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August 30, 2011 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

August 19
Officers working in an unmarked police vehicle were conducting special enforcement in the area of 9th Street and "F" Street when they saw a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign. The officers attempted a traffic stop, but the driver failed to stop. When the driver finally did stop, one of the three passengers failed to comply with officers orders to show her hands, causing the occupants to be taken out at gun point. Once the occupants were detained, a loaded .45 caliber handgun was located in the vehicle along with evidence of marijuana sales. The three occupants were all arrested for possession of a loaded concealed handgun, possession of stolen property, and possession of marijuana for sale.

A report of shots fired sent officers to an apartment at 34 Union Square. A resident at the apartment complex advised the "911" dispatcher that a bullet had struck his apartment, but that no one had been injured. No additional victims or suspects were located at the scene.


August 21
Officers responded to the Petco store located at Union Landing to investigate a just occurred armed robbery. The clerk advised that a suspect, armed with a handgun, had entered the store and demanded money from the safe. The clerk took the suspect to the safe, where the clerk opened the safe and gave the suspect the money. Arriving officers conducted a search of the area, but were unable to locate any suspects.

A report of gunshots heard at a residence on Panama Circle was the result of a heated domestic dispute. At one point, a family member broke a window, which was mistaken for a loud gunshot. Two of the occupants were under the influence of a controlled substance and arrested. A third occupant had a felony arrest warrant and was also arrested.

On a report of a solo vehicle accident in the area of Dyer Street and San Carlos Way, arriving officers found the vehicle abandoned. The following morning, the registered owner called the police department and told officers that he had been carjacked the previous night and didn't know anything about the collision. A few hours later the registered owner called the investigating officer and recanted his statement of being carjacked and admitted to driving the vehicle the night before and leaving the scene.


August 22
Patrol officers and officers from the Major Crimes Task Force assisted officers of the Community Policing and Problem Solving Unit serve a search warrant on a residence on Chesapeake Drive. A suspect inside the residence attempted to flee when officers announced their presence. The suspect gave up when he encountered an officer with his K-9 partner standing in the rear yard. Officers found an estimated 500-600 marijuana plants inside the residence.


August 23
Numerous gunshots were heard in the area of 6th Street near "D" Street. Arriving officers initially could not locate any suspects or victims. A short time later, a local hospital called the police department advising that they were treating the victim of a gunshot wound. Officers responded to the hospital and learned that the victim was riding his bicycle in the area when an unknown suspect(s) shot at him for no apparent reason. The victim was struck in the lower area of his leg and suffered non-life threatening injuries. This investigation is ongoing.


August 24
SWAT officers from Union City, with assistance from the major crimes task force, CHP, Fremont PD and Newark police, served search and arrest warrants at two homes in the area of the 700 block of E Street and the 500 block of Seventh Street. The search was a follow-up to a daytime shooting that left one man injured and eight suspects in custody last month. A number of people have been detained, and are being questioned by investigators. This investigation is ongoing.

Multiple officers from Union City and Hayward were sent to a just occurred shooting at the Union City / Hayward border near Whipple Road and Amaral Street. Officers contacted a victim who had an altercation with an acquaintance. During the argument, the suspect fired one round into the ground, and then got in his vehicle and drove off. Through the course of the investigation it was determined that this incident occurred in Hayward, so Hayward police took charge of this investigation.

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