February 4, 2014 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
Submitted By Union City PD
Saturday, January 25
At 4:40 p.m., the Alameda County Fire Department requested assistance with a kitchen fire at an address on Encinitas Way. Responding Officers closed down the surrounding the roadways while the fire was extinguished.
Two vehicles were burglarized during the late evening to early morning hours. Both vehicles were parked near the 3300 Block of San Pablo. Miscellaneous items were taken from the interior of the vehicles.
Sunday, January 26
The Union City Traffic and Union Landing Units worked a special enforcement detail in the Union Landing Shopping Center. The special enforcement units were deployed to address complaints of modified vehicles congregating to conduct street racing activities. Officers ultimately issued thirteen (13) citations, gave nine (9) warnings, and they towed away one of the vehicles.
Monday, January 27
At 10:21 p.m., an officer saw a vehicle traveling on Seneca Street with defective lighting equipment. A traffic stop was conducted on Lafayette Avenue in the City of Hayward. The driver and three passengers smelled of marijuana and were asked to exit the vehicle. As the driver exited, the front passenger slid over into the driverÕs seat and drove the vehicle away. The subject drove away with the remaining passengers. The original driver was detained while two other officers pursued the suspect vehicle. The occupants threw a backpack out of vehicleÕs window during the pursuit. Officers noted the backpack appeared to have ÒexplodedÓ as it hit the ground. Officers later recovered the backpack and found that it had contained a short-barreled shotgun that discharged when it was thrown from the fleeing vehicle. San Leandro Police Department assisted Union City Officers when they spotted the vehicle exiting the I-880 freeway at a high rate of speed. San Leandro Police Department Officers set up a perimeter after finding the suspect vehicle abandoned. Two of the three remaining suspects were arrested inside of the perimeter. The remaining suspect has been identified. The arrestees were identified as Anthony Pearson, Caylan Lillard, and Melissa Villalovos.
Tuesday, January 28
Members of the Union City Police InvestigationÕs Unit conducted a special enforcement operation to combat a series of vehicle burglaries at the Union Landing Shopping Center. At 6:45 p.m., Detectives saw a suspicious vehicle occupied by three subjects pull into the parking lot. One of the suspects got out of their vehicle and broke into a nearby-parked vehicle. The suspect proceeded to remove luggage from the rear seat of the victimÕs vehicle. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed as the Detectives attempted to conduct an enforcement stop. The suspects abandoned their vehicle on Palm Circle near Hula Drive. Officers were able to locate and arrest Marquece Beck-Natson the next day. The suspect was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property, fleeing from an officer, and making a false police report. This case is still under investigation and being followed up by the InvestigationÕs Unit.
Anyone with information on local crime 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 Tips@union-city.org.