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Homeless man who killed friend with baseball bat not guilty by reason of insanity

January 9, 2014 8:26 pm

A judge found a homeless man accused of beating his friend to death with a baseball bat last June at a Milpitas sporting goods store not guilty by reason of insanity, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’sOffice announced Thursday. Nathaniel Manlangit, 26, entered the plea in court on Wednesday to charges of murder with the […]

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Antioch kidnapping suspect had restraining order filed by own family in Nov.

January 9, 2014 7:33 pm

The man charged with six felonies for kidnapping a 7-year-old Antioch girl and attempting to kidnap three other girls had a restraining order filed against by his own family two months ago. David Allen Douglas said he had a falling out with his family in the months leading up to the recent kidnapping incident. In […]

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Teen leads detectives to Hayward sex-trafficking ring

January 9, 2014 6:19 pm

Two men were in custody and a number of young girls taken off the street Thursday after a tip from a teen being forced to work as a prostitute led detectives to the bust of an East Bay sex-trafficking ring. Richmond Police Officer Amit Nath told KTVU he knew her face right away; she was […]

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Suspect sketch released in Lake Merritt attack

January 9, 2014 5:30 pm

Police have released a sketch of the man who attacked a 19-year-old woman near Lake Merritt in Oakland on New Year’s Day. Police said the man appeared from between two parked cars and grabbed the woman by wrapping both of his arms around her while she was walking in the 200 block of 17th Street, […]

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Man wanted for armed robbery arrested at motel, three women detained

January 9, 2014 5:29 pm

A man suspected of pulling an armed robbery in Vacaville was arrested Thursday after he refused to leave a motel room in Gilroy he shared with three women and three children, according to Gilroy police. Gilroy police were called at 10:18 a.m. by Vacaville police about an armed robbery suspect who might be holed up […]

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Santa Cruz officers find hash oil lab after serving search warrant

January 9, 2014 2:30 pm

California Highway Patrol officers serving search and arrest warrants at a home in Santa Cruz on Wednesday uncovered a hash oil laboratory, according to the CHP. The warrants stemmed from an incident on Dec. 28 when the resident of the home, 51-year-old William Kingsland, allegedly evaded authorities on his motorcycle. On that day, a CHP […]

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Man arrested for allegedly impersonating officer to avoid paying bus fare

January 9, 2014 12:34 pm

A man was arrested in San Francisco’s Portola District on Tuesday morning for allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer to avoid paying a bus fare, police said Thursday. At about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, officers were doing fare inspections on a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus near Silver and San Bruno avenues when they encountered someone […]

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Antioch suspect faces three additional attempted kidnapping charges

January 9, 2014 11:50 am

A man suspected of abducting a 7-year-old girl in Antioch last Friday is being charged for three additional attempted kidnappings the day before, according to court documents released Thursday. David Douglas, 42, of Antioch has been charged with one count of kidnapping for sexual purposes with a deadly weapon, forcible lewd act on a child […]

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Feds: San Diego gang runs vast prostitution ring

January 9, 2014 11:45 am

A San Diego street gang operated a vast prostitution ring that spanned 46 cities in 23 states, promising luxury lifestyles to girls and women, authorities announced Thursday. Federal prosecutors said that instead the women were branded with tattoos and bar codes and treated like slaves. “The kind of sex trafficking described in this indictment is […]

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Student shot near Oakland high school

January 9, 2014 11:12 am

A 17-year-old student was shot Thursday morning near an East Oakland high school but was expected to survive, a police spokeswoman said. Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 8200 block of Fontaine Street at about 9:55 a.m., Officer Johnna Watson said. When officers arrived, they could not locate any victims, she […]

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