A Russian man who allegedly went on a mailbox bashing spree in Portola Valley -- and later crashed his SUV while fleeing cops -- wanted to make something very clear before he was handcuffed.
“This has nothing to do with Boston,” 21-year-old Alexander Dombovic reportedly stated to sheriff’s deputies in a Russian accent as they ordered him out of his vehicle with their guns drawn April 26. Read More
Greater frequency on busy lines, elimination or reduction of routes with low ridership and new vehicle models in outlying areas are all part of a major service overhaul approved by SamTrans this week.
Fleshed out over a two-year outreach period, the new service realignment approved by SamTrans’ board of directors Wednesday aims to increase ridership and make service more financially efficient for the San Mateo County bus operator. Read More
Two known gang members who allegedly filmed themselves taunting and threatening the young son of a rival with a handgun were held to answer on all charges Friday in a San Mateo County courtroom. 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
A gun buyback that took place in San Mateo County on Saturday has been deemed a success by one of its organizers, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier.
An estimated 250 firearms were collected at the buyback event, which was held at the South San Francisco courthouse, according to the office of the Peninsula Democrat.
Organizers paid more than $23,000 in exchange for the unwanted firearms — $100 for every handgun and $200 for rifles and assault weapons. Read More
Allan Wayne Meaney, a state-labeled “child predator” who was arrested last winter on charges that he exposed himself to a 6-year-old girl and her mother in a Christmas tree lot in Colma, has reportedly gotten himself into more disturbing trouble this week. Read More
The man accused of butchering and bludgeoning his friend more than 50 times with a knife and hammer in Pacifica last year pleaded not guilty to the murder charge Wednesday, according to prosecutors.
Marc Anthony Furlan, 24, allegedly killed 24-year-old Keith Coffey on Oct. 17. Read More
A merchant who works in San Francisco’s Design District reportedly supplied police with the necessary information to nab the Cubicle Con.
Nicholas Anthony Simat, 26, was arrested Thursday in connection with a series of brazen thefts of iPhones from Bay Area businesses. Read More
A prolific cellphone thief is apparently cashing in on the rising trend of thefts from offices.
In the past two weeks, South San Francisco police reported, a crook posing as a customer has stolen from a furniture store, two dental offices and two auto dealers. The same suspect also has struck businesses in Burlingame three times since Feb. 27. Read More
Scoring a pack of smokes apparently isn’t easy for underage kids in northern San Mateo County cities.A law enforcement operation on Saturday had underage decoys try to buy tobacco at 161 businesses in Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco and Daly City.Only 14 of the merchants received citations for selling to minors, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.Among the cited were two Walgreens stores in Millbrae. Read More