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Authorities Searching for Auto Theft Suspect Near Tamarack Drive

A 47-year-old woman was arrested at the scene.

A woman was arrested and a man eluded authorities, fleeing into Garin Regional Park this morning after police located a stolen vehicle in the area, police said.

According to the Union City Police Department, an officer responded to the area of Tamarack Drive just west of Palmetto Drive at about 6:40 a.m. on a report of suspicious vehicle.

The officer located a silver four-door car, which was later found out to be stolen, said Sgt. Tom Gorrie. When they tried to approach the car, it sped off up the hill, he said.

The car stopped at a dead end at Garin Regional Park. A female driver and a male passenger hopped out and ran into the park, Gorrie said.

The woman, 47, of Castro Valley, was apprehended and later arrested on suspicion of multiple charges, including driving a stolen vehicle, possessing stolen property and resisting arrest.

Police established a perimeter around the area in an effort to locate the 40-year-old male suspect. A CHP airplane and a sheriff’s canine unit assisted in the search but the man was not located, Gorrie said.

However, Gorrie said that police known the suspect’s identity as he is a known felon with outstanding warrants.

The suspect’s identity was not released because the investigation is still active.

Police believe the suspects may have visiting a parolee who lived in the area and as of 8:45 a.m. were conducting a search of the home, Gorrie said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Union City Police Department investigations unit at (510) 471-1365 or by emailing tips@unioncity.org.

Union City Patch will update this report as more information becomes available.

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Peggy McGregory September 07, 2012 at 05:08 PM
We, in Tamarack Knolls, are vey pleased with the prompt & professional manner of our UCPD. Neighbors have driven by & stopped to thank the officers. 
mr haho September 08, 2012 at 02:24 AM
They only replied fast cause its not ghetto
cate September 08, 2012 at 11:33 PM
So did the car theif's have a "parking permit" to be at the all exclusive "Top of the Hill"????

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