Hayward police blotter Oct. 7-13

October 7, 2013 9:32PM
A robbery occurred at 27467 Manon Ave. The victim was drinking with two acquaintances at his apartment. Without provocation, the two acquaintances began to punch and kick the victim. During the attack one of the suspects took money from the victim; who suffered a broken nose and had several teeth knocked out as a result of the assault. Both suspects are described as Guatemalan males, 16-20 years old, 5 feet 6 and 125 pounds. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 8, 2013 9:22PM
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred on the 22000 block of Lucia Street. Two subjects were standing in front of their home when the suspect approached them on foot. The suspect produced a handgun and fired multiple rounds at the victims; however the rounds struck the residence and a parked vehicle. Several shell casings were recovered at the scene, and the suspect was last seen fleeing on foot northbound on Thelma Avenue. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male juvenile, late teens; last wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 8, 2013 10:00PM
Two suspects were arrested for transportation/possession for sales of narcotics in the area of Sixth Street and C Street. Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. The passenger was on probation, and had an outstanding arrest warrant, for assault with a deadly weapon. Inside the vehicle the officers located a large quantity of marijuana and heroin. Both suspects were arrested on numerous drug charges.

October 9, 2013 3:30AM
An armed robbery occurred at 720 W. Tennyson Road. (Rotten Robbie’s Gas Station). A delivery driver was stocking the store with cigarettes when the suspect approached him. The suspect brandished a handgun at the delivery driver and stole approximately $1,500.00 worth of cigarettes. The suspect fled in a 1990’s gray Volvo station wagon. The suspect is described as a black male, 40-49 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 250 pounds; he was wearing a black beanie, black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 9, 2013 4:35PM
A firearm was recovered in the area of Tennyson Road and Mission Boulevard. The Special Duty Unit (SDU) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. The driver of the vehicle was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant, and subsequently arrested. Inside the vehicle officers located a loaded .40 caliber handgun with the serial number filed off.

October 10, 2013 8:00AM
A marijuana grow operation was conducted throughout Hayward, San Lorenzo and San Leandro. Hayward PD, in conjunction with Alameda County Narcotics Task Force (NCNTF), San Leandro PD and DEA served 13 search warrants related to marijuana grows in single family homes. Marijuana grows were located in 11 locations, 13 suspects arrested, 1,750 plants recovered and $15,000.00 in cash seized.

October 11, 2013 12:25PM
A body was found along the Hayward Shoreline between Highway 92 and Coyote Hills. A wildlife biologist was working in the shoreline marsh and discovered the body in a tributary that runs into the bay. The body was in a state of decomposition and its identity is unknown. Alameda County Coroner’s Office responded and took custody of the body. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 11, 2013 7:30PM
An armed robbery occurred at 27400 Tampa Ave. The victim was walking past the address when the suspect approached her on foot. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and stole her purse. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 23 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, thin build; he was wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark pants. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 11, 2013 11:29PM
An armed robbery occurred on Calaroga Avenue. Three females were traveling in a vehicle, when they stopped for engine trouble. Two females got out of the vehicle, but the driver stayed inside. Two suspects approach them on foot; one suspect stood with the females outside the vehicle, and the second suspect approached the driver. The suspect brandished a handgun at the driver and took her purse. The second suspect did not rob the other two females, and both suspects fled on foot westbound on Turner Ct. The suspects are described as unknown race males, 6 feet tall and medium build; one was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and the second was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 12, 2013 5:21AM
A recovered stolen vehicle is located in front of the Internet Café on Main Street. A patrol officer noticed a motorcycle parked in front of the business and a records check shows the motorcycle as reported stolen. While waiting for additional officers to respond the suspect drives off, the patrol officer follows the suspect and found he crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of B Street and Mission Bouelvard. The suspect was arrested for the stolen motorcycle and he was found to have outstanding arrest warrants for stolen vehicles, evading the police and parole violation.

October 13, 2013 8:11AM
A home invasion robbery occurred in the 21000 block of Western Boulevard. Three suspects enter the victim’s residence; two armed with handguns, and tape his hands, mouth and feet. Suspects then steal money, jewelry and electronics from the residence. Suspect #1 is described as a black male, 20-29 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches, 160 pounds, long dreadlocks and light goatee; last wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Suspect #2 is a white or Hispanic male, 20-29 years old, 5 feet 10 inches, 250-300 pounds and short brown hair. Suspect #3 is a black male, 20-29 years old, 5 feet 10 inches, thin build and short dreadlocks; last wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.



Hayward historical society seeks volunteers for new center

HAYWARD — Downtown’s new Center for History & Culture is opening in early 2014, and the Hayward Area Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help staff it.

The society is holding an open house for potential volunteers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

Volunteers are needed for admissions, tours and galleries. Admission volunteers will greet visitors and sell store merchandise. Guides will lead tours for groups and answer questions in the galleries. Training will be provided.

The open house will be at the society’s headquarters, 22380 Foothill Blvd.  Park in the lot behind the building.

For more details, email education@haywardareahistory.org.


Hayward police blotter Sept. 30-Oct. 6

October 3, 2013 7:00AM
A directed enforcement operation occurred at 26147 Murcia St. District Command, Patrol and Code Enforcement Officials from City Hall combined efforts regarding this residence. Several subjects were arrested for felony and misdemeanor arrest warrants, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of dangerous weapons and probation violation. Multiple code violations were also documented, and will be followed up in the weeks to come.

October 3, 2013 5:38PM
A robbery occurred at 24901 Santa Clara St. #1 (AT&T Store). The suspect entered the business and used wire cutters to steal a display iPhone. When employees confronted the suspect outside the store, the suspect simulated a weapon and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, in his 30s, 6 feet 2 inches, 180 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball hat, black jeans and white tee-shirt. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 4, 2013 8:49AM
A robbery occurred in front of 27882 Manon Ave. The victim was walking along the sidewalk when the suspect approached her on foot. The suspect grabbed a gold necklace the victim was wearing around her neck. A struggle ensued and the victim was knocked to the ground. The suspect fled on foot with the victim’s necklace. The suspect is described as a black male, 18 years old, 5 feet 11 inches, thin build. He was wearing a black zip-up jacket and white pants. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 5, 2013 2:00PM
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred on the railroad track to the rear of 28222 Lustig Court. The victim was walking along the railroad tracks when he was approached by a group. Someone in the group offered to sell the victim some “drugs” but the victim refused. The suspect then struck the victim in the head with a pipe. The victim was reluctant to provide further details and his injuries are not life-threatening. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 5, 2013 5:00PM
East Bay Regional Park Police requested assistance from Hayward Police regarding a subject shooting a rifle along the Hayward shoreline. Hayward Police conducted a tactical search of the area and located the subject, along with a loaded .22 caliber rifle. The subject and weapon were turned over to East Bay Regional Park Police for further investigation.

October 5, 2013 5:45PM
An auto burglary and recovered stolen vehicle occurred in the area of 22477 Maple St. An informant called saying three suspects were breaking into her vehicle and loading her property into a van parked next to her vehicle. Responding officers located the three suspects, and all the suspects were detained after a foot chase. The victim’s property was recovered, and the van was found to be stolen.

October 5, 2013 8:00PM
Patrol officers conduct multiple probation/parole searches at 22650 Main St. (The Green Shutter Hotel). Six hotel rooms searched, and no contraband or arrests were made.

October 5, 2013 10:00PM
A stolen vehicle was recovered and one suspect in-custody at 22466 Maple Ct. (Internet Cafe). During a security check of the parking lot, an officer observes the suspect park a vehicle and walk into the Internet Café. A check of the vehicle’s license plate revealed the vehicle was reported stolen. The officer walked into the Internet Café and arrested the suspect he had previously seen driving the stolen vehicle.


Hayward Arts Council benefit Oct. 18

HAYWARD — A dinner and dance fundraiser Oct. 18 in the City Hall Rotunda benefits the Hayward Arts Council, which promotes local artists and hosts wonderful free exhibits.

“Arts in the Heart of the Bay” also will feature art, naturally; music; and a chance to mingle with other art supporters. Items to be auctioned include a getaway to a vacation home in Tahoe and a flyover of the Bay Area.

Tickets for the event are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Checks may be sent to or dropped off at the Hayward Arts Council, 22394 Foothill Blvd., Hayward 94541.

The fundraiser is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at 777 B St. For details, call 510-538-2787 or email HACmail@haywardarts.org.


Hayward business expo Oct. 7

HAYWARD — Merchants and nonprofit groups can showcase their products and services at a business expo Oct. 7.

Individuals are welcome to attend; admission is free for Hayward Chamber of Commerce members and $10 for nonmembers. Those attending can check out local businesses and organizations and sample food and drinks from local restaurants and caterers. Some new car models will be on display.

Sign-ups are being accepted from businesses wanting to take part in the expo, which will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the white tent in the St. Rose Hospital parking lot, 27200 Calaroga Ave. Booth fee is $250 for chamber members and $395 for nonmembers.

The business expo, sponsored by the chamber and the city of Hayward, will be at the white tent at St. Rose Hospital, 27200 Calaroga Ave., from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. For additional information, call the chamber at 510-537-2424 or go to www.hayward.org.


Golfing for good

HAYWARD — Golfing may be a requirement to rise through the ranks of corporations, but it can sometimes be used for the public good, too. Witness the recent Waste Management Charity Golf Tournament, which raised half a million dollars for East Bay charities.

That’s a pretty impressive number, even for a tournament with a less-than-sexy name. Well, the tournament plus a gala at the Claremont in Oakland.

The tournament, in which more than 200 people took part Sept. 4-5 at Stonebrae Country Club in the Hayward hills, was the first that Waste Management has held in California, according to a press release.

The money raised will benefit six charities:

Alameda County Community Food Bank ($95,000)
Funds will be used to buy a 26-foot truck for food distribution in Alameda County.

Chabot Space and Science Center ($95,000)
The money will pay for an environmental education exhibit and programming.

Cypress Mandela Training Center ($65,000)
The grant will expand training programs, emphasizing reuse of green construction materials and safe handling of hazardous material.

East Bay Community Foundation ($90,000)
The money will be used to create a fund to provide mini-grants to environmental issues groups in Alameda County.

Friends of Oakland Parks & Rec ($75,000)
Using matching funds, the grant will upgrade toddler lots, install shaded picnic areas and resurface tennis court at the East Oakland Sports Center.

The YMCA of the East Bay ($80,000)
Funds will underwrite a Bullying Prevention program and We Dig the Y, an urban garden/healthy eating initiative.


Hayward council to consider ways to clean up downtown

HAYWARD — The City Council’s meeting Tuesday should be a lively one, with proposed ordinances dealing with some of the problems downtown on the agenda.

A social nuisance ordinance would go after property owners who allow criminal activity, such as drug use, drug dealing, prostitution and gang activity.The staff report also mentions noisy activity during late hours and chronic unruly gatherings.

Property owners would be sent a warning letter. If the problem isn’t take care of, that’s when possible fines kick in, up to $5,000.

The ordinance is based on similar regulations in Vallejo and Stockton, where 90 percent of the problems were taken care of after a warning letter was sent.

I wonder if this would help curb the problems at the old vacant City Hall behind Safeway on Foothill Boulevard, which seems to be a magnet for people looking for a place to sleep, drug use and littering.

City staff members also are proposing regulating free outdoor food handouts on city property, which regularly draw 50 to 100 people. One of the changes would require that those serving food have a permit. I’m not sure how much the permits would cost; the staff report won’t be released until sometime Monday.

At a City Council work session in March, representatives of several groups who work with the homeless and poor objected to the permit process, including Sara Lamnin of Hayward Community Action Network. The South Hayward Parish program works to find housing for the homeless and help them become self-sufficient.

What is needed is a centralized indoor center where the poor and homeless can get not only food, but also other services to actually address the problems, Lamnin has said.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Hayward City Hall Council Chambers, 777 B St.

The agenda also mentions park hours, but again, no details until the report comes out.


ID theft, free legal advice, author reading at Hayward library

HAYWARD — Identity theft is becoming more common and sophisticated. The latest information and tips on how to protect yourself — and your bank account and credit — will be shared at a two-hour session Saturday, Sept. 21, at the main library.

Speakers will talk about common scams and forms of fraud, give practical advice on how to recognize scams and protect yourself, share referral information and where to get help.

The workshop begins at 2 p.m. at the library, 835 C St.

For more information, email or call Trudy Toll at 510-881-7974 or trudy.toll@hayward-ca.gov.

The library also will be having its monthly Lawyer in the Library on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Weekes Branch Library from 6 to 7:45 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the Main Library.

Each person gets 15 minutes of free legal advice with a licensed attorney. Onsite registration begins 30 minutes before the first session, and space is limited, with consultation being assigned by lottery.

For more information, call 510-881-7980.

Hayward’s library is a busy place, with lots of free events, including book discussions and signings by authors. The next one will be with artist Salma Arastu, who has illustrated some of 13th-century mystic poet Rumi’s works in “Turning Rumi.” It takes place from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Main Library. Arastu will bring some of her artwork and have copies of her books for sale.

For details, please call or email Trudy Toll at 510-881-7974 or trudy.toll@hayward-ca.gov.


A party to die for

SAN LORENZO — A Block Party to Die For will raise funds for the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery.

The party takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at College and Usher streets. There will be tours of the historic cemetery, carnival games, crafts and food. Live music will be provided by the Bay Area Blues Society Caravan and Leo Oliver and the Blues Knockouts.

The Friends of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery and the Hayward Area Historical Society are hosting the event, and all proceeds will support preservation of the cemetery.

The cemetery at Hesperian Boulevard and College Street in San Lorenzo recorded its first burial in 1854. East Bay historic figures William Meek and John Lewelling are among the 2,500 buried there.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for children and seniors. They can be bought at the event or in advance at 510-581-0223.


Business comings, goings

HAYWARD — Famous Dave’s is close to opening at Southland Mall. A sign in front says it’s opening July 22. There’s also a sign indicating the barbecue chain is hiring.

Famous Dave’s is moving into the old Marie Callendar’s building facing Winton Avenue that has been vacant for some time. The barbecue restaurant was serving up food at the recent downtown street fair.

And in downtown Hayward on Foothill Boulevard between A and B streets, a Filipino restaurant is opening at the former crepes restaurant. I haven’t seen a sign showing when it will open.

The consignment shop at A and Foothill is closing. It’s started a going out of business sale. Meanwhile, a few doors down, Dollar Tree has been open for awhile.

The Zumba place that was on Foothill in the same block as the consignment shop and Dollar Tree has moved to B Street next to Eden Jewelry, near Mission Boulevard.

Avocado Freddy’s is scheduled to reopen July 26. It’s on Main Street near the Jackson-Mission-Foothill intersection (the building was formerly a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet) and close to Bret Harte Middle School and St. Regis Retirement Center Avocado Freddy’s is offering some specials with its reopening; check its website for details.

If you hear of other places opening (and yes, closing, sadly), please share. Thanks!