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Hayward police blotter Oct. 16-22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hayward: Weekes, San Felipe parks to be overhauled

HAYWARD — Two popular parks are due for facelifts, and people can weigh in on what they would like to see there.

Weekes Community Park in South Hayward was developed in the 1960s, and San Felipe Community Park on upper D Street dates back to the 1970s.

Hayward Area Recreation and Park District will hold two community meetings on the parks’ master plans, which will guide any makeover decisions. People will be encouraged to share their ideas of what the parks should look like in the future.

The Weekes meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, and the San Felipe one will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. The meetings will be held at the parks.

Consultants hired by the park district will take people’s ideas shared at the meetings and draw up possible park design concepts. The designs will be presented and refined at later meetings, with district directors ultimately voting on the master plans.

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Hayward Coffee With a Cop Saturday

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

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

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

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

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Haywarrd firefighters check smoke detectors during emergency calls

From the Hayward fire department:

HAYWARD – Last year, the Hayward Fire Department responded to more than 17,000 incidents, nearly 80 percent of which were emergency medical calls. Time and time again, firefighters rushed into homes and noticed the same troubling issue: missing or inoperable smoke detectors.

That may soon change, thanks to an innovative partnership with the Hayward Rotary Club. The two organizations have announced a simple, yet savvy new program to get working smoke detectors into more Hayward homes by using a trusted and highly recognizable home delivery system: Hayward firefighters themselves.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Hayward Rotary Club and Case Industries, the Hayward Fire Department will begin carrying more than 400 new detectors and 1,000 batteries on its vehicles – just in case. If firefighters walk into a home during a medical emergency and notice a missing or “chirping” detector, they’ll offer to install new batteries or provide a new detector free of charge, right there on the spot if appropriate. The department is also accepting sign-ups for installation.

“Keeping working smoke detectors is the single best thing you can do to protect your family and your home,” said Hayward Fire Department Capt. Don Nichelson. “Still, we see far too many homes without the proper smoke detectors, or with chirping or dead devices hanging on the ceiling. This program aims to change that. We’re already on the scene; it makes perfect sense to fix the problem right then and there if we can.”

According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. The risk of dying in a home structure fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke detectors, yet many homes are left unprotected by alarms that are missing, disconnected or loaded with dead batteries.

“The Hayward Fire Department does an outstanding job of protecting the community it serves,” said Paul Martin of the Hayward Rotary Club. “We’re excited to help them advance their mission with this simple, common sense program. If one of these smoke detectors saves a single life, that’s all that matters.”

The program, dubbed “Smoke Detectors … Just in Case” is a joint effort of the Hayward Fire Department, Hayward Rotary Club, Case Industries and Sprinklersfitters Local 483.

 

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Hayward Wellness Center open house Saturday

HAYWARD — The Hayward Wellness Center will have an open house Saturday at its new location at Southland Mall.

Those who attend can tour the clinic, take part in a healthy eating seminar, learn about the patient-centered care philosophy and ask questions.

The open house will include family-friendly activities, including a free bicycle helmet fitting.

Speakers will include Mark Frazke, Alameda Health System chief operating officer; Dr. Steven Chen, clinic medical director; and Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday.

Hayward Wellness is part of the Alameda Health System network of community-based wellness centers designed to ensure people can get primary health care and medical specialties regardless of social or economic status.

The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 664 Southland Mall, between Macy’s and Kohl’s. The clinic faces the outside of the mall.

 

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Hayward: What do you want your downtown arborteum to look like?

From Hayward library:

Please join us for a special community presentation of the 21st Century Library design, including Hayward’s Historic Plaza + Arboretum.

The presentation begins Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Main Library meeting room at 10:15am, and then will move to the Farmers Market (Watkins at C St) at 11:30am.

ABOUT THE PLAZA

One of Hayward’s most impressive yet underutilized assets is its historic tree-filled central “plaza.” In the early days of Hayward in the mid-1800′s, the plaza was part of the homestead of the first ranch owner in the area, Don Guillermo Castro.

Some of the trees standing there today date back to these early days of Hayward. This unique arboretum features more than 40 varieties of rare and mature trees, including native Giant Sequoia and Coast Redwoods, century-old American elms, and some of the largest and oldest specimens of exotic tree species in the Bay Area, including a mature Chinese Gingko, a rare Dawn Redwood, and the extraordinary 100-foot-tall Australian Bunya Pine.

The 21st Century Library project presents the unparalleled opportunity to restore these grounds to their historic roots as Hayward’s central plaza and arboretum. Very few cities can boast of having such a beautiful and stately central plaza with century-old historic trees in the heart of downtown.

Creating a vibrant and welcoming community plaza in place of the 1950′s-era library structure will transform Hayward’s civic center. The restored plaza will be an ideal location for community festivals, music performances, cultural events, farmers markets, and other civic events for the benefit and enjoyment of the entire Hayward community.

For more information, please visit the project website: www.HaywardLibrary.org

 

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Hayward firefighters bring smoke detectors home

From the city of Hayward:

HAYWARD – Last year, the Hayward Fire Department responded to more than 17,000 calls, almost 80 percent of which were for medical emergencies. Time and time again, firefighters rushed into homes and noticed the same troubling issue: missing or inoperable smoke detectors.

That may soon change, thanks to an innovative partnership with the Hayward Rotary Club. In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the two organizations have announced a simple, yet savvy program to get working smoke detectors into more Hayward homes by using a trusted and highly recognizable home delivery system: Hayward firefighters themselves.

Thanks to a gift from the Hayward Rotary Club and Case Industries, the Hayward Fire Department will begin carrying more than 400 new detectors and 1,000 batteries on its vehicles – just in case. If firefighters walk into a home during a medical emergency and notice a missing or “chirping” detector, they will offer to install new batteries or provide a new detector free of charge, on the spot if appropriate. The department is also accepting sign-ups for installation.

“Keeping working smoke detectors is the single best thing you can do to protect your family and your home,” said fire department Capt. Don Nichelson. “Still, we see far too many homes without the proper smoke detectors, or with chirping or dead devices hanging on the ceiling. This program aims to change that. We’re already on the scene; it makes perfect sense to fix the problem right then and there if we can.”

According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. The risk of dying in a home structure fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke detectors, yet many homes are left unprotected by alarms that are missing, disconnected or loaded with dead batteries.

“The Hayward Fire Department does an outstanding job of protecting the community it serves,” said Paul Martin of the Hayward Rotary Club. “We’re excited to help them advance their mission with this simple, common sense program. If one of these smoke detectors saves a single life, that’s all that matters.”

The program, dubbed “Smoke Detectors … Just in Case” is a joint effort of the Hayward Fire Department, Hayward Rotary Club, Case Industries and Sprinklersfitters Local 483.

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Hayward police blotter Oct. 3-9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hayward: Day of the Dead exhibit opens Oct. 8

A.Villegas Dead End Road

“Dead End Road” by Angela Villegas.  Acrylic on canvas.

HAYWARD — A “Day of the Dead” exhibit opens Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Hayward Area Historical Society’s Center for History & Culture.

The exhibit will feature altars created by local artists and residents. The altars range from traditional to contemporary representations of the holiday, according to a press release. They include photographs to paintings on canvas and leather skateboards to tattoo-style decorative plates.

“It’s fascinating to see the traditional altars mixed with contemporary art and how the holiday is becoming more and more mainstream,” said Amanda Bateman, the society’s community gallery coordinator, in the release.

A free exhibit reception with no-host food and bar will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. A free public program Saturday, Oct. 11, will include decorating of sugar skulls, face painting and crafts. Admission to the museum will be free that day.

The museum is at 22380 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call 510-581-0223.

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Hayward business expo Oct. 8

From the Hayward Chamber:

As our exhibitor space continues to fill up we are preparing for a great networking, and dining, experience for those attending the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand White Tent at St. Rose Hospital, 27200 Calaroga Ave.

Admission is free to chamber members and $10 to  non-members. Prizes will include gift cards and a huge basket of treats from Office Depot. Vehicles in the tent will include a “stretch” limousine.

“This event is one of the East Bay’s premier business networking and exhibitor activities,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a place where networking abounds and deals are made. That’s why it continues to attract attention after so many years. And this year the food options are better than ever.”

 

The cost of exhibitor spaces remains the same as the past three years: $250 for chamber members and $395 for non-members. Admission is free for chamber members and $10 for non-members. Exhibitor entry forms are available at the chamber at its website www.hayward.org.

In addition to mingling with representatives of local businesses, attendees will enjoy food from local restaurants, gourmet coffee, wine, beer and sodas.

Business Expo guests will enjoy samples of cuisine from Hayward restaurants, caterers and food manufacturers including Blue Heron Catering/Cannery Cafe, Berkeley Farms, Pucci Foods, Sugar Bowl Bakery, Metro Taquero, Straw Hat Pizza, Taqueria San Marcos, the Golden Peacock Restaurant, The Cupcake Shoppe, Shark Shack, and classic popcorn from Century Theatres. And more are signing on. Plus, we’ll enjoy soft drinks from Smart & Final and great vintages served up by our ambassadors from the chamber’s wine collection.

For additional information, contact the Hayward Chamber of Commerce at (510) 537-2424.