July 19, 2011 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
Officers were sent to the Home Depot Store located at 30055 Industrial Parkway to investigate a strong arm robbery; Loss Prevention Officers subdued the suspect. The investigating officer learned that the suspect had stolen merchandise the day before and attempted to return it for money. While returning the merchandise, the suspect decided to steal additional merchandise. Loss prevention officers confronted the suspect outside of the store and the suspect attempted to run away, but was quickly caught.
Officers investigated a report of a man walking into traffic asking passing motorists for help in the area of Mission Boulevard and Whipple Road. Officers found him lying under a truck parked on 5th Street, near Whipple Road. The man was found to be intoxicated and have suffered lacerations and stab wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It was learned that Hayward police were at a hospital in their city interviewing the victim of another stabbing. Their victim happened to be the brother of the victim Union City officers located on 5th Street.
Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the two brothers were drinking beer at a residence on 7th Street. One of the brothers decided he wanted to drive to the store to purchase additional beer, but his brother wouldn't allow him to drive while intoxicated. The two men began to fight, one of the brothers picked up a kitchen knife and began to slash and stab his brother. This brother eventually dropped the knife, which was picked up by the other brother, who in turn stabbed his brother as well.
Officers responded to the area of 8th Street near "H" Street to investigate an injury to a child involving illegal fireworks. Officers learned that a woman was walking her 4-year-old niece on 8th Street when unknown juveniles threw illegal fireworks near them. The fireworks exploded, causing a laceration to the child's hand. The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
A report of a foul odor emanating from an apartment at the Medallion Green apartments resulted in the discovery of a deceased person who appeared to have been dead in the apartment for a number of weeks.
Three suspects; Noel Cruz, Joel Perry Jr., and Damian Alaniz, all active gang members, have been charged in a homicide occurring in Kennedy Park in 2008 by the District Attorney's Office. All are charged with Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Robbery, and Participation in a Criminal Street Gang.