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POSTED January 19, 2012 8:06 p.m.

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Missing Newark man with Alzheimer's found in NYC

NEWARK  (AP) — Newark police say an 81-year-old man who was missing for a week has been found 3,000 miles away.

Cmdr. Robert Douglas says Jude Hunter of Newark suffers from Alzheimer's disease and was reported missing after he didn't return to his residential care home on Jan. 10. He had missed a ride home from a doctor's appointment in East Oakland.

The San Jose Mercury reports that employees at a Manhattan hospital called Newark police and said they had found Hunter a week after his disappearance. New York City police verified his identity.

Douglas says police are investigating why Hunter traveled to New York. He's expected to return to Newark soon.

Ex-Hells Angels leader sentenced in mortgage fraud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former leader of a Hells Angels chapter in Sonoma County has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a $10 million mortgage fraud scheme.

Federal prosecutors say Raymond Foakes fraudulently obtained mortgage loans for real estate in San Francisco and North Bay communities in 2006 and 2007. Prosecutors say the homes were used to grow marijuana.

Foakes pleaded guilty in October to charges of fraud, conspiracy and money-laundering.

On Tuesday, a judge sentenced him to 70 months in prison and ordered him to pay more than $1 million in restitution to banks.

Foakes is a former president of the Sonoma Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. He was indicted last September along with another Hells Angels member and six others, whose cases are pending.

SF bus driver charged in crosswalk death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco bus driver has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for the death of a pedestrian who was struck in a Castro district crosswalk last summer.

The San Francisco Chronicle says 36-year-old Wallace Loggins was driving his empty San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency bus to a new assignment when he ran over 23-year-old Emily Dunn on Aug. 19.

Loggins was released on $10,000 bail after he was arrested and booked on Saturday. His arraignment has been set for Friday.

Loggins was making a left turn when his 40-foot bus struck and killed Dunn as she was about to reach the curb.

Prosecutors say Loggins was negligent for not seeing Dunn crossing the street.

Oakland boy, 14, charged with 2 sexual assaults

OAKLAND (AP) — Alameda County prosecutors have charged a 14-year-old boy with sexually assaulting two women on Oakland streets.

Prosecutors said Thursday the teen faces two counts of robbery and one count each of sexual assault and kidnapping for sexual assault.

Police say the boy attacked a 28-year-old woman on Jan. 6. Last week, the suspect allegedly rode his bike up to another 28-year-old woman and demanded her purse before assaulting her.

The boy surrendered to authorities Tuesday after police took the unusual step of releasing the juvenile suspect's name because they believed he was armed and dangerous.

Assistant District Attorney Teresa Drenick says the boy is currently charged as a juvenile, but prosecutors may decide to charge him as an adult after a behavioral study is completed.

 

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