January 17, 2012 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
An officer on routine patrol in the area of Dyer Street and Regents Boulevard observed a speeding vehicle on Dyer Street. The officer attempted to make an enforcement stop, but the suspect failed to yield to the patrol car's red lights and siren. The officer terminated his pursuit of the vehicle when the suspect drove into the neighborhood on Jean Drive, but continued to look for the suspect. The officer came across the suspect's crashed vehicle in the area of Jean Drive and Carmen Way. The suspect then attempted to flee on foot, but the officer was able to apprehend him a short distance away. The suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to yield to a police officer, and two outstanding felony arrest warrants.
Officers were sent to investigate an armed robbery at the Rite Aide store located at 1650 Decoto Road. The Loss Prevention agent told officers that he was outside the store attempting to arrest a shoplifting suspect when the suspect's get-away driver approached and pointed a handgun at him. Both suspects were then able to escape in a vehicle. The investigations unit is reviewing video evidence and following up on leads.
Officers responded to a just occurred armed-robbery in the Safeway Parking lot off Decoto Road. The female victim was walking to her vehicle when she was approached by a lone armed suspect. The suspect produced a handgun, took the victim's purse and fled on foot through the parking lot.
Officers responded to an interrupted burglary at a residence on the 33000 block of 4th Street. The victim was asleep in his bedroom when he heard two suspects attempting to break into his residence. The victim chased the suspects but they managed to escape in a waiting vehicle.
Over the past week the Police Department has responded to various complaints in the area of Liston Way and Whipple Road in connection with the labor dispute between employees and American Licorice over contract negotiations. On Tuesday, the two parties came to an agreement and ended the labor dispute and demonstration.
Officers encountered a car with a flat tire at Whipple Road at Liston Way. Apparently a carload of suspected "Occupy Oakland" protesters had not received their "Twitter updates" and showed up in the area of the strike to "lend their support". Unfortunately, their car ran over several nails that earlier in the day their fellow protesters had thrown on the ground in an effort to thwart deliveries. Additionally, because of their busy schedules, two of the passengers had been unable to take care of their arrest warrants so UCPD officers helped them in that regard.
Patrol officers responded to the report of an armed-robbery involving a UPS driver making deliveries in the area of Santa Susana Way at San Andreas Drive. The driver was approached by three adult males. One suspect produced a handgun and the driver was forced to give up his wallet, cell-phone, and some packages off his truck. The suspects fled in a red or orange color unknown model vehicle. The investigations unit is following up on this incident.