Police Log: Best Buy Burglary, Babies R Us Embezzlement, Krispy Kreme Car Theft

The electronics giant was burglarized, a Babies R Us employee was arrested and an unattended running vehicle was stolen—details in this week's crime log.

The following is a collection of reports prepared by the . The document contains only items of note. Dated May 25, the log contains incidents that occurred May 20-24. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.

Friday, May 20

Six arrested after probation search

Officers conducted a probation search at a home on Polaris Avenue. Six people were at the home and were detained until it was secured. During the search, methamphetamine was located throughout the residence, according to the police report. All six people were arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine.

Attempted burglary

Also on Friday, officers responded to a commercial burglar alarm at a business on Alvarado-Niles Road. No suspects were at the scene when officers arrived. However, officers found that the suspect(s) attempted to cut copper pipes that were filled with water, causing the business and the business next to it to flood. Alameda County Fire responded to shut off the water to the building.

Saturday, May 21

Speed freak

A patrol officer spotted a person riding his bike on the sidewalk and then cutting off two cars in the area of Alvarado-Niles Road and Royal Anne Drive. The officer made an  enforcement stop. According to the report, the person admitted to having two grams of methamphetamine when questioned. The person handed over the drugs to the officer and was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, according to the report.

Tuesday, May 24

Warrants served

The Union City and Newark SWAT team helped the investigations unit and the Major Crimes Task Force in serving two search warrants in Union City to help combat drug trafficking, gang violence and crimes of violence. The investigations are ongoing, according to the report.

Domestic battery

An officer responded to a report of a domestic dispute on San Andreas Drive. The suspect was walking away from the home when the officer arrived and was detained. Through the investigation, the officer learned that the couple was engaged in a heated argument that escalated when the victim tried to call police. According to the report, the suspect prevented her from calling for help and pushed her onto a bed. The suspect them attempted to smother the victim with blankets, but she managed to get away, the report said. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery.

Babies R Us employee embezzlement

A Babies R Us employee was arrested on suspicion of embezzling $2,500 from the store, according to the report. An officer responded to the store, located at Union Landing, to investigate possible employee embezzlement. Through the investigation, the officer determined the employee embezzled more than $2,500 over the course of a year, the report said.

Car theft at Krispy Kreme

A person had his vehicle stolen after leaving it idling unattended in the Krispy Kreme parking lot, according to the report. The suspect jumped into the vehicle while it was unattended and fled with the vehicle. The suspect was later apprehended by Hayward police and arrested on suspicion of auto theft and driving while under the influence of alcohol, the report said.

Best Buy burglary

Several thousand dollars' worth of electronics were stolen from Best Buy Tuesday night, according to the report. Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the store, located at Union Landing, and found a pried door. A perimeter was set up and the building was searched with assistance of a police K-9 but suspects were not located, the report said.


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