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UCPD Police Blotter – Week Ending Dec. 31, 2017


“Police Blotter” Highlights – Ending Dec. 31, 2017
 
SHOTS FIRED
On Monday, Dec. 25th, between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., an unknown suspect shot 14 rounds in the air while driving on Sinsbury Way. Officers did not locate any victims or damage.

VEHICLE THEFT ARRESTS
On Monday, Dec. 25th, around 3 p.m., Ofc. Jimenez was conducting an area check in the area of Dalton Way and Syracuse Ave., when he located a vehicle reported stolen out of Merced County. Scott Rabello, a 46-year-old Union City resident, was arrested for vehicle theft.
 
On Saturday, Dec. 30th, around 9:30 p.m., Ofc. Blanchard was near the Hayward/Union City border when he located a vehicle reported stolen out of Hayward. The driver was also in possession of three shaved keys, methamphetamine, and credit cards that did not belong to him. Elbert Armstrong, a 59-year-old Hayward resident, was arrested for vehicle theft, the possession of burglary tools, the possession of a controlled substance, and the misappropriation of lost property.
 
GRAND THEFT
On Wednesday, Dec. 27th, around 8:30 p.m., a suspect stole a generator from the 5000 block of Anaheim Loop.
 
BURGLARY TOOLS
On Thursday, Dec. 28th, Ofc. Noyd conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of I-880 and Alvarado Niles Rd. A probation search of the vehicle yielded four shaved keys. A 39-year-old Berkeley resident was cited for the possession of burglary tools and released.

WEAPONS ARREST
On Sunday, Dec. 31st, around 11:45 p.m., Ofc. Ziya and Sgt. Stewart conducted a traffic stop in the 33500 block of Mission Blvd. The driver was in possession of a concealed, loaded handgun, ammunition, and cocaine. Jesus Arriaga, a 20-year-old Union City resident, was arrested for various weapons and drug offenses.
 
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
 
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES
From Monday, Dec. 25th through Sunday, Dec. 31st, there was one reported residential burglary:

  • 32400 block of Seaside Dr.: Occurred on Monday, Dec. 25th, between 12:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The rear sliding glass door was smashed, and the loss included jewelry.
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: https://www.protectyourhome.com/home-security-tips
 
COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES
From Monday, Dec. 25th through Sunday, Dec. 31st, there were two reported commercial burglaries:
  • 700 block of Decoto Rd.: Occurred between Saturday, Dec. 23rd at 6 a.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 26th at 7 a.m. A hole was cut into a chain link gate, and the loss included tools and equipment.
  • 31000 block of Union City Blvd.: Occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 26th, around 4:30 a.m. The front glass door was smashed with a rock, and the loss included a credit card machine.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, Dec. 25th through Sunday, Dec. 31st, there were 11 reported auto burglaries. Six of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and three occurred in residential areas. Several burglaries involved purses, backpacks and luggage that were left in plain view on the seats or floorboards.
 
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: http://nixle.com/alert/5548374/
 
From Monday, Dec. 25th through Sunday, Dec. 31st, there were five reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, all of the vehicles have been recovered.
 
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THESE ARSONISTS?
On Saturday, Dec. 23rd, around 4:40 p.m., Ofc. Moya was dispatched to the 31300 block of Alvarado Niles Rd. on the report of an arson. It was determined a fire had been started in the men’s restroom by the two pictured suspects. They were described as two white or Hispanic males (possibly brothers) between the ages of 18-23. One suspect was 5’10” to 6’0” and about 180-200 lbs. The second suspect was 5’8” to 5’11” and about 160-180 lbs.
 
INFORMATION ABOUT MARIJUANA / CANNABIS LAWS THAT TOOK EFFECT ON JAN. 1, 2018
California voter-approved Proposition 64 and SB 94 changed numerous cannabis laws that took effect on Jan. 1, 2018. There has been a lot talk about the laws going into effect on mainstream media and social media. The hype can be confusing AND misleading. Often when people hear the word “recreational use,” there is an assumption that people will now be free to smoke or ingest cannabis anywhere they’d like. There are actually many restrictions within the cannabis laws. It gets confusing to understand, even for law enforcement. Please click on the following link to see a very simplified version of what is legal and what is not legal when it comes to cannabis use, possession, sales, and cultivation: https://www.unioncity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=23
 
 
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. 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.
 
LET US KNOW HOW WE ARE DOING
We strive to provide excellent service to the community and are interested in hearing from members of the public about the quality of our service. Please share your experience and let us know how we’re doing. Visit https://www.unioncity.org/357/Public-Safety-Community-Feedback to complete a Police Customer Satisfaction Survey.



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.
 

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