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Shooting in San Francisco leaves five injured during Pride weekend – two teens arrested

Posted by: on June 26, 2011

SFPD arrested two teenagers after a Saturday evening shooting near Seventh and Market streets that sent five victims, including four bystanders, to the hospital. The 18-year-old and 16-year-old suspects have been arrested on suspicion of several felonies including assault with a deadly weapon and other gang-related offenses.

None of the injuries were life threatening and all victims are being treated at San Francisco General Hospital. Witnesses said they saw two groups of people involved in some type of fight before the shooting, Dangerfield said.

The case is being investigated by the San Francisco Police Department’s Gang Task Force.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a felony crime, such as assault with a deadly weapon and other gang-related offenses, please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@www.chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.

Source: SF Gate ...

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Two veteran Caltrain workers accused of theft and embezzlement of more than $40,000

Posted by: on June 21, 2011

Two longtime mechanics with the San Mateo County Transit District have been charged with theft and embezzlement for allegedly stealing more than $40,000 from Caltrain ticket vending machines.

Orvilla Taylor, 59, and Herbert David Todd, 52, removed damaged machines during a dozen service calls and brought them in, ostensibly for repair, investigators said. Both defendants been placed on unpaid administrative leave and are free on $150,000 bail.

An internal audit uncovered discrepancies between amounts deposited in the machines and what Caltrain ultimately collected.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a felony crime, such as theft and embezzlement, please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@www.chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.

Source: SF Gate ...

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23 year-old man convicted of sexual assault also linked to another unrelated rape case from 2009

Posted by: on June 16, 2011

Juan Gomez, 23, was convicted earlier this week of a sexual assault in San Francisco’s Mission District on New Year’s Eve in 2009 and has also been charged in a separate, unrelated attack, prosecutors said today.

Gomez was found guilty by a San Francisco Superior Court jury on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman just before midnight on Dec. 31, 2009.

The guilty verdict came after a two-week trial and three hours of deliberation by the jury. As a result of the investigation into the case, a second woman has been identified as the victim of an attack by Gomez.

In September 2009, the 31-year-old victim was allegedly raped, assaulted and falsely imprisoned. Prosecutors said DNA evidence helped connect Gomez to the attack.

He is awaiting a preliminary hearing on the charges in that case. Gomez will return to court to be sentenced on July 5. He faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a felony crime, such as sexual assault and rape please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@www.chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.

Source: SF Appeal ...

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Truck driver and cyclist collide – both allegedly drunk.

Posted by: on June 14, 2011

A pickup truck driver collided with a bicyclist near Redwood City, and both were allegedly drunk.

Jose Luna, 40, of Redwood City was turning from northbound El Camino Real onto Berkshire Avenue in his Ford F-150 pickup truck when he struck bicyclist Alejandro Chavez, 31, of Redwood City at about 11 p.m. Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.

Chavez, who had been riding against traffic while pedaling in a northbound lane, suffered a broken back and leg, the CHP said. Both men were drunk, authorities said.

Luna pleaded not guilty Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court to drunken driving. He has a prior DUI conviction, authorities said. Chavez, the cyclist was cited for biking under the influence of alcohol, an infraction.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a DUI, please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@www.chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.

Source: SF Gate...

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Popular Bay Area graffiti artist pleads guilty to vandalism charges

Posted by: on April 15, 2011

“Girafa,” a.k.a. graffiti artist Steven Free, pleaded guilty this week in Santa Clara County Superior Court to two counts of felony vandalism and two counts of misdemeanor vandalism for spray-painting cartoon giraffes throughout San Jose.

As part of a plea agreement, Free must pay $38,000 in restitution to San Jose and the owners of the properties he tagged. He was also placed on three years’ probation.

Prosecutors dropped several other counts of felony vandalism in exchange for his plea. He had originally been arrested in October 2009 on 10 felony counts.

If you or someone you love has been accused of vandalism, please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.
Source: SF Gate ...

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