These gardeners allegedly tried to rake in more than weeds.
Two men accused of breaking from their gardening job in order to burglarize a neighbor’s home on Placitas Avenue in North Fair Oaks last month pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday, according to prosecutors. Read More
Every little thing has not been all right for this Rastafarian.
Robert Joseph Simmons, 33, believes he doesn’t need a medical card to possess marijuana because buds are a “core tenet” of his religion. At least, that was the Belmont resident’s claim after he was busted in April 2011 with more than 2½ pounds of pot and 13 pills of hydromorphine, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
They fit the suspect descriptions like a glove.
A man and woman wore latex gloves while allegedly robbing a cabdriver in the unincorporated community of Broadmoor last month, but the handwear reportedly had the opposite effect of covering their tracks. Read More
Two known gang members who allegedly filmed themselves taunting and threatening the young son of a rival with a handgun were held to answer on all charges Friday in a San Mateo County courtroom. Read More
A man who stabbed his drinking buddy three times in the neck during an argument last Fourth of July over who was “more of a man” was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.
Roberto Miron Romero, 31, of East Palo Alto, pleaded no contest to felony assault and other charges in connection with the senseless assault at Bell Street Park in his city. Read More
Allan Wayne Meaney, a state-labeled “child predator” who was arrested last winter on charges that he exposed himself to a 6-year-old girl and her mother in a Christmas tree lot in Colma, has reportedly gotten himself into more disturbing trouble this week. Read More
The man accused of butchering and bludgeoning his friend more than 50 times with a knife and hammer in Pacifica last year pleaded not guilty to the murder charge Wednesday, according to prosecutors.
Marc Anthony Furlan, 24, allegedly killed 24-year-old Keith Coffey on Oct. 17. Read More
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
Two known members of the notoriously vicious Taliban gang in East Palo Alto are being charged in connection with a shocking cellphone video in which they appear to be abusing a child, according to prosecutors.
The video reportedly shows Wilbert Ard, 26, and Dwayne Henry, 20, using the loaded magazine of a handgun to shove a child who appears to be younger than 5 years old and then threatening to shoot him dead. Read More
The San Francisco-based Japanese diplomat who abused his wife might have received a lighter jail sentence if he showed even a little remorse, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, who lives in San Bruno and works at the Japanese consulate in downtown San Francisco, was sentenced Monday to the maximum one year in San Mateo County Jail after pleading no contest to two domestic violence charges in December. Read More