San Francisco Bay Area Monday Morning News Roundup

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Napa Co.: 1 Dead, 3 Injured in Solo Crash

One person was killed and three others were hospitalized after a solo car crash in unincorporated Napa County Sunday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Officers responded to a report of a car crash in the 5100 block of Wild Horse Valley Road around 1:40 a.m., Officer Eric Anderson said.

The car overturned, injuring all four passengers inside, Anderson said.

One person, whose gender and age is unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene, the officer said.

The other three occupants were transported to a hospital, Anderson said. Anderson said the extent of their injuries, and details of what caused the crash, is unknown.

The crash is under investigation.

SF: 26-Year Old Woman Sexually Assaulted By Intruder in Telegraph Hill Apartment

Police in San Francisco have arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly broke into a Telegraph Hill apartment on Saturday night and assaulted a woman who lived there.

Officers believe that the 26-year-old victim was entering her residence when the suspect -- later identified as Jovan Jones, of Marin City -- forced his way in, forced the victim to the floor and demanded money and property, San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

Police believe that during the robbery, Jones sexually assaulted the victim, Andraychak said.

A 911 call from a neighbor alerted police, and when officers arrived on scene, Jones allegedly jumped off a balcony and fled into the surrounding neighborhood, police said.

A search perimeter was established, and with the help of a helicopter from the California Highway Patrol, Jones was found hiding in the backyard of a residence on Green Street at about 9:20 p.m., police said.

Jones was arrested for burglary, robbery, making threats, rape, false imprisonment and aggravated assault. Investigators believe the attack was an isolated incident.

East Palo Alto: Man in Stable Condition After Stabbing in Apartment Complex 

A 34-year-old man in East Palo Alto was injured in a stabbing at an apartment complex early Sunday morning, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a man yelling for help in a carport near apartments in the 400 block of East O'Keefe Street just after midnight, East Palo Alto Sgt. Jeff Liu said.

Witnesses told police they saw a knife-wielding suspect who fled, police said.

Arriving officers found a victim who had been stabbed multiple times.

He was taken to Stanford Hospital where he was reported to be in stable condition, police said. David Yun, 30, of East Palo Alto, was arrested on suspicion of murder

Fairfield: Man Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Pickup Truck

A man is suffering from major injuries after being struck by a pickup truck in Fairfield Saturday evening, police said.

Police and firefighters responded to a report of a car striking a pedestrian in the 1800 block of North Texas Street at about 5:55 p.m., police said.

Upon arrival, crews found a man in his 50s on the road, according to police.

Witnesses of the incident told police that the man walked into the street outside of the crosswalk and was hit by a Ford Ranger pickup headed north on North Texas Street, police said.

He was transported to a hospital to be treated for his injuries which are considered life-threatening, police said.

The driver of the pickup was not speeding, and was not under the influence at the time of the accident, police said. The driver cooperated with police.

SJ: Two-Alarm Fire Causes Serious Damage to Single Family Home, Displaces Six

San Jose firefighters responded a two-alarm house fire in the eastern foothills Sunday.

The fire on Higuera Road near Quail Canyon Road was reported around 3:20 p.m., Fire Captain Rob Brown said. Firefighters were able to see a column of smoke from some distance away.

The roof of the 3,200 square foot, two-story single family home was fully involved in flames when they arrived on scene, Brown said.

The house has sustained extensive damage, especially to the second floor, Brown said. Six residents were displaced from the home.

They were all able to evacuate safely, with no injuries reported, Brown said.

While it is still too early to pinpoint the fire's cause, Brown said the roof appeared to be a likely point of origin.

The residents told firefighters they had a fire going in the fireplace when the fire broke out.

SJ: Two 19-Year Olds Killed in Solo Crash Identified

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office has identified two 19-year-old San Jose men who died in a crash on Interstate Highway 880 in San Jose early Saturday morning as Louie Carlos Flores and Joseph Robert Sionne.

Sionne and Flores were both in a 2010 silver Chevrolet Cobalt traveling north on I-880 shortly after 1:30 a.m. at the time of the crash, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The driver lost control of the speeding car for an unknown reason and struck a dirt embankment at the Old Bayshore Highway off-ramp, and then a ditch, the CHP said.

The passenger was ejected from the car, and the car came to a rest south of the Old Bayshore Highway on-ramp, the CHP said.

The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Medical examiner's office officials could not release which of the two was the driver, and who was the passenger.

Investigators believe the crash was caused by drug or alcohol intoxication, the CHP said.

SF: 2 Hospitalized After Shooting, Suspects At Large

Police in San Francisco are investigating a shooting Saturday night that hospitalized two people, a sergeant said.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1300 block of Alemany Boulevard, near Silver Avenue, at about 10:10 p.m., Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

When they arrived, they found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds, Andraychak said.

The man, believed to be about 50, and the woman, believed to be around 80, were transported to a hospital to be treated for their injuries, which are not considered life-threatening, Andraychak said.

Andraychak said that the suspects fled the scene.

No arrests have been made, and police have no description of the suspects, he said.

SF: Police Make Dozens of Arrests and Eject Nearly 100 At 49ers Game

San Francisco police were busy as the San Francisco 49ers were toppling the Green Bay Packers in a National Football League Divisional playoff game Saturday night at Candlestick Park, police said.

While the 49ers were working towards a 45-31 victory over the Packers, police ejected 92 spectators, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

Another 25 at the game were arrested for public intoxication, Andraychak said. Two additional arrests were made for an auto burglary, he said.

Following the game, two people were arrested for driving under the influence, Andraychak said.

With the win, the 49ers advanced to its second consecutive NFC Championship Game, Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m.

The 49ers will travel to Atlanta to take on the NFC South and top-seeded Falcons.

Santa Cruz: Inmate Dies in Custody in Apparent Jail Suicide 

An inmate in the Santa Cruz County Jail died in custody Sunday morning in an apparent suicide by hanging, according to the county Sheriff's Office.

The 41-year-old inmate, whose identity has not been released yet, was arrested on Friday on a felony charge of making threats and booked into the jail around 11 p.m., according to Lt. Fred Plageman.

Housed in a single cell, the inmate received medication at 5 a.m. and breakfast later in the morning.

He was alert and not displaying suspicious behavior in a cell check at 10 a.m., but was found unconscious and unresponsive at 11:20 a.m.

He was declared dead at 11:40 a.m., Plageman said.

Santa Rosa: Brothers Arrested After Party Fight Ends With Shooting

Two Santa Rosa brothers allegedly fired an assault rifle at a home after they were ejected from a party early Sunday morning, police said.

The shooting was reported shortly before 2 a.m. on Lutztown Court, when a tan jeep SUV drive through the area firing gunshots before it collided with a parked vehicle, according to Sgt. David Linscomb.

Witnesses told police that suspects involved in a fight at a party on the court had been told to leave, but had returned 5 to 10 minutes later with an assault rifle. No one was struck or injured, Linscomb said.

Police located an SUV matching the suspect vehicle description nearby on Papago Court, with damage from a collision and spent rifle casings on the floodboard.

The vehicle was traced to an apartment on Apple Valley Lane, and police arrested Alexis Jaime Rueda, 22, and his brother Eduardo Carlos Rueda, 21.

The rifle allegedly used in the shooting was found in a shed near the apartment, Linscomb said.

Both brothers were arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm in a negligent manner and possession of assault rifles, Linscomb said.

SF Bay Area Monday Morning Weather Forecast

Sunny skies are expected in the Bay Area this morning. Highs are likely to be in the lower 50s, with winds up to 10 mph. 

Mostly clear skies are likely this evening. Lows are expected to be in the lower 40s, with east winds around 5 mph. Sunny skies are expected Tuesday.

Highs are likely to be in the mid 50s, with north winds up to 10 mph.


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