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March 8, 1995 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Los Angeles sheriff's deputy wanted on suspicion of murder and string of Orange County robberies and who had vowed never to be taken alive, was in custody Tuesday after a routine traffic stop near a San Francisco marina. Stephen Moreland Redd, 49, had been featured on the television show "America's Most Wanted" and had been a fugitive since August.
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March 21, 2003 | John M. Glionna and Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writers
Thousands of protesters -- some joined together with heavy plastic pipe to thwart police -- snarled traffic and closed businesses here in a chaotic "festival of resistance" that was one of many antiwar demonstrations across the nation Thursday. By 8 p.m., more than 1,350 had been arrested in San Francisco as roving bands closed down parts of the financial district, frustrating police, infuriating commuters and prompting cheers from bystanders. Organizers said the crowd topped 10,000.
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August 18, 2000 | From Reuters
A Hungarian man who allegedly punched a flight attendant after the crew refused to serve him more drinks on a transatlantic flight has been arrested in San Francisco, officials announced Thursday. The FBI said Hungarian national Peter Budavari, 34, was taken into custody after the arrival Wednesday of Air France Flight 84 from Paris. He was charged with assaulting a flight crew member and is free on bail pending trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two residents of France were ordered held without bail here Friday on charges of conspiring to assault Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Dzung Nguyen. Federal investigators said one person was arrested as she was about to set herself afire Thursday in a San Francisco hotel where Nguyen was addressing Asian business leaders. Authorities said that as Nguyen was talking, a woman smelling of gasoline entered the conference room holding two cloth-wrapped sticks and a cigarette lighter.
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September 30, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Four members of the environmental group Greenpeace were arrested in a demonstration in which two people delayed the departure of a Chevron tanker by chaining themselves to the rudder. The other two arrested scaled the hull with mountain climbing gear to unfurl a banner that read, "Do People Die for Oil? People Do." Greenpeace said the purpose of the protest was to call attention to the nation's "overdependence" on fossil fuels and a need for an energy policy based on clean, renewable resources.
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July 8, 1999 | Associated Press
A San Quentin Prison parolee wanted in connection with the brutal stabbing of two young women in Fremont was in custody Wednesday after passersby spotted him reclining on a city bench, police said. Donald Paul Gatson, 22, was the subject of an intense police manhunt after the Monday attack on the two teenagers, who were each stabbed more than 15 times and left in a ditch to die. They remained in critical condition Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two residents of France were ordered held without bail here Friday on charges of conspiring to assault Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Dzung Nguyen. Federal investigators said one person was arrested as she was about to set herself afire Thursday in a San Francisco hotel where Nguyen was addressing Asian business leaders. Authorities said that as Nguyen was talking, a woman smelling of gasoline entered the conference room holding two cloth-wrapped sticks and a cigarette lighter.
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May 29, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dist. Atty. Arlo Smith said his office will not prosecute most of the approximately 575 people arrested May 8 during a demonstration against the Rodney G. King beating case verdict. Smith said the misdemeanor charges would be dropped because prosecutors could not prove the identities of demonstration participants.
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August 18, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
A Salvadoran man was arraigned Tuesday after a $1-million scanning device being tried out at San Francisco International Airport found guns and ammunition hidden in his boombox, authorities said. Miguel Gallegos, 40, was arrested by airport police after his luggage passed through a thermal neutron analysis unit, airport spokesman Ron Wilson said. The unit detects nitrogen emissions from explosives when luggage is passed through a cloud of neutrons, Wilson said.
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November 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
A businessman was rescued Tuesday and his alleged kidnappers arrested when police rammed a getaway van after the men collected a $500,000 ransom, gave their victim $20 for cab fare and released him. Marshall Wais, 80, the chairman of Richmond-based Marwais Steel Co., was not injured in the daylong drama. "I feel fine," Wais said less than an hour after the rescue. "They wanted a million dollars. I didn't have quite that much on me." Wais was kidnapped at 7 a.m.
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August 18, 2000 | From Reuters
A Hungarian man who allegedly punched a flight attendant after the crew refused to serve him more drinks on a transatlantic flight has been arrested in San Francisco, officials announced Thursday. The FBI said Hungarian national Peter Budavari, 34, was taken into custody after the arrival Wednesday of Air France Flight 84 from Paris. He was charged with assaulting a flight crew member and is free on bail pending trial.
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July 8, 1999 | Associated Press
A San Quentin Prison parolee wanted in connection with the brutal stabbing of two young women in Fremont was in custody Wednesday after passersby spotted him reclining on a city bench, police said. Donald Paul Gatson, 22, was the subject of an intense police manhunt after the Monday attack on the two teenagers, who were each stabbed more than 15 times and left in a ditch to die. They remained in critical condition Wednesday.
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January 1, 1999 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of pounds of bomb-making materials and handbooks on how to build a bomb were found in a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. storage facility Thursday, and a field worker for the utility was arrested. The 44-year-old employee, Paul Madronich, was very cooperative and led investigators to more such materials at a second PG & E facility, said San Francisco police spokesman Sherman Ackerson.
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November 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
Eight people were arrested during an anti-fur protest at Union Square on Friday after they climbed a building to hang a banner. San Francisco Police Sgt. John Haggett said the demonstrators were arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy, a felony. The protesters were arrested at 4 a.m. after they apparently used a 20-foot extension ladder to reach the fire escapes on an 11-story building to hang a banner on a billboard.
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June 20, 1998 | From Associated Press
Investigators arrested a teenager Friday in connection with a shooting at a Chinatown playground that wounded six youths and sent dozens of children scrambling for cover, a television station reported. A 15-year-old boy, described as a secondary suspect, was arrested in the city's financial district, police said. He was not identified. Police were still searching for the gunman in the Thursday evening shooting. There was no immediate report of a motive.
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August 16, 1997 | Associated Press
Four United Parcel Service employees arrested in a theft ring pasted fake address labels on gun shipments and sold some of the weapons to gangs, authorities said Friday. The ring allegedly stole at least 50 Smith & Wesson 9-millimeter and .40-caliber semiautomatic handguns, each worth up to $600. They also diverted computers, cameras and stereo equipment, for a total value of $100,000, authorities said. Only six of the weapons have been recovered.
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July 21, 1993 | Associated Press
Forty-one gay rights activists were arrested at the Federal Building here Tuesday protesting President Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuals in the military, federal police said. A crowd of about 800 protesters gathered outside the building to protest Clinton's decision. After half an hour of speeches, about 50 people attempted to enter through the front revolving doors and 41 were arrested.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1995
FBI agents and police officers Tuesday arrested a fugitive wanted in connection with 21 armed bank robberies in Los Angeles County and three in San Francisco after he allegedly held up a fourth bank in San Francisco. John Earl Wright, 35, is suspected of committing a rash of bank robberies in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Studio City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood since June, authorities said.
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July 28, 1997 | Associated Press
About 150 protesters broke into vacant homes at the Presidio and called on the government to combat homelessness by converting the former military homes into low-income housing. There were 54 arrests. Members of the group Homes Not Jails broke into three unoccupied homes at the Presidio, a former military base that is now a national park, and barricaded the doors. Most protesters left the buildings after police arrived, but 54 stayed and were arrested, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An anonymous tip and a phone number on a pager led Los Angeles police to a man they suspect is the serial rapist who terrorized at least four women in the San Fernando Valley since Dec. 22. The arrest of 27-year-old Jose Zarate, who was found at a Comfort Inn motel on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, has already prompted calls from more potential victims, police said Friday as they outlined Zarate's capture.
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