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April 5, 2011 > Cop assaulted while chasing suspect

Cop assaulted while chasing suspect

Submitted By Lt. Roger Keener, Hayward PD

Hayward Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a residential burglary on Leeward Street. Two other suspects involved in the burglary have been arrested. The incident happened on Wednesday morning, March 30, at about 9:33 a.m. when a resident called Police saying that she could hear someone moving items within the house. The woman locked herself in a bedroom until police arrived.

A police officer's car collided with the suspect's car during a chase at Leeward Street. Both vehicles became inoperable and the suspects fled. Hayward Police, Hayward K-9, K9 from BART PD and CHP helicopter and Special Response Unit (SWAT) conducted an extensive search. One of the suspects was found hiding in a shed near a residence on Darwin Street while another was arrested from a residence on Darwin Street. The third suspect is still at large.

Both suspects were booked for assaulting a police officer and residential burglary. "The investigation will now focus on determining if these suspects are responsible for any other criminal acts within Hayward or in the jurisdiction of our allied agencies as well as determining the identity of the outstanding suspect," said Lt. Roger Keener, Hayward PD. The Hayward Police officer who was assaulted was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released. The identity of the suspects is not being released at this time; they are both adults and residents of Hayward and Oakland.

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