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Does crime pay in Hayward?

Does crime pay in Hayward?
December 7, 2017

The city of Hayward, like many other Bay Area cities, is experiencing a spike in its crime rate that is increasing exponentially faster than the national average, according to the 2016 FBI Uniform Crime...

Four murders in five days

Four murders in five days
August 11, 2016

A string of homicides this past week in Hayward have brought the grand total to seven so far this year. Ten total homicide cases occurred in Hayward in 2015. According to the FBI crime statistics, nine...

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine
August 10, 2016

Last month, a two and half month old, healthy-looking kitten was brought to the Hayward Police Department Animal Shelter. It was active, feisty, appeared healthy upon arrival and even received a routine...

Boyfriend, friend charged in Stacey Aguilar murder

Graphic by Tam Duong Jr./The Pioneer
March 2, 2016

The Hayward Police Department confirmed on Monday that Stacey Aguilar’s boyfriend, 23-year-old Esmid Pedraza of unincorporated Hayward, is being charged with her murder.  However, he did not commit...

Missing woman found dead in Fremont

Graphic by Tam Duong Jr./The Pioneer
February 25, 2016

The Hayward Police Department confirmed on Monday that 22-year-old Stacey Xanthe Aguilar, who was reported missing in San Jose on Feb. 16, is now dead. As of yesterday, Hayward Police Department detectives...

Unsolved homicides increase in Hayward

Illustration by Brittany England
January 14, 2016

Hayward Cold Cases Hayward isn’t known for its number of homicides, it rarely reaches double figures in a calendar year. However, in 2015, it was known as the city where those cases became increasingly...

Campus police combat theft

ILLUSTRATION BY BRITTANY ENGLAND/THE PIONEER
October 29, 2015

A recent campus safety report found that vehicle thefts are up, burglaries are down, new safety technologies are being implemented and new officers have been added to the roster. According to the latest...

Hayward officer killed in the line of duty

Hayward officer killed in the line of duty
July 22, 2015

Hayward Police Sergeant Scott Lunger was killed in the line of duty following a traffic stop early Wednesday morning in North Hayward, acting Hayward Police Chief Mark Koller confirmed in a press conference...

Hayward responds to U.S. police brutality

Pastor Tommy Smith speaks with the NAACP President Freddy M. Davis on Saturday at Mount Eden High School in Hayward.
May 20, 2015

In response to national news involving police brutality, the City of Hayward partnered with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, Hayward-South Alameda chapter held the...

South Hayward man shot and killed

South Hayward man shot and killed
April 30, 2015

The Hayward Police Department identified the 27-year-old man who was shot and killed in the Fairway Park neighborhood of Hayward Saturday night as Theodore Mejia. Mejia, a Hayward resident, was found...

Crosswalks prove deadly in Hayward

Crosswalks prove deadly in Hayward
April 8, 2015

Dominic Williams knows all too well just how dangerous the crosswalks along Tennyson Road near the Interstate 880 on and off ramps are in Hayward. Six years ago, Williams was hit by a car while walking...

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