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Hayward police blotter Nov. 13-18

THUR, 11/13/14 at 09:00 AM, TRUANCY SWEEP. Hayward PD School Resource Officers along with the Hayward Unified School District conducted a city wide truancy sweep. 18 students were contacted and returned to their respective school sites.

THUR, 11/13/14 at 8:58 PM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON/SHOOTING occurred on the 600 block of Marin Avenue. The victim was riding his bicycle on Marin Ave when three subjects approached him and asked if he wanted to “bang” and who he “claimed?” One subject produced a revolver and shot the victim twice. The Victim rode away and was found on the driveway suffering from non-life threatening injuries. Suspect #1 was described as a Hispanic male adult, 20 years old, with a ponytail hair style. He was wearing a black beanie, white t-shirt and black pants armed with a revolver. Suspects’ #2-3 were Hispanic male adults with no further description.

FRI, 11/14/14 at 3:16 PM, a MURDER SUSPECT were arrested in the area of Mohr/Middle. Hayward PD’s Special Duty Unit received information that murder suspects from Modesto were in Hayward. Surveillance was set up and the suspects were located and arrested.

SUN, 11/16/14 at 7:52 AM, a RESIDENTIAL FIRE occurred on the 25000 block of Soto Road. Hayward Police and Hayward Fire responded to a fully engulfed residential fire. The occupants of the home were able to escape the fire; however, two cats did not. The fire was caused by an unattended cigarette. Hayward Police closed Soto Road for approximately one hour, until firefighters were able to contain the fire.

TUE, 11/18/14 at 7:26 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY WITH A TASER occurred on the 26000 block of Mission Boulevard. The victim withdrew $100 from a bank ATM. The suspect approached him and said “give me that.” The suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet and simultaneously “drive” stunned the victim’s abdomen. The suspect ran away toward Harder Road. The victim sustained a sprained thumb from the altercation. The suspect was described as a Black male adult, in his mid-20’s, 6’0”, 180 lbs., with a slim build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket/sweater and possibly a hat of an unknown style.

WED, 11/19/14 at 2:18 AM, a SHOOTING INTO DWELLING occurred on the 26000 block of Patrick Avenue. Unknown suspect(s) fired several rounds into a residence. There was no suspect description and nobody was injured.

WED, 11/19/14 at 2:16 PM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 22000 block of Foothill Boulevard. A male suspect punched the female victim and snatched her purse off her arm. The victim suffered multiple lacerations to her face. The suspect fled on foot and was described as a Black male adult wearing all black clothing.

WED, 11/19/14 at 6:36 PM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON/SHOOTING occurred on Harder Rd near Kmart. The victim was walking down Harder Rd when the suspects drove up and shot at the victim. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a 2006-2007 black Audi A5 with dark tinted rear windows and lightly tinted front windows. The front passenger suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult, 18-20 years old, heavyset. The rear passenger suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult, 30 years old, with a thin build. He was armed with a small black semi-auto handgun. The driver’s description is unknown at this time. The victim suffered minor injury.

WED, 11/19/14 at 8:00 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 32000 block of Mission Boulevard. Six armed Black male adults wearing masks and gloves entered a store and took money at gunpoint. One of the employees was robbed of about $300 in cash as well. The suspects fled in a dark 4 door vehicle southbound on Mission Boulevard-no further description. There were no reported injuries from the incident.

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San Leandro: Volunteers, donations needed for homeless warming center

SAN LEANDRO — Some San Leandro nonprofits are trying to open a warming center to provide shelter for the homeless this winter on cold and rainy nights.  They have the support of the city, but they need help.

A meeting is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 22, to explain the program. The nonprofits need volunteers and donations. Please read their press release below about this urgently needed warming center to help the less fortunate.

Questions? Contact Building Futures with Women and Children, 510-357-0205, www.bfwc.org.

SAN LEANDRO – In October, the City of San Leandro formed a Homelessness and Housing Task Force. The Task Force was convened as a human response to the needs of San Leandro’s unsheltered, chronically homeless residents. Members include the City of San Leandro, Interfaith Task Force/April Showers, Building Futures, and Davis Street Family Resource Center.

Last winter when temperatures dipped several times below freezing, seven Bay Area homeless people—including one Hayward man—died on the streets. San Leandro has about 50 homeless people who live outside. Some are senior citizens. Many have long histories of homelessness and a high level of vulnerability.

This winter, April Showers/Interfaith Homeless Network and Building Futures aim to identify and reach out to these people, and provide overnight shelter in a three-month “Warming Center” during rainy or very cold weather.

On nights when the weather is forecast to be 38 degrees or colder or rain is predicted, the Warming Center would be open. The Center would be overseen at all times by the project’s paid Outreach Coordinator, supervising at least two Building Futures’ staff members associated with the project, and by the community volunteers staffing the Warming Center.

All guests will be pre-screened. This is not a drop-in center.

An important meeting will be held at First United Methodist Church (1600 Bancroft Avenue)  on Saturday, November 22 from 10 am to 11:30 am.

The meeting will provide an overview of this critically needed initiative, and outreach to prospective volunteers. Many volunteers are needed to staff the Warming Center, secure the donation of food, bedding, sleeping mats, jackets, scarves, and socks, collect/cook/serve dinner and breakfast to go.

The hope is that the San Leandro faith communities and service groups will enthusiastically embrace this ministry. Interfaith Homeless Network/April Showers has twelve years of service to unsheltered homeless persons here in San Leandro.

The seed that was to become Building Futures was founded by faith volunteers and the community at Saint Leander Catholic Church in 1986. Today Building Futures brings to this project expertise in running three emergency shelters.

Based upon the similar program which has been successfully running in Fremont, we anticipate the Warming Center being open about 50 nights during the three-month pilot period beginning in early December.

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Hayward city offices closed next week

HAYWARD — If you have business with the city, you’d better not delay; City Hall will be shut down next week to celebrate the federal holiday Thanksgiving Day.

Hayward’s planning department has been slammed by business owners for being business unfriendly: slow response, not helping businesses, surprises, not working with the businesses, bureaucratic attitude, etc. Don’t know if the criticisms are justified, but there have been a lot of them.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the planning department presented an update on “development review and building permit/inspection processes and plan for system improvements.” The update told of how the planning department is addressing those concerns.

Sounds good. But the city permit center began closing on Fridays earlier this year. This is in addition to the longstanding practice of Planning Commission and City Council going on recess in August. putting a halt on approval of conditional use permits.

Makes one wonder what kind of message closing an entire week for what is a one-day federal holiday says about perceived city attitude toward assisting businesses.

 

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Supervisor Chan to host holiday party

SAN LORENZO — Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan is inviting community members to join her for a holiday open house Nov. 20.

The celebration will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. at her district office, 15903 Hesperian Blvd. Light refreshments will be served.

There will be a door prize of two field-level Oakland A’s tickets.

Those who are planning on attending should contact Steven Jones at 510-278-0367 or Steven.Jones@acgov.org.

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Lighting up downtown Hayward

HAYWARD — Tonight, B Street in downtown took on a festive air as lights on almost 50 trees were flipped on.

City workers wrapped the trees from Foothill Boulevard to Watkins Street with energy-efficient LED lights.

Unlike in the past, the evening lights will be a permanent fixture on B Street even after the holidays, turning off at 1:30 to 2 a.m.

Trees along Foothill, A Street and Mission Boulevard already are illuminated with uplights installed in sidewalks as part of the Route 238 project. Yes, that’s the roadwork that includes the maligned one-way downtown loop, but the sidewalk lights are cool, especially on north Foothill and Mission south of downtown.

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Hayward: Morrisson Theatre Chorus holiday concert Dec. 11-14

HAYWARD — The Morrisson Theatre Chorus will perform its annual holiday concert Dec. 11-14.

“Holiday Concert: Special Songs for a Special Time of the Year” will include classical works, popular holiday songs, Gospel and spiritual pieces and audience sing-along favorites. The chorus is directed by Cesar Cancino

The concerts will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 11-13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

Tickets are $18 adults, $15 senior and $12 junior/student. Douglas Morrisson Theatre is at 22311 N. Third St., next to the senior center and Japanese garden.

The theater’s box office is open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and can be reached at 510-881-6777. Information is also available at www.dmtonline.org.

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Hayward police blotter Oct. 29-Nov. 4

WED, 10/29/14 at 7:36 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 26000 block of Gading Road. Four armed suspects wearing ski masks and bandanas took cash and wallets from the victims. The suspects fled in a champagne colored American make car, with black painted stock wheels. Suspect #1 was described as a Hispanic male adult, 25-30 years old, 5’6”, and unshaven. He was last seen wearing a black beanie, black ski mask, black sweater and blue jeans, and armed with a chrome semi-auto handgun. Suspect #2 was a Black male adult, 6’0”, wearing a ski mask, and armed with a handgun. No description was provided for suspects #3 and #4.

THUR, 10/30/14 at 5:00 PM, a SEARCH WARRANT SERVICE was conducted on the 300 block of Hyde Drive. The Hayward Narcotics Unit obtained a search warrant and located a rifle belonging to a convicted felon. The suspect was subsequently charges with illegally possessing the firearm.

THUR, 10/30/14 at 10:40 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 24000 block of Mission Boulevard. Two unknown suspects approached the victims as they were leaving their business. One of the suspects pointed a pistol at the victims; and the other suspect removed the victim’s wallets and keys. Both suspects were described as Black male adults, and last seen fleeing northbound on Mission Boulevard.

FRI, 10/31/14 at 1:30 AM, a ROBBERY/ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON (baseball bat) occurred on the 21000 block of Mission Boulevard. The victim was exiting a liquor store and was approached by the suspect, who asked for five dollars. The victim advised he didn’t have any money. The suspect punched the victim in the face and he fell to the ground. As the suspect was attempting to go through the victim’s pockets, the victim tried to fight him off. A second suspect suddenly appeared and hit the victim on the back of his head with a baseball bat. While the victim was still on the ground, the suspects took the victim’s money and wallet, then fled the scene. Both suspects were described as Black men, 6’0” tall, with a medium build. Both were wearing black clothing. The victim sustained significant, but non-life threatening injuries.

SAT, 11/01/14 at 12:30 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred between Western Boulevard and A Street. The victim was approached by two suspects. The first suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The second suspect assaulted the victim and pushed him to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s wallet, iPhone and shoes. The first suspect was described as a Black male adult, 18-20 years old. He was wearing a dark hoodie, jeans, and armed with a handgun. The second suspect was also a Black male, 18-20 years old, wearing a gray hoodie and white pants. The victim sustained minor injuries.

SUN, 11/02/14 at 8:16 PM, a ROBBERY occurred on the 200 block of Jackson Street. Two Hispanic male adults entered a business dressed in all black clothing. One of the suspects pushed the clerk onto the floor, and told the clerk to stay down or he would be shot. The other suspect took the money from the cash register and a money box from under the counter. The suspects fled the store northbound towards Winton Avenue.

SUN, 11/02/14 at 9:38 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 29000 block of Huntwood Avenue. The victim was walking, when he was approached by two male adults. The suspects, armed with a dark colored handgun, demanded the victim’s cell phone and iPad. After taking the victim’s property, the suspects ran away. Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5’6”, with a medium to large build. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing. Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5’9”, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a red and blue jacket.

SUN, 11/02/14 at 11:50 PM, a CARJACKED VEHICLE was recovered at C and 4th Streets. An officer noticed a car with its left brake light out. The officer ran the license plate of the vehicle and it came back stolen. The officer stopped the driver and passenger and discovered the car was reported as “carjacked” to BART PD. BART PD arrived and took over the investigation. The two suspects ended up being arrested for the carjacking.

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Hayward holiday boutique fundraiser Nov. 21-22

HAYWARD — A holiday boutique fundraiser Nov. 21 and 22 will benefit SOS/Meals on Wheels.

More than 20 local craftspeople will sell jewelry, paper crafts, clothing and specialty food. The Meals on Wheels chef will be preparing meals, and a cookbook compiled by the nonprofit group can be purchased. A raffle also is planned.

The boutique will run from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Hill & Valley club, 1808 B St.

SOS/MEALS on Wheels serves residents in Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Oakland. The agency delivers 1,200 meals daily to home-bound seniors, according to its website.

 

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Hayward police blotter, Oct. 23-29

THUR, 10/23/14 at 11:00 AM, a FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM occurred on the 700 block of Kino Court. The US Marshall’s arrested a known gang member for a Pasadena Police Department warrant. The warrant was for charges of robbery and a felon in possession of a firearm. During arrest, the suspect was found again to possess a loaded handgun, which was taken as evidence. Hayward Police Department officers took custody of the suspect and transported him to jail.

THUR, 10/23/14 at 1:38 PM, a RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE/AUTO THIEF was arrested near Culp/Whitman. An officer was patrolling in his beat when he noticed a car speeding on Whitman Street. The officer attempted to catch up to the car when he subsequently noticed the car had crashed at the intersection of Culp Avenue. The driver ran from the accident scene and stole a bicycle from a nearby residence in an attempt to escape. The officer caught up to the driver, who dismounted the bike after crashing onto the police car’s push bars. The driver attempted to escape (again), however, the officer was able to take him into custody. The officer discovered the car was stolen. The suspect was taken to jail.

FRI, 10/24/14 at 6:35 AM, a suspect was arrested for POSSESSING A STOLEN VEHICLE and other various charges. OnStar contacted Hayward PD and advised that they are tracking a stolen vehicle in the area. An officer heard the radio broadcast and located the stolen vehicle on Center Street near Castro Valley Boulevard. OnStar slowed the vehicle to 5 MPH and the officer was able to use a driving technique to get the car to stop. Two suspects were arrested for possession of methamphetamine, evading the officers, and possessing a stolen vehicle.

FRI, 10/24/14 at 9:28 AM, a CARJACKING occurred near the intersection of Tampa Avenue and Forselles Way. The victim stopped to answer his cellphone when the suspect opened his car door and placed a knife onto the victim’s neck. The victim escaped through his passenger door after the suspect took his wallet, cellphone, and car. The suspect was described as black male with a thin build, with a corn row style hairdo. The suspect was wearing a dark colored shirt.

FRI 10/24/14 at 11:03 AM, officers investigated a POSSESSION OF A FIREARM on the 27000 block of Manon Avenue. A security company reported that one of their guards detained a man with a gun, at gunpoint. Upon arrival, the officers determined that no crime actually occurred. It turned out the male was carrying his own personal unloaded firearm from the parking lot to his apartment, when he was detained by the security guard. The gun was unloaded; not concealed; and was properly registered.

FRI, 10/24/14 at 11:43 PM, an AUTO BURGLARY occurred on the 1000 block of B Street. A parking lot security guard called Hayward Police Department to report an auto burglary in progress. He provided a description of the suspects and their vehicle. It turned out the suspects’ car was just stolen in San Lorenzo three hours earlier. The suspects drove off on Foothill Boulevard, but the officers saw them and were able to catch up to the vehicle. The suspects were detained and the driver was identified as the person who broke into the car in the parking lot. The victim of the auto burglary was called to the scene and identified and claimed their stolen property. The driver was arrested for the auto theft, auto burglary, and possession of methamphetamine. The other occupants of the vehicle were arrested for warrants and possessing burglary tools. The stolen car was returned to its owner.

SUN, 10/26/14 at 12:40 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on Oliver Drive and Stromberg Street. The victim called Hayward Police Department from Carl’s Jr Restaurant to report that he had been robbed. The victim met a female online who turned out to be a prostitute. They arranged to meet in Hayward and took cab to an ATM. Upon returning to the area, the victim was surrounded by multiple males, who were carrying a rifle and a handgun. The male suspects beat the victim and took his cash, wallet, watch, and cell phone. The victim was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries and released.

SUN, 10/26/14 at 2:10 PM, a POSSESSION OF CONCENTRATED MARIJUANA FOR SALES occurred at Grand and A Streets. Officers made a vehicle code enforcement stop and noticed the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. The officers located forty sheets of concentrated cannabis wax (1.15 pounds) and large amounts of cash. The suspects were arrested and taken to jail.

MON, 10/27/14 at 9:50 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 27000 block of Hesperian Boulevard. A loss prevention officer from a local grocery store attempted to detain a shoplifter. As this occurred, an associate of the suspect pulled out a gun and threatened him. Both suspects escaped in a newer white SUV, and drove toward I-880. Suspect #1 was described as a short Hispanic female adult, approximately 33-37 years old. Suspect #2 was a Pacific Islander male, 5’09″, and approximately 300 lbs.

TUE, 10/28/14 at 1:38 PM, a BATTERY WITH SERIOUS INJURY occurred on the 3500 block of Arden Road. Two co-workers employed at a business got into a fight. The suspect pushed the victim, causing the victim to fall backwards and hit his head on the ground. The victim lost consciousness and was taken to a local hospital. The victim was found to be suffering from a serious head injury. As a result of the injury, the victim had no knowledge of the incident. The suspect was cooperative and provided his statement. The investigation is on-going.

TUE, 10/28/14 at 10:06 PM, a LARGE FIGHT involving 20+ Polynesian males occurred on the 27000 block of Loyola Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and de-escalated the incident. Multiple participants were arrested for public intoxication and released once they were sober. One suspect was charged with the smuggling of firearms paraphernalia into the jail.

WED, 10/29/14 at 2:48 PM, a POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE occurred at C and Atherton Streets. An officer was on bike patrol in the area when he noticed two males run from a SUV. The officer recognized the SUV as being involved in a nearby burglary which occurred a few days earlier and remembered it was also a stolen vehicle. The officer was able to catch up to the suspects and detained them. The two males were arrested and the investigation into their involvement in the prior burglary is ongoing.

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Castro Valley holiday art fair

CASTRO VALLEY — A holiday art fair will be Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Kenneth Aitken Senior and Community Center.

Items for sale include handmade ceramic bowls and mugs, vases, pottery, garden art, hand-sewn items, jewelry, wood crafts, and knitted and crocheted items.

Proceeds will support special needs and arts programs.

The fair will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 17800 Redwood Road.