July 2, 2013 > Hayward Police Log
Hayward Police Log
Submitted By Hayward PD
Monday, June 17
At 11:30 a.m., Fremont PD units pursued burglary suspects into Hayward. Three suspects fled on foot in area of Orchard/Muir. HPD units assisted with perimeter and area search. One suspect was arrested.
Reported at 12:30 p.m.; an unknown suspect enters City Hall and enters an employee's office and takes her wallet containing credit cards and cash. The victim's credit cards were used for credit purchases in the city. Incident still under investigation.
At 3:55 p.m., a male and a female are caught trying to steal from Home Depot on Hesperian. When confronted by a Loss Prevention officer in the parking lot the male produces a handgun and tells the LP to "Back the "expletive" up." Both suspects get into an older model silver Volvo station wagon and flee with the stolen property. No injuries reported by loss prevention.
Wednesday, June 19
Officers respond at 10:24 p.m. to a report of a robbery near Whitman Ave and Berry Ave. Suspect confronted a citizen as she was walking south on Whitman Ave at Berry Ave. Suspect pointed a gun at citizen and demanded her purse. She refused to give it to him, so he grabbed her by the neck and forcibly took it from her. Suspect then fled on foot. Citizen was not injured. Loss was a purse, iPhone, and credit cards.
Friday, June 21
At 12:15 a.m., Hayward Police Department's Homicide Unit, with the assistance of the Special Duty Investigative Unit arrest Homicide Suspect Michael Soutar. Soutar was arrested at the Wal-Mart parking lot on Hesperian Blvd. in San Leandro. Soutar is charged with the murder of Ezekiel Taylor on April 21, 2013. Soutar has been on the run since.
Officers respond to an armed robbery on the 21000 block of Mission Blvd. at 10:38 p.m. The suspect was armed with a handgun, silver slide with a black frame. The suspect covered his face with a scarf and had a hood pulled tightly over his head. The suspect was wearing gloves. Nobody was injured. Loss is estimated at $3000, and the suspect took a bottle of Remy Martin from the shelf as he left.