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September 20, 2011 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

September 9
Officers were sent to investigate an in-progress domestic assault at a residence on Deborah Drive in which the wife told police dispatchers that she had just stabbed her husband. Arriving officers secured the residence and ordered everyone out. Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the husband and wife have been having ongoing domestic disputes that escalated when the husband struck the wife with a beer bottle and ashtray. The wife then retrieved a knife and, in turn, stabbed her husband in the chest. Both subjects were taken to local hospitals for treatment and arrested for domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon.

An armed robbery was reported at an apartment on Almaden Boulevard. The victim advised officers that she had parked her vehicle and was walking to her apartment when a suspect approached and demanded her property at gunpoint. She complied and the suspect, described as a Samoan or Pacific Islander in his 20's, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds, fled on foot in an unknown direction.


September 10
Officers responded to a just occurred armed robbery on Mann Avenue near Starling Drive. Officers learned that the victim was walking home when a male suspect, described as a Hispanic male in his 20- to 25-years-old, approached and demanded his property while pointing a handgun at him. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot between the residences in the area.


September 11
Officers responded to the 500 block of 8th Street to investigate an in-progress fight in which a person was reportedly seen with a handgun. Arriving officers found a group of uncooperative people, all of whom denied that a fight had occurred. Eventually a victim emerged from a nearby home with a large gash to his head. The victim was also uncooperative with officers. Alameda County Fire and AMR paramedics arrived and provided first aid to the victim and recommended he be taken to the hospital for additional treatment, but the victim refused to go.


September 12
An officer assigned to the Community Policing and Problem Solving Unit was patrolling the area of 3rd Street near "D" Street in an unmarked vehicle when he recognized a subject on parole driving a vehicle. The subject showed surprise when he saw the officer causing the officer to check the license plate to the vehicle the subject was driving and make a U-turn to investigate further. Quickly driving around the block, the subject parked and abandoned the vehicle in a vacant home's driveway. It was determined that the vehicle had been stolen out of the city of Berkeley. The subject emerged from a nearby home and was detained, then arrested for auto theft and possession of hypodermic syringes.


September 13
Officers responded to a residence on Union City Boulevard near Rose Way to investigate a disturbance between roommates in which one of them allegedly pointed a loaded firearm at the other. The victim claimed that the suspect was upset with him because he had a domestic partner and was not returning the suspect's romantic advances, in addition to not paying rent. After a brief discussion / argument at the rear door, the suspect pointed a loaded handgun at the victim and threatened to shoot him if he entered the residence.

The suspect is a security guard and was wearing a police style duty belt with extra ammunition and his handgun at the time. The victim and a witness retreated and called "911." Although initially unresponsive to law enforcement officer commands, the suspect eventually complied and was detained. At the conclusion of the investigation, the victim placed the suspect under citizen's arrest for brandishing a firearm.


September 14
The Investigations Unit arrested a 12-year-old armed robbery suspect at his home. The suspect had been identified as participating in an armed robbery at a gas station on August 26, 2011.

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