November 29, 1997 |
He called himself "a bum" on national TV and lost a job after admitting to breaking into vending machines with a tire iron. Now the man accused of killing his partner and robbing $300,000 from the armored car he was hired to guard is being held without bail in Utah after confessing, officials say.
November 28, 1997 |
An armored car guard suspected of fatally shooting his partner and stealing $300,000 was taken into custody Thursday in Utah. The Utah Highway Patrol stopped Thomas Wheelock on Interstate 15 near Centerville, just north of Salt Lake City. "It was a routine traffic stop for a registration plate violation," Highway Patrol spokesman Verdi White said.
December 27, 1993 |
A robbery suspect has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a man who tried to stop an attack on a woman near Fisherman's Wharf. Robert White, 35, was charged Thursday in the death of Michael Stuckey, who was stabbed in the chest when he came to the aid of the woman. The robbery victim, Susan Sloan of San Francisco, said she was walking on Bay Street, carrying groceries home, when a man grabbed her from behind at Taylor Street.
February 26, 1993 |
Toronto Maple Leaf defenseman Darryl Shannon suffered a broken nose and bruised right eye after being robbed early Wednesday morning. According to a San Francisco police report, an intoxicated Shannon, whose team played at San Jose on Thursday, was beaten after he went searching for a group of people who stole his coat.
November 10, 1992 |
Three weekend carjackings have brought to 51 the number of cars stolen with the driver at the wheel since Sept. 17, when police started keeping carjacking statistics. The latest occurred Sunday afternoon when two people, one armed with a gun, ordered a driver out of a car at a stop sign. A motorist in the Castro district was carjacked early Sunday by a man with a knife, police said. In the third carjacking, a woman was forced from her car at a downtown intersection Friday night.
February 17, 1992 |
Was Holden Charles Hollom a hero who adroitly used his taxicab to chase and pin a fleeing mugger to a building wall? Or, as the mugger's lawyer later put it, was Hollom an overzealous "cowboy" who needlessly fractured the assailant's leg in the capture? Whatever the answer, a $24,595 civil jury award to the mugger last week sparked a burst of protests and raised questions about a legal system that seemed to have gone crazy by favoring the criminal over the good citizen.