Hayward police blotter Jan. 8-14

THUR, 1/8/15 at 3:10 PM, POSSESSION OF LOADED FIREARMS with arrests occurred at Martin Luther King Jr Drive and Gibbons Street. A patrol officer pulled a vehicle over for nearly hitting his patrol car head-on, and other vehicle code violations. A rear passenger of the vehicle hid two loaded handguns under the driver’s seat and then fled on foot. A second rear passenger grabbed one of the handguns and threw it out of the window (into some bushes.) The officer was able to recover both handguns at the scene; however, the male suspect who fled the scene was not located.

THUR, 1/8/15 at 4:48 PM, a RESIDENTAL BURGLARY occurred on the 27000 block of Gading Road. A resident came home and found his door forced open and heard noises inside. The resident called the police fearing there may be a burglar still inside. Officer’s arrived on scene and found the home unoccupied and ransacked throughout. No suspect was found.

FRI, 1/9/15 at 9:54 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred in the greenway adjacent to the 400 block of Berry Avenue. Two suspects approached the victim with a handgun. One of the suspects grabbed the victim’s hair and pulled her to the ground. The victim then felt a blunt object (presumably a gun) jabbed into the right side of her abdomen and was told to keep quiet or they’ll shoot her. The other suspect stole the victim’s ring from her finger; the earrings from her ears; and a cell phone from her pocket. The suspects then ran south towards Charles Avenue. The suspects were described as Black males, mid twenty’s, 5’6” to 5’10” in height. They were both wearing black hooded sweat shirts. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at 510-293-7034.

SUN, 1/11/15 at 3:33 PM, an OUTSIDE ASSIST was requested by Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies in the area of Santa Clara Street /Ocie Way. ACSO requested assistances to apprehend a suspect who had just fled from them in a stolen vehicle. A perimeter was quickly established, and the suspect was taken into custody within 15 minutes and without further incident.

TUES, 1/13/15 at 1:06 PM, an ATTEMPTED ROBBERY occurred on the 300 block of West A Street. The victim was walking through the parking lot when two suspects approached him. One suspect simulated a handgun in his sweatshirt and the second suspect pushed the victim and demanded his property. The victim ran into the gas station prior to the suspects taking any of his property. Suspect #1 was a Hispanic male, 30 years old, 5’7”, 200 lbs., with a short black faded hairstyle, brown eyes, mustache and goatee. He was wearing a green t-shirt with a large white “A” on the front, and blue jeans. Suspect #2 is a Hispanic male, 40-45 years old, 6’1”, and 165 lbs. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with horizontal gray/yellow/blue stripes along the front of the shirt, gray bandana covering his face, blue jeans, white shoes, and simulated a gun underneath his sweatshirt. Suspect #3 is a Black male adult, 40-45 years old, bald head and clean shaven. He wore a blue t-shirt and was driving the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was a gray 2000 4-door Dodge Dakota truck with a bed cover. Anyone with information regarding this attempted robbery is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at 510-293-7034.

TUES, 1/13/15 at 1:29 PM, an OUTSIDE ASSIST was requested by Livermore Police Department in the area of Jackson Street and Watkins Avenue. Livermore PD detectives were in an unmarked vehicle witnessing a vehicle being stolen in Oakland by two suspects. The detectives followed the suspects into Hayward and attempted to pull them over in a parking lot on Mission Boulevard. Just as Hayward PD officers arrive, both suspects fled on foot. The passenger suspect was captured by Hayward PD a few blocks away. Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a K-9 search for the driver and he was eventually found in a backyard of residence.

WED, 1/14/15 at 7:53 AM, a SHOOTING INTO A DWELLING occurred on the 30000 block of Carroll Avenue. A resident called the police to report that their home was shot at. No one in the home was injured and the neighboring school imposed a voluntary lockdown until the area was secured. No shell casings were located and the home is a known gang house.

WED, 1/14/15 at 5:07 PM, a juvenile is in custody for POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE AND TWO COUNTS OF ROBBERY. The victim and suspect both attend the same school. Yesterday (1/13/15,) while on campus, the suspect brandished a knife at the victim and stole his cell phone. This incident went unreported. Today, the same suspect confronted the victim and saw he had a new phone. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground and stole his new phone. Later in the day, the victim saw the suspect sitting in a vehicle on Gading Road and confronted him about his stolen cell phones. In a separate incident and during the same time, the registered owner of the vehicle found his stolen vehicle (that the suspect was sitting in) and called Hayward PD. The suspect was arrested and one of the victim’s cell phones was recovered.


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.


Hayward tightens massage parlor rules

HAYWARD — The city is taking advantage of a new state law to tighten regulations on massage businesses.

The new rules are intended to allow legitimate businesses to operate while giving Hayward the ability to crack down on prostitution and other illegal activities at shady massage parlors, said city spokesman Frank Holland.

“This is about having good actors and making sure we have standards that work,” he said.

Cities throughout the East Bay are revising their regulations after Assembly Bill 1147 took effect Jan. 1. San Leandro has a moratorium on new massage businesses while its staff crafts new rules, and Oakland is considering how best to take advantage of the Massage Therapy Reform Act. The new law gives cities and counties more say over whether massage businesses can operate and where.

The City Council on Tuesday approved the revisions that will go into effect in February. The rules require all massage therapists in the city to be certified by the California Massage Therapy Council, an independent organization. Businesses could be subject to a $2,500 fine for each unauthorized therapist and for each violation committed.

Parlors with three or more workers must remain unlocked during business hours, a restriction that did not sit well with the owner of Hadley’s Massage in downtown Hayward.

“We did voice our concern about locking the door,” Haiying Mao said through an interpreter. “What if there are only two people here and both are working?” Having to hire a full-time receptionist to cover the front of the building for only short periods of time is an additional expense for owners to bear, she said.

Mao also objected to an owner being fined if someone working there takes part in an illegal activity. “If something bad happens, everything is on the owner’s head,” she said.

Three Hayward businesses were shut down in May during a multiagency police sweep of what police say were brothels masquerading as massage parlors. The law enforcement officers executed 32 search warrants in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Solano and Sonoma counties. Four businesses were closed in Oakland, one in San Leandro and five in San Lorenzo.

Hayward now has 16 massage establishments, with 12 of those opening since 2012.

“You see how fast these things can proliferate. We’re taking a proactive approach so that we have legitimate operators in Hayward,” Holland said.

New businesses would have to apply for a use permit, which gives the city a say on where they can operate. Before, as long as a massage parlor had a business license, it could open wherever other personal services businesses such as barbers or yoga studios were allowed.

Existing parlors have six months to comply with the new rules, which also include a massage therapy permit for each business.


Hayward: Free improv Jan. 15

HAYWARD — Douglas Morrisson Theatre is having a free night of improv Thursday. Did we mention it’s free?

It will feature members of Made Up Theatre who will use audience suggestions to create improvised skits.

Made Up Theatre will have two different formats of improv during the show: Laugh Track City for the first half of the evening and 5 Play for the rest.

Laugh Track City is a fast-paced short-form improv similar to television’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The Laugh Track City cast plays a series of improvised games and scenes based on audience suggestions.

Then using a made-up title provided by an audience member, 5 Play will create an improvised “movie.”

It starts at 8 p.m. at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. www.dmtonline.org, 510-881-6777.



Hayward seeks planning commission applicants

A release from the city of Hayward:

HAYWARD – The City of Hayward will be accepting applications for potential candidates to fill the remaining term of former Planning Commission Member Trivedi. The vacancy was created when Planning Commissioner Trivedi submitted a resignation letter on January 6, 2015.

Applicants must be residents of incorporated Hayward and registered voters of the City of Hayward. Individuals who have served on City commissions are encouraged to apply. Individuals appointed to the Planning Commission will need to file a Fair Political Practices Commission Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700).

All interested individuals must complete an application available from the Office of the City Clerk, 777 B Street, Hayward, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or online at www.hayward-ca.gov.

All completed applications must be filed in the Office of the City Clerk by noon, Friday, February 6, 2015.

A process for filling the vacancy will be approved by the City Council at its Council meeting on January 20, 2015. Interviews with the City Council are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

For further information, please call the City Clerk at 510-583-4400.



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.




Hayward police blotter Dec. 25-30

THUR, 12/25/14 at 9:00 AM, EX-FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS WITH THE INTENT TO SELL: Officers responded to the 2300 block of Cabrillo Court for a report of a possible sex crime against a child occurring in a residence. Upon contacting the male subject, no children are found in the home but the subject was determined to be on a felon on searchable probation. Officers searched the subject’s room and found a loaded firearm and narcotics and other evidence indicating the male possessed it with the intent to sell it. The Subject was arrested.

FRI, 12/26/14 at 2:19 AM, a SHOOTING INTO AN INHABITED DWELLING AND VEHICLE occurred on the 27000 block of Ponderosa Circle. An informant heard 4 to 5 shots in the area and called police. Officers checked the area and found a house that was hit once and also a car that was parked in front of it. Shell casings were found in the vicinity. Nobody was injured.

FRI, 12/26/14 at 7:32 AM, a DECEASED PERSON/ CORONERS CASE was discovered. Officers were sent to the 27000 block of Dunbar Place to check on the welfare of a 62 year old male resident, when relatives could not reach him. Responding officers discovered the male deceased in his bedroom. The male was last contacted by the Hayward Fire Department on December 1st, when he was transported to a Hospital for a possible stroke. The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau responded and took custody of him.

SAT, 12/27/14 at 12:04 AM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred on the 300 block of Smalley Avenue where the victim was either hit with a bat or broken bottle. Officers arrive on scene, and located the victim in a rear bedroom with lacerations to his forehead and face, and a broken left arm. The victim said that he was beaten by three suspects. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of his injuries.

SAT, 12/27/14 at 11:30 AM, an OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSIST was needed for a vehicle pursuit that terminated at Jackson Street and Harder Road. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol (CHP) pursued a vehicle with two occupants, wanted for burglary, across the San Mateo Bridge. The suspects dumped the vehicle in the parking lot of Nation’s Hamburger and fled on foot. CHP captured one suspect in the parking lot, while the second suspect fled into the Timbers Apartments. Officers searched the area, but the second suspect was not located.

SAT, 12/27/14 at 10:47 PM, a HOME INVASION ROBBERY occurred on the 1600 block of Sumatra Street. The male victim reported three black males put a gun to his head and made their way into the residence. They tied him up and put a bag over his head. The victim was able to escape and call 9-1-1 from a neighbor’s residence. Officers checked the residence to make sure the suspects were no longer there and noted the house had in-fact been ransacked. While the officers continued their search, the victim called his cousin, the home owner. The home owner said the police needed to leave his house immediately, so they did. The victim said they wanted no further police action and refused to provide any other information.

SUN, 12/28/14 at 7:26 AM, a SHOOTING IN AN INHABITED DWELLING AND VEHICLE occurred on the 900 block of West Tennyson Road. Residents heard multiple gunshots on Forselles Way. Officers located two parked vehicles and two apartments that sustained damage and casings were located nearby. Nobody was injured.

SUN, 12/28/14 at 3:34 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred at Meekland Avenue and A Street. The victim was confronted by two suspects on foot. Suspect #1 brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim handed the wallet to suspect #2 and both suspects fled on foot. Police were called and they located suspect #1 nearby. The victim identified the man as suspect #1. Suspect #2 was not found.

TUE, 12/30/14 at 14:21 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred at Hesperian Boulevard and Depot Road. The victim was walking on Hesperian Boulevard near Depot Road when the suspect approached her and showed her a gun in his waistband. The suspect said, “I’m not going to hurt you, I need your purse ‘cuz’ my kids are sick.” The victim handed her purse over out of fear and the suspect ran away towards Adrian Place. The suspect was described as a heavyset Black male adult, 18-20 years old, 6’0”, with a short black afro. He was last seen wearing a green jacket with a hood, blue jeans, and armed with a black handgun.

TUE, 12/30/14 at 5:07 PM, a DEATH INVESTIGATION occurred on the 24000 block of Park Street. A 63-year-old female was found deceased in her home. Her roommate heard the woman making breakfast the day before. Officers arrived on scene and found no signs of foul play. Based on the woman’s medical history, the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau released her to her family members.


Russell Way in Hayward closed for emergency repairs

HAYWARD — A portion of Russell Way will be closed to through traffic starting Wednesday, Dec. 17, so crews can make emergency repairs on the creek embankment near the road.

San Lorenzo Creek runs along the road near Second and A streets, and the recent storms have caused significant damage to the embankment, according to the city.

The damaged area is behind Casa Sandoval. Access to the senior care facility and Bank of America at Second and A streets will remain open, but Russell way will be closed just past Casa Sandoval to Dole Way from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for four weeks.

People will be allowed access to their homes, but they may not be able to drive their cars in the area temporarily while heavy equipment blocks access. Residents are encouraged to park their cars outside the affected section of Russell Way.

For more details, contact Luis Samayoa, project manager, at 510-583-4769 or Jason Whipple, supervising construction inspector, at 510-583-4755.






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.


Hayward police blotter Nov. 28-Dec. 3

FRI, 11/28/14 at 7:40 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred in parking lot of 800 Southland Mall Drive. The suspect approached the victim and demanded her purse. The victim refused and began to walk away. The suspect grabbed the victim, hit her on the face, and brandished a silver colored handgun. The suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone and ran to a black truck, which sped away southbound. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 25-30 years old, 6’0”, medium build, and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a beige long sleeve shirt and khaki pants. The make and model of the suspect’s truck is unknown, but did have a ladder rack on it. The victim suffered minor injuries.

FRI, 11/28/14 at 9:59 AM, an ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERY occurred on the 27000 block of Hesperian Boulevard. The suspect entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money. The suspect fled the bank prior to getting any cash. Officers in the area located the suspect behind a convenience store on Aldengate Avenue. The suspect was positively identified through an in-field show up and arrested.

SAT, 11/29/14 at 1:00 PM, a ROBBERY occurred on the 22000 block of South Garden Avenue. The victim reported that on Thursday, 11/27/2014, he was approached and assaulted by four Hispanic suspects on South Garden Avenue. One of the suspects hit the victim on the top of his head with a handgun. The victim fell onto the ground and was punched and kicked by the other suspects. The suspects then took $280.00 and a wallet from the victim. The victim suffered a laceration to the top of his head. No further suspect description information.

TUE, 12/2/14 at 9:01 AM, a COMMERCIAL BURGLARY occurred at a hangar bay on the 1500 block of West Winton Avenue. Unknown suspects entered the city owned airplane hangar and stripped a large amount of copper wiring. The investigation is on-going.

TUE, 12/2/14 at 1:10 PM, a MARIJUANA CULTIVATION OPERATION was discovered on the 29000 block of States Street. Narcotics officers received information of possible “Grow house” at the location. As units were coming into the area, the suspect was seen leaving and was detained. Officers obtained consent to search which was granted. 394 plants were discovered and the suspect was arrested.

TUE, 12/2/14 at 7:20 PM, a NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM occurred on the 26000 block of Gading Road. An unidentified suspect fired multiple gunshots in the area and fled prior to police arrival. Officers checked the area for any possible victims and did not locate any. However, several shell casings were found.

TUE, 12/2/14 at 8:13 PM, a ROBBERY ATTEMPT occurred on the 600 block of Moss Way. Two suspects tried to rob a woman (along with her two daughters) of their money, with a machete. The victims refused to give the suspects money. The victims said they did not have money, but will give them food instead. The suspects fled the area in an unknown direction. Suspect #1 was described as a Hispanic or White male, early 20′s, light complexion, with an average build. He was wearing a black sweater, black winter coat, dark colored pants, and had a dark cloth covering the front of his face from the nose on down. He was also armed with a long metal rusted machete blade in his left hand. Suspect #2’s description is unknown.