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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 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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