Fog City News Briefs
By Lara Moscrip
May 28, 2007
Police looking for man who stabbed owner of South San Francisco
Police are looking for a man who allegedly stabbed the owner
of a grocery store four times with a large silver butcher knife
early Sunday morning while robbing the South San Francisco business.
At about 6:10 a.m., a man reportedly entered the grocery store,
located in the 800 block of Linden Avenue, and brandished a knife
at a clerk who stood near a cash register at the front of the
store, South San Francisco police reported.
The clerk saw the knife and ran to the rear of the store.
The owner of the business, who was in the rear of the grocery,
heard the commotion and went to see what was happening. The owner
then stepped between the suspect and the fleeing clerk.
According to police, the owner got into a physical altercation
with the suspect and the suspect stabbed him four times with the
The clerk managed to escape out the back door and called police.
The suspect, who was described as a white or Hispanic man about
25 years old, 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall with an
average build, a clear, medium complexion and possibly a slight
mustache, forced the owner to open the cash register and then
left with an undetermined amount of money, police reported.
According to witnesses, there may have been a second suspect
who allegedly stole several cases of beer during the incident,
Another witness reported seeing two males, one possibly a white
man wearing all white clothing and carrying a knife fleeing toward
a vehicle just after the stabbing occurred, police reported.
Other witnesses told police that the man who stabbed the storeowner
was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a zipper, police reported.
The suspect's vehicle was described as a light blue, four-door
Chevrolet Impala with oversized chrome rims. The vehicle was last
seen traveling the wrong way in the 200 block of Ninth Lane, possibly
with four Hispanic males between 18 and 20 years old inside, police
Sonoma County man killed at a Marin County beach
A 26-year-old Sonoma County man was killed and three men were
arrested after a fight early Sunday morning at a Marin County
beach, a sheriff's office spokesman reported.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a fight at Dillon Beach, west
of Tomales near the northern Marin County border, at about 1 a.m.
and found the victim. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced
dead, Marin Sheriff's Office Sgt. Mike Crain said.
According to Crain, sheriff's detectives found and arrested the
three men they believe are responsible for the killing near the
Robert Marcus, 20, of Elk Grove, Robert Martell, 24, of Antioch,
and Daren Bell, 24, of Sacramento, were scheduled to be booked
Sunday afternoon into Marin County Jail on suspicion of murder,
Crain would not elaborate on the nature of the fight or the cause
of the man's death, but confirmed that the victim was not shot
or stabbed. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification
of his family.
According to Crain, there were many people at the beach and at
the nearby Lawson's Landing campground at the time of the fight.
Witnesses are asked to contact the Marin County Sheriff's Office
at (415) 499-7265.
Memorial Day weekend: Three Bay Area traffic-related fatalities
According to a preliminary report released by the California
Highway Patrol there have been three traffic-related fatalities
in the Bay Area so far during the Memorial Day weekend period.
According to information collected starting at 6 p.m. Friday
and running through 6 a.m. Sunday, the CHP reports that statewide
there have been 1,048 people arrested on suspicion of driving
under the influence of alcohol or drugs. That figure compares
with last year's total of 1,024 such arrests for the same period.
In the Bay Area, which includes information from 12 CHP command
centers, there have been 133 arrests on suspicion of driving under
the influence of drugs and alcohol. That number is down from last
year's total of 172 such arrests through the same time period.
The CHP's maximum enforcement period will continue through midnight.
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