San Francisco Bay Area Monday Morning News Roundup
Shots Fired At Car That Crashed On Southbound 101 In San Mateo County, Injuring At Least One
A car that crashed on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo County Sunday afternoon was shot at by another vehicle, injuring at least one person, according to Belmont police.
The car, a red 2009 Dodge Charger, crashed at the Holly Street exit in San Carlos around 3:30 p.m., landing in the bushes next to the off-ramp, according to Lt. Patrick Halleran.
The car had been shot multiple times and at least one occupant was injured by the gunfire, Halleran said.
All three of the car's occupants, two men and one woman, were taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the shooting and in the crash.
Investigators determined that the initial shooting occurred at the Ralston Avenue exit in Belmont, prompting Belmont to take over the investigation.
However, the incident may have started as far back as Highway 92 in San Mateo, Halleran said.
Investigators are asking for the public's help in piecing together what happened.
Hayward Taxi Driver Arrested At SFO For Credit Card Fraud
A cabdriver from Hayward has been arrested at San Francisco International Airport for allegedly making numerous purchases at airport stores with altered credit cards.
Vipan Kumar Sharma, 38, was arrested Friday morning after he made a fraudulent purchase at a concession in SFO's International Terminal, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's airport investigation unit.
Airport bureau officers had used video surveillance to identify Sharma as a suspect in other fraudulent transactions.
At the time of his arrest, Sharma was in possession of altered credit cards, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.
He was booked into San Mateo County jail for fice counts of commercial burglary, committing a felony while on bail, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and fraudulent use of access cards.
$14 Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Sold At Milpitas Market
A winning SuperLotto Plus lottery ticket purchased in Milpitas is worth $14 million after Saturday night's draw, according to California Lottery officials.
The winning ticket, sold at Ocean Supermarket at 2 South Park Victoria Drive, matched all six numbers and will split the $28 million jackpot with another winning ticket from Clearlake Oaks in Lake County, lottery officials said.
Both retailers are set to receive a $70,000 bonus for selling the winning tickets.
The winners have 180 days to claim their winnings.
Bay Area Air Quality District Calls 'Spare The Air' Alert For Monday
Bay Area air quality is forecast to reach unhealthy levels for a third day in a row, prompting another Spare the Air alert for Monday, according to Bay Area air quality officials.
The alert, issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, means that air quality is expected to be poor and residents are advised to reduce driving and avoid outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day.
An alert was already in effect over the weekend. Monday's Spare the Air alert is the tenth of 2012.
Residents are asked to avoid driving on Spare the Air days and find alternate transit options, including biking, carpooling or taking public transit.
Monday's temperatures are forecast to reach the mid 70s in San Francisco and the lower 90s inland, according to the National Weather Service.
Police Investigate Motive For San Jose's 34th Homicide
Police in San Jose are continuing to investigate the city's 34th homicide, which took place early Saturday morning.
Officers responded to reports of a physical fight involving several subjects near Monterey Highway and Bernal Road at about 1 a.m., according to San Jose police.
Initial reports were that some of the subjects involved in the fight were armed, and that at least one person might have been shot, police said.
Arriving officers found one man suffering from a stab wound, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died.
The motive for the homicide remains under investigation.
Police did not release the victim's name pending notification of his family.
Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Stabbing Another Man In Newark Saturday Night
A man was arrested Saturday night after allegedly stabbing another man in Newark, according to police.
Police received reports of a stabbing around 11:30 p.m. in the 7400 block of Birkdale Drive, police said. Officers arriving on the scene located the victim, a 37-year-old man, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The man was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition Sunday morning.
Officers followed up on leads and quickly located the suspect in the stabbing, identified as 35-year-old Loren Hoscila, police said.
Hoscila was arrested in connection with the stabbing.
Police said the attack, which is under investigation, appears to be an isolated incident.
Man Injured In East Oakland Shooting
A man was injured in a shooting in East Oakland early Sunday morning, a police officer said.
The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. in the 9600 block of International Boulevard, Officer J. Moore said.
The victim went to a nearby hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound in stable condition.
No suspect information was available.
Man Arrested After Stabbing Another Man In His San Leandro Apartment
A 38-year-old man was arrested in Oakland early Sunday morning after stabbing a man in a San Leandro apartment, a police lieutenant said.
Around 1:05 a.m., police received a report of an assault in an apartment in the 600 block of Fargo Avenue, according to Lt. Jeff Tudor.
Arriving officers found the victim, a 57-year-old man, suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso.
Police learned that the suspect, identified as Michael Hilburn of Newark, had stabbed the man with an object similar to an ice pick before fleeing the scene in a white Chevy Suburban, police said. Hilburn allegedly knew the victim, according to police.
The victim was taken to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers got information that Hilburn was possibly driving in the area of 105th Avenue in Oakland. A short time later, a San Leandro police officer spotted the suspect vehicle near the intersection of 105th Avenue and International Boulevard.
The suspect fled from officers who attempted to pull him over, leading them on a brief chase. He then pulled his car over on Foothill Boulevard at Stanley Avenue where he was arrested without incident.
Tudor credited the officers involved for acting quickly to trace the suspect.
"Officers were able to gather critical information very quickly, which allowed for us to locate and arrest Hilburn shortly after the incident," Tudor said.
East Oakland Drive-By Shooting Injures One Saturday
One person was injured in a drive-by shooting in East Oakland Saturday evening, a police officer said.
The shooting was reported around 6 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of 82nd Avenue and Birch Street, Officer J. Moore said.
Officers arriving at the scene located one victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim went to an area hospital in stable condition.
Moore said there were three suspects in a vehicle involved in the shooting, one of whom was armed. None had been arrested as of Sunday morning.
Coast Guard Continuing Search For Missing Fishermen Off San Mateo County Coast
The U.S. Coast Guard expected to continue searching through the night for two fishermen who went missing when a boat capsized off the San Mateo County coast Sunday morning, a spokesman said.
At about 11:30 a.m., the Coast Guard responded to a report of an 18-foot Striper that capsized in the Ocean near Pigeon Point south of Half Moon Bay, Lt. Jared Hood said.
Two men from the fishing boat were able to swim to shore and report the incident to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, Hood said.
Search-and-rescue teams from the Coast Guard, the sheriff's office and local agencies responded to the area to assist in the search for the two remaining men, Hood said.
The search continued as of around 10 p.m., according to a spokesman.
The Coast Guard plans to have a C-130 Hercules aircraft on the scene for the next three to three and a half hours, and a helicopter on scene for another hour or so, the spokesman said. A boat will remain on scene through the night and into tomorrow morning.
Seven People Injured In Head-On Crash On Pacifica's Sharp Park Road
A head-on collision on Sharp Park Road in Pacifica injured seven people Sunday evening, according to the North County Fire Authority.
The crash was reported around 7 p.m. at College Drive, fire department spokesman Matt Lucett said.
Several people had to be extricated from their vehicles, and seven victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital for evaluation and treatment, Lucett said.
Fire officials were on the scene for around an hour. The Pacifica Police Department is investigating.
San Francisco Bay Area Weather Report
Sunny skies are expected in the Bay Area this morning. Highs are likely to be in the 80s to mid 90s.
Clear skies are likely this evening, with lows expected to be in the 50s to mid 60s.
Sunny skies are expected Tuesday morning. Highs are likely to be mid 70s to upper 80s.
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