The following is a collection of reports prepared by the Union City Police Department. The document contains only items of note that occurred July 12 to 18. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.
Thursday, July 12
Man cuts his mom with a meat skewer
At about 4:38 p.m. officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the Green Haven Apartments in which several witnesses reported seeing a subject walking around with two machetes and yelling loud profanities.
Arriving officers met with the mother of the subject and found that she had been cut by her son with a meat skewer. She stated that her son came home intoxicated and began to argue with her, which escalated when he attacked her. As the officers were talking with the victim, the subject returned to the scene. Officers arrested the subject on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The victim refused medical attention.
Hit and run suspect crashes into bus stop
Also on Thursday, officers responded to the area of Alvarado Boulevard and Dyer Street to investigate a hit and run in which a vehicle crashed into the nearby bus stop. The registered owner reported a short time later that he had been the victim of a carjacking. The circumstances of this reported crime appear suspicious and are still under investigation.
Friday, July 13
Drunk driver gets stuck on railroad tracks, shuts down traffic
At about 12:45 a.m., officers responded to a vehicle accident where a car left the roadway and was stuck on the railroad crossing at Railroad Avenue and E Street. The driver was found uninjured but was determined intoxicated. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. The tracks were shut down for over an hour while Central Tow removed the vehicle from the railroad tracks.
UC Food and Liquor burglarized
At 2:13 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at UC Food and Liquor, located at 31090 Union City Blvd. Arriving officers found that unknown suspect(s) used a large rock to smash the front glass door. The suspect(s) made off with an undetermined amount of property.
At about 6:08 a.m. officers responded to 24 Union Square to investigate numerous car burglaries that occurred in the Avalon Union City parking garage. Through the course of the investigation, the officer was able to track down and arrest three juveniles responsible for these incidents.
Fire at condo complex
At about 1:54 p.m., officers responded to a house fire at the Copa Del Oro condominium complex located on the 2500 block of Alvarado Niles Road to assist the Alameda County Fire Department with evacuations and traffic control. The fire department quickly contained the fire and residents were allowed to return to their homes.
Drunken robber throws bottle at Bob’s Discount Liquors clerk
Later this night at about 10:18 p.m., officers responded to a just occurred battery at Bob’s Discount Liquors, located at 32154 Alvarado Blvd. The clerk said an intoxicated suspect threatened to shoot him then threw a bottle of liquor at him. The clerk provided a description of a vehicle the suspect fled in. The first arriving officer spotted the vehicle and made an enforcement stop. Inside the van was the suspect and four additional subjects. All of the occupants were detained until this case could be sorted out. In the end, the store clerk identified the one suspect as robbing him and assaulting him with the bottle of liquor. The suspect was arrested and transported to Santa Rita Jail.
Saturday, July 14
Two arrested in connection to San Francisco homicide
At about 4:20 p.m. an officer spotted subjects getting into a vehicle in the area of the 4200 block of Marsten Avenue. This vehicle was connected to a homicide in the City of San Francisco that occurred on Friday. Additional subjects also got into an additional vehicle and they all drove away.
The officer requested additional police assistance and made a high risk stop of both vehicles. A subject in the front vehicle fled on foot while the officers were ordering everyone out of the vehicles. Officers established a perimeter around the neighborhood; and with the assistance of other police agencies captured the subject when a police K-9 located the subject hiding in a yard.
San Francisco PD officers responded and took over the investigation, which resulted in two subjects being arrested for homicide.
Four cars burglarized at Union Landing
Later this night, officers investigated four auto burglaries in the Union Landing shopping center near the Century 25 Theaters.
Sunday, July 15
Man assaulted with rock by former neighbor
At about 2:31 p.m. officers responded to a residence on the 4400 block of Pinewood Court to investigate an assault. Arriving officers met with the victim who stated that he had been involved in a verbal conflict with a former neighbor in the area of Dyer Street and Alvarado-Niles Road. During the argument, the suspect struck him with a rock, causing him to lose consciousness.
The victim’s friend came to his assistance and the suspect fled in his vehicle. The victim’s friend drove him home and called the police to report this incident. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect later responded to the police department and gave a different account of events. This case was sent to the District Attorney’s office for review.
Monday, July 16
Juveniles batter woman for jewelry
At about 2:44 p.m., two black juveniles riding bicycles within the Skylark apartment complex, located at 34655 Skylark Dr., robbed a female wearing jewelry. The suspects got off their bicycles and battered the victim in order to rob her. One of the suspects left his bicycle behind when he fled the scene on foot.
Hit-and-run over road rage leaves one injured
Later at about 7:05 p.m. a dark green Chevy Silverado rammed another vehicle over a case of apparent road rage. This caused the victim vehicle to collide into the center median and uproot several newly planted small palm trees in the area of Mission Boulevard and Whipple Road. The suspect fled the scene, but not before the victim obtained a license plate. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries. This case is being followed up on by the investigations unit.
Sixth Street home burglarized
Also on Monday, a resident living on the 33000 block of 6th Street came home after 11 p.m. to find that someone had entered their residence via an unlocked bathroom window and burglarized their residence.
Wednesday, July 18
Drunk driver hits two parked cars, tries to flee
An officer on routine patrol in the area of Alvarado-Niles Road and Nidus Court heard a loud crash. The officer was waved down by the victim of a hit and run accident. The victim pointed out the suspect vehicle leaving the area. The officer made an enforcement stop of the vehicle on Decoto Road near Perry Road.
Through the course of the officer’s investigation, he learned that the suspect driver had collided into two parked vehicles, fled the area and was intoxicated while driving a vehicle without a California driver’s license. The driver was arrested and transported to jail after being medically cleared at a local hospital.