February 5, 2013 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
At approximately 4:40 p.m., Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Officers Lanier and Vance contacted two males in the Kennedy Park parking lot. During the contact one of the males admitted to selling marijuana out of his vehicle. The officers located over six pounds of suspected marijuana and over $1,700 dollars in currency inside one of the vehicles. The honest marijuana dealer was arrested.
At approximately 12:48 p.m., Cpl. Clubb stopped a vehicle on G Street, after the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver of the vehicle had a loaded firearm concealed in his waistband. A .9mm Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun and 15 round high-capacity magazine were recovered. The firearm had a round loaded in the chamber and was reported stolen from Contra Costa County. A "dreadlock" style wig and black neoprene skeleton mask were also located in the trunk of the arrestee's vehicle. Additional items of interest were multiple baggies of suspected "Crack Cocaine" and information indicating the arrestee was involved in drug sales. This traffic stop and arrest lead to an additional search at a residence in Hayward. The Major Crimes Task Force assisted officers by authoring and serving a search warrant at the Hayward residence. The search in Hayward lead to the seizure of a stolen and custom built .50 caliber AR-15 style rifle. A bullet resistant vest and additional controlled substances were recovered at the Hayward residence. A great example of an excellent investigation and teamwork by all the involved personnel.
Officer Moffitt stopped a speeding vehicle at 10:48 p.m. on Decoto Rd. During the traffic stop, BART Police Department broadcast suspect information regarding a strong-arm robbery that just occurred at the Union City BART station. The vehicle and occupants detained during the traffic stop matched the information relayed through BART Police Department. BART Police responded to the location of the traffic stop with the victims of the robbery. The victims identified the occupants of the vehicle as the suspects from the robbery. Two suspects were arrested for their involvement in the BART station strong-arm robbery as a result of the traffic stop.