A 21-year-old Pacifica woman is accused of viciously stabbing a cab driver and then stealing his car on her ride home from the mall earlier this month.
Amanda Jenille Aldeguer is facing attempted murder and carjacking charges in connection with the brutal March 16 attack that prosecutors say was caught on the cab’s security camera.
Aldeguer was scheduled to enter her plea in Redwood City Felony Court on Tuesday. Read More
Fake threats are not the bomb. A teenager accused of sending a bomb threat to Burlingame High School using a fellow student’s email account last month is scheduled to be arraigned on a misdemeanor charge Tuesday.
Christine Azzolino, 18, was charged in connection with the Feb. 10 incident that forced a lockdown and evacuation at the school and had four bomb-detecting canine units scouring the campus for explosives, according to prosecutors. Read More
A stunning crowbar attack in front of a bustling Peet’s coffee shop in Belmont earlier this month stemmed from a jailhouse spat between rival bikers, prosecutors said Monday.Orlando Rodriguez, 40, who prosecutors said is a member of the so-called Wanted motorcycle club, faces multiple charges in connection with the March 6 brawl that broke out while the El Camino coffee shop was buzzing with customers about 11:35 a.m. Read More
A man’s car was burglarized while he kite-surfed off the shores of Half Moon Bay on Tuesday, after the burglar apparently watched him hide his keys, authorities said.In a crime sheriff’s deputies say happens all too often along the coast, the kite surfer lost his wallet, which had $50 in cash and credit cards, when he left his car unattended about 2:20 p.m. on state Highway 1 near Johnson Pier. Read More
Police are looking for more victims in the wake of allegations that a creepy teenager groped three females over a monthlong period on Caltrain and SamTrans.Fedelino Ruiz, 18, is accused in two incidents Jan. 20 and a third Feb. 22, prosecutors said Monday. He was arrested on Caltrain after the third alleged attack. 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
A Half Moon Bay man who roughed up his 82-year-old grandmother because she was driving too slowly was sentenced to three years probation on Wednesday.
Vittorio Valdez, 27, pleaded no contest to felony elder abuse and kidnapping in the insane attack on his 105-pound granny, who had been giving him a ride because his license was suspended,prosecutors said. 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
A Redwood City special-education teacher allegedly kicked one of her preschool students in the stomach and deprived another of food as part of a pattern of abuse lasting about two months, prosecutors said Monday. Read More
Crooked self-employed bookkeeper Kenneth McCall showed “no remorse” when he was sentenced Thursday for swindling a widowed Iraqi war veteran, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Read More