UPDATE: Man Arrested After Breaking Into Kathy Way Home

Resident locked herself in room and called police during burglary.

A Castro Valley man has been arrested after breaking into a home on the 5400 block of Kathy Way this morning, said Lt. Matt Sarsfield.

At around 10 a.m. police were sent to the area near for a report of an unknown person entering a home. The school was temporarily placed on lockdown while police responded.

A resident in the home said she heard a pounding noise at the side of her house. She locked herself in a room and called police, Sarsfield said.

Police were quickly able to surround the neighborhood and at about 10:25 a.m. the suspect fled from the front door and headed westbound on Kathy Way, Sarsfield said.

"He bolted out of the home with some property," Sgt. Todd Madrid said.

The 19-year-old suspect, identified as Brian Hayes, was detained moments later near an apartment complex on Norma Way, Sarsfield said.

Hayes was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Police also found a backpack and other items in the home that belonged to Hayes.

A neighbor said Hayes was seen earlier in the week in the area.

This morning's incident is the latest of a string of robberies and burglaries reported in the past month:

  • Police continue to investigate a pair of .
  • Police in September made .

In response to the recent crime, residents are teaming up and forming Neighborhood Watch groups. More details .

mike October 07, 2011 at 06:25 PM
Wayward youth! somebodies baby grew up and somewhere along the line took a turn for the worse. I'll take a guess that he was looking "to score" with the proceeds. I apologize for the 1970's era Cop show's use of vernacular here.
Maurice Duenas October 07, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Name Sex Race DOB Eye Color Hair Color Height Weight HAYES, BRIAN STEPHEN M WHITE 05/01/1992 HAZEL BROWN 5'11" 160 Code Description PC 148(A)(1) M OBSTRUCT/ETC PUB OFCR/ETC PC 459 F BURGLARY Next Appearance Date Time Dept. Proceeding 10/11/2011 01:30 PM 701 ARRAIGNMENT
mike October 07, 2011 at 10:56 PM
whoa! booking info and court appearances the same day of arrest. how and where did you come across this info?
Dell October 08, 2011 at 12:43 AM
Since I live on Norma Way I see suspicious characters driving up and down the Norma Way & Lillian Way pretty much all day long. I have asked the City of Livermore Transportation manager several times to install speed humps to calm down the traffic along Norma Way and the response I get is they have to do a study.
Cherry October 08, 2011 at 03:32 AM
Some dummy breaks into my house they are gonna get a baseball bat to the face!
MagnusT October 08, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Another over-reaction by the bureaucracy. Was it really necessary to traumatized a school filled with hundreds of children because some young errant punk decides to steal a DVD player across the street? The "lockdown" (until now a term used exclusively in prisons) consisted of the children being made to lie down in the classrooms and shelter. Really? Really? That was necessary because some lady calls in a burglary attempt? Really? No, it wasn't, and that entire exercise was contrived BS. I'm getting a bit sick and tired already of this militarization and prisonification of our society by cops trained to look for bogeymen under our beds. Next it'll be in your underwear. Oh, wait, it already is. Can you say TEE-ESS-AYE?
Trevor Tooze October 08, 2011 at 03:19 PM
The police cannot do right for doing wrong, according to MagnusT. Do you really know that the kids were made to lie down on the floor, or were they merely not allowed to leave the premises until it was deemd safe. You obviously do not like authority, and you obviously do not like the Livermore P.D. What are your motives? Why are you so critical. There are a lot of things wrong in today's society, morally and otherwise. Put your efforts and criticisms on more important things.
Patty October 08, 2011 at 03:23 PM
During a lockdown the children are not made to lie down in the classroom. The exterior doors and classroom doors are locked so that no one can enter a classroom. Wouldn't you want the same precaution for your child?
mike October 08, 2011 at 03:35 PM
magnachumba-can you say C-o-l-u-m-b-i-n-e or any number of massacres on America's schoolyards? which is probably a little more instructive then the TSA.
Mimi October 08, 2011 at 04:00 PM
This lady was quick thinking and smart - and we all need to be grateful that she helped get this creep off the streets. As for protecting the children in case gunfire errupted - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Meghan Shuster Harvey October 08, 2011 at 05:14 PM
My kids are students here and they simply sat in a corner of the classroom with the lights out, doors locked and shades pulled as they have practised in their "lock down" drills. They carried on with their daily class meeting during the lockdown. Each parents recieved a call within 10 minutes of the lock down being lifted and while both my 1st grader and 3rd were a little uneasy about the situation, they were certainly not terrorized or forced to lie down the whole time. And considering this teenager stealing a DVD player COULD have had a gun, and could have run across the street to the school with that gun, I for one was releived that the system the school has in place was tested and worked. As a parent (and someone who lives behind the school at that) I want to know that the school will ALWAYS error on the side of caution in these kind of situations. Did you not the news of the man in Cupertino just a few days ago? I can only assume you don't actually have kids in school to make such in illinformed statement. Kudos to Arroyo Seco AND the LPD.
K October 08, 2011 at 09:14 PM
we need speed humps sooo bad on norma! there is so many kids and pets on this street, plus lots of parallel parking going on for the apartments, I'm surprised there isn't a car accident once a week with how people drive on norma!
MagnusT October 09, 2011 at 06:08 AM
Ha! That's funny, Meghan. No, the reason I'm speaking out against it is because my child was made to go through that farce. It's a complete over-reaction, and it is only further traumatizing our society, which exacerbates the tension, and the madness steps up another notch until we have cops on every corner checking our papers. Go ahead, call me a nut and laugh at me, but in a year or two when this is a reality, remember that you were forewarned.
mel October 09, 2011 at 08:35 AM
mike it is public info in inmate locator you just need to know the persons name http://www.acgov.org/sheriff_app/
RU11550 October 09, 2011 at 10:37 PM
I wouldn't even bother with this Magnus character, because he obviously has distorted views about the safety of our children. Sounds like somebody who likes to make waves for no reason. Just think about what he chose to complain about. A little odd don't you think given the article content?
MagnusT October 12, 2011 at 03:15 PM
The food you eat is poison, your leaders are psychopaths, and everything you know is a lie. So, yes, from your perspective my views are "distorted". Have fun living in cRaZy town.


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