Hopefully this coffee thug will have an awakening.A 46-year-old man who threatened to gun down everyone at Carl’s Jr. in San Carlos after he was confronted about stealing coffee was sentenced to 42 days in county jail Monday.Douglas Walter Malone pleaded no contest to misdemeanor criminal threats in connection with the fast food eatery outburst. He was released from jail since he has already served 42 days and was placed on two years probation, prosecutors said. Read More
The San Francisco man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in a vacant South San Francisco home last Thursday was officially charged for the crime on Monday.Sergio Cortez, 28, faces one count of felony kidnapping in order to commit a sexual assault, another count of forcible oral copulation and a third for forcible rape in connection with the alleged attack on a 25-year-old San Francisco woman. Read More
The trial of a Brisbane bookkeeper charged with swindling a widowed soldier serving in Iraq is scheduled to begin today.
In June, a San Mateo judge denied a defense motion to dismiss the case against 65-year-old Kenneth McCall. Read More
The goon who punched a teenager in San Mateo for not paying a street tax — an injury that had the victim’s jaw wired shut for eight weeks — is facing up to five years in prison.Donesh Daniel Nickravesh, 23, pleaded no contest Monday to two assault charges stemming from the mindless April 2 attack on three former Aragon High School students. Read More
One of about a dozen thugs involved in the robbery and near-death beating of a man at a Caltrain station earlier this year will taste freedom after being sentenced Monday to 260 days in county jail, time he has already served. Read More
A career crook accused of committing hundreds of auto burglaries on the Peninsula — including as many as 100 in one night in Belmont — is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in court Wednesday.Parolee Travis Castellanos, 21, and his girlfriend, Jenna Montani, 21, face charges in connection with multiple car thefts in Belmont between July 27 and Aug. 10. Read More
A prominent San Mateo child psychiatrist accused of molesting dozens of young patients will be sent to a mental hospital — an ending prosecutors called a “significant disappointment.”William Ayres, 79, faced life in prison after being charged four years ago with nine counts of performing lewd acts on seven boys during counseling sessions between 1991 and 1996. Read More
Dozens of accused murderers languish in San Francisco jails as judges struggle to find open courtrooms, prosecutors labor under heavy caseloads and defense attorneys search for witnesses who might prove their client’s innocence.
Meanwhile, memories fade, cases grow years old and victims’ families lose hope for justice. Read More
A San Carlos woman allegedly threatened to commit suicide on the Caltrain tracks Tuesday, several days after stabbing her boyfriend’s pet lizard to death in a jealous rage.Shawn Kim Apour, 37, appeared in a Redwood City courtroom Wednesday on seven felony and four misdemeanor charges related to the massive weeklong meltdown. Read More
A 31-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he ransacked three businesses in downtown Redwood City, vandalized as many cars and then curled up inside a cabinet to avoid police dogs during a cocaine-fueled rampage last weekend.Kevin Michael Dolf remains in custody on $50,000 bail following the alleged Sunday morning outburst that caused $18,000 in damages to the businesses. Read More