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June 3, 2014 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Wednesday, May 21
UCPD Officers received a call at 9:44 p.m. to assist BART PD on a ÒMan with a gun call.Ó BART units were in route, but were delayed. UCPD units received information of a male subject standing in front of the BART entrance gates armed with a handgun. Multiple officers responded and located a male suspect matching the clothing description in front of the entrance. The male had one of his arms concealed inside his oversized T-shirt and with his hand down his waistband. Officers quickly approached the suspect who was taken down at gunpoint. Officers removed a revolver from the suspectÕs front pants pocket. The suspect (a Juvenile) was detained for BART PD. BART PD arrived and took over the investigation and custody of the suspect.

At 9:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to investigate a domestic violence incident that occurred at an apartment in the Greenhaven Apartment Complex. The victim reported that her husband battered her during an argument and prevented her from calling the police by disabling her phone. The husband, Juan Pulido of Union City, was arrested for domestic violence and disabling a phone. Pulido was arrested and transported to Fremont Jail for booking.

Thursday, May 22
At 12:22 a.m., Officer Bui and FTO Seto investigated an auto burglary that occurred in the parking lot in front of the Century 25 movie theater. The victimÕs vehicle window was smashed and backpack containing personal property was stolen from the vehicle. The incident occurred between 8:45 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 24
Officers Lanier and Blanchard saw two cars racing on Dyer Street near Courthouse Drive at 4:13 a.m. They caught up to the vehicles on south bound US880. They stopped Lydia Corbo of San Jose just north of Alvarado Boulevard. The other vehicle did not stop. Officer Lanier arrested Corbo for participating in a speed contest and towed her vehicle. Corbo was booked at Santa Rita Jail.

Wednesday, May 28
Officers were dispatched to a residence on the 400 block of Samoa Circle at 8:15 p.m. in regards to a man with a knife call. The suspect, James Bly of Union City, was inside the residence threatening his father with a kitchen knife. Officers responded and located Mr. Bly fleeing the residence on his bicycle. Mr. Bly was located on creek trail behind Cesar Chavez middle school. Mr. Bly was found to be extremely intoxicated and was handcuffed by officers while he resisted arrest. Mr. Bly was eventually transported to Santa Rita Jail because he became violent during the transport. Mr. Bly threatened officers and was booked on a variety of charges.

Thursday, May 29
At 12:40 a.m., Officers responded to assist Alameda County Fire Department with a van which was on fire in a parking lot at Alvarado-Niles Rd. and Dowe Ave. Upon arrival, the vanÕs interior was fully engulfed. Alameda County Fire advised of the fire origin which started suspiciously in the cab of the van. Officers determined the 2008 Ford van stolen out of the city of Newark. There were no witnesses to the incident.

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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