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March 11, 2014 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Sunday, March 2
Officers responded to the Shell Gas station on Decoto Road at 12:34 a.m. to investigate a strong-arm robbery. Arriving Officers contacted the victim who identified himself as the gas station attendant. The victim reported seeing two males and one female attempt to kick open the ATM machine at the business. The suspects punched the victim and stole his cellular phone when he told them he was going to call the police. The suspects fled the area prior to Officers arriving. The suspects were described as being African American and between 16 and 20 years of age.

Tuesday, March 4
At 3:16 p.m., Officers responded to Union Landing shopping center to investigate a subject threatening passing motorists with a knife and slashing tires on parked vehicles. Responding Officers contacted a 35 year old subject holding a knife and an umbrella inside of AndersenÕs Bakery. The subject refused to comply with Officers orders to drop the knife and come outside of the store. At one point the subject placed a knife to his own throat. One of the Officers was able to deploy his Taser, which caused the subject to drop the knife and fall to the ground. Officers then took the subject into custody without further incident. The suspect was determined to be mentally ill and was committed for up to 72 hours at a local medical facility.

Anyone with information on local crime or any of the listed incidents 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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