Hayward police blotter, April 21-27

04/21 03:29 AM
An armed robbery occurred in the Food Source Parking lot at 26905 Mission Blvd. The victims were confronted by two men who drove up in an older blue or gray  compact sedan. The men got out of their car and demanded the victims’ property at gunpoint. The victims surrendered their property and the robbers got back into their car and fled the scene northbound on Mission Boulevard. Robbers were described as a Hispanic male, 16-19 years old, 6’02”, medium build wearing a black hoodie and a Hispanic, male, 5’08” wearing a red hoodie.

04/21 03:07 PM
An armed robbery occurred at a 7-Eleven at 24476 Mission Blvd. south of the Plunge. Two people entered the store and robbed the clerk and owner at gunpoint. As the robbers were leaving the store, a citizen wrote down the license plate number of their vehicle and called the police. An officer then saw the vehicle as it drove by him. The vehicle was stopped a short distance away on Clarendale Street, and the passengers ran from the officer. The driver was detained by the officer stopping the vehicle, and other responding patrol officers found two other suspects. All three were arrested. The weapon used in the robbery was recovered as well as the cash taken from the store.

04/23 06:50 AM
An armed robbery occurred at a Chevron Gas Station at 26990 Hesperian Blvd. between Highway 92 and Tennyson Road. A man with a handgun entered the station and demanded money. The clerk gave him money from the register. The robber fled from the store northbound on Hesperian Boulevard. He is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s wearing a white hoodie.

04/24 03:34 PM
An attempted robbery occurred in front of Tennyson High School on Whitman Street. Two people confronted the victim as he was walking past the school. They knocked the victim to the ground and went through his pockets, but did not take anything. The two left the school and were stopped by officers a short distance away. Both were arrested.

04/25 11:15 AM
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred at A and Hathaway streets. The victim was walking on A Street when a vehicle occupied by three Hispanic males pulls up alongside him. The men ask the victim a question, which the victim ignored. When the victim got to the corner the driver got out of the vehicle and hit the victim two times in the leg with a baseball bat. The car containing the three men fled the scene traveling southbound on Santa Clara Street.

04/26 09:40 AM
An officer on his way to a call was flagged down by a citizen regarding a theft. The citizen gave the officer a description of the thief and his vehicle. The officer located a suspect at Interstate 880 and Winton Avenue. The officer recovered appliances taken from the Airport appliance store and arrested the suspect for theft.

04/26 04:08 PM
An assault occurred on Celia Avenue between two subjects. Officer responded to a disturbance and found one subject with a head injury. Officer determined that the two subjects had engaged in mutual combat and threw rocks at each other causing injuries. Both people were arrested for assault.

04/26 08:45 PM
Hayward police were called to the downtown cinema on B Street regarding a group causing a disturbance. As officers responded, they were advised by dispatch there had been several calls of a subject shooting a handgun up in the air. Officers did not find any victims or evidence of a shooting at the scene. With the assistance of BART police, the group was dispersed without incident. Several hours later, officers responded to a disturbance involving a large group at a nearby hotel. When officers arrived, they contacted a subject who matched the description provided by witnesses to the gun being shot. Witnesses identified the subject as the shooter at the theater. The suspect was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm.

04/27 05:10 PM
An armed robbery occurred in the area of Dixon Street and Tennyson Road near South Hayward BART. Two men  approached the victim and demanded his property at gunpoint. The robbers left the scene in a silver or light brown sedan. Both suspects were Hispanic males.

04/27 07:12 PM
A carjacking and assault occurred in the 1300 block of Martin Luther King Drive in the Cannery Park neighborhood. A man approached one victim and tried to rob the victim’s car. The man fled over a fence when he was unsuccessful at getting the vehicle. A short time later the same man confronted a second victim in his garage and assaulted him. The suspect took the second victim’s vehicle and fled. The carjacker is described as an African-American male, 6’ – 6’2”, 160 to 180 pounds and armed with a large silver revolver. The next day, the stolen vehicle was found parked on Central Boulevard.


Hayward seeks applicants for boards, committees


From a Hayward press release:

HAYWARD – The city is seeking individuals interested in serving Hayward. There are openings on the following bodies, which serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council:

  • Community Services Commission (2 vacancies, 4 potential vacancies)
  • Council Economic Development Committee (1 vacancy, 3 potential vacancies)
  • Downtown Hayward Business Improvement Area Advisory Board (3 vacancies, 1 potential vacancy)
  • Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force (3 vacancies)
  • Library Commission (2 vacancies)
  • Personnel Commission (1 vacancy, 2 potential vacancies)
  • Planning Commission (3 potential vacancies)

Applicants must be registered voters living in Hayward city limits. Applicants for the Downtown Business Improvement Area Advisory Board do not need to live in Hayward; however, they must own a business in the city’s Downtown Business Improvement Area and pay assessments.

Applicants for the Council Economic Development Committee must be residents of Hayward, own/operate a business in Hayward, be senior management at a corporate business in Hayward or be formally affiliated with and represent another entity or agency concerned with economic development in Hayward.

People appointed to the Planning Commission, Community Services Commission, Council Economic Development Committee, and Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force are required to file a Fair Political Practices Commission Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700).

Interested individuals can apply online at www.hayward-ca.gov; pick up applications at the city clerk’s office, 777 B St.; or call 510-583-4400.

The deadline to apply is July 10, and interviews with the City Council will take place July 22. Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force applicants will be interviewed by the Task Force Panel on July 16.



Zermeno snubs fellow Hayward councilman in endorsements

HAYWARD — City Councilman Francisco Zermeno, who is running for mayor, has endorsed Sara Lamnin and Rocky Fernandez for the two council posts up in the June election.

Fellow Hayward Councilman Marvin Peixoto is running for a second term. Zermeno is competing against Councilwoman Barbara Halliday and Councilman Mark Salinas in the mayoral race. Peixoto earlier had declined to endorse anyone for mayor, saying he could work with any of the three.

Both Lamnin and Fernandez have been endorsed by SEIU Local 1021, which is locked in a labor dispute with the city.

Rakesh Kumar Christian is the fourth candidate in the mayor’s race; he also has filed for governor.


Meals on Wheels to mark sixth anniversary with May 17 luncheon

SAN LEANDRO — SOS/Meals on Wheels is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a luncheon May 17.

The nonprofit agency serves 1,200 meals each day to seniors in Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Oakland.

Proceeds from the luncheon, which includes wine from local vineyards, will help fund the program. There also will be a raffle and silent auction for prizes, such as a weekend at a Lake Tahoe cabin, Disneyland tickets and a playhouse made and donated by Habitat for Humanity.

The fundraiser is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at Eden United Church of Christ’s Oliver Hall, 21455 Birch St. Tickets are $25; for more information, email connie@sosmealsonwheels.org. or call 510-582-1263.


Ruby’s Place to honor Della-Dora

HAYWARD — Civic leader Delmo Della-Dora will be honored May 13 at Ruby’s Place’s annual awards.

Della-Dora is a long-time supporter and former board member of the shelter for domestic violence victims. He also  is active in the League of Women Voters, the Hayward Task Force to End Homelessness and Hunger, and the Hayward Rotary Club.

He taught at what was then Cal State Hayward for 21 years and has received several awards for his work with local nonprofits.

The awards breakfast buffet is at 9 a.m. at the Elephant Bar at Southland Mall. Tickets are $42 and can be purchased by going to  www.rubysplace.org. emailing info@rubysplace.org or calling 510-581-5626, ext. 901.



All Saints school to stage play showcasing new theater arts program

HAYWARD — All Saints school will debut its theater arts program with “The Dastardly Dr. Devereaux” on May 9-10.

“This is a very special moment in the history of All Saints Catholic School,” Principal Jennifer Diaz said in a release. “I have always wanted to bring a theater program to All Saints.  I have a background in musical theater and dance and have taught both to students for many years.  I have seen first-hand how the arts influence students in positive ways.”

“The Dastardly Dr. Devereaux” is a comedy drama about a wealthy widow, Lotta Cash, who must keep on the lookout from the evil Dr. Dogsbreath Devereaux. He plans to woo and marry Cash for her money and her late husband’s clinic.

The theater arts program for seventh- and eighth-grade students has focused on drama training, singing and dancing. The cast includes all students who attended drama training and auditions; no one was rejected.

All Saints is a private Catholic school for grades kindergarten through eighth.

Tickets are $5-$7, plus a service charge if ordered online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/620251



Digital bookmobile to show how to access San Leandro library’s eBooks

SAN LEANDRO — A digital bookmobile will showcase the city’s free eBook service at the main library May 3.

The bookmobile is taking a national tour to demonstrate how readers can access eBooks.

The bookmobile is housed in a 74-foot tractor-trailer with  Internet-connected PCs, high-definition monitors and portable media players. At interactive learning stations, visitors can search the library’s digital media; use mobile devices; and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music and video.

Anybody with a San Leandro library card can check out digital titles at http://sanleandrolibrary.lib.overdrive.com.

The bookmobile will be at the library. 300 Estudillo Ave., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3.



Hayward sets up emergency notification network

HAYWARD — Anyone who wants to be notified when there’s an emergency should sign up for the city’s CodeRED system. It costs nothing, and your information will not be shared.

The city’s official release:

The City of Hayward Fire Department has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides public safety officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city.

Garrett Contreras, Fire Chief of the Hayward Fire Department, cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. “If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called.” One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database; this is an extremely important feature.

“Nobody should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Contreras said, urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the City of Hayward(COH) website, www.hayward-ca.gov, and follow the link to the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” icon prominently displayed on the main page.

All businesses, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, those who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number are encouraged to register.

Registering is quick and easy requiring only first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary and cell phone numbers. Those without Internet access may call the disaster preparedness hotline at 510-583-4948 and supply their information over the phone.

Contreras explained, “CodeRED allows for geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the appropriate individuals, in a given situation. The system also works for cell phones, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages.”

Contreras stated, “CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected is for our use only and will only be used for emergency notification purposes and will not be shared.” Questions should be directed to the Public Information Officer at 510-583-4948



Hayward police blog April 15

From Hayward police:

04/15 00:04 AM

The Hayward Police Department was called by a local hospital regarding a patient who had been admitted with serious injuries from an assault. The victim told the police he had been walking through the parking lot of the 24 Hour Fitness on Whipple Rd when three males attacked him without provocation. The victim was injured after the incident but did not go to the hospital until the following day, when it was reported to the police.

04/15 07:40 PM
An injury traffic collision occurred in the 100 block of B St. A bicyclist collided with a parked vehicle and sustained major injuries. The bicyclist was taken to a hospital for treatment and observation.

04/15 09:52 PM
A home invasion robbery occurred at a residence in the 23000 block of Second Street. The robbers entered the victim’s residence and demanded property at gunpoint. The victims surrendered their property to the robbers who then left the scene. The robbers were described as black males in their 20’s wearing dark clothing. One of the robbers had a handgun. The robbers fled in a small black sedan.

04/17 11:00 AM
The Hayward Police Department vice unit conducted a citywide decoy operation for underage alcohol purchases. The unit went to seventeen businesses and two restaurants throughout the city where decoys attempted to buy alcohol. Five businesses were cited for sales to minors.

04/17 05:31 PM
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 900 block of Central Ave. An informant called stating a victim had been struck with a baseball bat. The victim said he had pulled a knife on a group of six subjects who then proceeded to strike him with various blunt objects. The victim could not provide any information on his attackers. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

04/18 07:20 PM

A shooting occurred in the area of Garin Ave and Chevy Chase Way. Several callers contacted 911 regarding hearing three to six gunshots in the area. When officers arrived they located casings on the roadway. No evidence of damage or injuries was located.

04/19 10:00 AM
The Hayward Police Department vice unit conducted a citywide tobacco decoy operation at various retailers throughout the city. Twenty-six locations visited, and five citations issued for selling tobacco to a minor.

04/20 00:58 AM
A bicyclist riding in the 24000 block of Whitman Ave was tackled and knocked off his bicycle. The robber brandished a knife at the bicyclist and then took the bicycle, riding north on Whitman Ave. The bicycle was recovered near the Whitman Ave and Sycamore St pedestrian bridge. The thief was described as a black male with yellow tipped hair.

04/20 03:27 AM
An armed robbery occurred at B St and Watkins St. A cab driver parked across from the BART station was confronted by a robber with a gun who took the driver’s cell phone. The robber demanded money from the victim who resisted and fought with the thief. The robber sprayed the victim with a chemical and then fled. The victim’s cell phone was located a short distance away using a mobile phone locator application. The robber was not located.

04/20 06:32 AM
A burglary occurred to an occupied home in the 22000 block of Watkins St. The resident heard the front door of the residence being opened. When the resident investigated, he found the front door open and property taken from the residence.


Marina fundraisers for worthy causes

SAN LEANDRO — Some groups that do a lot of good in the local communities are hosting spring fundraisers at the San Leandro marina.

On Saturday, April 26, Stepping Stones Growth Center will hold its 12th Annual Every Step Counts Walk/Run at the marina, starting at 8:30 a.m. Every Step Counts is a family-friendly event that encourages people with developmental disabilities to be active. The $30 entry fee includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, refreshments and a chance to win prizes. To register, go to www.firstgiving.com/everystepcounts/12th-annual-every-step-counts-event.

The Mourning Mothers Walk to Prevent Violence takes place on Saturday, May 10. KGO’s Cheryl Jennings will emcee the walk, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $20 donation includes a T-shirt and lunch. The walk is sponsored by 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence, started by Lorrain Taylor, a Hayward woman who lost her twin sons to violence. To register, call 510-581-0100, email mothers1000@aol.com or go to www.1000mothers.org.

Family Emergency Shelter Coalition will have its Shelter Shuffle on May 21 starting at 9 a.m. Registration is $10 and includes snacks and a T-shirt; those taking part are encouraged to sign up sponsors. Last year’s shuffle raised $35,000. To register, go to www.firstgiving.com/fesco or email shuffle@fescofamilyshelter.org and ask for a registration form. The shelter provides emergency housing for families and works to get families off the street and off welfare.