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Does crime pay in Hayward?

Does crime pay in Hayward?

Brian White, Keanu Estrada, and Maximino Cisneros

December 7, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 Report. The crime report is compiled from more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies throughout...

Four murders in five days

Four murders in five days

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

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 crimes classified as murder or manslaughter occurred in Hayward in 2014, seven in 2013, six in 2012...

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 10, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 deworming. The next morning, however, it was discovered lying in its kennel, lethargic and severely...

Boyfriend, friend charged in Stacey Aguilar murder

Boyfriend, friend charged in Stacey Aguilar murder

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 the act alone. Pedraza was arraigned at the Hayward Hall of Justice for the murder of Aguilar along w...

Missing woman found dead in Fremont

Missing woman found dead in Fremont

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 arrested Esmid Valentine Pedraza, 23, on a homicide charge for the murder of Aguilar, accordin...

Unsolved homicides increase in Hayward

Unsolved homicides increase in Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 harder to solve. Three out of the 10 homicide cases that occurred in Hayward in 2015 have resulted w...

Campus police combat theft

Campus police combat theft

Fernando J. Ramirez,
Contributor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Campus

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 University Police Department’s annual security report, released Sept. 29, which provides yearl...

Hayward officer killed in the line of duty

Hayward officer killed in the line of duty

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 22, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 Wednesday morning, according to reports by NBC Bay Area. Sgt. Lunger was pronounced dead sometime Wedn...

Hayward responds to U.S. police brutality

Hayward responds to U.S. police brutality

Shannon Stroud and Bryan Cordova

May 20, 2015


Filed under Metro

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 Action Readiness Summit last Saturday to build connections between Bay Area officers and members in the...

South Hayward man shot and killed

South Hayward man shot and killed

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

April 30, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 near the Baywood Apartments complex on Brae Burn Avenue between Gresel Street and Rousseau Street off o...

Crosswalks prove deadly in Hayward

Crosswalks prove deadly in Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 his bike in the crosswalk on the Interstate 880 North exit on Tennyson Road. The crosswalk is directly...

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