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moving forward finding solutions. this is abc 7 news the goal of this operation was to map out the flow of stone goods in san francisco and beyond to identify the networks. better moving millions and millions of dollars of stolen goods from cars in san francisco around around the country and the globe. hundreds of electronic items stolen from cars in san francisco now recovered as district attorney chase abudin announces a major bust in an international fencing operation. good evening. thank you for joining us sunday and ashley and i'm a dates today the da revealed that a boba shop in the city's tenderloin was serving as a front for the global operation abc 7 news anchor list crates was there for the announcement and is live with the tales of the newsroom
liz. hi, dan, and i'm a yes, this was called operation bulldog investigators. bait rental cars around the city with electronics left inside in the hopes, they'd be broken into investigators were then track where those stolen items were going. and many of them led to one small boba shop in the tenderloin. san francisco district attorney jason boudin today announced his office has uncovered a sophisticated car burglary operation believed to be operating out of an unsuspecting boba tea shop in the tenderloin. this is truly an international fencing ring that we have uncovered the da says 41 year old kwok lee whose wife owns quickly bubble tea cafe on larkin street was arrested monday after investigators found 130 boxes of stolen goods inside. the store. boudin says an over year long undercover. investigation that included leaving bait cars around the city let investigators to leave inside the bags. we left in these bait cars as i said. value products and also tracking devices that allowed us to both
follow electronically and in person. with eyes on the ground where the goods moved boudin says many of the items were traced to the boba shop where they were then shipped to places like, texas asia and europe these items on display here make up just a third of the electronics recovered at the boba shop the district attorney hopes to return some of these items to their owners. we developed this operation with the goal of not simply waiting for those arrests to come in the door, but also of dismantling the fencing operations that create so much demand for stolen property that make car break-ins profit the first place the bust is good timing for the embattled district attorney who is facing a recall next month many of boudin's critics have blamed his policies on a rise and property crime. dean is failing to do his job. there's a better way to keep san francisco safe today with the recall just weeks away the da took on a tough on crime tone now every single person who's considering committing one of those crimes on our streets will
have to contend with the fact that we're watching. we are watching we are coming for you and will be consequences if you commit crimes in our city. and the da says this investigation is part of a larger operation to crack down on these rings. his office is doing it in partnership with the american car rental association the group sf safe and homeland security the san francisco police department has assisted with intel gathering as for the suspect walk lee. he was arraigned in court today and he faces more than a dozen charges dan. i was for so many sick and tired of crime in this city. they're happy to see this today two questions for you. did the da give a sense of how many other businesses in san francisco? go maybe operating a similar schemes like this and a second question if someone recognizes one of the recovered items as their own, how can they get it back? right? so dan answer that first question. the da says they currently have numerous locations around the city under surveillance that they believe could be storage locations for stolen goods and fencing operations.
and as far as returning some of those stolen items, maybe some of our viewers recognize something as one of theirs the da says they are hoping to create a website that will allow people to browse. potentially retrieve those items good enough. thank you, liz. the city of the city council of san jose just unanimously voted to ban ghost guns in the city. this will ban residents from possessing manufacturing selling and distributing all guns without serial numbers police say 25% of illegal guns. they seize are ghost guns several california cities including san francisco oakland and san diego have already banned a ghost guns residents have 120 days to comply with the new ordinance also in san jose police released police police body cam security video today. the moments before an officer shot kayon green a police posted this edited video online today. it shows green backing out of the front door of a taqueria on march 27th in one image. you can see green holding the handgun. he had just wrestled away from a man inside from the restaurant
camera. you can see an officer approach green and then shoot him four times police identify the officer today as mark mcnamara a four year met member of the department green received non-life threatening in the district attorney will now determine whether the shooting was justified. san jose police are also conducting an internal investigation of an off-duty officer arrested on suspicion of dui. according to chp. the officer was involved in a two-car crash early friday morning on 880 just north of tennyson road in hayward. no one was injured but responding chp officers determined the driver was under the influence and arrested him so far. the officer has not been placed on administrative leave just last week. we learned a san jose police officer was being investigated for allegedly being under the influence while on duty and responding to the case of the kidnapped baby today is the first ever national fentanyl awareness day a new effort to call attention to a drug problem that is really growing at an alarming rate to help raise
awareness santa clara county officials joined the parents of teenagers who have died sadly of fentanyl overdoses to deliver a stark message about pills and street drugs laced with fentanyl just a few weeks ago. we seized 11,000 fent. pills that's enough fentanyl to kill everyone in our county. that's how dangerous a recent study in the journal of the american medical association suggests that fentanyl was involved in more than 75% of america's drug overdoses last year. a big contributor to the overdose crisis is fentanyl turning up in other drugs. sometimes without users even knowing it. so now an oakland-based nonprofit has created test kits to help prevent accidental fentanyl overdoses abc 7 news reporter stephanie sierra joins us live with the details steph. that's right. i'm offend check is trying to revolutionize drug testing putting test kits in the hands of those who need them. most the local nonprofit that
started right here in oakland is growing across, california and expanding to states it's a quick test that aims to save lives and it's selling out across the bay area. the demand is it's it's desperate. it's desper. allison heller and dean schold are the founders of fenchak and oakland bay's non-profit that's contracted with a canadian biotech lab to produce test strips that detect if fentanyl is in drugs their harm reduction mission started an alameda county and is now growing across the country as a culture we started to you covid testing at home. a lot of people are familiar with pregnancy tests or even testing their hot tub. this is really simple technology. depths are quick you mix the drug with water dip the test strip in the water for 15 seconds and wait five minutes for the results. even the tiniest amount of the drug will be detected as little as three grains of salt. there's 20 nanograms of fentanyl
per milliliter of water. it will show it as positive schold says these kits are being offered at bars restaurants our galleries book stores and even thrift shops. he says most venues are selling out of these containers at least two to times a week in the first quarter of 2021 we went through about 200 test strips. now each week we're going through over 2,000 fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and it is devastating youth according to the journal of american medicine from 2010 to 2019 around 500 kids aged 14 to 19 died from fentanyl across the us in 2021 that figure more than doubled to 1100 according to the california overdose surveillance dashboard as of 2020, san francisco county. reported the highest rate of fentanyl related over yes in the state 44.5 for every 100,000
people. it's the only county color deep red on this map heller and schold are working to change that. the demand is desperate. it's absolutely desperate. this is the future of harm reduction and public health fentanyl's not going away. then check is buying and distributing around 2000 test strips per week. 1,500 of those are being distributed to venues across the bay area and the organization has just partnered with uc berkeley to begin distributing test kits across campus ama and steph testing for drugs, like fentanyl has become a priority for lawmakers at the state capitol. what are they actually doing to curb this epidemic of drug deaths? it's interesting. there's legislation currently in the works assembly bill 1598. aims to amend an existing law that clarifies the legality of testing for specific. including fentanyl unanimously passed the state assembly and is now headed to the senate. so if the bill passes it would allow organizations like fen check to expand making it easier for teachers parents and public
health officials to test for deadly drugs like fentanyl. all right. thank you, stephanie. still ahead here santa clara county's top health official calling it a significant uptick in covid cases what she says about the case rate and the possibility of reinstating mask mandates or other restrictions. i'm meteorologist sandia patel live doppler 7 tracking thunderstorms and hail. i'll let you know how long the threat of thunder wolv time. it's life's most precious commodity, especially when you have metastatic breast cancer.
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because when you invest in yourself, covid cases now has the top health official there urging people to once again use caution while gathering though she is stopping short for the moment of announcing any new mandates abc 7 news reporter. zach fuentes. is there for the update? after weeks of lighter restrictions in santa clara county health officer, dr. sarah cody says covid cases are ticking up what we're seeing now is similar to what we were seeing in mid-february and it's
more than what we were seeing at the height of the delta surge on tuesday santa clara county's covid-19 dashboard showed the seven day rolling average at 552 new infections in mid-march. there were nearly 140 these upticks come just days after the city city of san jose implemented a mask mandate. city employees while at work you want to make sure our employees are safe as well as our community and continue to provide vital services to our residents as for weather mask mandates and other restrictions could make a return in santa clara county for now dr. cody says no point. we don't have any plans to do anything apart from being aligned with a state with regards to mass requirement as you remember the state still strongly recommends masking indoors and we still strongly recommend masking indoors still. she's also reminding people to get vaccinated keep up with boosters and practice other safety measures. we are all gathering. there's no question if possible gather outdoors or if it's inside.
use the space that has good ventilation. so at what point will we no longer have to take those precautionary measures. he says it's impossible to predict the future but variance will likely continue to emerge and though vaccines have greatly helped reduce hospitalizations and debts. we still have to balance activities. we enjoy with our safety. the pandemic is still here. we are seeing more activity and so it is time to break out your mask and break out your your tests and just be a bit more cautious than maybe you were a month ago zach fuentes abc 7 news. still ahead. is getting more expensive across the bay area as the drought worsens the actions some water districts including east bay mud booking most cruises can be complicated. but this isn't most cruises. this is celebrity cruises. and we think cruising shouldn't be confusing. so, on our award winning vacations drinks, wi-fi and tips are always included.
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rate hike abc 7 news reporter leslie. brinkley has the story. water will be both scarcer and will cost more and much of, california. this summer the state water resources board blame the drought squarely on climate change driving extreme weather like only 15% of normal precipitation in january through march statewide. we used to not have to worry about warm anomalies in the wintertime drying out the landscape. that was a summertime thing. now it really is when we get these long breaks certainly like we saw this year. something to pay much more attention to experts said our snow packs in california have decreased by 18 percent since 2000 east payment service area has our reservoirs are about 71% full we would for them to ref. over the summer when the snow melts off the mountains, but at this point it's not going to been last month east bay mud reinstated excessive use penalties and a 10% mandatory water use reduction now east bay
mud voted on another step starting july 1st a water surcharge regular average 200 gallon per day household the 8% surcharge would increase the water bill each month by about three dollars. it's even bleaker in other districts on june 15th or board will be considering a drought surcharge that would that would add up to a 15% surcharge on the cost of a unit of water. so this summer means residents will see more expensive. water and severe limitations on things like wash cars and watering lawns like officials said this is our new normal in the east bay. i'm leslie brinkley abc 7 news. it wasn't enough to make a dent in our drought. rivers but some parts of the bay area did get a little wet weather today including hail take a look at this video taken in vacaville. just after 11 o'clock this morning.
and this was the scene in saint helena take a look at the hale blanketing the high school baseball field this afternoon the hail storm reportedly lasted over 15 minutes and still a chilly and we are continuing to track a thunder and hail. yeah. so for the latest det let's get to abc 7 news meteorologist sandia patel san diego. yeah, dan and alma it is still active right now. i want to show you live doppler 7 just a friendly reminder. do not drive over hail. it is very slippery as we get you industry level radar. where a cluster of lightning strikes are showing up porter creek road in the north bay near our radar site, calistoga. you will notice around 10 lightning strikes as we pan zoom this i should say this is heading in the direction of mount saint helena 524 yountville at 5:39 moving very slow as we go into the east bay. there's some development happening in the east bay around clayton. you will notice kirker pass road. yes some showers there. i wouldn't be surprised if some of that moves in your direction three reports of hail in the north bay in the past three
hours as we widen the picture here you will notice what's going to happen all the way until about 8 pm. we're gonna to continue to see some thunderstorms develop. and moving south eastward after that things will quiet down but the thunderstorm threat is there which means lightning and hail just a reminder to head indoors if you do here thunders obviously outside your door from our east bay hills camera. we are seeing some convective showers. the cumulus clouds are developing vertically. i should say cumulonimbus that thunderstorms are developing as we take a look at the wider picture here. the trough is just deepening here and lightning strikes are showing up around northern california as well. h' sinht now 50 they are chaining up temperatures below average for this time of year in the 50s and the 60s as you check out those wins their gusty up to 35 miles an hour at sfo 22 in concord 30 and novato. so be careful if you're out and about from our mount tam cam there is a cumulonimbus cloud
there as we take a look here a few thunderstorms inhale through this evening. chilly overnight milder tomorrow afternoon much warmer for your friday and your saturday as we go hour by those winds are going to remain gusty tonight pick up again tomorrow afternoon still on shore about 30 to 36 miles an hour. so really not going to warm up a lot, but it will be. wilder then today, we do have freeze warnings in frost advisories for parts of lake and mendocino counties two to eight am temperatures in the mid-20s to low 30s. so definitely bundle up take precautions if you have sensitive plants mid-thirties to mid 40s tomorrow morning. we did have record low temperatures temperatures in concord and oakland today. i wouldn't be surprised if we had a couple more tomorrow tomorrow afternoon mid-50s to the mid-70s breezy along the coastline a mainly sunny day, but later in the day, we'll see some extra high clouds the accuweather seven-day forecast chilly morning milder afternoon, thursday some drizzle is possible in the morning very spotty and then much warmer weather bay in inland for friday saturday. we're bringing the heat. and then we're going to go with
a cooler pattern sunday monday comment in yeah. thank you, sandy. tonight it's looking more likely that the sun of a late dictator will be the next president of the philippines and that is raising concern among human rights advocates abc 7 news reporter loose peña spoke to a university of san francisco professor and explains. why? in a pivotal precedential election the son of the late instictator ferdinand marcus could be the next president of the philippines marcos's dad ferdinand marcos was president for two decades largely under addicted tutorial style of governance, and he also imposed in martial law between the 1970s and the 1980s. the philippines polls show ferdinand marcus jr. also known as bong fung winning by a landslide. he ran on a platform of promising lower prices and university of san francisco associate professor james cersadillas said bong bong's
campaign tried to erase his family's history. corruption. he says the ushoul be watching this election closely the us could be impacted by the elections in the philippines largely because of again trade again the dispute over south china seas, but also military the us still has a strong military presence there some filipinos don't know or remember the marco's family history you were young when when he was president. yes. i was young so you don't remember don't remember in class about lisa said the marcos family made a difference in his village the late father. i know him. he provided us the power the first power in our province in our place and they're good family yesterday before polls closed about 200 filipinos in the bay area gathered outside of the philippines consulate in san
francisco demanding transparency as results started coming in. realize that this vigil was going to turn into one of indignation and rage over 13,000 ballots in the united states for voters here in our country were returned due to insufficient funds today. they're asking for the us to investigate this election in san francisco luz peña abc 7 news. right still ahead here the san jose sharks celebrate the legendary career of patrick marlow as he announces his retirement after 23 storied seasons in the n that coming up.
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day of the national business women of california conference wrapped up the 33rd annual conference is virtual this year and the theme is eyes the program is designed to inform engage and inspire a global community of women. i had the opportunity to emcee this morning's events abc 7 news anchors kumasi aaron and dion limb also participated the conference continues tomorrow with actress rita moreno. congresswoman, jackie speier and ryder producer and lena waite abc 7 is a proud media sponsor of the pbwc conference. we sure are. i know you were delighted to be a part of it today or it's always yeah. awesome. well finally tonight the san jose.
parks legend is officially calling it a career. yeah, patrick marlow announced his retirement from hockey at a tearful news conference today ending a 23-year career. he also played in toronto and pittsburgh, but his time with the sharks made marlo a sports icon here in the bay area. he holds a slew of sharks franchise records today. he thinks the organization and talked about the impact. had on an entire generation of young hockey fans. being there on the ring can be around the kids that are playing here and talking to the families and parents and having it's pretty pretty cool to see when there's a kid with your jersey on. or they they come up and say you're my favorite player. and can i get a picture with you? marlo played a record 1779 regular season games. that's the most of any player in nhl history and he played 19 of his 23 seasons with the sharks patrick marlowe great job. thank you. absolutely. all right, we'll do tonight with david muir is next. i'm on the dates and i'm dan ashley for sandia patel all of
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tonight, abc news obtaining video of the final moments in that nationwide manhunt. the police chase in evansville, indiana. the capital murder suspect and the former corrections officer who authorities say then shot herself. off the road, across a field. tonight, what was found in that car. casey white, 6'9", saying they planned a shootout with police before crashing. and what about vicky white? what they could hear her say before she fired the gun. also tonight, the american economy. president biden declaring inflation as his number one priority. gas prices hitting an all-time high and how the president explained these rising prices. republicans pouncing. mary bruce at the white house. the growing health concern tonight for parents and their children.