The following is a collection of reports prepared by the Union City Police Department. The document contains only items of note that occurred Aug. 2 to 7. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.
Thursday, Aug. 2
Thieves caught trying to steal bike near Food Maxx
At about 11:30 p.m., an officer patrolling the shopping center located at 30073 Industrial Parkway saw two people attempting to cut the lock off a secured bicycle. The officer contacted the subjects and found that they were both on searchable probation. One suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance after the officer located methamphetamine.
Woman tries to do a hit-and-run, dad brings her back to the crime scene
Later Thursday night, officers responded to the area of Whipple Road and Central Avenue to investigate a vehicle crashing into a light pole. Arriving officers found the damaged vehicle unoccupied. As the traffic officer was concluding his investigation, the driver of the vehicle was driven back to the scene by her father. The driver was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and public intoxication. She was also transported to a local hospital for medical treatment after complaining of pain.
Friday, Aug. 3
Four stabbed in T.G.I. Friday’s altercation
At about 1:25 a.m., officers responded to at the Union Landing shopping center to investigate a just-occurred stabbing. Police received information that an associated vehicle was leaving the scene on Dyer Street.
Responding officers found the vehicle on Dyer Street and made a high risk stop, while additional officers responded to the restaurant where they found two stabbing victims. Officers stabilized the scene at T.G.I. Friday’s and detained the occupants in the vehicle.
The officers at the traffic stop found that one of the occupants was a third stabbing victim that was being transported to a local hospital by his friends. All three victims were transported to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. A fourth victim was later found at a local hospital.
The initial report is that an altercation between two groups inside the establishment led to the stabbings. This case is still being investigated.
Sunday, Aug. 5
Elderly woman struck by vehicle at Dyer-Alvarado intersection
At about 6:22 p.m., officers responded to an auto vs. pedestrian accident in the area of Dyer Street and Alvarado Boulevard. An elderly female was struck by a motorist at slow speed and sustained what appeared to be minor injuries. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.
Monday, Aug. 6
Man slaps woman on butt at laundromat
At about 8 a.m., a female victim reported that a man had walked up behind her and slapped her buttocks. This unwanted assault occurred in front of Laundryland located at 34656 Alvarado-Niles Rd. The victim described the suspect as a black male, 20-25 years old, 5'11" tall, about 190 lbs., dark complexion, clean shaven, wearing and unknown colored hat, a red shirt with horizontal white stripes on it and black jeans. Arriving officers searched the area, but did not locate the suspect.
Dental office burglarized
At about 8 a.m., employees at Randhawa Dental, located at 4138 Dyer St., reported that someone had burglarized their office the previous evening. The suspect(s) broke a window in the backyard in order to gain entry. Employees are still determining what was stolen.
Woman arrested in possession of meth
Later this night at about 12:22 a.m., an officer on routine patrol in the area of , located at 30055 Industrial Parkway, saw two subjects walking in the alley behind the store. The officer contacted the subjects and found that one of them had 1.4 grams of methamphetamine on her person. The officer arrested her on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.
Tuesday, Aug. 7
Suspect threatens workers with two-by-four at construction site
At about 5:36 p.m., officers responded to the 32000 block of Almaden Blvd. to investigate a disturbance at a construction site. The first arriving officer learned that a subject walked into the construction site and began to manipulate one of the pieces of construction equipment.
One of the construction workers confronted the subject and the subject picked up a 2x4 board and threatened to hit the worker. The subject fled when he saw the officer arrive.
The officer quickly established a perimeter around the area with additional arriving officers and located the subject hiding in a neighboring yard. The subject was eventually arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance for sales. The subject had 5.6 grams of methamphetamine individually packaged for sales along with related drug paraphernalia.
Man threatens officers with metal pipe, resists arrest during domestic dispute
Later this night at about 10 p.m., an officer on routine patrol saw a couple involved in a heated argument in front of a residence on the 4100 block of Dyer Street and stopped to investigate. Additional officers responded to assist.
While the officers were separating the arguing couple, the adult son began to advance aggressively upon the officers while carrying a long metal pipe. The officers ordered the subject to drop the pipe but he initially refused. The subject eventually complied and dropped the pipe.
The officers detained the subject in handcuffs until they could sort out what was transpiring, but the subject resisted and had to be subdued by the officers. The son was arrested for several charges and transported to jail.
The arguing parents were referred to counseling.