Charges have been dropped in the case against college football player Deshon Marman, a San Francisco native who was accused of resisting arrest after a confrontation over his sagging pants on a US Airways flight.Marman, 20, was arrested on suspicion of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and trespassing June 15 after a member of the flight crew at San Francisco International Airport asked him to pull up his pajama pants. Read More
The Ukrainian “doctor” who advised one of his Belmont patients to eat a watermelon in a hot tub to heal her kidneys was sentenced to 30 days in county jail for practicing medicine without a California license.Eugene Vasin, 54, pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charges Friday. Read More
A defense-appointed doctor testified Monday that once-prominent San Mateo child psychiatrist William Ayres is not competent to stand trial.The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office is retrying Ayres, 79, on charges of fondling seven male patients. A mistrial was declared in July 2009 when the jury deadlocked on all charges. Read More
Prosecutors will likely decide Wednesday whether to file murder charges against a 17-year-old boy for the fatal shooting of an infant in East Palo Alto over the weekend, San Mateo County’s district attorney said today. Read More
His dog days are over — literally.A Redwood City man was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and ordered to attend anger management classes Friday for the ruthless assault on a leashed dog earlier this month.John Abdon Johnson, 57, has also been denied the right to own or live with any animal after a cop on patrol saw him beat the pooch named “Bucket” over the head with his hand and kick it repeatedly in the ribs on May 13. Read More
This frequent scammer must pay.A Craigslist con who duped 33 people into buying fake airline tickets has been ordered to pay $34,101 back to his victims, prosecutors said Wednesday.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
An alleged serial bank robber was nabbed in San Mateo after informing a teller that he wasn’t armed, then telling her where he planned to go after the heist, according to prosecutors.Prosecutors said 41-year-old Paul David Stoliker is under investigation for numerous Peninsula bank robberies. He was arrested Dec. 14, only hours after allegedly robbing a U.S. Bank in San Mateo. On Friday, Stoliker pleaded not guilty to robbery and burglary charges in connection to that heist. Read More
A widowed soldier serving a two-year tour in Iraq was allegedly swindled by a Brisbane bookkeeper who is accused of spending the money on himself.The alleged ruse began when the widowed soldier needed care for his children and finances while he fought overseas. The soldier’s wife had died of natural causes about a year before his deployment, and he left his children in the care of his neighbor, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
A South City freight truck hauler arrested for DUI while headed to work should not have his commercial driver’s license stripped, a judge said Monday.
The court said the DMV should take no official action against Sergio Hernandez, 41, who was found guilty on two DUI counts Monday.
Hernandez “showed remorse” and “took the [court] proceedings very seriously” in the DUI case that happened in Redwood City on Feb. Read More