The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Union City between Feb. 21 and Feb. 26 as released by the Union City Police Department. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Man arrested on suspicion of identity theft
While patrolling the area for residential burglary activity, officers traveling down Dyer Street saw a man who was on probation for prior residential burglaries. After contacting the man at around 9:45 a.m., they found him to be in possession of stolen checks and personal identity information belonging to more than 10 local residents. The man was also in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested on suspicion of various identity theft and drug charges.
SATURDAY, FEB. 23
Attempted home burglary on Whitehall Lane
Officers responded to a report of an in-progress home burglary on Whitehall Lane at around 11:40 p.m. The residents were at home sleeping when one of them heard someone in their garage. The male homeowner went into the garage and found a male suspect sitting inside one of the homeowner’s vehicles. When contacted by the homeowner, the suspect said that he was invited to the home for a party and that someone had asked him to back their car out of the garage. Officers arrived and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft related charges.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24
Suspected carjackers arrested after chase, crash at Union Landing
At around 12:48 p.m., Fremont police pursued two suspects in a carjacked vehicle into Union City. The pursuit ended when the suspects crashed the stolen car into multiple parked cars at Union Landing. Both suspects attempted to flee on foot. One was apprehended immediately, the second ran through the shopping complex. Officers from multiple agencies responded to assist. Multiple K-9 officers tracked the second suspect’s scent to a dumpster behind Tribu Grill. He surrendered when a K-9 was about to be deployed.
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SUNDAY, FEB. 24
Armed robbery at 7-Eleven
A masked man armed with a handgun held up the 7-Eleven on Alvarado-Niles Road and fled on foot at around 11:12 p.m. A white male suspect entered the convenience store wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a surgical mask. He brandished a handgun at the clerk and demanded money before fleeing on foot with cash. He was last seen running toward Medallion Drive.
TUESDAY, FEB. 26
Laptop stolen from car in Rite Aid parking lot
Two male suspects were seen breaking a window of a vehicle parked in the Rite Aid parking lot at around 11:48 p.m. The suspects took a laptop computer from the floorboard of the car and fled in a black SUV with tinted windows.
Anyone with information about any crime in Union City is asked to contact Union City police at 510-471-1365 or the anonymous tip line at 510-675-5207. Tips can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.