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Hayward Coffee With a Cop on June 14

HAYWARD — Police are inviting residents to join them for Coffee With a Cop on Saturday, June 14.

This is a chance to voice concerns, ask questions and get to know Hayward police officers.

Coffee With a Cop takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. at Starbucks coffee shop, 20523 Hesperian Blvd. (A Street and Hesperian)

For more information contact Gale Bleth, 510-293-7151 or gale.bleth@hayward-ca.gov

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Hayward free concerts in the park begin June 15

HAYWARD — Free Sunday concerts in the park start June 15 at the bandstand in Memorial Park.

The Hayward Municipal Band will perform every Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. through July 13 at the park, 24176 Mission Blvd. (next to the Plunge). The band will play big band, classical, pop and John Philip Sousa.

Those attending are encouraged to take blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets.

 

 

 

 

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Hayward police blotter May 24-June 1

05/24 02:30 PM
A robbery occurred in the parking lot of a business in the 20000 block of Hesperian Blvd. The victim stated he was sitting in his vehicle when a suspect approached him and placed a gun in his chest. The suspect demanded the victim’s money and wallet. The suspect took the victim’s property and left the scene. The suspect was described as an African American male adult with a black handgun.

05/27 10:57 PM
A robbery occurred on C St between Myrtle Street and Filbert Street. Two suspects grabbed the victim from behind and knocked him to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and cell phone and ran south on Burbank St. The suspects were described as African American males, 16 to 18 years old, 5’07” to 5’11”, 150 to 160 pounds and were wearing black hooded sweatshirts.

05/28 00:17 AM
A robbery occurred at a convenience store on the 300 block of Jackson Street. A total of three suspects entered the store. One of the suspects distracted the clerk while the other two suspects walked out with stolen merchandise. After the third suspect walked out of the store two employees confronted all three suspects outside. The suspects fought with the two employees. During the fight one of the employees was cut with a knife. The other employee sustained head trauma from the fight. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for their injuries. Two of the three suspects were arrested by responding officers. The investigation has been transferred to CIB for further follow up.

05/28 09:28 AM
While in the area of Southgate and Calaroga St a patrol officer observes a suspect acting suspiciously in front of a residence. When the suspect became aware the officer was watching him he immediately ran away from him. The officer located the suspect a short distance away and determined the suspect had been prowling with the intent to commit a burglary. The officer arrested the suspect.

05/28 02:55 PM
A shooting in a public place occurred on the 400 block of Urbano Way. The victim confronted the suspect in front of their house going through a garbage can. During the confrontation the suspect produced a handgun and fired two rounds causing property damage. The suspect then fled the scene.

05/29 07:40 AM
During the investigation of a trespassing incident a patrol officer located a subject hiding from him behind a vehicle. The suspect immediately fled from the officer upon being contacted. After the suspect was detained the officer searched the area where the suspect was stopped and recovered a handgun in a nearby discarded backpack. The suspect was arrested for trespassing and possible possession of a concealed firearm.

05/30 10:39 PM
A strong arm robbery occurred in front of a residence on the 1400 block of West St. The victim pulled in front of her home and was unlocking the door to her residence when they were approached from behind. The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and fled from the scene on foot.

05/31 04:52 AM
An attempted armed robbery occurred near the intersection of E 12th St and Tennyson Rd. The victim was approached by the suspect who pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim refused and the suspect fled northbound on E 12th Street. The suspect was described as an African American male, 25-30 years old, 5’07”, with a thin build and armed with a black handgun.

05/31 05:15 AM
An arson occurred on the 26000 block of Whitman Street. The Hayward fire Department responded to a vegetation fire and discovered an apartment on fire as well. When the fire department forced entry they discovered the apartment was vacant and found evidence the fire had been intentionally set. HFD is investigating.

05/31 05:15 PM
A shooting occurred inside a residence located on the 24000 block of Thomas Ave. HPD dispatch received a call from an informant claiming that a male relative had fired a weapon inside a home during an argument. When officers arrived they called everyone out of the home and detained them. Several weapons were recovered and the suspect was arrested.

06/01 03:13 AM
A shooting occurred near the intersection of Whitman St and Fruitwood St. A victim was brought to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. When police contacted the victim, they claimed to be the victim of a robbery. The victim stated he had been shot after pushing the suspect away during the robbery. The victim gave several conflicting stories during his interview.

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Hayward police blotter May 20-25

From the Hayward police:

05/20 05:54 PM
A carjacking occurred on Amador St and Elmhurst St when the suspect took a vehicle from his sister during an argument. The suspect’s sister was injured when she tried to stop the suspect from fleeing. On 05/22 Oakland Police Department stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspect when he tried to flee from officers.

05/21 01:33 AM
A burglary occurred to a business in the 500 block of West Tennyson Rd. The owner of the business observed three suspects prying open the door to the business and called the police. When police arrived one suspect surrendered and the other two suspects were taken into custody by the police canine.

05/23 00:45 AM
A robbery occurred in a city parking lot in the 1000 block of B St. The two victims were approached by three suspects who surrounded them. One of the suspects pulled out a pistol and demanded the victim’s property. The suspects then assaulted the victims and took their property while they were on the ground. The suspects were described as three black males between 18 and 28 years old all approximately 6 feet tall.

05/23 00:21 AM
A robbery occurred in front of a residence in the 400 block of Rousseau St. The victim pulled into his driveway and was approached by two suspects who asked for change. The suspects then demanded the victim’s car keys and produced a handgun. The suspects took some of the victim’s property but not his vehicle. The suspects fled the scene in opposite directions. The suspects are described as Hispanic male adults in the early 20’s.

05/24 11:12 PM
A shooting occurred at a church on the 26000 block of Kay Ave. During an event at the church attendees heard an argument outside and went to investigate. The attendees heard several gunshots just outside and one attendee was struck once by a round with a nonlife-threatening injury. When officers arrived none of the attendees would cooperate and gave only partial information as to what had occurred.

05/25 11:08 AM
While in the Whitman St and Tennyson Rd area an officer saw a narcotics transaction. The officer stopped and detained the purchaser and recovered the narcotics. The dealer fled the scene but was later observed by an officer near the intersection of Whitman St and Fruitwood Way. The suspect ran from the officer and was detained while hiding in a backyard. The suspect was arrested and found to have narcotics in his possession.

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Free pet adoptions this weekend in Hayward

Press release from the city of Hayward:

Have you been thinking about adding a new four legged, furry family member to your household? Come to the Hayward Animal Shelter  on Saturday and Sunday, May 31st and June 1st for the fifth annual Maddie’s Pet Adoption days.

We have many amazing  animal companions longing for a family to love them. All adoptions are FREE to qualified homes during this incredible weekend. Licensing fees apply to dogs adopted to Hayward residents.

This record-breaking adoption weekend is sponsored by Maddie’s Fund. For every dog and cat adopted from our shelter during this weekend Maddie’s Fund with give our shelter an adoption stipend ranging between $500-$2000. These funds help to provide additional care to our homeless shelter pets.

Save a life. ADOPT! For more information visit www.Haywardanimals.org and www.adoptmaddiesfund.org.

 

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Hayward police blotter May 13-

Unedited Hayward police blotter:

05/13 04:05 PM
An armed robbery occurred to a gas station on the 21000 block of Foothill Blvd. The suspect was described as an African American male in his early 20s armed with a black handgun. The suspect entered the gas station and pointed the handgun at a clerk. The suspect demanded money from the clerk who gave him money from the register. The suspect fled the scene heading up Grove Way. Witnesses saw the suspect get on a motorcycle heading west bound on Grove St.

05/13 09:37 PM
A robbery occurred at the intersection of Grand Street and Dean Street. The suspects were two African American Males in their late teens or early twenties wearing black hooded sweatshirts. The suspects threatened to shoot the victim. The victim was pushed to the ground and their property was taken.

05/14 02:00 PM
A robbery occurred in the 27000 block of Manon Ave. The victim was sitting in his vehicle when the suspect approached him brandishing a knife. The suspect demanded money from the victim, but walked away when a pedestrian approached. Responding officers located the suspect in a nearby apartment with a knife in his pocket. The suspect was arrested for robbery.

05/14 09:43 AM
A residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of Linfield Lane. This particular residence has had several prior break ins. The resident called a family member to check on the alarm prior to contacting the police. The suspect fled prior to the family member and police arriving.

05/15 08:49 AM
A burglary to a residence occurred in the 2600 block of Sleepy Hollow Avenue. The resident was home alone when the suspect approached and knocked on the door. The victim did not answer the door and several minutes later heard the suspect attempting to force open the rear sliding glass door. The suspect fled when confronted by the victim. The suspect is described as a Hispanic Male in his 20’s, 5’07”, with a medium build and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. A gray compact Mercedes was seen in front of the victim’s residence and at the same time as the incident.

05/15 11:19 PM
A strong arm robbery occurred at City Hall. Several suspects assaulted the victim and took property from him. Responding officers stopped and detained all five suspects at two different locations. The suspects were identified and transported to jail.

05/17 00:41 AM
A shooting occurred in the 25000 block of Verona Ave. Officers responded to reports of two subjects shot at the location. Arriving officers located the two victims in front of a residence with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was described as an African American wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The Hayward Criminal Investigations Bureau is investigating the incident.

05/17 01:32 AM
A strong arm robbery occurred at the intersection of B Street and Montgomery Street. The victim was walking with friends when the suspect approached from behind and took the victim’s purse. The victim was able to fight off the suspect’s attack and kept ahold of her purse. The suspect was able to take the victim’s phone. The suspect was last seen running towards downtown BART.

05/17 03:28 AM
A shooting occurred 22000 block of South Garden Avenue. The suspect(s) fired multiple rounds at an apartment striking one victim causing a nonlife threatening injury. Patrol is investigating the incident.

05/17 09:33 AM
An armed robbery occurred to a business in the 700 block of La Playa Drive. The suspects, three African American males, entered the business as an employee was unlocking the door. The suspects tied up two employees at gunpoint at took property from the business. The suspects took several thousand dollars of property. The Hayward Criminal Investigations Bureau is investigating the incident.

05/17 09:44 PM
A shooting occurred near the intersection of Foothill Blvd and Russell Drive. The victim was walking northbound on Foothill Blvd when an unknown suspect fired several rounds at him striking him one time. The victim flees the scene and hides in a nearby parking lot. The victim was transported with nonlife threatening injuries.

05/17 10:50 PM
An attempted carjacking occurred in the 24000 block of Santa Clara St. The suspect threatened the victim with a simulated handgun causing the victim to drive away from the suspect, hitting him with the vehicle in the process. The victim flees the scene leaving the suspect on the ground with injuries from being struck by the vehicle. The suspect was arrested when police arrived at the scene.

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Hayward police blotter May 5-11

05/05 00:42 AM
An armed robbery occurred at Whitman Street and White Drive. The victim was approached by a man who pointed a pistol at him and demanded property. The victim gave the man personal property. The suspect then got into a silver sports car with three other people and drove away northbound on Whitman Street. The man fired one round into the air as he was leaving. The suspect was described as a Latino approximately 25 years old and 5’07” tall.

05/05 01:47 AM
An armed robbery occurred at Mission Boulevard and Valle Vista Avenue.  The victim was walking on Mission when he was approached by two men. One man pointed a pistol at the victim and demanded property. The victim gave the suspect his property. The man then got into a black compact vehicle occupied by another man. As the two drove away southbound on Mission, the man with the pistol fired one shot into the air. The suspects were described as Latinos approximately 18 years old.

05/06 06:03 AM
A shooting into a residence occurred in the 2200 block of Tallahassee Street. Someone fired a small caliber round into the front window of a residence. The incident may be linked to another similar incident a year before.

05/07 11:30 AM
A residential burglary occurred in the 28000 block of Sandlewood Drive. A witness called police and said they saw several juveniles entering their neighbor’s residence and taking items from inside. As officers arrived, the suspects fled from the scene in different directions. Three of the five suspects were stopped and arrested by officers. Some of the victim’s property was recovered from the suspects.

05/07 04:30 PM
A large group of juveniles engaged in a fight at the intersection of Jackson and Watkins streets. When officers arrived the group refused to disperse. The crowd proceeded to block traffic and did not leave the area until enough officers arrived and could disperse the crowd. Officers are investigating.

05/07 05:34 PM
A shooting occurred in the 2600 block of Naples Street. The victim was standing in front of a residence talking to an associate when they were shot at by someone who was down the street. The fired rounds struck a vehicle and residence without causing any injuries. Police are investigating.

05/07 08:55 AM
An attempted burglary occurred in the area of 28000 Bailey Ranch Road. The suspect tried to force entry into an occupied residence. The owner of the residence could see the suspect trying to enter and met the suspect at the front door. The suspect fled but was stopped by police at Mission Boulevard and Fletcher Lane. The suspect was identified by the victim and arrested.

05/08 09:20 AM
A home invasion robbery occurred in the 28000 block of Peachtree Drive. The victim was at home when he heard someone kicking in his front door. The victim confronted the man, who ran to a nearby vehicle and fled. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s with a thin build and short hair. The man was armed with a pistol.

05/08 11:36 PM
A home invasion robbery occurred in the 26000 block of Lauderdale Ave. Two men forced entry into a residence, assaulting one resident and causing injuries. The men took property and then left in a blue pickup truck. The men were described as Latino and armed with a handgun.

05/11 01:49 AM
A stabbing occurred in the 300 block of Harris Road. The victim was found lying in the middle of the street with a single stab wound. The victim said that a man followed him from a nearby convenience store and then asked him if he was a gang member. The man then stabbed the victim in the shoulder. The suspect was a Latino in his mid-20s.

05/11 04:00 AM
A shooting into an occupied apartment occurred in the 27000 block of Manon Avenue. Residents of the complex called police to report the shooting. Officers found fired casings and damage to the outside of an occupied apartment. The resident said he did not know why his apartment had been targeted.

05/11 01:04 PM
A business was robbed in the 2200 block of Industrial Parkway West. The suspect robbed a clerk using a butcher knife and fled before police arrived. If you have information to report that could help lead to an arrest, please contact police.

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Hayward police seek downtown ambassadors

HAYWARD — From the Hayward Police Department:
The Downtown Ambassador Program was developed to encourage the involvement of the citizens of Hayward in creating an inviting Downtown shopping experience. The Police Department is seeking your help to identify and mitigate safety concerns and support Downtown businesses at the same time.

The Ambassador’s job is to:

•Help visitors find shops, restaurants and parking in downtown Hayward.

•Promote special events and attractions to visitors.

•Identify and report public safety concerns to the police (such as illegal or suspicious activity, graffiti or abandoned vehicles).

Ambassadors work in pairs, wear identifiable shirts or jackets and are equipped with a police radio to summon immediate assistance in an emergency situation.

The Downtown Ambassadors are required to successfully pass a police background clearance check, attend Ambassador Training and successfully complete a Field Training Program. Subject material will include: radio operations, recognizing suspicious activity, providing suspect descriptions, reporting in-progress crimes, familiarization with the Downtown Business District and violence avoidance.

Sound interesting?

Please contact:
Hayward Police Department
Community Service Officer Kyle Martinez (510) 293-5146
EMAIL: kyle.martinez@hayward-ca.gov

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Hayward police accepting applications for youth academy

From the Hayward police:

HAYWARD — Hayward police are once again offering a summer youth academy; this year it will be July 7-11.

In the week-long program, law enforcement professionals share how a police department works.

The academy is open to students in grades 8-12. Students entering the eighth grade in 2014-2015 are eligible.

Applications are due by June 16. The free academy is limited to 30 students; Hayward residents will have first priority. Those applying will have to pass a limited background investigation and have parent/guardian approval to attend. The academy is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, and includes a light breakfast.

The academy covers:

Gangs and graffiti—Destructiveness of gangs
Alcohol/drug abuse and tobacco-Consequences of underage usage
Forensics and crime scene
SWAT demonstration
Traffic and patrol operations
Investigations
Coroner’s presentation
K-9 demonstration
FATS (fire arms training simulator)
Hayward police station/jail tour

The class will be held at the police station, 300 W. Winton Ave., and the North Hayward office, 22701 Main St.

For more information, contact Alicia Romero at 510-293-7179 or alicia.romero@hayward-ca.gov , FAX (510) 886-2179

Applications can be downloaded from www.haywardpd.net, or picked up at the Hayward Police Department, 300 W. Winton Ave.

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Hayward youth job fair May 9

HAYWARD — The Hayward adult school is hosting a youth job fair May 9 at City Hall.

The fair is open to people ages 16 to 25. More than 50 businesses and agencies will have representatives at the fair, which will include a “dress for success” presentation by Macy’s of Hayward and door prizes. Those attending are asked to bringing resumes.

The adult school, officially called the Hayward Center for Education and Careers, is partnering with the city, the Employment Development Department/Youth Employment Opportunity Program, the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, Community Resources for Independent Living, Dr. Jennifer Ong, Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Southland Mall.

The fair takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. For more information, contact For more information, contact Juan Romero at 510-459-7056 or jromero@has.edu.

Anyone bringing two cans to donate to the Alameda County Food Bank will get an additional ticket for door prize drawings.