SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — A 22-year-old Oakland man out on bail has been arrested and his accomplice remained at large after allegedly pulling off brazen daylight armed robberies at San Mateo County’s Crystal Springs Golf Course and then in San Ramon, authorities said.
According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department, Fajon Green was being held on several charges including armed robbery, being a felon on possession of a firearm and committing a crime while being out on bail.
Investigators said on Thursday at approximately 10:28 a.m. an armed robbery occurred at Crystal Springs
Two suspects robbed the victim at gunpoint, using a Glock semiautomatic pistol with a high capacity magazine. They stole the victim’s Rolex watch and wallet before fleeing in a silver Infiniti Sedan.
Approximately one hour later, investigators said, the same suspects committed another robbery in San Ramon.
Soon after the second robbery, Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies located the suspect vehicle in the Stoneridge Mall parking lot. They attempted to contact both suspects who immediately fled on foot. Green was apprehended after a foot pursuit while his co-conspirator was able to evade capture.
Investigators said Green was in possession of the Glock pistol and several allegedly stolen Rolex watches.
He was turned over San Mateo County deputies and during an interview, they learned Green and his co-conspirator also committed an armed robbery in San Mateo on November 3rd using the same firearm.
Sheriff’s deputies were working with the Daly City, San Mateo, and San Ramon police departments. Anyone who has information the robberies was encouraged to call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau
(Detective Barker) at 650-363-4050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DISH Network to Pay $5.5M Settlement Over Alleged Hazardous Waste Disposal Violations
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Satellite TV provider DISH Network will pay $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of illegally disposing of hazardous waste in Alameda County and elsewhere in the state.
DISH Network is alleged to have violated California environmental laws by sending hazardous waste to local landfills that are not equipped or authorized to receive the waste.
According to state Attorney General Rob Bonta, audits of DISH facilities in California found that DISH repeatedly disposed of hazardous waste since 2005 in violation of the Hazardous Waste Control Law and Unfair Competition Law.
“If you break the rules, we will hold you accountable,” said Bonta in a press release. “For years, DISH carelessly disposed of and sent hazardous waste to local landfills, ignoring the consequences for our communities and our environment. From there, hazardous chemical elements from electronic devices, batteries, aerosols, and more could seep into soil and contaminate our environment. Today’s settlement is critical. Large corporations like DISH have a responsibility to respect our environmental laws and do their part to protect our state’s precious resources.”
“My Office is committed to holding corporate polluters accountable for violations of state environmental laws,” said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley in a statement. “Hazardous electronic waste is ubiquitous, and everyone must do their part to keep these items out of the landfill, especially large corporations who handle high volumes of electronic waste.”
As a provider of TV and video services to residential and business customers, DISH employees manage large volumes of electronic equipment, such as remote controls, transformers, and power adapters, various batteries, aerosol cans, and other items classified as hazardous waste.
The Colorado-based company will pay for penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental project to benefit the community while making significant changes to its operations and practices to come into compliance with state law.
Specifically, DISH must:
• Pay $5.5 million, including $3.32 million in civil penalties, $835,500 in litigation costs, and $845,000 for supplemental environmental projects. DISH must also spend $500,000 to implement enhanced environmental compliance measures to ensure proper management of hazardous waste at its California facilities.
• Hire an independent third-party auditor to perform environmental compliance audits at DISH’s 25 facilities across the state;
• Conduct regular inspections of facility trash dumpsters and roll-off containers to ensure the containers do not contain hazardous waste; and
• Provide training to employees to ensure compliance with California’s hazardous waste laws.
According to the attorney general’s and Alameda DA’s offices, the DISH settlement is the fifth case of a telecom industry giant addressing unlawful disposal and management of hazardous waste. The two offices have also successfully prosecuted AT&T, Comcast, DirecTV, and Cox Communications for similar environmental violations related to illegal disposals of large volumes of electronic waste from their cable and satellite video services.
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