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Fire chief burned in connection to wife’s phony credit card scheme

Apparently Mark Ladas’ $216,062 annual salary wasn’t enough to cover his and his wife’s expenses. The 50-year-old chief of the Central County Fire Department, which serves Burlingame and Hillsborough, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with six counts of grand theft, two counts of filing false tax returns and two counts of tax evasion, according to several Bay Area ...Full Article

San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff, two correctional officers busted for smuggling contraband to jail inmates

“Juan Lopez will restore integrity to the leadership of the Office of Sheriff in San Mateo County.” So boasted Juan Lopez’s campaign website for Sheriff of San Mateo County. ...Full Article

Tax Preparer Swindles Daly City Woman Out of Huge Return

We all feel a little stressed, confused and, yes, even ripped off each year around tax time. It’s why we hire professional tax preparers: To expertly navigate the labyrinth ...Full Article

Pot Worth $600,000 Seized At Esparto Residence

The Stephens Street residence looked just like all the other brand-new homes in the small subdivision recently added to the old farm town of Esparto in rural Yolo County, ...Full Article

Hit-and-Run Driver Identified and Arrested Thanks to Facebook

Social media has become an important crime-fighting tool for police departments across the country, both for getting information about criminal activity out to the public and for helping citizens ...Full Article

San Mateo Police Nab Suspect in Robbery, Kidnapping at Verizon Store

SAN MATEO–“Can you hear me now?” That’s a question 23-year-old Tajri Turner of San Francisco will be asking over a jail phone after being charged Wednesday with armed robbery ...Full Article

San Mateo Police Track Down, Apprehend Suspect in Attempted Murder

SAN MATEO–This past Sunday was not a day of rest for at least one San Mateo community. In the early morning hours of August 24, residents in a unit ...Full Article

Investigators Arrest A Major Drug Supplier

Suspect was arrested in Southern San Mateo County SAN MATEO—Authorities of Santa Cruz County have arrested a man who they think is a major supplier to the Santa Cruz ...Full Article

Homeless man who attacked Palto Alto Police wanted in San Jose murder

A homeless man who attacked Palo Alto Police during a confrontation was wanted in a homicide that had occurred the previous evening. 34-year-old Ryan Goodson of Fresno was arrested ...Full Article

Man faces ten year prison term for threatening embattled Senator Yee

A man who plead no-contest on October 28, 2013 to making criminal threats against a California State Senator by email, now faces a ten year prison sentence.  However, the ...Full Article
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