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May 15, 2012 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

May 4
Officers responded to the corner of Alvarado Niles Road and Central Avenue to investigate an in progress battery between a man and woman. Arriving officers interviewed the victim and detained the suspect as he was walking away. During the course of the investigation, officers learned that the victim is the suspect's mother. The victim had been driving and arguing with her son when he began to batter her and attempted to take the vehicle's keys. The suspect also took the victim's cell phone to prevent her from calling for help from police. The suspect was arrested for battery, criminal threats, and damaging a wireless communication device during the commission of a crime.

Two suspects entered a barbershop located at 32240 Alvarado Boulevard and got into an argument with a customer receiving a haircut. During the argument, one of the suspects brandished a handgun. The suspects are described as a black male adult, 6'2" tall and about 240 pounds; and a Hispanic male adult with a smaller build. They fled the scene, possibly in two separate vehicles.

Officers responded to the area of Brenda Way and Medallion Drive to investigate a report of shots being fired. Arriving officers searched the area, but did not locate any victims or suspects. Bullet casings were recovered in the area.

Officers responded to the strip mall on Decoto Road and Perry Road to investigate another call of shots fired. Arriving officers found bullet casings in the parking lot. A store clerk from a nearby business reported that one group of suspects fired guns at a fleeing vehicle. During the course of the officer's investigation, he contacted the victims that fled in the vehicle, and found that one of the victims had left the nearby "7-11" store and saw the subjects stalking him. The victim entered his vehicle and told his mother to quickly drive away, as he was fearful they were about to be robbed. The suspects yelled something at the victims and shot at their vehicle as the victims drove away.


May 5
Officers responded to a residence on the 2400 block of Diablo Place to investigate an in progress family disturbance. Arriving officers met with the couple involved in the disturbance and found that they were involved in a heated argument while the male half was holding their two-year-old child. During the argument, it appeared that the male half was choking the child. A relative intervened and punched the suspect to get him to release the child. At the conclusion of the officer's investigation, he determined that the suspect had endangered the child and arrested him for child abuse.

An officer on routine patrol on Whipple Road near Central Avenue saw a speeding vehicle drive by and made an enforcement stop. The officer contacted the driver who displayed signs of being intoxicated. The driver was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol after failing a series of field sobriety tests. The driver's brother was a passenger in the vehicle and began to interfere with the officer's investigation. The brother was arrested for public intoxication and transported to jail.


May 10
Officers were sent to the Medallion apartments located at 2500 Medallion Drive to investigate an in progress domestic battery. Arriving officers met with the victim while other officer found the suspect nearby and detained him until the details could be investigated. During the course of the officer's investigation, he learned that the couple was expecting a child, which is what the couple was arguing about. The argument turned violent when the male half punched the victim causing injuries. Alameda County Fire and paramedics responded to treat the victim. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery.

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