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December 3, 2013 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Thursday, November 21
At 12:22 a.m., officers investigated a burglary that occurred at the Game Stop located at the Union Landing shopping center. In this case unknown suspects gained entry into Game Stop by breaking into the vacant building next to the store and burrowing through a shared wall. The burglars were in the process of loading the merchandise in their vehicle when they were interrupted by a security guard. The suspects fled in their vehicle.

Officers investigated an assault that occurred on Alvarado Blvd. near the railroad tracks at 11:42 a.m. In this case a female victim was walking when she saw a female suspect throwing rocks at passing motorists. The suspect suddenly focused her attention on the victim and struck her in the arm with a metal object. The suspect then fled the area.

Officers investigated a robbery that occurred at the LuckyÕs store at Union Landing at 7:35 p.m. In this case a female suspect tried walking out of the store without paying for some alcohol. Store employees attempted to stop her when she suddenly produced a folding knife. The suspect threatened to stab the employees in the neck and then ran away.

Officers responded to Wal-Mart at 8:56 p.m. on an assault involving a BB-Gun. In this case a victim reported that he was shopping in the store when he noticed a male juvenile riding a bicycle inside the store. The juvenile suddenly produced some type of BB-Gun and shot the victim in the neck. Store security was called, but the juvenile was not located. Fortunately the victim did not sustain any serious injuries.

At 11:46 p.m., officers were patrolling the Shell Gas Station located on Alvarado-Niles Rd. at Almaden Blvd. when they observed a 16 year old male acting very suspicious in the parking lot. The officers contacted the juvenile to make sure he was not a runaway or in need of assistance. As officers spoke with the juvenile, he suddenly turned and ran away. The officers chased the juvenile and detained him a short distance away. The officers located a loaded .38 caliber handgun in the juvenileÕs waistband. The juvenile, who appears to be involved in gangs, was arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall.

Friday, November 22
At 9:58 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle on Alvarado-Niles Rd. for having expired registration. Officers noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was searched and found to have a stolen 9mm handgun tucked in his waistband. The suspect, Jesse Higgins, was arrested and booked.

Saturday, November 23
Officers investigated a robbery that occurred at the Subway store located on Alvarado-Niles Rd. at 6:02 p.m. In this case a male suspect entered the store with a handgun and a bandana over his face. He ordered the clerk to get on the floor and proceeded to the cash register. The suspect removed cash from the register and fled the store. The clerk was not injured.

Anyone with information on any of the above listed cases should contact the Investigations Division 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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