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Officer-involved shooting at DMV

HAYWARD, Calif. -- On May 8, 2013 at 2.02 p.m., BART Police Department advised Hayward Police Department (HPD) Dispatch of a subject with a gun leaving Hayward BART station and described the suspect and his three companions. At 2.08 p.m., a HPD officer saw a group of four males, fitting the descriptions and detained three but the subject, who matched the description of the armed subject, fled on foot.

Additional officers responded to locate the fleeing suspect who was found behind the DMV building at 150 Jackson Street holding a hand gun. ...
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Missing person
Help find Nijel Jay

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Hayward Police Department seeks help to locate 34-year old Hayward resident Nijel Jay. On April 10, 2013, a family member reported that Nijel has not contacted family or friends since Sunday, April 7, 2013. Nijel has no known history of failing to contact family or friends. His family characterizes his disappearance as unusual and suspicious and is concerned something untoward has happened to him. The investigation indicates Nijel was last seen in Alameda on April 7, 2013 at approximately 11:00 p.m.

Anyone with information about Nijel's location should contact the local police jurisdiction or Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000.

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Bone fragment identification
Bone fragment not from Michaela Garecht

HAYWARD, Calif. -- On October 11, 2012, Hayward Police Department (PD) took custody of a bone fragment recovered from a well in Linden, CA. An anthropologist at Chico State University evaluated the fragment as possibly that of a child, aged between 5- and 14-years old. Given the age range and the length of time the victim had been buried in the well, the bone fragment might possibly have come from Michaela Garecht who was abducted from the City of Hayward on November 19, 1988. ...
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Safeguarding personal property and the home
Hints and tips for personal safety and property protection

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Hayward Police Chief Diane Urban attended the South Hayward Community meeting on November 2012 with a large delegation from Hayward Police Department (HPD), committed to combating a spate of jewelry thefts and home burglaries, offered crime-prevention advice to community members and enlisted the public’s help to fight crime.


Given that the price of gold is at record levels, there has been an increase in the number of people whose gold necklaces have been torn from their person. Most incidents occur in broad daylight. ...
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Rescue of child prostitutes

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. -- On Thursday, December 6, 2012, the Alameda County Vice Enforcement Team (ACVET) conducted a CSEC (Commercially Sexually Exploited Children) Recovery and Prostitution “out-call” and “in-call” operation at a hotel in Emeryville. The undercover operation’s focus was recovery of commercially sexually-exploited children, arrests of adult prostitutes and the arrest of male customers (aka “Johns”). The operation also focused on identifying and arresting suspected pimps/exploiters and persons who transport or aid in prostitution activity. ...
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Cal-GRIP funding
Hayward PD receives $500,000 to continue gang-suppression work

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Hayward Police Department (PD) is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant to continue its gang reduction efforts. In 2007, Governor Schwarzenegger announced the creation of the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (Cal-GRIP) initiative to provide a comprehensive approach to addressing gang violence. Through this initiative, Hayward PD developed the Hayward Positive Alternatives for Youth (HPAY) program. Hayward PD has previously been awarded the grant which is due to expire at the end of 2012.

HPAY’s goals include increasing youth’s ability to resist violence and other negative behaviors, improved academic performance and reduced gang membership. ...
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Reward for information
$1,000 reward

HAYWARD, Calif. -- In conjunction with Citizens For The Lost, the family of Luis Ernesto Calleros is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of their son.

Ernesto, 19, disappeared on October 22, 2012 from South Hayward. His body was discovered on November 7 in the abandoned Perry and Key Auto Repair Shop on Mission Boulevard in Hayward.

A public candlelight vigil and rosary were held on November 11 at the auto repair shop. A private memorial service will be held on December 1.

The family asks anyone with information to contact Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000. ...
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Policies for posting minors’ information online

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris urges parents, coaches and officials for youth sports to develop protective policies related to minors’ personal information, particularly for information posted online.

Harris also announced that after an inquiry from her office, GameChanger, a popular sports statistics website, has updated its privacy policy and practices to better protect minors. The action comes as an increasing amount of information about minors appears online, often without adult consent. ...
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Pawnbroker Law

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law AB 391, a bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) that will create a statewide partnership to build an online reporting system allowing law enforcement, pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers to work together to follow items sold or used as collateral. The California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA), in cooperation with various state and local law enforcement agencies, acknowledges the legislative accomplishment of Assemblyman Pan for working to make AB 391 law.

AB 391 mandates that the single Online Statewide Digital Database be funded through pawnbroker and secondhand dealer licensing fees. ...
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Landscape vandalism

The City of Fremont has recently experienced a rise in vandalism to our landscape areas along City streets, resulting in irrigation damage in our medians and right-of-way areas. Medians are the dividing area between opposing lanes of traffic in the middle of the street and the right-of-way areas are along the side of the road.
If you see anyone in the medians or someone acting suspiciously in the right-of-way areas before 7:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m., please contact the Fremont Police Department’s non-emergency number at 790-6800 and select option 3. No one should be in our medians during those hours. ...
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Governor urges action to

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has directed the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to take emergency steps to increase the state's gasoline supply and bring down fuel prices. 
The Governor directed the board to immediately allow oil refineries to make an early transition to winter-blend gasoline. Winter-blend gasoline typically isn't sold until after October 31. 
"Gas prices in California have risen to their highest levels ever, with unacceptable cost impacts on consumers and small businesses," said Governor Brown. ...
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With flu season fast approaching, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today urges Californians to get vaccinated against the flu.
“The flu is much more serious than the common cold and has the potential of causing serious illness and death,” said Chapman.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza and related complications are the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, associated with up to 49,000 deaths and over 200,000 hospitalizations each year in the U.S. ...
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Vehicle collision results in major home damage

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 12:29 p.m., the Milpitas Police Department received a report of a vehicle into a single family residential structure in the 2000 block of Calaveras Road. When police officers arrived, they found two vehicles had been involved in a collision at the intersection of Calaveras Road and Piedmont Road One vehicle collided into the front wall of a house. Occupants of the house were home at the time of the collision; no one inside the house was injured.

Two persons in the vehicles complained of pain. One was transported by paramedics to a local hospital and one refused further medical treatment at the scene. ...
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Auto burglary suspect arrested

On August 17, 2012, Milpitas police officers responded to the 1200 block of Starlite Drive for a report of a vehicle burglary in progress. The reporting party indicated two suspects were stealing items from a vehicle parked in the area. Officers responded, and arrived on scene in less than two and a half minutes and arrested one of the suspects after a short foot pursuit. He was identified as Edgardo Sanchez of Alviso. The suspect had taken a cellular telephone from the vehicle. The other suspect fled the area on a bicycle and was not located. ...
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Sept 7: Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers not to eat Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists, Family Mix, Mixed Bites and Snaps containing black licorice. This warning comes after the manufacturer expanded its August 22 recall because it determined these products may contain levels of lead exceeding the state’s standards.

Consumers in possession of the candy should discard it immediately.

Red Vines® Sugar Free Black Licorice and Red Flavor Licorice products are NOT subject to this recall. ...
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Attempted murder

Armed and Dangerous felony Suspect, Darnell Washington, escaped from county jail in San Bernardino County with the aid of his wife Tania on August 28, 2012, and is now wanted for shooting a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles County on Sunday as well as multiple carjackings.
After shooting an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy in South El Monte Sunday morning, Suspects Darnell Washington and Tania Washington committed multiple carjackings. ...
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Burglary prevention tip - Lighting

Lighting serves as one of the best and least expensive security options. Here are a few tips we hope you find useful:

• Make your home look occupied by leaving lights on when you aren’t home.
• Install exterior lighting high enough to illuminate the front and sides of your home.
• Consider installing motion sensor lights. Motion lights might illuminate for passing pets or on windy days, but they also add necessary lighting on side yards and driveways, as well as conserve energy.
• Utilize a timer for the interior of your home and porch light. ...
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Vehicle collision results in major home damage

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 12:29 p.m., the Milpitas Police Department received a report of a vehicle into a single family residential structure in the 2000 block of Calaveras Road. When police officers arrived, they found two vehicles had been involved in a collision at the intersection of Calaveras Road and Piedmont Road One vehicle collided into the front wall of a house. Occupants of the house were home at the time of the collision; no one inside the house was injured.

Two persons in the vehicles complained of pain. One was transported by paramedics to a local hospital and one refused further medical treatment at the scene. ...
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Fremont Burglary Report

Submitted by Fremont PD

Burglaries continue to be a problem facing many communities and law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, Fremont is no exception. More than 1,200 burglaries were reported in Fremont during 2011. In 2012, we have been averaging about 106 a month, for a total of 744 through the end of July. We would like to ask the community to continue reporting all suspicious activity and/or any crime tips to the Fremont Police Department's non-emergency number at 790-6800 and select option 3. ...
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Blue painter's tape used by burglars

Blue painter's tape affixed to doors may be using as a means of surveillance.
A unique surveillance technique is being used by burglars in San Francisco. Police there are warning residents of one neighborhood to be on the lookout for blue painter's tape that thieves are using as a means of surveillance. It is believed burglars place the tape on doorways and that a broken tape will indicate to a potential thief that someone is home. But tape that remains untouched for days could be a sign that the resident is away on vacation.

There are no known incidents of this type occurring in Newark, but be vigilant as this crime trend may spread throughout the Bay Area.
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Apply for

Have you ever wanted to get an inside look at the Fremont Police Department? Now is your opportunity. Beginning, Tuesday, September 18, 2012, the Fremont Police Department will start its next Citizen's Police Academy Class. The Fremont Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 31st Citizen's Police Academy. The class will be limited to approximately 25 attendees, so don't delay.

The free twelve session program generally meets one night each week, either Tuesday or Thursday evening, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and will run for nine-weeks. There will be one Saturday class on October 13th to accommodate specialized training. ...
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Drinks for Designated Drivers

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), in partnership with bars and restaurants throughout California will encourage the use of interesting and creative new non-alcoholic drink concoctions as “DDrinks,” an alternative to just water or soft drinks for those who have the important role of designated sober driver.
DDrink recipes were submitted by 12 food and drink establishments in Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles. OTS has added an interactive Facebook tab to support the DDrink recipes, providing easy access to patrons who may want to recreate one of the 12 featured drinks at home. ...
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Help to solve homicide

On August 23, 2012, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Hayward Police Department received a 911-call requesting their help at 655 W. Tennyson Road, Hayward, the address of Espinoza Jewelry Boutique.
On arrival, they found an individual inside the business premises suffering from a gunshot wound. There are no other victims at this time. Life-saving efforts proved unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity has not yet been confirmed and a motive for the shooting has yet to be determined. ...
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Having a Party?

Make your gathering a successful, safe, and enjoyable event for everyone.

Know who your guests are; do not send out blanket invitations through social media.

Talk to your neighbors and ask them to call you if they experience any issues during your event.

If you must leave your gathering, even for a short time, place a responsible adult in charge during your absence.

If you plan to invite underage guests, do not allow drinking of alcoholic beverages inside or outside of your home.

Go outside occasionally during the event to make sure the noise level is not excessive and that no undesirable activity is taking place. ...
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Victim & Witness Services for Alameda County

A 'victim' is defined under the California Constitution as "a person who suffers direct or threatened physical, psychological, or financial harm as a result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime or delinquent act. The term 'victim' also includes the person's spouse, parents, children, siblings, or guardian, and includes a lawful representative of a crime victim who is deceased, a minor, or physically or psychologically incapacitated. The term 'victim' does not include a person in custody for an offense, the accused, or a person whom the court finds would not act in the best interests of a minor victim" (Cal. Const., art. I, § 28(e)). ...
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Never leave a child or pet alone in an unattended vehicle

From 1998 to May 2011, a reported 500 children died in locked vehicles, according to Consumer Reports. Children and pets are less able to handle extreme heat and are more susceptible to hyperthermia, which can lead to brain damage, kidney failure and death.

San Francisco State University (SFSU) put out a recent study that stated temperatures in closed automobiles rose approximately 19 degrees in just 10 minutes, even in moderately warm weather. The API (Animal Protection Institute) conducted a study, which showed that even at 9 a.m., with an outside temperature of 82 degrees, the closed vehicle registered at 109 degrees inside. ...
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Perils of distracted driving

Use of a wireless device is the prime reason for driver's inattention, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Drivers using cell phones are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. In April, more than 225 local law enforcement agencies, including the CHP, are conducting ‘zero tolerance’ enforcement mobilizations as part of California’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The fine for a first time texting or hand-held cell phone violation is $159, with subsequent tickets costing $279. ...
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