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>> we had a very alert taxi driver gave us a tip that he believed that he had the escapee in his vehicle. >> reporter: the taxi manager told kpix5 when the driver pulled in for gas on waterloo road near highway 99, deputies hiding in the back sprung the trap. >> he said when he got surrounded by the police, the only thing the guy in the back said was they got me. >> reporter: surveillance video caught the casual escape sunday where he was confined after a 1979 honolulu murder in which he pled not guilty by reason of insanity. >> hi. how are you? >> reporter: another camera picked up his cab ride to the airport. he paid cash for a flight to maui and used a fake name to fly to san jose landing even before the hospital reported him missing. >> his escape should never have happened. i am deeply concerned that such a dangerous person was able to escape from the hawaii state
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hospital and remain undetected for such a long period of time. >> reporter: saito nearly made it out of california, but his luck ran out thanks to the alert cab driver. >> got like goosebumps. that hit home that close. we were right here right by linden. this guy just right there on pump 6 sitting there chilling in the back of the taxi. it was really surreal. >> reporter: saito will be extradited back to hawaii. he is currently -- his trip is being coordinated by officials here on the mainland who are talking about officials in hawaii. he most likely will be sent back with the u.s. marshal's office, although we don't have details when that is going to happen exactly. >> len, this guy is in a mental psychiatric facility in hawaii. how does he get his hands on money, plane tickets, a backpack, cell phone? apparently he had enough cash to get a cab to try to go to
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reno. how did all this happen? >> reporter: it is pretty extraordinary that he had all that stuff. our affiliate in hawaii has uncovered court documents that show he did have a sexual relationship with some of the staff members, three staff members at that facility in hawaii. so the question remains whether or not he got some contraband or had some contacts on the outside. perhaps his brother here, a lot of things being investigated now, but he somehow did get his hands on all those things and was able to elude cap tower from sunday until this morning -- capture from sunday until this morning. >> thank you, len. we now know the gunman responsible for yesterday's deadly shooting rampage in tehama county killed his wife first. police say kevin janson neal killed four other people and died in a shootout with officers near an elementary, the same school he had just shot up. kpix5's juliette goodrich with new details on how school
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staffers kept their students safe. juliette? >> reporter: we're learning new information about some heroes at the school campus trying to keep those children safe and also today the new information that there were five victims. that fifth victim was the gunman's wife. we learned authorities say that he tried to hide her body the night before the deadly rampage. >> we're safe. of course, it takes one idiot and all of a sudden the bullets were just pop, pop, pop. >> reporter: chuck burl lives across the street from the elementary school. he saw the gunman try to ram a stolen truck through the school ground fence. >> when i came out the door, his truck was tangled up in that gate on the right. he started trying to back up. he started tipping his truck over because it was caught on the gate. then he just drove on through it. >> reporter: the elementary school is closed the rest of the week, windows shattered by gunfire boarded up. >> i can tell you that he hit
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multiple buildings. i could tell you that he shot as he came into the quad to the left-hand side of the buildings to the classroom on that side and the k-1 classroom on the right. the whole school was sprayed with gunfire. >> bad man on the loose. >> reporter: it's no secret tehama county law enforcement has had previous run-ins with kevin janson neal even going as far to say he is not law enforcement friendly. >> these firearms are manufactured illegally we believe by him at his home. so they were obtained in an illegal manner, not through a legal process. they're not registered. >> reporter: authorities tell us they had several domestic violence calls from the home here and it may have been what they discovered on monday that led to a motive. authorities say the day before the deadly rampage neal shot and killed his wife. they found her hidden body after serving a search warrant at the home. >> he had literally cut a hole in his floor. we're confident that he
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murdered her, shot her at some point probably late monday and literally just put her body in the floor and covered it up. >> reporter: the next day two men and two women killed during the rampage, 14 injured including this 6-year-old little boy who is recovering in the hospital at uc davis medical center. >> that's the whole thing. they're babies. they're just kids and they're shot at, terrible. >> reporter: and there is a custodian at the school that's credited for saving so many lives, the children and faculty. he didn't want to be identified. he's the one who whisked them inside, locked the doors, got the kids in cover and within seconds before the gunman was starting to spray the school with bullets and really the gunman got frustrat ed he couldn't get inside and that's when he took off. >> all thanks to that brave custodian. juliette, you mentioned the others injured do.
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we have any other updates on those in the hospital? >> reporter: the youngest is a 2-year-old. some of the injuries are bullet wounds. others are from sprayed glass from the glass that shattered and also authorities today are saying that because this is such a rural area and there were bullets flying everywhere they're asking neighbors to check on neighbors to make sure that maybe someone isn't injured and can't call for help. kevin neal >> juliette goodrich, thank you so much. meanwhile the gunman's family is speaking out of kevin neal's mother recalled a phone call with her son monday night. he said, "it's all over now." neal's sister and her brother struggled with mental illness. >> we started to hear more about the victims. obviously you lose yourself in that and you want to worry about them and make sure those kids are okay. in the background you're mourning the loss of your son and your brother. >> neal had been charged with stabbing one of his neighbors
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in january. his mom posted the bail to get him out of jail. a restraining order was supposed to keep him from having guns. the other story we're watching tonight, rain expected around the bay area in evening. here's a live look from downtown walnut creek where the clouds are beginning to move in now and this is what it looks like right now in san jose. beautiful view of the downtown skyline just before sunset. we have team coverage tonight. kpix5's emily turner is in santa rosa where a flash flood watch is in effect, but first let's go right to our meteorologist paul deanno who is tracking the storm. >> on the radar we will go to santa rosa because that is currently the epicenter of the steady rainfall. it has finally moved in. petaluma, rohnert park, st. helena almost to yountville, napa and american canyon. this is the burn zone and now we're getting the steady soaking rainfall that was predicted with rain back through mendocino county toward willis, ukiah, hidden valley
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lake and clovedale. snow level now 7,500 feet, but a lot of moisture piling up against the sierra leading up to 4 feet of snow there. flash flood watch continues only specifically for the burn areas because all that lost vegetation could promote mudslides and/or a debris flow. it's an issue we'll watch all winter long. futurecast looking at where the rain will go moving forward, 9:00 tonight still in the north bay. at midnight the rain crosses the i-80 corridor and will work its way south 3 or 4 a.m. the biggest condition is the north bay burn zone. let's head over to kpix5 reporter emily turner live in santa rosa's fountain grove neighborhood where there are fears of erosion. >> reporter: yeah. it has been wet pretty much all day, but especially in the last hour it's really picked up. i'm going to home out -- hop out of the way so you can see
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what we're talking about, all this debris exposed on the hillside and the concern is this could start sliding downhill. above ground and below there is an all out effort to hold the ground in place in places burned by the fire and it's a race against the clock as rains move into sonoma county. >> with the forecast we knew we had a lot of work to get accomplished in a short period of time. >> reporter: four hand crews are out clearing storm drains making sure water won't run off the roads in a burnt lot and over a dozen crews are threading cameras through storm drains to look for weaknesses or blockages, but there's also concern about sliding hillsides and debris removal sites, which is why all counties are going to leave the slab in place for winter. >> it's completely exposed. it's going to start running down the road, down the hill. there's no brush or nothing to hold the soil. >> reporter: erosion control is part of the army corps of engineers debris removal process, but it is so far down this list homeowners are
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worried about what is going to happen to their lot. for example, removal was complete on this lot today. and already where the foundation once was is now this giant puddle. some homeowners have already been seeding their lawn to make sure it stays in place and if it doesn't, this system of barriers and sandbags is set up to catch most of the debris before it heads down the drain. >> we're preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. that being said, we know that we have the risk in the hillside. we know we've got the compromised infrastructure, our storm drain systems and the damage done by the fire itself. >> reporter: the city of santa rosa has activated its emergency operations center. so they have plenty of eyeballs that are going to be on this area making sure everybody stays safe and everything is safe, but they are asking the community if you see something, dial 911 and let themment. live in santa rosa, emily -- them know. live in santa rosa, emily turner, kpix5. meanwhile in san francisco flood barriers have been installed in the city's mission
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district. crews were out on 17th and folsom setting them up. the low lying neighborhood has been prone to flooding in the past. crews also cleaned some storm drains and sewer lines in other parts of the city. coming up they tried to steal jewelry and failed, the search for mass suspects who pepper sprayed store employees. >> plus the ucla athletes caught shoplifting in china say they let america down. >> we are live in the sierra which could get 4 feet of snow.
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jewelry store.... but didn't get >> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces. new at 5:00 a group of would be thieves tried to smash their way into a jewelry store but didn't get very far. it happened at the diamond ring company in pleasanton stone
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ridge shopping center monday night and it was all caught on camera. watch as seven suspects break into the store armed with hammers. they repeatedly pound into that shatter-proof glass and it doesn't break. police say they pepper spray the employees to keep them back, but the hammers were no match. they took off empty handed. a man and woman were killed after gunfire erupted inside a richmond home around 7:30 last night on view drive. a total of four people were shot in what they believe is a targeted attack. police were out last night searching the area. the victims are both 24 years old. their names have not yet been released. police tell us this is usually a quiet neighborhood. >> hilltop green neighborhood is very quiet. it's a residential neighborhood, decent folks over there, never really have a lot of criminal activity. >> police have not released a description of the shooter or a motive. the two other victims are currently in the hospital.
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this is the city's 12th homicide of the year. those three ucla basketball players accused of shoplifting in china are saying they're sorry. liangelo ball, cody riley, jalen hill mobbed by reporters when they arrived back in the united states last night. their team was invited to play their season opener in china. the freshmen stole from three different stores including a loui vitton shop. today the three said they let america down. >> i know this goes beyond me letting my school down. i let my entire country down. i'll never make a mistake like this again. >> what i did was stupid. there's just no other way to put it. >> i can't thank the incredible folks here at ucla, the pac 12 and even president trump and his administration for the nonstop efforts to resolve this situation. >> the players also thanked president trump for helping with their release. the three will be suspended
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from the team indefinitely. the sierra. back on our storm watch tonight, this next weather system is expected to bring several feet of snow to the sierra, but reporter lisa meadows tells us so far things are off to a wet, rainy start. lisa? dungeness crab sea >> reporter: that's right, ken. we're out here in keenville. let me show you what we have at this location. it's not necessarily snow. we basically just saw this just reach that freezing level, so we're dealing more so with sleet pellets. the first snow that we had caused a 16 car pile-up and that was due to the sleet pellets, so definitely an issue when it comes to travel, but when it comes to driving condition, it's all rain, showers until you get to blue canyon and above 5,600 feet you're getting this hard sleet. it is accumulating on the roadways and has caused a couple accidents. chp reported one rollover and a
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couple cars slid off the road and paid their way into the ditches. caltrans are out with the plows getting this off the roadways and throwing down sand. we're in keenville. we'll see warmer air in the nighttime hours. so we are still looking at the main impact at least as we go overnight should be kind of the slush that we're seeing on the roads, but again caltrans, they're out there making sure they're getting it off the roads. so the commute is not as bad at least at this time. inlisa meadows, kpix5. >> talking about safety on the roads and even in the bay area especially at night. we'll see rainfall increasing in intensity tonight and perhaps extending into the morning commute. it's not raining in a good chunk of the bay area right
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now. soon it will, once it does rain, it will be pounding on your rooftop. where is the leading edge of the rain? in marin county stretching across the bay to richmond and now berkeley. steady rain developing in san rafael and novato, not san francisco yet. it will be a few more hours before it crosses the golden gate and we have that steady soaking rain right over the burn zone of napa and sonoma county including san jose north to clearlake. hayward, union city and redwood city will be tomorrow morning before you get rain. cloudy from our mount vaca cam, mild, oakland 64, rain in santa rosa, 52. winter storm where we may see some isolated snowfall totals of 4 feet way up top above 10,000 feet in the sierra crest. the majority of the sierra below 6,000 feet rain from 6,000 feet up to about 8,000 feet looking at 8 to 15 inches of snow, so a moderate size storm tonight into tomorrow for the sierra.
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mid-50s tonight with cloud cover and rain, vallejo, fremont, redwood city 55, san francisco 57 degrees. it's interesting watching every come together. we have -- everything come together. we have a storm system to our north. we have tropical storm to our south. if we had that streaming in but no storm, it would rain but not pour. when you combine the two roughly arriving at the same time over the bay area, you do get the opportunity for moderate to heavy rainfall. we're seeing that begin to come to fruition in the north bay and will work it's way south overnight. at midnight the rain crosses the golden gate. it will push south into the south bay before sunrise. the heavy, steady rainfall will clear out after sunrise. then we're left with scattered showers the remainder of the day into thursday evening, friday a whole different weather ballgame. we're talking sunshine. rainfall totals, not much has changed the past 24 hours, south bay up to 1 inch of rainfall, east bay 1 to 2
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inches, north bay 1 to 3 inches with higher amounts in the hills and same story in the coastal range of santa cruz and san mateo counties. soaking rain is likely to persist through the morning commute. scattered showers do continue into tomorrow afternoon. the wettest part of this storm will be overnight tonight. oakland 62 tomorrow, fremont 62, napa 60, san francisco 60 degrees, morning rain, scattered showers in the afternoon. saturday, sunday, dry and another round of rain is coming up on monday. so it's not the hugest storm, but we're talking about a flash flood watch into the burn zone. it's not the amount of rainfall, but it's the rain combined with the fact that that vegetation was burned out and cleared out and what's left may liquefy rather quickly. coming up dungeness crab season is in full swing. we'll give you a sneak peek at
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the first catch. >> coming up at 11:00 tonight, cell phone towers coming soon to this bay area neighborhood, the outrage over a plan to put them near schools. one man even says he's going to move after 25 years. three of every four cars towed in san jose never get claimed. >> they're actually losing money every time they have to tow a car like this. >> we found most owners abandon them to avoid steep fees. >> after 5:00 it's going to be another $90. >> now the city may consider giving some offenders a break. >> people who get towed for the first time or who are very low income. >> expect original reporting from kpix5 news, expect more.
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day of the commercial crab season in the bay area. 5's anne well, the first catches are in as fishermen wrap up the first day of commercial crab season here in the bay area. >> kpix5's anne makovec was there as the boats made their way back to the dogs. -- docks. >> reporter: the commercial dungeness crab season is on. the first boats are coming into fisherman's wharf in san francisco loaded with fresh local crab. >> the crabs are plump. they're hard. they're heavy. they're good. >> reporter: joseph dalia's boat just brought in about 7,500 pounds, a welcome haul after three rough years for the local industry. two weren'ts ago it was an -- winters ago it was an excess of
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domoic acid and then it was a price dispute leaving to crabs going unharvested. >> crab season always brings drama, kind of like the soap opera of crab season. >> reporter: the agreed upon price this season is that he dollars per pound which is still -- is $3 per pound which is still subject to extenuating circumstances which today has been a little rough. >> other boats got turned around and other boats, their equipment broke, so they're stuck here. >> reporter: restaurants are ready for whatever they can get. as for galia and his crew -- >> we're going to offload and go back out. >> reporter: in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix5. >> the fresh local crabs could be in markets by friday. we'll be right back.
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