The North-Central County SWAT Team arrested murder suspect Anthony Kirinic, 22, (above) in Redwood City this evening, in coordination with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, San Mateo Police, and Redwood City Police.
Previously reported: At noon on Saturday, November 28, San Mateo Police officers (SMPD) responded to the 1500 block of South B Street on a reported stabbing. The victim, a 34-year-old female critically injured inside her home with visible stab wounds, died at the scene. The victim's boyfriend, Anthony Kirincic, a 22-year-old male, was identified as the suspect. The suspect was gone from the scene at the time of police arrival, and is believed to no longer be in the immediate area. SMPD immediately set upon the task of locating the suspect, and were advised that the suspect's vehicle was located unoccupied in a parking structure in the area of Holly St. and Industrial Ave. in San Carlos.
Next phase in the Ana Reepen case: preliminary hearing, Thursday, December 3 at 9 a.m. in Superior Court, Redwood City. (According to Wikipedia, a preliminary hearing is a proceeding, after a criminal complaint has been filed by the prosecutor, to determine whether there is enough evidence to require a trial. The judge must find that such evidence provides probable cause to believe that the crime was committed by the defendant.) Ana Reepen has pleaded not guilty and remains free on $250,000 bail following her arraignment on felony DUI charges. She is charged with vehicular manslaughter with intoxication and gross negligence and two counts of felony driving under the influence of alcohol in the accident that killed local hair stylist Bruce Ross Bernor. The two counts of felony DUI relate to Reepen having a blood alcohol level of more than 0.15 and inflicting great bodily injury or death in the commission of the offense. Her blood alcohol level was reported to be 0.21. Turning the wrong way from Sea Bowl Lane, Reepen drove southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 1 on July 25. Reepen's car and Bernor's car collided there. Stay tuned for more details as we get them from our reporters. In the meantime, follow this thread at the Comments link below this post.
Art Guild of Pacifica annual holiday Galleria opens Friday, December 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. and continues December 5 to 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. only on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays). Unique, affordable art and gifts in all three galleries. Meet the artists and visit their studios. Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard. For more info: www.artguildofpacifica.org
When will Caltrans REALLY complete the San Pedro Creek bridge project on Highway 1? This thing has dragged on for months now, and it doesn't look like anything is happening out there anymore, with still unfinished guardrails and shoulders, and El Nino rain on the way. It's now a critical safety issue. After all the excitement about finishing the bridge on time, then a premature grand opening, and now this sloppy, slow anticlimax. Talk about your postcoital dysphoria! What the hell are the coneheads waiting for? Are we there yet?
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Join us for a fun-filled holiday sing-along with live music, special appearances by the Chris Cobb Band, the Jim Moore Band, Kimber and the Muffin Heads, and more for young and old! Santa will delight the kids from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Toys for Tots is to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which donates toys to less fortunate children in our community. Please bring new, unwrapped toys for children in need. You also can bring toys to the Chit Chat Cafe between now and December 6 to either the 5 West Manor Drive or 2100 Beach Boulevard location.