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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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May 25, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A freighter full of Chinese immigrants dumped its illegal cargo at a historic Army fort near the Golden Gate Bridge early Monday before being seized by the Coast Guard in a dramatic eight-hour chase across the open sea. Apparently attempting to slip into San Francisco, 169 refugees on the ship Pai Chang were instead arrested shortly after touching American soil. An unknown number of additional passengers fled on foot and were being sought Monday night.
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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November 16, 1993 | From Associated Press
A man with AIDS was forced off an American Airlines flight in Chicago and arrested after refusing to leave the plane, which airline officials said was not equipped to handle his medical needs, company officials and witnesses said. Timothy Holless, 33, of San Francisco, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and released on his own recognizance Sunday after he was taken off Flight 1185 to San Francisco, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman said.
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.
NEWS
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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December 29, 2000 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acting on an anonymous tip early Thursday, San Francisco police recovered two female koalas that had been stolen from the city's zoo the day before and restored them to their ecstatic keepers. Hours later, two teenagers were arrested and charged in the case. Police said the youths, ages 17 and 15, apparently hoped to present the cuddly marsupials to their girlfriends as belated Christmas offerings.
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November 7, 2000 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Medea Benjamin, the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, complained frequently during the campaign that her candidacy has not received the attention it deserved. She finally got noticed Monday night, but maybe not in the way she intended. After disrupting a Democratic campaign rally featuring incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Gov. Gray Davis, she was kicked out of the auditorium and handcuffed by San Francisco police.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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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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