Youth sought for Hayward Youth Commission

HAYWARD — The city is looking for students interested in serving on the Hayward Youth Commission.

Students must be ages 13 to 20 at the time of appointment and live in the city or within the boundaries of the Hayward Unified School District.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. May 16. Interviews will take place May 23.

The commission advises the mayor and City Council, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and the school district about issues affecting young people. Members also work on projects such as organizing conferences.

Application forms may be found on the city’s website, www.hayward-ca.gov, under city government, boards-commissions-committees. They also can be requested from the city clerk’s office, 777 B St., fourth floor, telephone 510-583-4400.


Art exhibit in South Hayward

HAYWARD — Sorry this is last-minute, but there’s a free art exhibit at Westminster Hills Outreach Center on Friday, May 3. It runs until 9 p.m.

The exhibit, called PLAY, is composed of repurposed and refreshed children’s toys and games, designed to reminder viewers of their own playful days.

There will be a reception for the artists from 5 to 9 p.m. at the center, 27287 Patrick Ave.

The exhibit is free, but items from the Homeless Angels’ on-site art and gift store will be available for purchase. Prices range from $5 to $25. The Homeless Angels project works to eliminate obstacles to self-sufficiency.

For more information, go to www.southhaywardparish.org/hcan.


Hayward police blotter April 22-29 (plus one from April 21)


The HPD Vice-Intel Unit conducted a tobacco decoy operation that was funded by an Alameda County grant. The operation is designed to ensure retailers comply with state law regarding sales of tobacco products to minors. The operation occurred at 32 retail establishments in the City. A total of 9 citations were issued to cashiers for selling tobacco products to a minor.


A 23 yr old victim came into the Police Department to report that he was attacked while jogging at Mt. Eden Park. The victim stated 3 male subjects approached him and pushed him down to the ground. After knocking the victim to the ground the suspects began shouting derogatory remarks regarding his clothing and sexual orientation. The victim believes that he was targeted because of his sexual orientation.

A robbery was reported to have occurred on the 1400 block of Denton Ave. A father and son were in front of their residence when two black male adults in dark clothing put guns to their heads and demanded money. The victims gave the suspects their wallets and the suspects hit the victims in the back of their heads with the gun. An Officer attempted to stop a group of 3 males who were similar in description to the suspects. Two of the subjects fled and were not detained. One of the subjects, a juvenile, was detained but was not identified by the victims. The juvenile was released.

A victim reported her boyfriend threatened her with a shotgun and she was barricading herself in her bedroom on the 700 block of Simon Street. Responding Officers encountered the victim as she was fleeing out of the residence. The suspect boyfriend was contacted on the porch as he came out of the home and he failed to obey commands of the officers. An Officer utilized a control device to safely detain and arrest the suspect.


A Stabbing occurred on Broadway St. and E 16th. Two transients got into an argument over $5.00. A fight ensued and the suspect stabbed the victim once in the chest and slashed him on his arm. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was in stable condition. The suspect was identified and the investigation is ongoing.


A robbery with a knife occurred on the 23600 block of Odom Drive. A female victim was crossing the street in front of her house when 2 suspects drove up in a vehicle. One suspect held a knife to the victim’s throat & demanded her purse. The suspect ripped the victim’s purse off of her shoulder & they drove off. The suspects are described as follows. The suspect vehicle was described as a blue sedan.

A strong arm robbery occurred at the CVS store at 22501 Foothill Blvd. A suspect initiated a purchase and when the cashier opened the cash register, the suspect pushed the victim away from the register and grabbed cash from the open register. The suspect then fled from the store. The suspect is described as follows: Black male adult, 30-35 years old, bald, wearing a silky silver sweatshirt, black shorts and gray shoes.


A strong-arm robbery occurred at the intersection of B Street and 2nd Street. A juvenile male suspect rode his bicycle into the victim vehicle. When the victim got out of his car to check on the suspect, the suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone and ran off. Prior to the victim reporting the crime, Officer’s stopped the suspect for an unrelated offense and they located the cell phone on his person. During the detention the victim was contacted and police learned of the crime. The victim responded and identified the suspect, but declined prosecution. The suspect also related he needed medical attention due to being “hit” by the car. The suspect was released to his mother on a notice to appear.


Officers attempted to stop three suspected gang members in the park on Huntwood Avenue near Tennyson Road. One male suspect tried to run away into the park. Officers chased the suspect who physically resisted the detention. Officers were able to overcome the resistance and safely detain the suspect. The suspect was found to have 3 outstanding arrest warrants, one of which was a no bail felony parole violation warrant.

A resident in the 1700 block of Bobolink Court reported that his car had been stolen and his home had been burglarized. The investigating officer learned that the victim met a female in Mountain View and they agreed to return to his home in Hayward. While at the victim’s home, the female suspect made the victim a drink and he fell asleep about 30 minutes later. When he awoke, the female was gone and property had been stolen from his home, including his vehicle. The victim believed the female may have put an unknown drug in his drink. The investigating officer was aware of a similar incident that occurred in Vallejo. A suspect was known in the Vallejo case. The victim in Hayward identified the female from the Vallejo case as the same female who stole his property.