Man accused of threatening cop
A 39-year-old man was arrested Sunday after he threatened a police officer with sharpened sticks at a homeless camp, police reported.
About 12:20 p.m., an officer tried to stop probationer Brian David Zier in the parking lot of 650 River St. near Highway 1, said Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark. Zier ran to an illegal campsite near the San Lorenzo River levee and brandished sharpened sticks at the officer, saying said that he was not going to be arrested again.
The officer started to pull out his pistol and Zier dropped the sticks, said Clark.
Zier threatened the officer again, prompting the officer to pull out a Taser gun. Zier was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon, threatening a police officer and a probation violation, according to police. He was also arrested on suspicion of vandalism after he kicked and dented a patrol car during his arrest, police said.
Zier is being held in County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, according to jail records.
Hospital seeks money for Bryan Stow's care
San Francisco General Hospital is seeking $1.2 million in unpaid medical bills from the bankrupt owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Stow, a 43-year-old paramedic from Live Oak, was beaten after a Giants-Dodgers game in Los Angeles in March 2011.
It is routine for the hospital to transfer unpaid debts to the San Francisco Bureau of Delinquent Revenue, Kagan said. Because Dodgers' owner Frank McCourt has filed for bankruptcy, the bureau named itself as a creditor.
Stow's family sued McCourt and the Dodgers in 2011 for security and maintenance problems at Dodger Stadium that contributed to the extent of the attack.