Bay Area

Fugitive seen in Bay Area arrested in Portland

A violent sexual predator considered armed and dangerous who was seen in Berkeley and Oakland last week was captured without incident in Portland, Ore., Friday night, according to the FBI.

The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested 28-year-old Kevin Anthony Briggs without incident, according to the FBI office in San Francisco.

Briggs, a felon and registered sex offender, was wanted for his alleged involvement in assaults on a woman and on a police officer in Bozeman, Mont., where he escaped from custody three weeks ago.

On the morning of Feb. 1, a woman called the Bozeman Police Department to report an assault and said her attacker had tried strangle her before he left. When police located Briggs, he allegedly resisted arrest and hit an officer in the face, authorities said. He was arrested but escaped custody.

-- Doug Oakley, Staff

SAN FRANCISCO

Arrest made in school stalking case

An Oakland man was arrested by San Francisco police Saturday on suspicion of criminal threats and stalking, the day after a North Oakland elementary school was locked down when a student's family received threatening notes from an acquaintance, authorities said.


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Matthew Eisenhower, 45, was taken into custody at San Francisco's central police station and was being held Saturday afternoon on $1 million bail, said police Officer Albie Esparza.

On Friday, the Oakland Unified School District secured a stay-away order for Eisenhower, and access to Peralta Elementary School was restricted all day, with extra security and police presence, said school district spokesman Troy Flint.

The family of a student received threatening notes from someone they knew; one included the school their child attended, Flint said.

-- Kristin J. Bender, Staff

RICHMOND

Manslaughter charge expected from accident

Police expect to charge a 36-year-old Stockton woman with vehicular manslaughter, felony DUI and child endangerment "at the very least" following a Thursday night accident that killed her 39-year-old boyfriend and critically injured two children.

Chanetta Flanagan was driving a white sedan south on San Pablo Avenue between Hilltop Drive and Stanton Avenue around 11:45 p.m. Thursday when she veered to the right and struck a tree, according to Richmond Police Lt. Andre Hill.

The roof of the car was crushed, killing Harold Mason Jr., of Richmond, Hill said.

Two girls, ages 3 and 5, were sitting in the back seat; the 3-year-old was in a car seat, but the 5-year-old was not, Hill added. Both were at Children's Hospital Oakland with major injuries; Hill said Friday that the 3-year-old's condition had been upgraded to stable, while the 5-year-old's condition remained critical.

Flanagan was also injured and was at an area hospital recovering Saturday and in police custody.

-- Doug Oakley, Staff