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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
80 Charges Filed In Contra Costa County Used-Car Dealership's Alleged Odometer Rollback Scheme

80 Charges Filed In Contra Costa County Used-Car Dealership's Alleged Odometer Rollback Scheme

DMV officials say this Antioch case may be the state’s biggest car dealership odometer tampering case ever.
Pair Kidnapped, Robbed, Shot At Last Night By Man Who Jumped In Back Seat

Pair Kidnapped, Robbed, Shot At Last Night By Man Who Jumped In Back Seat

The terrifying incident took place at around 8 p.m. in Martinez. Police are looking for white man in his 20s with short hair.
UPDATE: Concord Man's Death 'Medical in Nature' - Not Related To Fight

UPDATE: Concord Man's Death 'Medical in Nature' - Not Related To Fight

The 20-year-old's death is not related to a weekend brawl in Danville, police said.
Five Cars Burn At Lafayette BART Lot

Five Cars Burn At Lafayette BART Lot

The blaze was reported at about 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Police Looking Into Possibility Concord Man's Death Is Related To Weekend Fight In Danville

Police Looking Into Possibility Concord Man's Death Is Related To Weekend Fight In Danville

The 20-year-old's death on Valley Crest Drive was reported to authorities on Tuesday afternoon.
Former Welterweight Boxing Champion Sentenced to Prison for Bank Robbery in Lafayette, East Bay

Former Welterweight Boxing Champion Sentenced to Prison for Bank Robbery in Lafayette, East Bay

James Quindale Page, 43, pleaded guilty to robbing six banks in Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Oakley, Emeryville, Antioch and Lafayette.
'Avoid the 25' DUI Crackdown Through Labor Day; Checkpoint Planned Friday in Lafayette

'Avoid the 25' DUI Crackdown Through Labor Day; Checkpoint Planned Friday in Lafayette

Every 51 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk-driving crash. Over the Labor Day weekend, fatalities increase to one every 34 minutes.
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.
Berkeley Man, 60, Dies After Fall From Grizzly Peak Lookout Point

Berkeley Man, 60, Dies After Fall From Grizzly Peak Lookout Point

Donald Odwyer died on Sunday night, according to police officials.
Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Cab, Driving Wrong Way On Hwy 4

Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Cab, Driving Wrong Way On Hwy 4

CHP reports she caused two crashes on Friday morning.
Update From Martinez Court on Concord Teacher's Acquittal of Some Charges; Jury Hung on Others

Update From Martinez Court on Concord Teacher's Acquittal of Some Charges; Jury Hung on Others

“If you’re a man, I would not be teaching elementary school,” said defense attorney of "mass hysteria" in case of longtime male teacher, 46.
Traffic Signal Is Out On Moraga Road At Campolindo

Traffic Signal Is Out On Moraga Road At Campolindo

The outage may last until 5 p.m. today.
One Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash on Hwy 24 in Orinda

One Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash on Hwy 24 in Orinda

Two cars overturned Monday afternoon near Camino Pablo off-ramp, backing up Caldecott Tunnel traffic.
Bay Area Hospital Seeks Public's Help To ID Critically Injured Patient

Bay Area Hospital Seeks Public's Help To ID Critically Injured Patient

The hospital has exhausted all of its usual channels for identifying the man found on the ground in an SF neighborhood Sunday.
Fingerprints Lead Police to Serial Car Burglar

Fingerprints Lead Police to Serial Car Burglar

The suspect hit vehicles at several BART stations.
Lafayette Man Convicted of Molesting Girls

Lafayette Man Convicted of Molesting Girls

His victims were were 15 and 12 years old.
Walnut Creek Man Identified as Burglary Suspect

Walnut Creek Man Identified as Burglary Suspect

Several tips were received from people who recognized the man.
As Wildfires Rage, Gov. Brown Declares Emergency

As Wildfires Rage, Gov. Brown Declares Emergency

Thousands of acres have been burned in the past week.
Lafayette Burglary Suspect Vehicle Found in Oakland

Lafayette Burglary Suspect Vehicle Found in Oakland

One person has been arrested and stolen items recovered.
Do You Recognize This Burglary Suspect?

Do You Recognize This Burglary Suspect?

A surveillance camera caught him in the act.