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Union City Police Department, CA
Friday June 23rd, 2017 :: 11:53 a.m. PDT


“Police Blotter” Highlights – Ending June 18, 2017

“Police Blotter” Highlights – Ending June 18, 2017

On Wednesday, June 14th, around 7:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of H St. and 11th St. for a robbery report. The victim said he stopped three males from breaking into his sister’s vehicle, and one of them brandished a knife at him before they fled on foot. All three suspects were located nearby and identified by the victims. Brian Melgoza, an 18-year-old Union City resident; Felipe Ceja, an 18-year-old Fremont resident; and a 17-year-old Fremont resident were arrested for robbery, burglary and criminal threats. The juvenile arrestee, who was identified as the suspect with the knife, also resisted arrest, damaged police property, and threatened and spit on police officers. He was also charged with brandishing a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and battery on an officer.

On Saturday, June 17th, around 2:50 p.m., Ofc. Bellotti was flagged down in the area of Meyers Dr. and Alvarado Niles Rd. by a victim and a witness to a just-occurred robbery in the 1700 block of Decoto Rd. They pointed out two male subjects running on Meyers Dr., with one of them pushing a grocery cart full of items. The two subjects were stopped and identified as two of the suspects in the robbery. Alejandro Flores, a 23-year-old Union City resident, and a 13-year-old Campbell resident, were both arrested for robbery and shoplifting. The third suspect, 32-year-old Rudy Michel of Union City, was also located in the area and arrested. He was identified as the subject who stole the shopping cart of items and also threatened the victim with a knife. In addition to robbery and shoplifting charges, he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

On Friday, June 16th, around 11:15 a.m., Ofc. Bellotti was dispatched to Citibank on Decoto Rd. on the report that a male subject was attempting to cash a stolen check. The victim confirmed his checkbook was stolen in a vehicle burglary earlier in the month. Charles Prince, a 47-year-old Fremont resident, was arrested for forgery and the possession of stolen property.

On Sunday, June 18th, around 11 p.m., Ofc. Jensen conducted a traffic stop in the area of Sherman Dr. and Colgate Dr. A vehicle search yielded methamphetamine, Hydrocodone pills, and items indicative of sales. Elizabeth Edelman, a 35-year-old Union City resident, was arrested for various drug-related offenses.


From Monday, June 12th through Sunday, June 18th, there were no reported residential burglaries.

Safety Tip: A reminder from ADT: Always lock your doors and windows when you leave home; most burglars enter in unlocked front, back or garage doors. More tips available at:

From Monday, June 12th through Sunday, June 18th, there were no reported commercial burglaries.

From Monday, June 12th through Sunday, June 18th, there were three reported auto burglaries. Two occurred in Union Landing, and one was in a residential area.

Safety Tip: As a reminder, never leave items of value inside your vehicle! Please see this alert with safety tips on how to prevent auto burglaries and thefts:

From Monday, June 12th through Sunday, June 18th, there were six reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, three of the vehicles have been recovered.

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 Please note that messages left after regular business hours or on a weekend will not be received until the next business day. If you are calling to report a crime that is currently occurring, call 911.  

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DISCLAIMER: All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The mugshots and/or arrest records are in no way an indication of guilt and they are not evidence that an actual crime has been committed.

Union City Police Department, CA
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587

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