June 18, 2013 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
Submitted By Union City PD
At 08:20 a.m., Officer Geldermann was dispatched to investigate the theft of two exotic birds from an address on 7th Street. He learned that the stolen birds belonged to the victim's daughters, ages 5 and 7. Luckily the victim had a video surveillance system installed at her residence. A review the security video led to identification of a suspect - Victor Gonzalez, a 26 year old transient male that lives in the area. The suspect was located standing in front of an address on F Street and admitted to stealing the family pets; he provided information on the location of the birds and the stolen birds were recovered at an address on 6th Street. The birds were returned to their very happy and very young owners. Great police work by Officer Geldermann and a happy ending to the story for the young girls.
At 1:41 p.m., Officer Silva was conducting traffic enforcement on Medallion Drive, stopping a speeding vehicle and contacted the three occupants. The driver did not have a driver's license and the vehicle smelled of marijuana. To make matters worse, the occupants started playing what we call the "name game." The "name game" is the process of providing false names and information to the police, in an attempt to avoid arrest or identification. During the investigation officers located two 9 mm semiautomatic firearms in the vehicle. Both firearms were fully loaded with a round in the chambers. At this point the game was over and all occupants ended up going to jail.
Officers responded to a major injury collision on Horner Street at 11:30 a.m. The involved vehicle drove through a cyclone fence and collided with a street lamp. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. The Traffic Unit is investigating the collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact Traffic Officer Mike Silva at (510) 675-5292.