After years of legal wrangling, Dr. William Hamilton Ayres, an 81-year-old former San Mateo psychiatrist accused of molesting boys during examinations in the 1990s, admitted to the charges against him Thursday.
Conflicting accounts emerged Monday from the driver and a surviving passenger as to exactly what happened when a stretch limousine burst into flames on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, killing five women and injuring four others.
San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people this week who possessed several weapons and roughly $13,650 worth of drugs, a sheriff’s commander said.
San Mateo County election officials announced Thursday that 65 uncounted provisional ballots from November’s election were found last week in a vault at the department’s headquarters.
A gas line break at Third Avenue and El Camino Real in downtown San Mateo had the large intersection shut down while crews worked to fix the line Wednesday morning, San Mateo police Sgt. David Norris said.
A father of seven was being credited with saving his family from a 2-alarm fire at a residence in San Mateo early Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
Police were investigating three home burglaries that occurred in a Belmont neighborhood Friday and appear to be connected to a string of recent burglaries in San Mateo and Hillsborough.
San Mateo police arrested a Los Altos man on child pornography charges this week after he was seen hanging around gymnastics classes taking photos of young children with his mobile phone.
A former Aragon High School water polo coach convicted of sexually abusing a student collapsed to the floor of a San Mateo County courtroom Wednesday morning when he was sentenced to two years in state prison for his crimes, the district attorney said.
A shooting victim who was found early Tuesday morning near a Denny’s restaurant in San Mateo was likely wounded in a gang-related shooting in Salinas on Monday evening, a Salinas police spokesman said.