San Francisco Bay Area Monday Morning News Roundup

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SF: Police Report 25 Public Intoxication Arrests, Quiet Crowd After Super Bowl

Police arrested a total of 25 people in San Francisco Sunday night for public intoxication following the San Francisco 49ers' 34-31 Super Bowl loss to the Baltimore Ravens, according to preliminary numbers released by police.

Despite the arrests, police reported quiet conditions overall in the Mission District and elsewhere in the city.

While a few people threw bottles at police officers at 24th and Hampshire streets Sunday evening, the incident was quickly contained without any injuries, according to Officer Carlos Manfredi.

One person was also arrested after they tried to light something on fire around 16th and Mission Streets, Manfredi said.

Police were out in force Sunday evening in potential hot spots such as the Mission District in an effort to prevent a repeat of the violence and vandalism that marred celebrations of the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory in October.

Manfredi described the overall mood of city crowds as "low key."

"It's pretty quiet and everyone is behaving," said Manfredi, speaking from 24th and Mission Streets. Elsewhere in the city, in neighborhoods such as Haight-Ashbury, fans reported a somber mood, but no violence.

Mayor Ed Lee congratulated the 49ers for their "spectacular performance" Sunday evening.

"The entire team demonstrated what you can accomplish with enough perseverance and teamwork," Lee said in a statement.

"The journey of the 49ers in their 'Quest for Six' reinvigorated San Francisco Bay Area football fans in a way unseen for nearly two decades," Lee added.

Buses that were rerouted off of Market Street during tonight's game returned to Market Street around 9 p.m., according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

SJ: Shooting on Audubon Drive Kills One, Injures Another

San Jose police are investigating a shooting that killed one person and injured another Sunday evening on Audubon Drive.

Gunshots were reported just after 9:10 p.m. on the 1000 block of Audubon Drive, according to Officer Albert Morales.

Police found two victims, one of whom was pronounced dead just before 9:30 p.m.

The second victim is being treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, Morales said.

No arrests have been made and no suspect description was available.

Police are investigating the motive for the shooting and considering the possibility that it was gang related.

The victim's identity has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.

SF: Two Injured in Stabbing Near Civic Center Sunday Night

Two people were stabbed after intervening in a fight in the vicinity of Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco Sunday night, according to police.

Police received a report of a double stabbing in the initial block of Fell Street, near Van Ness Avenue, at 7:11 p.m.

Police said two people observed a fight and were stabbed while attempting to intervene.

The two victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital in stable condition, police said.

No suspects have been identified, according to police.

SJ: 1-Alarm Fire at Marijuana Grow House Sunday Night

Police are investigating a fire that occurred at a marijuana grow house in a residential neighborhood in San Jose late Sunday night.

A one-alarm structure fire was reported at 11:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Scottsville Court.

According to fire officials, the fire is under control and no injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Richmond: City Council to Consider Candidates to Fill Vacant Seat

The Richmond City Council will meet tonight to consider an appointment to fill a seat left vacant by the hospitalization of newly elected Councilman Gary Bell.

Bell was incapacitated shortly after the Nov. 6 election by a severe sinus infection that caused him to undergo multiple brain surgeries and be put into a medically induced coma.

During tonight's meeting, the council and public will hear from candidates seeking to replace Bell.

Under state law, the council has 60 days from the time the seat was vacated - Jan. 8 - to appoint a replacement.

Otherwise, a special election must be held, according to city officials.

A special election would cost the city about $200,000, unless the council race can be combined with a West Contra Costa Unified School District election slated for this summer, which should halve the cost, city officials have said.

Walnut Creek: Three SF Women Arrested on Suspicion of Burglary at Macy's

An alert police officer spotted three burglary suspects, which led to their arrests in Walnut Creek Saturday evening, police said.

Julie Keresoma, 18, Lachandra Dunn, 19, and Danina Prestley, 19, all of San Francisco, ran into Macy's, at 1301 Broadway Plaza, and grabbed several items before running out and fleeing by car at about 6:25 p.m., according to police.

One officer spotted the car nearby on Mount Diablo Boulevard and made a traffic stop just before the on-ramp to state Highway 24, police said.

The officer, now with assisting officers, recovered all the stolen merchandise, police said.

All three women were arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and possession of stolen property, according to police.

They were booked into the Martinez Detention Facility where they are being held on $60,000 bail.

Millbrae: Crews Working to Repair Ruptured Water Main 

A water main ruptured in Millbrae early Sunday morning, according to a San Mateo County sheriff's spokeswoman.

The rupture was reported at about 6:30 a.m. in a residential area near the intersection of Helen Drive and Magnolia Avenue, Detective Rebecca Rosenblatt said.

No evacuations were necessary, she said.

Crews stopped the flow of water just after 9 a.m. before working to repair the pipe.

Full service was expected to be restored in about three to five hours. 

The rupture was affecting water pressure throughout the city, Rosenblatt said.

Regional: Former 49er and Raider Elected into Football Hall of Fame

A former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman and a former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday.

Larry Allen, who played 14 seasons with the 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, was a member of the National Football League's All-Decade Team in both the 1990s and 2000s.

He also was an All-Pro seven times, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Warren Sapp, in his 13-year NFL career with the Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, amassed 96.5 sacks and was named an All-Pro four times, and made the Pro Bowl seven times, the Hall of Fame said.

Sapp, like Allen, was a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 1990s and 2000s.

Allen and Sapp will be joined by five other football greats, including Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells and Dave Robinson, in the 2013 Hall of Fame class.

All the inductees will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 3.

Santa Rosa: Two-Alarm Fire Damages Two Homes Early Sunday Morning

Firefighters battled a two-alarm house fire in Santa Rosa early Sunday morning, according to the fire department.

Just after midnight, crews responded to a report of smoke in the garage of a home at 2428 West College Ave., according to Santa Rosa Fire Department.

Arriving firefighters found heavy fire coming from the garage and flames spreading to the second story of a home and to another house next door.

Crews launched a coordinated attack and successfully put out the fire in the original building, according to the department.

The exterior fire at the neighboring home was also extinguished. Damage to both homes was estimated to be around $100,000.

The cause remains under investigation.

Martinez: Woman Faces Retrial on Alleged 2010 Murder of Ex-Boyfriend

Opening statements are scheduled to begin today in the retrial of a Vallejo woman charged with killing her son's father.

Jennell Wright, 42, was tried last year for murder of Andrew Le'Mar Green, who was shot dead in a Pittsburg apartment complex on Feb. 23, 2010.

However, the trial ended in a mistrial after the jury deadlocked on a murder charge, according to attorneys.

At issue for the jury was whether Wright intentionally killed her ex-boyfriend, who fathered her toddler, that night and whether the shooting was planned, attorneys said.

Attorneys attempted to address those lingering questions by delivering a rare second round of closing arguments, to no avail.

Opening statements will begin at 9 a.m.

SF Bay Area Monday Morning Weather Forecast

Mostly cloudy skies and patchy fog are likely in the Bay Area this morning.

Highs are likely to be in the mid 50s, with western winds up to 15 mph. Partly cloudy skies are likely this evening.

Lows are expected to be in the mid 40s, with western winds around 10 mph. Mostly cloudy skies are likely Tuesday.

Highs are expected to be in the mid 50s, with western winds up to 20 mph.


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