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Union City Police Department, CA
Thursday September 21st, 2017 :: 12:47 p.m. PDT
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“Police Blotter” Highlights – Ending Sept. 17, 2017

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

WEAPONS ARRESTS
On Monday, Sept. 11th, around 12:30 a.m., Ofc. Blanchard was in the 30100 block of Industrial Parkway SW when he conducted a traffic stop on a subject riding his bicycle. He was in possession of an illegal switchblade knife. Carlos Buenrostro, a 34-year-old Hayward resident, was arrested for possession of a switchblade.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13th, around 4:30 p.m., Ofc. Jensen conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Whipple Rd. and I-880. A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded, concealed firearm. Joseph Craig, a 32-year-old Hayward resident, was arrested for multiple firearms offenses.

VEHICLE THEFT ARRESTS
On Wednesday, Sept. 13th, around 12:10 a.m., Ofc. Blanchard was in the 30100 block of Industrial Parkway SW when he located a vehicle reported stolen out of Hayward. Essa Mojaddidi, a 47-year-old Hayward resident, and Manuel Gomez, a 24-year-old Hayward resident, were both arrested for vehicle theft.

PROACTIVE ENFORCEMENT
On Wednesday, Sept. 13th, around 11:20 a.m., Ofc. Jensen conducted a traffic stop near the 2500 block of Parkside Dr. A vehicle search yielded methamphetamine and items indicative of sales. Michael Knight, a 47-year-old Pleasanton resident, was arrested for various drug-related offenses.

ROBBERIES
On Wednesday, Sept. 13th, around 11:15 p.m., Ofc. Olson was dispatched to the 2400 block of Andover Dr. on the report of a robbery. The victim said he was at the Town Estates Park with a friend, when a male subject ran up to him, began punching him, then ripped the gold chains from his neck and demanded his cell phone. The suspect was known to the victim, and this case has been forwarded to the DA’s office for review.

On Sunday, Sept. 17th, around 10 p.m., Ofc. Cota was dispatched to the 33800 block of Washington Ave. on the report of an armed robbery. The victim and his family had just returned home, when two suspects entered their open garage, brandished handguns and demanded money. They then fled on foot. The first suspect was described as a black male, 18-20 years old, about 6’0” with a muscular build, and with a mustache and goatee. The second suspect was described as a black male, 18-20 years old, 5’7” to 5’9” and about 175 lbs.

BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES
From Monday, Sept. 11th through Sunday, Sept. 17th, 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: https://www.protectyourhome.com/home-security-tips

COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES
From Monday, Sept. 11th through Sunday, Sept. 17th, there were two reported commercial burglaries:
• 34500 block of 11th St.: Occurred between Friday, Sept. 8th at 1:45 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 11th at 6 a.m. The lock was cut off a shipping container, and the loss included copper pipes.
• 29300 block of Union City Blvd.: Occurred between Sunday, Sept. 10th at 11:30 a.m., and Monday, Sept. 11th at 8:15 a.m. The front door was pried open, and the loss included tools and spools of wire.

AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, Sept. 11th through Sunday, Sept. 17th, there were six reported auto burglaries. Two of the burglaries occurred at the Union Landing shopping center, and four 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: http://nixle.com/alert/5548374/

From Monday, Sept. 11th through Sunday, Sept. 17th, there were three reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, one of the vehicles has 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 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.

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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.
 

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Union City, CA 94587

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