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

One of the horrors of prostitution is the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Known as CSEC, our Vice Unit is continuously investigating reports of prostitution with the purpose of putting the pimps in jail and rescuing women who have been forced into prostitution. Recently another police department told our detectives of a missing juvenile from their city whose photo was seen on a prostitution advertisement website and working in Hayward. Our detectives did a stakeout near a hotel and located the missing juvenile leaving a room and getting into a car occupied by her pimp and two other adult females. After stopping the car, we were able to rescue the juvenile and arrest the other people in the car. It is cases like this why we continue to investigate reports of prostitution and conduct various operations throughout the year to fight human trafficking.

Yesterday, Officer Hall, Sergeant Clayton, and Dispatch Supervisor McAdams visited the CSUEB Criminal Justice Internship Fair. They enjoyed answering questions and meeting students who were interested in a future career in law enforcement. Interested in a career with the Hayward Police Department? We are hiring and looking for qualified candidates! Visit our website and see what positions we are hiring for: https://www.hayward-ca.gov/police-department/divisions/personnel-training

These kids are awesome and Hayward Police want everyone to know about it! This is the Hayward Youth Commission (HYC) which just appointed some new leaders. The HYC advises the Mayor and City Council, and the elected boards of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and Hayward Unified School District about issues that affect young people in the Hayward community. Be on the lookout for the great changes coming from this dedicated and extraordinary group!

With the rainy season upon us, we would like to remind the community the importance of driving slower and with more caution. The truck shown in the pictures was involved in an accident which occurred after a very light rain. Fortunately, there were no major injuries and no other vehicles were involved. If you are involved in a collision, pull over to the side of the road. Exchange your license, registration, and insurance information with the other driver(s). Next, provide your insurance company with this information and they will handle the investigation. If there are injuries, contact the police.

Using different tools of the trade. Park Elementary School received some new playground equipment for their students. But they needed help putting it all together and getting the playground ready for the kids. It was a different call for service we are normally accustomed to but were happy to grab our work gloves and join the numerous other community volunteers who all pitched in to make this happen. It was hot and dusty but will be well worth it to see the young happy faces enjoying their new swings and slides.

Ghosts, Ghouls, Goblins and …Wonder Woman! It’s Halloween and last Thursday we had our annual costume giveaway at the North Resource Center. The people responsible for your public safety donned these great mustaches and went “undercover” as we gave away over 100 costumes to Hayward kids. Also on Saturday we were happy to participate in a “Trunk or Treat” outing at the Hayward Unified School District HUB. A fantastic event where children with special needs and their families were given an opportunity to show off their costumes and have just have fun being their unique selves. We look forward to seeing everyone Trick or Treating and having a Spooktacular time! Happy Halloween!

Fairway Park Neighborhood is Fantastic! Some astute neighbors on Lexington Ave. saw an unfamiliar car parked in a driveway. The house was for sale and two suspects decided they can steal stuff from the property. Our alert community members called Hayward P.D. where our officers quickly arrived and took them into custody. One of the men had drugs in their pocket and the car they came in didn’t belong to them. Officers searched the car and found a loaded revolver that also wasn’t registered to them. Great observations by the Fairway Park residents led to the arrest of these two suspects. We want to thank our community for their continued assistance in helping us fight crime!

"Thumbs Up!" Our 82 year old missing person, Frank, was located by one of our patrol officers near the intersection of Thelma St and Memorial Way. Frank was in great spirits and happy to be out of the cold. He wasn't able to tell us where he'd been but he was met with cheers from the other residents when we brought him home. Thank you to our followers who offered tips to help locate Frank."

***UPDATE: MR. CANUSO HAS BEEN LOCATED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIPS.*** The Hayward Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person at-risk. Staff from a local convalescent home reported Frank Canuso had left their facility on foot towards Southland Mall. Canuso suffers from dementia that requires medication. He left the facility around 11:30 am, and has not been seen since. Mr. Canuso is described as a 83-year-old Latino male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with grey hair. He was last seen wearing a black sweater vest with a light blue shirt, grey pajama-style pants, and black sunglasses. If you see Mr. Canuso, please contact your local police department or the Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000.

Making friends everywhere he goes. You may have seen Officer Tran in our previous posts because he seems to always make an impression when he is on duty. Officer Tran stopped into Starbucks to get a cup of coffee where he met Reza. Reza loves cops so he asked for a photo with Officer Tran. Of course Officer Tran happily obliged and now this photo has become the screen saver on the family computer. Glad we made a positive impression. Love our community!

On Friday, 10/20/17, an alert resident of Tioga Road noticed a fire occurring at the electric meter of a nearby home. The resident called 911 to request the fire department and then began to spray water on the fire. Hayward Firefighters in an effort to ensure the fire was fully extinguished made contact with an occupant of the home to check the home to ensure there were no fires in the walls or attic. Firefighters discovered the home was being used to grow a large amount of marijuana prompting for a police investigation. Patrol officers suspected this was an illegal grow and called in the Narcotics Unit. A search warrant resulted in the seizure of more than 400 mature plants weighing more than 300 pounds with a street value of more than $500,000. The conversion of a home to an illegal marijuana grow can be a dangerous operation creating significant fire and ecological hazards to a neighborhood. Why? Electrical circuits can be overloaded causing a fire which if not noticed could cause catastrophic damage to life and property. Often these grows use large quantities of chemical fertilizers that can be a health hazard and the plants require a lot of water exceeding the normal household use. This grow operation grossly exceeded the recently passed personal use and possession laws and created unreasonable and unnecessary dangers to the innocent neighbors. Thank you to the neighbor who spotted this fire and prevented a serious catastrophe!

We would like to thank everyone that came out to our Pizza with the Police event at Mountain Mike's Pizza last Saturday!! It's just like Coffee with a Cop. Except it's pizza. Stay tuned for info on our next event. We would love to have you join us. And as you can tell from the photo….pepperoni is Officer Butcher's favorite!

Have you ever had that feeling like something just wasn’t right? Hayward Officers were called to a local bar after several of the patrons got a strange feeling about a guy hanging around the bar. Patrons called saying the man looked like he was going to rob other customers and maybe even the bar itself! One caller even told a dispatcher that he was “from the streets and knows what he sees”. When officers arrived, they found the suspicious man returning to his car where he had a loaded pistol and drugs. It’s good to trust your instinct!

Meet Javier, one of many local artists painting beautiful murals around our city. We found him hard at work on Jackson Street between Soto Road and Amador Street - a project that has been almost a year in the making! Javier has been painting since he was twelve years old. He immigrated to the U.S. from Bolivia to attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and he has earned a living as an artist ever since. We are incredibly grateful to have Javier sharing his talent to make Hayward all the more beautiful!

Nobody likes getting immunization shots from the doctor. We got this photo from one of our community members who told us Gael was not happy getting his flu shot. But his demeanor changed when he saw Officer Runolfoson and Officer Waters outside the doctor’s office. A sticker and a photo changed his day. We were happy to help!

Looking for a new pet? Look at the Hayward Animal Shelter first! We have recently rescued numerous animals that need homes.

Taking care of the small stuff can lead to the big stuff. A diligent neighbor saw a car parked near a vacant house and called Hayward PD. Officers recognized the secluded area as a common place people hang out, do drugs and drink alcohol. When the officers contacted two brothers doing drugs in the car, an officer noticed a handgun magazine lying on the floorboard. Once both brothers were safely detained, the accompanying pistol was found under the seat. One brother now has a seat in the Hayward jail. Another observant citizen helping improve our community!

Hayward Police safely resolve standoff with PTSD Veteran. We received a 911 call recently from a resident of West Avenue who told us his sister pointed a loaded gun at him and threatened to kill him. That's when the brother said he ran from the house and called for help. When our officers arrived at the home, we tried in vain to have the sister come outside. No one knew if the sister, a military veteran, was in emotional crisis or simply angry at her brother. In the photo, you can see our trained crisis negotiator on the passenger side of the cruiser. He talked with her on PA system for about an hour until she came out. Fortunately, she was unharmed and safety detained. Our Crisis Intervention personnel are trained in communications geared at positive outcomes. We are grateful this veteran is now receiving the assistance she needs.

Homeward Bound. Our officers were patrolling the evacuation areas for the North Bay Fires when they came across “Millie”. She had been displaced by the raging fire and separated from her owners. The dog ravenously ate the food our officers gave her while we contacted Santa Rosa Police Department for assistance from animal control. Fortunately, Millie had been micro-chipped and is on her way to be reunited with her family. In addition to the homes being lost and people impacted by this devastating fire, numerous animals have been displaced as well. Officers Perez and Supervisor Rappa from our Hayward Animal Shelter went to Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center last week to assist in relocating animals from their shelter to make room for evacuees. They brought back kittens, dogs and a guinea pig back to Hayward. Please consider visiting our shelter first when considering getting a new pet. All our animals available for adoption are from rescues.

Relief is on its way! While providing mutual aid assistance to Santa Rosa Police Department, our officers met Chef Lisa Saylor. Chef Saylor is the Managing Chef of Mercy Chefs, a non-profit disaster relief organization who arrived to assist with providing meals to those affected by the fire. Chef Saylor recently assisted with other disaster relief efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. We are extremely grateful for the incredible amount of volunteer support in the area! Thank you Chef Saylor!

**UPDATE. Mr. Tucker has been found*** The Hayward Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person at-risk. Around 8:00 pm this evening, the family of Ansel Tucker reported that their father did not return home after being released from a hospital in San Leandro earlier this afternoon. Tucker suffers from the beginning stages of dementia and epilepsy that requires medication. He left the hospital via an AC Transit bus, but has not been seen since his release around 12:00 pm. Mr. Tucker is described as a 65-year-old Latino male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, black hair and brown yes. He was last seen wearing a black brim hat, royal blue sports coat, black and white checkered shirt and black jeans. Prior to being admitted to the hospital, he told his family he was going to go to the Tenderloin area of San Francisco. If you see Mr. Tucker, please contact your local police department or the Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000.

Old prescription drugs can be dangerous for your family. Now, you can get rid of them for free, anonymously, with no questions asked! The Hayward Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Hayward Police Department located at 300 W. Winton Avenue Hayward, CA 94544. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about theOctober 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact the Hayward Police Department’s Property Unit Monday through Friday from9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (510) 293-7046.

During the month of October, our 911 Communication Center employees will be showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing their “Dispatchers for a Cure” t-shirts. Many of our dispatchers have been personally affected by breast cancer and decided to design a shirt to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Our dispatchers are proud to honor and support victims and survivors of breast cancer. Thank you to all of our dispatch team members who work hard and whose voice can been heard on the other side of the telephone or radio.

They called and we answered. The smoke that surrounds us is a constant reminder of the devastating fires in the North Bay. Today, we were asked to provide police officers for mutual aid and like countless of our fellow first responders, we didn’t hesitate. So many of our officers wanted to assist our neighbors to the north that we filled our mutual aid shifts for rest of the week in just a matter of minutes. And although we are committed to assisting our regional partners and their communities with evacuations and security efforts during this tragedy, we also want to assure our community that our patrol division remains fully staffed to meet the needs of our city. The impact of the destruction from this unprecedented fire affects all of us and the Hayward Police Department remains committed to providing assistance to those in need. Our thoughts are with all of those who have been affected by this disaster.