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San Leandro: ‘Call the Cops!’ at library

SAN LEANDRO — Police will read to children during “Call the Cops!” Thursday, April 16.

The officers will be reading out loud 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. during the Manor Branch Library’s Preschool Story Time. Children also will be able to look over a police cruiser in the library’s parking lot.

No reservations are required, but space is limited; people are encouraged to arrive early.

The Manor Branch Library is at 1241 Manor Blvd. For more information, call 510-577-7964 or CSteward@sanleandro.org.

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Hayward community academy applications accepted

HAYWARD — The police’s next community academy begins March 3.

The free nine-week course will be held Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Topics that will be covered include police patrol structure and district command; special victims unit; robbery prevention and personal safety; vice/intelligence and gangs; SWAT and K-9 Unit; 911; and firearms training simulator.

Those attending must be 18 years or older and pass a background check.  The academy will be held through April 28 at the police department’s North District Office, 22701 Main St. (corner of C and Main streets).

Seating is limited. To apply, go to www.haywardpd.net or contact Gale Bleth, 510-293-7151, gale.bleth@hayward-ca.gov, or Mary Fabian, 510-293-1043, mary.fabian@hayward-ca.gov.

 

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Hayward Coffee With a Cop on Feb. 7

HAYWARD — Police will hold a Coffee With a Cop on Saturday, Feb. 7, in south Hayward.

Officers will be at Starbucks, 1695 Industrial Parkway West, from 9 to 11 a.m. The coffee shop is located a little east of Interstate 880.

This is a chance to meet police and ask questions. Wonder what police do with information from license plate scanners? Or where the crime hot spots are? Are police doing truancy sweeps, and have they seen in a drop since partnering with local businesses?

Community members also can voice any concerns, or just grab a cup of Joe and chat.

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Hayward to swear in new police officers Friday

HAYWARD — Five police officers will join the city’s force on Friday at  a ceremony at City Hall.

Police Chief Diane Urban will swear in the officers and recognize the promotion of five current police department employees at 3 p.m. Friday in the City Hall rotunda, 777 B St. The ceremony is open to the public.

The new officers are: Tiffany Martin, Mark Starr, Matthew McMahon, Mark Fontes and Austin Wilson.

Bryan Matthews is being promoted to captain, Ken Forkus to lieutenant, Mike Woods and Garrett Wagner to sergeant, and George Perzigian to property and evidence administrator.

A reception will follow the ceremony.

 

 

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Coffee with mayors, cops

Hayward police and San Leandro’s outgoing and incoming mayors are inviting people to come join them for a cup of Joe and conversation this week.

The cops will be at Tyrrell Elementary School from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12. The school is at 27000 Tyrrell Avenue.

On Saturday, Dec. 13, outgoing San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy and incoming Mayor Pauline Cutter will be available to listen to residents’ and merchants’ concerns. The mayors will be at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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San Leandro police looking for advisory board members

From San Leandro police:

SAN LEANDRO — The police department is seeking community members interested in making a difference by joining the Police Chief’s Advisory Board.

This board is made up of community members who represent the many segments of our city. The board was created in 2013 to act as a community resource for the police department and police chief in the formation of public safety strategies, development of community policing concepts and increasing public awareness.

The board is intended to provide a forum for discussions concerning community concerns, and the goal is to have a broad spectrum of viewpoints represented.

The role of board members include (but is not be limited to):

• Act as a sounding board for the police chief regarding community needs and concerns, as well as provide community feedback to proposed police programs and priorities.

Apprise the police chief of the community’s need for police services and feedback on the delivery of services

• Assist in educating the community about the function and role of the police.

• Attend monthly meetings at the police station.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. To participate, you must be a San Leandro resident or business owner.

Those interested can apply on the city’s website at:

www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/programs/chiefs_advisory_board.asp

Or call Capt. Ed Tracey at 510-577-3249.

The community plays a key role in public safety and keeping San Leandro safe,” Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli said.

“Bringing police and community members together on a regular basis is critical to our service delivery and mission. I continue my commitment to building positive relationships throughout the community and leveraging those relationships to improve the quality of life and safety in San Leandro,” she said.

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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 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 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.