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Union City Police Department, CA
Thursday August 17th, 2017 :: 05:30 p.m. PDT


“Police Blotter” Highlights – Ending August 13, 2017

“Police Blotter” Highlights – Ending August 13, 2017

Highlights for July 24 – August 13:

On Wednesday, August 2nd, around 12 a.m., Ofc. Stange initiated a traffic stop and contacted two juveniles. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, a firearm was located. The 16- and 17-year-old males, both Union City residents, were arrested for possession of a firearm.

On Thursday, August 3rd, around 8:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Decoto Rd. on a report of a male brandishing a knife and threatening customers. Andis Kwan, a 46-year-old Union City resident, was contacted and arrested for brandishing of a weapon, criminal threats, and resisting arrest.

On Saturday, August 5th, around 11:45 p.m., Sgt. Holt contacted a subject in the area of Union Landing. A search of the subject’s vehicle resulted in the recovery of a stolen handgun, counterfeit money, and other stolen property. The firearm had been stolen from the Union Landing shopping center during an auto burglary in 2015. Tariq Ali, a 28-year-old Hayward resident, was arrested for possession of a concealed firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of stolen property.

On Wednesday, July 26th, around 9:30 p.m., Ofc. Willson initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at the Food Maxx store on Industrial Pkwy. The vehicle had been reported stolen earlier the same day from the Walmart parking lot in Union City. The driver, Jonathan Lee, a 30-year-old Union City resident was contacted and arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of suspected narcotics, drug paraphernalia, ammunition, and burglary tools.

On Friday, August 4th, around 8 p.m., Ofc. Blanchard was patrolling the area of Walmart, and contacted two subjects getting into a stolen U-Haul truck. Scott Daniels, a 28-year-old Hayward resident, and Shawn Evans, a 26-year-old Union City resident, were both arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession of suspected drugs.

On Monday, August 7th, around 2:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to Dry Creek Park on the report of a subject yelling. They discovered a male victim with multiple severe injuries. The victim said he was at the park to meet someone, when he was attacked by two males wearing masks. This incident is an ongoing investigation, so no further details will be released at this time.

On Wednesday, August 9th, around 2:10 p.m., Ofc. Leete was dispatched to the 500 block of Appian Way on the report of a burglary, where items were taken from a vehicle and two bicycles were stolen from the garage. The victim located one of the stolen bicycles for sale on the Internet, and notified UCPD. Detectives set up an operation to buy the stolen bicycle, and ultimately arrested the two suspects when they arrived with both bikes, which were returned to the victims. Jesus Moreno-Garcia, an 18-year-old Oakland resident, and a 16-year-old male, San Jose resident, were both arrested. A search of the juvenile’s room yielded additional stolen property.

On Monday, July 31st, around 10 p.m., Ofc. Olson was dispatched to the Union Landing shopping center on the report of a robbery. An employee at one of the businesses reported being robbed at gunpoint. The suspect fled the area on foot, and was not located by responding officers.

On Saturday, August 12th, around 4:45 p.m., Ofc. Perry was dispatched to the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway SW for the report of an armed robbery that had occurred several hours prior. The suspect entered the store wearing a surgical mask, requested a bottle of cognac, and then pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded he open the register. The suspect took all the cash from the cash drawer and fled on foot through the parking lot. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, about 20-30 years old, slim build, wearing a white or light blue surgical mask, black hooded sweatshirt with white embroidery, red undershirt, baggy blue jeans with distinctive “V” shaped rear pockets, and all-black Nike “Air Force 1” shoes.


From Monday, July 24th through Sunday, August 13, there were two reported residential burglaries and two attempts:
• 32000 block of Alvarado Niles Rd.: Occurred between Sunday, July 23rd at 11 p.m., and Monday, July 24th, at 3 a.m. An unknown subject entered the victim’s residence and stole cash, electronics and travel documents.
• 2500 block of Copa Del Oro Dr.: Occurred on Monday, July 31st, around 1:30 p.m. The resident confronted a female who had removed the screen to a front window and attempted to climb into the residence. The suspect fled the area, but was located by officers a short distance away, sitting inside a vehicle that did not belong to her. Leilani Deguzman, a 35-year-old Union City resident, was subsequently identified by the resident and arrested for residential burglary.
• 220 block of Dutra Vernaci Dr. (attempt only): Occurred on Sunday, July 30th, around 10:45 p.m. Two suspects attempted to gain entry by removing a window screen, but fled in an awaiting vehicle when interrupted by the homeowner.
• 34700 block of Klondike Dr. (attempt only): Occurred between Sunday, July 30th at 9:30 p.m., and Monday, July 31st at 8 a.m. An unknown suspect attempted to make entry through a window, but apparently fled when a neighbor activated his security lights.

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, July 24th through Sunday, August 13th, there were four reported commercial burglaries:
• 1200 block of Whipple Rd.: Occurred between Friday, July 21st at 5 p.m., and Monday, July 24th, at 7:30 a.m. A storage container containing tools was broken into.
• 30900 block of Courthouse Dr.: Occurred on Tuesday, July 25th around 10 p.m. The front door and cash drawers were pried, and cash was stolen. A suspect was located nearby with the cash and other stolen items in his pockets. Tuyen Nguyen, a 35-year-old Union City resident, was arrested for burglary.
• 34400 Zwissig Way: Occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd, around 12 p.m. A suspect cut the fence enclosing the business and stole a bicycle located on the property. A possible suspect has been identified in this case.
• 34800 block of Mission Blvd.: Occurred on Thursday, August 10th, around 5:15 a.m. The lock was cut off a maintenance shed, and the loss is unknown at this time.

From Monday, July 24th through Sunday, August 13th, there were 20 reported auto burglaries and one attempt. Eleven of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, four were in other commercial areas, and five were in residential areas.

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, July 24th through Sunday, August 13th, there were 17 reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, 11 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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