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March 29, 2011 > Union City Crime News

Union City Crime News

Submitted By Courtesy of Union City Police Department

Suspect arrested for possession of drugs
Police arrested a suspect for possession of drugs. The suspect was arrested during an enforcement stop of his vehicle with expired registration and suspended driver's license in the area of Whipple Road and Huntwood Avenue on Thursday, March 17. Police also found 18 ecstasy pills and 10.1 grams of marijuana for the purpose of sales.

Suspect arrested for possession of drugs and gun
In a similar incident on Thursday, March 17, an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle that failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Whipple Road and Medallion Drive. The officer made an enforcement stop of the vehicle and approached the driver to obtain his driver's license and registration. When the officer looked into the driver's window to contact the driver, he saw the handle of a handgun wedged between the driver's seat and the center console. A handgun was retrieved from the vehicle. Drug paraphernalia and 1.7 grams of methamphetamine were also found in the open center console.

Driver arrested for reckless driving
On Thursday, March 17, Police arrested a driver and passenger for outstanding arrest warrants. Their vehicle sped past a patrol officer on Industrial Parkway and slowed to a stop for the red light at Whipple Road. As the officer approached the vehicle, it sped off. The suspect vehicle stopped in the Petco parking lot and the driver was arrested for reckless driving. The passenger had an outstanding arrest warrant and was also arrested.

Domestic Battery
A couple was involved in a heated argument in their vehicle on Thursday, March 17 at the Krispy Kreme parking lot on Dyer Street. The woman attempted to retrieve Girl Scout cookies from the trunk of the vehicle when her boyfriend slammed the trunk lid on her hand. Alameda County Fire rendered first aid to the victim who later drove herself to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery.

Armed robbery at Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant
Three armed suspects robbed the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Alvarado Boulevard, Friday night, March 18. The suspects, who carried shotguns and a handgun, held the employees at gunpoint while they took money from the register and safe. All suspects fled on foot towards Alvarado Boulevard. The case is under investigation.

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