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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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Hayward police blotter Oct. 16-22

THUR, 10/16/14 at 8:49 AM, MARIJUANA AND TWO LOADED HANDGUNS were recovered. A citizen called police to report suspicious males jumped into an apartment complex parking lot in the 29000 block of Dixon Street. Officers stopped five truant juveniles in the area. A 9mm pistol was recovered from one juvenile and a .38 caliber pistol from the backpack of another. A third juvenile was in possession of 7.4 grams of marijuana, which was individually packaged in clear baggies. The three juveniles were arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall. The fourth juvenile was taken to the police department where he was released to his parents. The fifth juvenile was returned to his school.

THUR, 10/16/14 at 10:00 AM, A RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY occurred on the 2600 block of Warwick Place. An alert neighbor telephoned HPD to report that a few subjects were attempting to gain access into a residence through a bathroom window. The neighbor realized the males do not live at the residence. An officer, who was enroute to the address, saw the suspects driving in the opposite direction. He pulled their vehicle over and waited for assistance. After the other officers arrived, they searched the vehicle and found the victim’s jewelry in the backseat. The suspects were arrested and taken to jail.

FRI, 10/17/14 at 8:52 AM, An ON-DUTY EMERGENCY VEHICLE COLLISION occurred on Mission Blvd, south of Sorenson Road. An officer responding to a hold-up alarm on Second Street collided with a small pickup truck that pulled out from a private driveway. The truck rolled over and landed upright in the southbound lane. The patrol car subsequently struck a light pole. The officer sustained minor injuries, one of the truck occupants sustained three fractured ribs, and the other occupant sustained bruising.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 11:55 AM, a MARIJUANA GROW was discovered on the 1900 block of W. Winton Ave. The property owner was searching his rental property for a reported water leak. The owner discovered a large marijuana grow inside a unit and called the police. The officers saw about 400 marijuana plants growing inside the unit. The officers contacted the Hayward PD Narcotics Unit and froze the scene, so Narcotics Detectives could take over the investigation.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 4:23 PM, police apprehended a suspect in POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE. An officer was patrolling on Filbert and Burbank Street when he saw a man run from a vehicle. A record’s check of the vehicle confirmed it was stolen. Officers searched the area and a short time later, the suspect came out of a motor home in which he was hiding. The suspect was arrested. and the owners of the vehicle got it back.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 4:29 PM, an ENDANGERED MISSING CHILD was found. A male approximately 7-years-old was found wandering by himself near Hesperian Boulevard and Oliver Drive. The child has a cognitive disability. Four hours later, the parents were located and officers discovered the child left home because of a family argument.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 8:52 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 26000 block of Hesperian Boulevard. The suspect entered the business and pretended he was going to purchase an item. Once the cashier greeted the suspect, the suspect displayed a handgun and took cash. The suspect ran off in an unknown direction. The suspect was a light skinned black male, 5’9”, late 20’s to mid 30’s, and has a medium build. He was last seen wearing light colored jeans and was covering his face with a dark blue beanie hat.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 9:06 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 22000 block of Clawiter Road. A pizza delivery restaurant reported they were robbed. Responding officers discovered that a male suspect entered the restaurant and pointed a gun at the employees. The suspect took cash and fled on foot. The suspect was described as a dark skinned black male, about 6’0”, medium build, and dark colored eyes. He was last seen wearing dark colored ski mask, black pull-over jacket, black pants, and purple or blue socks.

TUE, 10/21/14 at 8:33 PM, an ATTEMPTED ROBBERY/ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred on 10th Street and Hancock Street. The victim and a friend were approached by the suspect who tried to rob them at gunpoint. The victim attempted to gain control of the gun and was shot once in the abdomen. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The victim did not sustain life-threatening injuries. The suspect is a tall, White or Hispanic male, about 18-20 years old, with a beard.

WED, 10/22/14 at 2:32 AM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred on Tennyson Road and Huntwood Avenue. The victim met with the suspect near the Tennyson Skate Park to discuss work. During their conversation, the suspect attempted to take the victim’s bicycle. The victim tried to ride away on his bicycle. The suspect picked up a rock and threw it at the victim, inflicting injury to the victim’s head and ear. The victim lost consciousness and fell off his bicycle. The suspect, a local transient, was last seen running northbound on Huntwood Avenue.

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San Leandro police looking for advisory board members

From San Leandro police:

SAN LEANDRO — The police department is seeking community members interested in making a difference by joining the Police Chief’s Advisory Board.

This board is made up of community members who represent the many segments of our city. The board was created in 2013 to act as a community resource for the police department and police chief in the formation of public safety strategies, development of community policing concepts and increasing public awareness.

The board is intended to provide a forum for discussions concerning community concerns, and the goal is to have a broad spectrum of viewpoints represented.

The role of board members include (but is not be limited to):

• Act as a sounding board for the police chief regarding community needs and concerns, as well as provide community feedback to proposed police programs and priorities.

Apprise the police chief of the community’s need for police services and feedback on the delivery of services

• Assist in educating the community about the function and role of the police.

• Attend monthly meetings at the police station.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. To participate, you must be a San Leandro resident or business owner.

Those interested can apply on the city’s website at:

www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/programs/chiefs_advisory_board.asp

Or call Capt. Ed Tracey at 510-577-3249.

The community plays a key role in public safety and keeping San Leandro safe,” Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli said.

“Bringing police and community members together on a regular basis is critical to our service delivery and mission. I continue my commitment to building positive relationships throughout the community and leveraging those relationships to improve the quality of life and safety in San Leandro,” she said.

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Hayward Coffee With a Cop Saturday

HAYWARD — City police will hold a Coffee With a Cop on Saturday, Oct. 25.

The informal get-together will be 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at John Muir Center (formerly John Muir Elementary School), 24823 Soto Road.

Residents are encouraged to drop by to voice any concerns, ask questions and get to know police officers.

For more information, contact Alicia Romero at 293-7179 or Gale Bleth at 293-7151.

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Hayward police blotter Oct. 3-9

FRI, 10/3/14 at 5:10 AM, a CARJACKING took place on the 500 block of C Street. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department had a tow company tow a stolen motorcycle to their yard, as the victim was unavailable to pick it up. An unknown male entered the tow yard and began to wheel the motorcycle off the property. When confronted by an employee, the suspect brandished a pocket knife and started the engine. The employee attempted to close the yard gate, however, the suspect rammed it open and drove away northbound on Alice Street. The suspect was described as a White Male Adult, 5’9”, 160lbs, and balding. He was last seen wearing a plaid checkered shirt and blue jeans.

FRI, 10/3/14 at 5:23 AM, a SHOOTING INTO A VEHICLE occurred on the 25000 block of Gading Road. Unknown suspect(s) fired several rounds into two nearby parked vehicles and the exterior of an apartment complex. Fortunately the incident was limited to property damage and nobody was injured. There was no suspect information.

FRI, 10/3/14 at 10:18 AM, an ATTEMPTED ROBBERY occurred at B Street and Mission Boulevard. The victim was sitting on a bench holding his cell phone in his hand, when the suspect attempted to take it. The victim yanked his cell phone from the suspect’s hand and backed away. The suspect briefly chased the victim (eastbound) on B Street, but ultimately fled from the area. The suspect is a Black Male Adult, with a dark complexion, about 5’11”, with a thin build, and a bald head. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a dark blue sweatshirt with gray sleeves and a thick white stripe that went across the chest.

SAT, 10/4/14 at 6:50 PM, a MURDER occurred on the 27000 block of La Porte Avenue. The Hayward Police Department was dispatched to a family disturbance call. A neighbor called to report that a subject had just walked up to him and said that he had stabbed his mother. Upon arrival, the officers detained a 20-year-old male wearing bloodied clothes, in front of him home. The officers searched the home and located a deceased 57-year-old female. The male was arrested and taken to the Hayward Jail. A media release was issued.

SUN, 10/5/14 at 8:00 AM, a SUICIDE occurred on the 27000 block of Manon Avenue. Care Home Staff advised police that they found the victim, an 86-year-old male, hanging by an electric cord in the closet of his room. The victim had only been at the facility for one week. No suicide note was found, but the victim was taking numerous medications for multiple health issues.

TUE, 10/7/14 at 11:34 AM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 2200 block of Industrial Parkway West. The victim stated that the robbery actually occurred on 10/06/14, but did not report it until the next day. The victim said two suspects grabbed him and ordered him to give them his gold chain, belt and shoes. An Officer spotted a possible suspect on Stratford Road based on the victim’s description and detained him. The victim identified man who the officer’s detained as the suspect. The victim also noted the suspect was wearing the victim’s belt. The second suspect is still outstanding and was described as a White Male, late 30′s, balding, with tattoos on his neck. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black pants. The primary suspect, who is already on probation for robbery, was taken to the Hayward Jail.

TUE, 10/7/14 at 4:11 PM, an ATTEMPTED RAPE occurred on the 300 block of West Tennyson Road. A male suspect pushed the victim to the ground and attempted to pull her pants down. The crowd of onlookers called 9-1-1 but no one intervened despite the victim’s plea for help. HPD officers arrived on-scene and interrupted the assault before the male was able to fully undress the victim. The suspect fought with the officers, in an unsuccessful effort to avoid arrest. The victim did not sustain visible injuries.

WED, 10/8/14 at 2:47 PM, a STOLEN VEHICLE was recovered on the 1500 block of Sumatra. An officer saw a stolen car stopped at the curb and saw two suspects loading property from a board and care home into the stolen vehicle. Both suspects were arrested and taken to the Hayward Jail. The owner of the stolen vehicle was notified, so he could pick it up.

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Hayward police blotter, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

THUR, 9/25/14 at 12:56 AM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON (Stabbing) was reported on Whitman Ave and Berry Ave. The informant called to report a fight in the street, during which a man was purportedly stabbed in the chest. When the officers arrived, everyone was gone and they were unable to locate any possible victim(s), suspect(s), or witnesses. Local hospitals were called but no possible victim(s) was found. A return call to the informant went directly to voicemail and a voicemail was left, but the informant did not call back.

THUR, 9/25/14 at 1:30 PM, a STRONG ARM ROBBERY occurred on the 300 block of Warner Ave. The suspect approached the victim from behind, threatened to hurt him, and demanded his MacBook. The victim handed his MacBook to the suspect, who walked away southbound on Pulaski Drive. The suspect was described as a Black Male, 30-35 years old, medium build, 5’11″, with short black hair. He was wearing a zippered yellow jacket and gray Adidas pants.

FRI, 9/26/14 between 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM, an ABC DECOY OPERATION was conducted by the Hayward Vice Unit. Twenty-two establishments were visited and two sold alcohol to the decoy minor. Administrative and “Notice-to-appear” citations were issued to the violators.

FRI, 9/26/14 at 5:04 PM, a MISSING JUVENILE AT RISK was reported on the 27000 block of Portsmouth Ave. The informant reported he was babysitting when he noticed the 4 year old boy was missing. He said the child had walked out of the home in the past, but was found in the front yard. After a quick search of the area including the residence, officers found the child asleep inside the home.

SAT, 9/27/14 at 9:46 AM, a VICIOUS DOG/BITE occurred on the 26000 block of Ventura Avenue. Several people called 9-1-1, when they heard screaming and gunshots from their neighbors’ home. When officers arrived, they discovered an 80 pound Pit Bull bit his male owner. After the owner was able to get the dog to release his bite, the dog attacked and bit his wife. The owner retrieved a handgun and had to dispatch the dog, to defend his wife. Officers found ten pounds of marijuana (ready to be shipped out of state) and five mature marijuana plants in the dog owner’s home. The male was arrested for possession of marijuana for sales and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

SAT, 9/27/14 at 10:06 PM, a TRAFFIC COLLISION (Rollover) occurred at Mission Boulevard and B Street. The two car accident caused one vehicle to rollover and the closure of Southbound Mission Blvd (between A St and C St) for about one hour. None of the involved parties suffered any critical injuries. An advisory was sent out to the public through Nixle.

SAT, 9/27/14 at 10:38 PM, a POSSIBLE NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM/LARGE DISTURBANCE occurred on the 50 block of Brookstone. Several callers reported a large house party, which devolved into a large fight in the street. Some callers advised they heard gunshots and one advised there were fireworks. When officers arrived, they found the revelers scattering, but no possible victim or any evidence to indicate a shooting did occur.

MON, 9/29/14 at 12:15 AM, a STRONG ARM ROBBERY occurred on Industrial Boulevard and Pacific Avenue. The victim agreed to purchase services from a prostitute. While making the payment, the victim was punched from behind by a second suspect and knocked to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s wallet containing visa cards, an ID, and $90. The first suspect (prostitute) was described as a Hispanic Female Adult in her late teens or early 20’s, with a thin build. The second suspect was a Black Male Adult, and stood 5’6″. He was last seen wearing a red checkered shirt. The suspects were last seen heading Westbound on Industrial Boulevard.

TUES, 9/30/14 at 2:38 AM, an ARSON occurred on the 24000 block of Amador Street. A resident was awakened by a neighbor yelling “fire!” in the victim’s apartment. The Hayward Fire Department responded to ensure that the small fire to the rear bedroom window was out. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect pried open the rear window, sprayed a flammable liquid inside, then lit it on fire. The victim told officers she was threatened a few weeks ago by an acquaintance.

TUES, 9/30/14 at 1:39 PM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY occurred in front of an Elementary School at Schafer and Gading. The victim was in front of the school buying an ice cream when the suspect walked up and ripped her gold chain from her neck. The suspect fled on foot and the victim followed him to the 700 block of Schafer Rd, where he was last seen jumping fences. The suspect was described as a Black Male Adult, 18-19 years old, 5’6”, with short black hair and red “twisties”. The suspect was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans. The victim was not injured during the incident.

TUES, 9/30/14 at 8:30 PM, an ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 25000 block of Whitman Avenue. The victim was parking his vehicle in front of his home when the suspect approached and asked for change. The suspect then pulled out a gun and demanded money. The victim quickly drove away and was not injured. The suspect is described as a Black Male Adult, 22-24yrs, 5’8”, and 160 pounds. He was last seen dressed in black, wearing a hoodie, and armed with a handgun.

WED, 10/01/14 at 9:15 PM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred on the 24000 block of Hesperian Boulevard. The victim, a non-uniformed security guard contacted the suspect in the business’ parking lot. They got into an argument and the male suspect struck the victim with a skateboard. The suspect was detained until officers arrived and arrested the suspect.

WED, 10/01/14 at 9:37 PM an ATTEMPTED CARJACKING occurred on the 26000 block of Manon Avenue. The victim was sitting in his car, when he was approached by two suspects. They began punching the victim and tried to pull him out of his vehicle. The suspects were unable to steal the vehicle and the victim was able to drive away. The suspects were described as two White Male Adults, 5’7” to 5’8”. One suspect had a slim build, and the other was heavy set.

WED, 10/01/14 at 11:40 PM, an AGGRAVATED ASSAULT occurred on the 1100 block of West Tennyson Road. The 60 year old male victim flagged down an officer to report that he was attacked by three female adults. The victim tried to purchase drugs from them, but they took his money and beat him up instead. The victim provided the officer with a description of the suspects and their van. The victim sustained injuries to his face and body and was transported to Eden Hospital. About 1:00 AM, an officer patrolling in the area stopped a similar van, during a DUI investigation. The officer noticed that the occupants matched the suspect description from the assault a few hours earlier. The officer also noticed that they appeared to have blood on their clothing and shoes. The three occupants of the van were identified by the victim as his attackers. The suspects were arrested and taken to jail for the assault, warrants, drug possession, and the driver for DUI.

 

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Hayward police blotter Sept. 18-24

THUR, 9/18/14 between 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, DIRECTED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT led by Hayward PD’s Traffic Division, was conducted on Tennyson Rd and Baldwin St. The officers cited 36 people for a crosswalk violation. Many other officers participated in this enforcement, including two Hayward PD Explorers.

THUR, 9/18/14 at 6:06 PM, an Armed Robbery occurred on the 21000 block of Foothill Blvd (Casper’s Hot Dogs). The suspect entered Casper’s Hot Dog restaurant and brandished a black semi-automatic handgun at the employees and demanded they open the cash register. The suspect then removed approximately $50.00 from the register, walked out of the restaurant, and was last seen getting into a burgundy older model SUV with tinted windows (similar to a Chevrolet Blazer). The suspect was described as a white male in his late 20′s to early 30′s. He’s 5’07”, 220 lbs, and has a scruffy beard. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and red sweatpants.

FRI, 9/19/14 at 10:14 AM, an assault with a deadly weapon occurred at Cypress/Harder. A victim who was stabbed in the neck several months ago reported seeing the same suspect in the area of Cypress/Jackson. Officers found and detained the subject at Cypress/Harder. The victim identified the suspect through an “in-field show up.” The suspect was also arrested for a warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia, and lying about his identity.

FRI, 9/19/14 between 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Hayward PD conducted an ABC decoy operation at 22 establishments. The decoy operation found five businesses that sold alcohol to the minor decoy. Criminal and administrative citations were issued at each of the five locations.

SUN, 9/21/14 at 11:37 PM, an Outside Assist was needed on the 1900 block of Harder Rd. CSUEB had a “Block Party” welcoming new students which was held outside the dorms at Pioneer Heights. During the party, a fight broke out and forced CSUEB Police to shut down the party. CSUEB asked for assistance, to which the responding units assisted with traffic control until the party came to a close.

MON, 9/22/14 at 12:49 PM, NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM incident occurred on the 600 block of Atherton Place. An 18 year old male reported he was shot while walking on Atherton Street. Six of his friends report a car speeding from the area after the gunshot was heard. The investigation revealed the 18 year old accidentally shot himself. He sustained a contact wound to his outer thigh. The bullet exited his inner thigh and lodged in his other thigh. A .22 caliber bullet was recovered at the scene.

TUE, 9/23/14 at 6:06 PM, a TRAFFIC COLLISION occurred at Harder/Soto. A 32-year-old female pedestrian was struck by vehicle. She was transported to Eden Hospital and in critical condition. On 9/24/2014, the pedestrian was pronounced as deceased. The traffic collision is currently under investigation and any witnesses are encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Department Traffic Bureau Sergeant Jason Corsolini at 510-293-7149.

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San Leandro crime is down, police report

A press release from San Leandro police:

SAN LEANDRO –For the past few weeks, the SLPD has continued to serve our community with pride and professionalism.

Between September 7 – 21, public safety dispatchers have received 3,571 calls from the public, resulting in the following:

• 2.348 calls for service were dispatched that officers responded to.
• 346 police investigations were conducted.
• 104 arrests were made of persons suspected of criminal activity.

To date this year, police report that crime has decreased by 4% from this time last year, with a total of 3,110 part 1 crime reports being reported to the SLPD. Part 1 crimes include homicide, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny, auto theft and arson.

SLPD is pleased to report that robberies and burglaries are down 27% each, and credit proactive police work and community engagement with these successes.

“I credit the decrease in crime to teamwork. We have a very engaged community, who continue to call us when they see something out of the ordinary and this leads to arrests,” said Lt. Robert McManus.

Additionally, police are solving cases through the use of video surveillance cameras. So far, 55 residences and businesses in San Leandro have registered their private systems with the SLPD, which has proven not only to be an effective deterrent to crime, but also a technological tool to assist detectives in solving cases.

Unfortunately, auto theft has increased 6% since last year. Between August 21st and September 15th, 44 vehicles were stolen in San Leandro. 33 vehicles stolen in San Leandro, were recovered by SLPD officers and officers throughout the Bay Area during that period. SLPD’s “oldest” stolen car recovered during this time was stolen in April. SLPD officers also recovered 25 cars in San Leandro that were reported stolen to other police agencies during that time period.

This past weekend, officers made arrests during 3 separate auto theft investigations throughout the city. Two of the cases were a direct result of the ALPR computer system alerting officers to stolen cars. The third case is credited to an observant resident.

On Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm, a resident in the 200 block of Julius St. called police to report someone sleeping in their car in the residential neighborhood. The car was not known to the neighborhood, and when officers arrived, they determined that the Honda Accord had been reported stolen to the Oakland Police a few days earlier. The driver, who was asleep in the car, was identified as 37 year old Cyrus Benaventura of San Francisco. Benaventura was also found to have outstanding arrest warrants, including one for auto theft.

Of concern to police is the amount of guns that have been taken from criminals since January 1st. To date, officers have seized 88 firearms, 63 of which were deemed evidence in criminal investigations. The other 15 were taken for safe keeping during domestic violence and mental-illness investigations, or submitted for destruction, as the owner no longer wanted them. This high number does not include the look-alike firearms that officers recover on a regular basis, like one that was recovered from a group of teens at Bayfair Center on Sunday afternoon.

At about 3:05pm, officers were dispatched to the Wing Stop restaurant at Bayfair Center for a report of 5 teenagers passing a handgun around. When officer arrived, they contacted 5 boys who were 16 and 17 years old from Antioch and Oakland, who were armed with a BB pistol resembling a semi-automatic pistol. The boys turned the look-alike gun over to officers and contacted each of their parents about the dangerous situation that they were involved in. Police will use the look-alike gun for training purposes, both for their staff and during community presentations.

Lt. Robert McManus is proud of the service that the SLPD provides to the community stating, “Members of the San Leandro Police Department are committed to making San Leandro the best and safest city possible for those that live, work and visit our community. We value the support of our community and the strong partnerships that we have created over the years. Without that, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are.”

For crime prevention tips please go to the Police Department’s website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd or contact our Crime Prevention Unit at 510-577-3228.

Citizens play a critical role in creating a safe environment by observing and reporting any suspicious and criminal activity to the Police. The San Leandro Police Department recommends that citizens do not participate in any direct verbal or physical involvement with suspicious persons or those who are committing crimes. The personal safety of the community is paramount.

We encourage the San Leandro community to record the details of what they observe and to report those details to the Police. This type of community involvement and partnership has proven to be a very effective crime prevention tool. Citizens act as the eyes and ears of the community first, and the extended eyes and ears of the San Leandro Police Department.

Thank you for being a force multiplier in our efforts to provide professional police services and safety to the community.

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Hayward: Dog walkers neighborhood watch program meeting Wednesday

HAYWARD — Could dog walkers and their charges take a bite out of crime?

A newly launched Dog Walker Watch Program will be discussed Wednesday at a community meeting. The watch program encourages dog walkers to act as “extra eyes and ears” for police.

At the same meeting, Hayward City Councilman Greg Jones and former city Councilwoman Anna May will talk about what makes residents interested in neighborhood issues and want to improve their community — and what turns them off.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Hayward police North District Office, 22701 Main St. (the old Hayward Area Historical Society red brick building across the street from Fire Station 1).

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Hayward police blog Sept. 4-11

Thursday, 9/4/14, approx 8:00 PM, AN ARMED ROBBERY occurred near Hesperian/Tahoe. A Black Male Adult clad in all dark clothing, confronted the female victim as she walked home. The suspect demanded the victim’s purse and cell phone. When she resisted, he slashed at her with an unknown weapon-possibly a knife. The suspect ran off with the victim’s cell phone. The victim suffered a minor injury.

Friday, 9/5/14, approx 5:30 PM, AN ARMED ROBBERY occurred at a coffee shop on the 700 block of A St. The suspect-a Black Male Adult, about 5’5”, medium build, in his 20’s, wearing large white headphones, white glasses, an oversized t-shirt and blue jeans, ordered a beverage. He lifted up the front of his shirt, exposing what was apparently the handgrips of a gun and demanded cash from the cashier. The suspect left after getting money.

Friday, 9/5/14, approx 7:30 PM, A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN AND AMMUNITION/CHILD ENDANGERMENT occurred in an apartment at a complex on the 26000 block of Gading. An officer was investigating a burglary and was directed to a specific apartment, where the possible suspect might reside. The suspect, who is a felon, was found to illegally possess a handgun and ammunition, and was arrested. His 2 yr old son had access to the gun as well. The suspect’s potential relationship to the burglary is still under investigation.

Saturday, 9/6/14, approx 9:40 AM, A FELONY HIT AND RUN occurred at Hesperian/Middle. The adult female victim was walking across the intersection in the crosswalk with the green light, when she was struck by the suspect, who was driving n/b in the #2 lane. The suspect entered the intersection in violation of the red light. The suspect stopped to check on the victim and then drove off. The suspect vehicle was found several miles away a short time later and the owner attempted to report it as stolen. The driver came to the police department the following day and admitted hitting the victim. The victim was in serious, but stable condition.

Monday, 9/8/14, approx 5:45 AM, AN ARSON occurred on the 400 block of Industrial Parkway. An unknown suspect forced entry into a vacant business and intentionally started a fire. The building sustained minimal damage.

Tuesday, 9/9/14, approx 8:30 AM, AN AUTO BUGLAR/AUTO THIEF was arrested at a strip mall, on the 19000 block of Hesperian. Witnesses called the police when they saw a suspicious man loitering in the parking lot and peering into the window of a car, as if he was planning to break into it. When officers arrived, the suspect ran, but was found hiding in some nearby bushes a short distance away. Property which was taken from the burglarized car was found near the suspect and officers discovered the suspect drove there in a stolen car.

Tuesday 9/9/14, approx 1:00 PM, A LOADED GUN/METHAMPHETAMINE SEIZURE occurred in an apartment, at a complex on the 1200 block of C St. A 17 yr old female victim called a 3rd party to report that a man came into her apartment, pointed a gun at her and then ran off. The 3rd party (a counselor) reported this to police. Officers contacted occupants of a neighboring apartment and recovered a loaded gun and about 2.6 oz of methamphetamine. The suspect who brandished the gun was not present. The investigation continues.

Wednesday, 9/10/14, approx 12:45 AM, AN ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 26000 block of Jennings. Two Hispanic Male Adults confronted the male victim in front of his house. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his wallet and cell phone. The victim gave it to them and they fled in a silver Toyota Corolla, with paper plates, which was occupied by two other Hispanic Male Adults.

Wednesday, 9/10/14, approx 8:50 AM, A MOTORIST COLLIDED WITH A POLICE CAR at Harder/Jane. The motorist entered the intersection against the red light and struck a police car already in the intersection. It was a low speed collision and no injuries were reported.

Wednesday, 9/10/14, approx 11:40 AM, SUSPECTED EXPLOSIVES RECOVERY occurred on the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway. A metal recycling business called police when they found what appeared to be an explosive device (mortar rounds). The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit responded to assist and ultimately determined the device was inert.

Wednesday, 9/10/14, approx 11:10 PM, AN ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM/NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A GUN occurred on the 22000 block of Montgomery. The male victim was walking on Montgomery from the BART Station, when he heard footsteps behind him and turned around. A Black Male Adult, about 5’9”, wearing his hair in a short Afro and a dark shirt and dark shorts, pointed a gun at the victim. The suspect shot at the victim several times. The victim fled and was not injured in the attack. The victim did not know the suspect and didn’t know why the suspect would shoot at him.

Thursday, 9/11/14, approx 3:50 AM, A COMMERCIAL BURGLARY occurred on the 23000 block of Mission Bl, at a fast food restaurant. A man making a delivery to the fast food restaurant saw the male suspect inside the business, in an area which was supposed to be closed/secured, so he called police. When officers arrived, they noticed the suspect broke a window to get into the business, so they surrounded it, before trying to contact the suspect. Meanwhile the suspect continued burglarizing the business, attempting to remove a cash register. The suspect was arrested.

Thursday, 9/11/14 approx 3:55 AM, A MOTORIST COLLIDED WITH A PARKED POLICE CAR at Watkins/Jackson. One of the officers investigating the commercial burglary, parked his patrol car on Watkins, near Jackson. An elderly male motorist accidentally rear ended the patrol car, pushing it up over the sidewalk and into a tree. The patrol car was unoccupied at the time and the motorist was uninjured.