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Union City Police Blotter: Illegal Pills; Meth; Cops Are Hiring

The report includes crimes from March 12 to 17.

The Union City Police Department released the following report of recent police activity on Wednesday, March 19:

March 12 at 11:20 p.m., Officer Persinger recognized a wanted vehicle near T.G.I. Fridays at Union Landing. The vehicle was identified as being involved in an automobile burglary in the City of Fremont. Officer Persinger contacted Mohammed Shahim (22-year-old, Hayward resident) and Ahmad Samadi (30-year-old, Fremont resident) inside the suspect vehicle. Stolen property from several automobile burglaries was recovered during a vehicle search. During questioning Mr. Shahim and Mr. Samadi confessed to committing multiple burglaries in Fremont, Union City, and Hayward. This case is a great example of a good arrest and follow up investigation by all the involved Officers. 

March 15 at 3:43 a.m., Officers Blanchard and Fonseca contacted Cesar Guerrero (32-year-old, Newark resident) sitting in a stolen vehicle at Walmart. Officers located some illegal oxycodone pills during a search of the stolen vehicle. Mark Shenouda (25-year-old, San Jose resident) was also arrested as he exited the store and returned to the stolen vehicle. 

March 16 at 08:54 hours, Officer Figueiredo contacted some subjects sleeping inside of a vehicle at Walmart. Sean Robello (21 year old, Newark resident) decided to flee on foot shortly after Officer Figueiredo made contact at the vehicle. Mr. Robello began jumping residential fences and attempting to get into residential homes to get away from Officers. A resident on Cortina Way notified Officers when she found Mr. Robello hiding inside her garage. Mr. Robello jumped a few more fences prior to being caught by Officers on Meridian Circle. The good news is that Mr. Robello was polite and he apologized to Officers as they placed him under arrest. Mr. Robello also requested a glass of water shortly after the incident. Apparently all the running and jumping made Mr. Robello thirsty. 

March 16 at 4:07 p.m., Officers responded to Andersen’s bakery to investigate a strong-arm robbery. Suspect Shane Dosange (27-year-old, Union City resident) took an iPad from the victim and ran away from her. The victim chased after and caught up with the suspect. The victim was able to pull her iPad out of the suspect’s hands. Responding Officers located and arrested suspect Shane Dosange a short distance from the scene of the original incident. 

March 17 at 10:12 p.m., Officer Quintero attempted to stop a vehicle for a minor vehicle code violation. The driver, Elvin Ferrer (32-year-old, Hayward resident), decided to throw four bags of suspected methamphetamine out the window of the vehicle. Mr. Ferrer ultimately pulled over and stopped on Pulaski Drive. Over twenty grams of suspected methamphetamine was thrown out of the vehicle and recovered by Officers. Officers decided to give Mr. Ferrer a break and not issue him a littering citation. Mr. Ferrer was not so lucky on the felony drug charges, and he was taken to a local jail. 

Other Police News in Union City:

Union City Police Department is currently accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers,  Police Officer Recruit IIand Police Cadet.  To view the current job announcements and supplemental questionnaires click on the following link:

Anyone with information on local crime or any of the listed incidents should contact the Investigations Division at 510-675-5247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email tips@unioncity.org.


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