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May 6, 2014 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Thursday, April 17
At 7:23 p.m., Officer responded to Drigon Park to investigate an assault with a deadly weapon call. Dispatch received multiple calls of a male suspect holding a knife and threatening to kill people at the park. Apparently the suspect and another male got into an argument after the suspectÕs dog attempted to attack dogs at the park. Arriving officers located and arrested Ronald Epps (Hayward resident) for threatening to kill people at the dog park.

Friday, April 18
Officers conducted a probation search at an address on Holt Street at 1:01 p.m. Officers were attempting to locate a registered sex offender that failed to comply with the conditions of his probation. Officers found Truman Jefferson (Union City resident) hiding in the attic of the residence. Initially, Mr. Jefferson refused to come down out of the attic. Mr. Jefferson had a change of heart when he learned that a Police K-9 would be sent in to retrieve him if he failed to come out. Officers were then able to arrest Mr. Jefferson without further incident.

Saturday, April 19
At 7:16 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of Meteor Drive to investigate a vehicle fire. The vehicle was fully engulfed in fire as Officers arrived at the scene. The fire appears to be the result of a mechanical issue. The vehicle was towed from the scene for being a hazard.

Monday, April 21
At 7:52 a.m., the victim started his vehicle and left it running in the driveway. The victim removed some items from his vehicle and took the property inside of his home. The victim returned a few moments later to see his vehicle being driven away by an Asian male suspect. The stolen vehicle is a grey 2012 Toyota Camry (license # 6YHN626).

Thursday, April 24
At 4:18 p.m., Officer Mangan and Officer Seto contacted a male near 1990 Decoto Road. The Officers contacted John Ellstrom (San Rafael resident) for drinking alcohol in public. Officers found two morphine pills on the thirsty San Rafael resident. Mr. Ellstrom learned that you should not drink in public if you have illegal drugs on your person. Officers ultimately gave Mr. Ellstrom a ride to jail.

Friday, April 25
Officers responded to investigate a robbery in the area of Ellen Way at 10:10 p.m. The suspect simulated having a firearm in his waistband as he took the victimÕs cell phone, wallet, and keys. Officers canvassed the area and were unable to locate the suspect on Friday. On Saturday (04/26/14) at 5 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of Alice Way to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Arriving Officers contacted two juveniles sitting inside of a vehicle. Officers noticed that one of the juveniles matched the suspect description from the prior robbery. The victim responded and positively identified the suspect from the original incident. The victimÕs stolen property was also recovered inside the suspectÕs vehicle. This incident is a great example of how something as simple as reporting a suspicious vehicle can result in a significant arrest.

Monday, April 28
At 12:29 a.m., Sergeant Derting noticed a vehicle parked illegally in the area of E Street and 10th Street. A check of the license plate revealed the vehicle had been flagged in police databases as a felony ÒArmed and DangerousÓ vehicle. Hayward Police Department listed the vehicle in our automated systems after it was involved in an armed robbery in the City of Hayward. Sergeant Derting ultimately detained Jason Guzman (Union City resident) inside the vehicle. A replica semi-automatic handgun was located inside of the glove box of the vehicle. Hayward Police Department responded and took over the investigation.

Tuesday, April 29
Officers responded to Union Landing Shopping Center to investigate an attempted carjacking at 10:14 p.m. The victim was getting out of his vehicle near TGI FridayÕs when he was confronted by a male suspect. The suspect threatened to kill the victim if he did not turn over his car keys. The victim was able to close the door on his vehicle and drive away from the suspect. The victim then called Union City Police Department as he kept an eye on the suspect in the parking lot. The victim used his cellular telephone to direct responding Officers over to the suspect. The suspect was arrested and identified as Javiejon Rodriguez (Union City resident).

Anyone with information on local crime or any of the listed incidents 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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