They are all prisoners of their own device.
Some of the less brilliant credit card thieves of our time have been living it up at San Mateo County hotels recently, apparently unaware that victims can easily get wind of activity on their plastic.
A real pain in the butt caused this tomfoolery.
Investigators say they believe drugs caused an armed 29-year-old man to rob a South San Francisco 7-Eleven store of candy last weekend after first buying taquitos.
The ex-boyfriend of former 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris says he’s not a gold digger.
Dimitri Geier, whose abuse allegations have the former first-round draft pick possibly facing prison time, has apparently lashed out at a defense attorney’s claim that he is money-grubbing.
A post on a Facebook page that appears to be associated with Geier read: “his lawyer is spinning the money issue, cause they are going for self defense.” Read More
Former 49ers offensive tackle Kwame Harris is facing up to nine years in prison on charges that he beat up his ex-boyfriend outside a Menlo Park restaurant last summer during an argument over soy sauce and underpants, prosecutors said.
On Monday, Harris appeared in court for a pretrial hearing on charges of felony domestic violence and assault causing great bodily injury in connection with the Aug. 21 incident at Su Hong restaurant. Read More
A convicted child molester’s sentencing was delayed by almost two weeks after San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies brought him to the wrong courthouse.
About 9 a.m. Friday, prosecutors said, Judge Clifford Cretan was prepared to sentence 56-year-old Ronald Morales for possessing an “enormous cache” of child pornography, but deputies never arrived with him. Read More
Yoshiaki Nagaya might have abused his wife, but he also might not be quite the monster portrayed by prosecutors, according to Nagaya’s attorney, Garrick Lew. Read More
This parolee just made things harder on himself.
A parolee who spent two decades in prison for beating his wife to death with a sledgehammer after she challenged his libido is back behind bars for pushing a woman last year, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.
On his 62nd birthday Tuesday, Peter Cooper was sentenced by a Board of Parole Hearings panel to 15 months in state prison for a Dec. 30, 2011, encounter with a female pal that involved alcohol. Read More
A man accused of assaulting the manager of a Salvation Army store in South San Francisco after he was caught shoplifting last summer is facing a four-year prison sentence after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors Monday.
Career criminal Mark McCawley, 43, pleaded no contest to felony possession of stolen property, prosecutors said, along with an enhancement for having a prior felony conviction. Read More
A Burlingame man used a nail gun to show two day laborers how bothered he was by the noise coming from their construction site on Thanksgiving Day, according to prosecutors.
Michael Timothy McHenry, 38, has pleaded not guilty to assault and vandalism charges in connection with the alleged attack in the 1500 block of Cypress Avenue. Read More
This year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Robert Fairbank’s appeal of his death sentence for the 1985 rape and murder of college student Wendy Cheek.
With that rejection, Fairbank joined at least 13 other death row inmates who have completed the decadeslong capital punishment appeals process and are eligible for execution. Read More