Hayward Police Department

  • Agency: Hayward Police Department
  • Address: 300 W Winton Ave, Hayward, 94544 CA
  • Chief: Ron Ace (Chief of Police)
Phone: 510-293-7272

Hayward Police Department is located at 300 W Winton Ave, Hayward, 94544 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ron Ace. The Hayward Police Department phone number is 510-293-7272.

Hayward Police Department News

Happy Halloween! We had a great time at the Trunk or Treat last Saturday. Thank you to Twinkies Krafts for putting on this great community event and inviting us. We want everyone to have a fantastic Halloween tonight. Here are a few tips to keep you safe. Cross the street using crosswalks. Always look both directions before crossing. Stay in well lit areas and travel in groups. Use flashlights, glow sticks or reflective clothing so you are more visible to drivers. Never eat any treats until you have returned home and inspected the candy. Only visit homes with illuminated porch lights. Have fun!

Just a couple days left to get your Hayward Pink Patch. Our patch has made its way all the way to Germany! Patches are just $10 and all proceeds benefit the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation. The HPD commemorative patch is available here for purchase: HPD Front Counter: 300 W. Winton Ave. Mon-Fri 9AM - 6PM HPD North Resource Center: 22701 Main St. Mon-Fri 10AM - 4 PM Mail Order: Send a SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE and $10 to: Hayward P.D. Pink Patch Project 300 W. Winton Ave. Hayward, CA 94544 Patch cost: $10. Cash or check made payable to Hayward Police Officer’s Association

Watch out for Zombies.... and Elmo! No, there isn’t a new crime wave in Hayward. Here are some photos from yesterday’s annual Halloween costume giveaway. Our officers hosted this event at the North Resource Center and gave away 120 costumes to some great kids. We loved to see them in their new costumes and hopefully you will too when you see them trick or treating next Wednesday.

Motor Officers Mike and Ty are at it again! Trying out innovative ways to keep the streets and air quality clean... anything for Mother Nature! For information on careers with the Hayward Police Department, check out our website @ JoinHaywardPD.com

***UPDATE*** Mr. Mendoza has been located. Thank you for everyone's assistance. The Hayward Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating an at-risk missing adult. Higinio Mendoza is a 79-year-old male who suffers from Dementia. Mr. Mendoza is a Hispanic male adult, 5’3, 140lbs. He has short brown hair and brown eyes. Mr. Mendoza was last seen today (10/24/18) at 9:30 am. Mr. Mendoza was wearing a gray baseball hat with "Oakland" written on it, a green jacket, blue jeans and tan boots when he left his residence for a walk. Mr. Mendoza was last seen in the area of Mission Blvd. and Lafayette Ave. Mr. Mendoza likes to spend time at Mexico Super, located at 32575 Mission Blvd. Mr. Mendoza was recently moved to the area by his family from New Mexico, does not know anyone locally, and speaks very limited English. If you have any information related to this case, please contact the Hayward Police Department (510-293-7000) or your local police department. Refer to Case 2018-88482

Our next shipment of Hayward PD Pink Patches have arrived. Now is your chance to get one before we stop selling them. The patch is available here for purchase: HPD Front Counter: 300 W. Winton Ave. Mon-Fri 9AM - 6PM HPD North Resource Center: 22701 Main St. Mon-Fri 10AM - 4 PM Mail Order: Send a SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE and $10 to: Hayward P.D. Pink Patch Project 300 W. Winton Ave. Hayward, CA 94544 Patch cost: $10. Cash or check made payable to Hayward Police Officer’s Association

Game on! Recently we had our annual softball game with the Victory Outreach Heart Church. Members of our police department played a fun spirited game against the Victory Outreach congregation. A high scoring affair with a lot of fun between the players. We want to thank the community for coming out and supporting this great event and also thank you to Victory Outreach for the wonderful lunch they provided afterwards. This is something we look forward to every year.

At the last City Council meeting, Mayor Barbara Halliday proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We are fortunate to have Teri Summers as our SAVE (Safe Alternative to Violent Environments) advocate and proud of the work she has done helping victims of domestic abuse. Teri was presented an award for the City of Hayward along with Ruby’s Place. Ruby’s Place is Alameda County’s largest shelter for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, serving the entire Bay Area.

An employee for a contractor working on a pipeline installation project for the City of Hayward drove over a traffic signal control box at Hesperian and Industrial boulevards and knocked out traffic signals at the intersection at approximately 11 a.m. today. City traffic signal technicians and consultants are working to repair signal equipment and restore service, and Hayward police patrol officers are directing traffic at and near the intersection. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area to the extent possible until traffic signals are restored or until further notice.

On Friday Hayward High School students and their duly elected Homecoming King and Queen enjoyed a bracing promenade around the high school and downtown Hayward. Streets on their route were closed temporarily for the parade and Hayward Police Officers were on hand to ensure their safety throughout. We think they showed a lot of school pride and a good time was had by all!

On April 22nd 2017, 21 year old Santiago Vasquez was hanging out with friends for a birthday party at College Heights Park off Fielding Drive here in Hayward, when he was shot and killed. As a result of a determined and thorough investigation by the Criminal Investigations Bureau along with the assistance of the Patrol Division, we have arrested three suspects in the case. Their names and charges are: (S) Jose Esquivel: Murder 187(A) PC, and several weapons charges. (S) Carlos Guevara: Murder 187(A) PC, and several weapons charges. (S) Miguel Mata: Accessory to commit Murder 32 PC, and several weapons charges. We would like to thank Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshall’s Office for their assistance with this case. We appreciate the continued support and effort by the community who aided us in making these arrests.

*********************************UPDATE******************************************** To our Hayward Community, Nico has been found safe and sound. We want to thank you all for your assistance. The Hayward Police Department needs your help finding a missing 10 year-old boy named Nico Gulbranson. Take a look at the photo of Nico - he's 4'5" and 80 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Nico attends Eden Gardens Elementary School in Hayward and he was last seen wearing a black jumpsuit with red stripes and/or a black shirt with camp shoes. Nico refused to come home yesterday after school and told his mother he was staying the night with a friend named Brenden. Nico takes daily medication - one more reason we need your assistance to find him as soon as possible. Please contact the Hayward Police Department Dispatch center at 510-293-7000 If you have any information regarding Nico’s whereabouts.

Officers Stephen Kawada and Jesus Uribe are sporting their Pink Patches on their uniforms. Unfortunately we have temporarily sold out of the patches! Not to worry, we have a shipment for more patches that is coming in on October 23rd. If you didn't get a patch yet and still want one, come see us after that date. Patches are $10 and the proceeds benefit the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation.

Our recruiters were at Glad Tidings Church when we met this cute future police officer. She got to try out how heavy our vests are but that didn’t discourage her from posing for the photo from Sergeant Tommy Clayton. Although she is a bit too young to start working for us perhaps you are interested in a career at Hayward PD. Our recruiters will be out at the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at St. Rose Hospital (in the big white tent) today from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Come out and talk to us about career opportunities with Hayward PD. https://joinhaywardpd.com/

**UPDATE**. Suspect has been arrested. This morning San Jose police were conducting an investigation, when suspect Andrew Trujillo (pictured below) stole a San Jose police car. The police car was located a short time later here in Hayward. Our officers assisted San Jose Police look for Trujillo, however he was not located. We are thankful no one in our community was injured during this incident. We also want to thank everyone for your continued support and patience, while this search was being conducted. Below is further information from the San Jose Police Department along with phone numbers to call if anyone has information that can help San Jose police with this investigation. 18-282-0155 On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at about 5:23 AM, San Jose police officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 0-100 block of Holger Way in San Jose. The reporting party stated a GPS in a stolen semi-truck showed the truck was stationary on Holger Way. Arriving officers located an adult male in the truck's cab and took him into custody. Officers placed the handcuffed suspect in the back caged area of a patrol car and continued their investigation. Somehow, the suspect escaped and fled in the police car. Officers located the stolen police car in the 23000 block of Clawiter Rd. in the City of Hayward. The police car's weapons are accounted for. Officers are trying to locate the suspect Andrew Trujillo (photo attached). The suspect is a 40 year-old, Hispanic male, 5'-11", 215 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, wearing an orange Campbell Towing shirt with reflective stripes, blue jeans and grey shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call SJPD at 408-277-8900. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867.

Meet Billy. Our new tactical police goat. Actually, we don’t think Billy would like to ride around in the back of a patrol car so our Hayward Animal Shelter will find him a good home. You may think that our Animal Shelter just takes in cats and dogs, but they take in a variety of animals and keep them safe until they can find a new family. Sergeant Tasha Decosta heard about a goat that was recently dropped off at the shelter and decided to take it for a walk to get some exercise. If you are looking for a new pet…. come visit us first! Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers

We are receiving several inquiries regarding smoke in the air. The smoke is from a Solano County fire and there are no active fires reported in our area. However, a red flag warning remains in effect. https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fire2/cafw/

Our recruiters will be up at the Cal State East Bay Criminal Justice Internship & Job Fair today. If you are interested in hearing about career opportunities with the Hayward Police Department, come on by the New University Union (Multipurpose Room) from 11:30am to 3:00pm. For more information on career opportunities visit our website at JoinHaywardPD.com

Distracted driving is dangerous! You may think that answering that text or calling someone with one hand on the phone and one on the steering wheel isn't a big deal but it is. Luckily no one was injured in this crash on Mission Blvd but the woman driving this car totaled her car when she hit a parked car while on the phone. Remember to avoid using your phone while driving. If you need to use your phone, pull over and park before you pick it up.

We have joined the #PinkPatchProject! The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort among numerous public safety agencies around the nation to increase awareness about the life saving benefits of early detection and intervention in the fight against breast cancer. The Hayward Police Department has joined this cause by designing a special uniform patch. Our officers will be wearing this patch during the month of October and we will also make it available for purchase to the public. The Hayward Police Officer’s Association is coordinating this effort and all proceeds will benefit the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation. This local organization supports all individuals healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of their financial status. The HPD commemorative patch is available here for purchase: HPD Front Counter: 300 W. Winton Ave. Mon-Fri 9AM - 6PM HPD North Resource Center: 22701 Main St. Mon-Fri 10AM - 4 PM Mail Order: Send a SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE and $10 to: Hayward P.D. Pink Patch Project 300 W. Winton Ave. Hayward, CA 94544 Patch cost: $10. Cash or check made payable to Hayward Police Officer’s Association

**Update - Traffic light problem also at Tampa/Tennyson. ** Our downtown Hayward area is experiencing a problem with the traffic lights. Our City streets division is working on the problem. No ETA when it will be fixed. In the meantime you might want to find a different route.

Earthquakes, Wildfires, Floods, Tsunami’s It seems that one of these natural disasters is making the news every day. When these major events happen, your local government must spring into action. The same people who process your permits and maintain our streets and parks are also incident management leaders. In a catastrophe, your Police Department works alongside various other city personnel to handle these complex incidents. Last week we had a city-wide training to keep our skills sharp. Although we hope we never have to put our talents to the test, we are ready to help our community if needed.

The Alameda County Coroner’s Office and the Hayward Police Department have identified the victim in the homicide from Wednesday, September 19th as 48-year-old, William “Billy” Travis of Hayward, CA. The Hayward PD asks that anyone with information regarding the Homicide to call Detective Riley at 510-293-7034.

SWAT adopts a unicorn. Actually, during today's open house event at the Hayward airport, one of our young community members left this adorable unicorn in our SWAT truck when they were exploring. We would love to reunite it with the owner and promise to take loving care of it until then. Send us a private message here on Facebook if it belongs to you and we will gladly return it. As you can see, in the meantime, it is sitting on the dashboard of the SWAT truck where we hope some of its magical powers will rub off on our officers.