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bernard is live in vallejo with the chilling details. >> reporter: deon and dan, vallejo police investigating this. the thought of it is totally creepy. somebody inside your house while you're sleeping. it just happened to one local family. >> mine and my sister's reaction, we both got chills. >> reporter: shandell got chills afters. ing they weren't alone sunday morning. their home security system revealing a man wearing a red hoodie on the prowl inside the house while they were sleeping. >> he just came in here, seems like he knew where he was going. >> reporter: the man first seen on a neighbor's security camera walking by the house several times before breaking in through the backyard. >> he slid this and reached over to unlock this sliding door here. >> reporter: once inside he tries to move one of the security cameras in the living room, but most shocking of all, the man is seen upstairs peeking into the bedroom of a 4-year-old
girl and a 1-year-old boy while they slept. >> i'm like, there's a random stranger in the house looking inside my niece's -- my 4-year-old niece's room. >> reporter: the prowler stole electronics from the house, computers, and ipads. >> he went back inside and went back out, carried more stuff, put it in his trunk. >> reporter: the man whose face is hard to see made three separate trips without waking anyone. nobody was harmed but the family feeling violated and afraid. >> your house is supposed to be a safe place. it's not supposed to be in any type of danger. >> reporter: that security camera did not get a good shot of the car the suspect was driving, but apparently he left behind a pair of gloves. police are now analyzing those for dna evidence. meantime the family says they plan to upgrade their security systems. they also plan to adopt a very big dog. we're live in vallejo, cornell bernard, abc 7 news.
in the east bay, three shootings in three days on highways have left the chp on alert tonight. gunfire killed an antioch woman along highway 4 in concord on saturday. two other people survived shootings. one yesterday on 580 in livermore, a possible case of road rage. a third on i-80 in richmond. the chp says all victims were targeted. officers blame gang violence for the death saturday of this young woman, destiny hillary. investigators say the shootings are not connected and no one has been arrested. a dangerous drive for a woman in vallejo. you can see a bullet hole in her driver's side door. she says this happened while she was driving saturday night on garnet drive in the middle of a neighborhood. the driver was understandably shaken up but not hurt. new developments with the college cheating scandal. a hillsborough woman made her first court appearance. the "boston globe" reports davina isaacson, seen here with husband bruce, appeared 11 days
earlier than expected. she did not enter a plea and was released on a $1 million bond. the couple is accused of paying more than $600,000 to get their daughters into usc and ucla. prosecutors say $250,000 of that payment was made with facebook stock. students caught up in the college admissions scandal could have their admission revoked or be expelled from usc. the school has notified the students whose cases it is reviewing. a list of bay area parents who have been charged in the college admissions scandal is one of the top-viewed stories at our website. get the latest on operation varsity blues at abc7news.com. happening now, here's a live look at the richmond-san rafael bridge toll plaza. construction crews beginning more demolition on the bridge after falling concrete damaged a car last month. >> abc 7 news reporter kate larsen joins us live on the bridge where you just had a tour of the job site? >> reporter: deon, dan, we're
still here on the upper deck of the bridge. crews working right now to remove this steel joint from the deck. you can see these two lanes of traffic are closed. this one on the end still open to cars which are zipping by. this is basically what it's going to look like at night for the next 12 weeks. take a look. construction crews are taking apart a sliding plate joint on the upper deck. cal trans says a total of 62 joints were replaced on the upper and lower deck. each replacement takes about four days. the upper deck will be complete in 12 weeks, estimated $8 million. the lower deck repairs will begin next year and have a separate budget. remember this all started back in february when crumbling concrete came down in chunks the size of footballs, hit a car on the lower deck of the bridge, caused a nine-hour shutdown and major traffic jam in the middle of the day. cal trans says it's possible an
overweight truck caused that damage. instead of repairing one crumbling joint, cal trans decided to replace all the joints on the bridge because they are 63 years old. this is essentially what it will look like from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. during the week for the next 12 weeks. you can expect some delays at night and in the early morning hours. cal trans maintains that this bridge is safe even in the event of a major earthquake, even while all this construction is going on. kate larsen, abc 7 news, back to you. >> all right, appreciate it, thank you. in our effort to help build a better bay area, we're putting a spotlight on critical issues including homelessness in the south bay. pressure is on to move hope village, a sanctioned homeless encampment. >> now a group of adults have 12 days to move again. amanda del castillo looks at the fight over relocating that camp.
>> reporter: along ruff drive in an airport approach area, is hope village, a fence, tents, common area, bathrooms, people 17 of whom say they're struggling to get back into housing. >> you don't know where you are on that list. it fight be 4,785, or number four. are you going to call me soon? am i going to be out of this situation soon? this is painful. >> reporter: colleen guest's list of questions is growing as they face a march 30th deadline. many recess dens of willow glen neighborhood debated whether the enrampment should move into their community. the initial thought was to use santa clara valley water district property and willow and leon streets. a resident says his concern isn't hope village, rather, the homeless population already there. >> it's a greater problem than hope village can solve. >> reporter: the water district voted against moving to the willow glen location. the mayor emphasize his idea of
building a better bay area relies on building more affordable housing. >> the idea of moving sanctioned encampments around is not the long-term solution. >> reporter: in 2017, the county found more than 4,000 homeless people living in san jose. 74% were in shelter with a portion living along urban streets. 17 hope villagers feel the encampment is their last hope. >> the biggest day of my future is the 30th. i'm not sure where we're going to go. >> reporter: city council will discuss on march 26th. finding solutions to the homeless crisis is just one of the issues in our "building a better bay area" series. join the conversation #betterbayarea. we all live here, so we can all be part of making this a better place to live. a large crowd held a vigil in the east bay for the victims of the new zealand mosque shootings. people gathered at the lake merritt amphitheater, holding
candles. tonight's event was billed as a rally against islamophobia. it was put together by the arab resource and organizing center. an oakland woman gets scammed out of her life savings by a man she fell in love with online. the i-team gets a look at how these con artists work. local legends. the chase center reveals its opening concert, and it promises to be a show stopper. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel tracking fog and a spring storm. i'll be back with the hour-by-hour details coming up. all of that ahead but first a look at what's coming up tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" after abc 7 news at 11:00. >> thanks, dan ask deon. >> i'm going to leave you guys to work with him, i'll see you later. >> get out of here. >> thanks, guys, see you later. >> hey, guillermo, how do you feel? >> i feel so good! >> yeah!
real cautionary tale. looking for love online can be risky. an oakland woman lost her life savings, over online scam. i'm glad she's coming forward to help others. >> exactly right. before you say it could never happen to me, you should know romance scams are now the single largest type of consumer traud in the country. this victim asked not to show her face because she hasn't told her family or friends. this 56-year-old oakland woman named yin had little time for a social life between caring for her life and working as a hairstylist. she tells me she never met men through people at the salon. >> i never talk about, mention
about meeting a new guy at work, a shy person. >> looking for a real relationship? >> reporter: after she saw a match.com commercial she signed up, bought a membership, met someone using the name david perez, a u.s. marine corps major and divorced father from san francisco with a 10-year-old daughter. yin didn't know it was a fake profile using someone else's photos. they exchanged pictures and texted constantly, even when he was supposedly deployed to afghanistan. >> i fall in love with him quickly, you know. really swiftly fall in love with him. trust in everything he said. >> reporter: he showered her with attention. one text saying, today was just an honor day until i thought of you and suddenly everything everywhere became extraordinary. another time he wrote, we have to keep our relationship between us, okay, promise me that, because most friends could be jealous. yin answered, sure, i promise you. after five weeks of grooming the scammer turned to money. >> i'm on a secret mission over
here. >> reporter: telling her he's on a secret mission in afghanistan and needs cash fast. >> i know you'll do anything to help me. >> reporter: the scammer spun an elaborate hoax in which yin had to deal with a military attorney through a phony london company and deposit money into a chinese bank. >> i was so nervous, shaking. i did not know what to do. i told him, he said, don't worry, don't worry, don't cry. >> reporter: and yes, yin sent money to someone she never met in person. altogether, how much money did you give? $273,000. >> reporter: yin is not alone. >> fraudsters know the scam works. >> reporter: kerry o'brien with the federal trade commission. she tells me romance scams are soaring. 21,000 people reported losses last year nationwide, totaling over $143 million. she offers advice to those seeking love online. >> talk to your friends and
family. about your relationship. if they're suspicious, you probably should be too. >> if an online love interest asks you for money, walk away. >> the big thin is don't be embarrassed if you fall victim to this type of scam. these people are really good at what they do. >> reporter: the bulk of yin's money came from her account at chase bank. we asked a spokesman about recovering her savings. the answer, this particular case is difficult because the customer confirmed and willingly made the transactions. this is why we urge customers to only send money to people they know and trust. we will continue to look into any and all options. yin finally realized what was happening when david perez said he would meet her for a birthday dinner at scott's restaurant in jack london square. yin showed up, waited, and waited. he never came. >> i went there. i couldn't see him. that's when i said, you know, it's probably a scam. >> reporter: when yin complained to match.com about losing her life savings to a scam artist,
they deleted the david perez profile, told her to contact authorities, and refunded her $107 membership fee. a company spokesperson told me less than .01% of match.com users reported a scam last year, and pointed out the many warnings members receive not to give money to strangers. yin did file a complaint with the fbi's internet crime center months ago and has not heard back. i also called the pentagon, but they have not been able to identify that marine whose pictures the scammer used. >> heartbreaking and really makes you mad. >> it does, absolutely. but that money is long gone. and yin just wants to help other people, to warn people that this can happen. >> how brave to speak out. >> expectatiactly. >> the most common scam going across the country, 21,000 people last year, that's incredible. shifting to the weather now, we have a change in our pattern. >> we do. i know we always need rain but it's not necessarily a change we're excited about. we've had a lot of rain. >> we have.
i get the dense dan is not thrilled about it. dion, i haven't heard from you yet. we'll talk about this in just a moment. let's check out this view from our mt. tam camera. watch that fog rolling in. this really looks like summer in the bay area. if you've lived here long enough, you know what this is all about. the marine layer has deepened. it's 1,400 feet deep and it's made its way across the bay. live doppler 7 showing you the fog footprint. visibility six miles petaluma. seven miles in half moon bay and santa rosa with mist along the coast. the storm system bringing in that fog, you can see this is what's going to bring us wet weather as well. before the wet weather, it was a warm day today. unseasonably warm except for half moon bay. everyone in the 70s, even an 80-degree reading in gilroy. i hope you didn't get used to that idea because it's changing. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. exploratorium camera showing a lovely view toward the bay bridge. fog and mist in the morning,
cooler day. rain returns late tomorrow through wednesday. an unsettled pattern setting up into the weekend. 5:00 a.m., watch out for fog, thick around the bay and along the coast with a bit of mist. you'll need windshield wipers through 8:00 a.m. before the fog starts to pull away around noon. tomorrow morning in the 40s, 50s. it's definitely going to be cool but not terribly chilly. tomorrow afternoon temperatures are coming down. it is still going to be mild but with increasing cloud cover and more of an onshore flow. temperatures ranging from the 50s to the low 70s. a look at the beach hazard statement for 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. tomorrow. increased risk of sneaker waves because of that incoming storm. so watch out. it's a light level 1 late tuesday through wednesday. light to moderate showers. .25 to .75 inches for most of you, over 1 inch in the hills. between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., a few showers developing southwest moving northward. 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., showers
coming through, moderate around lunchtime. tomorrow afternoon, evening you see the bands moving in and moving northward. it turns to snow in the mountains, up to 1 foot. winter weather advisory 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. wednesday. 6,000 feet, 6 to 12 inches expected. a chance tomorrow night, a level 1, a wet start to spring on wednesday. morning showers thursday. another system friday. and one more on monday. right now it looks like saturday afternoon through sunday will be in a clearing trend, so timing it perfectly. >> nice, yeah. >> any complaints? >> no. >> good. >> sandy yeah thanks. tomorrow on "good morning america," exclusive first look at the all-new full-length trailer for "toy story 4."
♪ rock out. get ready for snm2. metallica teaming up again with the san francisco symphony, this time to open the chase center. the concert is september 6th with the presale tomorrow. the public gets a shot at tickets on friday. the two musical acts came together for a live album 20 years ago. >> pretty amazing, interesting to mix those two genres. that's going to rock. >> oh, yeah. sports, warriors? >> yeah, andrew bogut had no time, right? he touched down in the u.s. and was off again. when steve kerr calls, players answer. the center's response to
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there was no easing back into action with the warriors, with cousins' sore right ankle, steve kerr did not hesitate to put bogut into the starting lineup. >> went friday, found a house saturday, was going to buy kids toys, safety equipment, baby gates on monday. then i got a text from steve saturday night. call me asap. oh-oh. so they organized a flight on sunday. here i am. >> he burst out laughing. i told him and he burst out laughing. >> classic bogut tonight, he picked up a foul in the first 9 seconds of the game then scored the warriors' first two points. down two in the first, bounce pass to bogut, he threw it down and picked up the foul. the spurs up by three, former st. mary's star patty mills drains the three. final seconds of the first, curry from way beyond half
court. oh, unbelievable, banked that one in to tie it up after one quarter. warriors trail by seven. green to durant who finished nicely. k.d.'s first game back since injuring his ankle, he had 24. k.d. finds curry with three. he had six of those and 25 points. four-point game, 1:26 to play. derozan taking on klay thompson and he nails the dagger. spurs win, so did the nuggets. with the warriors' loss, denver and golden state are tied atop the western conference tonight. the formula for the sharks, simple, pick up one point tonight, just one point, and the sharks clinch a berth in the playoffs and improve their chances of avoiding a first round matchup with the golden knights. there's history from last season and they're sizing up for the postseason. sharks strike first. brendan dillon fires, logan couture is going to score on the reboun, 1-0 sharks. golden knights lead by one later in the first.
joe thornton, the no look shot right there, that ties it up 2-2. still in the first, jonathan marchessault sneaks one past. vegas retakes the lead 4-2 golden knights. in the third on the power-play, riley smith is going to get his fourth point of the night. no playoffs yet for the san jose sharks as they lose their third straight at home 7-3. duane harris showed up to sign his contract with two of his best little friends. harris spent last season with the raiders after three seasons with the giants and he won two special teams players of the week awards, one for each dog. now he can afford more puppy chow as he stays with the silver and black. >> that was great. >> really cute, than
we appreciate your time, i'm dan. >> i'm dion. on jimmy kimmel, mandy moore. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight -- mandy moore, from "queer eye", antoni, jonathan, karamo, and tan, nick kroll, plus music from dean lewis. and now -- where am i -- jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome. welcome. hi there, i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming. oh, please, it's -- thank you.