Man arrested for alleged hate crime

FREMONT, Calif. — A 55 year old homeless man was arrested in Fremont early June 20 after he allegedly assaulted three passersby with a deadly weapon. Two victims called 911 at midnight, reporting an assault in the 39800 block of Sundale Drive. The caller said a homeless man was throwing rocks at his friend for […]

San Jose man arraigned in purse snatch robbery with all Asian victims

SAN JOSE — A 26-year-old man who was arrested May 11 after being caught on camera allegedly robbing and dragging a woman and her young daughter down a flight of stairs in San Jose was arraigned in Santa Clara County court May 15. Pablo Cabrera has been charged with five counts of strong-arm robbery and […]

Donation page at nearly $240K for girl in critical condition after alleged hate crime

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A GoFundMe donation page has raised more than $613,000 for a 13-year-old girl in critical condition after being targeted by a driver in an alleged hate crime April 23 in Sunnyvale. The girl is a seventh-grader at Sunnyvale Middle School and was walking home from the library with her father and brother […]

Son of Union City police chief arrested in Manteca assault of 71-year-old Sikh man

The 18-year-old son of an East Bay police chief was arrested the morning of Aug. 8 on suspicion of assaulting a 71-year-old Sikh man in a case that the Manteca Police Department is investigating as a possible hate crime. Around 6 a.m. Aug. 6, the victim was walking in the vicinity of Graystone Park, listed […]

Berkeley man charged with hate crime for alleged rock attack on Asian man

BERKELEY, Calif. —A homeless Hispanic man was charged June 21 with assault with a deadly weapon and a hate crime enhancement for alleging attacking an Asian American man with a rock in downtown Berkeley the morning of June 19, prosecutors and police said. Jeffrey Pachingger, 38, voluntarily came to the Berkeley Police Department after the […]

Two Texas men convicted of assault, hate crime in 2016 attack of Sikh man

Two Texas men have been sentenced to three years in state prison after they pleaded no contest May 18 to felony assault and a hate crime enhancement for a 2016 attack in Richmond, according to Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson. Chase Little and Colton Leblanc were accused of attacking Maan Singh Khalsa, a […]

Man convicted of misdemeanor vandalism, hate crime charges for anti-Chinese graffiti

A man arrested in connection with anti-Chinese graffiti in the Portola and Bayview neighborhoods of San Francisco was found guilty Jan. 7 of misdemeanor vandalism and hate crime charges. John Schenone, 62, of San Francisco, was found guilty of 13 misdemeanors including seven counts of vandalism and six counts of a hate crime by way […]

Hate crime suspect pleads not guilty to felony and misdemeanor offenses

A San Francisco man arrested on allegations he perpetuated a hate crime pleaded not guilty in court Sept. 11 to one felony and at least two misdemeanor offenses. John Schenone, 62, appeared before Judge Edward Torpoco in an orange sweat suit, handcuffs and dark-rimmed glasses after being arrested Sept. 8 on suspicion of spray-painting hateful […]

Transient charged with attempted murder, hate crimes in Walmart assault on child

SAN JOSE — A woman accused of attacking a 4-year-old girl and her father with a crowbar in a Walmart store in May 13 targeted the pair because they were Asian, prosecutors said May 15. Maria Garate, 20, was arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court May 15 on charges of premeditated attempted murder with […]

Sikh family receives death threat again

When a Sikh family in Sterling, Va. received a death threat in the form of a letter addressed to “Turban family,” on Feb. 28, it was not the family’s first experience with religiously motivated threats to their safety. They had seen a hate letter of this kind, demanding that the family leave the country or […]

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