A creep who snapped photos under a shopper’s skirt at the Nordstrom Rack in Colma was slapped with a 12-day jail sentence on Thursday.Jose Hernandez Gomez, 33, of San Francisco, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge for the June 30 photo grab that would make the paparazzi cringe.Security cameras and a store loss prevention officer caught Gomez putting the camera under the woman’s skirt, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
He’s out of the dog house. A South San Francisco man was arrested Friday after forcibly stealing a woman’s dog. But prosecutors said Thursday that 47-year-old Genesis Sicat will not face charges because the pooch, a Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix, belonged to him at one point. Sicat ran off with the woman’s dog as she was walking it on Eucalyptus Avenue at 11:15 a.m. During a struggle with the woman, he took the dog off its leash and fled. Read More
PG&E Corp. is many things to many people: A power provider. A major employer. A monopoly. A bill collector. A villain.
But a killer?
Legal experts say it is possible that prosecutors could charge the company with involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of eight people in September’s pipeline explosion in San Bruno. But such criminal charges against a corporation are extremely rare. Read More
An East Palo Alto man enraged that his daughter didn’t want to attend college allegedly stabbed a relative with a butcher knife after he was asked to calm down, prosecutors said.Panapasa Vatu, 52, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on one count of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the bloody kitchen spat on May 17. Read More
A Hillsborough cop charged with domestic violence told his ex-lover that calling police on him would be pointless — and then he was arrested, according to prosecutors.Martin Fritzsching, 40, faces five misdemeanor charges in connection to the argument that allegedly turned violent at a Hillsborough home on April 13. Read More
The alleged killers of a 23-year-old father in San Bruno pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in connection with the brutal and bizarre murder.
Brandon David Thompson, 26, and Nicholas Jose Vargas, 24, are accused of botching their attempt to dispose of Christopher Chastain’s nearly 300-pound body after failing to lift it into a car trunk, prosecutors say. Read More
A brutal brawl after a game of beer pong in San Carlos has earned one knife-wielding teenager a month in jail.Branden John Wesson, 19, of Redwood City, was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and two years probation Friday after pleading no contest to assault with a deadly weapon charges, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Read More
A Craigslist con who duped 33 people into buying fake airline tickets may soon learn how much he’ll have to pay back to his victims. In October, Pascal Christian Chaubard, 48, of San Bruno, was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading no contest to the scam. Read More