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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 East Bay

Former Welterweight Boxing Champion Sentenced to Prison for Bank Robbery in 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.
Man Arraigned on Murder Charges In June Crash That Killed Mother, Baby

Man Arraigned on Murder Charges In June Crash That Killed Mother, Baby

Lorena Dominguez, 23, and her infant daughter Khloe Duenas, 1, of Concord died in the crash on the Kinne Bridge overcrossing.
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.
In Martinez Court: Concord Teacher Acquitted of Molestation Charges

In Martinez Court: Concord Teacher Acquitted of Molestation Charges

Joseph Martin, 46, was charged with 150 counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with 14 male former students at Woodside Elementary School.
In Martinez Court: Russian Immigrant Gets 7 Years For Beating of Elderly Antioch Man

In Martinez Court: Russian Immigrant Gets 7 Years For Beating of Elderly Antioch Man

The sentence was handed down today for the killing of man in 2013.
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.
Update: 50 Feet of Pier Destroyed by Fire

Update: 50 Feet of Pier Destroyed by Fire

Investigators are still trying to determine if the fire was accidental or intentional.
5 Adults, Infant Rescued from Southhampton Bay

5 Adults, Infant Rescued from Southhampton Bay

The Benicia Fire Dept. assisted the Coast Guard.
As Wildfires Rage, Gov. Brown Declares Emergency

As Wildfires Rage, Gov. Brown Declares Emergency

Thousands of acres have been burned in the past week.
Accused Child Molestor Testifies in Martinez Courtroom

Accused Child Molestor Testifies in Martinez Courtroom

The teacher calmly defended his actions.