Following the recent violence in East Palo Alto, culminating in Sunday’s killing of a teenager, police Chief Ronald Davis is calling a “crime emergency” for the department, which took effect Tuesday.
Declaring a “crime emergency” allows the department to cancel days off and make assignment changes as needed. It will more than double the number of patrol officers in the field during critical time periods, Capt. Carl Estelle said Monday. Read More
A teenager who was shot and killed in East Palo Alto on Sunday night has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner’s office as 15-year-old Jose Quinonez.
Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 2800 block of Fordham Street at about 11 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found three teenage boys with gunshot wounds, police said.
Quinonez, an East Palo Alto resident, was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Read More
Six people were shot and injured about 2:45 p.m. Sunday near a McDonald’s on University Avenue in East Palo Alto, according to a fire official.
Firefighters arriving on the scene reportedly found six people with gunshot wounds, four inside the restaurant and two outside, but it is unclear where they were shot.
One person, a man in his 20s, received more serious injuries and was taken to Stanford Medical Center for treatment. Read More
A man who stabbed his drinking buddy three times in the neck during an argument last Fourth of July over who was “more of a man” was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.
Roberto Miron Romero, 31, of East Palo Alto, pleaded no contest to felony assault and other charges in connection with the senseless assault at Bell Street Park in his city. 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 17-year-old boy believed to have been one of two people in a car that rammed and shot at a California Highway Patrol vehicle in Oakland earlier this summer was arrested in East Palo Alto on Wednesday, police said.
Oakland police, CHP officers and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Kenyon Thomas of Oakland in the 1400 block of Bay Street in East Palo Alto about 11 a.m., according to Oakland police. Read More
A driver accused of smoking crack while fleeing police in East Palo Alto before crashing into and killing a 50-year-old motorcyclist has been held to answer charges he faces, prosecutors said.
Eric Banford, 47, appeared in court Tuesday to face multiple felony charges, including murder, in the Sept. 28 crash that killed 50-year-old Danny Dixon. Read More
A Mountain View man was shot in East Palo Alto on Wednesday, East Palo Alto police said. The 35-year-old victim was shot in the 2300 block of Cooley Avenue by an unidentified gunman around 6:48 p.m. Police were alerted to the shooting by a ShotSpotter activation, they said. A car was seen fleeing the area at the time of the shooting. Police described the vehicle as “similar to a silver Toyota Rav 4.” Responding officers found evidence of a shooting but no victim. Read More
A woman was shot in the hand in East Palo Alto on Saturday morning, police said.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting victim at 1700 Bay Road at about 10:10 a.m., according to East Palo Alto police.
Arriving officers found a 48-year-old woman with a gunshot wound in her left hand. She said she had been shot in East Palo Alto, but was unable to provide further details, police said. 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