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Hayward police blotter 1/07/14-1/13/14

By rparr
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 9:49 pm in Crime, Health

01/07 09:05 PM
A male suspect simulates a weapon and forces victim to surrender their vehicle. Witnesses call 911 and a description of the victim’s vehicle is broadcast to patrol units. The vehicle is located and the driver is taken into custody for carjacking.

01/09 02:05 AM
A victim walking in the area of B St and Second St is stuck in the head with a fire extinguisher by an unknown suspect. The victim received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

01/09 01:48 PM
Suspect gets into a confrontation inside his home in the 22000 block of Mission Blvd with an acquaintance. During the confrontation, the suspect brandishes a firearm at the acquaintance causing him to flee and contact the police. Suspect is contacted at his home and arrested, no weapon is recovered.

01/10 09:00 PM
A robbery occurred at the Eden Youth Center during which the suspect took the victim’s cellular phone. The victim tried to arrange to have the suspect return the phone but when the suspect refused, the victim called the police. Officers stop the suspect later in a stolen vehicle and the victim’s phone is recovered along with a firearm.

01/10 04:30 PM
While contacting a group of subjects in a parking lot in the 22000 block of South Garden Avenue a stolen handgun and narcotics were recovered. One of the subjects ran from the police and was not located. One subject was arrested.

01/10 11:00 PM
During a police investigation of a suspicious vehicle in the area of South Garden Avenue and West A St a loaded firearm is recovered from inside the vehicle.

01/12 07:53 PM
A robbery occurred in the area of Middle Ave and Eden Avenue. The victim was approached by a suspect with a handgun and had their phone taken. The suspect fled in the direction of Middle Lane and Saklan Road.

01/12 08:32 PM
A robbery occurred in the area of Tennyson Rd and Ruus Rd. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and fled on foot in the direction of Bruno Ave.

01/13 06:07 PM
A strong arm robbery involving three suspect took place in the area of West Tennyson Rd and Manon Avenue. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone and the victim received minor injuries from the incident.

01/13 11:55 PM
A witness calls about two subjects with plastic bags digging a hole near the Hayward Shoreline. When police arrived they found the hole with nothing inside. A search during daytime does not locate and evidence of criminal activity.

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Hayward police blotter 12/30/13-1/06/14

By rparr
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 10:34 pm in Crime, Hayward

12/30 02:39 PM
A burglary occurred in the area of Virginia Street where an unknown suspect(s) entered an occupied residence during the night and took tools. One resident was home during the incident and recalled hearing movement in the home but did not see suspect.

12/30 11:29 PM
A robbery occurred at Mount Eden Park. The victims were surrounded by a group of suspects who threatened them into giving up a cellular phone and a bicycle.

01/02 08:33 AM
A patrol officer in the area of First Street and Armstrong St observed a suspect running from a stolen vehicle after it was located by LOJACK. A police perimeter was established and a canine was used in a search for the suspect. The suspect was located hiding to the rear of a residence and apprehended.

01/02 02:05 PM
Patrol officers observe a suspicious vehicle occupied by three subjects illegally parked near a bank. Upon contacting the subjects officers develop probable cause to search the vehicle resulting in the recovery of two stolen handguns. All three suspects were arrested.

01/02 11:00 PM
A robbery and attempted sexual assault occurred at an apartment complex in the area of Hesperian Blvd and W Tennyson Rd. The victim fought off the suspect who fled from the scene after being chased by residents. Patrol officers are able to identify the suspect and pass this information onto the investigations bureau. After conducting surveillance the suspect is located and apprehended by investigators. The victim’s property was recovered and the suspect arrested.

01/04 00:16 AM
CHP chased a stolen car into the Hayward city limits where the driver and passengers abandoned the vehicle on Flamingo Way. Hayward Patrol units set up a perimeter and conduct a search, which located the driver of the stolen vehicle. CHP arrest the suspect for vehicle theft.

01/04 02:10 AM
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 900 block of Torrano Avenue. The suspect hit the victim on the head with a baseball bat, causing a significant injury. Suspect is arrested at the scene.

01/04 05:37 AM
A carjacking occurred in the area of 1000 Tennyson Road. The two suspects take the victim’s vehicle at gunpoint and flee the scene. The vehicle is later located by Alameda County Sheriff deputies and four subjects are taken into custody. Hayward patrol officers take over the investigation and take custody of the suspects who are also determined to be involved in a recent shooting in the 26000 black of Evergreen St.

01/04 05:57 AM
A stolen vehicle is set on fire in the area of Cavanaugh and Foley.

01/04 06:26 AM
An armed robbery occurred to a business in the 22000 block of Foothill Bl. The suspect armed with a handgun robbed the business and then fled from the scene. The loss was cash.

01/06 01:57 AM
Three suspicious fires occurred at Centennial Park in a 24 hour period resulting in damage to trash bins and surrounding vegetation.

01/06 02:10 AM
Patrol officers respond to a request for assistance by BART PD for a group fighting on the tracks near the downtown station. As subjects are leaving the scene multiple gunshots are heard from the A Street train tracks. Several vehicles flee the scene and expended casings are found at the scene. A vehicle that was stopped driving from the scene had one passenger flee from police and escape. No victims were located or weapons recovered.

01/06 07:02 AM
An auto burglary in the 22000 block of Foothill Blvd resulted in the loss of a backpack containing personal electronic

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Hayward police blotter 12/30/13

By rparr
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 11:30 pm in Uncategorized

12/30 02:39 PM
A Burglary occurred in the area of Virginia Street where an unknown suspect(s) entered an occupied residence during the night and took tools. One resident was home during the incident and recalled hearing movement in the home but did not see suspect.

12/30 11:29 PM
A Robbery occurred at Mount Eden Park. The victims were surrounded by a group of suspects who threatened them into giving up a cellular phone and a bicycle.

01/02 08:33 AM
A Patrol Officer in the area of First Street and Armstrong St observed a suspect running from a stolen vehicle after it was located by LOJACK. A police perimeter was established and a canine was used in a search for the suspect. The suspect was located hiding to the rear of a residence and apprehended.

01/02 02:05 PM
Patrol Officers observe a suspicious vehicle occupied by three subjects which is illegally parked near a bank. Upon contacting the subjects officers develop probable cause to search the vehicle resulting in the recovery of two stolen handguns. All three suspects were arrested.

01/02 11:00 PM
A robbery and attempted sexual assault occurred at an apartment complex in the area of Hesperian Blvd and W Tennyson Rd. The victim fought off the suspect who fled from the scene after being chased by residents. Patrol officers are able to identify the suspect and pass this information onto the Investigations Bureau. After conducting surveillance the suspect is located and apprehended by investigators. The victim’s property was recovered and the suspect arrested.

01/04 00:16 AM
CHP chased a stolen car into the Hayward city limits where the driver and passengers abandoned the vehicle on Flamingo Way. Hayward patrol units set up a perimeter and conduct a search, which located the driver of the stolen vehicle. CHP arrested the suspect for vehicle theft.

01/04 02:10 AM
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 900 block of Torrano Avenue. The suspect hit the victim on the head with a baseball bat, causing a significant injury. Suspect is arrested at the scene.

01/04 05:37 AM
A carjacking occurred in the area of 1000 Tennyson Road. The two suspects take the victim’s vehicle at gunpoint and flee the scene. The vehicle is later located by Alameda County sheriff deputies and four subjects are taken into custody. Hayward patrol officers take over the investigation and take custody of the suspects, who are also determined to be involved in a recent shooting incident in the 26000 black of Evergreen St.

01/04 05:57 AM
A stolen vehicle is set on fire in the area of Cavanaugh and Foley.

01/04 06:26 AM
An armed robbery occurred to a business in the 22000 block of Foothill Bl. The suspect armed with a handgun robbed the business and then fled from the scene. The loss was cash.

01/06 01:57 AM
Three suspicious fires occurred at Centennial Park in a 24 hour period resulting in damage to trash bins and surrounding vegetation.

01/06 02:10 AM
Patrol officers respond to a request for assistance by BART PD for a group fighting on the tracks near the downtown station. As subjects are leaving the scene multiple gunshots are heard from the A Street train tracks. Several vehicles flee the scene and expended casings are found at the scene. A vehicle which was stopped driving from the scene had one passenger flee from police and escape. No victims were located or weapons recovered.

01/06 07:02 AM
An auto burglary in the 22000 block of Foothill Blvd resulted in the loss of a backpack containing person electronics.

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Election season is already here

By rparr
Friday, December 27th, 2013 at 8:34 pm in Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, General, Hayward, Health, Other unincorporated areas, Politics, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools, Transportation, Union City

Hi. Sorry to be away for so long. Illness plus technical difficulties were not a good combination.

A few updates: Two candidates in the Hayward mayor’s race — Mark Salinas and Francisco Zermeno — both have been busy, hosting community events, raising money, attending just about every local gathering. I haven’t seen as much from Barbara Halliday, but that doesn’t mean she’s not connecting with voters; she doesn’t seem to use social media as much as the other two. All three have a lot of connections in the community.

I have been hearing rumors that two others will enter the race to replace longtime Mayor Michael Sweeney, who has announced his retirement at the end of June. But no names have been attached.

One guy did stop  by the Daily Review office and said he was running for mayor. I won’t give his name, because he didn’t speak to me; I only overheard him as he was flirting with our office manager. We do get some interesting characters wandering in off Foothill.

Salinas’ council seat will be up for grabs. Councilman Marvin Peixoto has announced he plans to run for re-election.

Meanwhile, Hayward Unified Trustee William McGee has set up a website for his re-election and to keep the community informed. His and Trustee Lisa Brunner’s terms expire next year; Brunner has not announced whether she will seek re-election.

The city of Hayward also is looking at a ballot measure to pay for a new main library and two fire stations, and possibly more upgrades and services. A series of meetings and outreach are planned, beginning next month.

The Hayward school district is talking about another bond measure to replace more of the district’s aging schools, but no date has been set.

Alameda County is looking at asking voters to extend Measure A, a half-cent sales tax set to expire in 2019. It helps fund medical services to the county’s low-income residents, but some have complained that too much of the money currently goes to Highland Hospital or is at the discretion of the county Board of Supervisors and subject to political maneuverings. Without it, services will be drastically cut, advocates say. But it was approved in much better economic times, 2004.

Oh, and remember Measure B-1, the proposal that would double the county sales tax for transportation from a half-cent to a full cent that was narrowly defeated in 2012? It will be back on the ballot in November, though with a 30-year time limit (the previous proposal had no time limit).

These are just a few local measures being considered; statewide ones could also be on the ballot. With all the competing interests asking voters to open their wallets, there is concern it will be overwhelming and voters will just say no to all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hayward police blotter Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2013

By rparr
Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 11:29 pm in Alameda County, Crime, Hayward

(Not sure what this means from 11/26 report:

No suspects seen or heard; no promiscuous shoot calls or similar made to Hayward PD during that time period.)

11/25/2013
8:00 a.m.
Officers coordinated a probation compliance check as a result of numerous responses to the 300 block of Carson Drive in regard to disturbances, intoxication, drug use, domestic violence, and court order violations. He utilized District Command, Community Preservation and Code Enforcement on this endeavor. Code Enforcement addressed several interior and exterior violations.

7:00 p.m.
Officers working the downtown area investigated an auto burglary; in which victim said her credit card had just been used at the Jackson Street McDonalds. CCTV provided a suspect license plate as well as suspect and vehicle description. Muni Lots checked and vehicle located in front of a local Internet café. Two suspects inside vehicle were detained, one of whom was on probation for possession of stolen property. Victim’s property recovered and both suspects arrested.

10:12 p.m.
Two adult male victims were confronted and robbed of personal property at gunpoint by a group of 5 suspects. Two suspects were armed with handguns. An officer saw a similar group, and one matching one of the armed suspects, on Whitman Ave. near Tennyson High School. As the officer attempted to contact the group, the group split up and ran in 3 different directions. The officer pursued the suspect who best matched one of the armed suspects, onto Stewart Drive, before losing sight of him. A perimeter was set and a K9 was utilized to search. The suspect was within the perimeter and ran from his hiding spot when he believed the dog was going to bite him. Another officer on the perimeter confronted the suspect as he fled from a back yard to a front yard, and the suspect surrendered. The suspect was identified by one victim and the initial officer.

11/26/2013
6:25 a.m.
A male subject was visiting at an address on the 1900 block of B Street and got into an argument over money. The argument turned physical and two males got into a physical altercation. One male subject left and returned a short time later. He broke open the living room window and climbed through, armed with an AK-47. The occupants ran back to the roommate’s bedroom, at which point the male suspect fired one shot through the living room wall into the bedroom (hitting no one). The male suspect then fired another shot through the bedroom door (again striking no one). The boyfriend climbed out the bedroom window and fled. The male suspect entered the bedroom, and asked the female victim (left behind by male roommate) where she kept her money. Before leaving, the male suspect reportedly stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the living room.

7:30 a.m.
Upon opening their business, owners discovered three bullet holes in the front glass window and copper jacket fragment inside the store. Event occurred between 1700 on 11/25 and 0630 on 11/26. No suspects were seen or heard. Business is located on the 27000 block of Mission Blvd.

9:00 a.m.
Residents on the 27000 block of Huntwood discovered two bullet holes in their kitchen window and apparent projectiles (similar to .25 caliber) stuck in ceiling of their home. Residents reported hearing loud bangs around 3:00 a.m., but did not investigate. No suspects seen or heard; no promiscuous shoot calls or similar made to Hayward PD during that time period.

11/27/2013
7:13 p.m.
Victim was driving N/B on Mission when the suspect vehicle (light blue Toyota Rav 4 occupied by the driver and a male passenger) cut the victim off. The suspect vehicle then pulled along the curb, and to the right of the victim. The driver of the suspect vehicle fired two rounds from a revolver at the victim. One round struck the victim’s vehicle, the second missed it, and passed through the rear windows of an uninvolved vehicle travelling S/B on Mission at Hancock (shattering both windows, and coming within inches of striking the head of a young child riding in the rear seat). The suspect vehicle fled the scene E/B on Hancock. An extensive area check was made with negative results.

7:30 p.m.
Interrupted Residential burglary on the 1200 block of Cathy Drive. Three Hispanic male adult suspects were observed with flashlights inside a home on Cathy Drive. It appeared there was a getaway vehicle waiting for the suspects to finish. The driver of the suspect vehicle observed witness on phone, and honked the horn then sped away without the others. Officers arrived and searched home with K-9, but no one was found inside.

9:48 p.m.
Subject crashed vehicle into Martin Luther King School causing moderate damage; including broken water pipes. While detaining the suspect and investigating the incident, members of his family arrived and began interfering/delaying the officers. One of the family members was arrested for obstruction, during which time the DUI suspect assaulted officers. Officer sustained minor injuries.

11/28/2013
2:51 a.m.
An adult male victim was attacked by a suspect, hit in the head, and knocked to the ground. The suspect then searched the victim’s pockets and stole a wallet and cell phone. An area check was conducted and met with negative results. The incident occurred in the area of Leidig Ave and Tennyson Road.

11/29/2013
9:00 p.m.
Officer arrests a female for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. During booking process suspect retrieves methamphetamine from her bellybutton and places it in her mouth. Jail staff has to restrain suspect to retrieve illegal contraband.

11/30/201
3:40 p.m.
A female victim was walking on Blackwood Ave when a black 4 door Nissan drove next to her. The passenger in the vehicle rolled down the window and told the victim to give him her wallet. Victim said no and walked away. Suspect exited passenger seat, approached the victim again and brandished a 4″ knife then again demanded the wallet. Victim gave up the wallet out of fear and suspect got back inside of vehicle and the vehicle drove north on Blackwood towards Marin.

9:27 p.m.
Multiple calls of 2-3 shots heard in the area of Huntwood/Austin. Reporting party on Avocado Street advised group of males on his porch asking for help due to friend having been shot but the group runs away. As units respond to area other neighbors report the group as traveling eastbound Orchard across Soto. No victims or obvious crime scene located.

12/01/13
2:15 a.m.
Officers investigate an occupied suspicious vehicle parked in Municipals Lot 5 near in downtown Hayward. During the investigation they arrest a male and female for various drug charges.

11:17 a.m.
Strong Arm Robbery in front of Tennyson Liquors 1190 West Tennyson Road. Suspect 1 (S1)and Suspect 2 (S2) approach victim from behind, strike him in the head with a skateboard and forcefully pull the victim’s necklace from his neck. S1 and S2 flee on foot southbound on Pompano. S1 Black male adult, 5’7″, 180, short black hair, brown eyes; LSW clack jacket, blue jeans, black tennis shoes. S2 black or Hispanic male, 5’7″, 180 lbs.

2:45 p.m.
Car Jacking on the 22000 block of Mission Blvd. Two suspects came to dealership to buy a Grey/Green Range Rover. Salesperson puts key in ignition to start car for test drive. Suspect pushes salesperson out of the way. Both suspects get in car and flee. Area check and outside agencies notified. S1 Black male adult, 20′s, 5’09″, 150 lbs, black baseball hat, black button up shirt. S2 Hispanic male adult 20′s, 5’09″, 180 lbs, white t-shirt, blue jeans.

5:24 p.m.
Robbery occurred in the parking lot of Bank of America on A St. (S1) BMA, 40′s, 5’06″ 160 lbs, Green T shirt, Black jeans was selling computers and TVs out the back of his car. Suspect approached victim and asked if she wanted to buy a TV. Victim refused and the suspect reached into his waistband (simulating a gun) and demanded money.

Please be very cautious this Holiday season. There are many scams going on right now. One scam is similar to the last blotter entry. Suspect will fill boxes of T.V.’s and computer with heavy items (such as bricks) and tell you they bought a surplus of these items on sale and are willing to extend the discount to you. By all appearances, the items will look legitimate. Do not be fooled and try to purchase something that is too good to be true.

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Hayward police blotter, Nov. 11-23

By rparr
Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at 10:21 pm in Crime, Hayward

11/17/2013
12:13 a.m.
Hayward Fire Department views a fight in front of Club Me. When officers arrive, they find numerous females arguing and resisting the security staff’s attempts to separate the participants. One person is taken to jail for being drunk in public and resisting officers.

5:00 p.m.
Officer sees an occupied vehicle with its passengers smoking marijuana at the dead end of 12th Ave. The 17 year old suspect (Manon Block gang member) hides a loaded .40 caliber stolen pistol under the passenger seat. Gun recovered and suspect arrested.

6:23 p.m.
Unknown suspect painted a graffiti tag (not gang related) on wall of school and on the concrete sidewalk.

11/18/2013
3:57 p.m.
Homicide occurred at 24000 Amador St – Centennial Park: Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the park. They locate a 17 year old male suffering from gunshot wounds. He is transported to Eden Hospital and is pronounced shortly thereafter.

11/19/2013
10:00 p.m.
Homicide Update-Sgt. Ormsby advised two suspects were taken into custody in Modesto, for the Amador St. homicide. The suspects are now in custody.

11/20/2013
4:07 p.m.
Residential cat burglary on the 25000 block of Ironwood Ct. Suspect entered the home by removing window pane and snuck up to second floor where he found the victim sleeping. The suspect covered the victim’s mouth with his hand and held a knife to her throat. Suspect told victim he would not harm her as long as she did not try to stop him. Suspect fled prior to HPD arrival. The suspect was a black male adult wearing a dark blue 3/4 length jacket, possible green or grey hood, brown pants), was last seen walking through the pedestrian gate into the adjacent park on Depot. Suspect is still at large.

9:25 p.m.
A vehicle was stolen from the complex (vehicle’s keys were left inside) on the 100 block of Winton and a bicycle was left behind by the suspect. Moments later, the vehicle was spotted on Hesperian by an officer. The vehicle was followed to Stone Place, where the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The driver and passenger suspects both have prior history for auto theft. The driver had a parole warrant and the passenger a no-bail warrant for auto theft.

11:14 p.m.
Officer Perryman contacted a male who was urinating in the parking lot of the business near Tennyson and Huntwood. The male was in possession of a beer bottle, and threatened to throw the bottle at the officer. Subject was taken into custody.

11/21/2013
9:30 a.m.
ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING: The School Resource Officer Unit with assistance from the Special Duty Unit, completed two active shooter drills today involving students and school staff. (Tyrrell Elementary(0930)and Moreau Catholic HS(1330).)

12:00 p.m.
Follow up to an armed robbery investigation on the 24000 block of Santa Clara: Victim in this located the suspect vehicle in Oakland on MacArthur Blvd on 11/20/2013 and contacts OPD who in turn contacts HPD. The victim positively ID’s the registered owner of the vehicle as the suspect in the armed robbery. OPD stops the suspect driving the vehicle near his residence. Suspect is arrested for robbery and a search warrant is executed on the suspect’s residence. The weapon used in the robbery, a loaded MAC-10 assault weapon, is recovered along with a large quantity of marijuana. Additional charges are pending.

11/22/2013
2:07 p.m.
LOADED FIREARM RECOVERED on the 700 block of B St. SDU makes a traffic stop. During an officer safety search, a loaded .45 cal Glock handgun found concealed inside subject’s vest. A large knife with a 7-inch blade also found in a sheath hanging from his belt. Subject was taken into custody for a concealed firearm.

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Hayward police blotter Nov. 11-17

By rparr
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 10:45 pm in Alameda County, Crime, Hayward

November 11, 2013 6:00PM
A robbery occurred at Southland Mall. A female victim walked into the mall with $500 cash in her hand. The suspect approached her, punched her in the face and stole the money in her hand. The suspect is described as a black male, with long hair in braids and dark clothing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

November 11, 2013 10:29PM
An armed robbery occurred in the parking lot at 22280 Foothill Blvd. (Safeway). The two victims were loading groceries into their vehicle when two suspects approached them. One suspect brandished a handgun at the victims, while the other suspect stole their cell phones and wallets. The suspects are described as: Suspect #1- black male, 25-30 years old, 6’0”, medium build and dred-lock style hair to the back; he was wearing a black sweatshirt and dark baggy pants. Suspect #2-black male, 25-30 years old, 6’2”, muscular build and dred-lock hair to shoulders; he was wearing a black beanie, yellow shirt and dark baggy pants. The suspect vehicle is described as a 2000 silver mid-size SUV, possibly a Hyundai. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

November 13, 2013 1:31AM
An attempted burglary occurred at 1633 East Ave. (Hayward High School). Officers responded for the report of an alarm sounding. Upon their arrival they found the padlocks to the gate and landscape equipment shed cut. Officers were unable to locate any suspects, and the school reported no loss. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

November 13, 2013 6:30PM
Two patrol officers conducted directed enforcement in the industrial areas for burglary suppression. The results were one felony arrest, three citations issued and 11 homeless encampments checked.

November 14, 2013 1:00AM
A vehicle struck and severed a power pole on Hathaway Ave. near Costco,  which caused a significant power outage in north Hayward. The occupant of the vehicle fled the scene, but was located a short time later and arrested for driving under the influence and hit and run.

November 15, 2013 7:55PM
An armed robbery occurred in the parking lot at 24989 Santa Clara St. The victim was seated in his parked vehicle when the suspect approached him and opened the car door. The suspect brandished a gun at the victim, and demanded his cell phone, wallet and watch. The suspect fled in a newer Cadillac CTS with greenish/blue custom paint that changes colors in different lighting. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

November 16, 2013 12:06AM
A carjacking/assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the area of Donald Ave. and Culp Ave. A pizza delivery person was delivering a pizza when he was approached by six suspects, two of which are holding baseball bats. The delivery person was assaulted by the six suspects, and struck with the baseball bats. After the assault several of the suspects fled in the delivery person’s vehicle, and the others fled on foot. All the suspects are described as Hispanic males. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

November 17, 2013 5:00PM
A gun is recovered and a juvenile suspect is in-custody. A patrol officer saw a suspicious vehicle parked at the dead end of E. 12th St., and the passenger was smoking marijuana. When the officer investigated further he found a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the vehicle. The juvenile was arrested for possession of the handgun which was later learned to be reported stolen.

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Hayward police blotter Oct. 28-Nov. 3

By rparr
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 2:40 pm in Crime, Hayward

October 28, 2013 10:21AM
A robbery occurred in the area of 1198 Walpert Ave. The victim was walking past the listed address when two suspects approached him. One of the suspects simulated having a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim relinquished his cell phone to the suspects, and the suspects fled on foot towards Second St. The suspects are described as: #1-Black male, 20-30 years old, 5’11” and 160lbs; he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. #2-Black male, 24 years old, 5’11”, 160 lbs; he was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 28, 2013 11:29PM
A burglary occurred at 2428 Pratt Ave. An employee was inside the business asleep when he heard the alarm sounding. When the employee went to investigate, he discovered the suspect had smashed out the front window and stolen a computer. The employee then heard someone from a neighboring business yelling at the suspect as he fled on foot. A search of the suspect’s flight path was conducted and the stolen computer was recovered. The suspect is described as an unknown race male, 5’10” and thin build; he was wearing a black knit cap, black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 29, 2013 10:45PM
A robbery occurred in front of 25100 Cypress Ave. The victim was walking along the sidewalk when the suspect pulled up in a vehicle next to him. The passenger demanded the victim’s backpack, and when the victim refused, the suspect brandished a handgun at the victim and demanded his backpack again. The victim handed the suspect his backpack, and the suspects fled in the vehicle. The suspect is described as a Black male, 5’8” and medium build; he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. There was no description of the driver of the suspect vehicle, and the suspect vehicle was described as a 1990s red Dodge Caravan. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

October 30, 2013 2:04AM
Three Hayward PD officers were on their way home after their shift and stopped for gas. At the gas station, one of the officers recognized a vehicle there as a suspicious vehicle call he had responded to early in his shift, but could not find. The officer called dispatch, and on-duty officers responded. They located the vehicle and discovered it was reported stolen. The driver was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

October 31, 2013 11:02PM
A shooting occurred at 27293 Sleepy Hollow Ave. (Lord Tennyson Apartments). Neighbors reported hearing a male and female arguing and then they heard several gunshots. Officers respond and found a female lying in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she remains in ICU. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

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Pat Tillman’s mom to speak at Cal State

By rparr
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 6:53 pm in Hayward

HAYWARD — Mary Tillman, mother of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, will speak Nov. 18 at Cal State East Bay.

She is co-author, with journalist Narda Zacchino, of “Boots on the Ground by Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman,” published in 2008. Pat Tillman gave up his National Football League career to join the Army after the 9/11 attacks. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2004.

Her talk will focus on her family’s efforts to learn the truth about the cause of his death of the former Arizona Cardinal safety. The Army first said Tillman and his unit were attacked in an ambush and covered up the fact that he was killed by friendly fire. Mary Tillman’s talk will focus on her family’s continuing fight to learn the truth about what happened.

The program, sponsored by Cal State’s Center for Sport and Social Justice and the Department of Kinesiology, will be at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1203 of the Arts and Education building, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Admission is free.

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Hayward limits free food hand-outs downtown

By rparr
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 8:54 pm in General, Hayward, Odds & Ends, Uncategorized

HAYWARD — The City Council on Tuesday put restrictions on free outdoor feedings downtown, limiting them to once a month at city parks.

The rules cover Portuguese Park and other city-owned properties. Portuguese Park has been the site of two or more food handouts daily to 50 to 100 people, which neighbors say has resulted in thefts, vandalism and trash in the area, plus people relieving themselves in the park and the area.

At the Daily Review office on Foothill a few blocks away, we’ve seen some of the problems neighbors describe, though to a lesser extent. We have had people defecating near a dumpster behind our office. We’ve come to work in the morning walking past people sleeping in corners. We’ve had to call the police because of mentally unstable people going off and trying to smash things as they stagger along Foothill, where traffic zips by at 40 to 50 mph. We’ve been accosted and intimidated in the municipal parking lot behind our office.

The problems in downtown Hayward are real. These are problems the city has been grappling with for years, yet they only seems to intensify.

City staff members and council members are quick to point out that the new restrictions aren’t intended to address homelessness, or hunger, but to make downtown safer and to regulate what occurs on city property.

What do you suggest be done? Everyone seems to be sympathetic and compassionate, but long-term solutions remain elusive. I’d love to hear what others think.

 

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