SF-Based ICE Investigators Seize $500K In Counterfeit Merchandise During NBA Playoffs

During the Golden State Warriors’ run to the NBA title, San Francisco-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations seized nearly $500,000 in counterfeit merchandise associated with the basketball games, according to ICE officials.

The ICE investigators seized more than 14,000 fake T-shirts, hats, flags and decals during a month-long enforcement action coinciding with the NBA playoffs.

Large sporting events are often prime targets for counterfeit merchandise retailers.

During the San Francisco Giants’ run to the World Series in the 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs, ICE investigators in the Bay Area seized more than 2,700 items worth $80,000, including fake MLB tote bags, pennants, beanies, T-shirts and hats, ICE officials said.

ICE officials have planned a news conference for later this morning to provide more details about the seized NBA merchandise.

2-Alarm Fire Burning At Building In Ingleside, 2 People Possibly Inside

A two-alarm fire is burning in San Francisco’s Ingleside neighborhood this morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The blaze was reported at 8:56 a.m. at a building in the 1100 block of Plymouth Avenue, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Talmadge said firefighters were looking for two people reported possibly in a lower rear unit in the building, but did not have any other details about the fire as of shortly after 9 a.m.

Motorcyclist Suffers Head Injuries In Van Ness Avenue Crash Early Sunday

A motorcyclist suffered head injuries in a collision with a vehicle on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco early Sunday morning, according to police.

The crash was reported around 3:50 a.m. at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Hayes Street.

The motorcyclist was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for the injuries, which are not considered life-threatening, police said.

No arrests were made in connection with the crash, according to police.

Rapidly Rising Temperatures Expected During Next Few Days

Forecasters are predicting rapidly rising temperatures in the Bay Area during the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

Weather service officials said temperatures will peak Wednesday in the mid to upper 90s but could go as high as 108 degrees in some locations. A sea breeze will keep coastal temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

Weather service officials suggest residents working or recreating in hot areas drink plenty of water and seek shelter from the sun whenever possible.

People should never leave a pet or child unattended in a vehicle and should provide plenty of water and shade to outdoor animals, according to the weather service.

Forecasters expect somewhat cooler temperatures during the second half of the week and into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

Today will be cloudy in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 60s to lower 70s. Winds will be from the west at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms and a slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s. Winds will be from west at 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s to lower 70s. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.

(News Roundup Via Bay City News)