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High Risk Sex Offender Escapes from Mental Facility, Captured by San Francisco Police Officers

On Friday, August 17, a high risk sex offender escaped from a Redwood City mental health facility. According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Derrick Sanders, 34, was arrested in San Francisco the next morning. Officials believe he may have escaped from the Cordilleras Mental Health Rehabilitation Center through an elevator shaft. Sanders was […]

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San Mateo County Salvation Army Worker Beaten & Choked in Attempted Robbery According to Police

According to news reports, a store manager at a Salvation Army shop in South San Francisco was beaten and strangled as a man and woman attempted to rob the store. Police say that 43-year-old Mark McCawley and his girlfriend, Bryce O’Rourke attempted to steal housewares, handbags and clothes at the Mission Street location at Mission […]

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San Mateo Man Charged With Violent Crimes Against a Prostitute Acquitted

In late July, a 23-year-old San Mateo man, Anthony Dorton, was acquitted by a jury of assaulting and making criminal threats against a prostitute. Dorton had no previous criminal record. The woman accusing Dorton of the alleged offenses claimed that he beat her and forced her into prostitution. San Mateo criminal defense attorneys know that […]

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