From the Hayward police:
On the morning of March 13, 2014, Hayward Police Department initiated a Synchronized Multi-Agency Safe Housing (SMASH) operation at an apartment complex located in the 27000 block of Tyrrell Avenue, in response to numerous community complaints and police calls for service for drug activity, disturbances and blight.
The operations resulted in two arrests for drug-related crimes and a parole violation. Several fire, health and safety code violations were also noted at the location.
The overall mission of this SMASH operation was to foster a safe and secure environment and improve the quality of life for the citizens residing in the area.
The Hayward Police Department District Command Unit and Special Response Unit would like thank the following city and law enforcement partners for their participation in this successful action: Assistant City Attorney Office, Hayward Fire Department, City of Hayward Code Enforcement, Youth & Family Service Bureau, State Parole and Alameda County Probation.
03/05 03:00 PM
A robbery occurred in the 25000 block of Franklin St. A female victim was walking home when she was approached by two males who battered her and took her purse. The suspects were chased from the scene and abandoned the purse. The incident is being investigated by School Resource Officers.
03/06 12:58 AM
Officers were called to the area of Whitetree Street regarding suspicious subjects attempting to open doors to parked vehicles. Responding patrol officers locate three subjects nearby who match the general description of the suspects. All three are arrested for various criminal violations.
03/06 11:31 AM
A resident arrives home in the 29000 block of Dixon St. and discovers three males leaving his apartment carrying out his property. The resident gets the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle which is broadcast to responding patrol units. The vehicle is located and followed northbound on Interstate 880. The vehicle is lost in the area of 98th Avenue in Oakland. Investigation Bureau will be following up on the case.
03/07 04:48 AM
An arson occurred on the 22000 block of 7th Street. HFD responded to a fire in the carport area which is deemed suspicious. HPD arrives and determines that the vehicle at the point of origin had been involved in a recent custody dispute. Investigation Bureau will be following up with HFD.
03/09 08:15 PM
A home invasion robbery occurred at a residence in the 800 block of St Bede Lane. The victim got into a dispute with an acquaintance who called suspects over to the location. The suspects force entry and attack the victim. Then they take property from inside the residence and drive away. Officers respond and locate the suspects as they are driving away. The suspects are identified and arrested.
02/24 12:35 AM
A citizen informant observes a group of males behind a business on the 14000 block of West Jackson St. The citizen observes one of the subjects go behind the business and then hears three gun shots. Officers arrive and detain all of the suspects. A subsequent probation search of one of the suspect’s nearby residence produces a firearm.
02/24 08:05 AM
Officers locate a stolen vehicle parked in a parking lot of a business in the area of Turner Ct and Calaroga Ave. As officers are observing the vehicle they see a male exit a nearby parked vehicle. When officers attempt to contact the male he flees. He is eventually stopped and it is discovered the vehicle he was sitting in was an unreported stolen vehicle from another jurisdiction.
02/24 03:46 PM
Officers respond to a business regarding a stolen computer tablet. The victim business is able to provide suspect information, which lead officers to a nearby address. Officers attempt to contact the suspect who runs into the address. When the suspect comes, out he is detained and officers write a search warrant for the address. Officers enter with the warrant and recover the stolen property.
02/26 09:00 PM
Police officers received information that a burglary parolee at large was hiding out at a home on B St. Officers respond and surround the residence. When officers attempt contact, the parolee jumps out of a window in an attempt to flee and is captured.
02/27 05:15 PM
A robbery occurred outside of City Hall in downtown Hayward. A group of males approached the victim and surrounded him. The victim was assaulted and his wallet and cell phone were taken. The suspects fled in the direction of Mission Blvd. The incident is being turned over to the Criminal Investigations Bureau for further investigation.
02/27 11:27 PM
Police dispatch received multiple calls of males shooting guns into the air from different vehicles. This took place during a memorial service for s subject killed in a motorcycle accident the year before. A search of the scene turned up a discarded handgun and expended rounds.
02/28 01:46 AM
Officer respond to a shooting which occurred on the 1700 block of B St. Officer locate the shooting scene with expended casings. A local hospital calls a short time later when the victim with gunshot wounds shows up for treatment. The Criminal Investigations Bureau is handling the investigation of the incident.
03/01 08:05 PM
Officers were called to a report of male juveniles throwing rocks onto cars driving under the railroad tracks at Harder Rd and Huntwood Rd and at Jackson St and Huntwood Rd. Officers locate the suspects and detain them on West Winton Ave. The suspects are identified as having been part of a series of similar vandalisms that occurred the previous night. Suspects were arrested and transported to juvenile hall.
02/10 11:30 AM
An unknown suspect(s) used lighter fluid to set fire to an AT&T junction box in the area of Huntwood Ave and West Tennyson Rd. This shuts down phone service and causing significant damage to the phone box.
02/17 10:00 AM
The Hayward Police ABC/Vice Unit conducted a special tobacco enforcement operation visiting several licensed establishments in Hayward. Several were found to be in violation of related state and municipal codes and were issued citations; one simulated gambling device was seized from an establishment.
02/18 03:54 AM
A subject was seen exposing himself to employees in the shopping center at the corner of West Tennyson Rd and Hesperian Rd. The suspect was identified using the registration of his vehicle. The suspect was reported to have done this several times in the past several days at around the same time each day. On 02/19 Police officers set up a stakeout for the suspect and arrest him when he returns to the scene to commit the crime again.
02/20 02:11 AM
An officer observes a vehicle committing a traffic violation in front of him. When the officer tries to stop the vehicle, the driver crashes the vehicle. The vehicle is found to be stolen from another jurisdiction and the driver is arrested. Narcotics and a loaded firearm are also recovered from inside the vehicle.
02/21 02:20 PM
Officers are called to a local hospital for a male suffering from head injuries. The victim states he was struck by an unknown suspect while drinking at the railroad tracks on Industrial Blvd and Hwy 92.
02/21 03:43 PM
Officers respond to a report of shots fired in the 25000 block of Industrial Blvd. When Officers arrive they locate several spend shell casings but no victims. Witnesses indicate there had been a disturbance between several subjects but all had left prior to police arrival.
02/22 06:18 AM
Officers respond to a report of a burglary in the 28000 block of Hesperian Blvd. Upon arrival they locate a witness with video of the incident. Officers view the video and see footage showing the suspect. Officers begin a search for the suspect in the area, and a matching suspect is contacted on the 2200 block of Industrial Pkwy West. A search of a nearby property controlled by the suspect locates some of the stolen merchandise from the victim businesses. The suspect is arrested for burglary.
02/23 10:40 AM
Officers respond to a report of a burglary to a residence in the 500 block of Cottage Park where property is taken from a garage. Officer had responded to the area for two suspicious suspects on bicycles earlier in the day. Officers canvass the area and locate two bicycles with matching descriptions in front of a nearby residence. They contact the resident and learn of a possible suspect on probation that lives at the address. A search of the location turns up some of the stolen property from the burglary. The suspect has been identified but is not in custody at this time.
02/23 03:14 PM
A strong arm robbery occurred at the South Bart Station. The victim met the suspect in order to sell some property. During the transaction the suspect battered the victim and took his property. The suspect then got on a BART train and left the scene. The incident is still under investigation.
A notice from Hayward police:
This is to advise the community that there was a residential burglary on Cottonwood Drive. An elderly woman who was home alone was contacted by a male suspect who came to her front door claiming to be a fencing contractor for the neighbor to the rear of her home.
The suspect stated the neighbor was going to put in a new fence, and there was a discrepancy with the property line on the plans and asked if he could enter the backyard to take some measurements of the rear fence line. The homeowner complied and escorted the suspect into the rear yard. The suspect insisted that the homeowner stay outside with him at all times for liability reasons since he was on her property.
The homeowner noted that the suspect was carrying a walkie-talkie radio, and periodically used it to speak to another male voice. The suspect asked a lot of questions to the homeowner to keep her occupied, and appeared to be taking measurements using his own footsteps and pace. The homeowner became more suspicious as she continued to speak with him.
After 15 to 20 minutes in the back yard area, the suspect advised the homeowner that he had to return to his truck for some tools and a business card. The homeowner went back inside her residence and noticed that her purse had been moved, and money missing from her wallet, as well as jewelry missing from the bedroom.
Suspect #1 is a Hispanic male, 5’8” – 5’10”, mid 30’s, medium build, dark hair.
Suspect #2 is unknown, at large.
Vehicle is unknown.
If you have any information on the suspects, please contact District Command Office at (510) 293-7151.
02/10 11:30 AM
Arson occurred in the area of Huntwood Ave and West Tennyson Road. Someone forced open a locked utility box and set fire to the contents, causing damage that shut down phone service in the area.
02/11 08:47 AM
Officers responded to a call of a suspicious person at a residence. When officers contacted the subject, the subject fled. After a short pursuit the subject was stopped and found to be in possession of stolen property from a recent auto burglary and was arrested.
02/11 07:02 PM
An officer assigned to downtown patrol observed a suspicious vehicle which he has stopped by other officers in the area of Grove Way and Locust St. When officers approached the vehicle, they observed a handgun in plain view inside. The driver and passengers are removed and a search of the vehicle recovers a large quantity of narcotics and currency.
02/12 01:59 PM
Officers responded to a disturbance at the 1200 block of A St. Upon arrival they contacted a mentally disturbed female in a business that began behaving erratically. When the female grabbed for a weapon on a counter she was stopped by officers and arrested for being under the influence.
02/12 05:28 PM
Officers were called to a school board meeting regarding a suspicious person with a weapon. When officers arrived they contacted to male juveniles with replica firearms. Both males were arrested.
02/13 10:44 AM
A vehicle was reported driving recklessly in the area of Tennyson Rd and Calaroga Ave. An officer located the vehicle near Miami St and Decatur Ave and observed a male and female struggling inside. As the officer walked up to the vehicle, the female inside suddenly jumped out, and the vehicle fled from the scene. The female passenger told the officer that she had been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend in Oakland and driven to Hayward. A search for the vehicle was unsuccessful. The female victim was driven to Oakland Police Department where investigators took over the case.
02/13 11:29 AM
A burglary to an occupied residence took place in the 27000 block of Le May Way. The suspect kicked in the front door and began ransacking the residence. The burglar fled when confronted by the victim.
02/14 08:30 PM
During a traffic stop in the area of Rousseau St and Mission Blvd, a vehicle was impounded. An officer searching the vehicle recovered narcotics and a stolen firearm. Driver and passengers were arrested.
02/15 10:30 AM
An officer observes a suspicious vehicle in the area of Tampa Ave and Cheryl Ann Ct. The vehicle comes back as stolen, and when the officer contacts the driver, he flees from the vehicle. The officer chases and captures the driver a short distance away. Stolen property from an auto burglary is recovered inside the stolen vehicle.
02/04 11:35 AM
A robbery occurred at the Food Source on Mission Blvd. The heavily intoxicated suspect stole two bottles of alcohol. The suspect fought with employees but was detained until police officers arrived and arrested him.
02/05 06:13 PM
A female pedestrian was struck while crossing Hesperian Blvd at Tahoe St. The vehicle was located and suspects were contacted at a residence near where the car was recovered. The HPD Traffic Bureau is investigating.
02/05 08:00 PM
A female victim reported that two masked suspects forced their way into her home and demanded money. The suspects fled the scene taking the victim’s cell phone and cash.
02/07 10:40 PM
During an unexpected power outage caused by a traffic collision, unknown suspects broke into a series of auto parts stores and took merchandise. Officer were unable to respond due to the need for traffic control for the traffic accident.
02/08 11:55 PM
A male driver crashed his vehicle into a parked car near Sorensdale Park. When officers arrived, they had to chase the driver and passengers of the vehicle. The responding officers were able to detain two of the subjects.
02/09 02:50 AM
A single vehicle collision occurred near the intersection of Mission Blvd and Gresel St. The driver and other occupants of the vehicle all sustained injuries from the collision. Two passengers were transported to nearby trauma centers. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the collision.
02/09 06:49 AM
A male suspect breaks the display window of a business in the 1000 block of B St and tries to take property. The suspect is confronted by the store owner and proceeds to fight with him. The owner’s son assists him in fighting off the suspect who is arrested when officers arrive. The suspect is later identified as being responsible for several downtown burglaries to businesses.
02/09 08:47 AM
A robbery occurred at the Phoenix Lodge on A St. The victim is battered by two suspects who try and take property from him. When officers arrive, they check for witnesses nearby. Officers contact a subject they know nearby but during questioning he flees. A picture of the subject who fled is shown to the victim and is identified as being one of the suspects in the robbery. The suspect returns to the scene later and is seen by witnesses who call the police. The suspect is detained by officers and arrested.
02/09 01:00 PM
Neighbors call regarding subjects arguing. Upon arrival, officers locate a stolen vehicle. While speaking to neighbors, a suspect who was last seen in the stolen vehicle by neighbors is contacted and arrested. Other involved suspects, including the last driver of the vehicle, are located nearby and arrested.
01/28 09:41 AM
A male forced entry into a residence on the 27000 block of Hayward Blvd and brandished a knife to a female resident. The woman’s son intervened and forced the male out of the home. The male subject was located nearby and arrested.
01/28 04:04 PM
One transient attempted to stab another with a box cutter during an argument in the 500 block of West Tennyson Rd. Neither subject was injured.
01/29 03:03 AM
A male subject threw a brick into a window of a business and took a cash register. This subject has been identified as being involved in several similar incidents in Hayward and neighboring cities in the area. This subject was stopped by a neighboring agency and arrested. Investigators are linking him to numerous incidents.
01/29 06:47 PM
A male and female attacked each other with weapons during a domestic disturbance in the 25000 block area of Copa Del Oro. Police officers are investigating to determine the primary assailant.
01/30 00:33 AM
A patrol officer observes what appears to be a robbery at the intersection of Tennyson Rd and Huntwood Ave. The suspect wound up being battered by the victim and was then arrested.
01/30 06:57 AM
A male is seen looking into parked vehicles in the Lucky’s Store Parking lot on Mission Blvd with a flashlight. The suspect is observed doing this by a witness who calls the police. When officers arrive the witness helps officers locate the subject and he is arrested.
01/31 00:29 AM
There were three armed home invasion robberies at an apartment complex located on Austin Avenue. The four male subjects forced their way into multiple occupied apartments and took property from residents. The suspects also robbed a female in the parking lot of the complex while leaving.
01/31 12:29 PM
A burglary to an occupied residence occurred in the 2400 block of Hibiscus Dr. A male kicked in the front door of the residence and began searching the house. When the male discovered a resident in a back bedroom he fled from the residence.
02/01 09:00 AM
A male subject was seen taking a purse from a vehicle parked in a parking lot on the corner of Winton Ave and Jackson St. The male was seen running to an apartment complex and go into an apartment. When the police arrived the male decided to surrender and the property was recovered.
02/02 07:11 AM
A resident comes home and discovers two males trying to steal his vehicle parked in front of his house. The resident confronts the males who flee. Officers searching the area discover the vehicle parked in front of a house near the scene. Officer contact the subjects in the residence and locate one of the males inside.
HAYWARD — The police department is starting a new community academy in March.
The free nine-week course gives residents a better understanding of what police do and how the community can play an important role in making Hayward safe place to live.
The academy will meet every Tuesday beginning March 4 through April 29. The two-hour sessions will start at 6:45 p.m. at the new North District Office, soon to open at 22701 Main St. (corner of C and Main streets), the brick building that was the old location of the Hayward Area Historical Society.
Topics may include Neighborhood Alert, police patrol structure, police ethics, robberies and personal safety, narcotics and gangs, the police canine unit, special weapons and tactics (commonly called SWAT), 911 calls and firearms training simulator.
The academy is open to all residents 18 or older, but seating is limited. If interested, contact Gale Bleth at 510-293-7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Fabian, 510-293-1043 or email@example.com.
01/21 03:54 PM
Police were called to the area of the greenway and Southgate Park for a group of males fighting. Prior to police arriving a subject(s) in a vehicle fired off several rounds from a handgun. The suspects fled prior to police arriving.
01/21 10:51 PM
A burglary occurred in the 22000 block of Main Street. The resident was at home when he heard his alarm go off. The victim discovered a door into the home had been forced open and called the police. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.
01/22 00:49 AM
Police Officers were called to a gas station on the 22000 block of Foothill Blvd regarding an assault and vandalism incident. The clerk and business had been shot with what was believed to be a bb gun. A suspect was stopped and arrested on Foothill Blvd a short time later.
01/23 06:52 AM
A traffic collision resulting in major injuries occurred at the intersection of B St and 6th Street. The pedestrian was walking across B St in the crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for her injuries.
01/23 08:37 PM
An armed Robbery occurred at Tennyson Road and Dixon St near the south Hayward BART station. The two suspects approached the victim and took the victim’s purse while displaying a handgun. Both suspects fled eastbound on foot.
01/24 00:12 AM
While in the Industrial area of west Hayward Officers observe an illegal racing event. Responding Officers stop several of the vehicles as they try and flee the scene. Drivers are cited for vehicle code violations and a vehicle is towed.
01/25 08:15 PM
A woman was stabbed with a knife when she got between and male and female who were fighting in the Dark Horse Lounge. The male and female who were fighting fled the scene prior to police arriving. The female who had been stabbed identified a truck at the scene as belonging to the male who stabbed her. Officers staked out the vehicle until the male returned where he was then arrested.
01/27 07:18 AM
Officers responded to a burglary in progress to a home at Fourth St and B St. The suspect was seen entering a residence and removing property. After checking nearby vacant addresses officers locate some of the stolen property. Suspects are stopped nearby with some of the stolen property in their possession and are arrested.