A Bay Area man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days has postponed entering a plea for the second time.
A man accused of kidnapping his two children from their South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never endangered them.
Christopher Maffei is accused of forcibly taking his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son from their grandmother while the children’s mother was in court seeking a restraining order against him.
A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail.
The Coast Guard said it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.
A yacht allegedly stolen by a man who had kidnapped his two children from South San Francisco earlier this week was spotted Friday morning in the waters off of Pillar Point Harbor, a police spokesman said.
A 16-year-old girl and a 51-year-old man were rescued after their boat capsized south of the San Mateo Bridge Friday afternoon.
With the Fourth of July approaching, marine patrol officers in Contra Costa are warning boaters to be extra careful on the Delta.
Three people were arrested for allegedly burglarizing San Francisco’s Hunters Point Shipyard after traveling there by boat early Monday morning, police said.
An Oakland woman was in custody following a boat crash in Alameda Friday morning that prompted a fruitless eight-hour search for a nonexistent missing passenger.