November 11, 2011 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
Officers responded to the Wal*Mart Store located at 30600 Dyer Street to investigate a report of a man discharging a "BB" gun inside the store. The store's loss prevention officers maintained the suspect under surveillance and directed officers to his location in the sporting goods section of the store. Officers found that the suspect had discarded the "BB" gun prior to their arrival in one of the aisles, but was still holding a pocket knife. Officers were able to distract the suspect and knock the knife out of his hands and arrested him for burglary.
An officer spotted two subjects peering into parked vehicles in the area of Gemini Drive, as if they were casing the vehicles to be burglarized. The officer also noticed that one of the subjects kept adjusting and checking his left waistline to his pants, as if he was repositioning a handgun. When the subjects were contacted by the officer, they became uncooperative and a scuffle ensued. A call for assistance brought additional officers and the two subjects were eventually detained in handcuffs; a pistol was recovered. The subjects were arrested and transported to jail.
Officers responded to a non-injury traffic accident on Regents Boulevard near Alice Drive. The driver apparently fell asleep and veered to the side of the roadway, striking a parked car. The parked car was forced into a fire hydrant causing a "geyser" of water flooding the roadway.
The "911" police dispatch center received a call reporting a domestic disturbance at a friend's home at the Green Haven apartments located on Alvarado Boulevard. She didn't know the apartment number but dispatchers were able to track an address. Officers found the victim whose estranged boyfriend had arrived at the apartment to pick up their child. The suspect forcibly carried the victim into her bedroom. As the victim attempted to call a friend for help, but the suspect disabled it. The victim was able to fight her way away from the suspect and he fled. Officers arrested the suspect for attempted rape, domestic battery, kidnapping, and false imprisonment.
An officer from the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) unit conducted Searches on two problem residences. In the first search a parole search was conducted of a residence on Panama Circle in the Tropics Mobile home park. Officers arrested the parolee and his girlfriend for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and possession of a stolen vehicle. In the second search officers followed up on information on a residence on Cambridge Way and served a search warrant recovering approximately 500 mature marijuana plants from a residence converted into a grow house. No suspects were at the residence and follow up is continuing.
A Logan High School student was robbed of his cell phone while walking on Meyers Drive. The student was approached by the suspect who punched him in the stomach, took the phone, and fled toward Kennedy Park.