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Hayward police blotter Aug. 5-11, 2013

08/07/2013 8:40PM
A robbery occurred at 426 W. Harder Road (Grocery Outlet). Two suspects armed with handguns entered the business. The suspects brandished the handguns at the clerks and stole money from the cash registers; they also took property from a customer at the store. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/08/2013 12:30AM
Mutual aid was requested by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. A deputy was the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon, and the sheriff’s department asked for assistance with calls for service due to lack of resources. Hayward Police assisted the sheriff’s department for approximately one hour.

08/08/2013 9:50AM
A robbery occurred on the 27000 block of Dickens Avenue. The suspect approached the victim on foot and punched her in the face. The suspect then ripped a gold necklace off the victim’s neck and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, 17-18 years old, tall, shaved head and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a royal blue hooded sweatshirt with “Hollister” written on the front in white letters, and blue jeans with red shorts underneath. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/09/2013 3:59PM
A robbery occurred in the area of Lemontree Court and Oliver Drive. The victim, a 65 year old woman, was walking home from a nearby shopping center. The suspect ran up behind her, grabbed her by the arm and ripped a gold necklace from her neck. The suspect fled on foot into a nearby apartment complex. The suspect is described as a black male, 16-18 years old, 6’0” and thin. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/10/2013 2:00AM
A robbery/assault with a deadly weapon occurred on Tennyson Road under the BART overpass. The victim was walking home from a party when he was approached by three suspects. The suspects assaulted the victim, and one suspect ripped a gold necklace from the victim’s neck. After the assault the victim realized he had sustained superficial stab wounds. The suspects are described as three black male adults and no further information provided. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

Posted on Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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‘Stuff the Bus’ to collect school supplies for Hayward students

WalMart is sponsoring a “Stuff the Bus” to collect school supplies for Hayward students this weekend, Aug. 17 and 18.

Residents may donate items bought at WalMart in Union Landing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Volunteers from Lorin Eden Elementary PTA and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will be present to encourage donations and distribute items to schools. Anyone interested is invited to stop by and help collect and sort donations.

Walmart is at 30600 Dyer St. in Union City.

Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013
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A book with a powerful message

HAYWARD — In April, 30 volunteers handed out free copies of the book “The Language of Flowers” in Hayward to people who don’t normally read as part of World Book Night. On Saturday, Aug. 17, the book’s author will give a free talk at Hayward City Hall.

“Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is about Victoria, 18, who has aged out of the foster care system. She sleeps in a San Francisco park, where she plants a garden. The discovery of her garden leads to discoveries of herself.

In addition to sharing the book, Hayward Library’s Book-to-Action program focused on raising awareness about foster youth. The program connects reading a book with a civic engagement project.

Volunteers let the community know about Bay Area and national organizations that help foster youth, including The Camellia Network (co-founded by Diffenbaugh), Hayward-based Bay Area Youth Centers, Beyond Emancipation, First Place for Youth, Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), and Adopt a Special Kid, according to a release.
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Representatives of those groups will be at Diffenbaugh’s talk, which begins at 2 p.m. in Hayward Council Chambers, 777 B St.

Those interested in becoming a World Book Night book giver next year can sign up for the WBN mailing list at http://www.worldbooknight.org/ .

The Aug. 17 event is sponsored by the Hayward Public Library, the Friends of the Hayward Library, and the Book Shop on B Street. For more information, call 510-881-7700, email sally.thomas@hayward-ca.gov or visit http://library.hayward-ca.gov

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter July 30-Aug. 4, 2013

07/30/2013 9:53PM
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the area of Revere Ave and Kennet St. The victim, and sole occupant, was sitting in his vehicle when the suspect(s) approached him. For unknown reasons the suspect(s) began shooting at the victim. The victim was able to drive away a short distance before crashing into a parked vehicle on Revere Ave. The victim was transported to a local hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/02/2013 4:23PM
A shooting occurred in the 27000 block of Patrick Ave. The victims were driving south on Patrick Ave. when the occupant of a passing vehicle fired multiple gunshots at the victims. The victims self transported themselves to a local hospital. Two occupants of the vehicle were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds. The suspect vehicle is possibly an older, dark gray and two-door vehicle. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/02/2013 5:07PM
A shooting occurred in the 27000 block of Pompano Ave. A male and three family members were exiting their vehicle when the suspect vehicle stopped next to them. The suspect vehicle was occupied by several male subjects, one of which began shooting at the victims. Numerous rounds were fired, but no one was shot. The suspect vehicle is described as a green Buick LeSabre. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/03/2013 5:34AM
A shooting occurred at 551 Garin Ave. Unknown suspects fired several bullets into the business (Super Stop Market), however the business was closed and unoccupied. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/04/2013 1:50AM
A stabbing occurred in the area of W. Tennyson Rd. and Sleepy Hollow Ave. The victim walked into Kaiser Hospital with a stab wound. The victim was uncooperative and refused to provide any suspect information. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

AWARDS:
The Hayward Police Department Explorers returned from a week-long academy. While at the academy, Officer Jenkins received the Advisor Honor Award. He was the lone recipient out of 47 advisors that attended the academy. The award honors Officer Jenkins for his leadership and dedication to the explorer program.

Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter July 22-28

07/22/2013 9:14AM
Robbery occurred at 338 W. Tennyson Rd. Sixteen year old suspect forcefully grabbed a cell phone out of the victim’s hand. Officers locate the suspect in the area of E. 12th St., and the suspect is arrested after a foot pursuit.

07/23/2013 2:48PM
Two Molotov cocktail devices were found in the parking lot at 28291 Ruus Rd. One of the devices ignited and burned, however the second device failed to ignite. No reported damage to property. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

07/24/2013 8:06AM
Robbery occurred at the bus stop located at Santa Clara St. and W. A St. The victim was waiting at the bus stop when the suspect approached her. The suspect asked the victim for bus information, and then grabbed her purse that was strapped to her shoulder. The victim was dragged to the ground as the suspect forced the purse away from her. Suspect then fled in an older, dark green, 4-door vehicle, similar to a Toyota Camry. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Robbery Unit at (510) 293-7034.

07/24/2013 10:37AM
Residential burglary occurred in the 24000 of Papaya Ave. A teenager was babysitting her younger brother when two suspects forced entry into their home. The teen and child hid in a bedroom and called the police. As officers arrive at the location they see the suspects flee the house. After a foot pursuit, one of the suspects is located and arrested. The second suspect has been positively identified, however he is still outstanding.

07/24/2013 11:54AM
Robbery occurred on E St. at Second St. Three suspects approach the victim on foot. One suspect simulates having a handgun and demands the victim’s wallet. When the victim was slow to react, the suspects push the victim to the ground and remove his watch and iPad. All three suspects described as Black male adults in their early 20’s. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Robbery Unit at (510) 293-7034.

07/25/2013 7:00PM
An officer was driving in the 1400 block of Gomer St. when he saw black smoke billowing out of a residence. The officer entered the home and finds the kitchen filled with smoke. The officer was able to rescue a woman and two small children from the home prior to the fire department responding. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Unit at (510) 293-7034.

07/25/2013 9:45PM
Home invasion robbery occurred on Old Oak Lane. The suspect forced entry into the residence via a bedroom window. The suspect was confronted by a 73 year old resident of the home. The suspect assaults the resident and brandished a gun to her head. The suspect took the victim’s purse and left the residence in an unknown direction. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Robbery Unit at (510) 293-7034.

07/26/2013 3:00PM to 12:00AM
Hayward Police Department hosted a joint operation with the FBI for the Innocence Lost Cross Country Initiative, which is a nationwide effort focused on the recovery of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC). There were 29 personnel from six agencies that participated in the operation. Five adults were arrested for prostitution, three CSEC juveniles were recovered, two adults were arrested for pimping/pandering and one four year old child was taken into protective custody. The operation was deemed a huge success by all the agencies involved.

07/27/2013 10:00AM
Victory Outreach Church conducted a religious march from Kennedy Park to City Hall. Approximately 200 people participated and the march concluded at 1:00PM.

07/28/2013 12:09PM
A robbery occurred in the parking lot at 19961 Hesperian Blvd. While the victim was seated in her car, the suspect reached inside and grabbed the victim’s purse. When the victim tried to keep hold of her purse, the suspect punched the victim in the face, and then fled on foot with the purse. The suspect is described as a Hispanic female, late 20’s, 5’3” tall, with dark shoulder length hair. She was wearing all dark clothing with a zebra print shirt. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Robbery Unit at (510) 293-7034.

07/28/2013 12:27PM
An attempted murder occurred at 21787 Hesperian Blvd. Two loss prevention officers stop the suspect outside the store and try to detain him for shoplifting. During a struggle with the loss prevention officers the suspect pulled out a handgun and shoots one of the loss prevention officers in the shoulder. The suspect pistol whipped the second loss prevention officer and fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a White or light complexion Hispanic male, 30-40 years old, 6’0”, and short grey hair with a small ponytail. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Homicide/Assault Unit at (510) 293-7034.

07/28/2013 7:35PM
A stabbing occurred on Mission Blvd. at Gresel Ave. The victim was with three friends when he was stabbed in the neck. The victim, and his three associates, were uncooperative with the investigation. However, an independent witness to the incident reported the suspect was associated with an older green Toyota Camry. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Homicide/Assault Unit at (510) 293-7034.

Posted on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
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