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Man Who Robbed Craigslist Drug Dealer Pleads No Contest

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Man Who Robbed Craigslist Drug Dealer Pleads No Contest

who wounded his victim during a burglary attempt, pleaded no contest Thursday to attempted murder, admitting to allegations of a felony assault with a firearm.

The court sentenced Dryden to state prison for 18 years with credit for time served, a $420 in fines. The case was continued to June 7 for a restitution report.

Dryden agreed to meet his victim in the parking lot of a Burger King on Middlefield Road in Redwood City under the ruse of buying medicinal marijuana. The victim was driven to the scene by a friend. Dryden climbed into the back seat of their car and brandish a gun, demanding money. The victim got into a struggle with Dryden and was shot in the arm. The driver vacated the car and began to run. He was struck by bullets in the buttocks. Dryden then left the area as the victim raced into the restaurant for help.

Dryden was eventually found through his cell phone records.

The jury trial of Pooroushasb “Peter” Parineh, the Woodside real estate investor accused of murdering his wife for financial gain, has been in recess since Monday. 

The trial was set to resume Thursday morning. Judge Lisa Novak met with the attorneys on Monday to discuss more than 20 trial motions filed between the two sides. The court decided to spend the first three days reviewing the trial motions.

The defendant is in custody on no bail status.
a San Bruno resident and U.S. postal service worker who stole credit cards and mail had his trial delayed until May 21 because the defense attorney had a medical appointment. The date is for receipt of the pre-sentence report and for imposition of sentence. Natan, who remains in custody on $150,000 bail, pleaded no contest to felony commercial burglary.

Former Redwood City nanny Sandy Kelly Delgado pleaded no contest to eight counts of forgery and embezzlement Wednesday.

Delgado allegedly cashed 95 forged checks from a former employer in an unincorporated area of Redwood City totaling $45,265 over a nearly four-year period. She admitted to the forgeries and indicated she needed the money for the necessities of life. This admission came after the victim discovered 32 forged checks. She was not officially charged until the victim discovered the checks had been forged.

The pre-sentence report was waived and the court sentenced the defendant to 16 months in the county jail. There was no information available about restitution or whether this was a split sentence.The defendant was in custody on $950,000 bail and is not eligible for release on bail. 

Christopher Robin Daily will be in court Friday for a pre-trial meeting about two separate charges of domestic violence and a violation of a related court ordr.

The 34-year-old San Jose man was facing criminal charges for domestic violence against his former Redwood City girlfriend when he violated a court order prohibiting contact with the victim.

Daily repeatedly called the victim, asking her to drop charges and threatening to publicly claim she was a prostitute if she declined. The case is set for May 3 for jury trial.

Anabel Aguilar, Teresita DeJesus Moran-Melchor, Lucia Aguilar Vazquez and Maria Delcarmen Vasquez pleaded no contest Thursday to aggravated assault with intent to do bodily harm.

Anabel Aguilar and Lucia Vasquez, daughters of Maria Vasquez, confronted a 21-year-old female in a Redwood City apartment complex on Oct. 28, 2012 around 12:30 p.m. asking about remarks supposedly attributed to her.

Aguilar punched the victim repeatedly in the face and the other three defendants joined in the attack, punching and kneeing the victim repeatedly. Moran-Melchor punched the victim several times in the forehead, with what the victim believes was a ring on her finger.

The victim suffered serious injury, including a sinus fracture and fracture to her forehead, as well as cuts, swelling and bruising in multiple locations.

The restitution report was received and the defense requested a full hearing in order to contest the restitution ordered. That case was set for May 3.

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