(KTVU) - Here’s the Rap Sheet for November 10, 2015:
Today’s report comes courtesy of San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, who pens an informative, if not entertaining “Press Notes” each day, highlighting cases of interest to the media.
IT’S A GARNISH: We begin with the case of Eddie Maldon III, 27, of Antioch, who was found by BART police holding cocaine baggies while passed out on a train. Asked what the drugs were for, Maldon said he sprinkled it on his marijuana, authorities say.
Maldon was scheduled to be back in San Mateo County Superior Court today after missing his Aug. 25 sentencing date.
The case stemmed from an incident that began about 1:45 a.m. Nov. 8, when Maldon was found passed out on a BART train as it reached its last destination, San Francisco International Airport.
The train operator tried in vain to rouse Maldon and called BART police.
Officers responded and discovered that Maldon was holding a bag with 12 individually wrapped baggies of powder cocaine, prosecutors said. He also had $294, authorities said.
Paramedics had to use an ammonia inhalant to wake him up, authorities said.
Officers arrested him, and he told them that the cocaine was for “personal use” and that he “liked to sprinkle it on his marijuana,” authorities said.
Maldon pleaded no contest in June to drug possession for sale, adding to his list of previous convictions for the same crime.
YOU FORGOT SOMETHING: Then there’s the case of William Andrew White, 72, of San Francisco, who was spotted by security stuffing three pairs of shoes and a shirt into a canvas bag at the Target store at the Tanforan shopping center in San Bruno, Wagstaffe said. He also took a fourth pair of shoes from a display case and tried to “return” them, authorities say.
Security called police, and officers found a crack pipe with a Brillo pad attached and a stolen company ID card, authorities said. As White was being led from the store, he told police, “Don’t forget my bag,” referring to the bag that he been using to secrete the swiped merch, Wagstaffe said. A check of the bag uncovered stolen checkbooks with a check made out to Williams, authorities said.
CHANNELING GRETA GARBO? Xavier Williams, 26, of Suisun City had a most unusual explanation for why he allegedly led the California Highway Patrol on a wild high-speed chase late last week: he just wanted to be alone, prosecutors say.
It all started when police were chasing Williams on southbound Highway 101 as he drove at speeds of more than 100mph, according to Wagstaffe.
A CHP officer joined in the pursuit at 3rd Avenue in San Mateo and chased the suspect as he used all lanes to pass traffic and sped up to 115 mph, the prosecutor said.
Williams exited the freeway at Ralston Avenue in Belmont, then got back on Hwy 101 heading south, authorities said. He finally got off at Whipple Avenue in Redwood City and promptly ran out of gas. He told officers, “I’ll answer your questions if you answer mine,” according to Wagstaffe.
The kicker: he admitted to fleeing because all he wanted “was to be alone,” the prosecutor said.
SPECIAL REPORT: Be sure to catch my special “Crime Files” report tonight on the 10 O’Clock News: a motorcyclist caught doing wheelies at more than 100mph now faces a more serious charge: vehicular manslaughter, for allegedly killing his friend while driving drunk in Oakland. It’s a case I’ve been following for more than a year.
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