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August 10, 2010 > Union City Crime Report

Union City Crime Report

Submitted By Courtesy City of Union City

Fight on 8th Street
On Thursday night, July 29, a resident called the department to report two male subjects fighting in the middle of the street on 8th Street near 'E' Street. Arriving officers found the two subjects on the ground and still engaged in a physical altercation. Officers separated the two combatants, but one of the subjects began to physically resist his arrest. Both of these subjects were arrested for disturbing the peace, and the subject who fought with the officers was also charged with vandalism as a result of him kicking out the rear window of a police unit.

Man arrested for violation of court order
On Friday night, July 30, Officers investigated a reported violation of a court order. The reporting party and victim had a restraining order on his grandson, whom he feared. The grandson had made entry into the residence through a second-story window. Officers located the subject hiding in a bedroom and arrested him without incident for violation of that court's order.

Man arrested for assaulting Cop
Also on Friday evening, an officer patrolling the industrial area of Transit Avenue came across an in-progress street race. The two vehicles that were racing sped away and the spectators began to all drive hastily away. The officer attempted to stop one of the vehicles being driven by a spectator; however, the driver failed to yield and in an effort to evade the Officer drove his vehicle at the officer's vehicle in an attempt to damage the patrol vehicle. Officers found the responsible vehicle abandoned and eventually, located the driver a short distance away. The driver was identified by the officer and arrested for numerous charges which include assault on the officer, evading arrest and reckless driving.

Residential Burglary
Also on Wednesday night, a resident who resides on Mallorca Way called to report a possible residential burglary in progress at his neighbor's home. The reporting party saw four suspects jumping the back fence of his neighbor's yard onto the railroad easement with large dark bags. An officer located one of the suspects and detained him. The suspect's vehicle was leaving the area at a high rate of speed, when a second officer stopped on the roadway as the suspect vehicle approached him in an effort to conduct an enforcement stop. The driver of the suspect vehicle slowed the vehicle to about 10 MPH, and then suddenly accelerated and intentionally drove his vehicle into the driver's side door of the patrol car where the officer was standing.

The collision caused the Officer to be thrown into the front seat of the patrol vehicle. The suspect then rammed the patrol car's door a second time catching the officer's leg between the door and door jam. The suspect fled in the vehicle with three occupants onto Smith Street with officers in pursuit. Pursuit ended at Union City Boulevard when the driver high-centered on the center median. The occupants ran from the vehicle with officers in pursuit. A Union City Police canine was deployed and through the use of the dog, the driver was apprehended. The driver's brother, a vehicle passenger, was also apprehended.

During a search of the suspect vehicle, numerous large garbage bags filled with marijuana were located. Additional officers checked on the residence that was believed to have been burglarized and discovered an elaborate marijuana growing operation inside the home. The Major Crimes Task Force responded and assisted with the investigation. The driver was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest, burglary, and hit and run. A passenger was arrested for burglary. The injured officer sustained a contusion to his leg and has been placed on light duty status. The driver of the suspect vehicle sustained moderate injuries to his arm during the arrest and is being treated at a local hospital for those injuries.

On Wednesday, August 4, an Officer was contacted by the manager of an apartment complex on Union Square and informed that a tenant had been the victim of an auto burglary. The manager provided the officer with a suspected vehicle's description and a vehicle license plate number. With the information being sent to other police units in the area, the suspect vehicle was located and the suspect was arrested for the burglary.

Police search wanted parole violators
On Thursday, August 5, officers from the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) unit, along with officers from the Fremont and Newark Police Departments, assisted State Parole agents with a round-up of wanted parole violators in the Tri-City area.

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