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March 15, 2011 > Union City Police Report

Union City Police Report

On Friday, March 4, an officer on routine patrol through the Rite Aid Store parking lot, located at 31836 Alvarado Boulevard, was contacted by a citizen who reported a possible drunk driver. The officer responded to the suspect's location and made an enforcement stop. Through the course of the investigation it was determined that the driver was driving while under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested.

Officers at the scene were advised of a group of teenagers using drugs in the area of Dyer Street and Arya Court. Five juveniles and two adults were found walking away from baggies discarded on the ground determined to contain "Ecstasy". All suspects were arrested for possession of the drugs.

On Saturday, March 5, officers responded to a residence on Delores Drive to investigate a family disturbance. The wife reported that her husband was drunk and vandalizing the inside of the residence. At one point, the wife advised that she had sprayed her husband with "Pepper Spray" in an attempt to stop his bizarre and self-destructive behavior. As officers arrived, they were confronted by the suspect who was intoxicated, upset, and feeling the effects of the pepper spray. The suspect was uncooperative and physically subdued then arrested for obstructing and resisting arrest.

Officers responded to the "7-11" store located at 915 Whipple Road on Saturday night, March 5, to investigate a just-occurred armed robbery. Two armed suspects entered the store pointing handguns at the two clerks who were ordered to lie on the floor while the cash registers were ransacked. The suspects then fled the area. Officers conducted an area check for the suspects, but were unsuccessful.

On Saturday, March 5, an officer was on patrol in the Food Maxx parking lot located at 30075 Industrial Parkway noticed a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle parked in the parking lot. The officer contacted the subject and found that he was on searchable probation. The officer conducted a search of the subject's person and vehicle and found 28.4 grams of methamphetamine and other drug-related paraphernalia. He was arrested.

On Wednesday, March 9, officers responded to the front walkway of Perry's Liquor's, located at 31885 Alvarado Boulevard, to investigate a fight involving as many as 15-25 teenagers. This incident stemmed from issues occurring at Alvarado Middle School and boiled over into the commercial center after school. A number of subjects were detained and the investigation is ongoing at this time. During the altercation a window at Perry's liquor's was broken. The vandalism suspect was arrested

Officers responded to a just- occurred armed robbery at the "7-11" store located at 915 Whipple Road on Wednesday night, March 9. Three suspects entered the store, one armed with a handgun who pointed it at the store clerk and demanded money from the cash registers. The other two suspects ransacked the area behind the counter while the suspect demanded that the clerk open the safe. When the clerk advised that he could not, the suspect pistol-whipped the store clerk. The suspects then all fled. The victim sustained a minor injury and declined to be transported to a hospital. An area search for the suspects was unsuccessful.

On Thursday, March 10, officers responded to Alvarado Middle School to document another incident associated with the altercation from the prior shift. The original incident consisted of multiple juveniles and a few parents involved in a fight. The problems continued and a juvenile student was hit in the face by an adult. Multiple juveniles and the involved adult were arrested. No other problems were reported.

Police dispatch fielded over 40 calls from concerned residents requesting information about the Tsunami originating from the earthquake in Japan on Thursday night, March 10 and Friday morning, March 11. Patrol units were also being flagged down and queried about evacuations. Homeland Security called and advised the only Bay Area impact would consist of Alameda possibly experiencing Tsunami conditions consisting of about 6- to 8-inch waves. No evacuations were necessary; only a request for people to stay out of the Bay, which is good advice for every day.

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