February 26, 2013 > Union City Police Log
Union City Police Log
Submitted By Union City Police
At 10:55 a.m., a resident on Birmingham Way heard loud knocking at the front door of his home. The resident was upstairs on a business call and he did not answer the knocking at the front door. After the phone call, the resident walked downstairs and saw a subject reaching inside the front door. The suspect was attempting to unlock the security chain keeping the front door from opening. Two suspects fled after the resident yelled at them. The resident described the suspects as two males, approximately 20 years old. The suspects had attempted to kick open the front door after knocking and not receiving any answer. The security chain-lock on the front door prevented the suspects from getting into the residence. No suspects were located by responding officers.
At 2:22 p.m., officers responded to a major injury collision in the area of G Street and 3rd Street. A juvenile riding a motorcycle without a helmet failed to stop at a stop sign. Westbound traffic did not have a stop sign and the juvenile collided with oncoming traffic. The juvenile was transported to a local trauma center with serious injuries.
Officer Bizieff was flagged down by a passing motorist at 3 p.m. The passing motorist noticed a male run out of the emergency exit of Wal-Mart with merchandise. Officer Bizieff located the male suspect near I-880 and Whipple Road crouched down, opening packages. The male had a pocket knife in one hand and what looked like a machete in the other hand. The suspect dropped the weapons as Officer Bizieff contacted him. Officer Bizieff was able to confirm the suspect was in possession of multiple items of stolen property. The suspect was arrested for burglary and transported to jail.
At 9:01 p.m., neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of a vacant home on Marsten Avenue. Officer Padilla arrived and contacted multiple males sitting inside of the vehicle in the driveway. One of the males had a loaded Smith and Wesson revolver in his waistband. The male was arrested without incident and the firearm was booked into evidence. Another firearm was taken off the streets thanks to residents reporting this suspicious vehicle.
At 5:30 p.m., a resident came home to an address on Brier Street. The resident heard what sounded like glass breaking, and he called the Union City Police Department. Officers arrived and searched the interior of the residence. No suspects were located inside the home. A glass door on the ground floor appeared to be the entry point for the suspects. Officers located some of the victimÕs property discarded along a neighboring fence. It appeared the suspects fled and discarded stolen property when they realized the resident returned home. The suspects stole a loaded semiautomatic pistol from the residence. No suspects were seen in the area by neighbors or responding officers