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Hayward police blotter, June 3-9

06/04/2013 03:40 P.M.

Hayward Police Officers were flagged down by the victim of an armed robbery. The victim told officers he was robbed in the area of Soto Rd by two suspects armed with handguns who took his gold chain. The victim followed the suspects to a nearby apartment complex and then contacted a passing patrol vehicle. Officers surrounded the complex and then stopped the two suspects as they were leaving in a vehicle. Suspects were taken into custody and arrested for robbery.

06/04/2013 05:59 P.M.

Hayward Police Dispatch received a 911 call from the victim of a road rage incident. The victim advised that while he was in the area of West Tennyson Rd and Tampa Ave a male in another vehicle pointed a handgun at him. Hayward Police Officers responded to the area, located the vehicle and stopped the suspect. A replica firearm was recovered inside the vehicle.

06/05/2013 03:22 P.M.

A strong arm robbery took place in the area of Soto Road and Jackson Street; a male suspect forcibly removed a gold chain around the neck of the victim. The suspect fled on foot from the scene. The police were unable to locate the suspect after searching the area. The victim received minor injuries to his neck.

06/05/2013 08:04 P.M.

A male suspect robbed a business in the area of B Street and Vermont Street. The suspect entered the business and approached an employee from behind. The suspect simulated a weapon forcing the employee to give him money. The suspect fled from the business on foot in an unknown direction.

06/06/2013 03:18 P.M.

An armed robbery occurred to a business in the area of West Tennyson Rd and Manon Ave. The suspect entered a business, waited for customers to leave and then pulled out a handgun and demanded money from employees. Suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

06/07/2013 03:20 A.M.

A driver lost control of their vehicle, causing it to crash into a building on the corner of Foothill Blvd and A St. The building was damaged in the collision. Upon evaluation by the police the driver was determined not to be DUI.

06/07/2013 01:36 P.M.

There was an armed take-over robbery of a restaurant near Foothill Blvd and C St. Two suspects entered the restaurant with guns confronting employees and customers. Suspects took property from the customers and money from the restaurant. Police Officers responded to the area and detained subjects in the area. None of the property or weapons were recovered.

06/07/2013 04:35 P.M.

A male in the area of Westview Way and Harder Rd took his neighbors’ vehicle after threatening them. While leaving the scene with the vehicle the male shoots at the victims with a firearm. The suspect is located in the vehicle by Police Officers later in the day. The suspect is detained and a firearm is located in the vehicle.

06/08/2013 07:50 A.M.

There was a motor vehicle collision with one fatality in the area of Soto Road and Orchard Avenue. A motorcyclist collided with a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home. The motorcyclist was determined to have severe injuries and was immediately transported to the Eden Hospital Trauma Center. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased after arriving at the hospital.

06/08/2013 08:34 A.M.

An armed robbery occurred to a restaurant in the area of Hesperian Blvd and Turner Ct. A suspect armed with a handgun confronted an employee and demanded money. The employee resisted and the suspect fought with him inside the business. The suspect left the scene with money from the register. The employee was treated for injuries at Eden Hospital.

06/08/2013 11:03 P.M.

An armed robbery occurred in the area of C St and Atherton St. The suspect approached the victim and pointed a gun at him demanding money. The suspect surrendered money to the suspect who then fled in the direction of the BART station.

06/09/2013 00:32 A.M.

Police Officer responded to a call of suspicious person with a firearm. Responding Officers located the suspect who had the firearm in his possession. Two victims come forward and advised that the suspect had brandished the firearm and made threats towards them with it. The suspect was arrested and transported from the scene.

06/09/2013 06:30 A.M.

Police Officers respond to a convenience store in the area of A St and Flagg St regarding a robbery. The suspect threatened the clerk with a weapon and then took a can of beer. The suspect was located nearby by Police Officers and taken into custody.

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter, May 22-26

From the Hayward police department:

05/22/2013
22:30
The Jack In The Box restaurant on Winton Avenue at Clawiter Road was robbed. The suspect was described as a Black Male Adult, 20′s, 5’05, thin, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head, and his face covered by a light colored scarf. The suspect carried a black single strap messenger style bag, and was armed with a black semi-auto handgun. Nobody was injured.

5/24/2013
10:59
On Parkside Drive a suspect attempted to break into a home by breaking a window in the backyard. The suspect fled when the alarm on the home sounded. An alert neighbor investigated the sounding alarm and saw the suspect run from the yard to a vehicle. The neighbor was able to obtain the license plate of the vehicle. Officers used this information to identify and detain the suspect, who was on probation for burglary, and the witness neighbor identified the suspect. The suspect was arrested for burglary and several related charges.

5/26/2013
18:00
An informant reported that a woman brandished a knife at him in the downtown area. A Police Sergeant located the woman in the area and attempted to speak to her. The woman did not verbally acknowledge the Sergeant’s presence and attempt to speak with her. She suddenly reached into her purse and attempted to arm herself with a knife that was inside. She was restrained and determined to be a danger to herself or others and therefore detained for a psychiatric evaluation.

Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter May 15-21

05/15 – An anonymous person reports a vehicle is engulfed in flames on the 3400 block of Enterprise Rd. Vehicle may have been an unreported stolen vehicle. Arson is still under investigation.

05/15 – Officers patrolling the intersection of Manon Ave and Shepherd Ave make a pedestrian stop for a violation of the Hayward Municipal Code. The subject flees and is shortly captured. The subject was found to be a Parolee at large.

5/15 – A citizen is walking in the area of Tennyson Road and Hesperian Blvd when she was approached by a suspect from behind her. The suspect knocked her to the ground and took her purse, which contained an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim sustained bruising to her head and was treated at a local hospital.

5/16 – Hayward Officers work with the U.S. Marshall Service to track down a murder suspect from New Orleans. Suspect is located at a local motel and taken into custody without incident.

5/16 – Citizen on the 27000 block of Mandarin Ave hears a loud bang the night before but does not report the incident to the police. When the home owner is out in his front yard, he notices a bullet hole in the front of his residence. Upon further inspection, the bullet traveled through two interior walls. There were no casings or other evidence located at the home. No one was injured during the incident.

5/17 – A bank on the 27000 block of Hesperian Boulevard was robbed. A male entered the bank and threatened to detonate an explosive device if the teller did not hand over the money. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

5/17 – A bank on the 700 block of Southland Drive was robbed. A male entered the bank and handed the teller a demand. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. It is unknown if there are any ties to the previous bank robbery on Hesperian Blvd.

5/19 – An assault with a deadly weapon (knife) occurred near the intersection of Grand Ave and Dean St around 0300 hours (3 a.m.). An adult female was walking in the area when she was approached by two suspects. The suspects then assaulted her with an unknown object resulting in 6-8 stab wounds. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction in an unknown vehicle. The female victim is in stable condition after being treated at a local hospital. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Hayward Police Department at 293-7000.

5/19 – Hayward Vice Officers conduct minor decoy operation to crack down on selling tobacco to minors. Three (3) minor decoys were utilized and sent into thirty-nine (39) random tobacco retailers throughout the city. Seven (7) retailers sold tobacco to the minor decoys. The owners/operators of the retailers were given citations for violations of the penal code 308, selling tobacco to a minor. One (1) retailer was cited for 119405 H&S (E-Cigarette Sale to Minor). In addition to the enforcement operation, Vice Officers inspected various smoke shops and found them to be in compliance with city and state requirements.

5/19 – At 1359 hours (1:59 p.m.) a resident of 2000 block of Darwin St. reported there were two males knocking on his neighbor’s door. The informant knew the neighbor, and did not know her to have visitors as described. The subjects went to the back of the home via a side yard gate, prompting the informant to call the police. He believed the subjects might be committing a burglary. As officers arrived in the area and attempted a stealthy approach two suspects fled from the home and over fences of other homes. One suspect was encountered on Bal Harbor Ave and he surrendered without further resistance. The second suspect fled north and then west. A perimeter was established but the search met with negative results. A county K9 and East Bay Helicopter assisted in the search.

5/21 – An informant calls the Hayward Police Department from the 25000 block of Cypress Ave advising of a subject sitting in a black Lexus with a concealed handgun in his waistband. An officer locates the vehicle leaving the area of Cypress and a high risk stop is conducted. During the initial contact with the subject, Officers locate a .40 caliber handgun. As officer continues the search, they also locate illegal narcotics packaged for individual sale. Subject arrested for handgun and sales of narcotics.

5/21 – Residents report a shooting into their home on the 27000 block of Mandarin Ave. An unknown suspect shot three times into the occupied residence but no one was hit. Residents said they thought they heard someone outside just prior to shooting and saw someone running away after hearing the shots. No suspects or vehicles seen.

5/21 – An officer is driving in the area of Sleepy Hollow Ave and Tennyson Road when he sees a white Toyota Supra slowly drive past him on Sleepy Hollow Ave. The officer recalled a White Supra being reported stolen from information given during his pre-patrol briefing. The driver quickly drove away after making eye contact with the officer. The officer saw the vehicle run a red light and crash into another vehicle. When the officer arrived to the crash scene, the driver had fled. A perimeter was set up and the suspect was later identified and arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter May 8-15

05/08 – A strong arm robbery occurred on Tennyson Blvd under the BART tracks. The victim was approached by the suspect who demanded the victim’s cell phone. The victim complied out of fear and the suspect fled on foot with the cell phone.

05/08 – Officers initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle near Manon/Harris. As the vehicle comes to a stop, the driver flees from vehicle. A short foot pursuit ensues and the suspect is apprehended a short distance later. The officers search the vehicle and discover nearly 1000 pills of ecstasy.

05/08 – A robbery with a handgun occurred on the 2200 block of W. Tennyson. The suspect approached two citizens and attempted to rob them of their belongings. Both victims were able to run away. The suspect then ran to a car wash on Aldengate where he pointed a gun at a third victim. That victim sprayed the suspect with water and then ran away. There was no property taken from any of the victims, suspect is still at large.

05/09 – An Officer responded to a group of juveniles hanging around a white four door sedan. Upon arrival, she found four of them standing outside the vehicle and one sitting in the rear passenger’s seat. After checking the vehicles registration, dispatch confirmed the vehicle was stolen. One of the juveniles was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

05/11 – A robbery occurred on the 2200 block of S. Garden Ave. The victim was walking along the sidewalk when a suspect asked the victim for a dollar. The victim replied he only had $100 bills. A second suspect brandished a knife at the victim and demanded all his money. The victim gave the suspect all his money and both Suspects fled to a white mini-van parked on S. Garden and drove S/B out of the area. Loss was $300 cash.

05/12 – An assault with a deadly weapon shooting occurred near Merritt Ln. and Lindenwood Way. The victim was shot one time in the stomach while standing in the street. The victim was associated with a garage party on the 1100 block of Merritt Ln., but witnesses and victim are uncooperative. Officers located 9mm casing at the scene. The victim in stable condition at local hospital.

05/13 – An attempted Bank Robbery: The suspect entered a bank on the 900 block of B Street. He presented the teller a demand note asking for all the $100 dollar bills. When the teller asked from which account, the suspect walked away with the note.

05/13 – Assault with a deadly weapon, slashing with knife: The victim and his girlfriend got into an argument at local hotel with 2 males and 1 female. One of the suspects used a knife or similar weapon to cut the victim’s face, requiring stitches. The victim and his girlfriend were uncooperative. Suspects have not been identified.

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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Hayward police ask residents to report anything suspicious

From the Hayward police department:

“Do not hesitate to call the police. It is important for the public to feel comfortable when calling the police. If you think you should call the police, dial (510) 293-7000 (non-emergency) or 9-1-1 for a life-threatening emergency or a crime-in-progress.

“Don’t assume that someone else has called the police. Don’t worry about ‘bothering’ the police and don’t worry about being embarrassed if your suspicions prove unfounded. It is better to act than to think about what could happen if you didn’t act at all.”

REPORTING NON-EMERGENCIES

“The dispatch communications center is busy at times and may ask that you hold on the line. Please be patient. When your call is answered, be prepared to give complete information about who it happened to, what happened, where it happened, when or how long ago, and any weapons used. Give cross streets for locations and license plates for vehicle descriptions. It is also a good idea to update dispatch on information as situations change.

“Please remember that just because you see the police in your neighborhood frequently, or you see a patrol car pass by, that the police know everything that goes on there. They depend on you to be the eyes and ears for them. You have important information that they don’t always see or hear from a patrol car.”

Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter April 30-May 5

4/30/2013
19:55
Officers responded to a family disturbance on the 900 block of Snowberry Court. Officers were talking to the mother inside of the home when she disclosed her son said he would commit suicide if the police responded. The distraught man was inside of his closed bedroom when officers heard the sound of a shotgun being loaded. Officers were able to negotiate with the man and he surrendered. A loaded shotgun was recovered and seized for safe keeping. The man was detained for a psychological evaluation.

5/01/2013
00:01
A robbery occurred at the Jack in the Box restaurant at Fairway Shops on Mission Boulevard. Two suspects wearing ski masks and black hooded sweatshirts entered the Jack in the Box and ordered all employees into the kitchen. The suspects were armed with a small semi automatic handgun. The suspects took cash from the registers and fled. Nobody was injured.

06:00
Officers responded to the 27100 block of Tampa Avenue regarding a suicidal 18 year old male. The mother of the subject reported he was upset, not taking his medications, and suicidal. She reported he was armed with a large kitchen knife and locked into a patio area. When officers arrived they found the subject on the patio holding himself hostage, alternately threatening to kill himself if the officers approached and asking the officers to shoot him. On duty crisis negotiators responded to assist. After about 50 minutes the negotiators were able to talk the subject into dropping the knife and surrendering. The man was detained for a psychological evaluation.

5/2/2013
04:30
A suspect crashed an unreported stolen vehicle into a field at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Gibbons Street. Responding officers found the suspect driver was still in the vehicle. The suspect refused to comply with orders to get out of the vehicle, forcing officers to physically remove the suspect from the vehicle. The driver exhibited symptoms of alcohol intoxication and refused to submit to a breath or blood test. A warrant was obtained to require the suspect to provide a blood sample for testing.

08:15
A resident on the 22600 block of 7th Street heard about 5 gunshots around 22:30 hours the previous evening. In the morning she discovered her van was shot 5 times. The van was parked in front of the victim’s house. Nobody was injured.

10:00
Residents of Dean Street reported a suspicious van at the dead end of Dean Street. Responding Officers discovered it was a stolen vehicle with a different stolen license plate attached. The van was occupied by a female suspect and the van is believed to have been used to commit thefts and burglaries. The suspect was arrested.
***Crime Prevention Tip***
Reporting suspicious vehicles, persons, and activity can prevent crimes from occurring in your neighborhood. For more information about crime prevention and Neighborhood Alert Groups, please contact one of our crime prevention specialists at (510)293-7151 or (510)293-1043.

5/3/2013
22:26
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of W. Tennyson Road and Capri Avenue. Callers reported that occupants of two vehicles shot at each other. Officers responded and located expended shell casings in the roadway. Bullet damage was located on a parked unoccupied vehicle and on a nearby building. No victims were located.

23:49
A caller reported hearing six gunshots in the area of the 26200 block of Gading Road. Moments later an adult male subject approached the caller and stated he “just got jumped.” The subject appeared to have injuries consistent with being attacked, but no gunshot type wounds. The subject walked away before police officers arrived and was not located after an extensive area check. Officers located expended bullet casings in the intersection of Gading Road and Dumont Avenue. No shooting victim was ever located.

Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter April 22-29 (plus one from April 21)

4/21/2013

1200-2000
The HPD Vice-Intel Unit conducted a tobacco decoy operation that was funded by an Alameda County grant. The operation is designed to ensure retailers comply with state law regarding sales of tobacco products to minors. The operation occurred at 32 retail establishments in the City. A total of 9 citations were issued to cashiers for selling tobacco products to a minor.

4/22/2013

11:06
A 23 yr old victim came into the Police Department to report that he was attacked while jogging at Mt. Eden Park. The victim stated 3 male subjects approached him and pushed him down to the ground. After knocking the victim to the ground the suspects began shouting derogatory remarks regarding his clothing and sexual orientation. The victim believes that he was targeted because of his sexual orientation.

21:00
A robbery was reported to have occurred on the 1400 block of Denton Ave. A father and son were in front of their residence when two black male adults in dark clothing put guns to their heads and demanded money. The victims gave the suspects their wallets and the suspects hit the victims in the back of their heads with the gun. An Officer attempted to stop a group of 3 males who were similar in description to the suspects. Two of the subjects fled and were not detained. One of the subjects, a juvenile, was detained but was not identified by the victims. The juvenile was released.

21:05
A victim reported her boyfriend threatened her with a shotgun and she was barricading herself in her bedroom on the 700 block of Simon Street. Responding Officers encountered the victim as she was fleeing out of the residence. The suspect boyfriend was contacted on the porch as he came out of the home and he failed to obey commands of the officers. An Officer utilized a control device to safely detain and arrest the suspect.

4/23/2013

12:54
A Stabbing occurred on Broadway St. and E 16th. Two transients got into an argument over $5.00. A fight ensued and the suspect stabbed the victim once in the chest and slashed him on his arm. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was in stable condition. The suspect was identified and the investigation is ongoing.

4/26/2013

11:00
A robbery with a knife occurred on the 23600 block of Odom Drive. A female victim was crossing the street in front of her house when 2 suspects drove up in a vehicle. One suspect held a knife to the victim’s throat & demanded her purse. The suspect ripped the victim’s purse off of her shoulder & they drove off. The suspects are described as follows. The suspect vehicle was described as a blue sedan.

21:09
A strong arm robbery occurred at the CVS store at 22501 Foothill Blvd. A suspect initiated a purchase and when the cashier opened the cash register, the suspect pushed the victim away from the register and grabbed cash from the open register. The suspect then fled from the store. The suspect is described as follows: Black male adult, 30-35 years old, bald, wearing a silky silver sweatshirt, black shorts and gray shoes.

4/27/2013

21:36
A strong-arm robbery occurred at the intersection of B Street and 2nd Street. A juvenile male suspect rode his bicycle into the victim vehicle. When the victim got out of his car to check on the suspect, the suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone and ran off. Prior to the victim reporting the crime, Officer’s stopped the suspect for an unrelated offense and they located the cell phone on his person. During the detention the victim was contacted and police learned of the crime. The victim responded and identified the suspect, but declined prosecution. The suspect also related he needed medical attention due to being “hit” by the car. The suspect was released to his mother on a notice to appear.

4/28/2013

02:23
Officers attempted to stop three suspected gang members in the park on Huntwood Avenue near Tennyson Road. One male suspect tried to run away into the park. Officers chased the suspect who physically resisted the detention. Officers were able to overcome the resistance and safely detain the suspect. The suspect was found to have 3 outstanding arrest warrants, one of which was a no bail felony parole violation warrant.

15:48
A resident in the 1700 block of Bobolink Court reported that his car had been stolen and his home had been burglarized. The investigating officer learned that the victim met a female in Mountain View and they agreed to return to his home in Hayward. While at the victim’s home, the female suspect made the victim a drink and he fell asleep about 30 minutes later. When he awoke, the female was gone and property had been stolen from his home, including his vehicle. The victim believed the female may have put an unknown drug in his drink. The investigating officer was aware of a similar incident that occurred in Vallejo. A suspect was known in the Vallejo case. The victim in Hayward identified the female from the Vallejo case as the same female who stole his property.

Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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Hayward police blotter April 15-23, 2013

Hayward Police blotter for April 15, 2013 through April 21, 2013

April 15, 2013
5:25 AM
A man called HPD asking them to respond to the 700 block of Memorial Way because his girlfriend was making threats of suicide. According to the distraught man, his girlfriend locked herself inside their apartment and was refusing to come out. When officers arrived, they received no answer at the door. Feeling the girlfriend’s life may be in jeopardy, the officers forced the front door open only to find there was no one inside. The man eventually admitted that he had locked himself out of his apartment and just needed to get the door opened.

April 16, 2013
2:33 PM
Officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Florida St regarding an assault with a motor vehicle. When officers arrived they learned that the suspect and victim are neighbors and have a long standing feud. The suspect saw the victim on the street and challenged the neighbor to fight. He then began punching the victim when he refused to fight the suspect. The victim tried to run from the suspect but the suspect got into a car and chased the victim down the street. The suspect then tried to run the victim over after yelling that he was going to kill the victim. A passerby picked the victim up in his vehicle only to have the suspect chase after them and start ramming the Good Samaritan’s vehicle. HPD located the suspect shortly after arriving and arrested him for attempted homicide with a vehicle.

6:13 PM
HPD units responded to the area of 28000 Huntwood Ave regarding two subjects seen passing a handgun back and forth. When police arrived, the subjects split up and walked in different directions. Both were quickly detained and one subject was identified as the one who brought the gun. The firearm was found loaded and discarded in a bush. The suspect was arrested and the firearm was recovered.

April 18, 2013
2:11 PM
Patrol officers received a broadcast of a disturbance occurring to the rear of All Saints Church and possibly involving gang members. School Resource Officers responded and detained 6 juveniles at the church. A loaded 45 cal. handgun was located in a bush near the detained subjects. One of the juveniles, a known gang member, admitted to possessing the gun.

***Crime Prevention Note*** Notifying the police of suspicious activity can result in a crime being thwarted and possibly, as in this case, of a firearm being taken out of the hands of criminal gang members.

3:37 PM
Two subjects, one in a car and the other walking on the sidewalk, exchanged hostile words as they passed each other. It was later determined that the two suspects belonged to rival gangs. The situation escalated with both suspects exchanging gunfire. One suspect was seen going into an apartment in the 700 block of Shepherd Ave. Arriving officers surrounded the residence but no one would come out. A juvenile fled from the residence but was caught by officers. It was determined that he was not the same subject seen entering the residence although he was on probation and did go to jail. An area check where the fleeing suspect was detained revealed a loaded firearm that he had discarded. He was subsequently charged with the gun crime as well.

April 19, 2013
9:50 AM
Units were called to the 200 block of Virginia St regarding an 89 year old female who had wandered away from home. It was further reported that she suffered from the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Officers flooded the area and sent fliers of the missing woman to our neighboring law enforcement partners. An alert Community Officer saw the lady in front of K-Mart. She was returned home in good health.

10:30
A police unit was requested to the Citibank at 225 Second St regarding a suspect who was attempting to steal $35,000 through an Identity Theft scam. When the officer arrived, the suspect was still on the scene and was taken into custody. It turned out the suspect was also wanted in a HPD case where he had 45 counts of forgery and ID theft pending. He was also wanted by several local agencies and the US Postal Service for fraud related offenses.

***Crime Prevention Note***
Please visit the Identity Theft information page at http://user.govoutreach.com/hayward/faq.php?cid=11973
Or the Identity Theft Council page at

http://www.identitytheftcouncil.org/hayward

Here you can find information on prevention and remedies if you have been a victim of ID Theft.

April 20. 2013
7:41 AM
Citizens called HPD to report that there was a large man yelling “KILL KILL” at passing motorists and pedestrians as he swung a metal pipe near Weekes Park. When officers arrived they found a man weighing over 400 lbs. and still swinging the pipe. They attempted to negotiate with the man, who approached the officers with the pipe. One officer was injured in the ensuing scuffle but the suspect was ultimately taken into custody. It isn’t known what drove the man to his actions but he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

10:30 PM
The police went to the area of the 25000 block of Franklin St regarding a shooting. When they arrived they found that one man had been shot by another over money issues. The men were apparently playing dice when the argument broke out and one shot the other. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The suspect is wanted for murder. The suspect has been identified.

April 21, 2013
Residents of a home in the 300 block of Bridgecreek Way called HPD through 911 to report that they were watching 2-3 suspects through remote closed circuit TV. The suspects were in the victim’s home and were in the process of burglarizing it. Hayward PD unit surrounded the house. When the suspects came out, one was quickly taken into custody but the other two fled on foot. Officers quickly caught the other two in nearby yards. A stolen and loaded handgun was located in a vehicle deemed to belong to one of the suspects.
All suspect were charged with burglary and other related offenses.

Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Under: Crime, General, Hayward | 3 Comments »

Hayward police blotter April 8-14

April 8, 2013
1:46 AM
HPD and Hayward Fire responded to a vehicle on fire in the 31000 block of Chicoine Ave. The owner of the vehicle had no idea why someone would set fire to his vehicle. The incident is being investigated as an arson.

11:43 AM
A strong arm robbery occurred in the 700 block of B St. when a female suspect approached the victim and asked to use a cell phone. The victim provided a cell phone and the suspect took it and fled. The victim chased and caught the suspect but was pushed to the ground and the suspect got away. The victim was not injured and the suspect is not known at this time.

5:07 PM
Officers responded to the 200 block of Boardwalk Way for a male who called 911 and mentioned suicide. When officers located the male, he said he wanted the police to kill him. As the officers tried to negotiate with the irrational man, he began walking backwards into traffic and toward oncoming vehicles. Another officer was able to approach the male from behind and the police took custody of the man without injury or further incident.

April 10, 2013
3:40 PM
A strong arm robbery occurred in the bus loop at Chabot College. The victim was talking on her cell phone when she was approached from behind by the suspect. The suspect ripped the cell phone from the victim’s hands and fled on foot.

6:35 PM
Officers responded to the 400 block of Rousseau St regarding a brandishing a firearm incident. The victim and several young children were standing in front of a residence when a car occupied by 3-4 subjects drove by slowly. An occupant pointed what was believed to be a shotgun at the victim. The address is known to HPD as associated with gang activity and the suspects are believed to belong to a rival gang. No one was injured and the case is under investigation.

8:18 PM
HPD units went to the Lucky store at 25151 Santa Clara St to investigate a theft that just occurred at the store. As officers arrived, they spotted the suspect fleeing in a vehicle. The vehicle yielded to a traffic stop but the driver then threw a lit cigarette and hit an officer in the face. The suspect then became combative with officers and bit one officer on the hand. Words and actions by the suspect revealed that this incident was actually a robbery and the suspect was taken into custody and charged accordingly.

9:24 PM
HPD went to an apartment complex in the 600 block of Shepherd Ave for a man with a gun call. Upon arrival, officers saw the suspect flee over fences. Officers searched and ultimately found the suspect nearby. An article search revealed that the suspect dropped a handgun when he saw the police. The suspect was also connected to an earlier auto theft and was taken into custody with another firearm taken off of the street.

April 11, 2013
2:36 PM
A resident in the 27700 block of Tyrrell Ave notified police of an auto burglary in progress. When officers arrived, they located the suspect who violently resisted arrest but was taken into custody.

9:35 PM
A strong arm robbery occurred in the 24000 block of Mission Bl where the victim agreed to meet a potential buyer for a cell phone the victim advertised on Craigslist. The victim was confronted by two suspects who took his cell phone and fled on foot. The victim was not injured and the suspects are unknown. ***Crime Prevention Note*** This is the third time in three weeks that similar robberies have occurred as a result of a would-be buyer who steals the victim’s property after the victim advertised on Craigslist.

5:20 PM
An armed robbery was reported in the 1600 block of D St. The victim and a friend were walking on the sidewalk when the robber approached them and demanded the victim’s cell phone. The suspect pulled up his shirt to reveal a handgun. The suspect took the victim’s phone and fled on foot. The victim was uninjured and the suspect is not yet known.

April 13, 2013
6:15 AM
HPD and Hayward Fire went to the 24000 block of Silva Ave regarding a car that was on fire. The incident was deemed to be an arson based on evidence at the scene. The victim believes an acquaintance may be responsible in response to an earlier argument.

4:00 PM
A strong arm robbery occurred in the 800 block of C St when a juvenile male reached over the victims shoulder and grabbed her iPad out of her hands. The victim tried to hold onto the suspect but he was able to get away and is still at large.

4:00 PM
HPD investigated a carjacking in the 400 block of A St. The victim was selling her vehicle and agreed to meet a potential buyer. While her back was turned away from the vehicle, the buyer pointed an unknown object into her back and demanded her car keys. The suspect took the car and fled. The victim was not injured.

Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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More info on Hayward City Council candidates

UPDATE: Here’s the story.

Our  story on who’s running for Hayward City Council come June should be posting online soon. And as promised at the end of the story, you can find more information on each candidate here, as collected from the City Clerk’s Office, candidate statements, websites and interviews. Candidates in order per Secretary of State’s randomized alphabet, starting after the jump.

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Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2012
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