tv KRON 4 News at 4am KRON December 28, 2018 4:00am-4:31am PST
morning ... the hunt continues for an escaped inmate from san quentin. authorities say the inmate carjacked a woman at a nearby store after escaping the prison. kron 4's alecia reid has the latest on the investigation. law enforcement across the state is on the lookout for this inmate.and with a car jacking right around the time of his escape ... police believe he is no longer on foot.pkgsan rafael police have released video of a car jacking suspect they believe is the same inmate that escaped san quentin wednesday night. the suspect ... wearing light colored clothing ... walks up to the victim ... exchanges words ... and before you know it ... she backs off while he gets into her car and drives away.the suspect displayed something under his shirt like a weapon or possibly a firearmand then also made a threat to the victim that he would kill her if she calledthe victim did call 9-11. and while investigating at the home depot ... san rafael police got word inmate shalom mendoza escaped from nearby san quentin that same evening. with very little car jackings in the city, detectives
started tying pieces together.. the close proximity of where the carjacking occurred and obviously to where teh prison is located and also due to the tine factor. they happened really close to each other, thats definitely our priority lead authorities are looking for a toyota rav 4 ... liccense plate number 6-s-t-z- 5-0-2. the 21 year old ... who is 5'5" and weighs 177 pounds, fits the victim's description .... however police say the two incidents could still be unrelated and are investigating both possibilities.mendoza was serving a 5 year sentence for use of a deadly weapon during a car jacking, attempted car jacking, and evading a peace officer while driving recklessly.so our officers are looking for the outstanding inmate as well as investigating the carjacking standupit isn't clear if the suspect is armed ... authorities are urging .... (robin) a family in the
south bay is demanding answers ... after a deadly police shooting on christmas morning. police are saying it was a case of mistaken identity ... and the shooter is still on the loose. the shooting happened on fruitdale and leigh avenue in san jose. now victim's family is speaking out for the first time since her death. kron4's gayle ong has the latest. loved ones are seeking justice for 24 year old jennifer vasquez...the woman shot and killed by san jose police early christmas morning.in a press conference thursday afternoon,police chief eddie garcia explains vasquez was mistaken for a suspect of a shooting tuesday morning but he says the officer's actions were justified.at 2 a-m, police say they responded to 911 calls of shots fired near story road and clemence avenue..upon arrival, officers found two people suffering from gunshot wounds,and witnesses pointing out a white
vehicle leaving the scene.. vasquez was driving a white toyota camry around that time,with her friend linda bueno in the passenger seat. police say vasquez was driving a stolen car..when they tried to pull the women over,they fled the scene leading officers on a high speed chase, that lasted 7 minutes, police say vasquez crashed on a chain linked fence on fruitdale and leigh avenue. after further investigation, officers say vasquez is not connected to the initial shooting officers responded to and no weapon was found in vasquez's car, vasquez's parents met up with the police chief after the press conference..then later at a vigil where their daughter died..through a
translator,vasquez's mother is demanding justice and a list of demands from the san jose police department.. (robin) in the east bay ... a judge has suspended criminal proceedings against the man accused of stabbing and killing 18-year-old nia wilson. 28-year-old john lee cowell appeared in court yesterday. an alameda county judge says there is substantial evidence that cowell is incompetent to stand trial. he is accused of killing wilson and injuring her sister at the macarthur bart station back in july. cowell's attorney says it appears her client's delusions and paranoia are becoming more common. two doctors will now evaluate cowell. the judge is expected to meet with attorneys in february to discuss their findings. (robin) a big story this morning. we are getting new pictures of the man suspected of killing a newman police officer in stanislaus county. the manhunt continues this morning for this man. officials are not confirming his name at this time but they do say he
is in the country illegally. as kron4's justine waldman has the latest on the investigation. chief randy richardson: "please remember the man. please remember the husband. please remember what he was well he came to this country to do. yes he was a police officer but more importantly he was a human being." with tears streaming down his face...chief randy richardson said corp ronil sighn is an american patriot. thirty-three-year-old singh is a native of fiji and came to the us to be a police officer, so he could serve his country. he has been with the newman police department since 2011. durign a traffic stop wednesday, the driver of a pickup truck without a license plate. shot and killed him. he leaves behind a wife and baby boy.sot he will never hear his 5 month old son talk, he will never see him walk. doesnt get to hold him hug his wife say good night because of a coward took
his life. to find the killer, thursday night, dectectives from the stan sheriffs office searched a property in el nido in merced county. the suspect was not located and the investigation remains fluid. the sheriff would not name the suspect, but confrimed the suspect is in the country illegally.sot he doesnt belong here he is a crimina,president trump tweeted "it is time to get tough on border security. he ended the post "build the wall."officers have recovered the truck, and will stop at nothing to find this accused cop killer."stanislaus county sheriff adam christianson"we will relentlessly continue to hunt our suspect down and bring him to justice. there is also his police dog sam, who was there during the shooting, but was not hurt. the k9 will retire, and go live with the family. so they don't lose an other loved one. in the newsroom
justine waldman kron 4 news. (robin) a berkeley man was rescued after he fell while rock climbing in joshua tree national monument in san bernardino county. here is a picture of the helicopter used to rescue the man. the fall happened yesterday afternoon. sheriff's officials say he fell about 50 feet and suffered serious injuries. officials airlifted him to a trauma center ... where he is recovering this morning. (robin) as you begin putting away your holiday decorations ... the city of san francisco is getting ready to recycle christmas trees. trees will be collected from residents between january 2nd and january 11th, before 6 a.m. on regular collection days. the trees should be free of all tinsel, decorations, stands and lights officials also ask that trees over six feet tall be cut in half and that trees not be placed in plastic bags. the city recycled more than 500 tons of christmas trees
last year. (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... a new law in 2019 ... impacting new cars bought at dealerships.we'll explain. (robin) plus ... the latest on the migrant crisis at the border. how congress is investigating the deaths of two children in u-s custody. (robin) and parts of the bay area will experience strong winds today. we'll have a look a the conditions. this is not a bed.
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strong winds and cooler temperatures are pushing through the bay area. and as kron 4's dan thorn reports ... the easy bay is seeing some of the stronger gusts. a tree falls and blocks a popular san francisco street in hayes valley as weather officials issue a wind advisory..there was no one in the delivery truck at the time--but it serves as a warning as gusty winds move through the bay area..weather officials say the strong wind may knock down more trees or tree limbs and possibly knock out power. sot: the winds were pretty strong i just you don't always like wind when you have like hats and everything always getting off..dylan and his friend frank noticed the windier conditions also brought in colder temperatures..sot: it was pretty uncomfortable im not
acclimated to this cold weather.. but it didn't keep them from eating ice cream.. sot: ice cream is good all the time..paul mcdermott and his girlfriend were dressed as polar opposites as the temperatures hovered just above 50 degrees in pleasanton..she's bundled up..he's in shorts..sot: you can always put on more clothes--can't take them off. plenty more sunshine to look forward to this friday with temperatures remaining comfortably cool in the upper 50's and low 60's. wind
(robin) a big story this morning ... congress is promsing to investigate after two children died this month in the custody of u.s. customs and border protection. and we have learned that the 8-year-old guatemalan boy who died on christmas eve had the flu. kron 4's washington correspondent alexandra limon reports. humanitarian agencies around the world are alamred by the deaths of two immigrant children in u.s. customs and border protection custody - joanne lin / amnesty internationalthe current system in place at homeland security department is a patchwork system of short term border patrol processing centers that are not designed to care for children, especially sick children. joanne lin with amnesty international says congress and federal agencies need to coordinate to better handle and receive families and children at the border. alexandra limon in a statement
incoming house speaker nancy pelosi said congress will investigate the deaths. illinois senator richard durbin is calling for the resignation of dhs secretary kiertjen nielsen. senator feinstein asking for the senate judiciary committee to hold a hearing.meanwhile dhs announced secretary nielsen plans to visit the us mexico border friday. nielsen says new rules will require that all children in cbp custody receive thorough health screenings. and says there will be more medically trained border patrol agents in remote areas. amnesty international says more needs to be done. joanne lin / amnesty internationalthis administration has continued to focus on building the us mexico border wall or constructing more immigration detention facilities, without looking at the root causes.in a statement secretary nielsen blames parents for taking children on the dangerous journey. in washingotn alexandra limon
(robin) tax payers in el paso, texas, will not be on the hook for the cost of caring for undocumented immigrants released by immigration and customs enforcement. the agency has dropped hundreds of immigrants at bus stations over the past few days, without an apparent plan for housing. a non-profit in el paso has taken charge, placing immigrants in its network of 20 shelters. as hundreds more immigrants were released throughout the week, the city's office of emergency management has continued offering help. (robin) a spokesperson for the city of el paso says the city can't offer to open a shelter because it has to follow specific federal guidelines that constitute an emergency. most of immigrants travel
the "unbreakable" franchise is being predicted to have a big opening weekend. rick damigella has that story and more in the hollywood minute. "the three of you think you have extraordinary gifts, like something out of a comic book." it could be a smashing debut for "glass." deadline reports the third movie in m. night shyamalan's "unbreakable" series is tracking to have an opening weekend of between 50 to 75 million dollars in ticket sales. the movie's budget is reportedly just 20 million, according to box office mojo. "glass" opens january 18th.(nat music)"now, you must choose, what you stand for."here's a sneak peek at "the kid who would be king." the movie stars louis ashbourne serkis, son of actor/director andy serkis, and sir patrick stewart as the wizard merlin, in a new spin on the king arthur legend. "the kid who would be king" rides into theaters january 25th."this round is extremely competitive. you will be up
against some of the best singers in the country."(nat music)a new trailer is out for "teen spirit." the music-drama stars elle fanning as a shy teenager who enters an international singing competition. "teen spirit" debuted at the toronto film festival last fall, and hits movie theaters on april 5th. in hollywood, i'm rick damigella. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break.
welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. plenty more sunshine to look forward to this friday with temperatures remaining comfortably cool in the upper 50's and low 60's. wind advisories will expire with some upper elevation areas continuing to see breezy conditions through the afternoon. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richnd