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Police Log: Armed Robbery at 7-Eleven; Carjackers Arrested After Chase, Crash

A summary of crimes and incidents reported in Union City.

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.

Read the full Patch report here.

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 tips@unioncity.org.

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Tim March 01, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Oh I see, when the suspect is a white male, we refer to him as a "white male". When the suspect is black or hispanic we conveniently leave out race. This political correct nonsense is total crap. But hey, we can't offend blacks and hispanics with the truth now, can we?
Zoneil Maharaj March 01, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Race isn't always given in descriptions. And as a general rule of them, reporters need additional descriptors before we include race. If the description were just a white male in a hoodie, I wouldn't have included it as it's too common. I thought the addition of the surgical mask warranted including the full description as it was given. If it makes you feel any better, the guys who stole the laptop out of the car in the last item were white, too, but I didn't include it.
Davis March 01, 2013 at 09:23 PM
If the laptop stolen from the floorboard was in the Rite-Aid lot on Alvarado/Dyer that would puzzle me. The brand new Police sub-station/rest area is right there! ! !
vinny March 01, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Are you kidding me? You obviously don't read the police reports released on the patch. Stop trying to make it what it isn't and you should really reevaluate what you just said. It was completely ignorant.
Maryanne March 01, 2013 at 09:48 PM
*Davis, it could be the Riteaid on Decota.
Tim March 01, 2013 at 11:43 PM
"While patrolling the area for residential burglary activity, officers traveling down Dyer Street saw a man who was on probation for prior residential burglaries." Clearly if they knew he was on probation, they knew who he is, hence they know his race, yet it's not provided. And in the case of the stolen laptop, ok great, the suspect was white. Why wasn't it provided then, if known? Especially since the suspect was not apprehended. Maybe I'm wrong about this being a PC issue. Perhaps it's just sloppy reporting. What difference does it make if it's a "white male in a hoodie" or if its a "white male in a hoodie with a surgical mask"? Why would you need to edit out the race of the suspect if it's provided by the police? I guess Patch reporters are better at determining what is important in a suspect description than the police department is.
Jer-rod Jones March 05, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Thank You Zoneil some people are just self focused an To Ignorant so We just have to Let Them Be... Regardless of the Race a crime was committed an the Description was Given so The Person can Get Caught.... Every Nationallity commits Crimes and It just Needs to Stop.... Point Period Blank....
Uc original March 07, 2013 at 12:32 AM
rod- I think most of Tim's comments are ignorant too. There's always a slightly racist undertone to all his comments. Funny guy, I dont blame him tho, he doesn't know any better... Zoneil- keep up the good work. I love the patch!
Jer-rod Jones March 07, 2013 at 08:31 AM
UC Original-- Ain't that the Truth... I guess all we can Say is May God Bless Him. & Yes Zoniel U do a Great Job. I Love Patch as Well...
Tim March 07, 2013 at 07:44 PM
There's nothing racist about my comments here. Zoneil stated that "race isn't always given in descriptions". The fact is that it IS given in the police reports but it is edited out by Patch. This is either done for PC reasons, because Patch is sloppy, or because Patch editors believe they are better than the police at determining what is important in a suspect description. Now since "Uc original" hates the police as he's stated in other postings, it's not surprising where he stands. I stand with law enforcement and I'll get my information directly from them rather than this pseudo-news site.
Uc original March 07, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Tim where did I state I hate the police? If anything I dont hate... I'm for peace and love, respect for life. Don't put words in my mouth or get things twisted. If anything I dont trust the police.... thats a big difference from hate. You on the other hand have hate in your blood. You've stated that your happy that people are being shot and killed. If thats not hate I dont what is? Your angry and ignorant. Wish you the best of luck with that....
Tim March 07, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Anyone who's read your previous posts can tell you dislike law enforcement. Where did I state that I was "happy that people are being shot and killed?" Who's putting words in who's mouth? What I previously stated was that I was happy that a criminal and potential cop killer is dead. Yes, I'm happy that some creep who would pull a gun on a police officer will never be a threat again.
Tim March 08, 2013 at 02:02 AM
It's called a typo you fool. It's not all that dissimilar from the typo you just made... "That means your happy that some got shot and killed". I assume you mean "someone" and not "some". If you want to talk about "retard" look at you own writing. When you want to shorten "you are" it's YOU'RE, not YOUR you genius. Apparently you had as much respect for your school teachers as you have for police officers. I did not say I am happy when PEOPLE in general die. Of course not. That would be sick. But I am certainly happy when a violent felon who would pull a gun on a police officer gets taken out. That's one less thug on the streets for me to worry about. I do like and trust law enforcement. And I'm willing to bet that you "like" and "trust" them enough to call them if someone is breaking into your home. What's sad and pathetic is that you don't have any respect for those that put their lives on the line everyday to protect us and keep us safe. Still, I'm going to try my best to respect that, especially since we're talking about a simpleton like yourself.
Zoneil Maharaj March 08, 2013 at 02:07 AM
Alright folks, I think we've hurled enough insults at one another. Comments are now closed.

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