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Hayward police blog Sept. 4-11

Thursday, 9/4/14, approx 8:00 PM, AN ARMED ROBBERY occurred near Hesperian/Tahoe. A Black Male Adult clad in all dark clothing, confronted the female victim as she walked home. The suspect demanded the victim’s purse and cell phone. When she resisted, he slashed at her with an unknown weapon-possibly a knife. The suspect ran off with the victim’s cell phone. The victim suffered a minor injury.

Friday, 9/5/14, approx 5:30 PM, AN ARMED ROBBERY occurred at a coffee shop on the 700 block of A St. The suspect-a Black Male Adult, about 5’5”, medium build, in his 20’s, wearing large white headphones, white glasses, an oversized t-shirt and blue jeans, ordered a beverage. He lifted up the front of his shirt, exposing what was apparently the handgrips of a gun and demanded cash from the cashier. The suspect left after getting money.

Friday, 9/5/14, approx 7:30 PM, A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN AND AMMUNITION/CHILD ENDANGERMENT occurred in an apartment at a complex on the 26000 block of Gading. An officer was investigating a burglary and was directed to a specific apartment, where the possible suspect might reside. The suspect, who is a felon, was found to illegally possess a handgun and ammunition, and was arrested. His 2 yr old son had access to the gun as well. The suspect’s potential relationship to the burglary is still under investigation.

Saturday, 9/6/14, approx 9:40 AM, A FELONY HIT AND RUN occurred at Hesperian/Middle. The adult female victim was walking across the intersection in the crosswalk with the green light, when she was struck by the suspect, who was driving n/b in the #2 lane. The suspect entered the intersection in violation of the red light. The suspect stopped to check on the victim and then drove off. The suspect vehicle was found several miles away a short time later and the owner attempted to report it as stolen. The driver came to the police department the following day and admitted hitting the victim. The victim was in serious, but stable condition.

Monday, 9/8/14, approx 5:45 AM, AN ARSON occurred on the 400 block of Industrial Parkway. An unknown suspect forced entry into a vacant business and intentionally started a fire. The building sustained minimal damage.

Tuesday, 9/9/14, approx 8:30 AM, AN AUTO BUGLAR/AUTO THIEF was arrested at a strip mall, on the 19000 block of Hesperian. Witnesses called the police when they saw a suspicious man loitering in the parking lot and peering into the window of a car, as if he was planning to break into it. When officers arrived, the suspect ran, but was found hiding in some nearby bushes a short distance away. Property which was taken from the burglarized car was found near the suspect and officers discovered the suspect drove there in a stolen car.

Tuesday 9/9/14, approx 1:00 PM, A LOADED GUN/METHAMPHETAMINE SEIZURE occurred in an apartment, at a complex on the 1200 block of C St. A 17 yr old female victim called a 3rd party to report that a man came into her apartment, pointed a gun at her and then ran off. The 3rd party (a counselor) reported this to police. Officers contacted occupants of a neighboring apartment and recovered a loaded gun and about 2.6 oz of methamphetamine. The suspect who brandished the gun was not present. The investigation continues.

Wednesday, 9/10/14, approx 12:45 AM, AN ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 26000 block of Jennings. Two Hispanic Male Adults confronted the male victim in front of his house. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his wallet and cell phone. The victim gave it to them and they fled in a silver Toyota Corolla, with paper plates, which was occupied by two other Hispanic Male Adults.

Wednesday, 9/10/14, approx 8:50 AM, A MOTORIST COLLIDED WITH A POLICE CAR at Harder/Jane. The motorist entered the intersection against the red light and struck a police car already in the intersection. It was a low speed collision and no injuries were reported.

Wednesday, 9/10/14, approx 11:40 AM, SUSPECTED EXPLOSIVES RECOVERY occurred on the 30000 block of Industrial Parkway. A metal recycling business called police when they found what appeared to be an explosive device (mortar rounds). The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit responded to assist and ultimately determined the device was inert.

Wednesday, 9/10/14, approx 11:10 PM, AN ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM/NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A GUN occurred on the 22000 block of Montgomery. The male victim was walking on Montgomery from the BART Station, when he heard footsteps behind him and turned around. A Black Male Adult, about 5’9”, wearing his hair in a short Afro and a dark shirt and dark shorts, pointed a gun at the victim. The suspect shot at the victim several times. The victim fled and was not injured in the attack. The victim did not know the suspect and didn’t know why the suspect would shoot at him.

Thursday, 9/11/14, approx 3:50 AM, A COMMERCIAL BURGLARY occurred on the 23000 block of Mission Bl, at a fast food restaurant. A man making a delivery to the fast food restaurant saw the male suspect inside the business, in an area which was supposed to be closed/secured, so he called police. When officers arrived, they noticed the suspect broke a window to get into the business, so they surrounded it, before trying to contact the suspect. Meanwhile the suspect continued burglarizing the business, attempting to remove a cash register. The suspect was arrested.

Thursday, 9/11/14 approx 3:55 AM, A MOTORIST COLLIDED WITH A PARKED POLICE CAR at Watkins/Jackson. One of the officers investigating the commercial burglary, parked his patrol car on Watkins, near Jackson. An elderly male motorist accidentally rear ended the patrol car, pushing it up over the sidewalk and into a tree. The patrol car was unoccupied at the time and the motorist was uninjured.

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Sept. 11 events

Two events are planned Thursday in Hayward and Union City to remember Sept. 11, 2001.

A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the Flight 93 Memorial in Union City’s Sugar Mill Landing Park to honor the airliner’s passengers and crew who were killed in Pennsylvania. They were among almost 3,000 people who died in terrorist attacks that day.

Fremont Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci will lead the ceremony, and the passengers’ and crew members’ names will be read.

The park is at Alvarado Niles Road and Dyer Street, across the street from Union Landing shopping center.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Alex Giuliani Park, Mission Boulevard and D Street in Hayward. A corner of the park is the site of a proposed 9/11 memorial.

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Hayward police blotter Aug. 28-Sept. 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hayward: Garin Apple Festival Sept. 6

HAYWARD — On Saturday, Garin Regional Park invites everyone to taste fruit from its heritage apple orchard, which boasts heirloom varieties seldom found elsewhere.

The family-friendly Apple Festival will include music, dancing, crafts and old-fashioned games. A cider press and ice cream maker will be put into use, and there will be tastings.

The free festival is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept., 6 at the park, 1320 Garin Ave. There is a $5 parking fee.

For more information, call 510-544-3220.

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Hayward libraries taking donations of Halloween costumes

HAYWARD — The city library is collecting Halloween costume donations, recycling the outfits while at the same time making sure every kid can afford to dress up for what has become one of the year’s biggest holidays.

During September, you can drop off Halloween costumes and accessories for children ages 10 and younger at city libraries. Face it: Your growing darling can’t fit into last year’s costume. So why not pass it on to another kid?

Parents, here’s an extra incentive: When you donate a costume, you receive a ticket to a Halloween Costume Swap in October, with first pick of costumes.

Pretty cool, right?

The swap meets will be 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Main Library, and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Weekes Branch.

For more information, call 510-881-7946.

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Cops and ‘cue in Hayward for a good cause

HAYWARD — Police department employees will be celebrity waiters at Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que on Sept. 11, with all tips donated to the Special Olympics.

Law enforcement agencies have been big supporters of the Special Olympics for years. Money raised at Famous Dave’s will help pay for training and competitive opportunities for Special Olympic athletes.

According to a press release: “This event is one of hundreds of events conducted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Northern California. The goal is to partner with communities to support Special Olympics programs through raising funds and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life for the athletes.”

The fun will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 at Famous Dave’s, 790 W. Winton Ave. (Southland Mall).

For more information, contact Mary Fabian at 510-293-1043 or
mary.fabian@hayward-ca.gov,

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Downtown Hayward car show Sept. 6

HAYWARD — A rockabilly inspired car show will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, in downtown.

The show will include live music, food, face painting, a balloon artist and raffle. Vehicles will be limited to pre-1973, and those attending are encouraged to wear ’40s and ’50s attire.

The show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on B Street is being put on by Vintage Alley boutique and Classic & Kustom Bombs Magazine.

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Free play at Hayward park Sept. 7

HAYWARD — “O Best Beloved” will be staged for free Sept. 7 at East Avenue Park.

The family-friendly production is an ensemble adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Just-So Stories.

The play was named “Best of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival.

According to the ensemble’s website: “Rudyard Kipling wrote these tall tales about the beginnings of the world in the voice of a narrator addressing a youngster that he or she calls ‘Best Beloved.’ Kipling wrote the Just-So Stories for his own best beloveds: his two small daughters, who insisted that he tell the stories the same way every time, or ‘just so.’ They’re full of silliness and wordplay, and are delightful when read aloud.”

The ensemble has been performing at area parks and outdoor venues. The Hayward stop is sponsored by the Douglas Morrisson Theatre. It starts at 2 p.m. at East Avenue Park, 3221 East Ave. Those attending should take blankets or lawn chairs.

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Hayward police blotter, Aug. 22-27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hayward police blotter Aug. 4-10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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