San Francisco Bay Area Monday Morning News Roundup

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Half Moon Bay: Update: Search Continues For Missing Man 

A search continues for a 22-year-old man who disappeared from a beach in Half Moon Bay near Pillar Point, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. 

The Coast Guard sent out a helicopter from San Francisco at 2:48 p.m. Sunday, Officer Mark Leahey said. A rescue boat crew also responded. The man, who was wearing a black T-shirt and shorts, was reportedly playing football on Roosevelt Beach with friends who said they turned around and he was gone. There was no confirmation the man entered the water, Leahey said.

Along with the Coast Guard, the San Mateo Sheriff's Office and the Pillar Point harbormaster were assisting with the search.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to contact the Coast Guard at (415) 399-3451. 

Hayward: Local Soldier Fighting In Afghanistan Has Died

A soldier from Hayward who was working in Afghanistan has died in Europe, the U.S. Department of Defense has announced.  

Sgt. 1st Class James Grissom, 31, died Thursday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, of wounds suffered from small arms fire last Monday in Paktika Province.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which is near Tacoma, Wash.

Guernville: Man Arrested For Allegedly Crashing Into Vehicles While Driving Drunk

A Santa Rosa man was arrested Sunday after allegedly driving drunk with a suspended license and hitting multiple vehicles and a fence in Guerneville, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Jacob Cyrus Sullivan, 22, was driving a 1998 Saturn that belonged to his girlfriend when he allegedly hit a fence on Center Way in Guerneville. Minutes later, he allegedly hit a Volvo on Guernewood Road east of Center Way.

At 6 a.m., a Safeway employee spotted him driving the Saturn in the grocery store's parking lot, the CHP said. In the parking lot, Sullivan allegedly hit a Ford Escape and a Toyota Matrix. Safeway employees called 911 and Sullivan drove away.

Sonoma County sheriff's deputies located the Saturn near their substation with Sullivan in the driver's seat. The car was stopped in the middle of the roadway.

Sullivan reportedly gave the CHP officer investigating the case a false name and birthday. He was booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, providing a false name to a peace officer, hit-and-run and for an outstanding warrant.

Suisun City: Man Going To Work Robbed At Gunpoint In Front Of His Home

A Suisun City man was robbed at gunpoint in front of his home Friday, police said.

Officers responded to reports of an armed robbery in the 300 block of Shoveller Drive at about 5:45 a.m., according to Suisun City police.

As a resident was getting into his car to go to work, a light blue vehicle -- possibly a newer model Toyota -- with two men in it pulled up.

A suspect got out, pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money, police said.

After taking the victim's property, the suspects fled west on Shoveller Drive.

San Mateo Co.: Sheriff Office Warns San Carlos Residents About Series Of 'Door-Knock' Robberies 

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a rash of 'door-knock' burglaries that have occurred in residential neighborhoods around San Carlos.

Potential burglars have been approaching homes and knocking on doors to see if residents are home, according to the sheriff's office.

If someone answers the door, the burglars ask for bogus directions or ask to see someone who doesn't live there.

If no one answers the door, the home is often burglarized.

The sheriff's office is advising residents to call 911 if stranger knocking on the front door seem suspicious.

An accurate suspect description, vehicle description and direction of travel are always helpful to responding deputies, the sheriff's office said.

Novato: Resident Taken Into Custody For Psychiatric Evauation Following Standoff With Police

A Novato resident was taken into custody after a 90-minute standoff with police Friday.

Officers responded to a home in the 2500 block of Center Road after family members reported that the suspect had started a fire in the home, according to Novato police.

Relatives said the suspect was acting out and was possibly in need of a psychiatric evaluation, police said.

After talking with officers for about 90 minutes, the suspect came out of the home and was taken to psychiatric emergency services for evaluation, police said.

No one was injured in the incident.

Alameda Co.: 46-Year-Old Hayward Man Killed In Crash On Highway 84 Indentified

A Hayward man who was killed in a head-on collision on state Highway 84 in Sunol on Saturday morning has been identified as 46-year-old Todd Shur, according to the Alameda County coroner's office.

Shur was driving a 2003 Dodge east on Highway 84 near Main Street when the crash occurred at around 9:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

For an unknown reason, he drove his vehicle across the double yellow lines directly into the path of a 2012 Toyota driving by a 48-year-old Stockton man.

The driver of the Toyota did not have time to react, and the two vehicles crashed, the CHP said.

Shur died from his injuries at the scene. The driver of the Toyota and three passengers suffered minor injuries, primarily complaints of back pain, the CHP said.

The crash closed the highway for nearly two hours.

Redwood City: Vehicle, Home Damaged In Early Morning Structure Fire

Fire officials in Redwood City are investigating a one-alarm fire that damaged a home Sunday morning, a dispatcher said. 

Firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle and structure fire at a home in the 2200 block of Spring Street at about 6:50 a.m., the dispatcher said. No one was injured, and the fire was quickly brought under control, the dispatcher said.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Santa Rosa: Man Seriously Injured In Collision Saturday Night, Police Investigating

Police in Santa Rosa are investigating a collision that sent a man to a hospital with life-threatening injuries Saturday night. 

Officers responded to a report of a collision involving a car and a motorcycle in the area of Hoen Avenue and Boston Court at about 7:50 p.m., police said.

When officers arrived, they found the site of the collision in the westbound lane of Hoen Avenue, according to police.

The driver of the car remained on scene and cooperated with police. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a hospital to be treated for injuries that were considered life threatening, police said.

A portion of Hoen Avenue was closed for several hours after the collision. Officers are continuing to investigate the collision. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Santa Rosa police at (707) 543-3636.

Petaluma: Man Arrested For Burglary While Out of Bail

A man was arrested inside a store in Petaluma on Saturday morning, police said.

An officer responded to an alarm being activated at Kmart, located at 261 N. McDowell Blvd., at about 12:30 a.m., according to police.

When the officer arrived, he noticed a man moving around inside the store, trying to hide, police said.

The officer ordered the suspect, later identified as Jason Michael Remel, 32, of Petaluma, to surrender, and he did without incident, police said. No other suspects were found in the store.

Remel was arrested for burglary and committing a felony while out on bail for a previous, unrelated case, police said.

He was booked into the Sonoma County Jail.

SSF: 80-Year-Old Woman Struck In Intersection

An 80-year-old woman was struck in a South San Francisco intersection Saturday, according to police.

Officers responded to reports of a crash involving a pedestrian at Linden and California avenues at about 7:40 a.m.

A 40-year-old woman had been driving east on California Avenue when she struck the victim, police said.

The driver stopped and called police.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and was expected to survive, police said.

Drugs or alcohol were not believed to be a factor in the incident.

Anyone who might have witnessed the collision is asked to call South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900.

Rodeo: Update: Sig-Alert Canceled

A Sig-alert was canceled about an hour and a half after it was issued Sunday night when dried sulfur spilled in Rodeo, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The spill was reported at 5:47 p.m., and the Sig-alert was issued at 6:16 p.m., CHP Officer Eric Anderson said. It was canceled at 7:52 p.m.

Cummings Skyway was closed in both directions from Crockett Boulevard to Interstate Highway 4 during the spill, he said.

The Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded.

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

Mostly cloudy skies, with patchy fog, are likely in the Bay Area this morning. Highs are expected to be in the upper 50s, with southwest winds up to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy skies are likely this evening, becoming cloudy with patchy fog later. Lows are expected to be in the upper 40s, with westerly winds up to 15 mph. Mostly cloudy skies, with patchy fog, are likely Tuesday morning. Highs are expected to be in the upper 50s, with westerly winds up to 15 mph.

 

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