March 6, 1994 |
Former Jefferson Starship lead singer Grace Slick was released on bail Saturday morning after being booked on charges of felony assault and felony brandishing a weapon at a police officer. Officers from the Tiburon Police Department went to the singer's Marin County home after receiving a call at 3:30 a.m. Saturday from an apparently intoxicated man who said a drunken woman was firing a shotgun in the house, the police report said.
July 30, 1990 |
A bulletproof vest saved the life of a California Highway Patrol officer when he was shot six times during what began as a routine traffic stop, authorities said. Eugene Mulata, 32, was in fair condition at John Muir Hospital with bruises on his chest and a shallow wound in the back, for which he will undergo surgery today. The attack occurred on California 4, near Martinez, when Mulata, a seven-year CHP veteran, stopped a vehicle that turned out to be stolen.
May 21, 1990 |
Rocks and bottles were tossed at police and small fires were set when officers clashed with protesters marking the 21st anniversary of the founding of People's Park. Six adults and one juvenile were arrested during the weekend disturbance, police said. The charges ranged from warrants to felony assault, according to Police Chief Ronald Nelson. He said the trouble started when a crowd of about 150 marched toward the campus and built a bonfire, which was quickly extinguished by police.
April 11, 1998 |
A sheriff's deputy was shot in the back and a second was hurt in a car crash after a bizarre attack Friday by at least one man wearing four bulletproof vests, deputies said. The suspect's van and a patrol car burst into flames after the head-on crash. About 75 people in a square-mile area were evacuated for several hours because the van's driver told a deputy that ammunition and a pipe bomb were inside. Investigators found fragments of a possible bomb and a second, live pipe bomb.
March 30, 1998 |
A firebomb exploded at the home of Fremont Police Chief Craig Steckler early Sunday as he and his family slept inside, but nobody was hurt, police said. Later in the day, authorities found a second explosive device in front of the home of former Police Chief Robert Wasserman, now a City Council member. That one was safely disarmed. No motive for the two incidents was known. The 4:16 a.m.
December 16, 1993 |
The owner of a pit bull opened fire on police trying to take his dog into quarantine Wednesday, starting a shootout that left him, his father and one officer dead. The dog had bitten at least three people in recent weeks and was overdue for its rabies vaccination, Lt. Mike Sims said. The 21-year-old dog owner repeatedly refused officers' demands to take the animal in for routine tests and would not let authorities take the it from him, Sims said.