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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
PG&E Pleads Not Guilty, Denies Obstructing Justice in 2010 San Bruno Fire

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty, Denies Obstructing Justice in 2010 San Bruno Fire

The court action came today in a federal court in San Francisco in connection with the explosion and fire that killed eight and injured 66.
UPDATE: Santa Clara School Lockdown Lifted After Cops Investigate Threatening Call

UPDATE: Santa Clara School Lockdown Lifted After Cops Investigate Threatening Call

The lockdown came on the elementary school's first day.
Santa Clara School on Lockdown on First Day of Classes

Santa Clara School on Lockdown on First Day of Classes

Police activity in the area of Forbes Avenue prompted the decision.
County Grand Jury Indicts Company, Owner, Manager For Cave-In Death of Worker In Milpitas

County Grand Jury Indicts Company, Owner, Manager For Cave-In Death of Worker In Milpitas

“Workplace safety is not an option. What happened to Raul Zapata Mercado was not an accident, it was a crime,” DA said.
Local Warning Issued Over 'Fire Challenge'

Local Warning Issued Over 'Fire Challenge'

Videos of children taking the “challenge” and burning themselves have been uploaded to Facebook and YouTube.
South Bay Burglary Suspect Arrested

South Bay Burglary Suspect Arrested

He's suspected of several burglaries throughout Santa Clara County.
As Wildfires Rage, Gov. Brown Declares Emergency

As Wildfires Rage, Gov. Brown Declares Emergency

Thousands of acres have been burned in the past week.
Be a Super Hero on Super Bowl Sunday: Choose Not to Drink and Drive

Be a Super Hero on Super Bowl Sunday: Choose Not to Drink and Drive

Mothers Against Drunk Driving ask football fans celebrating Super Bowl Sunday to designate sober driver.
BART Officer Shooting: Detective Who Fatally Shot Colleague ID'd

BART Officer Shooting: Detective Who Fatally Shot Colleague ID'd

Detective Michael Maes has 26 years of law enforcement experience, according to BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey.
Groper Alert Issued by San Jose State University Police

Groper Alert Issued by San Jose State University Police

San Jose State University Police are warning students to be on alert after two women on campus were groped by a suspect on a bicycle on Saturday evening, Jan. 25.
BART Officer Killed By Single Gunshot Wound to Chest

BART Officer Killed By Single Gunshot Wound to Chest

BART police Sgt. Tom 'Tommy' Smith was shot and killed by a colleague when he discharged a single gunshot wound to his chest Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 in Dublin.
San Jose Police Investigate Fourth Homicide

San Jose Police Investigate Fourth Homicide

Officers respond to a report of stabbing in San Jose's 3400 block of Suncrest Avenue around 1:25 a.m., Sgt. Heather Randol said.
Deputies Interrupt Saratoga Vehicle Burglaries, Arrest 2 Men

Deputies Interrupt Saratoga Vehicle Burglaries, Arrest 2 Men

The Sheriff’s Office detectives are currently working on identifying the owners of stolen property so it can be returned.
Police Use

Police Use "Find My iPhone" App to Bust Burglars

Palo Alto Police arrested two suspects from out-of-town.
Report: Google, Facebook Employee Buses Blocked By Protesters In San Francisco

Report: Google, Facebook Employee Buses Blocked By Protesters In San Francisco

"I think the reason a lot of us were out there blockading this morning is that we're looking at a city that could become ... a bedroom community for the Silicon Valley."
Planes Collide At Reid Hillview Airport

Planes Collide At Reid Hillview Airport

A fixed-wing Piper PA-24 plane, registered to a corporation based out of San Jose, reportedly lost engine power around 4:40 p.m. while departing from a runway at the county airport.
DA Issues Warning About Dating Website Scams

DA Issues Warning About Dating Website Scams

A Santa Clara County woman was recently conned out of a half million dollars.
Target Breach Also Includes Names, Addresses

Target Breach Also Includes Names, Addresses

Now, it appears Neiman Marcus customer information may have been hacked as well.