San Francisco Bay Area Monday Morning News Roundup
Vallejo Father Arrested In Murder Of Teen After Boy Gets In Fight With Son
A Vallejo father was arrested Sunday after he allegedly shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who was fighting with his son, according to police.
Randee Williams, 44, allegedly shot and killed the boy on the 300 block of Robles Way around 3:30 a.m., police said.
Witnesses told police that the victim and a 19-year-old had been in a physical fight before the shooting occurred.
The 19-year-old had then called his father to pick him up, but when the father arrived, he allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot the 17-year-old.
Father and son fled the scene, but detectives identified Williams as the suspect based on witness statements and arrested him at his home on the 1000 block of Thelma Avenue later in the morning.
Driver Who Struck And Killed Pedestrian On Hwy 101 In South San Francisco Fled Scene
A driver who struck and killed a woman walking on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in South San Francisco last night fled the scene and has not been located, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The woman, whose identity has not yet been determined by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office, was walking on the freeway south of Oyster Point Boulevard around 8:20 p.m. when she was struck by an unknown driver, according to the CHP.
It is not clear what lane the driver was in or how fast he was traveling, officials said.
After the initial impact, several other vehicles also hit the woman, causing fatal injuries.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:30 p.m.
The collision blocked all northbound lanes for more than two hours.
San Jose Man Arrested In Murder Of 16-Year-Old Boy
A San Jose man was arrested Thanksgiving Day in Morgan Hill in connection with the murder a 16-year-old boy in an alleged gang-related incident, police said Sunday.
Jacob Haro, 18, was picked up Thursday by Morgan Hill police and taken into custody on a murder warrant out of San Jose, Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.
He is believed to have shot and killed 16-year-old Ruben Zamora and injured a 23-year-old man just before midnight on May 26, as the two victims stood near the corner of King Road and Virginia Avenue in San Jose, Dwyer said.
The suspect in that shooting fired several shots and then fled the scene.
The shooting was described as the 7th gang related homicide of the year and the 16th homicide in San Jose when it occurred.
Seven-Hour Standoff At Mountain View Apartment Complex Ends In Arrest Of Assault Suspect
A man suspected of beating his girlfriend was arrested after a seven-hour standoff in Mountain View Sunday morning, police said.
At about 3:25 a.m., officers went to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Alice Avenue after receiving reports of a suicidal man armed with a shotgun, according to Mountain View police.
Richard Johnson, 50, had allegedly assaulted his girlfriend before barricading himself inside his apartment, police said.
The 47-year-old victim was able to get out of the apartment and call police.
Officers evacuated the surrounding area, and a SWAT team made contact with the suspect.
At about 10:25 a.m., Johnson surrendered to police negotiators and was taken into custody for battering his girlfriend.
The case remains under investigation.
Head-On Collision On San Tomas Expressway Leaves One Dead, One Injured
A 59-year-old San Jose man was killed in a head-on collision in San Jose on Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers responded to reports of a crash on San Tomas Expressway near Williams Road at about 9 p.m., the CHP said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was driving a 1990 Honda in the wrong direction, heading north in the southbound lane, the CHP said.
The Honda crashed into a Toyota being driven by a 68-year-old Campbell man.
The Honda driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Toyota was taken to Valley Medical Center and was expected to survive.
San Tomas Expressway was closed for about two hours while the crash was cleared.
The crash remains under investigation by the CHP.
23-Year-Old Man Killed In Fiery Crash With Big Rig Near Crockett
One person was killed and another seriously injured when a car rear-ended a big rig near Crockett early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers responded to reports of a crash involving a BMW four-door sedan on westbound Interstate Highway 80 at the Cummings Skyway off-ramp at 2:20 a.m., according to the CHP.
The BMW had apparently crashed into the back of a big rig and burst into flames, the CHP said.
One or more motorists stopped to help extinguish the blaze before emergency responders arrived, the CHP said.
The driver of the BMW, a 23-year-old El Sobrante man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name has not been released pending notification of his relatives.
A 21-year-old passenger suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital, the CHP said.
No one else was injured.
It had not been determined if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, which remains under investigation by the CHP.
Two Women Shot And Killed In Oakland Double Homicide
Two women were killed in a shooting in Oakland Sunday morning, police said.
Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 3700 block of Brookdale Avenue near Minna Avenue just before 6 a.m., according to Oakland police.
Arriving police found two victims, both female, police said.
The victims were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.
No arrests were made and no other information was immediately available.
The shooting remains under investigation.
67-Year-Old Man Killed At San Mateo Bus Stop In Hit-And-Run Collision
A 67-year-old man was struck and killed near a San Mateo bus stop in a hit-and-run collision on Saturday, police said.
Officers responded to a reported hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian in the 1700 block of South Delaware Street at about 11:30 a.m., according to San Mateo police.
Arriving officers found San Mateo resident Reynaldo Aguiniga pinned between a concrete garbage can and a tree near a San Mateo County Transportation Authority bus stop.
Aguiniga was taken to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, police said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a green 1994 Chevrolet Camaro - who was later identified as Josue Lopez, 26, of San Mateo -- apparently lost control of the vehicle as he left a nearby parking lot at high speed, police said.
Lopez' car struck a garbage can that dislodged and hit Aguiniga, pushing him several feet into a tree, police said.
Lopez allegedly got out of his car and checked on Aguilar before driving off, police said.
A five-year-old child was in the back seat of the Camaro at the time of the crash, police said.
Witnesses gave police a description of the suspect's vehicle and a partial license plate number, and Lopez was later arrested without incident.
There was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision.
Lopez was booked at San Mateo County Jail for vehicular manslaughter, felony hit and run and child endangerment.
Vallejo Police Search For Vehicle That Fatally Struck 88-Year-Old Woman
Police in Vallejo are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of a car that fatally struck an 88-year-old woman earlier this month.
The woman was struck at the intersection of Alameda and Virginia streets at about 5:20 p.m. on Nov. 16th, according to police.
She succumbed to her injuries on Nov. 21st.
The vehicle fled the scene, and police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the driver.
The car was a silver 2001-2003 4-door Mazda Protégé, police said. It was captured on video surveillance moments before the collision.
Police said there would likely be significant damage on the front driver's side of the Mazda, including a broken left headlight and probable windshield damage.
The car was last seen heading east on Tennessee Street.
Twitter Alert Leads To Safe Return Of Missing Redwood City Woman On Thanksgiving Day
Redwood City police say a citizen who saw an alert on Twitter helped locate a missing elderly woman on Thanksgiving Day, highlighting the power of social media.
The 77-year-old woman, who had only recently arrived in the United States from Japan and spoke no English, was reported missing by her family shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Sgt. Rhonda Leipelt said.
The family, who lived on Sussex Way, suspected that the missing woman had taken her customary morning walk and lost her way in the unfamiliar streets. They feared she might have been walking since early in the morning.
Police began a labor-intensive process of calling hospitals, canvassing neighborhoods, sending alerts to other agencies and the press and bringing out additional patrol and K-9 resources for a structured search, Leipelt said.
And then, around 6:10 p.m., a message went out to the more than 1300 residents who have subscribed to email and text alerts and to the police department's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Less than 15 minutes later, a resident three miles from the family's home called police to say he had seen the missing woman on his street. He recognized her and called police after seeing the alert on Twitter.
The woman was located a short time later and returned to her family.
"Our community is moving beyond fixed geographic boundaries and we are only limited by our citizen's willingness to engage with us in the virtual Redwood City community," Leipelt said. "The Redwood City Police Department is actively engaged and this event clearly demonstrates how an effective public-police partnership can enhance the level of service we are able to provide."
Residents can sign up for alerts at www.nixle.com or by texting their zip code to 888777.
San Francisco Bay Area Weather Report
Mostly cloudy skies and patchy dense fog are expected in the Bay Area this morning, becoming sunny later in the day. Highs are likely to be around 60.
Mostly clear skies are likely this evening, becoming partly cloudy later. Lows are expected to be in the mid 40s to lower 50s.
Partly cloudy skies are likely Tuesday. Highs are expected to be in the mid 60s.
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