Monday Morning News Roundup
SJ Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Committing 2 Assaults Last Month
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of committing two assaults in Mountain View last month, police said.
Russell Kershaw, of San Jose, was arrested last Sunday in connection with two assaults near Grant Park Plaza, according to police.
The first assaulted happened on Sept. 26, when Kershaw allegedly punched a 63-year-old man in a parking lot at Phyllis Avenue and Grant Road around 4:50 p.m., police said.
A witness assisted the victim and provided police with a detailed description of the suspect.
Then on Sept. 28, officers responded to a report of an assault around 11:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Grant Road, where a 46 year old was struck in the head and treated by medical personnel at the scene, according to police.
The suspect description in that incident resembled the one in the assault two days before, police said.
On Oct. 1, a Santa Clara police officer saw a report of the Mountain View incidents and saw similarities in a case he was working on, according to police.
Investigators were able to identify Kershaw as the suspect, which was confirmed by witnesses in the Mountain View cases, police said.
Kershaw was arrested and booked into county jail on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury, dissuading a witness and battery, according to police.
3 Lanes Of Hwy 80 Blocked By Collision Between Vehicle, Bicyclist
An injury accident has blocked three lanes of Interstate Highway 80 in Vacaville on Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers responded to a report of an accident on westbound Highway 80 just east of the Pena Adobe Road off-ramp around 10:10 p.m., CHP officials said.
It appears a vehicle struck a bicyclist, according to the CHP.
A Sig-alert was issued at 10:21 p.m. and there is no estimated time of when the lanes will reopen, CHP officials said.
Parolee Suspected Of Possessing Stolen, Forged Bank Cards Arrested
A 22-year-old parolee suspected of possessing more than 175 stolen or forged bank cards was arrested in Oakland last week, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers were conducting a special enforcement operation on Tuesday night when they stopped a speeding 2003 BMW with a broken headlight on MacArthur Boulevard near 73rd Avenue around 9 p.m., CHP officials said.
The driver, identified as Oakland resident Jovon Williams, did not have a valid license and was found to be on parole, according to the CHP.
Officers searched the BMW where they found more than $10,000 in cash and the stolen or forged bank cards, CHP officials said.
Williams was arrested and booked into county jail on charges including identity theft, forgery and probation violation, according to the CHP.
Teen Arrested After Fleeing Fight Near High School Homecoming Event
A 19-year-old man suspected of being involved in a fight near a high school homecoming event in Santa Rosa sped away from the scene and caused his vehicle to rollover Saturday night before he was arrested, police said.
Around 11:10 p.m. Saturday, an officer providing security for a homecoming event at Maria Carrillo High School was notified of a fight at Rincon Valley Community Park, about a half-mile away from the campus, police said.
Students reported the fight to school staff members, who found those involved in the dispute at the park and ordered them to stop, according to police.
A school staff member chased the group until they rushed into a dark-colored Ford Expedition on Rick Drive, police said.
The driver of the Ford traveled east on Baird Road at high speeds with the vehicle’s lights turned off, almost striking the staff member, according to police.
The officer drove to Rick Drive and moved to an opposite lane of traffic as the Ford was coming toward him at high speeds, police said.
The Ford went past the officer, crashed into a park vehicle and fell backwards 40 feet across a driveway before standing upright on the sidewalk, according to police.
The driver ran away from the vehicle and was found by police after a brief foot pursuit, however a passenger who also fled the Ford was not found.
A 17-year-old passenger was found injured inside the Ford and transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he is in stable condition, according to police.
The driver, identified as Santa Rosa resident Ricardo Gonzalez, was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and resisting arrest, police said.
Police believe the people involved in the fight were not associated with the homecoming event.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Santa Rosa police Sgt. Josh Ludtke by calling (707) 543-4022.
Man Follows Woman, Flees After Brief Scuffle
Police are attempting to locate a man who followed and got into a scuffle with a woman in St. Helena early Sunday morning.
The victim was walking in the Tunnel of Trees on the east side of Main Street around 2 a.m. when she came into contact with an unknown man who had been following her, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect and victim engaged in a brief physical struggle and the suspect ran from the scene, heading south on Main Street, according to sheriff’s officials.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his 20s who is about 5 feet 6 inches or 5 feet 7 inches tall without any noticeable facial hair, tattoos or scars, according to the sheriff’s office. He was wearing a black baseball cap, white T-shirt and baggy blue jeans at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call St. Helena police at (707) 967-2850.
Motorcyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run Collision With Truck Identified
A motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run collision with a big-rig in Fremont last week has been identified as 60-year-old Kenneth Nakamura, an Alameda County coroner’s bureau deputy said Sunday.
The crash was reported around 1:20 p.m. on eastbound state Highway 262, also known as Mission Boulevard, west of Warm Springs Boulveard, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Nakamura, a Fremont resident, was knocked off his motorcycle by the rear axle of the big-rig, CHP officials said.
The truck was towing two chrome tanker trailers and the driver drove away from the scene, according to the CHP.
Nakamura was driving a 2004 Kawasaki and pronounced dead at the scene, CHP officials said.
The big-rig driver remains at large and anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the CHP’s Hayward area office at (510) 489-1500 or non-emergency tip line at (800) TELL-CHP (835-5247).
Man Killed In House Fire Early Saturday Morning Identified
An elderly man killed in a fire at a Hayward home on Saturday morning has been identified Sunday by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as 82-year-old Juan Gonzalez.
Shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to a report of a home fire in the 23400 block of Fuller Avenue, blocks north of West Winton Avenue near Interstate Highway 880, Hayward fire spokesman Don Nichelson said.
Gonzalez tried to escape the single family home through the front door with the aid of his daughter and a neighbor, but became stuck on furniture, Nichelson said.
“It was fully involved by the time we got there, in three minutes,” Nichelson said. “It was a very fast-moving fire.”
Due to high heat and smoke from the fire, Gonzalez’s daughter and neighbor left him inside the home where he perished, according to Nichelson.
“He almost made it,” Nichelson said.
The blaze was knocked by 3:16 a.m. and destroyed the home, firefighters said.
The neighbor was treated for second-degree burns on his hand and victim’s son was treated for minor burns, the spokesman said.
The Gonzalez’s son and daughter had both lived with their father in the home, he said.
Fire investigators believe the fire was touched off by accident, he said.
It appeared to have started in the son’s bedroom from a plugged-in electrical cord that “popped,” Nichelson said.
The blaze spread quickly in part due to oxygen flowing from tanks in the room being used by the son that accelerated the fire, he said.
2-Year-Old Girl On Life Support After Drowning In Backyard Pool
A 2-year-old girl from San Leandro is on life support after she drowned in a swimming pool late Sunday morning while visiting relatives in Vallejo, police said.
Vallejo police officers and firefighters responded to a report of a drowning in the area of the 800 block of Tobin Drive shortly before 11:30 a.m., police said.
The girl was found unconscious and not breathing in the backyard swimming pool at a home, according to police.
The child’s parents were inside the home with other family members when the drowning occurred, police said.
It appears the girl walked to the backyard and fell into the pool by accident, according to police.
The girl was initially taken to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center before she was transported to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland where she is on life support, police said.
Anyone with information on the drowning is asked to contact Vallejo police detectives Fabio Rodriguez or Raul Munoz by calling (707) 651-7147.
Driver Killed In I-580 Crash Friday Night Identified
A driver who was killed in a two-car crash on Interstate Highway 580 in eastern Alameda County on Friday evening has been identified as a 35-year-old South San Francisco woman, an Alameda County coroner’s deputy said Sunday.
Jennifer Rivera-Odum perished in the collision reported around 6:50 p.m. Friday on eastbound Highway 580 west of Interstate Highway 205 between Livermore and Tracy, according to the coroner’s deputy and the California Highway Patrol.
The crash sent Rivera-Odum’s car into a ditch off of the roadway. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collision left the roadway partially blocked for several hours on Friday night, according to the CHP.
2.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Hayward
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.1 struck an area near Hayward on Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting.
The quake was reported at 2:37 p.m. about 1 mile southeast of Hayward and about 3 miles south-southeast of Castro Valley, according to the USGS.
The temblor had a depth of 2.7 miles, according to the USGS.
One Drowned, Another Rescued From Water Near Marin Headlands
One man drowned and another man was rescued after waves swept them into the ocean in the Marin Headlands on Sunday afternoon, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
An onlooker on shore near the southern end of Rodeo Beach called 911 around 12:25 p.m. to report that two fishermen had been swept off of some rocks into the water, according to Coast Guard and National Park Service officials.
One of the victims managed to climb onto some rocks far from shore while the second man remained unaccounted for.
A boat crew rescued the man stranded on the rocks and brought him to shore, where he was shaken up but in good condition, U.S. Coast Guard Command Duty Officer Joe Ford said.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew located the second man, who was unresponsive but had a pulse. Emergency responders performed CPR on the man but he died after he was returned to shore, Ford said.
He said he did not know where the man was from nor his age.
A Mandarin interpreter was summoned to translate for the surviving victim, Ford said.
The officer said high surf warnings were in effect at numerous Bay Area beaches over the weekend from the North Bay to the Monterey Bay area.
“There are some sneaker waves rolling in and catching people off guard,” Ford said.
Three Sentenced To Prison For Shooting At Police Officer
Three Salinas men were sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder for shooting at a police officer while trying to evade a traffic stop, prosecutors said Thursday.
Daniel Magdaleno, 28, received a 30-year, four month prison sentence, and 27-year-old Daniel Sanchez and 28-year-old Alexander Padilla were each sentenced to 20 years, according to prosecutors.
Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said Magdaleno, Sanchez and Padilla were in a vehicle Sanchez was driving on April 23 when Magdaleno started shooting at a Salinas police officer who was pursuing them.
The officer, identified as Anthony Parker, was uninjured, and his patrol vehicle was not struck in the shooting.
Parker was able to apprehend Sanchez and Magdaleno was arrested shortly after. Padilla was arrested on April 25.
One Critically Injured In East Oakland Shooting Sunday Morning
One person was critically injured in a shooting in East Oakland on Sunday morning, according to police.
The shooting was reported around 8 a.m. in the 7300 block of International Boulevard, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Police said one armed suspect was involved in the shooting but has not been located.
An investigation into the crime is under way.
The shooting occurred about half a mile from the site of a Saturday night shooting that left one person dead and wounded two others, according to police.
City Council Approves Minimum Wage Increase
The Mountain View City Council on Thursday passed an ordinance to raise the city’s minimum wage to $10.30 per hour.
The wage increase will go into effect next July.
The city council also voted 6-1 to set a goal of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018.
The California minimum wage is $9 per hour and is set to increase to $10 in 2016.
One Killed, Two Wounded In East Oakland Shooting Saturday Night
One person was killed and two more were injured in a shooting in East Oakland on Saturday night, police said Sunday.
The deadly shooting was reported around 9:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of 83rd Avenue near International Boulevard, according to police.
One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and two others wounded in the shooting were taken to hospitals in stable condition.
Police said there were believed to be four armed suspects at the scene but that no arrests have been made.
The shooting is under investigation.
Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area
Sunny skies are likely in the Bay Area this morning. Highs are expected to be in the upper 60s to lower 80s with southwesterly winds of up to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy and then cloudy skies are likely in the Bay Area this evening. Lows are expected to be in the upper 50s, with southwesterly winds of up to 10 mph. Patchy fog is expected after midnight.
Mostly cloudy skies are likely Tuesday morning. Highs are expected to be in the 60s with southwesterly winds of up to 20 mph.