Police Log: Drunk Care Taker Endangers Disabled Patients; Walmart Employee Arrested for Embezzlement

Recent crimes also include multiple DUI arrests and domestic battery cases.

The following is a collection of reports prepared by the . The document contains only items of note. The log contains incidents that occurred from March 8-12. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.

The weekly blotter report also comes with the following message from Cmdr. Ben Horner:

 “We have been concentrating on DUI enforcement for the last month and I am pleased to announce that our patrol officers have made 24 DUI arrests in the last month, seven arrests last weekend alone. DUI is a very serious crime with terrible consequences that can occur, often times with fatal results. It is a personal goal of Chief Foley’s and the entire UCPD to significantly improve our enforcement efforts in this area.”

Thursday, March 8

Drunk driver declines sobriety test, tells officer “I know I’m going to fail”

A patrol officer in the area of Ellen Way and Regents Boulevard saw a vehicle run a stop sign. The officer made an enforcement stop and contacted the driver, who had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person. The driver refused to submit to field sobriety test by saying, “I can't do it. I know I'm going to fail it.” The driver was arrested and transported to Santa Rita Jail.

Drunk driver drifts off road, decides to take a walk

Later in the night, officers responded to a report of a vehicle driving off the roadway at Decoto Road and Mission Boulevard. Arriving officers found the driver staggering nearby and smelling strongly of alcohol. The intoxicated driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Friday, March 9

Man arrested after battering, biting wife

Officers responded to the 34600 block of Skylark Drive to investigate a domestic disturbance. Arriving officers found that the female victim had been battered by her spouse, who fled the residence prior to police arrival. The couple were involved in a heated argument that escalated when the suspect battered and bit the victim. An officer conducting an area check for the suspect near the BART station located and arrested him on suspicion of domestic battery and violating a court order.

Victim robbed while walking on Medallion Drive

A person walking in the area of Medallion Drive near Derby Court was confronted by two black male suspects, who ordered him to empty his pockets. The suspects took the victim’s property and fled in a small gray compact vehicle.

Wanted parolee tries to run from cops, is unsuccessful

A patrol officer in the area of Valiant and Ascot ways made an enforcement stop on a vehicle for a code violation. When the car stopped, the driver suddenly exited the vehicle and sprinted away. The officer gave chase and eventually caught the suspect down the street. The suspect was a wanted parolee at-large. Additionally, the officer found 1.9 grams of methamphetamine in the suspect’s pants pocket. The suspect was taken into custody for the warrant, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest.

Saturday, March 10

Drunk driver crashes into parked car at Union Landing

On Saturday night, an officer patrolling Union Landing saw a driver hit a parked car in the Extended Stay America parking lot. The officer contacted the driver who was intoxicated and arrested him on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Sunday, March 11

Intoxicated care taker crashes into light pole, endangers disabled adult

Officers responded to the Starbuck’s located at 32340 Alvarado Blvd. to investigate a vehicle crashing into a light pole and a parked vehicle. The driver, who was drunk, had a developmentally disabled patient from a nearby care home in the vehicle. Officers learned that the drunk driver was the attendant assigned to the care home.

Additional officers responded to the care home to check on the safety of other patients. At the home, officers found three developmentally disabled adults who were unable to care for themselves.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and also faces four counts of placing a dependent elderly person in danger/elder abuse.

Monday, March 12

Check forger learns that the third time isn’t always a charm

Officers were sent to Food Maxx located at 30073 Industrial Parkway to investigate an in-progress forgery. Store cashiers were already on the lookout for a suspect who had passed two fraudulent American Express cashier checks the two previous days, so when the suspect attempted to pass a third fraudulent check they immediately called the police. The suspect appeared to notice it was taking a while to process his order, so he fled the area on foot, but was detained by responding officers. The suspect was identified by the cashier and arrested on suspicion of forgery.

Parolee high on drugs tries to run from cops after domestic disturbance

Later in the night, officers responded to a home on the 33000 block of 11th Street to investigate a woman screaming. A relative told the police dispatcher that the couple inside were hallucinating from ingesting drugs. One of the subjects was known to police to be on parole and to behave violently.

Arriving officers surrounded the home and ordered everyone out. A neighbor told an officer that the female subject left the house before police arrived and was at her home with a possible stab wound to her neck.

During that time, the suspect bolted from the residence and attempted to flee from officers on foot. Officers and a police K-9 gave chase and caught the suspect.

Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the female subject had a bloody mouth, but was not stabbed. The female subject denied any domestic abuse and was uncooperative. Meanwhile, the suspect was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and a parole hold.

Walmart employee arrested for embezzlement

Officers investigated an employee embezzlement case at . Through the course of the investigation, the officers learned that the employee had embezzled $3,000.00 and arrested him. A search of the suspect’s home also revealed he had drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine on his person, for which he was also charged.

Drunk suspect steals change from a car, is arrested for public intoxication

Later in the night, officers responded to the 34000 block of Tory Pines to investigate an in-progress vehicle burglary. Officers detained an intoxicated subject nearby matching the description. It was later determined that the subject had taken some loose change from within an unlocked vehicle. The victim declined prosecution. The suspect was eventually arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.


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