After learning that the federal government had indicted him, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office dropped charges on Wednesday against a man who allegedly tried to ship 100 grams of cocaine and 3 kilos of methamphetamine to the Philippines. Read More
El Camino Real came of age when car-based travel seemed like the inevitable route to the future. But after the construction of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280, the Peninsula artery came to occupy an awkward place. It’s a swift-moving, multilane boulevard that acts neither as a local road nor commuter thoroughfare. Read More
The trial is scheduled to begin today for the teenager accused of killing a 3-month-old boy in East Palo Alto last year while shooting into a car occupied by the child’s family.
Fabian Zaragoza of East Palo Alto and another unidentified teen allegedly mistook a member of the family — who had been leaving a baby shower at the time of the June 5, 2011, incident — for a Sureño gang member, according to prosecutors.
A house cleaner is accused of cleaning out jewelry from homes she was paid to tidy up.
Officers arrested Martha Quintero-Ramirez, 36, in Redwood City on Saturday on suspicion of burglary after catching her with stolen items from Palo Alto homes she cleaned, police said. Read More
Follow the money. That’s all Redwood City police officers said they had to do when tracking down a suspected bank robber last month who left a trail of stolen bills that had fallen from his bag.
Kendrick Dorice Roby Jr., 24, a San Mateo transient, was held to answer Monday on felony robbery charges related to the Oct. 22 heist at the BBVA Compass Bank on Woodside Road in Redwood City. Read More
A baptism party was the scene of a stabbing in Redwood City on Saturday night, police said.
Yazmani Ramirez, 28, is accused of using a pocketknife to stab a 24-year-old man who reportedly disrespected his wife at the Highland Community Club.
Police responded to the fight call around 10:20 p.m. and learned the victim had already been transported to the hospital. Ramirez was detained at the scene and was in possession of the pocketknife, police said. Read More
A woman was assaulted during a cellphone robbery in the Ingleside district Tuesday, police said.
The 23-year-old was near Harold and Bruce avenues about 10:15 p.m. when two young hoodlums snuck up behind her and grabbed the phone from her hands. She struggled with the pair, but was overpowered and knocked to the ground.
The two suspects reportedly fled in a gray SUV south on Harold Avenue. Read More
Redwood City police said they are investigating a burglary and dognapping that happened sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Monday at a house in the 200 block of West Oakwood Boulevard.
The crooks stole electronics, jewelry and 11-month-old chocolate Labrador named Gus. Anyone with information on Gus’ whereabouts can call Detective Josh Chilton at (650) 780-7141. Gus was wearing a collar with identification and contact information at the time of his abduction, police said. Read More
Downtown Redwood City, spicing up the city with a salsa competition on Sept. 29, is calling on cooks to register by Friday.
Salsa Tasting & Competition entry fees are $50 in both professional and individual categories and the winner of the People’s Choice award gets $500.
Part of the fifth annual Redwood City Salsa Festival, the contest will feature chefs facing off on site. Read More
A suspected serial robber who had reportedly pointed a gun at a pregnant clerk’s stomach during one of five recent stickups in Redwood City engaged in a daylong standoff with police Thursday before surrendering about 6:30 p.m.
About 9 a.m., a SWAT team staked out a home on Williams Avenue in the unincorporated Redwood City town of North Fair Oaks. The lone suspect inside the home, 30-year-old Miguel Angel Caballero, refused to surrender, police said. Read More