San Francisco Bay Area Monday Morning News Roundup

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SF:  Woman Holds Police with Shotgun in Standoff After Burglary Interrupted

A woman caught breaking into a Lyon Street home Sunday afternoon held police off with a shotgun for more than two hours before she was taken into custody, police said.

Residents on the 2800 block of Lyon Street called police around 3 p.m. after they returned to their home and discovered a burglary in progress, according to Lt. Peter Thoshinsky.

The burglary, a 22-year-old woman, ordered the residents out of the house, and they fled and called 911, Thoshinsky said.

Officers responding to the scene found the woman standing at the window of the home holding a shotgun that belonged to the residents, Thoshinsky said.

Police called for her surrender, but when she refused they evacuated surrounding homes and called in the SWAT team and hostage negotiators.

After around two hours and 15 minutes, the woman came outside, holding the shotgun in one hand, and a hatchet in the other, Thoshinsky said.

SWAT officers ordered her to drop the weapons, and after a short standoff she threw them on the ground and was taken into custody, Thoshinsky said.

The woman is currently refusing to provide her identity to police, Thoshinsky said.

Investigators have learned since her arrest that the shotgun was legally owned and registered by the resident, and was unloaded and equipped with a trigger lock, Thoshinsky said.

Investigators have not yet determined whether the woman was involved in any other burglaries in the area, or whether any items were taken or broken during the incident.

No injuries were reported, Thoshinsky said.

SF: Assault Rifle Stolen from Locked Unmarked Police Car

An assault rifle was stolen from an unmarked San Francisco police car over the weekend, police said Sunday.

The car was parked and locked while officers worked in the area when unknown suspects broke in and stole the AR-15 rifle, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

The AR-15 is a type of rifle issued to specially trained officers so that they are available for rapid deployment during incidents such as a barricaded suspect, Andraychak said.

The department has issued a teletype to alert law enforcement agencies, and an investigation is underway. Andraychak said that "no resource is being spared to recover this weapon." 

Santa Cruz: Additional Venues Planned for Viewing Memorial for Slain Officers

Santa Cruz residents who cannot make it to San Jose for a memorial on Thursday in honor of two police officers killed last week can watch a live broadcast of it at the Kaiser Permanente Arena, police announced Sunday.

There will be no tickets required for viewing the memorial broadcast at the arena, and seating will be first come, first served, police said.

Local community television and news stations have also said they will carry the procession and memorial service live on their stations, and KSBW will stream it live on their web site, according to Deputy Chief Steve Clark.

The memorial service for Detective Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler was moved to San Jose's HP Pavilion to accommodate an expected large crowd.

Baker, 51, and Butler, 38, were fatally shot Tuesday by a criminal suspect, Jeremy Goulet, 35, while trying to interview him about a misdemeanor sexual assault in Santa Cruz. Goulet was later gunned down in a shootout with police.

Limited transportation will also be provided to the memorial service at the HP Pavilion. Details of how to access the buses, provide by the City of Santa Cruz, is pending, Clark said.

The memorial service will take place at noon at the HP Pavilion, with a procession scheduled to depart Santa Cruz for San Jose at 8:45 a.m.

The procession will travel up Ocean Street from the beach area to state Highway 17, Clark said.

Santa Rosa: Denny's Patron Injured Suspected DUI Crashes Near Restaurant

A woman drove into a Denny's restaurant in Santa Rosa Sunday morning, smashing the windows and injuring a patron in an alleged drunk driving incident, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Jessica Ilene McDonagh, a 21-year-old Santa Rosa resident, was allegedly driving a 2005 Acura RL north on U.S. Highway 101 around 8:44 a.m. at speeds of around 90 miles per hour when the crash occurred, CHP Officer Marcus Hawkins said.

She exited at the Baker Avenue off-ramp without slowing down and veered across the on-ramp to northbound Highway 101, Hawkins said.

Her car struck four traffic signs and a concrete culvert, broke through a chain link fence and struck a large landscaping rock before it came to a stop before the entrance to the Denny's located on Baker Avenue, Hawkins said.

The car threw up debris including the large rock, which was around two feet across, smashing several of the restaurant's windows to shatter.

One patron suffered an injured wrist when she dove to the ground from her booth, Hawkins said.

McDonagh was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment and then arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing injuries, Hawkins said.

McDonagh was arrested for a previous DUI on Feb. 10 this year on the Baker Avenue overpass after she was seen speeding on Santa Rosa Avenue.

In both cases she was driving the same car, which is registered to a family member. 

Vallejo: Man and Woman Found Dead with Gunshot Wounds Inside Apartment

A man and woman were found shot dead inside a Vallejo apartment Sunday morning, according to police.

Officers responded to the apartment on the 400 block of Ebbetts road shortly before 9:30 a.m. to check on the welfare of the occupants, according to police.

As they were responding, however, witnesses called to report hearing a gunshot from inside.

Witnesses were able to force their way into the apartment, where they found a man and woman inside, both dead with apparent gunshot wounds, police said.

The identities of the victims were withheld while police worked to notify their family members. An investigation into the deaths is ongoing.

Oakland: One person Killed in Shooting in West Oakland

One person was killed in a fatal shooting in Oakland Sunday morning, according to police.

The shooting was reported shortly after 11 a.m. at 28th and Myrtle street, police said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital but pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

No suspect description was immediately available.

SF: Police Searching for Missing Man Last Seen Friday

San Francisco police are searching for a missing man with the mental age of a 12 to 14 years who has not been seen since Friday.

Chong Nguyen is 32 years old, 5 feet 1 inches tall and 90 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, police said.

He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, white t-shirt, gray sweat pants and red and white shoes.

Nguyen is described as having the mental capacity of a 12-14 year old and being easily confused.

He may not be carrying any identification. He was last seen at his home on the 100 block of Sickles Avenue around 7 p.m.

Nguyen was reported missing once prior and was found at Ocean Beach.

Bay Area Monday Morning Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy skies are likely in the Bay Area this morning with patchy fog. Highs are likely to be in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy weather is expected this evening. Lows are forecast to be in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy skies are likely Tuesday morning with a chance of rain. Highs are expected to be in the upper 50s.


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