The suspected “Cubicle Con” was charged Monday with robbing more than a dozen San Mateo County businesses, and prosecutors said he might face additional charges for alleged heists in other counties.
Nicholas Anthony Simat, 26, of Pleasanton pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of commercial burglary in connection with eight robberies in South San Francisco, three in Burlingame and two in Daly City, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
The Thug Lords have been evicted.
A vicious street gang known as the Cambodian Crips was stripped of its headquarters, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Tuesday, as part of a settlement with the landlord of a reportedly bedbug-infested, crime-ridden Tenderloin apartment building. Read More
The City has sued the landlord of a Tenderloin apartment building for allegedly forcing tenants to live in bedbug-ridden squalor with drug-dealing gang members keeping them “like prisoners in their own homes.” Read More
WHAT: Russia has become a global center of home-made designer drugs. The newest and scariest is called crocodile, a mix of over-the-counter codeine and toxic ingredients such as gasoline, paint thinner and matchbook phosphorus.
WHAT IT DOES: Easily made crocodile delivers a heroin-like high three times more cheaply. But the average crocodile user lives only two or three years. And the few who manage to quit usually come away disfigured and brain-damaged. Read More
WHAT: The federal government has set the first nationwide strategy to combat abuse of oxycodone and related opioids. These highly addictive prescription painkillers kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined — topping 1.2 million emergency room overdose treatments in 2009. Read More
Calling all probationers: don’t ride your bike on the sidewalk. Cops busted a man riding his bike on the sidewalk Sunday near Jackson Street and Van Ness Avenue. After detaining the man around 11:30 p.m., the officers discovered he was on probation, searched him and found heroin, police said.He was booked on charges including narcotics possession, cops email@example.com Read More
Police seized about $300,000 worth of heroin in Oakland on Saturday -- the city's largest drug recovery in recent years, a police spokeswoman said.Officers recovered about 200 ounces of heroin, 2 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, 1 ounce of cocaine, a firearm, and $8,800 at the home of 35-year-old Isaac Perez, Officer Holly Joshi said. Read More
Federal drug charges against a Pittsburgh woman are close to being thrown out because local police mistakenly burned the evidence — more than 14,000 stamp bags of heroin. Pittsburgh law enforcement wrongly thought the case had been closed, while in fact it was taken over by federal prosecutors. The defense for Tiona Jones, 31, hinges on whether or not the search of her purse during a traffic stop was legal. Read More