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April 5, 2011 > Union City Crime News

Union City Crime News

Submitted By Courtesy of Union City PD

Child endangerment:
Police arrested a woman on Thursday night, March 24 for Child Endangerment. She left her naked two-year-old walking between lanes of traffic on Union City Boulevard near Jean Drive in cold wet weather. When Police arrived the juvenile was seated in a witness's car. The mother had an outstanding warrant as a parolee-at-large. The victim and her three siblings were taken into protective custody and turned over to Child Protective Services.

Attempted assault:
Fremont Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to run over a Fremont police officer. Pursuit of the suspect's vehicle ended in the area of Decoto Road near the Avalon Apartments. The Suspect abandoned the vehicle, fled on foot and managed to escape. Fremont police are actively investigating this incident.

Mayhem at mortuary:
On Friday, March 25, Police responded to the Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery and Funeral Home on Mission Boulevard to investigate an in progress fight. Two male subjects were found lying on the grass in front of the mortuary, one of them bleeding from his hand and the other with blood on his face. It was determined that the suspect approached a family mourning the loss of a family member and accused them of stalking him.

The suspect attacked the victim's teenage daughter who was defended by the victim, her father. During the ensuing fight, the suspect hit the victim with a plastic bag which contained three full cans of soda and bit off the tip of one of the victim's fingers. The suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem. Prior to being transported to jail, the suspect was taken to a local hospital for a medical condition. The victim received treatment for his injuries at a local hospital.

Supermarket side show:
As officers were leaving the scene of the prior incident at the cemetery, a subject spun doughnut in a "side show" around the parking lot of Mexico Super Market across the street. Witnesses fled in fear of being struck. When he noticed Police approaching, the suspect driver parked his vehicle and ran into the store. The driver was cited, and his vehicle towed.

Police arrested a man on Saturday, March 26 for driving while under the influence of alcohol. The suspect's vehicle struck another vehicle coming to a stop at a red light at Dyer Street and Alvarado-Niles Road.

Narcotics arrest:
Early Tuesday morning, March 29, officers responded to the Wal*Mart parking lot located at 30600 Dyer Street to investigate a report of an intoxicated subject. Officers located the subject near his vehicle and determined that he could not care for his safety and arrested him. During a search of the subject, prescription pills were found; subsequently additional narcotics and a large sum of currency were found in the subject's vehicle. The suspect was arrested for possession of narcotics for sale, and possession of stolen property.

On Wednesday, March 30, officers from the Community Policing and Problem Solving Unit (COPPS) were patrolling the area of the Tropics Mobile Home Park when they saw a group of suspicious people gathered around a vehicle with an open trunk. Officers arrested the suspects when .5 grams of methamphetamine was found.

Missing teen found:
Early Thursday morning, March 31, Police handled a report of a missing 14-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. The teen left his residence after an argument with his mother. A thorough area check was conducted with assistance of a California Highway Patrol helicopter, East Bay Regional Parks District Police and Fremont Police. Following extensive efforts from authorities, the missing juvenile returned home and was sent to a local hospital for evaluation.

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