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Vallejo: Water Search Conducted for Man Missing Near Mare Island

The disappearance of a 77-year-old man from Mare Island triggered a search of the water Sunday, according to Vallejo police.

Vallejo police were contacted around 8 a.m. Sunday by a 52-year-old man on the 900 block of Nimitz Avenue on Mare Island who said his father was missing, Lt. Kenny Park said.

The father, 77-year-old Phillip Mattingly, a Fair Oaks resident who has a tugboat docked on Mare island, was last seen Saturday evening around 5 p.m.

Police quickly became concerned because his boat and vehicle were still in the area, and his personal effects were still there and intact.

There were no signs of foul play, but it appeared likely that he might have fallen into the water, Park said.

The Solano County Sheriff's Office dive team and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search of the area, but Park said their search efforts were hampered by poor conditions, including a strong current.

Officials plan to resume the search when conditions improve, but Park was unsure when that would be.

Park said Mattingly apparently took his boat out regularly, and may have been in the area to do some maintenance work. 

SF: Northbound Caltrain Hits Car on Tracks at 16th Street 

A northbound train struck a car on the Caltrain tracks at 16th Street in San Francisco Sunday evening, but no one was injured.

No one was inside the car and no one was injured when the northbound train 439 struck it around 5:30 p.m., according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn.

Because Caltrain operates only hourly service on Sunday evenings, delays were minimal, Dunn said. Dunn said she didn't know how the car ended up on the tracks. 

Vallejo: Man Stabbed in the Back After Argument with Two Men

A Vallejo man was stabbed Sunday evening after a verbal altercation with two men he passed on the street, according to police.

The victim, a 53-year-old man who lives a mental health care facility, was walking on the 400 block of Fordham Circle around 6:30 p.m. when he was heckled and made fun of by two suspects, Lt. Kenny Park said.

The victim and the suspects got into an argument, and then the suspects allegedly chased the victim and stabbed him in the back.

He suffered a non-life threatening injury and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Park said. Police detained two suspects but the victim has not yet been able to identify them, Park said.

The suspects are described as two Hispanic males in their mid to late 30s, around 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds. 

Menlo Park: Truckee Man Arrested after Shots Fired at Home During Fight

A Truckee man was arrested Sunday after allegedly firing shots at a Menlo Park home, according to police.

The shots were fired around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at a home on the 1300 block of Windermere Avenue, according to Menlo Park police.

After residents provided a description of the suspect, police located him driving away from the scene, Sgt. Tim Brackett said.

Geoffrey Smith, 24, was stopped and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a handgun was found in his vehicle, Brackett said.

The victims told police that Smith, a Truckee resident, is known to them and that they had been having an argument before he fired shots at them.

No one was injured in the incident. 

Alameda Co.: Bicyclist Killed Saturday After Crashing into Rock Identitified

A bicyclist who died Saturday after crashing into a rock near Fremont has been identified as 66-year-old John Pickens, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau.

The California Highway Patrol received a report of a cyclist down in the roadway near the intersection of Palomares and Niles Canyon Road in a rural area of Alameda County near Fremont.

Pickens, a Newark resident, died from his injuries. The incident remains under investigation.

Watsonville: Police Seeking Help Tracking Down Suspect from Stabbing Incident

Police in Watsonville are seeking the public's help in tracking down a man in connection with a stabbing incident Saturday night.

Officers went to Watsonville Community Hospital to speak to the victim of a reported stabbing at about 11:30 p.m., police said.

The victim told police he was talking with a woman in the area of East Lake Avenue and Lincoln Street at about 11 p.m. when a man approached and stabbed him in the neck, police said.

He was transported to the hospital to be treated for his wounds, which are not considered life threatening, police said. The motive of the suspect is unknown, according to police.

Walnut Creek: Cadillac Crashes into Bridge Club Building

A 4-door Cadillac crashed into a building in Walnut Creek Sunday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Officers responded to reports of a vehicle into a building at the Diablo Valley Bridge Center located at 2920 Camino Diablo at about 12:40 p.m., CHP Officer James Evans said.

Arriving officers found a Cadillac sedan that had crashed completely inside the bridge club, Evans said. There were no immediate reports of any injuries, he said. The crash remains under investigation.

SJ: 14-Year-Old Boy Stabbed at Christmas in the Park Event

A 14-year-old boy was injured in a stabbing at San Jose's Christmas in the Park event on Saturday night, a police spokesman said.

Officers responded to reports of a stabbing at Plaza de Cesar Chavez near Almaden Boulevard and Park Avenue at about 8:50 p.m., San Jose police Officer Albert Morales said.

Arriving officers found a teenage boy who had been stabbed at least once, Morales said.

The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not expected to be life threatening, he said.

Witnesses told police that three suspects in their teens or early 20s were seen fleeing the area. No one was arrested. The incident is being investigated as gang related, Morales said. 

Antioch: Stabbing Victim Collapses on Porch of Home

A man collapsed on the porch of an Antioch home after being stabbed early Sunday morning, according to police.

The stabbing was discovered around 1:30 a.m. when a resident on West 17th Street called to report a suspicious man on his front porch, Sgt. Dimitri Barakos said.

Police found the man, a 33-year-old Antioch resident, and provided aid after they determined that he had been stabbed multiple times.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries, Barakos said.

SF Bay Area Morning Weather Forecast 

Sunny skies are likely in the Bay Area this morning, with highs expected to be in the mid 60s and winds between 5 and 10 mph.

Mostly clear skies are expected tonight. Lows are likely to be in the upper 40s, with light winds.

Sunny skies are expected on Tuesday. Highs likely to be in the upper 50s, with winds around 5 mph.


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