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July 9, 2013 > Union City police log

Union City police log

Submitted By Union City PD

Thursday, June 27
Officers assisted Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) with a hazardous material incident at 30300 Whipple Road. The incident involved a large truck colliding with a fire hydrant in the parking lot. The truck's fuel tank ruptured as a result of the collision. ACFD classified the incident as a "Level 2" hazmat incident. Apparently, a spill in excess of 50 gallons of petroleum products is classified as "Level 2" incident. ACFD handled the hazmat cleanup and Officer Geldermann documented the collision.


Friday, June 28
At 1:50 p.m., Corporal Graetz was dispatched to investigate a dog locked in a vehicle at Union Landing. Corporal Graetz arrived and found a small dog locked inside of a vehicle. Officer Graetz noticed the dog appeared to be in distress from the extreme heat. Officers broke out a window on the vehicle to gain access to the small dog. The dog went unconscious shortly after being rescued from the extremely hot vehicle. Officers at the scene rushed the animal to the Union Landing Substation where they submerged the dog in cool water. An animal control officer then rushed the dog to a local veterinarian for further care. The pet owners were later contacted and issued a misdemeanor citation for animal cruelty. I am happy to report the rescued dog has made a full recovery.

Officers documented a residential burglary at an address on San Pablo Court. Arriving officers contacted the victim and other witnesses in the area. Witnesses in the area reported seeing a male and female remove property from the victim's address at around 3 p.m. The male was described as being Hispanic or Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old, about 6 feet tall, and around 200 pounds. The female was described as being Hispanic or Caucasian, 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, and around 120 pounds. The suspects were seen loading the victim's property into a 1980 to 1990's white pickup truck with a camper shell. The suspect's truck was further described as having loud exhaust and a thin light blue or green line running horizontally across the body. Anyone with information about the possible identity of the suspects should call the Investigations Division at 510-675-5220.


Tuesday, July 2
At 10:20 p.m., a victim reported being robbed at gunpoint on Monterra Terrace. The victim was walking back to a residence when she was approached by two black male adult suspects. One of the suspects pointed a small semi-automatic handgun at the victim's head and threatened to kill her if she screamed. The second suspect took the victim's purse. One of the suspects was described as having dark skin, a medium build, and standing about 6 feet tall. The other suspect was described as having light skin, a skinny build, and about 5 foot 8 inches tall. The suspects were seen getting into an older model 4 door beige vehicle.

At 10:50 p.m., a victim reported being robbed at gunpoint on Pluto Way. The victim reported two black male suspects approached him as soon as he exited his vehicle. One of the suspects pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the victim and then ordered the victim to hand over his property. The suspects fled the area on foot with the victim's property. The suspects in this case were described as black male adults, around 20 years old, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, with average builds. Anyone with information about these cases should call the Investigations Division at 510-675-5220.

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