4 arrested at weekend sideshow in Union City, police seeking to deter upcoming event

Officers arrested four people, seized nine vehicles and issued roughly 100 citations after finding more than a thousand people at a sideshow in Union City early Saturday morning, police said today.

The event began in Oakland, according to Union City police, but patrol officers located it in the Food Maxx parking lot at 30073 Industrial Parkway sometime after midnight.

Police say they've received information about another unpermitted gathering of "street racer style" cars scheduled for Friday night in that same parking lot, and they're working with the property owner to prevent it from taking place.

Additional security personnel will be on the scene, and they plan to close off portions of the parking lot. Specially trained officers will also be present to inspect vehicles "suspected of having illegal 
modifications," according to police.

Patrol officers will also be monitoring other areas of the city for sideshow activity.