The following is a collection of reports prepared by the Union City Police Department. The document contains only items of note. The log contains incidents that occurred from May 24-28. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.
Thursday, May 24
Purse snatching on Dyer Street
Officers responded to the area of Dyer Street near Cabello Street to investigate a strong-arm robbery. The suspect grabbed a purse off the victims shoulder and fled the area. The victim was shaken up but not injured.
Burglars make off with computer
Also on Thursday, an officer responded to a home on the 4800 block of Rocklin Drive to investigate an interrupted home burglary. The victim told the investigating officer that he heard a strange noise inside his home. When he exited his bedroom to investigate, he saw two male adults running out of his house. The victim told police that his personal computer was stolen during the break-in.
Woman robbed of purse at gunpoint
Later this night, officers responded to the area of Bridgepoint Place to investigate an armed robbery. Two suspects confronted the victim at gunpoint and demanded her purse. The victim complied and the suspects fled the area. The suspects were described as black male adults between the ages of 19 and 23 years old. One of the suspects was additionally described as having blond tips on his short, three-inch dreadlocks.
Friday, May 25
Don’t drink in public, especially when carrying a weapon…
On Friday night, an officer on routine patrol in the area of Dyer Street and Alvarado Boulevard saw two subjects drinking in public. The officer stopped to investigate and found that one of the subjects had a concealed switchblade knife in his possession. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of possessing a dangerous weapon.
Saturday, May 26
Burglars cut hole in sheetrock to enter and steal cash from business
An officer investigated a report of a commercial burglary at 29540 Union City Blvd. in which the suspects broke into the adjacent unoccupied business that was not alarmed. The suspects then cut a hole in the sheetrock separating the two businesses to make entry to the victim’s business and stole an unknown amount of cash.
Man arrested after brandishing a machete in parking lot
Also on Saturday, officers responded to the strip mall located on the corner of Alvarado Boulevard and Dyer Street to investigate a person brandishing a machete. Arriving officers contacted the subject in the parking lot near the coffee store. The subject was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and arrested.
Woman sexually assaulted at house party
Later this night, a woman reported being sexually assaulted while attending a house party in the Seven Hills neighborhood. The investigations unit responded, conducted a search of the residence, and arrested a suspect. This case is ongoing.
Armed robbery at Burger King
Also Saturday night, a suspect robbed the restaurant located on Decoto Road. The suspect entered the store and pointed a handgun at the clerk while demanding money from the cash register. The suspect then fled the scene.
Sunday, May 27
Man assaults his child’s grandfather with frying pan at Walmart
Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on the 32000 block of Endeavor Way. Arriving officers found that the suspect had arrived at his ex-girlfriends residence to visit his young child in violation of a court order. This caused an argument between the suspect and the ex-girlfriend’s parents that escalated when the suspect began to assault family members. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.
Later this same night, the victims were confronted once again by the suspect while shopping at in the Union Landing Shopping Center.
The suspect grabbed the baby from the shopping cart and began to assault the grandfather. The family pleaded with the suspect to let the baby go, but to no avail. This lead to the suspect and grandfather fighting in the aisles. At some point, the baby’s mother was able to secure the child.
During the course of the melee, the suspect struck the grandfather with a frying pan among other items prior to fleeing the scene. Officers were able to talk the suspect into turning himself in at the police station the following morning.
The suspect was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment and violation of a court order.
Man beaten up by girlfriend’s ex
Additionally, officers responded to the 900 block of G Street to investigate another domestic disturbance. Arriving officers found a male victim bleeding from his nose. The victim advised officers that he and his new girlfriend were attending a house party when his girlfriend’s ex- boyfriend suddenly showed up and began to batter him. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.
Monday, May 28
One injured, three arrested in Memorial Day shooting
Officers responded to the 4400 block of Corto Monterey for a report of an in-progress shooting. Officers located a 21-year-old male victim inside of a residence who was suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Three suspects were arrested following the incident.