Monday Morning Roundup
Civil Unrest Continues This Morning
Demonstrators protesting the lack of indictments against police officers involved in deaths of unarmed black men during the last several weeks returned to Berkeley Sunday night, police said.
They had been protesting in Oakland earlier Sunday.
Berkeley police are reporting that demonstrators were near city hall at 2180 Milvia Street in Berkeley about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and police say protestors vandalized the building. Police are reporting that protestors were continuing to throw trashcans in the street and burn garbage.
Police reported that businesses were vandalized and looted in the area of Shattuck Avenue and Center Street. BART shut down Berkeley’s Downtown BART Station, BART Officials reported early today.
Trains were traveling through the station rather than stopping because of the civil unrest.
An attempt to get in touch with a person about the protests who is not speaking on behalf of police was not immediately successful.
In Oakland, the California Highway Patrol arrested eight people and two officers were injured during Sunday protests on state Highway 24, CHP officials said.
The two officers that suffered minor injuries during the confrontation with protestors were not transported to a hospital, said CHP spokeswoman Diana McDermott.
The CHP also reported five patrol cars sustained broken windows and dents during the protests.
Stabbing Death Happened Just Blocks From Shooting This Morning
Police are investigating two separate homicides early Sunday morning in San Francisco’s Inner Mission neighborhood, police said.
At approximately 2 a.m., San Francisco police responded to a fight at 18th and Valencia streets, on the edge of the Inner Mission and Mission Dolores neighborhoods, Shyy said.
Officers found a victim who was stabbed and Shyy said the victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where the victim died.
The stabbing occurred around the same time and just blocks away from a shooting at 20th and Mission streets, also around 2 a.m., according to police.
Shyy said officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.
The man was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he later died from his injuries, Shyy said.
Shooting Downtown Leaves Man In Critical Condition
Police are investigating a shooting Sunday evening in downtown San Jose that left one man in critical condition, police said.
Officer Albert Morales said police responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of W. Santa Clara Street at 5:15 p.m.
Officers arrived to find a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Morales said.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where Morales said he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.
Morales said police have detained several people as officers investigate the case.
USPS: ‘Substantial Amount’ Of Mail Lost In Big-Rig Fire
A “substantial amount” of a mail was damaged during a vehicle fire involving a United States Postal Service tractor-trailer Sunday morning, according to a USPS spokesman.
The mail was heading from the San Francisco international service center to the Los Angeles international service center when the trailer of the big-rig carrying the mail caught fire around 6:30 a.m., said USPS spokesman James Wigdel.
California Highway Patrol officer Kevin Bartlett said the truck was initially blocking two southbound lanes on Interstate Highway 238 near the junction with Mission Boulevard.
Crews were working for several hours to remove the mail from the truck and had cleared the roadway as of 5 p.m., Bartlett said.
Bartlett said there were no injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
There was a mix of letters and packages inside the truck at the time of the fire, Wigdel said.
“We’re still determining the extent of the damage, but a substantial amount of mail was damaged,” Wigdel said, adding postal inspectors will determine where the majority of the mail was headed.
Man, Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Human Trafficking
San Rafael police arrested a man and a woman Saturday on suspicion of sexually exploiting and trafficking a young woman as a prostitute, police said on Sunday.
Police arrested Shawn Buckly, 20, of Novato, and Jazmin Moniq Khayami, 21, of San Anselmo, in Novato on suspicion of felony human trafficking charges and misdemeanor probation violations, police said.
Officers received information from the FBI that there was a possible underage female being sexually exploited on an escort website, police said.
Officers arranged to meet the minor during a prostitution sting and contacted her at a local hotel. Police said the officers discovered she is actually a young adult.
Police said the young woman told officers she was being sexually exploited and trafficked by a man and a woman, later identified as Buckly and Khayami.
Officers found the suspects driving on Redwood Boulevard in Novato and police said the officers followed them to a hotel in the 8100 block of Redwood Boulevard.
When the officers stopped the suspects’ vehicle, police said the officers located additional evidence that indicates the victim had been sexually exploited and trafficked as a prostitute.
Buckly and Khayami were arrested and booked at the Marin County Jail.
Police said the victim was referred to services through an advocacy organization.
Suspects Arrested In Three Drive-By Shootings
The Santa Rosa Police arrested two juveniles suspected of a series of drive-by shootings in the city last week, police said.
A series of three shootings took place in the 1300 block of Rutledge Avenue, the 200 block of Earle Street and the 1700 block of Hoen Avenue between 12:20 a.m. and 12:54 a.m. Tuesday, according to police.
Police received multiple 911 calls reporting the shootings.
One juvenile in custody is 15 years old and the other is 16 years old. Both are Santa Rosa residents, were on felony probation at the time of the arrests and are active in gangs, according to police.
A police investigation alleges that the younger juvenile drove the vehicle involved in the shootings, while the older fired the weapon.
Both were booked into the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center on suspicion of attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, active gang participation, felony crime to benefit a criminal street gang and violation of juvenile probation.
Strong Storm Expected In The Bay Area Wednesday And Thursday
The Bay Area can expect heavy rain and strong winds that could uproot trees, down power lines and cause flooding and mudslides due to a strong weather system starting late Wednesday and continuing through Thursday, National Weather Service officials said.
The North Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains can expect the heaviest rainfall.
The weather service reports that the North Bay may receive 3 to 5.5 inches of rain. The Santa Cruz Mountains can expect 2.5 to 5 inches.
The immediate area surrounding San Francisco Bay can expect 1.5 to 3 inches of rain. Inland areas and the Monterey Bay area can expect 1 to 2 inches of rain, with the Santa Lucia Mountains expecting 2 to 4 inches.
Weather service officials are predicting strong winds will begin late Wednesday and last through Thursday night. Winds are expected to reach 20 to 35 mph from the south with gusts of up to 50 mph expected along the coast and mountain ridges.
23-Year-Old Man Identified As Motorcyclist Killed In Collision With Car
A motorcyclist who died Thursday following a collision with a car in Hayward was identified Sunday as 23-year-old David Souza of San Lorenzo, an Alameda County coroner’s deputy said.
Officers responded to a report of a collision at D and Atherton streets at 6:23 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Police said a vehicle was traveling east on D Street and was in the process of making a left turn when a motorcycle, traveling west on D Street, collided with the car.
Souza suffered serious injuries but was conscious at the scene. Police said he was transported to the Eden Medical Center emergency room, where his condition worsened and he died from his injuries around 8:30 p.m.
Police said the driver, a 54-year-old Oakland woman, is cooperating with the investigation. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the collision, police said.
Sgt. Jason Corsolini said there were conflicting statements from the driver and witnesses at the scene as to whether the stoplight at the intersection was green or if the motorcycle was speeding.
Criminal charges might be filed against the driver at a later date if an investigation finds her at fault, Corsolini said.
Man Who Died After He Was Pinned Underneath Truck Identified
A man who died Friday after he was pinned underneath a rental truck while crossing the street in San Leandro was identified Sunday as 75-year-old Maurice Roye, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.
San Leandro police and the Alameda County Fire Department responded to a report of a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian around 11:20 a.m. Friday at Washington Avenue and Monterey Boulevard, San Leandro police Lt. Robert McManus said.
Fire crews used equipment to lift the vehicle and remove Roye, who was pronounced dead at the scene, McManus said.
McManus said the driver of the rental truck has been cooperative with investigators and alcohol or drugs are not a factor in the collision.
The driver’s name has not been released as the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office investigates whether or not criminal charges should be filed, McManus said.
Roye was a San Leandro resident, according to the coroner’s bureau.
Witnesses told police that Roye was crossing Washington Avenue in a crosswalk when the driver of the rental truck turned onto Washington Avenue from Monterey Boulevard, McManus said.
“This is very tragic, especially during the holiday season,” McManus said. “We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the man that was involved in this unfortunate collision.”
Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area
The Bay Area can expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance showers today. Highs are expected to be in the lower 60s, with southeast winds up to 5 mph. By the afternoon, winds will be out of the southwest.
Mostly cloudy skies are likely this evening, with lows expected in the mid-50s and southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph.
Skies will be mostly cloudy Tuesday morning, becoming partly cloudy by the afternoon. Highs are expected to be in the lower 60s. Winds will be out of north at 5 to 10 mph, becoming westerly in the afternoon.