Police Say Pardee Court Shooter Acted in Self-Defense
Fremont Police said Friday morning that the 27-year-old man who fatally shot a 48-year-old relative at Pardee Court has been released in what appears to be a case of self-defense. The incident occurred Thursday night at about 5:25 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a shooting at the 39500 block of Pardee Court. They arrived to find a 48-year-old victim dead from a gunshot wound to the torso, police said. The 27-year-old man who was the apparent shooter had left the house by the time police arrived, but returned to police headquarters about two hours later to turn himself in.
One Injured in Head-on Collision on Mission Boulevard
One person was transported to the hospital after a head-on collision on Mission Boulevard Thursday morning, police said. According to the Fremont Police Department, the multiple-vehicle accident occurred at about 9:25 a.m. on Mission Boulevard between Mill Creek Road and Telles Lane. Several vehicles were involved but only one person received visible injuries, said Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.
This winter's rain and snow has filled the region's reservoirs nicely. At the same time, water districts in the East Bay have either raised their rates or are planning to do so. On Thursday night, the Alameda County Water District will hold a hearing on a proposal to raise their rates by 17 percent. The hike, if approved, would increase an average homeowner's monthly water bill by $7.50. The increase will raise $8 million a year. Walt Wadlow, the district's general manager, said the money will go directly to the district's perpetual program to replace its 800 miles of pipelines.
Multiple Vehicle Accident on Alvarado-Niles Road
A multiple-vehicle accident on Alvarado-Niles Road near I-880 delayed traffic for more than hour Friday morning. According to the CHP website, a grey Lexus SUV and a green Subaru Outback SUV crashed into each other about 7:55 a.m. Union City Police told Patch in the afternoon that the victims suffered only minor injuries.
Union City Man Crushed By Backing Big Rig
A Union City man was killed Tuesday morning when he was crushed by a tractor-trailer backing into a loading dock at a Hayward warehouse. The man, identified as 56-year-old Chengbin Xiao, was a worker at Keeco LLC. Emergency personnel were called at 9:10 a.m. when the worker was struck by a tractor-trailer. The trailer was backing up into a dock at the warehouse when the victim attempted to gain the driver's attention to tell him that he was backing into the wrong trailer bay. The victim was apparently leaning outside the warehouse when he was struck. His head was crushed between the dock and the trailer and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police Log: Couple Robbed at Gunpoint; Felon Arrested for Selling Stun Guns
The first weekly crime report released by UCPD in 2013 includes reports of a couple robbed at gunpoint while walking on San Andreas Way and a felon arrested for attempting to sell stun guns, among others. Read the full log here.
Man Shot While Sitting in Car on Olive Street
A 28-year-old man was wounded in a shooting on the 37000 block Olive Street early Monday evening. Officers responded to a report of a man being shot while sitting in a parked car at 6:20 p.m. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
In what may be a related development, a person related to the shooting victim was subjected to a road rage incident five hours later in which someone had brandished a gun at a driver on Thornton Avenue.
Accused Trio In Justice Afoa Murder Plead Not Guilty
Two men and a woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to fatally stabbing 17-year-old Newark teen Justice Afoa in a December 2010 attack that was supposedly a payback for beating up one of the accused. Daniel Howard, 31, of Fremont, and co-defendants Rafael Tovar, 32, and Daniela Guzman, 19, both of Newark, are scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing in Hayward Superior Court on Jan. 22. They face charges of murder and felony conspiracy to commit murder with gang enhancements.
W Silicon Valley to Transform into Aloft Hotel
The W Silicon Valley hotel in Newark is getting a makeover. According to the W Silicon Valley’s website, the hotel closed its doors Dec. 17 and will reopen early next month as a swankier Aloft. The Aloft hotel chain is owned by the Starwood, the same company that owns various hotel brands, including W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin and St. Regis. According to its website, Aloft hotels are described as “a modern, fresh and fun destination.”