Robert Salonga, San Jose Mercury News

Robert Salonga

San Jose Mercury News

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Robert:

San Jose: Police chief lays out response to series of officer scandals

Chief Anthony Mata described plans to bolster backgrounding and supervision after controversies encompassing officer drug and alcohol abuse and on-duty sexual misconduct. → Read More

Arizona woman charged with fraudulently working as dental hygienist in South Bay

Authorities allege that Elizabeth ‘Mina’ Larijani misrepresented her credentials and stole identities to work at and apply to more than 10 dentist offices in Santa Clara County in a fiv… → Read More

San Jose: Fatal shooting near college was a domestic fight and struggle over a gun, investigators say

A woman was arrested after she called San Jose police to report that her boyfriend had been shot; she suffered a graze wound after an apparent struggle. → Read More

Ex-UFC fighter Cain Velasquez denied bail again in attempted murder case

Judge says circumstances haven’t changed since her initial no-bail order; defense had proposed $1 million bail, electronic monitoring, and Texas relocation. → Read More

San Jose: Woman fatally stabbed in weekend attack

Police were called Sunday morning to Vera Lane; the death marks the city’s ninth homicide of 2022. → Read More

San Jose: New video released in March 27 police shooting of K’aun Green

Newly released police body-camera footage and security video reveal a new level of detail about a brawl inside a downtown taqueria and the police shooting that rapidly unfolded after K'aun Green backed out the front door. → Read More

South Bay woman dies 11 years after being seriously injured in hit-run, police reopen case

Shea Shaw was 15 when a driver hit her near Camden and Bascom avenues. → Read More

San Jose: Photo released of driver suspected in hit-and-run that killed mother and daughter

A 55-year-old man is being sought in the April 7 collision on Ocala Avenue; his pickup truck has been recovered by police. → Read More

Home Depot fire: Police seeking more witnesses placing arson suspect at inferno site

An image was released of an alleged theft by the defendant at a nearby Bass Pro Shops store prior to the five-alarm blaze. → Read More

Mountain View: Police seeking other minor victims after online solicitation arrest

Investigators are seeking other potential victims following the arrest of a San Jose man on allegations he engaged in sexually explicit texting with minors and sought to meet them in person, according to Mountain View police. → Read More

San Jose: Pedestrian dies from April 7 car collision

The death of a 74-year-old man after a crash on Quimby Road keeps the city on a grim record-setting pace for roadway fatalities. → Read More

San Jose: Authorities say man set Home Depot fire as diversion for tool theft

A 27-year-old San Jose resident was charged with arson and a series of thefts leading up to massive blaze; questions remain as to why the entire building was destroyed. → Read More

San Jose: Man arrested in connection with massive Home Depot fire

Newly released inspection records also show that questions were raised about the integrity of the store’s fire alarm and sprinkler systems. → Read More

San Jose: Six arrested in serial smash-and-grab jewelry store heists

The reported crimes occurred last fall, and span from San Jose to other cities and counties in the region, authorities say. → Read More

Man charged with abusing Cain Velasquez’s relative has been forced into hiding, attorney says

The attorney for the man charged with molesting a child relative of former mixed martial arts champion Cain Velasquez says his client has been forced into hiding and that his prospects for a fair trial have been compromised. → Read More

Authorities announce arrests, charges in Oakridge Mall shooting during holiday rush

No one was hit by the barrage of bullets Dec. 20; shooting suspect allegedly opened fire at two men who had just robbed him. → Read More

Ex-UFC champ Velasquez thanks supporters in first public statement since attempted murder charge

Cain Velasquez makes a brief court appearance Tuesday; attorney Mark Geragos announces his intent for a second attempt to secure his jail release. → Read More

Ex-UFC champ Velasquez thanks supporters in first public statement since attempted murder charge

Cain Velasquez makes a brief court appearance Tuesday; attorney Mark Geragos announces his intent for a second attempt to secure his jail release. → Read More

San Jose: 81-year-old man identified as victim of fatal assault

An 81-year-old man has been identified as the man who died over the weekend from injuries he suffered in an assault that occurred nearly two weeks earlier in a residential neighborhood in South San Jose, authorities said. → Read More

San Jose: Police seeking other potential victims after kidnapping arrest

A man faces a criminal charge after being accused of following a woman from a downtown nightclub to the Cadillac area then trying to physically carry her away. → Read More