July 5, 2011 > Union City Police Blotter
Union City Police Blotter
Officers investigated a single vehicle collision into a residence on Miramonte Way and citizens reporting a gas leak at the location of the accident. The vehicle had sheared off the natural gas meter to the residence; Alameda County Fire and PG&E were asked to respond. The immediate neighborhood was evacuated and within two hours, PG&E was able to shut off the natural gas and allow people to return to their residences. No one was injured as a result of the collision or the gas leak.
Hayward PD requested the assistance of Union City Police to investigate an in- progress prowler or burglar at a residence on Lafayette Street near the Union City / Hayward border. A Union City Police Officer and his K-9 partner located the suspect hiding in a back yard. The suspect surrendered without further incident.
At 8:31 p.m., the Union City Police Department received multiple "911" calls reporting shots being fired at 657 Whipple Road. When officers arrived, they located a 23-year-old Hispanic male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The Alameda County Fire Department responded and paramedics provided medical aide. The victim was transported to a local area hospital and underwent surgery for his injuries. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call the Union City Police Department Tip Line at 510-675-5207 or email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A robbery was reported in the area of Decoto Road, near Union Square. The victim advised that he was walking home from the BART station when confronted by two suspects blocking his path. The suspects demanded that he give them his ring. When the victim resisted, the two suspects simulated being armed with a firearm. The victim handed over his ring and the suspects ran to an awaiting car and fled.
A landlord contacted members of the Community Policing and Problem Solving Unit to voice concerns of suspicious activity occurring at his rental residence located on Klondike Drive. The landlord was advised that the people renting the residence were out of the country, and asked officers to accompany him while he conducted on emergency inspection of the property. It was discovered that the locks had been changed and the residence converted to an indoor nursery with approximately 500 marijuana plants. An elaborate lighting and water systems had been installed inside the residence. The Major Crimes Task Force is continuing the investigation.
Two thefts of fireworks were reported from a lot used for storage by the fireworks promoter for Alameda County cities. American Promotional Events had obtained approval to use the location for the storage of "safe and sane" fireworks distributed to the fireworks stands in Newark, Union City, and Dublin. Apparently the theft of 31 fireworks display boxes totaling approx. $4,178 were taken in the past two day from a trailer at the location.
The combined Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team from Union City and Newark, as well as the SWAT Team from Fremont served two search warrants related to ongoing investigations of gangs, violence and drugs on 7th Street and Crest Lane and took two subjects into custody, one at each location. In addition, the teams then served five arrest warrants for the 2008 Kennedy Park homicide that occurred in 2008. Three of five wanted individuals were taken into custody and units were dispatched to arrest the remaining suspects at locations in other cities.