Hundreds Told To Leave San Mateo County Beaches Over Weekend For Violating Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

San Mateo County authorities told over 900 people to leave beaches over the weekend after learning they were from outside the area, a violation of the county's coronavirus shelter-in-place order.

Hundreds Told To Leave San Mateo County Beaches Over Weekend For Violating Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

PACIFICA (CBS SF) – San Mateo County authorities told over 900 people to leave beaches over the weekend after learning they were from outside the area, a violation of the county’s coronavirus shelter-in-place order.

As part of the county’s order (.pdf), people who are leaving their homes for outdoor recreation are required to stay within five miles from their residence.

Pacifica police said 275 people were booted off of Linda Mar Beach alone from Friday through Sunday after learning they lived more than five miles away. Nearly half the cars parked by beaches and trails were also from out of the area.

File photo of Chopper 5 over Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, April 15, 2020. (CBS)

“The city of Pacifica is committed to following the Health Officer’s orders in order to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, while also continuing to allow the public within a 5 mile radius to safely access our beautiful beaches,” Mayor Deirdre Martin said in a statement.

ALSO READ: Warm Weather Draws Out-Of-Towners To Pacifica Beaches Despite Shelter In Place Order

“However, the data we’ve collected and the enforcement we’ve had to take suggests many are not taking these orders seriously. This is alarming because unsafe conditions are occurring and, as a result, the city, in coordination with the state, may be left with no choice but to close the beaches entirely to everyone unless conditions improve,” the mayor went on to say.

Meanwhile, another 650 people up and down the county’s coastline were issued warnings over the weekend, the sheriff’s office noted.

“They did their best to keep up with the thousands of people visiting the coast,” Lt. Stephanie Josephson said. “We had hundreds of people on the beach and practically anywhere they could find a place to sit along the coast line. Most families encountered had packed their family vehicle with bags of toys, food and items for a full day at the beach.”

Deputies urged people to recreate near their homes and said that they will continue to enforce the shelter-in-place order.

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Fremont Serial Burglary Suspect Re-Arrested Days After $0 Bail Release; 3 Others Arrested, Released Again

A Fremont man who was arrested on numerous charges including multiple counts of commercial burglary - and then released on zero bail - was re-arrested nine days after his release after another major crime spree in Santa Clara County and then released again on zero bail, according to authorities.

Fremont Serial Burglary Suspect Re-Arrested Days After $0 Bail Release; 3 Others Arrested, Released Again

FREMONT (CBS SF) — A Fremont man who was arrested on numerous charges including multiple counts of commercial burglary – and then released on zero bail – was re-arrested nine days after his release after another major crime spree in Santa Clara County and then released again on zero bail, according to authorities.

Fremont police said 34-year-old Kristopher Sylvester was arrested on April 2 after a series of burglaries in March at several Fremont schools and at a Hertz car rental in the city. Aside from the burglaries, he was charged with committing a burglary during a state of emergency, possession of stolen property, possession of a loaded firearm, felony evading, and a probation violation.

Sylvester was booked into the Alameda County Jail and was released on April 7th on $0 bail after his arraignment. He was issued a court date for June 2020 to continue his case from the Fremont arrest. The zero bail standard for non-violent felonies has been in effect since April 13 to slow the spread of coronavirus within jail facilities.

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On April 16th, Sylvester was arrested again by Santa Clara police after another major crime spree throughout the county, which included the theft of 23 cars from a San Jose Hertz car rental on April 13 involving three other suspects, police said.

That morning, Milpitas police responded to an auto burglary with the suspect vehicle being one of the stolen car from Hertz. The suspects left behind two cash registers stolen during a burglary in Palo Alto earlier in the day. Detectives recovered surveillance video were able to identify Sylvester as one of the suspects, police said.

At 2 a.m. on April 16, Santa Clara police responded to a series of burglaries that had just happened and found a suspect vehicle which was one of those stolen from the San Jose Hertz. The vehicle fled, at one point driving the wrong way on San Tomas Expressway, and crashed. Sylvester was arrested at the scene, along with 32-year-old Jacob Mauck of Fremont, on charges including burglary, possession of stolen property, felony evading, committing a crime during a state of emergency, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest, and a probation violation.

That same day, Milpitas police recovered two more of the stolen Hertz cars, arresting  27-year-old Cody Ward of Fremont and 35-year-old Jana Cornehl of Fremont. Several others of the stolen Hertz vehicles have been recovered within the past few days, police said.

Cornehl was photographed and fingerprinted at Santa Clara County jail and released with a citation. Sylvester, Mauck, and Ward were booked into jail on April 16; however all three were released on April 20th by a Santa Clara County judge on $0 bail. They were issued court dates in June, police said

More than half of the stolen Hertz vehicles have been recovered and detectives are still investigating the burglaries.

Police said all four have significant criminal history in Alameda County. Sylvester has multiple arrests for firearms, stolen vehicle and drug possession, burglary, and identity theft; he is on probation for two separate incidents.

Mauck has prior arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, battery causing significant injury, and robbery. Ward is on probation for possession of a stolen vehicle and has prior arrests for burglary, identity theft and drug charges.

Cornehl is on probation for identity theft and has prior arrests for grand theft, possession of counterfeit checks, stolen property and dangerous drugs.

 

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