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.
Opening statements are set to begin Thursday in the trial of a transient accused of beating to death an 88-year-old Belmont man during a residential burglary three years ago.
On Tuesday, a jury was finalized in the case against Tyler Hutchinson, 24, who is accused of fatally beating Albert Korn and stealing his Jaguar in what was Belmont’s lone homicide in 2009. Read More
This parolee just made things harder on himself.
A parolee who spent two decades in prison for beating his wife to death with a sledgehammer after she challenged his libido is back behind bars for pushing a woman last year, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.
On his 62nd birthday Tuesday, Peter Cooper was sentenced by a Board of Parole Hearings panel to 15 months in state prison for a Dec. 30, 2011, encounter with a female pal that involved alcohol. Read More
A man accused of assaulting the manager of a Salvation Army store in South San Francisco after he was caught shoplifting last summer is facing a four-year prison sentence after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors Monday.
Career criminal Mark McCawley, 43, pleaded no contest to felony possession of stolen property, prosecutors said, along with an enhancement for having a prior felony conviction. Read More
A Burlingame man used a nail gun to show two day laborers how bothered he was by the noise coming from their construction site on Thanksgiving Day, according to prosecutors.
Michael Timothy McHenry, 38, has pleaded not guilty to assault and vandalism charges in connection with the alleged attack in the 1500 block of Cypress Avenue. Read More
Update: Hells Angels members and one of their attorneys deny prosecutors' claim that victim of attack at Peet's coffee shop was a member of the motorcycle club.
Allegations against 40-year-old suspected motorcycle gang member Orlando Jesus Rodriguez make FX Network’s hit series “Sons of Anarchy” seem more like reality television. Read More
San Mateo detectives really had this crook’s number.
The case against a California inmate who orchestrated robberies from prison last year while using a smuggled cellphone officially closed Tuesday with the sentencing of his accomplice. Read More
This guy is the stepdad from hell. And yet his victims only wanted to keep mom happy.
Robert Sparhawk, 48, of Palo Alto pleaded no contest Monday to three felony child molestation charges for sexually abusing his wife’s two daughters, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Sparhawk, an IT analyst for a San Francisco company, reportedly began the abuse in February 2007 when the family lived in San Mateo. The victims were 11 and 12 years old at the time. Read More
A man accused of grabbing the buttocks of young girls at the Target store in San Bruno last month had been wearing a T-shirt at the time that read, “Rub Me For Luck,” prosecutors said Tuesday.
UPS deliveryman Glenn Albrecht, 49, faces child molestation charges in connection with two separate alleged groping incidents Aug. 26 at The Shops at Tanforan. Both incidents were captured on the store’s video surveillance cameras, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More