August 26, 2014 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
Submitted By Union City PD
Thursday, August 14
At 3:37 p.m., A motorcyclist collided into two vehicles on Mission Blvd. at Appian Wy. and in the process dropped his Harley Davidson. One of the drivers of the two victim vehicles assisted the suspect up while the other took a photo of him. The suspect decided this was not a place he wanted to be, so he started his motorcycle and drove off. The photo later assisted officers in identifying the suspectÕs address. Upon contact, the suspect admitted to being involved in the collision and was subsequently identified by the victims in a field line-up. Unfortunately for the suspect, he also admitted to being drunk at the time of the collision. The driver of the motorcycle was placed under arrest and transported to jail.
At 5:22 p.m., two friends were seated outside the Starbucks on Alvarado Blvd. when a suspect approached them and asked for the time. As the victim looked down at his watch, the suspect grabbed the victims cell phone off of the table and ran away south towards Dyer St. The phone was a newer model Galaxy S5. The suspect was described as a Black Male Adult in his 20Õs, about 5 foot 10 inches tall, about 170 pounds, with Black hair and Brown eyes. The suspect was last seen wearing a Red t-shirt with no sleeves, grey pants. The suspect was also described as having multiple tattoos on both forearms.
Friday, August 15
At 9:40 a.m., a suspect approached the victim and pushed him to the ground, then demanded his property. The victim told the suspect he did not have anything on him. The suspect pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the victim and demanded his property. The suspect took the victimÕs wallet which contained approximately $2400 in cash and fled. The suspect was described as a Black Male Adult in his mid20Õs, 6 feet tall, with a thin build. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hoodie type sweater and black pants. The weapon used was described as a small black snub nose revolver.
During the week, the UCPD C.O.P.P.S. Unit received information that a large group of ÒStreet RacersÓ were going to converge on the El Mercado Shopping Center. Because illegal street racing can be a serious problem, which sometimes leads to other criminal activity such as ÒSide ShowsÓ, the C.O.P.P.S. unit joined with the UCPD Traffic Unit in order to conduct a Special Enforcement detail. On Saturday, August 14, 600 + vehicles and over 800 people (Street Racers) arrived and took over the parking lot of the El Mercado Shopping Center. There were no noted problems at the shopping center and less than 10 citations for ÒStreet RacingÓ related violations were given. The strong presence of officers that included Hayward P.D. and C.H.P. on scene assisted in keeping the gathering from becoming a huge ÒSide ShowÓ.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.