In court this week: gay sheriff's lieutenant, shirtless troublemaker, suspected bank robbing deputy, naked BART acrobat 

click to enlarge Yeiner Perez Garizabalo will face multiple counts in court Friday related to a nude outburst at the 16th Street BART station in May.
  • Yeiner Perez Garizabalo will face multiple counts in court Friday related to a nude outburst at the 16th Street BART station in May.

The sheriff's lieutenant who was convicted in May of attacking an ex-lover in the Castro district Gold's Gym was back in custody last week after failing to show up to domestic violence counseling sessions and a scheduled court date, prosecutors said.

Today, 49-year-old Vincent Calvarese is scheduled to appear before a judge for a hearing on whether his probation will be revoked. He was reportedly taken into custody Wednesday and then sent to San Francisco General Hospital to be examined for an "altered state of mind."

Calvarese was profiled in the 2009 documentary "The Butch Factor," in which he spoke about being an openly gay law enforcement officer who works with inmates.

From ledge to court

The shirtless man who reportedly threatened to jump from a ledge at 4 Embarcadero Center last week during a nine-hour standoff with police officers is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

William Quezali, 25, is facing felony charges of making threats to an executive officer and vandalism connected to the standoff that began at 3 p.m. Sept. 16 and ended at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Before the incident, Quezali had been released from San Francisco General Hospital's psychiatric ward, where he was sent following an episode three days earlier in which he climbed a light pole on Drumm Street and removed his pants.

On Sept. 7, after shadowboxing while naked near the busy Ferry Building, Quezali attempted to escape officers by jumping into the Bay, police said.

Deputy faces bank robbery rap

Phil Tong is another Sheriff's Department employee who has found himself on the other side of the law.

Last year, the deputy who lives in Pacifica was arrested on suspicion of robbing an Outer Richmond district Bank of America.

Tong also faces a charge of felony grand theft of a firearm that dates to before the bank incident.

On Thursday, a judge is expected to rule on a motion to combine both cases.

BART video star

The case of the Nude Acrobat is twirling along.

The start of jury selection begins Friday for trained acrobat Yeiner Perez Garizabalo, who is charged with multiple counts for a May 10 meltdown at the 16th Street BART station. Perez allegedly ran naked through the station, grabbing several riders, kicking a BART employee, and doing a handstand and splits on fare gates, among other moves — completely naked. The incident was captured on video, which later went viral, to no one's surprise.

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