Monday Morning News Roundup
6 People Rescued After Boat Submerged In Water
Six people were rescued from a boat that submerged near Oakland Middle Harbor on Sunday afternoon, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.
At about 4 p.m., a Coast Guard crew from San Francisco responded to a call from a 26-foot Pontoon boat taking on water, Coast Guard spokeswoman Loumania Stewart said.
As crews were en route to the scene, a Coast Guard official instructed the person operating the boat to have everyone wear lifejackets, Stewart said.
About 50 minutes later, the Coast Guard launched a rescue boat crew that located all six people and the boat mostly submerged in the water, she said.
All six people were safely removed from the water and were not injured, according to Stewart.
They were taken to Jack London Square for further medical evaluation, she said.
Oakland police interviewed the six people, who all refused to take sobriety tests, and took one into custody, Stewart said.
The Oakland Fire Department also responded to the scene.
Accident Blocking All Lanes Of Sb Hwy 1 South Of Devil’s Slide Tunnel
All lanes of southbound state Highway 1 just south of the Devil’s Slide Tunnel in Pacifica have reopened following an accident on Sunday night, according to the California Hihgway Patrol.
Officers responded to a report of the accident on southbound Highway 1 around 9:25 p.m., CHP officials said.
A vehicle had spun out and was facing the wrong way, according to the CHP.
A Sig-alert was issued at 9:58 p.m. and the lanes reopened around 10:45 p.m., CHP officials said.
More Than A Dozen People On Deck That Collapsed At Home Saturday Evening
More than a dozen people were on a deck that collapsed at an East Oakland home on Saturday evening, an Oakland fire battalion chief said.
Firefighters responded to a home in the 7800 block of Outlook Avenue where people were injured from the collapse shortly after 7 p.m., Oakland fire Battalion Chief Adrian Sheppard said.
The deck fell about 15 feet from the home, he said.
Of the 15 people on the ground by the fallen deck, a dozen of them were injured, Sheppard said.
Nine people were transported to either Highland Hospital or Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, he said.
Three people remain in critical condition for broken bones and at least one had a broken pelvis, according to Sheppard.
City building engineers were called to assess the building and the cause of the collapse is under investigation, he said.
Nightly Closures Along A Stretch Of State Hwy 12 This Week
The California Highway Patrol is advising drivers that portions of state Highway 12 in Santa Rosa will be closed from Sunday night through Friday night due to construction.
Repairs to the roadway started Sunday night and will continue through Thursday night, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., between Melita Road and Mission Boulevard.
Repairs beginning Friday night at 9 p.m. will end Saturday morning at 9 a.m., the CHP reports.
One-way traffic control will be in effect during the construction.
The CHP is also advising area residents to expect an increase in noise during construction.
Contractors will be grinding and removing old pavement prior to repaving the road, the CHP reports.
Man Shot And Killed Early This Morning, No Arrests
A man was killed in a shooting in East Oakland early Sunday morning, police said.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2000 block of 83rd Avenue around 6:15 a.m., Officer J. Moore said.
Arriving officers found the man at the scene and he was pronounced dead about 15 minutes later, Moore said.
No arrests were made, he said.
11-Year-Old Child Injured In Collision With Taxi Near Caltrain Station
An 11-year-old child was injured in a collision with a taxi near Caltrain’s 22nd Street station in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon, a police spokesman said.
Officers responded to the collision at 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue around 4:45 p.m., Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The child was on a bicycle at the time of the collision, Shyy said.
The taxi driver stayed at the scene and was cooperative with police, he said.
The child was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, according to Shyy.
Motorcyclist Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Dogpatch Neighborhood Crash
A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, a police spokesman said.
Officers responded to a report of a motorcycle crash at 24th and Third streets at about 4:30 p.m., Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The motorcyclist was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for injuries that were considered to be life-threatening, Shyy said.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, he said.
1-Alarm Fire At Portable Classroom Considered Suspicious
A one-alarm fire at an abandoned school in Pittsburg on Sunday afternoon is considered suspicious, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District official said.
Firefighters responded to the fire in the 1200 block of Stoneman Avenue around 4:10 p.m., Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said.
The fire was burning in a portable classroom of the former Central Junior High School campus, which has been abandoned for about eight years, he said.
The school’s new campus is adjacent to the old one, Marshall said.
The fire was under control shortly before 4:30 p.m. and severely damaged a wall in the classroom, according to Marshall.
The fire is suspicious because there was no power running in the building, he said.
Marshall estimated the fire caused an estimated $30,000 in damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.
New Details About Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting
Richmond police have released new details about the deadly officer-involved shooting from early Sunday morning – the city’s first such incident since 2007.
According to Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus, the officer involved in this incident is a Latino, Spanish-speaking, six-year veteran with the department.
Magnus said the officer was doing foot patrol at Uncle Sam’s Liquor Store at 3322 Cutting Blvd. around 12:15 a.m. Sunday, when the incident occurred.
According to Magnus, security video footage shows that the officer encountered a 24-year-old Latino man at that time who was obviously intoxicated, and engaging in belligerent behavior.
When the officer asked the man to sit on the sidewalk for a records check, the suspect then attacked the officer and both men fell to the ground, Magnus said.
During an ensuing fight, Magnus said the suspect held on to one of the officer’s hands, and unsuccessfully tried to take the officer’s gun out of its holster with his other hand.
The officer tried to retreat from the fight, then fired three shots into the suspect’s chest, Magnus said.
The 24-year-old died inside the liquor store, police reported.
In addition to the limited video footage, Magnus said there was also at least one independent witness to the fight.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is now conducting an investigation of this shooting, while the officer remains on paid administrative leave.
Police have not released the names of either the officer or the victim.
Police Sweep City For People With Outstanding Arrest Warrants
Santa Rosa police fanned out into several neighborhoods Saturday, in search of dozens with outstanding arrest warrants for either DUI or having suspended licenses.
Police department officials report that officers made four arrests, in which cases the offenders either failed to show up for a court date, or violated the terms of their probation in an outstanding DUI case.
Department officials report that those arrested with outstanding warrants often face additional jail time for failing to appear in court or for violating probation.
Funding for Saturday’s operation was provided by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Three Arrested In Undercover Alcohol Operation
Walnut Creek police arrested three people Friday during a decoy operation targeting sales of alcohol to minors.
Police used juveniles to attempt to purchase alcohol at various stores to see if store employees would sell alcohol to the minor.
Police said six businesses were targeted Friday night, and three sold alcohol to the 18-year-old decoy.
Big Sur Camper Arrested For Alleged Threats, Having Multiple Weapons
Deputies have arrested a man found with multiple weapons, who allegedly threatened to shoot fellow campers in Big Sur on Saturday night.
According to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, unemployed suspect Oleg Sinitsin, 53, of San Francisco, threatened to shoot two campers from Los Angeles at a campground on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road around 10:45 p.m. Saturday.
The sheriff’s office has not revealed any motive for the threat.
When contacted by deputies, Sinitsin was reported to be found in possession of a flare gun that had been converted into a short-barreled shotgun capable of firing .410 gauge shells.
Additionally, deputies report that they found ammunition, as well as a crossbow and a pellet rifle in Sinitsin’s possession.
Sinitsin has been taken to the Monterey County Jail, the sheriff’s office reports.
Woman Dies In Two-Alarm House Fire
The Santa Rosa Fire Department reports it is investigating a two-alarm fire that killed a woman in her home on Saturday night.
The fire in the two-story Victorian was reported at 131 11th St., around 9:20 p.m.
Firefighters report accessing the first floor of the home was difficult due to the volume and arrangement of personal belongings, and that doors and windows on both floors were blocked by storage items.
Ultimately, the fire department reports that holes had to be made in the walls, and that firefighters had to crawl over the top of the storage items in order to control the blaze.
An older woman who lived in the home was found, dead, under some debris in the kitchen area once the fire was controlled.
A preliminary investigation of the fire has determined that the cause was accidental.
The woman’s name has not yet been released.
Mountain Lion Seen In Back Yard
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola Valley.
Deputies said residents in the 500 block of Crest Vista Lane called the sheriff’s office Saturday morning after they saw a mountain lion in their backyard around 11:15 p.m.
There have been several mountain lion sightings in the Bay Area in recent weeks.
A 65-pound male mountain lion was killed Wednesday in Santa Clara County following a Sept. 7 attack on a 6-year-old boy who was hiking with his family.
Officials said most mountain lions will usually try to avoid confrontation with people, but people should not approach one if they see it.
Hikers and joggers should avoid those activities at dawn, dusk and at night in areas where mountain lions may be.
Officials said people who encounter a mountain lion should not run but should face the animal, make noise, try looking bigger by waving their arms, and throw objects.
11-Year-Old Killed In Crash
An 11-year-old was killed Sunday morning in a crash on Interstate Highway 280 in Burlingame, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers responded around 12:55 a.m. to a report of pedestrians on the shoulder of northbound Interstate Highway 280, south of Trousdale Drive.
Officers said the pedestrians were the driver and a passenger of a black Chevy SUV that had driven off the roadway and down an embankment.
Officers said an 11-year-old passenger in the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Officers said the SUV was traveling north on the highway when the driver lost control, and the vehicle veered off the road and down the embankment.
The right area of the SUV crashed into a tree, killing the 11-year-old.
Officers said it appears everyone in the vehicle was wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The driver suffered major injuries, but the injuries were not life threatening.
Other passengers in the crash were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Officers said it does not appear alcohol was involved in the crash.
Police Investigate Shooting
Police are investigating a Saturday night shooting in Salinas that sent one person to the hospital.
Police responded at 11:15 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the area of West Curtis Street and Rodeo Avenue.
Police said a 23-year-old man was walking when a vehicle with two or three people inside drove up, and one of the occupants fired several shots at the victim. The vehicle then drove away.
The victim suffered a gunshot wound that was not life threatening. He was transported to a hospital. Police said the shooting appears to be gang-related.
Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area
Cloudy skies, areas of fog and breezes are likely in the Bay Area this morning. Highs are expected to be in the 60s to 70s with southwesterly winds of up to 20 mph.
Mostly clear skies are likely in the Bay Area this evening, with patchy fog and breezes after midnight. Lows are expected to be in the upper 50s, with southwesterly winds of up to 30 mph.
Cloudy skies, breezes and areas of fog are likely Tuesday morning. Highs are expected to be in the 60s to the 70s with southwesterly winds of up to 30 mph.