The following is a collection of reports prepared by the Union City Police Department. The document contains only items of note that occurred Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.
This week’s report also comes with the following safety tip:
Thieves walk row by row through parking lots and look into cars until they spot something valuable. If you observe suspicious behavior such as a subject peering into a car or checking car doors please call the dispatch center and we will send officers to investigate. Do not approach the subjects yourselves because you never know if criminals are armed or under the influence of drugs/alcohol which can lessen their ability to make good decisions.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Cars burglarized at Union Landing
On Thursday night, between 8 and 10:11 p.m., two vehicles were burglarized in the Texas Roadhouse parking lot in the Union Landing Shopping Center. The suspect(s) smashed windows to gain entry and electronic items in plain view were stolen.
Friday, Sept. 28
Marsten Avenue home burglarized
At about 12:05 p.m., the residents of a home on the 4000 block of Marsten Avenue arrived home and interrupted three subjects burglarizing their residence. The victim chased three Hispanic males, between the ages of 17-20 years old, out of the residence into an awaiting green sedan. The vehicle fled toward Union City Boulevard. The investigation is on-going at this time.
Man arrested for robbery warrant, drug possession during welfare check
Also on Friday, officers responded to a residence on the 4800 block of Gina Way to perform a welfare check. The mother of the resident informed authorities that she feared her daughter was in distress.
The first arriving officer found dried blood on the front doorstep of the residence. The officer also found the front door ajar and called out for anyone inside, but no one answered. While waiting for additional officers, someone inside closed the door and locked it. The subject refused to answer the door or acknowledge the officer’s presence. After a short while, the subject opened the door.
Officers conducted a protective sweep of the residence and found a woman with a severely cut hand bleeding. The female subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Additionally, a male subject was located hiding in a bedroom closet. The male was found to have an active arrest warrant out of Arkansas for robbery. He also had 18 ecstasy pills in his possession. He was arrested and transported to jail.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Four arrested after robbing man in Paddy’s parking lot
At about 10:25 p.m., an officer on routine patrol was driving passed Paddy’s Coffee House on the corner of Watkins Street and Smith Street when he was flagged down by a victim of an armed robbery. The officer located the suspect vehicle fleeing the area and made a high risk stop. Four suspects (one adult and three juveniles) were arrested. The victim’s property was recovered, along with a bb gun that looked like a real gun.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Attempted burglary on 5th Street
At about 10 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 33000 block of 5th Street to investigate a just occurred burglary. The resident, a developmentally disabled person, was home when two suspects knocked on the front door. The resident did not recognize the subjects, so he decided not to answer. The suspects then kicked open the front door, but fled immediately once they saw that the resident was home. An area search for the subjects by officers met with negative results.
Attempted gold necklace robbery suspect arrested
At about 12:17 p.m., officers responded to the Rite Aid store located at 1650 Decoto Road to investigate an attempted robbery. The victim told officers that she was sitting on the planter box in front of the store when a man attempted to tear a gold necklace from around her neck. The victim fought back and screamed, causing the suspect to run away toward the BART station. An officer checking the area stopped a subject matching the description near the BART station. The subject was positively identified as the responsible person and arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery.
Elderly woman accidentally backs into home
Later this day, officers responded to a vehicle accident into a house on the 3900 block of Smith Street. An elderly woman accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brake causing the vehicle to lurch forward into a house causing minor damage. There were no injuries.
More cars burglarized at Union Landing
Between 1:40 and 2:45 pm, unknown suspect(s) smashed a parked vehicle’s window in the Lowe’s Hardware store parking lot in the Union Landing Shopping Center and burglarized the vehicle. Loss was electronics in plain view.
Later this night between 7:00 and 7:50 pm, unknown suspect(s) smashed a parked vehicles window in the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in the Union Landing Shopping Center parking lot and burglarized the vehicle. Again, loss was electronics in plain view.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Man arrested on suspicion of domestic battery
At about 11:18 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 2500 block of Gramarcy Avenue to investigate a domestic disturbance. Arriving officers met with the couple involved and learned that the husband had punched his wife in the face during an argument. The husband was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and violation of a court order.