Hayward police blotter April 30-May 5

Officers responded to a family disturbance on the 900 block of Snowberry Court. Officers were talking to the mother inside of the home when she disclosed her son said he would commit suicide if the police responded. The distraught man was inside of his closed bedroom when officers heard the sound of a shotgun being loaded. Officers were able to negotiate with the man and he surrendered. A loaded shotgun was recovered and seized for safe keeping. The man was detained for a psychological evaluation.

A robbery occurred at the Jack in the Box restaurant at Fairway Shops on Mission Boulevard. Two suspects wearing ski masks and black hooded sweatshirts entered the Jack in the Box and ordered all employees into the kitchen. The suspects were armed with a small semi automatic handgun. The suspects took cash from the registers and fled. Nobody was injured.

Officers responded to the 27100 block of Tampa Avenue regarding a suicidal 18 year old male. The mother of the subject reported he was upset, not taking his medications, and suicidal. She reported he was armed with a large kitchen knife and locked into a patio area. When officers arrived they found the subject on the patio holding himself hostage, alternately threatening to kill himself if the officers approached and asking the officers to shoot him. On duty crisis negotiators responded to assist. After about 50 minutes the negotiators were able to talk the subject into dropping the knife and surrendering. The man was detained for a psychological evaluation.

A suspect crashed an unreported stolen vehicle into a field at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Gibbons Street. Responding officers found the suspect driver was still in the vehicle. The suspect refused to comply with orders to get out of the vehicle, forcing officers to physically remove the suspect from the vehicle. The driver exhibited symptoms of alcohol intoxication and refused to submit to a breath or blood test. A warrant was obtained to require the suspect to provide a blood sample for testing.

A resident on the 22600 block of 7th Street heard about 5 gunshots around 22:30 hours the previous evening. In the morning she discovered her van was shot 5 times. The van was parked in front of the victim’s house. Nobody was injured.

Residents of Dean Street reported a suspicious van at the dead end of Dean Street. Responding Officers discovered it was a stolen vehicle with a different stolen license plate attached. The van was occupied by a female suspect and the van is believed to have been used to commit thefts and burglaries. The suspect was arrested.
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Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of W. Tennyson Road and Capri Avenue. Callers reported that occupants of two vehicles shot at each other. Officers responded and located expended shell casings in the roadway. Bullet damage was located on a parked unoccupied vehicle and on a nearby building. No victims were located.

A caller reported hearing six gunshots in the area of the 26200 block of Gading Road. Moments later an adult male subject approached the caller and stated he “just got jumped.” The subject appeared to have injuries consistent with being attacked, but no gunshot type wounds. The subject walked away before police officers arrived and was not located after an extensive area check. Officers located expended bullet casings in the intersection of Gading Road and Dumont Avenue. No shooting victim was ever located.


  • Teresa Conti

    The use of guns and violence seems to have picked up with the good weather.

  • Michael Moore

    Teresa, not sure if you read the news reports about the analysis of gun violence between now and the last decades. Gun violence is now 75% less than it was 20 years ago. Not that gun violence is good, but the prevalence is way down. What is way up is the focus of the media on guns. Now if we could only focus that same attention on educating our children we would have quite the coup.