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Police Log: Couple Robbed at Gunpoint; Felon Arrested for Selling Stun Guns

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 Jan. 2 and Jan. 9 as released by the Union City Police Department. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2

Attempted home burglary on Pickerel Drive

Officers responded to a residential burglary alarm at about 11:20 a.m. on Pickerel Drive. The suspect had attempted to pry open a rear window but secondary window locks and a home security alarm prevented the suspect from entering.

Three arrested on weapons charges after traffic stop

Officers were conducting a traffic stop in the area of Galaxy and Gemini drives at around 11:20 p.m. and learned that two of the three occupants of the vehicle had warrants for their arrest. A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun. The gun was loaded with hollow-point rounds and bullet in the chamber. All three were arrested.

THURSDAY, JAN. 3

Felon nabbed for selling stun guns

A man who was walking from business to business on Alvarado Boulevard in an attempt to sell stun guns turned out to be a convicted felon and registered sex offender. As such, the man is not allowed to possess weapons such as stun guns. Officers responded to the area around 5:40 p.m. and confronted the suspect near 32310 Alvarado Blvd. After learning of his history, the officer arrested the man on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a weapon and transported him to jail.

Attempted home burglary on Grackle Court

A woman returning to her home at around 7 p.m. found an intruder inside. The suspect fled when he encountered the homeowner. He made entrance through a rear window. He was described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 5-foot-8 inches and about 160 pounds.

FRIDAY, JAN. 4

Driver arrested on suspicion of marijuana sales after traffic stop

Officers conducting a traffic stop at 11:11 a.m. on Alvarado-Niles Road near the Crowne Plaza Hotel discovered multiple jars containing marijuana and a large amount of cash. The driver was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8

Armed man spotted near Mercury Way

A resident reported a man armed with a handgun in the area of Mercury Way around 7:10 p.m. The caller said the man was standing on the sidewalk and holding the gun with both hands. Officers responded to the area but could not locate the suspect. He was described as being about 20 years old, wearing a red baseball cap and a black jacket. His race was unknown.

Couple robbed at gunpoint on San Andreas Way

A couple was robbed at gunpoint while walking along San Andreas Way around 8:10 p.m. As they walked into the area, a suspect pointed a handgun at the male victim and demanded his wallet and cell phone. The suspect took the property then fled on foot. He was described as a Hispanic male, around 5-foot-6 with a thin build and wearing a black jacket and pants.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

Suspect assaults family members with frying pan, metal pole

A suspect was arrested after attacking two of his family members with a metal cooking pan and a metal pole during an argument. One of the victims called authorities a little after midnight to report the assault. Police arrested the suspect and the two victims were taken to the hospital for treatment.

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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