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February 13, 2018 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Lt. Matias Pardo, Union City PD

Wednesday, Jan. 31
Around 11:45 a.m. officers were dispatched to Union Landing shopping center on the report of a robbery. A delivery driver was unloading packages from a truck when two male suspects stole several boxes. They fled in an older model, light metallic Acura four-door. The first suspect was described as a black male, about 30 years-old, standing 6-feet-1 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. The second suspect was described as a black male, standing between 5-feet-9-inches and 5-feet-11-inches tall with a medium build. This incident is like one that occurred the previous week and is under investigation.

At around 10:20 p.m. Officer Rivas conducted a traffic stop in the area around Decoto Road and Mission Boulevard. A probation search of the vehicle yielded a large amount of methamphetamine and evidence indicative of sales. Ernie Martinez, 46, of Union City, was arrested.


Friday, Feb.2
At around 2 a.m. Officer Olson contacted two occupants inside a suspicious vehicle near the Hayward/Union City border. A consent search of the vehicle turned up a large quantity of methamphetamine and items indicative of drug sales. Annabelle Maniago, 46, of Castro Valley, and Irish Gaid, 45, of San Leandro, were arrested on various drug-related offenses.


Saturday, Feb. 3
At around 10:38 a.m. officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Mission Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue. The pedestrian, later identified by police as Jose Carmen Ceballos, 83, of Union City, was found unconscious at the scene. He was taken to Mt. Eden Hospital in Castro Valley where he later died. Apparently, the pedestrian was crossing Mission Boulevard in front of the Chapel of the Chimes cemetery when he was struck by a large box truck. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and has been cooperating with police throughout the investigation. Union City Police Traffic unit investigators are asking the public for help with this investigation and would like to hear from witnesses. Call Sgt. Jeff Stewart at (510) 675-5221 or send an email to jeffs@unioncity.org.


Between Monday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Feb. 4 there were nine reported auto burglaries throughout the city. Four of them occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, with the rest in other areas. The Union Landing burglaries involved backpacks, bags and electronics that were left in plain view on the seats or floorboards

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