A burglar used an unlocked window to gain access to a Redwood City home Tuesday, according to police.
Between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., a suspect found an unlocked window in a rear bathroom at a home in the 1400 block of Ebener Street, police Sgt. Sean Hart said.
The thief stole various electronic items and walked out the front door, Hart said.
Anyone who might have witnessed anything suspicious in the area is asked to call police at
(650) 780-7100. Read More
He was the houseguest from hell, according to prosecutors.
Lawrence Lee Buffington, 46, was arrested on suspicion of brutally beating his stepbrother — who had offered him a place to stay at his Redwood City home — with a hammer June 9, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Tuesday. Read More
Authorities are connecting the blocks in their probe into a scam involving Lego sets at Target stores in the Bay Area, saying two men arrested recently in separate counties were not in cahoots, but rather capitalizing on a nationwide crime trend.“Apparently it’s a huge scam these days,” San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said Thursday. Read More
Kaito Streets isn’t your typical two-sport athlete. He’s played baseball since Little League, but the sport he dominates is hardly an All-American game.
The 17-year-old is currently tearing up the diamond at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, leading his team in home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage; but after graduation, he’s taking his talents to Penn State, where he’ll look to perfect his mastery over the sport of fencing. Read More
Outstanding vocal performances are the highlight of “Hairspray,” the fun-loving, Tony Award-winning musical presented by Broadway By The Bay in its 47th season, and first in its new home at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City.The vibrant community theater also is celebrating new Artistic Director Amanda Folena, at the helm of this show and the company after the departure of Brooke Knight, who retired in 2011 after leading the troupe for 18 years. Read More
A former Kung Fu instructor in San Mateo was arrested last month on suspicion of committing lewd acts with two of his young students, authorities said Tuesday, prompting police to launch a search for more possible victims.Meng Ricky Wong, 36, of Redwood City, was booked into San Mateo County Jail on four counts of lewd conduct with minors after the female students, ages 9 and 11, came forward with allegations, San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said. Read More
Fake threats are not the bomb. A teenager who allegedly framed a Burlingame High School classmate last month by emailing a bomb threat from his account to school administrators — forcing a two-hour lockdown and evacuation of the campus — told investigators she was “just stressed out that day,” prosecutors said Tuesday. Read More
The attorney for a student accused of trying to rape his teacher at a Redwood City high school said Thursday the case won’t sound as serious when the truth comes out.David Andres Velasquez, 19, pleaded not guilty to four felonies Wednesday in connection with the alleged attack at Summit Preparatory High School on Jan. 23. Read More
Lisa Trail’s twin daughters set up a lemonade stand with a friend last summer to raise money for Japanese earthquake victims. And because their street gets very little traffic, Trail promoted the stand on the neighborhood’s private Nextdoor web site. Over a few hours, it caught the attention of so many neighbors that her daughters earned $175. Read More
A Redwood City maid who cleaned house in more ways than one — making off with a $4,200 diamond ring from one of several homes she looted while on the job — will serve no more than a year in a jail as part of a deal she struck with prosecutors on Monday.Luz Garcia, 43, pleaded no contest to grand theft and possession of stolen property, San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said. Read More