It's time to celebrate Memorial Day weekend and that also means it's time for DUI checkpoints in the Bay Area. DUI checkpoints will be counducted throughout the Memorial Day Weekend starting May 24 till the 26th.
The U.S. Supreme Court took up a California case (Fernandez v California 12-7822) on Monday, May 20th in order to decide if police have the right to enter and search a home, over the objections of a suspect who lives in the home, by arresting him and obtaining the roommate’s consent for the entry.
Bay to Breakers - Man falls from roof
Four violent gang members have been convicted for their involvement in a wild car chase that ended when a California Highway Patrol officer’s cruiser rammed and was attacked with gunfire. The chase began on July 21st when CHP officer Sean Deise tried to stop a van occupied by David Gonzalez, 23, and Samiuela Sina, 18 on 50th Avenue in East Oakland. Both Gonzalez and Sina refused to stop a couple moments later the cruiser was rammed by Gonzalez’s brother, Joseph Gonzalez, 28 and Kenyon Thomas, 17 riding in a carjacked Acura. The officer was not injured and has returned to duty.
Six current and former San Francisco Unified School District employees, are now being charged with embezzling about $15 million in grant money from the district. Those involve include Associate Superintendent Trish Bascom, former Senior Executive Directors Linda Sue Lovelace and Meyla Fatma Ruwin, Former Principal Administrative Analyst Lilian Lamorena Capuli, former Assistant Principal Michael M. Navales, and Senior Clerk Typist Bety Chuey Wong. They are expected to turn themselves in on Wednesday, where they will face George Gascon.
It has been reported that the 12-year old brother of 8-year old Leila Fowler has been arrested. Early this month he stated his sister was stabbed to death in their home by an intruder. The 12-year old called his parents, who alerted the sheriff’s deputies. The boy described the intruder to authorities as a “tall man with muscular build”. This led to a 15-day manhunt that included a door-to-door search.
On May 9th, a twitter bomb threat hoax around the time the Jodi Arias verdict was to be announced, causing panic among law enforcements including the FBI, police and the sheriff’s department. Court papers show that the suspect had made several threats about bombs being placed in the courtroom where the Arias trail was taking place. Authorities say the tweets produced a wave of panic through various law enforcement agencies. 18-year old Laquint Cherry was arrested at a motel in west Phoenix. Cherry was found in the motel with his girlfriend Christina Hogan. Hogan was questioned and released according to the Sherriff’s office. Cherry is currently facing a felony charge for making bomb threats. The investigation began Wednesday night after someone tweeted than an explosive device was going to be placed in the courtroom. The sheriff’s office increased security and conducted additional bomb sweeps but found nothing.
The Jury has finally reached a verdict in the trial of Jodi Arias. Arias has been charged for killing her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Arias had first denied any involvement in the death and blamed the killing on two masked intruders. Two-years after her arrest Arias is using self-defense for the killing of Alexander. After a four-month trial of graphic details of their sexual adventures and photographs of Alexander just before his death jurors are to present a verdict after deliberating for 15 hours Friday afternoon.
East Palo Alto Shooting near McDonald’s
DUI Checkpoints (Cinco de Mayo) – Bay Area
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