Monday morning news roundup


Union City police arrested a man for allegedly stabbing another man near the BART station on Sunday night.

Police said in a statement they received a call at 5:33 p.m. and responded to the Union Square area near the Union City BART station. They found a 37-year-old man suffering from a stab wound to the neck.

The victim was taken to hospital and is expected to survive.

Police arrested Iran Martinez, 38, inside the BART station after witnesses identified him as the attacker. He was arrested for attempted murder.

Police said the victim was walking with his wife and young child when they walked past Martinez, who allegedly attacked him without provocation and fled.


Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Andrew Smith at [email protected] or (510) 675-5268. Anonymous tips can be left on the UCPD tip line at (510) 675-5207 or [email protected]

A plane crashed into a hangar at Petaluma Municipal Airport on Sunday night.

The Petaluma Fire Department received a call at 6:44 p.m. They arrived to find a small plane had crashed and was pinned against the side of a metal hangar, the district said in a statement.

The pilot, who was the only person inside the plane, managed to get out and was not injured.

Crews worked to prevent gasoline from leaking from the plane. There were no aircraft inside the hangar at the time of the accident. Firefighters said the airport manager was at the scene of the incident and notified the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said Sunday they extinguished at least four fires started Saturday night by fireworks, which are illegal in Contra Costa.

According to District Fire Marshal Chris Bachman, one occurred near the parking lot at Highlands Elementary School in Pittsburgh. The other three occurred in Antioch, the largest of which reached two acres. No injuries were reported.

“The resulting fires put property and lives at risk and strain emergency resources,” the district tweeted Sunday. “Con Fire urges residents to celebrate responsibly and safely – without fireworks.”

San Jose police arrested seven people and handed out about 500 citations after breaking up a side show Saturday night they said involved at least 200 vehicles.

“We were ready for a busy holiday weekend,” police tweeted on Sunday.

A sight was reported around 11 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of S. 10th Street and Alma Ave. Police said on Sunday they arrested seven people for alleged possession of various firearms and other weapons. Citations were issued for a variety of reasons, including watching.

Officers recovered two firearms and seized five vehicles for 30 days.

San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Sunday morning they suspect was caught breaking into a car in Redwood City.

The sheriff’s office said in a statement Sunday that it arrested Juan Saavedra, 21, after he was allegedly seen at 7:19 a.m. robbing a vehicle by its owner in the 400 block of 2nd Avenue.

The victim attempted to follow but lost sight of the subject.

Deputies located Saavedra, who they believe matched the description of the burglar, in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue. The victim positively identified Saavedra, who police say had an unlabeled bottle containing suspicious drugs that they did not identify.

Saavedra was incarcerated at San Mateo County’s Maguire Correctional Center for alleged car burglary and alleged possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

The weather for Independence Day will be partly sunny, with highs near 62 and a 5-10 mph west-southwest wind increasing to 11-16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could blow up to 21 mph.

A slight chance of drizzle Monday evening after 11 p.m. with increasing clouds and lows around 58. Wind southwest 5-14 mph.

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