with aftermarket racing equipment. It's estimated the driver was traveling 100+ mph at the time of the collision as his vehicle had moved two very large boulders from the force of the collision when he swerved off of the roadway and over the sidewalk and into the boulders. Public Works was called out to move the city boulders back in its place. The vehicle was completely totaled.

May 13
Officer Dave Moffitt received an award of appreciation from BART Police Department for his role in capturing robbery suspects that had assaulted and robbed several BART riders at the Union City Station. Officer Moffitt was honored in front of the BART Police Advisory committee meeting and presented his award by BART PD Chief Rainey. Chief Rainey thanked Officer Moffitt for his vigilance and "good police instincts" that resulted in the capture of these felons.

At around 2 p.m., a home invasion robbery occurred in the Kitiyama neighborhood. Two suspects forced their way into the residence after an elderly male was shutting the front door upon returning home from a walk. Once inside the residence Suspect #1 pushed the elderly male and an elderly female to the floor. Suspect #1 forcefully removed the elderly female's jewelry. Suspect #2 located a young male adult locked in a bedroom and struck him over the head with a gun forcing him to the ground. Suspect #2 ransacked the room and stole additional property. The suspects fled on food around the corner to a waiting vehicle. They were seen by witnesses getting into the rear seat of a silver sedan driven by an unknown person. The vehicle was last seen driving past Kitiyama Elementary School onto Medallion Drive.

The vehicle was described as a newer model silver BMW or Audi sedan with a tinted back window and chrome rims.
Suspect #1 was described as a black or Hispanic male, approximately 19-20 years old, unknown height, and a thin build. Suspect #1 concealed most of his face during the incident and was armed with a handgun.
Suspect #2 was described as a dark skinned black male approximately 20 years old, 5'11" with a thin build. Suspect #2 was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and was armed with a firearm.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call UCPD Tip Line (510) 675-6207 or Detective Valdehueza (510) 675-5354.

At approximately 9:55 p.m., Officers responded to the 3100 block of San Andreas Dr. on a possible prowler report. Dispatch advised that a vehicle had crashed through a yard of a Fremont residence which backed up to a Union City residence on San Andreas Dr. The suspect driver was apparently fleeing after committing several crimes in Fremont. Upon crashing the suspect fled on foot and began jumping fences on San Andreas Dr. The resident heard a crash in his back yard and looked out to find the suspect hiding in his back yard. The suspect pointed a handgun at the resident who locked his doors and called 911.

Arriving officer's located a suspect who matched the description of the armed felon. Due to the reports of the suspect being armed, the suspect was detained at gun point. As the suspect was being handcuffed he told officers that he had a gun in his pocket. Officers recovered a loaded .40 cal semi-auto handgun and several baggies of suspected Methamphetamines. Fremont PD conducted some In-Field lineups and took custody of the suspect, Stewart, Jovhon.

May 14
Dispatcher Lisa Miller was honored by the Union City council in recognition of her being selected as the 2012 Dispatcher of the Year by UCPD. Lisa was recognized for her skill, optimism, hard work, and her contributions to keeping citizens of Union City safe.

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