The following is a summary of significant crime and incidents reported in Union City between Sept. 20 and 22 as released by the Union City Police Department. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.
Friday, Sept. 20
- Not so fast. A woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after police responded to a roll-over collision on Whipple Road between 5th and 6th streets at 3 a.m. Arriving officers found the vehicle abandoned but were able to locate the driver a short distance from the scene and arrest her.
- Police breakup illegal car meet. A car show was held Friday night in the El Mercado Shopping Center with an estimated 500 cars and 1,000 people in attendance. The problem? It wasn’t permitted. Property owners requested police assistance to breakup the event. The coordinator confirmed that he had not received any permits for the event and assisted officers in peaceably.
Saturday, Sept. 21
- You’ll shoot your eye out, kid. A woman was arrested in the area of Lafayette Drive after being stopped for having a realistic-looking pellet gun in her waistband. An additional search yielded a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Sunday, Sept. 22
- Elderly driver crashes into home. An 87-year-old man suffered minor injuries after crashing into the front of his own home on Queensboro Way at 5:05 p.m. No others were injured during the incident.
- Attempted commercial burglary. A suspect attempted to break into Young’s Market Company on Whipple Road at around 10:06 p.m. The suspect tried to cut off a lock and fled the area after being contacted by a security officer. The suspect was described as a light-skinned male, about 6 feet tall with a thin build. He fled in a silver or grey late 1980s or early 1990s Pontiac Fiero with a loud, modified exhaust. The suspect is believed to be connected to additional burglaries in Newark.
Police warn of increase in vehicle theft reports at Union Landing. Union City police said there has been an increase in the number of reported stolen vehicles and car burglaries at Union Landing. A majority of the reported incidents have occurred in or around the area of Walmart. Police remind residents to remove any valuables from your vehicles whenever you leave it unattended.
Anyone with information on any of the listed cases should contact the Investigations Division at 510-675-5247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email Tips@union-city.org.