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
An apparently overworked ex-mailroom clerk at a Burlingame hospital who claimed she took hundreds of patient documents home because she was falling behind pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor theft charges Monday. Read More
Prosecutors say they’re going after a violent pimp following another Internet sex bust at a Peninsula hotel.Bryan David Armstrong, 25, of Stockton, was arrested on Sept. 29 on allegations of pimping out a 19-year-old woman on seedy website Myredbook.com.He is scheduled to be arraigned in South San Francisco Superior Court on Tuesday.The raunchy hookups site lists reviews of escort and massage parlor services. Read More
This isn’t the type of pop-up store Home Depot likely has in mind.
Authorities are probing a large-scale theft ring after a recent police sting at a Daly City house uncovered heaps of merchandise stolen from Home Depot.
The big-box chain already had been investigating thefts from its stores, many in the Sacramento area. It found some items on Craigslist “at substantially reduced prices,” according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Read More
A lack of beds has once again delayed alleged child molester William Ayres’ admission into Napa State Hospital, leaving him free on bail for at least three more weeks, San Mateo County’s District Attorney said Monday.Ayres, 79, the prominent child psychologist accused of molesting patients during physical exams, was supposed to enter the hospital by Thursday. Read More
In the finale of a heart-wrenching retrial, a former Energizer salesman whose drunken high-speed crash with a eucalyptus tree in Burlingame killed his best friend was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday.Bruce Alan Walker Jr., 38, will face 15 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 16, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
New details about an East Palo Alto man’s fatal car chase with cops last week revealed the suspect allegedly lit up a crack pipe at high speeds and ignored his passengers’ pleas to stop the vehicle.
Eric Anthony Banford, 46, is facing a murder charge after 50-year-old motorcyclist Danny Dixon, also of East Palo Alto, was killed Wednesday. Read More
A mentally ill San Leandro man accused of sending letters containing white foot powder to government offices in San Carlos and South San Francisco pleaded not guilty to the allegations Wednesday.The legal sized letters horrified three government employees who opened them — including a 7-month pregnant woman who got the powder all over her hands and arms, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
The San Francisco man charged with a vicious kidnapping and rape in an abandoned South San Francisco home forced his victim into a water heater closet, urinated on her and later smashed her face against a bathroom wall and on the toilet tank in a methamphetamine-fueled rage, prosecutors said Tuesday. Read More