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October 8, 2013 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Saturday, September 28:
At 2:45 p.m., officers responded to a commercial burglary alarm at Jensen Mechanical, located at 32420 Central Avenue. Responding officers snuck up on two males near the rear fence of the property. The two males were wearing gloves and were whispering to each other as officers arrived. Officers found the males to be in possession of burglary tools, and equipped with flashlights. The property owner arrived and placed the males under arrest.

Monday, September 30
Members of the Major Crimes Taskforce, Newark / Union City SWAT Team, and Union City Investigations Unit set out to locate Rolando Candia and Alexandria Ochoa. Rolando Candia and Alexandria Ochoa had active felony arrest warrants and were considered armed and dangerous. The investigation led officers to look for the couple at the AmericaÕs Best Value Inn in Milpitas. Newark / Union City SWAT officers ultimately arrested the couple as they exited their motel room in Milpitas.

The wanted felons were very surprised when they were greeted by the fully equipped SWAT officers. Needless to say the couple decided to listen to the officers and they were arrested without any resistance. The investigation led to the recovery of multiple rifles and handguns, numerous items of stolen property, and controlled substances. One of the recovered firearms was a loaded .223 caliber assault rifle (similar to an AK-47) with a high capacity magazine. This investigation is an excellent example of teamwork by all the involved personnel!

Tuesday, October 1
At 6 p.m., officers were dispatched to an address on 11th Street, on a report of an elderly male who touched a six year old inappropriately. Responding officers located and arrested Abelardo Chavez (77 years old) at the scene. An additional victim has come forward after the first incident was reported. Anyone with information on this case should contact the Investigations Unit at 510-675-5247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email

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