Hayward police blotter July 31-Aug. 5

Thur, 7/31/14 at 12:31 AM, An armed robbery with knife occurred while the victim was walking southbound on Montgomery, towards A Street. The victim was approached by two Hispanic males. One of the males put a knife to the Victim’s throat and demanded his backpack. The backpack contained the victim’s wallet, $160 in cash, Revo sunglasses, and his alien registration card. The other suspect stood by and said, “Welcome to Hayward mother f*****!” The suspect’s then ran to a smaller Japanese make, silver car that was parked nearby. The suspects were arrested on 8/2/14, when they attempted to commit a similar robbery.

Thur, 7/31/14 at 2:00 PM ACVET conducted a decoy operation in multiple cities throughout Alameda County. Five teams visited 119 ABC licensed establishments and 28 of them sold alcohol to minors. Livermore and Pleasanton had eleven sales to minors and Hayward had four. This operation was hosted by ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) and Hayward PD; and supported by UC Berkeley PD, Alameda County Probation Dept., Livermore PD and Union City PD.

Fri, 8/1/14 at 3:15 AM, there were several calls from 25000 block of Industrial Boulevard regarding shots heard in their area. Officers arrived and saw a white adult male running away from the scene. The male was not located, however shell casings were found in the bushes near the northwest corner of the apartments. There were .40 cal casings and shotgun shells found in the area.

Fri, 8/1/14 at 5:41 PM, an asssault with a deadly weapon occurred at 22000 block of Western Avenue where three Hispanic adult males fought with two Hispanic adult males over a parking stall space. During the fight, one suspect brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in the arm. The victim was taken to Eden hospital and treated for a non-life threatening injury. Two suspects were arrested and taken to jail. The first suspect was charged with battery with serious injuries, and the other suspect was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Sat, 8/2/14 at 12:30 AM, the Special Duty Unit (SDU) Officers noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Jackson Street and Soto Road. SDU officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it quickly pulled into the parking lot of the 200 block of W. Jackson Street and parked in a stall. The male driver and female passenger fled from the vehicle as the officers arrived. Both suspects were detained without incident. A loaded 9mm handgun, 27.2g of meth, and $695 in cash were located and taken as evidence. Both suspects were arrested and taken to jail.

Sat, 8/2/14 at 7:30 AM, an attempted robbery took place at B Street and Alice Street where a Hispanic male brandished a kitchen style knife and demanded the victim’s wallet while a second Hispanic male stood by intimidating. When the victim said he did not have his wallet, the suspect with the knife hit him on the forehead with it, causing a puncture wound. The suspects eventually fled in a gray Ford Taurus. Officers spotted a gray Ford Taurus with two Hispanic males driving in the area of A Street and Royal Avenue and stopped it. The victim identified both males and the vehicle as the ones who tried to rob him. The knife used in the crime was recovered and identified as well. A veteran officer recalled a similar robbery from Montgomery and A St a few days earlier and coordinated having that victim come to their location. The victim from the first robbery identified them as the ones who robbed him as well.

Mon, 8/4/14 at 7:36 PM, A reported assault with a deadly weapon occurred on the 300 block of West Tennyson Road. Multiple callers reported two to three black males beating up one Hispanic male with a stick. Suspects got into a car and fled. The suspect vehicle was located and stopped in the 900 block of West Tennyson Road with four occupants. The victim was not located at the scene nor had he checked into any of the surrounding hospitals. The four suspects were identified and then released.

Mon, 8/4/14 at 10:30 PM, a DUI with injury and attempted hit and run occurred. A suspect in his vehicle struck a parked car on upper D Street. The suspect continued to drive westbound on D Street and then collided with another parked truck near Castro Valley. The suspect got out of his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was captured and detained by neighbors in the area until police arrived. The passenger sustained a significant leg injury. A large crowd gathered prior to police arrival and urgent cover for crowd control was needed. Both driver and his passenger were transported to Eden hospital.

Tue, 8/5/14 at 3:30 PM, A report of criminal threats and intimidating a witness occurred at the Hayward courthouse. A victim of a robbery and assault with a deadly weapon incident that occurred in the city of Fremont was at the Hayward Courthouse waiting to testify against his attacker. The victim brought three of his family members with him for protection, as he knew the suspect was not in-custody and would be present. The victim and his family were approached by the suspect’s mother and his girlfriend. The suspect’s mother and girlfriend made numerous criminal threats to the victim and his family in an attempt to intimidate them and prevent him from testifying against the suspect. The victims re-entered the courthouse and advised the District Attorney’s Office of what had just occurred. The suspects were detained and arrested.

Tue, 8/5/14 at 3:59 PM, a citizen reported seeing a possible pipe bomb in the bushes at D Street and Meek Ave. Officers confirmed a homemade pipe bomb was lying near some bushes. The immediate area was evacuated and the streets were blocked. The Alameda “bomb” squad responded and rendered it safe. There were no injuries or property damage. It was unknown how long the device had been there and no suspect leads.