South San Francisco police are hunting for a person who smashed the window of a car and lit it on fire early Tuesday morning.
Witnesses say that just after midnight a person wearing a black hoodie and a mask used a brick to smash the window before throwing a lit container with flammable liquid inside, police said. The suspect then fled in a white four-door sedan.
The fire in a neighborhood near U.S. Highway 101 and Sister Cities Boulevard did not injure anyone. Read More
The judge's gavel was mightier than this tool.
A man who beat his wife with a hammer in front of their son in South San Francisco three years ago – and attacked her again after bailing out of jail – was sentenced Thursday to 36 years to life in prison.
Raymon McCowan, 49, of American Canyon, was seen by employees of La Quinta Inn in South City striking his wife of 19 years in the hotel parking lot on Feb. 8, 2010. Read More
Bay Area detectives say they are hot on the tail of the “Cubicle Con.”
A “smooth-talking” thief has reportedly been posing as a customer at various businesses across the region and distracting employees in order to swipe cellphones and tablets off desks. 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
Police in San Mateo County arrested 12 people Friday during a tap operation to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.
Officers from the Consumption of Alcohol Suppression Team participated in this statewide enforcement, arresting 12 adults who provided alcohol to minors, according to police. Read More
With its fledgling service struggling mightily, South San Francisco ferry officials are exploring new ways to attract passengers.
The Peninsula-East Bay service that was launched with much fanfare in June has fallen far short of expectations. For the last week of February, the service averaged only 131 daily boardings — barely one-third of the projected ridership. Read More
The animal lovers over at the Peninsula Humane Society are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the animal-hater who shot a raccoon in South San Francisco over the weekend. Read More
Four female victims of ruthless alleged pimps who were busted at a South San Francisco hotel last weekend said they were deprived of food and given drugs to keep them working all night.
About 11 a.m. Saturday, officers reportedly stormed an Airport Boulevard hotel, detained two female “sex slaves” and seized cocaine, according to police and prosecutors. Read More
They are all prisoners of their own device.
Some of the less brilliant credit card thieves of our time have been living it up at San Mateo County hotels recently, apparently unaware that victims can easily get wind of activity on their plastic.