Hayward Police blotter for April 15, 2013 through April 21, 2013
April 15, 2013
A man called HPD asking them to respond to the 700 block of Memorial Way because his girlfriend was making threats of suicide. According to the distraught man, his girlfriend locked herself inside their apartment and was refusing to come out. When officers arrived, they received no answer at the door. Feeling the girlfriend’s life may be in jeopardy, the officers forced the front door open only to find there was no one inside. The man eventually admitted that he had locked himself out of his apartment and just needed to get the door opened.
April 16, 2013
Officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Florida St regarding an assault with a motor vehicle. When officers arrived they learned that the suspect and victim are neighbors and have a long standing feud. The suspect saw the victim on the street and challenged the neighbor to fight. He then began punching the victim when he refused to fight the suspect. The victim tried to run from the suspect but the suspect got into a car and chased the victim down the street. The suspect then tried to run the victim over after yelling that he was going to kill the victim. A passerby picked the victim up in his vehicle only to have the suspect chase after them and start ramming the Good Samaritan’s vehicle. HPD located the suspect shortly after arriving and arrested him for attempted homicide with a vehicle.
HPD units responded to the area of 28000 Huntwood Ave regarding two subjects seen passing a handgun back and forth. When police arrived, the subjects split up and walked in different directions. Both were quickly detained and one subject was identified as the one who brought the gun. The firearm was found loaded and discarded in a bush. The suspect was arrested and the firearm was recovered.
April 18, 2013
Patrol officers received a broadcast of a disturbance occurring to the rear of All Saints Church and possibly involving gang members. School Resource Officers responded and detained 6 juveniles at the church. A loaded 45 cal. handgun was located in a bush near the detained subjects. One of the juveniles, a known gang member, admitted to possessing the gun.
***Crime Prevention Note*** Notifying the police of suspicious activity can result in a crime being thwarted and possibly, as in this case, of a firearm being taken out of the hands of criminal gang members.
Two subjects, one in a car and the other walking on the sidewalk, exchanged hostile words as they passed each other. It was later determined that the two suspects belonged to rival gangs. The situation escalated with both suspects exchanging gunfire. One suspect was seen going into an apartment in the 700 block of Shepherd Ave. Arriving officers surrounded the residence but no one would come out. A juvenile fled from the residence but was caught by officers. It was determined that he was not the same subject seen entering the residence although he was on probation and did go to jail. An area check where the fleeing suspect was detained revealed a loaded firearm that he had discarded. He was subsequently charged with the gun crime as well.
April 19, 2013
Units were called to the 200 block of Virginia St regarding an 89 year old female who had wandered away from home. It was further reported that she suffered from the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Officers flooded the area and sent fliers of the missing woman to our neighboring law enforcement partners. An alert Community Officer saw the lady in front of K-Mart. She was returned home in good health.
A police unit was requested to the Citibank at 225 Second St regarding a suspect who was attempting to steal $35,000 through an Identity Theft scam. When the officer arrived, the suspect was still on the scene and was taken into custody. It turned out the suspect was also wanted in a HPD case where he had 45 counts of forgery and ID theft pending. He was also wanted by several local agencies and the US Postal Service for fraud related offenses.
***Crime Prevention Note***
Please visit the Identity Theft information page at http://user.govoutreach.com/hayward/faq.php?cid=11973
Or the Identity Theft Council page at
Here you can find information on prevention and remedies if you have been a victim of ID Theft.
April 20. 2013
Citizens called HPD to report that there was a large man yelling “KILL KILL” at passing motorists and pedestrians as he swung a metal pipe near Weekes Park. When officers arrived they found a man weighing over 400 lbs. and still swinging the pipe. They attempted to negotiate with the man, who approached the officers with the pipe. One officer was injured in the ensuing scuffle but the suspect was ultimately taken into custody. It isn’t known what drove the man to his actions but he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
The police went to the area of the 25000 block of Franklin St regarding a shooting. When they arrived they found that one man had been shot by another over money issues. The men were apparently playing dice when the argument broke out and one shot the other. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The suspect is wanted for murder. The suspect has been identified.
April 21, 2013
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Residents of a home in the 300 block of Bridgecreek Way called HPD through 911 to report that they were watching 2-3 suspects through remote closed circuit TV. The suspects were in the victim’s home and were in the process of burglarizing it. Hayward PD unit surrounded the house. When the suspects came out, one was quickly taken into custody but the other two fled on foot. Officers quickly caught the other two in nearby yards. A stolen and loaded handgun was located in a vehicle deemed to belong to one of the suspects.
All suspect were charged with burglary and other related offenses.