Ryan Fong, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Carlmont High School in Belmont, received a $3,000 annual scholarship from Lockheed Martin to study mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley.
What makes you want to be a mechanical engineer? My dad was an engineer, so he took me to work a lot when I was younger and I was inspired by all the work he has done. He works at Lockheed Martin. Read More
Police in Belmont are looking for two suspects in a home burglary Wednesday evening.A 63-year-old woman was in the garage of her home in the 1700 block of Hillman Avenue at around 5 p.m. when a white sedan pulled into her driveway, police said.The woman went outside to investigate and a man approached her. Another suspect was seen in the car, police said. Read More
Casey O’Hara, an honors science teacher at Carlmont High School in Belmont, was recently honored at a school assembly with a science-teaching award from Amgen, the world’s largest biotech company. O’Hara received a $10,000 grant, half of which belongs to him, the other half to the school. Read More
Police in Belmont arrested one suspect and are searching for two more in connection with a string of car thefts that took place early Wednesday morning.
A patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on a Honda Civic in the 1000 block of Ralston Avenue at about 3:40 a.m., according to Belmont police. Read More
Police are warning Belmont residents to be on guard after a man claiming to be a city employee sought access to a home’s backyard Tuesday afternoon but fled when the resident pressed him for professional identification.A man in his early 30s knocked on a door of a home in the 1700 block of Chula Vista Drive and verbally identified himself as a City of Belmont employee at about 2:45 p.m. Read More
Two people fleeing the scene of an auto break-in led Belmont police on a brief car chase early this morning, police said.The pair was seen entering a parked car in the 3500 block of Hillcrest Drive at about 4 a.m., according to police.When officers arrived, they saw a vehicle being driven away from the scene. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield and a two- to five-minute chase ensued, Belmont police Capt. Dan DeSmidt said. Read More
A 19-year-old Cow Palace raver who claimed to be holding 25 ecstasy pills for his scantily clad girlfriends was found guilty of drug possession but not drug sales Monday.Samuel Warner Morgan, of Belmont, was arrested for selling two pills to an undercover female cop on May 23, 2009, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
Tyler Hutchinson, the transient accused of beating to death an 88-year-old Belmont man during a residential burglary in 2009, will likely be headed to a state hospital rather than prison, San Mateo County prosecutors said Monday. Read More
A murder suspect in San Mateo County has such a long history of mental illness that it will require more public funding than usual to determine whether he’s mentally impaired.That’s the gist of the ongoing competency proceedings for accused murderer Tyler Hutchinson, the 22-year-old transient who faces the death penalty for allegedly beating to death an 88-year-old Belmont man during a residential burglary on June 2, 2009. Read More
A man who threatened a RadioShack employee with a box cutter after he was told not to open a package is facing seven years in prison after admitting to the attack on Monday. Read More