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Hayward burglars pose as contractors

By rparr
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 7:40 pm in Crime, Hayward

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.

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Hill and Valley Club fundraiser March 8

By rparr
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 6:25 pm in Charity, Hayward

HAYWARD — The Hill and Valley Club is hosting a “Louisiana Shrimp A-Peel” fundraiser on March 8, with proceeds going toward Canine Companions for Independence and EDGE. Cost is $20, which includes shrimp, spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 28; Call 510-785-2053.

The Hill and Valley Club is at 1808 B St., Hayward.

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Hayward police blotter Feb. 10-15

By rparr
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 12:30 pm in Crime, Hayward

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.

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Sea level rise forum Saturday in Castro Valley

By rparr
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 5:32 pm in Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Environment, Hayward, San Lorenzo

CASTRO VALLEY — Climate change and rising sea levels can be scary topics, but a community forum is planned for Saturday, Feb. 22, to help people prepare

“What?! Sharks in My Backyard?” will explore what is happening with climate change and what residents can do. It takes place at the Castro Valley Library.

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center naturalists will lead a community discussion, and representatives of the Adapting to Rising Tides Project will talk about local effects.

Also taking part in the forum are Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church, Hayward; Hayward Area Recreation and Parks Department, MoveOn.org, 350Bay Area.org, the American Association of University Women, Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency Citizens Advisory Committee and the American Association of University Women and others.

The forum starts at 2 p.m. at the library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley.

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Hayward challenge grant to aid homeless

By rparr
Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 10:43 pm in Alameda County, Hayward, Homeless

HAYWARD — A $3,000 challenge grant to help the homeless has been issued in honor of community activist Jim Forsyth, who died last year.

Proceeds will go to the South Hayward Parish Joe White Movement, named for a homeless man who died while sleeping outside on a cold night in December.

Every dollar donated through the end of February will be matched; donations are tax-deductible.

The parish has been providing drop-in services to connect people to housing, employment, training and support through the Community Action Network (CAN) for the past four years. Its site is small, making it difficult to provide services.

Funds from the grant will help CAN get a larger place to help move people into housing.

To donate, send a check to South Hayward Parish, 27287 Patrick Ave., Hayward, CA 94544, with The Joe White Movement in the memo line. Details: 510-432-7703 or southhaywardparish@gmail.com

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San Lorenzo Library expansion groundbreaking on Feb. 19

By rparr
Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 6:45 pm in Alameda County, Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo

SAN LORENZO — Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan will lead a groundbreaking Feb. 19 for expansion of the San Lorenzo Library.

The project is the first major exterior renovation of the library in 45 years, according to a press release. When the $9.4 million work is finished, the library will be almost 20,000 square feet, twice its current size. It also will be the first certified green building in San Lorenzo, according to the release.

The San Lorenzo Library expansion will be the first project under Alameda County’s Project Stabilization Agreement, which promotes training and hiring of target populations, such as veterans and low-income residents.

The groundbreaking will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the library, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo.

During construction, a temporary library has been set up around the corner at 16032 Hesperian Blvd.

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Hayward police blotter Feb. 4-9

By rparr
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 7:43 pm in Crime, Hayward

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.

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Castro Valley forum to consider Delta tunnels

By rparr
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 10:40 pm in Alameda County, Castro Valley, Environment

CASTRO VALLEY — Representatives of both for and against arguments about a plan to dig two massive tunnels under the Delta to carry water from the Sacramento River to federal and state pumps in Tracy will talk about the plan at a forum here Feb. 20.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has proposed building two tunnels, each 40 feet in diameter, running 35 miles under the Delta, and restoring 147,000 acres of wetlands and other habitat.

Supporters say the tunnels would make it easier to move water south without grinding up salmon, smelt and other fish in giant pumps at Tracy, which has caused federal officials in recent years to limit pumping. Environmentalists and Delta politicians say it could result in even more water being taken from the Delta.

Speaking in favor of the tunnels will be Paul Helliker, deputy director of the state Department of Water Resources, Delta and Statewide Water Management, and Jill Duerig, general manager of Livermore/Amador Valley Zone 7 Water Agency.

Arguing against the tunnels will be Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, executive director of Restore the Delta, and Nick Di Croce of the Environmental Water Caucus.

Brown’s administration has been describing his plan to build the tunnels through the Delta as a $25 billion project. That would rank it as one of the largest public works plans in California history. But when factoring in long-term financing costs, the price tag actually ranges from $51 billion to $67 billion, according to the Mercury News, a sister newspaper of this publication.

The forum is not a debate, emphasizes the League of Women Voters Eden Area, sponsors of the event along with the Sierra Club Bay Chapter Water Committee, the Sierra Club Southern Alameda County Group, and the Castro Valley Library.

The free discussion will be at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20. Advance registration is recommended because seating is limited. To register, go to http://bit.ly/LTw59e

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Animal love Saturday in Hayward

By rparr
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 9:26 pm in Hayward

From the Hayward police:

Join the Hayward Animal Shelter for our annual “All Fur Love” special adoption event and find the next love of your life. Saturday, February 8th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Hayward Animal Shelter located at 16 Barnes Ct. (off of Soto Road at Jackson Street).

In recognition of Spay/Neuter Awareness month, the spay/neuter fee for all pets adopted at this event will be subsidized by the Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers. All adoptions only $20.

Dog licensing fee applies to Hayward residents. There are many dogs and cats just waiting to make your acquaintance and become your new best friend!

Contact Information:
Jennie Comstock, Administrator
Hayward Animal Services
510-881-7922
Jennie.Comstock@hayward-ca.gov

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Hayward police blotter 1/28-2/02

By rparr
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 10:19 pm in Crime, Hayward

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.

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