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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.

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Hayward police blotter Aug. 28-Sept. 2

Thur, 8/28/14, approx 4:00-10:00 PM, AN ABC DECOY OPERATION occurred throughout Hayward. HPD’s Vice Unit conducted a decoy operation, visiting 16 establishments. Only 3 sold alcoholic beverages to an underaged person.

Fri, 8/29/14, approx 6:00 AM- 4:00 PM, A GANG SUPPRESSION OPERATION occurred throughout Hayward. HPD’s Special Duty Unit and Special Duty Investigation Unit collaborated with other local agencies to serve arrest warrants and conduct probation searches. Two people were arrested.

Fri, 8/29/14, approx 10:30 PM, AN ARMED ROBBERY occurred on Mediterranean Ave @ the Silver Star Veteran’s Park. The male victim was walking his dog, when he was approached from behind by the three suspects (three Black Male Adults-no further description). One of them punched him in the head and knocked him down, while another one pointed a gun at him and took the victim’s IPhone and wallet. The victim incurred minor injuries.

Sat, 8/30/14, approx 8:00 PM-2:00 AM, A DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE (DL) CHECKPOINT occurred @ Foothill/City Center. HPD’s Traffic Unit set up a DUI/DL checkpoint, screening 773 vehicles, making 3 DUI arrests, and citing 31 suspended/unlicensed drivers.

Sun, 8/31/14, approx 12:30 AM, A MEDICAL ASSIST occurred @ City Hall. A transient male climbed onto an approx 4’ high wall that secures a large generator. The other side of the wall drops down about 20’, to the base of the generator. The male lost his balance and fell down to a service area between the generator and the wall. He was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, due to minor injuries to his lower body.

Tues, 9/2/14, approx 11:45 AM, A LOADED GUN was recovered @ Sleepy Hollow/Bahama. A neighbor saw three Black Male Adults jumping a fence to enter secured property belonging to a business. Officers arrived just as the males jumped back over the fence. One of the males was found to have a loaded gun in his backpack and was arrested.

Tues, 9/2/14, approx 1:00 PM, A PHYSICAL ELDER ABUSE occurred on the 900 block of Collins Ct. A 50 year old female tried to beat her 80 year old father with a large metal dog brush. She kicked her father and 80 year old mother several times each, inflicting visible injuries. The daughter was arrested and an Emergency Protective Order was obtained, barring the daughter from returning for several days.

Tues, 9/2/14, approx 3:30 PM, A NARCOTICS SALES SUPPRESSION OPERATION occurred throughout Hayward. HPD’s Narcotics Unit obtained two search warrants and recovered cocaine, ecstasy, two handguns, over $8000 cash, and located a marijuana growing operation. Two people were arrested.

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Hayward police blotter, Aug. 22-27

FRI, 8/22/14 at 10:26 PM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY occurred. Two hours prior to reporting the incident, a 14-year-old male victim was walking in the area of D Street and 2nd Street, when four black male adults surrounded him. The victim was punched once and he fell to the ground. The suspects searched the victim’s pockets and took his cell phone, IPod, debit card, and $6. The suspects were described as black males, in their late teens or early twenties.

FRI, 8/22/14 at 11:08 PM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred. A passerby saw a male lying down in greenway at Bishop Street and Cascade Avenue. The Hayward Fire Department responded and determined the victim was suffering from two stab wounds to his right chest area and from facial injuries. The unknown victim was combative and had to be restrained on gurney. The victim was transported to Eden Hospital, where they reported the victim had significant brain hemorrhaging. Hayward police fingerprinted the unknown victim and obtained his identity. On 8/27/14, no change to the victim’s medical status.

SAT, 8/23/14 at 1:32 AM, Hayward PD had an outside assist with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. ACSO deputies pursued a stolen vehicle into our city. The female suspect crashed her vehicle at Sycamore/Thomas. The suspect collided with a parked vehicle on Thomas causing it to flip over and land in a yard on top of a vehicle. No Hayward PD units were involved in the pursuit. The suspect was arrested by ACSO and taken to jail.

MON, 8/25/14 at 10:57 AM, Hayward PD had an outside assist with ACSO on the 300 block of West Jackson Street. An Eden Township Station (ETS) deputy stopped a vehicle that had just been involved in an armed robbery. Three suspects were detained near a gas station’s gas pump. Another suspect ran into the store of the gas station and locked himself in the bathroom. The store was evacuated and a perimeter was established around the business. The suspect eventually walked out of the store and was taken into custody.

MON, 8/25/14 at 3:18 PM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 900 block of B Street. An intoxicated victim was accosted by two black males. They took his cigarettes and $250 in cash from his shirt pocket by tearing the pocket open. The victim was uncooperative and kept changing his story. The primary officer is investigating the case.

TUE, 8/26/14 at 5:55 AM, an INDECENT EXPOSURE occurred at a restaurant on the 20000 block of Hesperian Boulevard. The victim was parking her car when she saw the suspect walking towards her. The victim got out of her car and headed for the restaurant when she turned around she saw the suspect shaking his exposed penis at her. The suspect fled towards another store when a vehicle entered into the parking lot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic Male Adult, 6’0”, 165 lbs., 30-35 yrs. old, short dark hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie and black pants.

TUE, 8/26/14 at 7:25 AM, A HIT AND RUN occurred on W. Tennyson Road and Baldwin Street. The victim was walking southbound on Tennyson Road when the suspect vehicle struck him. The driver backed up, drove around the victim and fled westbound on Tennyson Road. A passerby found the victim bloodied and took him to St. Rose Hospital. The suspect vehicle was described as a white, 4-door Toyota. The suspect driver was a Hispanic female with blonde hair. The victim was intoxicated. The victim sustained serious facial injuries from the collision and was unable to recall any further details from it.

TUE, 8/26/14 at 1:47 PM, a HAZMAT incident occurred on the 3100 block of Depot Road. Strong chemical odor and smoke was seen coming from a business. The Hayward Fire Department requested Hayward PD to assist in traffic control around the area of the address to include blocking the highway 92 off ramps. The chemical odor was reported as far south as Mt Eden High School. A “Shelter-in-place” advisory was given to nearby schools and businesses. Hayward PD sent out Nixle alerts to keep the citizens informed. There was media coverage of the incident, which was handled by Hayward FD. There were no reported injuries from this incident.

WED, 8/27/14 at 11:30 AM, a Probation Search occurred on the 26000 block of Lakewood Way. The Narcotic’s Unit conducted a probation search and arrested a subject who was suspected of selling Marijuana.

WED, 8/27/14 at 12:59 PM, A ROBBERY occurred at Southland Mall. A clerk at a jewelry store was showing a ring to the suspect. The employee took possession of the suspects ID and gave it back after the suspect returned the ring. The suspect then forcefully grabbed the ring from the clerks hand and fled out the mall.

WED, 8/27/14 at 5:04 PM an ATTEMPTED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred on the 500 block of Tennyson Road. An employee at the hair salon was fired and tried to cut another employee with a knife. The staff of the salon held the suspect down until police arrived. The ex-employee was arrested and no one was injured from the incident.

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Hayward police blotter Aug. 4-10

THUR, 8/7/14 at 9:50 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY WITH A HANDGUN occurred at Ted’s Pharmacy, 27000 block of Hesperian Blvd. The suspect stole controlled pain medications and drove off in an off-white vehicle. An officer recalled a suspicious vehicle from the day before at Ted’s Pharmacy. The vehicle and its license plate matched the robbery suspect’s vehicle. Police looked up the vehicle’s registry information and found the car on Gettysburg Ave. A search warrant was issued and the home was surrounded by Hayward‘s Special Duty Unit. SDU called out the occupants out of the home, including the suspect, who came out willingly. The victim positively identified the suspect through an in-field show up. The pain medications and the suspect’s gun (a loaded .45) were recovered inside the home. Investigations spoke to the suspect and he confessed to committing the robbery and to others crimes as well.

FRI, 8/8/14 at 7:24 PM, a nine-year-old child was riding his bicycle on Dolphin Lane crossing onto Florida Street when a vehicle traveling westbound struck him. The boy was trauma activated to Children’s Hospital (Oakland) with non-life threatening injuries.

SAT, 8/9/14 at 1:08 PM. Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop for a registration violation. The officers smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage and marijuana emitting from the vehicle. During a consent search, the officers located Xanax pills in a clear baggie, opened and unopened beer cans, and a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol with a ten round magazine. One of the passenger confessed to the officers that the pills and the gun were his. He described the gun and the pills to the officers, ensuring them of his ownership. Both occupants were arrested.

SAT, 8/9/14 at 3:59 PM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY incident occurred adjacent to the Burger King located on Mission Boulevard and Industrial Parkway. Four suspects assaulted the victim and stole his wallet and cell phone. The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1 is a Black female in her mid 20’s, 5’8”, medium build. She was seen wearing a red jersey with #5 written on front.
Suspect #2 is a Black female, 5’8”, pink hair, and wore a black Tee shirt.
Suspect #3 is a Black female adult with no description.
Suspect #4 is a Black male adult, 5’9”, thin build; he was wearing a black shirt, black pants, and wore a black beanie hat.

SUN, 8/10/14 at 12:54 AM, Officers responded to the area of Thelma and Barker for a naked man running down the street. The suspect charged at one of the officers as she exited the patrol vehicle. She was able to restrain the suspect until another officer was able to help her. The officers called an ambulance to transport the suspect to the hospital for a psychological evaluation. No injuries were reported to the officers or suspect.

MON, 8/11/14 at 2:26 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY WITH A HANDGUN incident occurred at the Subway located on the 26000 block of Mission Boulevard. The suspect entered the store, armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The suspect ran towards Sorenson Road and was seen getting into a white car driven by a white female. The car sped southbound on Mission Boulevard. The suspect is a white male, mid 20’s, 6’0”, and heavy set. He was last seen wearing a black/gray SF Giants hat, red bandanna, black hooded sweatshirt with writing on front and back, tan shorts and tan work boots.

WED, 8/13/14 at 5:20 PM, a report of a man BRANDISHING A FIREARM on the 27000 block of High Country Drive. The victim was walking on High Country Drive when the suspect came out of his home, yelled, and pointed his shotgun at the victim. The victim called police, but informed them that he did not want to press charges against the suspect. After the police made contact with the suspect, they determined that he needed a psychological evaluation and sent him to the hospital.

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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.

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Hayward police blotter July 24-31

Thursday, 7/24/2014, approximately 9:39 AM – A burglary occurred to a residence on the 900 block of Sunset Blvd. The suspects were seen fleeing the location by a witness in a dark colored Honda or Toyota sedan with a partial California license plate of “3UU.” The suspects were described as two Black males.

Friday, 7/25/2014, approximately 12:42 PM – Officers responded to the 24000 block of Tioga Road regarding an assault. It was determined that a delivery driver assaulted the resident of a home with a hand truck. The suspect was arrested and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Friday, 7/25/2014, approximately 9:15 PM – Officers from the Special Duty Unit conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle being driven by a driven by a male in the 25000 block of Gading Road. During a probable cause search of his vehicle, a loaded handgun and narcotics for sales were located. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle and narcotics for sales.

Saturday, 7/26/2014, approximately 10:53 AM – Officers responded to the report of robbery that occurred at a bank in the 22000 Block of Foothill Blvd. It was determined that a female suspect walked into the bank and presented a note demanding money. She claimed to have a gun, but none was seen. She fled the bank of foot in an unknown direction. She was described as a Black female adult, early 30’s, 5’10”, large build, black hair with burgundy highlights and last seen wearing a black baseball cap, gray jeans, a teal windbreaker and carrying a black purse with metal studs.

Anyone within information regarding this bank robbery is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

Sunday, 7/27/2014, approximately 12:01 AM – Officers responded to the report of shots fired the intersection of Santa Clara Street and Banbury Street. It was determined that a large party where guests were being charged admission had just broken up in the 24000 block of Broadmore Avenue. Several “party crashers” arrived at the location, causing fights to break out at the residence and the adjacent street. An unknown suspect then shot at a vehicle belonging to someone picking up party guests, striking it three times, but no one was injured. The homeowner who hosted the party was later cited under the City’s Social Host Ordinance.

Monday, 7/28/2014, approximately 5:30 AM – Officers responded to an alarm call at a business in the 22000 block of Foothill Blvd. The owner of the business was monitoring the video and audio surveillance system from home and could hear power tools and voices inside the closed business. Officers responded and surrounded the business and made efforts to call the suspects out of the business via public address systems and telephone calls. Officers then began searching the building and three suspects were located in the attic above the business and taken into custody. All three suspects were booked on the charges of Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary.

Tuesday, 7/29/2014, approximately 4:55 AM – An armed robbery occurred to a business in the 24000 block of Mission Blvd. A citizen called 911 to report seeing two males wearing masks enter the business and noticed a third male standing outside who appeared to be a “lookout.” All three males fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash eastbound on Highland Blvd. The suspects were described at Hispanic males, dark clothing and wearing hoodies with masks.

Anyone within information regarding this armed robbery is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

Tuesday, 7/29/2014, approximately 9:58 AM – Officers responded to the 27000 block of Gainesville Ave to assist Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies who were attempting to serve a civil eviction notice at a residence. Upon their arrival, they located suspicious notes and other items within the house to make them believe the home might be wired with improvised explosive devices (IED’s). They Sheriff’s Office was not sure if the home was currently occupied. The Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and Hayward Police Department’s Special Response Unit were activated and responded to the scene. A search of the residence yielded no explosive devices or materials and there was no one home at the time. Nearby residents were allowed to return to their homes at about 5:30 PM.

Tuesday, 7/29/2014, approximately 6:15 PM – Officers responded to the 1100 block of Rex Road regarding the report of an Armed Home Invasion Robbery. The victim reported that he was sleeping and suddenly awoken by an unknown male placing a pillow over his face and demanding money. The suspect fled the scene after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim. The victim could only describe the suspect as having an Asian accent.

Anyone within information regarding this armed robbery is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

Thursday, 7/31/2014, 12:30 AM – Officers responded to the area of Montgomery Street and A Street regarding an Armed Robbery. The victim reported that he was walking in the area when he was approached by two males, one of which was armed with a knife, and demanded his backpack. The victim complied and the suspects ran off and got into a small silver vehicle and drove off. The suspects are described as Hispanic male adults, 22 to 25 years old, 5’7”, medium builds and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone within information regarding this bank robbery is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

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Hayward police blotter, July 16-23

Wednesday, 7/16/2014, approximately 7:52 AM – A robbery occurred in the 400 block of West Tennyson Road. Two Black males walked up to the victim who was in his parked vehicle. The suspects demanded money and told the victim they had a gun. The victim handed the suspects cash and they ran off in an unknown direction. Both suspects were Black males, 30 years of age, and wearing black jackets.

Wednesday, 7/16/2014, approximately 5:21 PM – A suicidal juvenile was located at a building in the 22000 block of Foothill Blvd and threatening to jump off the top of a parking structure. Officers successfully negotiated with the juvenile who agreed to come down off the ledge. He was placed on a psychiatric evaluation hold and transported to a local hospital.

Thursday, 7/17/2014, approximately 10:00 AM – The Hayward Police Communications Center received several phone calls from a male making credible threatens to start “murdering cops.” On 7/19/2014, the suspect was identified and located in the 22000 block of 2nd Street. The male suspect is currently in custody for Threatening Public Officials and Annoying/Harassing Phone Calls via 911 System.

Thursday, 7/17/2014, approximately 6:30 PM – An armed robbery occurred to an ice cream cart vendor at La Porte Ave and Everglade St. The suspects were described as a Hispanic male and female. The suspects took cash from the victim and fled the scene on foot.

Friday, 7/18/2014, approximately 10:26 PM – The Hayward Police Department received several 911 calls describing a group of 50 juveniles fighting in front of a business located in the 1000 block of B Street. Upon HPD’s arrival, the group dispersed. There were no reported victims or damage as a result of this incident.

Friday, 7/18/2014, approximately 11:32 PM – Officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance between a male and female in a vehicle on Pensacola Ave and Sumatra Ave. It was determined that the male had forced the female into sex trafficking and was assaulting her. The male was later arrested for pimping and pandering. The female was provided with victim services.

Saturday, 7/19/2014, approximately 12:42 PM – A vehicle versus pedestrian collision occurred near the intersection of Dixon ST at Copperfield AV in the City of Hayward. During this collision a minivan was traveling southbound on Dixon ST and collided with a 5-year old boy who was running across the street. The child, who lives in front of the collision scene, sustained major injuries and was transported to Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Sadly, the boy died from his injuries Monday evening (7/21/2014). The driver is cooperating with the investigation and alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be a factor. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
Any witnesses are encouraged to contact Sergeant Jason Corsolini at the Hayward Police Department Traffic Bureau at 510-293-7149.

Saturday, 7/19/2014, approximately 8:09 PM – Hayward Fire Department reported that a female came to their station located on Hayward Blvd to report she was the victim of a kidnapping out of Santa Cruz, CA. She indicated her ex-boyfriend abducted her from a park in Santa Cruz at gunpoint on Thursday, 7/17/2014. The victim returned home to Santa Cruz and the investigation was forwarded to the Santa Cruz Police Department for further investigation. The suspect in this investigation was not located by the Hayward Police Department.

Sunday, 7/20/2014, approximately 9:56 PM – Officers responded to the report of shots fired in the area of Oliver Drive and Del Norte Court. Upon arrival, they located a 17 year old male with a single gunshot wound to his head. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is currently in critical condition. No one has been arrested in this incident and it is currently under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

Sunday, 7/20/2014, approximately 11:34 PM – A strong armed robbery occurred in the 25000 block of Madeline Ave. The victim reported that he met the unknown suspect via social networking web site and arranged to meet in front of an address on Madeline Ave. Upon arrival, the suspect got into the victim’s vehicle and demanded money and his cell phone. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. The victim knew the suspect as “Bruce” and described him as a Black male adult, 24 to 25 years old, 5’7” and short hair.

Tuesday, 7/22/2014, approximately 12:06 AM – A shooting occurred in the 26000 block of Patrick Ave. The juvenile victim indicated he was shot at from a suspect in a moving vehicle while standing in front of a residence. The juvenile sustained a non-life threating wound to his torso and transported to a local hospital. No firearm was recovered in this investigation.

Tuesday, 7/22/2014, approximately 7:30 PM – Officers respond to the report of an incident where a female suspect intentionally ran over her boyfriend with her vehicle in the 900 block of Torrano Ave. The suspect was located and arrested at the scene and the victim transported to a local hospital with non-life threating injuries.

Tuesday, 7/22/2014, approximately 7:40 PM – Officers responded to the area of Mission Blvd and Foothill Blvd regarding a shooting. It was determined that male was seen hanging out of the front passenger window of a black 4 door sedan and shooting at another unknown vehicle and motorcycle as they traveled northbound on Foothill Blvd. The suspect was described as a White or Hispanic male, medium build with a shaved head with a small pony tail on the back. None of the people involved in the incident have been located or contacted police and no potential victims were located at nearby hospitals.

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Hayward police blotter July 9-15

Wed, 7/9/14, approx. 8:05 PM, a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/CARJACKING occurred in the 2000 block of Aldengate: A man asked to borrow his girlfriend’s car. When she refused, he threatened to put a gun in her mouth and she complied out of fear. The car was later recovered on 7/11/14 by the Oakland Police Department.

Thur, 7/10/14, approx. 9:20 AM, a RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY occurred in the 22000 block of S Garden Ave: A neighbor saw two males climb up a balcony and through a window into an apartment. The neighbor didn’t recognize the males and called the police. Officers surrounded the apartment and with the assistance of a police canine, officers were able to talk the males into voluntarily exiting the apartment. It turned out they indeed did not live there and they were arrested.

Thur, 7/10/14, approx. 11:40 AM, an AUTO THEFT/PASSING A FRAUDULENT CHECK occurred at a liquor store in the 300 block of Winton Ave: A clerk called the police to report a female who used a fraudulent check to make a purchase earlier, returned to the store. When police arrived, they saw the female being driven away by a male in a truck. Before officers could stop them, the male pulled over and let the female out of the truck. Officers discovered the truck was stolen and were able to stop the man driving it. Officers searched the area where the female was last seen and found her hiding in a nearby business, so she was arrested as well.

Fri, 7/11/14, approx. 10:40 AM, an ARSON/RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION occurred in the 29000 block of Dixon St: The male suspect returned to his estranged wife’s apartment in violation of a restraining order, after being released from jail for domestic violence. The male began damaging and destroying property inside the apartment. The noise woke up the victim, who snuck out of the apartment and went to work. The male phoned the victim at her work and said he was going to destroy her property. When the victim came home, she discovered the suspect burned some property inside the apartment and then apparently put it out with a fire extinguisher.

Fri, 7/11/14, approx. 9:30 PM, a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE occurred in the 1500 block of Macatera: The male suspect punched his girlfriend in the face, inflicting visible injury. The male immediately began stabbing himself in the upper body. He was admitted to a local hospital for medical treatment for his injuries, which were not critical.

Sun, 7/13/14, approx. 3:25 AM, a NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM occurred in an unknown location in Hayward: A male came to a local hospital after he was shot in the lower body. Initially the man said it occurred while he was walking down a street, but his injury was not consistent with the information he provided. The man said he accidentally shot himself, but did not provide any investigative information.

Mon, 7/14/14, approx. 2:10 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred at D/Atherton: Four to five black males demanded the male victim give him his backpack containing his wallet and other property. One of the males had a gun and pointed it at the male, as they made this demand, so he gave it to them. When officers arrived, they were able to use GPS technology to locate the stolen property on the 500 block of Dean St. An adult male and juvenile male found with the property and a gun, were identified by the victim as two of the males who robbed him. The males were arrested.

Mon, 7/14/14, approx. 4:40 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred at a sandwich shop in the 31000 block of Mission Bl: A white male (about 35 yrs old, about 5’7”, medium build, wearing a black baseball cap and black shirt) pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money, then ran away.

Tues, 7/15/14, approx. 12:30 AM, a CARJACKING occurred at Holy Oake/Mediterranean: A male suspect (unknown race/age, wearing dark clothing, with a hoodie covering his face) approached the male victim, as he stood near the door of his 2004 blue Range Rover. The suspect demanded the victim’s car keys. No weapon was seen or simulated. The Range Rover was later recovered, unoccupied in Oakland.