HAYWARD

Man dies after hit by minivan in Hills

A Hayward man who was on life support after being struck by a minivan in the Hayward Hills on Wednesday has died, police said Friday.

The crash, which occurred about 4:23 p.m. at intersection of Farm Hill and La Mesa drives, appears to be an accident, Sgt. Mark Ormsby said. The man was struck by a 2014 Honda Odyssey.

The victim, a 74-year-old man who lived in the area, was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley with a severe head injury. Police have not released his identity.

The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with police. The accident remains under investigation.

-- Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff

OAKLAND

Two men shot in East Oakland, will survive

Two Oakland men shot Thursday night while driving in East Oakland will recover from their wounds, police said Friday.

The 20-year-old driver was grazed in the head and his 20-year-old passenger was hit in the thigh. Their names were not released.

The shooting happened about 8:35 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of 69th Avenue when someone outside the car began shooting at the men. The driver was able to drive home, and a relative took both men to a hospital where they were in stable condition.

Police don't have a motive yet in the shooting and no arrests have been made.


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Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the gunman. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

-- Harry Harris, Staff

BERKELEY

Second suspect arrested in shooting

The second suspect in the shooting of two men in South Berkeley earlier this month turned himself in Friday, police said.

Anthony Durant, 23, of Berkeley, walked into the Berkeley Police Department around 3:15 a.m. and surrendered, Officer Jennifer Coats said. Police had issued a warrant charging Durant with assault with a deadly weapon after the June 11 shooting, in which two men, ages 18 and 21, were shot in the 1600 block of Russell Street near California Street around 4:30 p.m. Both have recovered.

Police arrested another suspect, 22-year-old Donzale Mejia, of Oakland, on Thursday.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Berkeley homicide unit at 510-981-5741 or 510-981-5900. Anonymous callers can leave tips at Bay Area Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-222-8477.

-- Rick Hurd, Staff

OAKLAND

Police search complex for weapons suspect

Officers unsuccessfully searched a West Oakland housing development, yard to yard, on Friday for a suspect wanted on weapons charges.

Streets in the area were shut down after officers spotted the man about 10:50 a.m. in the 1200 block of Eighth Street. The man ran into the nearby Mohr Housing complex, police said.

Eighth Street was shut down between Adeline and Union. The search was canceled as of 1 p.m. without an arrest.

-- Harry Harris, Staff

OAKLAND

Second judge rules Alana must stand trial

Alameda County Superior Court Judge C. Don Clay ruled Friday that there is enough evidence for Randy Alana to stand trial for the murder of Sandra Coke, mirroring an earlier ruling last November by Judge Thomas Reardon.

Alana's defense lawyer Al Wax sought to dismiss charges that Alana, 57, murdered his longtime girlfriend last August, alleging that the prosecution only has "a very weak, circumstantial evidence case." Coke, 50, was a federal public defender investigator who had a 15-year-old daughter with him.

Coke was reported missing from her Oakland home Aug. 4 and her body was found at a park in Vacaville five days later. Alana's trial date is Oct. 6.

-- Bay City News Service