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Hayward police blotter March 11-16

03/11 11:30 PM
A robbery occurred at the Starbucks at Mission Blvd and A St. The victim picked up a stranger in Union City and drove them to the Downtown Hayward BART Station. When they arrived the suspect battered the victim and attempted to take the victim’s laptop computer. The suspect fled without taking anything.

03/13 03:39 AM
Police were called to a broken water main and sinkhole in the area of Freitas Dr and Raymond Drive. An officer found the roadway flooding. The City Water department was called out and shut off the water. Areas of the sidewalk and roadway started to collapse.

03/13 09:26 AM
An attempted burglary occurred on Janice Ave. A neighbor called the police when they saw two suspicious males knocking on their neighbor’s door and then go into the backyard. Officers responded to the location and chased the suspects as they fled over fences. The suspects were caught and detained on Fairway St near Mission Blvd. The suspects were identified by witnesses and arrested. The homeowner returned and discovered the kitchen window screen had been removed and a hole punched through the window.

03/13 06:30 PM
Probations searches were carried out at a motel on the 500 block of West A St which resulted in arrests for narcotics, illegal weapons and outstanding warrants.

03/13 07:03 PM
A stabbing occurred at a residence in the 600 block of Harris Road. Two family members got into a fight which led to one person spitting on the other. The other family member then stabbed the person who spit. The victim was transported to a local hospital and the other family member was arrest by the police.

03/14 08:23 PM
A robbery occurred at a business on the 26000 block of Mission Blvd. Several subjects who were shoplifting were stopped by loss prevention agents while leaving the store. One suspect threatened the agents with a knife and fled before police arrived.

03/14 09:00 PM
An armed robber with a handgun held up a victim at the intersection of Jackson St and Silva Ave. The robber took the victim’s property and then battered him before fleeing toward nearby railroad tracks.

03/16 10:47 AM
While patrolling the area of Thunderbird Place, an officer sees a suspect cutting through a cyclone fence with bolt cutters. The subject is detained and arrested. The suspect later admits to trying to enter the work yard of the business to try and steal metal for recycling.

03/16 02:58 PM
A strong-arm robbery occurred at a business on the 19000 block of Hesperian Blvd. Several suspects attempted to steal merchandise and were stopped by loss prevention agents and uniformed security personnel. One of the suspects punches an employee in the face while another escapes in a vehicle. The suspect flees on foot to an apartment complex, which is surrounded. The suspect surrenders and is arrested.

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Hayward carries out SMASH operation on Tyrrell

From the Hayward police:

On the morning of March 13, 2014, Hayward Police Department initiated a Synchronized Multi-Agency Safe Housing (SMASH) operation at an apartment complex located in the 27000 block of Tyrrell Avenue, in response to numerous community complaints and police calls for service for drug activity, disturbances and blight.

The operations resulted in two arrests for drug-related crimes and a parole violation. Several fire, health and safety code violations were also noted at the location.

The overall mission of this SMASH operation was to foster a safe and secure environment and improve the quality of life for the citizens residing in the area.

The Hayward Police Department District Command Unit and Special Response Unit would like thank the following city and law enforcement partners for their participation in this successful action: Assistant City Attorney Office, Hayward Fire Department, City of Hayward Code Enforcement, Youth & Family Service Bureau, State Parole and Alameda County Probation.

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Hayward police blotter March 5-9, 2014

03/05 03:00 PM
A robbery occurred in the 25000 block of Franklin St. A female victim was walking home when she was approached by two males who battered her and took her purse. The suspects were chased from the scene and abandoned the purse. The incident is being investigated by School Resource Officers.

03/06 12:58 AM
Officers were called to the area of Whitetree Street regarding suspicious subjects attempting to open doors to parked vehicles. Responding patrol officers locate three subjects nearby who match the general description of the suspects. All three are arrested for various criminal violations.

03/06 11:31 AM
A resident arrives home in the 29000 block of Dixon St. and discovers three males leaving his apartment carrying out his property. The resident gets the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle which is broadcast to responding patrol units. The vehicle is located and followed northbound on Interstate 880. The vehicle is lost in the area of 98th Avenue in Oakland. Investigation Bureau will be following up on the case.

03/07 04:48 AM
An arson occurred on the 22000 block of 7th Street. HFD responded to a fire in the carport area which is deemed suspicious. HPD arrives and determines that the vehicle at the point of origin had been involved in a recent custody dispute. Investigation Bureau will be following up with HFD.

03/09 08:15 PM
A home invasion robbery occurred at a residence in the 800 block of St Bede Lane. The victim got into a dispute with an acquaintance who called suspects over to the location. The suspects force entry and attack the victim. Then they take property from inside the residence and drive away. Officers respond and locate the suspects as they are driving away. The suspects are identified and arrested.

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Hayward open house to share vision for city’s future

HAYWARD — People’s eyes often glaze over when hearing the words “general plan,” but if you ask them what they want their city to look like in 25 years, most have suggestions.

Over the past 18 months, Hayward has been asking its residents the vision thing, and on Saturday, March 8, the staff will host an open house from 9 a.m. to noon to share the results.

The general plan often has been called a blueprint for future growth and development, though some question how people now can anticipate what the future may bring. Still, the overall direction helps the city make day-to-day decisions.

To get to the draft 2040 General Plan (named for the year it will expire?), city staffers held public workshops and Planning Commission and City Council study sessions. The liveliest discussion has been at the online community forum, www.Hayward2040.org, though it appears city planners may have tried to make the site dull while at the same time not checking their spelling. From the site: “What are your comments related to the enviornmental analysis for the draft General Plan?”

Now, you may be asking why you should get up early on Saturday and make yourself presentable. Seriously, this is something that affects all Hayward residents. At the open house, you’ll find a series of stations for the topics covered in the plan and that oh-so-popular EIR (that’s government-speak for environmental impact report, which is a boring way of saying that if a project could harm the environment, you’d better spell out what you’re going to do to make sure that doesn’t happen).

City staff members and consultants who worked on the general plan will be at the open house to answer questions. Overview presentations are planned every 45 minutes. It’s a drop-in event, so feel free to wander over from the Saturday farmers market any time during the three-hour event.

For those who don’t know, Hayward City Hall is at 777 B St.

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Hayward police blotter Feb. 24-March 1

02/24 12:35 AM
A citizen informant observes a group of males behind a business on the 14000 block of West Jackson St. The citizen observes one of the subjects go behind the business and then hears three gun shots. Officers arrive and detain all of the suspects. A subsequent probation search of one of the suspect’s nearby residence produces a firearm.

02/24 08:05 AM
Officers locate a stolen vehicle parked in a parking lot of a business in the area of Turner Ct and Calaroga Ave. As officers are observing the vehicle they see a male exit a nearby parked vehicle. When officers attempt to contact the male he flees. He is eventually stopped and it is discovered the vehicle he was sitting in was an unreported stolen vehicle from another jurisdiction.

02/24 03:46 PM
Officers respond to a business regarding a stolen computer tablet. The victim business is able to provide suspect information, which lead officers to a nearby address. Officers attempt to contact the suspect who runs into the address. When the suspect comes, out he is detained and officers write a search warrant for the address. Officers enter with the warrant and recover the stolen property.

02/26 09:00 PM
Police officers received information that a burglary parolee at large was hiding out at a home on B St. Officers respond and surround the residence. When officers attempt contact, the parolee jumps out of a window in an attempt to flee and is captured.

02/27 05:15 PM
A robbery occurred outside of City Hall in downtown Hayward. A group of males approached the victim and surrounded him. The victim was assaulted and his wallet and cell phone were taken. The suspects fled in the direction of Mission Blvd. The incident is being turned over to the Criminal Investigations Bureau for further investigation.

02/27 11:27 PM
Police dispatch received multiple calls of males shooting guns into the air from different vehicles. This took place during a memorial service for s subject killed in a motorcycle accident the year before. A search of the scene turned up a discarded handgun and expended rounds.

02/28 01:46 AM
Officer respond to a shooting which occurred on the 1700 block of B St. Officer locate the shooting scene with expended casings. A local hospital calls a short time later when the victim with gunshot wounds shows up for treatment. The Criminal Investigations Bureau is handling the investigation of the incident.

03/01 08:05 PM
Officers were called to a report of male juveniles throwing rocks onto cars driving under the railroad tracks at Harder Rd and Huntwood Rd and at Jackson St and Huntwood Rd. Officers locate the suspects and detain them on West Winton Ave. The suspects are identified as having been part of a series of similar vandalisms that occurred the previous night. Suspects were arrested and transported to juvenile hall.

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Meeting to focus on phones for people with disabilities

CASTRO VALLEY — Information will be shared Thursday, March 6, about special telephones for disabled and deaf people that make it easier to hear, dial and call.

A representative of the California Telephone Access Program will talk about the state program at the Quest Low Vision Support Group meeting. The representative will demonstrate the types of phones available, such as ones for people with hearing loss, low vision, memory problems or limited mobility.
The phones are free, but there are eligibility requirements.

The meeting starts at 1 p.m. at Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores St.