Three Killed in Richmond Apartment
Three people were killed in shooting in a Richmond apartment Saturday afternoon.
Police received a 911 call reporting a shooting at 974 Triangle Circle in the Triangle Court public housing development just before 4:30 p.m., said Capt. Mark Gagan.
Three men were found dead inside, including resident Michae l Anderson, 36, and Dante Deloney, 19, of Oakland. A third man was also found dead in the apartment, but his identity had not yet been released as of Saturday night.
Gagan said the motive for the shooting remains under investigation, but there appears to have been an exchange of gunfire.
One person who was found in the home was taken in for questioning, but was considered a person of interest rather than a suspect, Gagan said.
Hayward Suspect in Critical Condition
A 32-year-old Hayward man was in critical condition Saturday after he allegedly beat a victim, shot at a police officer, and then tried to take his own life by shooting himself in Hayward, according to police.
The suspect, whose name was not released, was spotted beating another man in his late 50s at a restaurant near the intersection of Huntwood Avenue and Tennyson Road at about 9:30 p.m., police said.
Witnesses saw the man severely injure the victim, who appeared to be intoxicated. The suspect then calmly walked into the restaurant, got two pizzas, got into his car and drove off, according to police.
A responding officer saw the suspect drive into the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 25000 block of Cypress Avenue. Before the officer could get out of his car, the suspect fired two rounds at the officer and ran away, police said.
The officer didn't fire back because the suspect's vehicle was carrying the suspect's girlfriend and three children, who were all under age eight, according to police.
A massive search led to officers finding the man in a nearby home of the suspect's friend, police said.
Police negotiated with the suspect to come out for more than an hour. The suspect then tried to take his own life and shot himself in the head, according to police.
The suspect was taken to a local trauma center, where he remained in critical condition as of 1 p.m. Saturday, according to police and the Alameda County coroner's bureau.
The victim who was beaten was also taken to a trauma center, where he was listed in stable condition.
Police Arrest Fairfield Carjack, Arson Suspects
Officers arrested two teens Friday evening suspected of carjacking and arson in Fairfield, police said.
Police initially responded to reports of a carjacking at around 5:40 p.m. on Limewood Court.
A pizza delivery driver was confronted by four or five males. One of the suspects threatened to shoot the driver and stole his car, police said. The victim ran away and was not injured.
A neighbor told responding officers that the stolen car was involved in a minor crash on Silver Creek Road, near Lopes Road, and two suspects were seen running away from the crash, according to police.
Police detained one suspect without incident near Oakbrook Elementary School.
A resident reported seeing a person matching the second suspect's description breaking into a home in the 2900 block of Orinda Way, police said.
Officers discovered that the suspect had broken into the home, which was an unoccupied rental home, through the rear sliding patio door.
Police said the suspect intentionally placed a wood cutting board on the stove and ignited it before running away in what appeared to be an attempt to set the house on fire. Officers put out the fire and the kitchen sustained minor burn and smoke damage.
The suspect was found hiding in bushes on Ramsgate Court and subdued using a Taser. The suspect was taken to NorthBay Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
A 17-year-old Fairfield resident was arrested on suspicion of carjacking, burglary, arson, DUI, misdemeanor hit and run, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.
Jared Bell, 18, of San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of carjacking and conspiracy.
The remaining suspects who took part in the carjacking, who were described as Hispanic males, have not been identified, police said.
East Palo Alto Offers Money for Guns
East Palo Alto police and city leaders offered money Saturday for guns in their third annual gun buy-back event, police said.
Councilman David Woods joined police officers as they gave away a $100 American Express cash card in exchange for each firearm.
The buy-back took place at the East Palo Alto Government Center at 2415 University Ave.
Vallejo Safeway Robbed at Gunpoint
A Safeway customer service desk was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning, according to Vallejo police.
The suspect in the robbery entered the Safeway on Robles Drive around 7:25 a.m., pointed a handgun at a clerk at the customer service desk and demanded money, said Lt. Eric Mortenson.
He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a white Chevy Impala with round tail lights. No one was injured in the robbery.
The suspect is described as a black male with a medium build and light complexion with freckles.
Man Burned in South of Market
A man suffered third-degree burns from cutting through a live wire in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood Saturday afternoon, according to the fire department.
The man was performing some kind of work underground on the 100 block of Fremont Street at about 12:30 p.m. when the live wire sparked and gave him third-degree burns to the face and hands, a fire dispatcher said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was in stable condition Saturday afternoon, the dispatcher said.
Santa Cruz Police Release Sexual Assault Suspect Sketches
Santa Cruz police have released sketches of the two men suspected of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy on the Municipal Wharf Thursday night.
The incident occurred outside a public restroom on the popular wharf shortly after 8 p.m.
The victim was not injured in the attack, according to police.
The two suspects ran away from the area before officers arrived. Police conducted a search of the wharf and surrounding beach area but did not locate the men.
The first suspect was described as a white man in his late 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a fit build and dark hair. He has a medium complexion with a mole and freckles on his face. He was wearing a white tank top shirt, according to police.
The second suspect was described as a white man in his late 20s. He is between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. He has a heavy build, a medium complexion and short brown hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with a swirl pattern on the front. The second suspect's role in the incident is not yet clear, according to police.
Nine Injured in Vallejo Hummer Collision
Nine people were injured Friday night including three children when a driver in a stolen Hummer struck collided with parked vehicles while fleeing law enforcement.
The Hummer, which had been reported stolen in Vallejo earlier in the day, was spotted on westbound Interstate Highway 80 near the American Canyon offramp around 9:20 p.m. by California Highway Patrol officers, said Vallejo police Lt. Eric Mortenson.
The pursuit led into Vallejo, where the suspect was involved in two traffic accidents before he was captured.
The first occurred at Redwood and Broadway streets, where the Hummer struck one uninvolved vehicle. Two of the four occupants in that car, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old, were injured, Mortenson said.
The pursuit continued, and the Hummer struck two more vehicles before it came to a stop. A total of two adults and three children in the two vehicles were injured.
The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old Vallejo resident, was combative with arresting officers, Mortenson said.
While he was struggling, another suspect came out of the crowd and tried to pull him away from police. Shawn Wallace, a 45-year-old Vallejo resident, was also arrested at the scene.
Man Arrested on Vandalizing Suspicion
A 21-year-old man was recently arrested on suspicion of vandalizing several Petaluma schools and businesses with graffiti in late June, police announced on Friday.
Petaluma resident Jacob Schwedke was arrested for tagging buildings with words like "game bounty" and "kajex" between June 24 and June 28, police said.
Schwedke faces 13 counts of vandalism and could be fined several thousand dollars to restore the buildings he allegedly tagged.
A police spokesperson wasn't immediately available to say whether Schwedke remains in jail.
Vandalism continues to be a problem in Petaluma, according to police. Graffiti costs citizens and business thousands of dollars to clean up, police said.
Anyone who has any information that may lead to identifying vandals should contact Petaluma police at (707) 778-4372.
Coast Guard Rescues Three Boaters from Petaluma River
The Coast Guard rescued three boaters when they got stuck in the mud in Petaluma River Friday afternoon.
The 19-foot boat became grounded in mud and the boat's owner jumped out to attempt to free it, Coast Guard officials said.
The man became stuck in the mud while trying to free his boat and his son jumped out of the boat to free his father but was unsuccessful. The boat owner's daughter stayed aboard the vessel and called 911 for help, according to the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard dispatched a 25-foot response boat as well as a helicopter to assist the family. They were taken Black Pointe Boat Launch and declined medical assistance, Coast Guard officials said.
Bay Area Weather Sunday
The Bay Area is expected to be mostly cloudy this morning, before becoming partly cloudy later today. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s are anticipated. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph are also predicted, before becoming west around 20 mph in the afternoon.
Clear skies are expected this evening before becoming mostly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower 50s and west winds around 20 mph are anticipated.
Forecasters predict mostly cloudy weather on Monday, with highs in the upper 50s and west winds around 20 mph.