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Union City Police Department, CA
Thursday December 21st, 2017 :: 12:05 p.m. PST


UCPD Police Blotter – Week Ending Dec. 17, 2017

“Police Blotter” Highlights – Ending Dec. 17, 2017

On Monday, Dec. 11th, around 4:40 p.m., officers and detectives went to Hayward to locate a Union City missing person. He was located, along with a vehicle reported stolen out of Fremont, drug paraphernalia, a flare gun, and a large amount of stolen property. Ryan Mostek, a 26-year-old Union City resident, was arrested for vehicle theft, identity theft, the possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm, conspiracy, and the possession of drug paraphernalia. Kristopher Fernandez, a 23-year-old Union City resident, was arrested for identity theft, the possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm, conspiracy, and the possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Wednesday, Dec. 13th, between 10:40 a.m. and 11 a.m., electronics were stolen from an unlocked truck in the 30000 block of Ahern St.
On Thursday, Dec. 14th, around 4:40 p.m., a juvenile suspect asked to borrow a victim’s phone, then fled on foot in the 1600 block of Decoto Rd. The suspect was described as a black male, 16-17, with a short stature and thin build.
On Wednesday, Dec. 13th, around 2:30 p.m., Ofc. Llamas was dispatched to James Logan High School on the report of a robbery that had occurred a couple hours prior. One student stole another student’s phone, while another student slapped the victim. Both suspects, a 16-year-old male and 16-year-old female, were identified and suspended. The cell phone was recovered.
On Friday, Dec. 15th, around 10:30 a.m., Ofc. Moya was dispatched to Casa Verde Park (3182 San Rafael Way) for a just-occurred robbery. The victim said two suspects approached him as he was walking through the park. One of them pointed a BB gun at him and demanded his wallet. The victim realized the gun was not real, and refused. The suspect shot two rounds at his forearm, and his wallet was stolen by force. Both suspects were described as Hispanic juveniles, about 5’7” with thin builds.

On Sunday, Dec. 17th, around 8:45 a.m., Ofc. Moreno contacted two subjects on Whipple Rd. near the Hayward/Union City border. One of them lied about her name and was in possession of burglary tools and a credit card that did not belong to her. Crystallyn Lusch, a 31-year-old Hayward resident, was arrested for resisting arrest, the possession of burglary tools, the appropriation of lost property, and providing false ID to a police officer.
From Monday, Dec. 11th through Sunday, Dec. 17th, there were two reported residential burglaries:

  • 32800 block of Regents Blvd.: Occurred on Monday, Dec. 11th, between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. A window was pried open, and the loss included jewelry.
  • 2200 block of Partridge Way: Occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 12th, between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The lock was cut off a storage unit, and the loss included bicycles and a scooter. They were located nearby and returned to the victims.
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, Dec. 11th through Sunday, Dec. 17th, there was one reported commercial burglary and one attempt:
  • 1700 block of Decoto Rd.: Occurred on Monday, Dec. 11th, around 2:15 a.m. Two suspects pried the front door and cut the lock to a security door. The loss included cash and cigarettes.
  • 31800 block of Alvarado Blvd. (attempt only): The front door was tampered with, but there was no entry.
From Monday, Dec. 11th through Sunday, Dec. 17th, there were seven reported auto burglaries. Five of the burglaries occurred at apartment complexes, and two occurred at the Union Landing shopping center.
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, Dec. 11th through Sunday, Dec. 17th, there were five reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, two 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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