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February 10, 2012 > Stabbing in Union City

Stabbing in Union City

Submitted By Cmdr. Kelly Musgrove, Union City PD

On February 2, 2012, at 11:07 p.m., Union City police officers responded to the 32000 block of Crest Lane for a report of a stabbing. Officers located a 37 year-old male victim in the front yard of a residence who was suffering from a stab wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for non-life threatening injury.

The victim and suspect were friends, speaking in the front yard prior to the stabbing. They became engaged in a verbal altercation and the suspect retrieved a knife from inside the home. The verbal argument escalated to a physical assault when the suspect stabbed the victim at least one time in the upper torso. The suspect fled from the area in the victim's car. Other agencies within Alameda County were notified and the suspect was located in San Leandro. The San Leandro Police Department arrested the suspect and recovered the victim's car.

The suspect has been identified as Kirk Robinson, a 42 year-old Union City resident. Robinson was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and vehicle theft. He is being held at the Fremont Jail. The victim is a resident of Union City.

Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact Union City Police Department at 510- 17 471-1365.

Anonymous tips regarding this incident can be made by calling 510-675-5207 or emailed to

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