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December 10, 2013 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Thursday, November 21
At 12:22 a.m., officers investigated a burglary that occurred at the Game Stop located at the Union Landing shopping center. In this case unknown suspects gained entry into Game Stop by breaking into the vacant building next to the store and burrowing through a shared wall. The burglars were in the process of loading the merchandise in their vehicle when they were interrupted by a security guard. The suspects fled in their vehicle.

Officers investigated an assault that occurred on Alvarado Blvd. near the railroad tracks at 11:42 a.m. In this case a female victim was walking when she saw a female suspect throwing rocks at passing motorists. The suspect suddenly focused her attention on the victim and struck her in the arm with a metal object. The suspect then fled the area.

Officers investigated a robbery that occurred at the LuckyÕs store at Union Landing at 7:35 p.m. In this case a female suspect tried walking out of the store without paying for some alcohol. Store employees attempted to stop her when she suddenly produced a folding knife. The suspect threatened to stab the employees in the neck and then ran away.

Officers responded to Wal-Mart at 8:56 p.m. on an assault involving a BB-Gun. In this case a victim reported that he was shopping in the store when he noticed a male juvenile riding a bicycle inside the store. The juvenile suddenly produced some type of BB-Gun and shot the victim in the neck. Store security was called, but the juvenile was not located. Fortunately the victim did not sustain any serious injuries.

At 11:46 p.m., officers were patrolling the Shell Gas Station located on Alvarado-Niles Rd. at Almaden Blvd. when they observed a 16 year old male acting very suspicious in the parking lot. The officers contacted the juvenile to make sure he was not a runaway or in need of assistance. As officers spoke with the juvenile, he suddenly turned and ran away. The officers chased the juvenile and detained him a short distance away. The officers located a loaded .38 caliber handgun in the juvenileÕs waistband. The juvenile, who appears to be involved in gangs, was arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall.

Friday, November 22
At 9:58 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle on Alvarado-Niles Rd. for having expired registration. Officers noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was searched and found to have a stolen 9mm handgun tucked in his waistband. The suspect, Jesse Higgins, was arrested and booked.

Saturday, November 23
Officers investigated a robbery that occurred at the Subway store located on Alvarado-Niles Rd. at 6:02 p.m. In this case a male suspect entered the store with a handgun and a bandana over his face. He ordered the clerk to get on the floor and proceeded to the cash register. The suspect removed cash from the register and fled the store. The clerk was not injured.

Tuesday, November 26
At 1 p.m., officers investigated an auto burglary that occurred in the parking lot of the ChiliÕs restaurant at Union Landing. In this case, a male suspect was seen smashing the victim vehicleÕs window and removing property. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with tattoos covering both his arms.

At 11:45 p.m., officers were patrolling the area of 4th St and D St when they noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in the area. They contacted the occupants of the vehicle and discovered that they had been smoking marijuana. One of the occupants was on probation with a search clause. Officers searched the vehicle and discovered methamphetamine. One of the occupants was arrested and taken to jail.

Wednesday, November 27
Officers investigated a robbery at 12:41 a.m. that occurred at JimÕs bar on Alvarado-Niles Rd. In this case, the bar tender was alone in the bar when a male suspect entered and asked for a drink. The suspect suddenly punched the bartender and hit him with bottles and other objects. The suspect stole the bartenderÕs cell phone, vehicle, and cash from the business. The investigation led officers to Oakland where the victimÕs vehicle was located and the suspect was arrested.

Friday, November 29
Officers investigated an attempted robbery at 1:46 a.m. that occurred on Railroad Ave at Whipple Rd. In this case, a male victim was walking on Railroad Ave, when a white van drove up next to him. A male suspect in the van demanded money from the victim. The victim became frightened and ran away without providing the suspect any property. The suspect vehicle then fled the area.

Officers investigated a robbery at 9:33 a.m. that occurred at Wal-Mart. In this case, loss prevention agents attempted to detain several subjects for shoplifting. The loss prevention agents were pushed down by the suspects and the suspects fled on foot. The suspects were not located.

Officers responded to an address on H St. at 1:06 p.m. for a report of a male subject who was trespassing and squatting in a trailer. A witness also reported seeing the subject in possession of a handgun. Officers arrived and contacted the suspect, Jason Guzman. As officers attempted to speak with the suspect, he suddenly pulled away and attempted to flee. Officers were able to physically restrain him and prevent him from escaping. The suspect was found in possession of a replica firearm. The suspect was arrested for having active arrest warrants and resisting the officers.

At 1:58 p.m., officers returned to Wal-Mart on another in-progress theft. In this case, a shoplifter was being detained by loss prevention when officers arrived on scene. The suspect, Tyrique Stewart, was able to break free from loss prevention. Arriving officers chased the suspect and detained him a short distance away. The suspect was arrested and taken to jail.

Saturday, November 30
At 3:58 p.m., officers received a bulletin from Fremont PD regarding a wanted suspect. The suspect was wanted for assault and kidnapping charges and was reported to have fled from Fremont PD officers earlier in the day. The suspect was last seen on a motorcycle and possibly in route to Union City or Hayward. Union City officers spotted a motorcycle on Mission Blvd. believed to be driven by the suspect. The suspect fled from officers and dumped the stolen motorcycle in the Hayward neighborhood. The suspect was not located on Saturday. On Tuesday December 4, 2013, Major Crimes Task Force personnel and Fremont SWAT found the suspect hiding in an address on Carobee Court, in Union City. Suspect Matthew Rossi was found inside of the residence and arrested without further incident.

Monday, December 2
At 12:35 a.m., officers noticed a speeding motorcycle on Whipple Rd. near Ithaca St. As officers turned to catch up to the motorcycle, it sped away in an attempt to flee. The motorcycle suddenly stalled and came to a stop. Officers detained the driver, James Harvey, and discovered that the motorcycle was stolen out of San Jose. Harvey was also found in possession of methamphetamines. Mr. Harvey was arrested for being in possession of the stolen motorcycle and methamphetamine.

Anyone with information on any of the above listed cases should contact the Investigations Division at 510-675-5247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email

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