Two former employees of the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District have been accused of stealing more than $635,000, according to officials.The district did not name either ex-employee, but prosecutors said one is currently in prison for two prior embezzlement convictions. Read More
The deranged man accused of fatally shooting 27-year-old Justin Long over a parking dispute in East Palo Alto is headed to a state mental hospital later this month.Dante Rodney Strauter, 22, was found not competent to stand trial on charges that he murdered Long in cold blood on Aug. 12, 2009.The parking dispute began when one woman refused to move her car to let another woman drive from a driveway at 2246 Ralmar Ave., according to prosecutors. Read More
The man who fled a fatal Pacifica car accident — returning only after his insurance company advised him to — faces up to a year in county jail when sentenced Jan. 25.
Leopoldo Tobilla, 58, of San Bruno pleaded no contest Monday to felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor reckless driving involving alcohol. Read More
A San Francisco mom is accused of guzzling vodka while watching "The Smurfs" at a Daly City movie theater with her 4-year-old daughter, then crashing her car three times while leaving the cinema, authorities said.
Sarah Thomison Boushey, 42, failed to appear at her scheduled arraignment Wednesday in connection with the Aug. 19 incident, which will likely lead to a warrant for her arrest, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Read More
A distraught man reportedly amped up on methamphetamine was charged with attempted murder after he shot his sister in the hand Sunday while holding the rest of his family hostage at gunpoint, South City police said.
Alvin Baja Luis, 55, of South San Francisco, was arrested early Monday morning in San Francisco and is being held without bail in San Mateo County Jail, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
A Half Moon Bay man is accused of brutally beating his 82-year-old grandmother because she was driving too slowly.
Vittorio Valdez, 27, faces elder abuse and other charges in connection with the alleged attack on his 105-pound granny, who had been giving him a ride because his license was suspended, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
Attacking your parents is a Costley mistake.
Frederick Roy Costley Jr., 41, agreed to a plea deal Wednesday packing two years in prison in connection to a violently childish tantrum on Feb. 16. Read More
The Peninsula wife accused of wrapping Bubble Wrap around her body before attacking her husband with a stun gun and knife as part of a vicious life insurance cash grab is set to enter her plea on Thursday.Laura Jean Wenke, 50, of Los Altos, faces life in prison in connection to the alleged Sept. 15 attack brought on by bitter divorce proceedings, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Read More
A Daly City stepfather with questionable parenting skills will have some time to think about how better to deal with a wide-awake child.The man who beat up his 5-year-old stepson because he wouldn’t take a nap was sentenced Wednesday to eight months in San Mateo County Jail, starting Dec. 17, and four years of probation. Michael Demata Miguel, 30, pleaded no contest to felony infliction of injury on a child Aug. 29. Read More
The Daly City stepfather who beat up his 5-year-old stepson because he wouldn’t take a nap is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.Michael Demata Miguel, 30, pleaded no contest to felony infliction of injury on a child on Aug. 29. He will serve no more than a year in county jail as part of the plea bargain. Read More