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February 7, 2012 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

January 25
At 2:52 p.m., the "911" communications center received a transferred cellular call from the New Jersey State Police stating that a female was being sexually assaulted in a red van in the area of Home Depot located at 30055 Industrial Parkway. Patrol officers and Detectives immediately began searching the area in an effort to locate the vehicle and the victim.

After an intensive search, the investigations unit took over and began tracking the cellular calls. The unusual calls continued calling during the late afternoon and just after 9 p.m. detectives came across a suspicious person in a big rig tractor parked in the Target parking lot near Whipple Road. After interviewing the subject, investigators determined that this adult male was the person responsible for making numerous calls reporting an unfounded sexual assault sexual assault. The subject was arrested for making a false police report and for reporting a false emergency.


January 26
Officers responded to the area of Gemini Drive and Galaxy Way to investigate a hit and run accident. While responding to the scene, dispatch reported a second accident on Lowry Road and Regents Boulevard. Officers responded to the second accident and found that the obviously intoxicated driver was actually responsible for both collisions. Due to injuries suffered in the collision, the driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment and admitted.

An officer responded to the Wal-Mart store located at 30600 Dyer Street to investigate a petty theft. While at the store, Loss Prevention officers chased a suspect out the west side entry /exit doors. The officer on scene recognized the loss prevention officer and believed a crime was being committed. The officer followed the loss prevention officer outside and observed a male and female suspect attempting to flee in a vehicle and ordered them to stop; they initially ignored the officer's commands. The suspects complied with the officers commands after the officer pointed his handgun at them.

It was determined that the female suspect had entered the store with the intent to steal merchandise. The male suspect, acting as the getaway driver, pulled up in front of the store in an attempt to help the female escape. Numerous stolen items were recovered from the victim's bag; both suspects were arrested for burglary.


January 28
Officers responded to the area of Alvarado Boulevard near the railroad tracks, north of Menconi's Bar to investigate a disturbance. The first arriving officer found a subject leaning against a light pole bleeding from his face and mouth. The victim and a witness were both intoxicated and uncooperative with officers. Officers were able to determine that the victim was assaulted by two adult black males, no further description. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.


January 29
An officer on routine patrol saw a subject he recognized to be on probation riding a bicycle on Sherman Drive near Syracuse Avenue. The subject displayed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance and arrested him.

An enforcement stop of a vehicle for driving without any headlamps in the area of Dyer Street and Alvarado Niles Road resulted in an arrest of the driver for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.


January 30
Officers investigated a report of three suspicious Hispanic juveniles entering Home Depot located at 30055 Industrial Parkway. The witness advised that one of the subjects had a concealed handgun in his waistband. Arriving officers set up a perimeter of the area and found the subjects at the rear alley of the store near some bushes. The subjects were detained by officers and found to be in possession of stolen property and an "Airsoft" handgun that looked very realistic. The stolen property was tracked back to FoodMaxx and the juveniles were arrested for burglary and possession of a replica weapon.

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