Prosecutors say they’re going after a violent pimp following another Internet sex bust at a Peninsula hotel.Bryan David Armstrong, 25, of Stockton, was arrested on Sept. 29 on allegations of pimping out a 19-year-old woman on seedy website Myredbook.com.He is scheduled to be arraigned in South San Francisco Superior Court on Tuesday.The raunchy hookups site lists reviews of escort and massage parlor services. Read More
A lack of beds has once again delayed alleged child molester William Ayres’ admission into Napa State Hospital, leaving him free on bail for at least three more weeks, San Mateo County’s District Attorney said Monday.Ayres, 79, the prominent child psychologist accused of molesting patients during physical exams, was supposed to enter the hospital by Thursday. Read More
New details about an East Palo Alto man’s fatal car chase with cops last week revealed the suspect allegedly lit up a crack pipe at high speeds and ignored his passengers’ pleas to stop the vehicle.
Eric Anthony Banford, 46, is facing a murder charge after 50-year-old motorcyclist Danny Dixon, also of East Palo Alto, was killed Wednesday. Read More
The San Francisco man charged with a vicious kidnapping and rape in an abandoned South San Francisco home forced his victim into a water heater closet, urinated on her and later smashed her face against a bathroom wall and on the toilet tank in a methamphetamine-fueled rage, prosecutors said Tuesday. Read More
Two men accused of selling a misplaced iPhone 4 prototype to tech blog Gizmodo for $5,000 pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor theft charges.Prosecutors say Brian Hogan, 22, found the prototype at a Redwood City bar, where an Apple engineer had left it, and then with pal Sage Wallower, 28, sold it to Gizmodo. Read More
A career crook accused of committing hundreds of auto burglaries on the Peninsula — including as many as 100 in one night in Belmont — is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in court Wednesday.Parolee Travis Castellanos, 21, and his girlfriend, Jenna Montani, 21, face charges in connection with multiple car thefts in Belmont between July 27 and Aug. 10. Read More
A veteran car thief who bragged about stealing nine cars in one day at age 14 told authorities he likes living in San Francisco because “nothing happens to him when caught there,” according to prosecutors in San Mateo County, where he’s facing new charges.Dustin James Barnett, 38, was arrested in Daly City earlier this year on suspicion of swiping a Chrysler just one month after being placed on felony probation for car theft. Read More
A 31-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he ransacked three businesses in downtown Redwood City, vandalized as many cars and then curled up inside a cabinet to avoid police dogs during a cocaine-fueled rampage last weekend.Kevin Michael Dolf remains in custody on $50,000 bail following the alleged Sunday morning outburst that caused $18,000 in damages to the businesses. Read More
It's a case of blind justice. A suspect in the vicious attempted robbery of a 30-year-old woman’s prescription Chanel glasses in Pacifica is due in court Thursday.Oscar Robles, 21, faces felony theft and assault charges after he allegedly punched the woman repeatedly outside Winters Tavern around 1:50 a.m. July 13, authorities said. Read More
University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman plans to sue US Airways after the flight crew chucked him off the plane for wearing sagging pajama pants, an incident that sparked allegations of racial profiling, his attorney said Wednesday.
The decision to pursue a lawsuit follows the announcement by the San Mateo County District Attorney Wednesday that Marman will not face charges on suspicion of resisting arrest and injuring a cop during the June 15 incident. Read More