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killing a young man and opening fire at a police officer. george kiriyama joins us from the crime scene with a key witness. george? >> reporter: the memorial continues to grow here in front of this 7-eleven. this is near the spot where rory park pettifor was killed friday night. we talked to his father. >> we are all shocked. we probably will be for the rest of our lives. >> reporter: early sunday night, police arrived at rory's home. >> i said this is about rory? >> he said, yes. >> he is dead, isn't he? he said yes. >> reporter: he stopped for a moment just on friday night. that's when two men in ski masks, holding guns, tried to jack him for his car. >> we thought where we lived and how we raised him, that nothing
was even possible. >> reporter: police say two suspects killed him as they tried to get away with the crime rampage in the city. they killed him and hen fired at an officer. this shows where the car was hit by multiple bullets. >> i know that san jose is having a crime wave. but they used to call san jose the safest big city in the world. >> reporter: police later arrested one of the suspects, jonathan willbanks in an east san jose neighborhood. police are hoping a $20,000 reward and this sketch will help them. the former high school football player is being honored at the spot where he died. >> it's beyond belief. it's the saddest thing ever. >> reporter: the memorial
service will more than likely be this saturday. he is survived by his father, mother and older brother, dylan. >> it is just simply tragic. thank you, george. they want to know who took her. pg&e is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest in a walnut creek kidnapping and robbery of a pg&e employee. she left work on november 7th. these are surveillance photos of one of the suspects. police say the woman was tied up, blindfolded and forced to withdrawal money at east bay atms. ultimately, the men drove her to an isolated area of the oakland hills where they left her go. the search is over for isaac nash, seven hours after he was reported missing from his school in san jose. he was found safe with a family
member just before 9:00 tonight. isaac was reported missing by two staff members. investigators believe miscommunication between family members is to blame for the boy being reported missing. weeks after a registered sex offender was allowed to volunteer at a south bay school, we learned that the pastor at that school has stepped down. tonight, st. francess cabini school has stepped down. he was convicted of molesting a girl in 2010. he had a letter giving him permission to be on campus. that was written by a former human resources employee at the diocese. he said he wanted to call his father. that was the only request made by this man who jumped on top of that vta bus in san jose. the bus was stopped and traffic
snarled for about four hours. the passengers inside of that bus were escorted off. deputies finally coaxed him down from the bus. 26-year-old david girken. he was taken to a medical care facility for evaluation. and arrested for resisting a police officer, violating patrol and disturbing a bus line. a young man hoping to get permission to work legally here in the u.s., is in jail facing deportation. he applied for the president's deferred action program, but was caught in an i.c.e. raid. supporters are urging i.c.e. to reconsider. >> reporter: jesus luis' parents brought him to san jose illegally when he was just a boy. and supporters are making a lot
of noise at immigration, saying his case deserves a different look. supporters of 26-year-old jesus luis rallied in san francisco. >> it's hard. the first time i seen him in there. >> reporter: abbe says it's heartbreaking to see her cousin behind bars. he is a good person. you know? he was just taking care of his brother, rene. >> reporter: information officials first retained luis in 2008. immigration issued a deportation order for his family. >> he was inaware of the order put on his parents. and that order was enforced ten years later. ruiz spent a short time in mexico before returning illegally. >> a friend he made there who
was an american was killed because he was an american. and he stuck out. he stood out. and jesus didn't feel safe. he didn't feel at home. he had never lived in mexico. his whole life. he came back to the u.s. >> reporter: ruiz is undocumented. but his attorney says he has no criminal record. he applied for president obama's deferred action plan in october, hoping to work illegally. in a statement, i.c.s. says it has immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens, recent border crossers and egregious immigration law violators such as those who have been previously removed from the united states, making ruiz a priority. now, ruiz does have a finger print appointment on november 27th related to his deferred action application. his attorney is hoping he will be allowed to attend. >> we'll have to keep an eye on
this one. thank you, jean. artist and teacher but not a terrorist. the man whose watch triggered a bomb scare at the oakland airport will not face charges. tsa stopped jeffrey mcgann when he went through security. tsa agents said he was carrying a suspicious device. his attorney says it was a big misunderstanding. his client is known to be eccentric. and the watch is a piece of art. alameda authorities did not press charges. the 49ers beat the bears 32-7. fans will not be celebrating. san francisco police cracking down on drunk driving across the city. and fans heading home from candlestick may have run into officers who were targeting drivers. the number of arrests will be released tomorrow. police say they hope tonight's operation will send a very clear
message to fans. coming up, the fbi arrests four california men accused of plotting to help al qaeda. we'll tell you what the agents think they were up to. also -- >> i think a lot of this was a scam, too. i think he was paying the interest from people putting in more money. >> a south boy business man owes the public more than $10 million. the investigative unit follows the money trail to get some answers. we'll have more with the 49ers and the giants. the giants. the hollywood heavy-hitters set to premiere at the world series movie debut. i'm jeff raineri in the weather center. we're tracking the storm right now, after two storms in the past five days. here comes the next one. it's going to be slow-moving. but eventually, it will produce some rain on the travel holiday. here's a look at the estimated delays we could see in the next two days. 30 minutes to over one hour.
a developing story tonight. four southern california men are charged with plotting to kill americans abroad and at home. the men were arrested for planning to bomb government facilities and public places. the just unsealed federal complaint shows soheil omar kabir to an al qaeda leader. investigators linked the men to
posting radical comments on facebook and expressing extremist views. if convicted, the defendants pay a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. richmond's refinery damage could be delayed while officials decide what type of pipe to use. the issue came up at a meeting of the district. chevron wants to replace the pipe with an alloy. but the contra costa times says the board is challenging that choice, saying stainless steel is more resistant to corrosion. he's a prominent south bay businessman and owes taxpayers millions of dollars. the investigative unit exposes a story filled with allegations of greed and deception. it involves a series of government breakdowns and a savvy bausinessman taking full
advantage. a lot of people crying foul here. is anyone trying to stop him? >> reporter: we know the california dpv and the corrections have conducted investigations. a group of recent investors wants to know why, by all indications, nothing has been done. >> i have invested over $25,000. >> i was also defrauded out of at least $25,000. >> reporter: they are all part of his money trail. willing investors joining a growing list of victims. >> and i lost over $50,000. >> i invested more than $100,000. >> reporter: how many of you thought this was a good investment? they are always part of a group. 18 different bay area investors, a total of nearly $2 million. how many of you believe you're the victim of a crime? >> there's something wrong with all those people put up their
money and got knowing back. >> reporter: harry osbourne has an inside perspective. he worked as a salesman for the guy who has their money. he watched the investment opportunities crumble. >> i think a lot of this was a scam, too. i think he was paying the interest from the people who were putting more money in. it was like a ponzi. >> reporter: here's how it worked. investors were lured by advertisements in bay area papers, promising a guaranteed 10% return. their investment secured by these vehicle pink slips. >> they've been conned. they have pink slips on cars that have been sold long time ago. >> reporter: there's some funny math in that presentation. >> there's errors in that presentation. >> reporter: len irons is a recognized account. bay area received a copy of the powerpoint presentation. it says the investment is secured. nowhere is your money safer. and guarantees a fixed 10%
annual return. >> it has you leading to believe that there is a ponzi scheme here. >> reporter: here's the guy with all of the money. he's a long-time san jose businessman and car dealer. you may remember him from our investigation back in april. >> you know why? you've stolen money from my mother. >> reporter: in that case, our reports exposed him for trying to walk away from $70,000 owed to a customer. >> what did you do with the money? >> it's operating. it got sucked into is a black hole. >> reporter: that continues to be a theme for him and his businesses. do you think he's aware of what he's doing to all these people? >> absolutely. >> reporter: this recently-filed bankruptcy document shows he has a lot of missing money. he's asked a judge to wipe out more than $10 million in debt. it includes nearly $2 million from those used car investors.
$600,000 to the irs for employee payroll taxes collected two decades ago and never paid. and more than $2.8 million to the state of california for unpaid sales taxes. if they don't pay them to the state of california, is that a crime? >> it is a crime. and we have to go after the money. >> reporter: he owes taxpayers $2.8 million. debt dating back six years. never paid. and he has not been charged with a crime. six years and nearly $3 million. how does somebody get away with that? >> that's hypothetical. >> reporter: it's factual. >> i'm not going to the document, tony. >> reporter: law prevents it from explaining why california taxpayer don't have the tax dollars collected. we also found this interesting. here's letterhead, sheriff's advisory committee.
it says advisory board problem. he is a member of the sheriff's advisory board, a nonprofit group, supporting and affiliated with the sheriff's department. does this concern you? >> it does concern me. i want to make sure we have good people that are affiliated with that organization because they do work with us. >> reporter: you're the sheriff. will you recommend that he's removed from your advisory board? >> yes. >> reporter: so, sheriff smith has called for some government accountability. he's a san jose businessman, with a financial resume showing more than $10 million owed to the federal government, the state of california, and dozens of bay area business partners. now, many are calling for even more accountability. >> i could have stayed home today. but i want to do -- excuse me. i want to do my part to make
sure he's brought to justice. >> somebody's got to do something. >> he doesn't deserve to be out in the streets. >> reporter: we have learned the california department of corporations and the department of motor vehicles have turned over their files to the san jose district attorney. on the phone, he says he does not want to comment on our current investigation. we do intend to talk with him about all the missing money before the next bankruptcy hearing. >> tony, thank you. some of our best stories come from our tip line. we have our information right here. if you have a tip for tony or our investigative unit, give us a call at 888-996-tips. or send us an e-mail directly to the unit at nbcbayarea.com. let's check in with jeff raineri. another storm is headed our way. >> that's right. after two storms in the past five days, the next storm system
in view across northern california. you have to look way off to the north in santa rosa, to find activity on the doppler radar. it's quiet in the east bay, south bay and peninsula. we're going to track the rain timeline coming up. for the sierra we had five feet of snowfall in the past month and a half. here's a look at who is doing the best in the snow base. kirkwood, 26 to 36 inches. heavenly, 24 inches. let's get you video here shot by a photo journalist, jim foster, today, going up the lift. they had a lot of blue skies. and a light dusting of snowfall. maybe some of jim's new friend there's. you'll see a lot of skiing. heavenly was one of the first ones opening. we are expecting slick roadways for your thanksgiving travel. let's look at our weather boards.
for our timeline, showers developing in the rth bay. not going to expect heavy rainfall. and here is the thing. by 11:00 in the morning, that rain's going to have a very tough time pushing to the south. it will be almost stationary by the noon hour. but eventually, by 6:00 and 7:00 p.m., that rain will push to the south. we may not get in on any kind of rainfall for the south or east bay, until 11:00 p.m. maybe not until wednesday morning about 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00, with the slow nature of the storm system. hang on tomorrow. the showers will be in a slow clip southward. the north bay to the south bay, be prepared for wet roadways. overall, the snow totals not too high. two to four inches. the snow level will stay high at nearly 6,000 feet. here's what you can expect with the storm system. not as strong as this weekend. anywhere from a quarter to a half-inch of rainfall. winds about 15 to 25 miles per hour. but expect moderate airport delays as the cloud ceilings
start to lower. and we get some rain in here. we can expect delays at sfo, oakland and maybe san jose. overall temperatures, upper 40s and low 50s. not too much different when it comes to daytime highs for tuesday. maybe a light jacket. 66 in san jose. how about that three-day forecast? temperatures cool off right into thanks giving with some sunny skies by thursday. that's the great news. on the holiday itself, we are expecting sunny weather and dry travel. hopefully not some dry turkey. and sunny deals on friday. we're going to get bargains here from mother nature. using my wordage, you guys. >> wordwordage. >> saturday, sunny skies. upper 60s. we may get showers by mid next week. be prepared for slick roadways over the next 24 hours. >> thank you, jeff. coming up, oakland teams get
this was nice to see. it's not every day you get honored by the first lady. but it happened for bay area kids. >> while they all could not make the trip, they got to watch the others online, though. >> the next award goes to youth radio. >> kids in oakland watched a live feed honoring youth radio. one of a dozen of school arts programs recognized across the country. >> youth radio has been doing great work for years and years. and it's great we're being recognized for the work we do. >> the program is to groom young journalists, foster budding musician and help many kids find their niche in the media world. will the warriors be able to
build in san francisco? there's a deal in place between labor unions and the team. the agreement says it will guarantee workers in its new proposed area in san francisco, the option to unionize. and it will give oracle arena employees the first crack at new jobs in san francisco. the supervisor is expected to sign off on the financial feasibility of this project. >> jamie joins us live from the comcast sportsnet newsroom. >> a good conversation. >> heading into monday night's game between the bears and the 49ers, most were expecting to see a struggle between the two backup quarterbacks. what actually happened was the opposite. at least in the case of collin kaeperni kaepernick.
we already knew jay cutler could not play for the bears. but 49ers fans were shocked to learn that alex smith had not been cleared to play, either. that paved the way for the battle of the backup quarterbacks under the primetime lights on "monday night football." bears and 49ers. first and goal. colin kaepernick, to vernon davis. his first career touchdown pass. and looking good early on. 10-0, 49ers. next, it's kendall hunter. looking to tackle. he's in. 14 yards for the score. it would be 17-0, at that point. and in the second half, the 49ers speed is taking over. campbell sacked by albie smith. his fourth of the night and he was not done. the frosting on the cake, campbell sacked again by aldon smith. 5 1/2 sacks for aldon smith on
the night. and the 49ers win, 42-7. >> thought he did a great job. poised in the pocket. pushing the ball. throwing with accuracy. did a nice job running the game plan. everything he did was exemplar. >> i wanted to show what i was capable of. show i can be a starter. that's what i've tried to prove. >> very proud of him. i take my hat off to him. he stepped up today. he did some great things out there to help us win this game. the warriors continuing their three-game road trip in dallas. harrison barnes, missing the shot. he gets his own rebound. klay thompson throws up the three. it's no good. we go to overtime. and steph curry, driving and dumping to david lee. he lays it in.
warriors win 105-101. winner of two of the three games on the road. in the college ranks, the future of testify tedford is uncertain. the athletic director and coach continue to meet. tedford finished the worst season in berkeley. 3-9, and missing the postseason for the second time in three years. back to you guys. >> the thanksgiving table will be kaepernick or smith. >> exactly. we might not know for a while.
another. number three for pablo sandoval. his first in this world series. >> now, the film tells the story of the giants world series run through highlights, behind-the-scenes access, and highlights. it goes on sale tomorrow. and that's the party at the famed castro theater. did we make it into the movie? is there a snip of me in this movie? >> us and the 1 million people. >> i don't get to meet benjamin bratt then. we have a few showers coming our way throw tomorrow, heading in the north bay. and pushing to the south. may not get showers until the evening hours. showers linger on wednesday. if you do traveling tomorrow, wet roadways. but it will be drying out wednesday night and for thursday on thanksgiving. that's the great news. sunshine on thanksgiving. >> thanks for joining us tonight.
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