The suspected “Cubicle Con” was charged Monday with robbing more than a dozen San Mateo County businesses, and prosecutors said he might face additional charges for alleged heists in other counties.
Nicholas Anthony Simat, 26, of Pleasanton pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of commercial burglary in connection with eight robberies in South San Francisco, three in Burlingame and two in Daly City, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
The Peninsula wife accused of wrapping Bubble Wrap around her body before attacking her husband with a stun gun and knife as part of a vicious life insurance cash grab is set to enter her plea on Thursday.Laura Jean Wenke, 50, of Los Altos, faces life in prison in connection to the alleged Sept. 15 attack brought on by bitter divorce proceedings, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Read More
LOS ALTOS — A windsurfer plucked from San Francisco Bay by a Coast Guard helicopter Tuesday morning was resting at her Los Altos home by afternoon. Despite some worry during the 13-hour all-night ordeal, her husband said it could have been much worse.Cathy Caton, 62, set out on her board from just north of the Hayward-San Mateo Bridge on Monday evening, but when she didn’t meet her husband on the beach as planned, he called 911 around 7 p.m. Read More
The rescue swimmer who plucked a stranded windsurfer from the San Francisco Bay this morning after she spent the night floating in the water said the woman was “calm, cool and collected” when he reached her. “She was in really good spirits,” U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabe Pulliam said of 62-year-old Los Altos resident Cathy Caton. Read More
Leaf blowers damage the atmosphere, annoy the eardrums and churn up particles that contribute to respiratory diseases, yet they’re commonplace throughout the Peninsula. But now Burlingame might join Peninsula cities such as Los Altos, Palo Alto and Menlo Park in banning the ubiquitous noisemakers. Read More
A judge called this man a “piranha” before sentencing him to nearly three years in prison for posing as a San Bruno disaster victim in order to bilk financial aid.Daniel Leon Stansbury, 41, of Los Altos, was one of seven people charged with stealing aid intended for victims of the devastating Sept. 9 pipeline explosion. Read More