San Francisco Chronicle, January 10, 1882
Daniel Mahoney, a well-grown youth, was before Judge Rix yesterday morning with the recommendation of a couple of officers for his incarceration in the Industrial School. When arrested the culprit was engaged with a number of other boys in skinning a horse in a gully near Bernal Heights. The officers claim that the gang is a regularly organized one, who have for some time past made a business of stealing horses and other animals, which they would drive to some convenient spot in the hills and kill, the object being the possession of the hides, which they sold for whatever they could get.
For lack of important evidence the case was continued without disposition.