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Multiple Sunnyvale Schools Locked Down During Suspect Search

Parents of students at multiple Sunnyvale schools in lockdown because of a suspect search this morning were being told to go to a nearby intersection for more information, according to city and school district officials.

The city's website stated at 11:22 a.m. that parents should go to the southeast corner of Homestead Road and South Mary Avenue for information about the incident, which has prompted the lockdown of Cupertino Middle School and West Valley Elementary School.

The statement says children cannot be picked up at this time. 

City officials said a search was under way between the areas of Homestead Road, South Bernardo Avenue, Helena Drive and Wright Avenue.

Cupertino Union School District spokesman Jeremy Nishihara said.

Cupertino Middle School, which is within the search area, is locked down while West Valley Elementary School, which is located nearby, was also locked down as a precaution.

Streets are also blocked off in the area, city officials said.

Officer-Involved Shooting Reported In Dublin

Dublin police responded to an officer-involved shooting this morning, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting occurred around 9:30 a.m. in the 7500 block of Frederiksen Lane, sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

The suspect was apparently alive and talking after the shooting and the officer was uninjured, Nelson said.

There is a school nearby, Frederiksen Elementary on Tamarack Drive, but Nelson said the shooting did not involve the school in any way.

Parents In Antioch Warned Of Reported Attempted Kidnapping Near Elementary School

Parents in Antioch are on high alert this morning after a man reportedly tried to lure a student into his car outside of an elementary school Thursday.

A boy was walking outside Sutter Elementary School at 3410 Longview Road on Thursday afternoon when a man approached and told him that he had been sent by a family member to pick him up. The man then told the boy to get in his car, according to a message from school principal Paula McEvoy to parents.

The student said, "I don't know you," and walked away, according to the principal's statement.

Police were notified, but the suspect had not been located as of this morning.

He is described as a white man with gray hair and gray stubble and was last seen driving a light blue, 70s-era car.

McEvoy said school personnel are monitoring the area around the school today and are planning to speak to the students about "stranger danger."

Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Belmont Man In Indecent Exposure Case

An 18-year-old Belmont man has been arrested in connection with two indecent exposure incidents that occurred earlier this month, police said today.

Spencer Aaron Kinsey, 18, was arrested Thursday at his home after being identified as a suspect in two incidents that occurred on Hiller Street, Belmont police Lt. Patrick Halleran said.

Kinsey is alleged to have exposed himself to a Belmont woman who was walking on Hiller Street near Marine View Avenue around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, Halleran said.

 

The suspect in that incident stopped his car to ask the woman for directions, and when the woman walked over to speak to him, she saw that he had exposed himself.

The woman walked away and the suspect drove away south on Hiller Street, Halleran said.

After that incident, police located a security camera image from a resident in the area that appeared to show the suspect and vehicle.

A second, similar incident occurred last Saturday around 5:30 p.m., again while a woman was walking on Hiller Street. The suspect vehicle in both incidents was described as a dark red, early 90s model Toyota Camry sedan, and the suspect description was similar.

After the second incident, police were able to locate the suspect vehicle at a home in Belmont last Sunday and interviewed Kinsey there.

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office filed two charges of indecent exposure this week and issued a warrant for Kinsey's arrest.

"The security camera images provided by neighbors absolutely played an important role in getting these cases solved and a suspect arrested," said Belmont police Chief Dan DeSmidt. "This is an excellent example of law enforcement and the community working together to fight crime."

Vacaville Police Arrest Two Women On Suspicion Of 30 Identity Thefts

Vacaville police have arrested two Bay Area women who are suspected of 30 identity thefts in California and Nevada, a police sergeant said.

Vacaville police went to the BevMo! store at 1621 E. Monte Vista Ave. around 4 p.m. Wednesday where a clerk informed them someone placed an online order using stolen credit cards, Sgt. Scott Whitehouse said.

Ebony Tyresha Hayes, 27, of San Francisco, and Bianca Michelle Fleming, 29, of Pinole, arrived at the store to pick up the online order, Whitehouse said.

The two women tried to leave when the clerk said the online transaction would not be honored, but police detained them near the store, Whitehouse said.

Officers determined Fleming and Hayes were suspected of committing fraud and identity theft in nine California cities as far south as Costa Mesa, according to Whitehouse.

He said police arrested the two women on suspicion of 30 counts of fraud and identity theft and booked them into Solano County Jail.

Hayes also was booked on an outstanding felony warrant for identity theft in Nevada, Whitehouse said.

The women used a highly sophisticated method to complete the fraud transactions and at one point the U.S. Secret Service joined the investigation, Whitehouse said.

The case is still under investigation and the monetary amount of the alleged frauds by Fleming and Hayes is still unknown, Whitehouse said.

Man Arrested For Child Molestation In Morgan Hill

Police arrested a 65-year-old man Thursday in connection with the molestation of four children in Morgan Hill.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office filed eight counts of child molestation with special circumstances against Morgan Hill resident Miguel Saucedo Delgado on Thursday and a $500,000 warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.

As part of the investigation, Morgan Hill police served a search warrant at Delgado's residence at about 1:20 p.m. and seized numerous items of evidence.

While Delgado was not home during the search of his residence, he was contacted by investigators a short time later and surrendered to police.

Three of the four victims were still juveniles at the time the incidents were reported to police. The victims told police Delgado sexually abused them while they resided in Morgan Hill and were between 5 and 13 years old.

Delgado was booked into county jail on eight counts of child molestation with a special circumstance for multiple victims. 

Anyone with information regarding the case or who has also been a victim of Delgado is encouraged to contact Morgan Hill police Detective Burdick at (408) 779-2101 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 947-7867.

SF Police Seeking Public's Help In Solving 2010 Fatal Beating Of Elderly Man

San Francisco police are asking for the public's help in solving the case of an elderly man who was fatally beaten by a group of teenage boys in the city's Bayview District three years ago.

Huan Chen, 83, was attacked by a group of boys on Jan. 24, 2010 -- three years ago Thursday -- after he left a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail stop at Third Street and Oakdale Avenue and was walking to his assisted living facility, police said.

Chen was struck on the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on the pavement. He was taken to a hospital where he died two months later, according to police.

The teens fled and have not been found.

The mayor's office has authorized a $100,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in Chen's killing.

Anyone with information should call Inspectors Kevin Jones or Pamela Hofsass with the Police Department's homicide detail at (415) 553-1145, the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or should send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.

One-Alarm Fire Extinguished In Excelsior District Friday Morning

A one-alarm fire was reported in San Francisco's Excelsior District this morning, a fire dispatcher said.

The blaze was reported at 6:19 a.m. near the intersection of Lisbon Street and Avalon Avenue.

Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire at 6:43 a.m., the dispatcher said.

No injuries were reported.

Police Investigating Shots Fired Into Watsonville Home Thursday Night

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at a residence in Watsonville Thursday night.

Officers responded to the initial block of Jasper Way at 11:24 p.m. upon receiving a report of shots fired into a residence, police said.

At the scene, officers found an apartment on Jasper Way that had been struck by gunfire multiple times.

Police said several people were in the home at the time of the shooting, but nobody was injured.

Officers gathered evidence at the scene and are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this late night shooting is encouraged to contact the Watsonville Police Department's Investigation Division at (831) 768-3350 or the Crime Tip Line at (831) 768-3544.

Woman With Alzheimer's Disease Reported Missing Near Redwood City

A 67-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who was reported missing Thursday afternoon in unincorporated San Mateo County has been found safe, sheriff's officials said today.

Margaret Woodman was reported missing at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Idyllwild Avenue, according to the San Mateo County sheriff's office.

Woodman had left her home at about 11:30 a.m. to go for a walk and did not immediately return home, sheriff's officials said.

She was found safe on Thursday night by the Stanford University Department of Public Safety, according to sheriff's officials.

3.1-Magnitude Earthquake Reported This Morning

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake was reported this morning in Fairfield, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was reported at 9:38 a.m. and had a depth of 8.0 miles.

The quake was centered a mile southwest of central Fairfield, according to the USGS.

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