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chief randy richardson/newman police department "you have to understand this was not supposed to happen here. i've been to too many of these funerals and i never thought ever that i would have to be doing this." (grant)this." (grant) the police chief choked up as he spoke about his officer who was killed the day after christmas.(grant) the newman police department has 12 members. so the death of one of their own, hits especially hard. thanks for joining us, i am grant lodes.(vicki) and i'm vicki liviakis. corporal ronil singh was shot during a traffic stop thursday. and and we just learned sheriff's deputies in merced county are serving a search warrant right now in connection to the killing. justine waldman is live in our newsroom..with all the
latest information. justine, we learned today, the suspect is in the country illegally. .. (justine) the police chief crying as he talked about corporal ronil singh. saying the fiji born officer is an "american patriot." ...who he came to the u.s. to serve this country. meanwhile, we also learned today the suspect is in the country illegally. "i did not know christmas morning at 4 when i said goodbye to him and sent him off to his family that it would be the last time that i saw him." with tears
streaming down his face...chief randy richardson said corp ronil sighn didn't want to work cristmas. but he took the shift day, because he loved being a police officer. thirty-three- year-old singh is a native of fiji and had been with the newman police department since 2011. he was shot wednesday after stopping a pickup truck without a license plate. 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. there is also his police dog sam, who was there during the shooting, but was not hurt. he will retire, and go live with the family. so they don't lose an other loved one.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." as the newman police departent grieves. nearby agencies have stepped in and intensified the search
for the suspect. officers have recovered the truck. and will stop at nothing to find this accused cop killer. sheriff adam christianson/ stanislaus county "and we will relentlessly continue to hunt our suspect down and bring him to justice (justine) stanislaus county sheriff that the gunman is in united states illegally but didn't release his name or other details. president donald trump says the death shows the the need for a border crackdown. he posted this tweet: that it's "time to get tough on border security." he ended the message with: "build the wall!" (grant) developing news tonight... a desperate search is underway after an inmate escaped from san quentin prison in marin county. (vicki) the inmate is also suspected of being involved in a carjacking
in san rafael shortly after he escaped. kron 4's haaziq madyun is live outside of san quentin tonight with details on who polcie are looking for. it has been 18-years since an inmate successfully escaped from san quentin prison. in this current case it appears the inmate escaped while working at an exterior site on the prison's property a carjacking and an escaped prison inmate appear to be connected. 21-year-old shalom mendoza escaped from san quentin prison. he was reported missing around 9:35pm wednesday during an inmate count. mendoza is described as a hispanic male with short brown hair and brown eyes. he is 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighs 177- pounds. investigators say mendoza was last accounted for inside the prison at 5:55pm about a mile away from san quentin prison is this home depot. this is where san
rafael police responded to a carjacking wednesday night around 9:17pmsotthe carjacked vehicle is described as a silver toyota rav4 with california license plate number 6-s-t-z-5-0-2shalom mendoza was received by the california department of corrections and rehablitation in december 2017. he is serving a five year prison sentence for use of a deadly weapon during a carjacking in los angeles county. sgt. graham says the carjacking suspect in this case also appears to have been armedsot
the department of corrections has issued a statewide be- on-the-lookout for shalom mendoza, whom police consider armed and dangerous and ask if any sees him or that silver toyota rav4, license plate 6-s-t-z-5-0-2, to call 9-1-1 right away...outside san quentin prison, haaziq madyun kron4news (grant) a big story tonight... 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 today. 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. (vicki) happening now-- a vigil is underway for the victim of a deadly officer involved shooting in san jose. it happened on christmas morning -- and the woman's family is speaking out for the first time since her death. kron 4's gabe slate is live in san jose tonight with the details. gabe? around 2am san jose police officers say they responded to 911 calls of shots fired near story road and clemence avenue with reports that the shooter was in a white vehicle leaving the scene. san jose police chief eddie garcia says when officers first arrived on the scene, they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds, their current identity and condition is unknown, but they are alive.sound from - "when officers arrived
witnesses pointed out a white vehicle leaving the scene, saying that way, they shot" those first responding officers broadcasted the description of that vehicle to the incoming wave of other officers about to arrive on the scene.sound from - san jose police chief eddie garcia "second officer saw a vehicle matching description and called in license plate and it was stolen car "at this time the police chief says his officers working off the description of the suspect vehicle, a white car, and then learning this car was reported stolen. believed they were pursuing the suspects who had just shot people at the story road scene. it was reported two women were driving the suspect car. police say they tried to pull over this suspect vehicle and they fled at a high speed, and lead them on a dangerous chase through surface streets and on the highway.sound from - san jose police chief eddie garcia "pursuit lasted 7 minutes ended at fruitdale ave, the driver of suspect car 24 years-old, san jose resident
jennifer vasquez, was shot and killed by the 4 san jose police officers .the passenger 28 years-old san jose resident linda buenoof that vehicle was also struck by a bullet but later released from a hospital and now is being held in jail. police say the two women driving the stolen white car that matched witness descriptions of a vehicle that fled the shooting scene, and then these women fleeing from police with high speed chase, and then trying to hit police officers with their car to escape made it seem like these were the suspects from who fled the nearby shootingbut as coincidence would have it san jose police chief says, the 2 women running from police in the stolen vehicle, had nothing to do with the shooting.sound from - san jose police chief eddie garcia" san jose police chief says the
body camera footage from the 4 police officers who shot jennifer vasquez, shows their life was in danger, this video will be released after an investigation into the shooting being conducted by the santa clara county district attorney's office and the san jose police department's homicide unit. the four officers involved were placed on routine paid administrative leave wants fed. investigation, body cam footage now, wants 4 officers criminally charged, they want more information to be released on the whole incident, they say jennifer vasquez, the driver got along with everyone and they don't understand why this happened, they believe that police could have taken different action. coming up at 6p hear from the parents of jennifer vasquez
(anchor1) taking a live (anchor1) (anchor1) taking a live look outside-- our sutro camera looking at the golden gate bridge. (anchor 2) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a windy day around the bay area. blustery winds made for a cool day. the doppler radar is showing
mostly dry weather across the state. on the satellite you can see the high pressure building along the west coast while low pressure sits over nevada. the difference between the two is causing some gusty winds. tonight will be mostly clear and windy at times. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. tomorrow will start windy in the morning but the winds will subside by the afternoon. highs will be in the 50s and low 60s. the weekend looks fair with a mix of sunshine and a few clouds. the weather pattern lookd dry into the new year. (vicki) coming up.. another hack could have
affected thousands of people here in the bay area. details on the information stolen from customers. (grant) plus--- backlash is growing after a young boy dies in government custody at the u-s mexico border. the changes lawmakers are now promising. (vicki) plus-- we are just days away from ringing in the new year... and ringing in new laws. the ones you need to know... after the break.
buying a puppy or driving a car, our legislators are changing the rules in 2019. kron 4's catherine heenan has more. arf arfstarting january first, all pet stores will be barred from reselling dogs, cats and rabbits from breeders.assembly bill 485 is designed to crack down on abusive puppy mills. stores can still sell animals from shelters and rescues.the law does not prevent people who want purebred dogs from going directly to breeders. after the first of the year, the state issued green and white stickers will no longer give you a free ride in the diamond lane.you'll need to get a red sticker instead.a=b 544 is aimed at easing congestion in h=o=v lanes. kachingcalifornia's minimum wage is going up by a buck to twelve dollars an hour for companies with more than 25 employees.most bay area cities already have higher minimum wages.on january first, san jose, san mateo and several
other cities will boost their minimum to 15 dollars, and in mountain view it will increase to 15 dollars and 65 cents.and then there is this weird one. a=b 1217 allows liquor sales in a cemetery designated as a historic place by the city of los angeles.just one place qualifies: the hollywood forever cemetery, next to paramount studios.now you'll be able to drink a toast on the graves of celebrities ranging from cecil b demille and marion davies to jayne mansfield and dee dee ramone. (grant) and there are even more laws you need to know about in 2019. coming up at 6 we will have part two of the series. (grant) and speaking of 2019... be sure to tune into kron 4 as we ring in the new year. justine waldman and i will count us down to 2019... capped off with a huge
fireworks show over the bay bridge. it is the only live fireworks show in the bay area. new years live kicks off at 11:30 p-m monday only on kron 4... (vicki) a data breach at bevmo may have compromised thousands of customers' credit card information. the concord based company says that somebody planted a computer code on its online checkout page... and that may have allowed the hacker to steal the credit card numbers of more than 14-thousand people. this affects any customers who made an online purchase between august 2nd and september 26th. the hacker may have also gotten away with people's names... addresses and phone numbers. (vicki) in less than two weeks, california's new governor will take the oath of office. kron 4's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala shows us the preparations underway for gavin newsom's inauguration. ((pkg))on the west side capitol lawn... the christmas tree is coming down.crews thursday cleared leaves and wrapped up christmas lights ..
clearing the way on the side of the building where gavin newsom will take his oath of office((nats))a few blocks down... the golden 1 center is preparing for the "california rises" concert.this week, newsom announced the lineup for the fire victims benefit concert on the eve of his inauguration: pitbull is the headliner along with rock group x ambassadors, rapper common.((nats)) local butte county band.. cold weather sons will also perform. the group recently released a song in the wake of the camp fire. with thousands expected to come to sacramento for newsom's inaugural events... preparation will take several days.tag. (anchor) (anchor) taking a live look outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco. (anchor)
time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a windy day around the bay area. blustery winds made for a cool day. the doppler radar is showing mostly dry weather across the state. on the satellite you can see the high pressure building along the west coast while low pressure sits over nevada. the difference between the two is causing some gusty winds. tonight will be mostly clear and windy at times. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. tomorrow will start windy in the morning but the winds will
(grant) still ahead... a lot of senior dogs are looking for their forever home before the new year. and there is now a big push in the bay area to get them adopted. muttville dog rescue founder sherri franklin joins us in studio to explain how you can help. (vicki) plus after the break... a young couple finds thousands of dollars inside a diaper bag. and they track down the family it belongs to. we'll show you the emotional reunion.
a southern california man says he is extremely grateful the couple who found his lost diaper bag went the extra mile to track him down.(vicki) there was a lot more than diapers in that bag for his baby -- his family's passports and thousands of dollars in cash were inside. greg mills has the story. natsot"oh my god! i'm still shaking."for good reason. these good samaritans returned this man's diaper bag to him. inside they discovered a whole lot more than diapers. gabriel ruiz/found diaper bag "we saw the wallet, opened that up and then there was just a ton of money in there." this man doesn't want his name used, but this is his wife's wallet, which was inside the bag.natsot"this is her passport. and a lot of money." five thousand dollars inside. every penny this couple from vietnam has. this man is attending college here in
southern californianatsot "that's got to pay for rent and my tuition for school and my baby."here's what he says happened. christmas evening, he, his wife and daughter came here to naples in long beach to take in the christmas displays.this couple happened to come here too for the same reason. he put his bag down to take a picture and says he forgot to pick it up.gabriel ruiz and gabriela jauregui took a picture at the same spot.gabriela jauregi/found diaper bag"we turn around there's a backpack on a seat." they waited awhile for the owner. when no one picked it up, they looked inside for id, saw all that money and spent the night trying to find out who it belongs togabriela jauregi/found diaper bag"the names are in vietnamese and everything and no address on the passports. we stayed up all night."they couldn't sleep. neither could he. gabriela jauregi/found diaper bag"i thought how can i get back to my country? how can i pay my tuition? my rent? cuz i already have baby."he came back and spent hours looking. he posted signs. came back to search in the morning. no luck.meanwhile, early in the morning, this couple found a secret compartment in the bag. gabriela jauregi/found diaper
bag"there was a bunch of papers."satisfied, they finally fell asleep and called him in the morning. asking him first to describe the bag to make sure it was legit.he did. they came to the address they found to return the bag that they found.gabriela jauregi/found diaper bag"so happy we were abl to find you. natsot"you just saved my life. can i have a hug please?" (grant) that was greg mills reporting. the young couple who returned the money say yes, they could have used the cash-- but they say they never once doubted doing the good deed and returning it to its owner. (vicki) next on kron4 news at 5... the niners are getting ready for their final game of the season. and it's going to be a tough matchup. kate rooney joins us in studio to talk about how the team is preparing for the l-a rams. (grant) a second child dies in government custody at the u-s mexcio border. and now lawmakers are promising more oversight and investigations. we'll have the latest after the break.
(grant) our top storty tonight at 5:30... two children died this month in the custody of u.s. customs and border protection and now congress is promsing to investigate. (vicki) it has been a decade since the last time a child died in border control custody... according to a statemnet from homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen. kron 4's washingotn correspondent alexandra limon reports. pkg humanitarian