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August 6, 2013 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Wednesday, July 24
At 3:50 p.m., Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Unit officers were investigating a complaint of drug activity at an address on 10th Street. Officer Lanier and Sergeant Pardo contacted two males in front of the residence after witnessing what appeared to be a drug transaction. The officers located multiple bags of methamphetamine and cocaine during the contact. The officers conducted a follow-up search at the suspect's residence and located a 9mm semiautomatic firearm with high capacity magazines. Two males were arrested during this investigation.

Thursday, July 25
At 1:41 a.m., a female reported being threatened and robbed of her cellular telephone near Food Maxx. Officers created a photo lineup based on the description of the suspect. The victim identified suspect Gary Eddington (a local transient) as the suspect responsible for the incident. Officers were able to track Mr. Eddington back to a tent located at the top of a steep embankment under the I-880 freeway. The suspect refused to comply with commands to exit his tent and come down the embankment. Mr. Eddington had a change of heart when he realized that police K-9 officer "Marx" had arrived, and would be used if the he did not exit his tent. Mr. Eddington exited and surrendered to officers in lieu of having a close encounter with the K-9. Officers recovered the victim's stolen property during the arrest of the suspect.

Friday, July 26
Officers responded to investigate an in-progress residential burglary at an address on Delores Drive at 8:22 p.m. Neighbors reported that a large number of juveniles had entered a vacant home. Officers surrounded the residence and removed about twenty (20) juveniles from the location. Apparently, the juveniles were preparing the location for a large house party. Officers documented the incident and had the juveniles picked up by parents and guardians.

Saturday, July 27
At 12:59 a.m., residents reported a vehicle doing "donuts" and driving reckless in the area of 11th Street. Sergeant Derting was driving through the area and located the suspect vehicle. Sergeant Derting smelled marijuana as he contacted the driver of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately three (3) pounds of marijuana. The driver was arrested and transported to a local jail. Yet another example of a crime solved with information from local residents.

Monday, July 29
At 11:34 p.m., Officer Geldermann saw a subject enter the laundry room at 34818 Starling Drive. Officer Geldermann recognized the male as the suspect identified and wanted in connection with an armed robbery in San Leandro. The original incident involved the suspect utilizing a shotgun during the commission of a robbery. Officer Geldermann and other officers took suspect Lee Garrick into custody as he exited the laundry room. A follow-up search was conducted at the suspect's residence, and a .22 caliber pistol was recovered.

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