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

At about 10 o’clock last night, a man was found with gunshot wounds in the 400 block of Folsom Avenue in Hayward. Paramedics responded, but he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the victim is being withheld until we can properly notify his family. Anyone with information related to this homicide is asked to call Detective Riley at 510-293-7066. We want to thank the community for their patience as we investigate. We will release more details as soon as possible. This was Hayward's 2nd homicide in 2018. The Hayward PD case number is 2018-78363.

You met Petro…. Now meet Kaizen. Last week, our officers pulled a car over for a traffic violation that later turned out to be more than just a fix it ticket. During the stop, Officers discovered the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license and that the man was also on probation for drug sales. Because he had a search clause as part of his probation, we decided to search the car but were unable to find any drugs inside. The officers felt like they were missing something, so they asked Officer Cass Fovel and her partner Kaizen to help out. Kaizen started sniffing around and alerted to an area inside the car, telling Officers they must have been right about their hunch. Low and behold, a secondary search of the vehicle revealed over ½ pound of suspected methamphetamine hidden inside!

This is a great event put on at the Hayward Airport.

Petro does it again. Everyone knows that a dog’s nose is much more sensitive than ours. We definitely use this to our advantage and our police K9s are trained to find a variety of items using their senses. Last week our street crimes team pulled a car over. Officer Steven Avila and his partner Petro came to assist and Petro alerted near one of the doors. The officers searched the area that Petro seemed so interested in and found this loaded gun that did not belong to the driver. We are glad to get this gun off the street before someone could be hurt from it.

We will always remember.

UPDATE: Mr. Gomes has been located. Thanks to a good Samaritan, Mr. Gomes is safe and with family members. Thank you to everyone in the community for assisting in locating Mr. Gomes. The Hayward Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating an at-risk missing adult. Raymond Gomes is an 86-year-old male who suffers from Dementia. Mr. Gomes is a white male adult, 5’10 130lbs. He has white hair combed back and has a white beard. He is usually wearing a button up plaid shirt, black pants, and strap on Velcro shoes. Gomes was last seen on 09/08/18 at approximately 1am. Between 1am and 5am he left his residence near Tennyson Rd and Andrea St. Mr. Gomes likes to walk and will frequent local parks and businesses in the Tennyson Rd area. 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 2018-74788

Meet Stormy! He's a German Shepherd pup who decided to spend the morning with the kids at Palma Ceia Elementary School (instead of staying home alone). Stormy wandered into the cafeteria for some PB&J sandwiches and for some petting and loving from the students. It's a cute story - but a good opportunity to remind pet owners to secure your animals properly and check all locks, gates, and fences to keep your pets safe. We're glad our officers were able to return Stormy to her owners after her morning adventure!

*** Update *** The Alameda County Coroner’s Office and the Hayward Police Department have identified the victim in the homicide from Sunday, September 2nd as 42-year-old, Brent Vicens of Hayward, CA. The Hayward PD asks that anyone with information regarding the Homicide to call Detective Mulhern at 510-293-7034. ***Homicide Investigation*** Early Sunday morning a man was standing in front of the Vagabond Inn at 500 W. A Street when he was shot several times by the occupant of a dark 4-door sedan that had pulled up to that location. The 42-year-old victim was taken to the hospital where he passed away from his injuries. Thankfully, no one else in our community was injured. The identity of the victim is being withheld until we can properly notify his family. Anyone with information related to this homicide is asked to call Detective Mulhern at 510-293-7034. We want to thank the community for their patience and we will release more details as they become available. Currently the suspect is unknown but described as: Hispanic man in his 30’s-40’s, black hair and brown eyes wearing framed glasses. This was Hayward's 1st homicide in 2018. The Hayward PD case number is 2018-72967.

We love this story! Last week, one of our community member called us about a dog that was howling in the backyard of a vacant home. Officer Cass Fovel found the dog without food or water. There was a tag on the collar but the phone number was disconnected. Officer Fovel brought it to the shelter and the microchip revealed the true owner. The dog had been missing for a month but super excited to be reunited.

After 100 years, nothing gets Maybelle down. Maybelle was enjoying lunch at her favorite Hayward sandwich place when her purse was stolen. She lost her keys, credit cards, checks, and cash. Reserve Officer Chris Constantin, Reserve Officer Edward Galetti, and Officer Jessenia Torres sprang into action. Officer Torres coordinated getting Maybelle’s car to the Honda dealership where Reserve Officers Constantin and Galetti worked with the dealership to have a new key made and assisted her in canceling her credit cards and checks. The three officers took her back home where they brought and shared lunch and enjoyed a tour of Maybelle’s amazing paintings. More than an artist, they learned she has been serving our community for years as teacher who retired way back in 1976. For the past few weeks, Reserve Officers Constantin and Galetti have regularly stopped by to visit Maybelle who had lost all her living family. It’s the least we could do for an artist, a teacher, and a wonderful Hayward resident.

UPDATE: Ieremiah has been located. He is safe and in good physical health. MISSING 19-YEAR-OLD AT RISK 19-year-old Ieremiah Williams suffers from Schizophrenia related Catatonia and lapses into a catatonic state without his daily medication. He is unable to move or speak when catatonic. Ieremiah last talked to his mother Saturday night 9/1/18, about 9 PM and may have been headed toward downtown Hayward. Ieremiah is a Black male adult, about 5’5”, approximately 160 pounds, with short black hair, and brown eyes. He has a mustache and short goatee. He may have been wearing a green jacket, black sweatpants, and green shoes. Please call the Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000 immediately if you see Ieremiah.

School is back in session! The first week of school is over and we want to introduce our School Resource Officers for the 2018-2019 school year. Some of them attended #HaywardUnifiedSchoolDistrict schools when they were growing up. 👩‍🎓 All of our School Resource Officers are assigned to a high school along with the surrounding middle and charter schools. Meet our SROs! Here is to a great school year!

We all know speed and distracted driving are major causes of accidents. So, today Hayward PD partnered up with the CHP and other Alameda County law enforcement agencies for a city wide zero tolerance enforcement operation. We focused on intersections and roadways known for high collision rates. In all, we issued more than 326 citations. That's a big number for a single day and it says we've got too many people driving who are not thinking about the safety of others. On behalf of the Hayward Police Department, please drive safe!

Meet Officer Julian Cosgriff…. Hayward native officer Julian Cosgriff shares what being a HPD officer means to him and his community. We are looking for people like Julian to join our team!! For more information about careers with the Hayward Police Department, visit our website at: https://joinhaywardpd.com/

Looking sharp for the first day of school! 100 Hayward kids are starting the school year right with new clothes and backpacks full of school supplies thanks the Hayward Rotary Club. Every year, the Rotary club in partnership with JCPenney and the Hayward Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Bureau, treat 100 kids to a shopping spree to help them get back to school ready. Starting the school year with new clothes and the right supplies gives kids the confidence they need to be successful and provides some needed financial relief to families at an expensive time of year. Not to mention how fun it is to shop before the mall even opens! Thank you Rotary and JCPenney!

Auto versus train collision Location: W. Tennyson Road and Whitman Street Time: 4:05pm Today, about 4:05pm, a vehicle was stopped in traffic on W. Tennyson Rd at Whitman Street. The vehicle was traveling eastbound and stopped on the railroad tracks in traffic. A train was approaching in a southbound direction. The railroad arms were functioning and activated, however, the car remained on the railroad tracks. The train struck the car. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was conscious and was trauma activated to a local hospital. The collision is being investigated by the Union Pacific Railroad Police.

Traffic is Open on I880 in both directions.

****TRAFFIC ALERT**** Southbound Interstate 880 at W. Winton is shut down due to a hazardous material spill. Due to the cleanup efforts, Southbound traffic will be diverted to Westbound Winton Ave. Please avoid the area if possible and look for alternative routes.

Do these look familiar? Officer Steven Avila found a variety of items near the intersection of Main St. and McKeever Ave. Going through the stuff, Officer Avila came across these two boxes. They appear to be urns with ashes inside but nothing to really identify who they belong to. If you recognize these, gives us a call or send us a message. We would love to reunite them with their owner.

Here at the Hayward Police Department, casual Friday is more than a dress code, it's a state of mind. Let our Motor Officers Mike and Ty show you what we mean... For information on available careers here at the Hayward Police Department, check out the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/haywardca?department[0]=Hayward%20Police%20Department&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending

**UPDATE** We have located Jorge and he is safe. Thank you for everyone's assistance. ***AT-RISK MISSING Juvenile*** The Hayward Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating an at-risk missing juvenile. Jorge Ramirez is a 12 year old male, about 5'9" and 125 lbs. Ramirez has short brown hair, wears glasses and was last seen wearing a pink t-shirt and black jeans. On 08/16/18 at approximately 8:30 pm, Ramirez left his residence near W. Tennyson Road and Sleepy Hollow Ave. after an argument with his family. Ramirez does not have a cell phone or any money and is considered at risk due to his age. 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 2018-68411

Back again! We are offering another motorcycle skills class taught by our Traffic Division Officers. If you have a motorcycle, a valid M-1 class license and want to improve your riding skills…. then this class is for you! The class is on October 13th, 8 AM - 4PM. It is free of charge and we will even provide you lunch. Spaces are limited. Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J37C5LJ

We are currently investigating a car crash on Hesperian Blvd near A St. A car struck a power pole and the two northbound lanes of Hesperian Blvd are expected to be closed until 10 AM. Please keep this in mind as you head to work and consider alternative routes.

That's a big "high five" from Crystal Timmons and we happy to be on the receiving end! Crystal works at the South County Homeless Project on W. A Street. Reserve Lt. Chris Constantin and Reserve Officer Michael Katz paid her a visit with arms full of donated food that likely was going to waste. They were providing security as volunteers at the Ellie Mae Classic PGA Golf Tournament at Stonebrae Golf Golf Course when they heard that many cases of food would be leftover after the event. They spent hours tracking down charities that could use a donation and dropped off 8 cases of food to Crystal on Sunday. And, they arranged to drop off dozens of boxes to the South Hayward Parish and Emergency Food Panty which will help feed 350-400 families! "We love serving this community," said police Reserve Police Lt. Constantin. A special thanks to the Ellie Mae Classic and TPC Stonebrae! And, we hope everyone keeps an eye out for opportunities like this...it can really help!

The opioid addiction crisis is well known and unfortunately it is not unusual for us to get calls of someone who overdosed from heroin or prescription drugs like Oxycontin. Even scarier, some illegal drugs are laced with powerful narcotics like Fentanyl that can be deadly to someone exposed to it. We recently trained all our officers on how to recognize the symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to reverse its effects by using a nasal spray known as naloxone hydrochloride. You may have heard it called by its common name “Narcan”. We hope we never have to use it, but in case we do, our officers are prepared to administer it and save someone’s life.