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March 8, 2011 > Union City Crime Report

Union City Crime Report

Thursday, February 24: Officers responded to Liberty Park on Amy Place to investigate a strong-arm robbery. The victim agreed to meet the suspect at the park in response to a "Craigslist" ad to sell an I-Pad. The victim paid the suspect the asking price and obtained the I-Pad, but as the victim turned his back, the suspect punched him and took the I-Pad back. The suspect then fled on foot toward Union City Boulevard.

Friday, February 25: Officers responded to a single vehicle traffic accident on Lowry Road and Brockway Street. The driver crashed into a light pole and was attempting to walk away from the scene when officers located the suspect. Through the course of their investigation it was determined that the suspect was driving while under the influence of alcohol and arrested.

Friday, February 25: An officer on routine patrol spotted a vehicle being driven erratically on Central Avenue and made an enforcement stop. Through the course of the officer's investigation, he determined that the driver was driving while under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested.

Saturday, February 26: An officer observed two suspects in the area of Alvarado Boulevard and Dyer Street acting suspiciously as they walked into the alley behind the nearby Quick Stop Store. The officer investigated and witnessed the tail end of a hand-to-hand drug transaction. It was determined that one suspect was in possession of 36 grams of individually packaged marijuana for sale and marijuana-laced "Brownies." The other suspect was also arrested for possession of a concealed and dangerous weapon.

Saturday, February 26: Officers responded to a residence on Ithica Street to investigate a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers were met at the front door by the victim, wife of the suspect, who was crying and visibly upset. The couple had been arguing when the suspect pushed the victim, choking her and throwing her to the ground before leaving the residence. As the officers were obtaining an emergency protective order, the suspect returned to the residence and was arrested without incident.

Saturday, February 26: Officers responded to a residence on Polaris Avenue to investigate a domestic dispute. The victim sustained an injury to her head as a result of being hit with a metal flashlight. The victim advised that her boyfriend had come home and struck her on the head with a metal flashlight before fleeing the residence. The suspect was later located and arrested on Monday, February 28 by officers from the Community Policing and Problem Solving Unit.

Saturday, February 26: Officers responded to a residence on Daisy Street regarding an unresponsive juvenile. It was later learned that the juvenile was depressed over a relationship and had made threats to harm himself. Alameda County Fire and AMR ambulance service arrived and provided emergency first-aid prior to transporting him to a local hospital. The juvenile succumbed to his apparent self- inflicted injury. Investigators determined the incident to be a suicide.

Monday, February 28: Officers responded to the area of San Andreas Drive near Santa Rita Way to investigate a just-occurred robbery. The victim advised officers that he was walking on San Andreas Drive talking on his cell phone when he heard someone coming up from behind and was confronted by a suspect pointing a handgun at his head. The suspect demanded his cell phone and backpack. The suspect then fled to a waiting vehicle and fled the scene.

Wednesday, March 2: Hayward PD called the Union City Police Communications Center to report that a gunshot victim had been transported to a hospital in their city. The victim claimed that he had been robbed and shot at Kennedy Park located on Decoto Road. Investigators responded to the hospital to meet with the victim, while patrol officers responded to the park to look for additional victims, suspects, and evidence; none were located. This case is suspicious in nature and follow-up determined that the suspect likely injured himself with an accidental discharge.

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