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Thursday Jan 22 | via The Campbell Reporter
Two men arrested in connection with a fatal assault in downtown Palo Alto last month are slated to enter pleas in March, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Neil Brian Rotroff, 28, of Cupertino, is charged with one felony count of involuntary manslaughter, and Akshay Vijay Mastakar, 21, of Sunnyvale, is charged with one felony count of being an accessory to involuntary manslaughter and one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 20 | via The Honolulu Advertiser
Minh D. Nguyen, the co-founder of a California-based software company has been charged with murder after police in northern Virginia say he fatally shot his ex-wife's new husband. ASHBURN, Va. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 20 | via Inside Bay Area
This handout photo provided by the Loudoun County Va, Sheriff's Office shows Minh D. Nguyen, Nguyen, the co-founder of a California-based software company has been charged with murder after police in northern Virginia say he fatally shot his ex-wife's new husband. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Minh Nguyen shot Corey Mattison in Ashburn, Virginia on Thursday night. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 14 | via The Sunnyvale Sun
Commercial burglary--Jan. 5, 5:15 a.m. Crossman Avenue. An unknown person entered a business by prying open a door and stealing various electronics. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 13 | via Bloomberg
Silk Road, the infamous $1.2 billion Internet black market, was more than a highly successful bazaar for drugs, guns and hacking tools. Even as its alleged founder goes to trial today following the site's seizure by law enforcement in 2013, the website lives on as a case study in online organized crime and offers a blueprint that darknet entrepreneurs continue to follow. Comment?
Monday Jan 12 | via Contra Costa Times
The two men arrested for assaulting the man -- Akshay Vijay Mastakar, 21, of Sunnyvale, and Neil Brian Rotroff, 28, of Cupertino -- now face more serious charges. The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office on Friday revised its case, charging Rotroff with one felony count of involuntary manslaughter. Comment?
Monday Jan 12 | via Inside Bay Area
A 22-year-old Sunnyvale man has been identified as the person who died Sunday morning when a blue-sport utility vehicle veered off Interstate 280 and crashed into a tree. Saul Pacheco-Reyes was a passenger in the SUV and died in the crash, which occurred around 5:38 a.m. at the Wolfe Road offramp, according to the California Highway Patrol. Comment?
Friday Jan 9 | via Milpitas Post
A brutal assault in a downtown parking lot has turned into a homicide after the victim died early Friday morning, police said. The two men arrested for assault-- Akshay Vijay Mastakar, 21, of Sunnyvale, and Neil Brian Rotroff, 28, of Cupertino -- now face more serious charges. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 7 | via The Sunnyvale Sun
Dec. 29, 3:37 a.m. 700 block of S. Wolfe Road. Officers responded to a report of an alarm at a business and found it had been burglarized via a smashed window. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 31 | via Cupertino Courier
Identity theft--Dec. 23, 4:45 p.m. Parkwood Drive. A suspect opened a Home Depot credit card using a victim's name. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 31 | via Saratoga News
DUI arrest--On Dec. 14 at 12:24 a.m. at Saratoga Avenue and Highway 85. Deputies attempted to stop a motorist for a traffic violation but the suspect vehicle fled. The suspect was eventually detained and an investigation revealed the suspect was involved in a collision and was driving under the influence of alcohol. Comment?
Dec 24, 2014 | via The Sunnyvale Sun
Residential burglary--Dec. 13, 6 p.m. Valcartier Drive. An unknown person entered a residence via an unlocked bedroom window and stole jewelry. Comment?
Dec 24, 2014 | via San Jose Mercury News
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Dec 24, 2014 | via SFGate
Neil Brian Rotroff, pictured left, and Akshay Vijay Mastakar, pictured right, were charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon for their alleged role in violent beating outside of a Palo Alto bar early Sunday morning. Two suspects were charged with felony assault Wednesday for their role in an alleged beating outside a Palo Alto bar that left a man in critical condition with severe head injuries, authorities said. Comment?
Dec 24, 2014 | via NBC Bay Area
Left: 28-year-old Neil Brian Rotroff of Cupertino. Police booked him for a single count of felony assault with a deadly weapon . Comment?
Dec 24, 2014 | via Palo Alto Weekly
Akshay Vijay Mastakar of Sunnyvale was arrested Dec. 21 on three counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon after a late-night fight in downtown Palo Alto. Photo courtesy Palo Alto Police Department. Comment?
Dec 19, 2014 | via San Jose Mercury News
Central Neighborhood area, Tuesday A resident's description of a vehicle, a black 2002 Honda Civic driven by a male who tried to take a delivered package from her porch, led to his arrest. When located, the 28-year-old Sunnyvale resident was in possession seven packages belonging to other people and also a bag containing multiple identification and cards. 5 comments
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