Greed got this suspect arrested, but his on-the-lam accomplice might be going straight to hell.
One of two men who allegedly stormed into a pastor’s home in Redwood City last week and held a gun to a 79-year-old woman’s head was so greedy that he left the woman alone in a bedroom — with a phone — so the pair could scour for more loot. Read More
An East Palo Alto man has been charged with stabbing his friend in the neck during a drunken argument over who was more of a man.
Roberto Romero, 30, had been sharing two 12-packs of beer at Bell Street Park on the Fourth of July when the argument broke out, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said
“The angry suspect took out a knife and said he was going to cut the victim’s heart out,” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
They have not washed their hands of this child abuse case.
Prosecutors are considering whether to retry a San Mateo woman accused of tying up her 17-year-old daughter and force-feeding her dish soap three years ago during an argument over an unpaid cellphone bill.
In February 2010, a jury found 46-year-old Shawnie Benedetti guilty of inflicting corporal injury on a child and other charges stemming from the May 28, 2009, incident. Read More
A judge has ordered busted illegal marijuana cultivators to pay Pacific Gas & Electric Co. tens of thousands of dollars for bypassing the electric meters at their grow houses in Daly City and Oakland.Mon Chi Chan, 32, owes the utility company $42,000 and Menh Voong, 36, owes $13,117 after pleading no contest to charges related to grow house raids in June 2009, according to prosecutors. Read More
A San Bruno man who returned to the scene of a fatal crash in Pacifica on advice from his insurance company is “devastated” about the accident and wants to make amends, his attorney said Friday. Leopoldo Tobilla, 58, of San Bruno is charged with a felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor DUI in connection with the horrific late-night accident on state Route 35. Read More
The long-running case of the youngest person ever charged as an adult in San Mateo County might come to a conclusion today after several twists that include a jail escape and alleged witness intimidation.
Josue Orozco was 14 years old in 2005 when he allegedly shot 21-year-old rival gang member Francisco Rodriguez in the back of the head. Read More