CRIME & SAFETY
Witnesses to South Bay rampage recount terrifying scene that left couple dead
SAN JOSE -- Neighbors of two of the victims who died in Thursday's crime spree were reeling Friday from the senseless attack that hit so close to home. Francisca -- one witness who declined to give her last name -- is a longtime San Jose resident who lives next to the couple who lost their lives during suspect Kevin Parkourana's brutal South Bay rampage."It hurts to know that someone can come and take someone's life away. No, it's not fair," Francisca said.The two victims, identified by Francisca as Mr. and Mrs. Pham, were among the three who died at the suspect's...
At least 3 killed in stabbing, carjacking rampage in California cities
A man killed at least three people Thursday during a violent rampage in the Northern California cities of Milpitas and San Jose, police said. A suspect is in custody after allegedly stabbing three people and striking three others with a car.It all started Thursday afternoon in San Jose when the suspect stabbed a person during a carjacking, San Jose police spokesman Steve Aponte told reporters during a press conference. The person suffered life-threatening injuries.The suspect then drove to a shopping center and attempted to carjack another vehicle, stabbing another person in the process, Aponte said. That person also suffered life-threatening...
Overdose victim dies after he’s dumped at hospital
A man who had suffered a drug overdose was dropped off by his friends in a parking lot at Stanford Hospital, police said. Damian Juarez, 19, was declared dead less than an hour later, despite attempts to save his life by doctors and nurses. Security guards in the pediatric emergency...
Heartbreaking Loss of Beloved Couple in San Jose Crime Rampage
A heart-wrenching crime spree in Milpitas and San Jose on Thursday afternoon has left the community devastated, mourning the loss of a beloved couple who were killed during the violent rampage. The suspect, Kevin Parkourana, is accused of stabbing several people and attempting a carjacking before fatally striking the couple at 16th and Santa Clara in downtown San Jose.
DA Price shares details of gruesome Hayward killing
(KRON) — In a video posted on Thursday, Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price revealed details about a Hayward homicide that happened on May 11. The suspect, Vaughn Boatner, 33, of San Mateo, was arrested on May 22 in Seattle, Washington. Boatner is accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend, 30-year-old Monique Alridge of Hayward. Price […]
SJPD Investigating Double Homicide in Milpitas and San José
On June 1, 2023, at around 4:12 PM, San José police officers received a report of a vehicle collision that involved an adult male and an adult female pedestrian in the 700 block of East Santa Clara Street. The suspect vehicle was seen fleeing the scene by an officer who was working nearby. Further investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle was connected to multiple violent incidents that occurred throughout San José.
Caged dogs found in smelly house; woman arrested
A Los Altos woman has been arrested for allegedly locking seven dogs in cages with mounds of feces, mold and fur inside. Gretchen Wilson, 73, also had a dead rabbit in her cabinet and three decomposing chickens in her backyard, police said. Wilson blamed her estranged sister for leaving the...
Suspect Arrested in Connection to Theft from San Mateo Ulta Store; Second Suspect at Large
The San Mateo Police Department has made progress in the investigation of a theft that occurred at Ulta Beauty, resulting in the arrest of one suspect on suspicion of first-degree burglary. A second suspect remains outstanding. According to a department press release, the incident took place on May 19, and...
A personal drone helped police arrest a teenager accused of stealing $30,000 from a San Francisco Bay Area home, authorities say
A man flying his personal drone helped authorities arrest a teenager accused of stealing about $30,000 from a home in the San Francisco Bay Area, police said.
San Jose police serve warrant in Hollister
HOLLISTER, Calif. — A large police presence was reported in Hollister on Wednesday. According to residents, police descended onto Mission Oaks Mobile Home Park. San Jose police told KSBW 8 that they were serving a search warrant at the mobile home park. An officer on the scene told us the search was connected to a shooting in San Jose.
Violent Spree in South Bay Leaves Residents Fearful, Senate Prevents Default
South Bay residents are on high alert after a deadly rampage left multiple victims in its wake. Authorities suspect one individual is responsible for the series of violent incidents spanning different neighborhoods. In San Jose, two people were fatally run over, while another was injured. Additionally, two separate stabbings left victims with critical injuries, and in Milpitas, a person was stabbed to death. The rampage began in San Jose's Pepper Tree neighborhood, and police are currently investigating if the suspect is linked to any other local crimes.
San Jose police seek shooter who left man dead, woman injured
Authorities are searching for the culprit in a shooting near a San Jose homeless encampment that left a man dead and a woman injured. Officers were called just before 9:50 p.m. on Monday to the area of Willow and Lelong streets, near Highway 87 and Tamien Park, for reports of the shooting. They found the woman with at least one gunshot wound at the scene, according to the San Jose Police Department. ...
Bay Area Man and Pawn Shop Owner Face Charges in Alleged Theft and Sales of Stolen Property
Authorities in San Joaquin County have announced the arrests of two people in connection to the alleged thefts and sales of stolen property. On April 1, law enforcement officials reported a vehicle burglary that took place in the Lincoln Center Parking lot in Stockton. The Sheriff’s Office swiftly initiated an investigation, leading to the identification of the primary suspect as DeShawn Leandrei Allen, who is reportedly a validated gang member from Richmond. With the involvement of the Special Services Division, a search warrant was obtained, Allen’s residence was searched, and he was ultimately taken into custody.
Family staying at East Bay hotel has RV stolen from parking lot
PLEASANTON -- A Bay Area military family on their way to a new post across the country had their recreational vehicle stolen from the parking lot of the DoubleTree hotel in Pleasanton where they were spending the night. "Feel like someone just took part of you. The good thing is we are all together and happy and healthy but it stinks" said Kevin Lai.Kevin and Shanna Lai serve in the U.S. Coast Guard and had been stationed in the Bay Area for four years. They are scheduled to begin their next assignment in Florida on Friday, the same day their son...
Inmate dies at Milpitas jail after being found unresponsive in his cell
MILPITAS -- An inmate at Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas has died after being found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday morning, but foul play is not suspected at this point, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.Jail deputies at 11:12 a.m. Wednesday found the unresponsive 57-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, and began CPR until medical personnel arrived. He was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead there at 5:35 p.m., sheriff's officials said. Investigators have not found any evidence of foul play or suspicious circumstances in the death of the man, who was housed alone in the cell at the time. The man had been booked into the jail Sunday on suspicion of drug possession offenses in a Los Gatos police investigation. His death is being investigated jointly between the county Sheriff's Office, District Attorney's Office and Medical Examiner's Office, as is standard protocol for in-custody deaths.
Bay Area man pleads not guilty to stabbing mother to death in Shasta County
REDDING, Calif. — A 21-year-old man from the Bay Area entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment in Shasta County Thursday morning, according to the Shasta County District Attorney's Office. Jacob Mandujano, of Redwood City, denied the allegations that he fatally stabbed his mother, 51-year-old Yose Elizabeth Barron-Alcazar,...
Two Drivers Dead After Head-On Collision On Highway 1; Both Cars Land In Lagoon
Two men are dead and a passenger was seriously injured after a crash on Highway 1 in San Mateo County Tuesday evening which sent both cars careening off a cliff into a lagoon. The crash occurred around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday between a Tesla and a Subaru SUV near Bean Hollow Road, on Highway 1. As the CHP explains to KTVU, it remains unclear which driver was at fault, but the two cars collided while going opposite directions after one likely crossed over the center double line and sideswiped the other.
San Jose Rampage, Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention, and Lori's Diner Reopens
A tragic rampage in San Jose and Milpitas resulted in three fatalities and two critically injured individuals. The 31-year-old suspect, Kevin Parker Rana, has been apprehended. Two victims were fatally run over, while the third was stabbed to death.
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