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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Suspected Serial Burglar From Walnut Creek Arrested After Orinda Break-In

Suspected Serial Burglar From Walnut Creek Arrested After Orinda Break-In

Police said Kyle Facchin, 30, is connected to numerous burglaries throughout Contra Costa County.
'Three Feet for Safety' Bike Law Takes Effect Next Week

'Three Feet for Safety' Bike Law Takes Effect Next Week

Each year in California, more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions.
Pleasant Hill Woman Sentenced to Prison

Pleasant Hill Woman Sentenced to Prison

She filed fake tax returns using other people's names and social security numbers
Phone App Allows Scammers to Impersonate Police

Phone App Allows Scammers to Impersonate Police

Details about this new scam so you don't fall victim.
Teen Sent To Juvenile Hall In Martinez After Selling Pot Brownies At High School

Teen Sent To Juvenile Hall In Martinez After Selling Pot Brownies At High School

The Richmond High girl was arrested Thursday. The marijuana-laced sweets sent some students to the hospital.
Update on Double Shooting in Concord: Suspect Still At Large

Update on Double Shooting in Concord: Suspect Still At Large

The injured pair, 19 and 18, drove themselves to the hospital.
New California Law Aims to Provide Extra Safety for Kids Biking to School

New California Law Aims to Provide Extra Safety for Kids Biking to School

CHP wants to make sure motorists know about a new law surrounding bicycle safety.
JUST IN: PG&E Hit With Additional $1.4 Billion in Penalties For San Bruno Fire

JUST IN: PG&E Hit With Additional $1.4 Billion in Penalties For San Bruno Fire

The new fines and penalties bring the total amount PG&E has been ordered to pay to more than $2 billion.
Woman, 50, Killed in Hit-'n'-Run Sunday Night On Willow Pass Road Near Pittsburg

Woman, 50, Killed in Hit-'n'-Run Sunday Night On Willow Pass Road Near Pittsburg

The truck was described as a silver 2005 or newer Chevrolet truck.
Walnut Creek Cop Arrested For Allegedly Beating Woman With Bat Put On Administrative Leave

Walnut Creek Cop Arrested For Allegedly Beating Woman With Bat Put On Administrative Leave

The victim was walking after her car ran out of gas in Richmond when reportedly attacked, police said.
Walnut Creek Cop Arrested For Allegedly Beating Woman With Baseball Bat

Walnut Creek Cop Arrested For Allegedly Beating Woman With Baseball Bat

The man, from Martinez, was reportedly off-duty and wearing a mask when he beat the female who was walking in a Richmond neighborhood.
Lowe's To Pay $1.6 Million In Settlement for Mislabeled Building Materials

Lowe's To Pay $1.6 Million In Settlement for Mislabeled Building Materials

The product dimensions were inaccurately advertised in California.
BART Equipment Problems Shuts Down Service From Concord to Walnut Creek

BART Equipment Problems Shuts Down Service From Concord to Walnut Creek

The Tuesday afternoon problem is near The Pleasant Hill station.
CHP: Three Reported Dead in I-680 Off-Ramp Crash in Benicia

CHP: Three Reported Dead in I-680 Off-Ramp Crash in Benicia

The crash was reported around 3:40 p.m. on the Lake Herman Road off-ramp from northbound Highway 680, CHP officials said.
2 Arrested, 1 At Large After Stolen Car Chase Through County Sunday Night

2 Arrested, 1 At Large After Stolen Car Chase Through County Sunday Night

The suspects crashed their car in Lafayette near Mt. Diablo Boulveard and Second Street.
Dehydrated Hiker Airlifted From Mt. Diablo State Park

Dehydrated Hiker Airlifted From Mt. Diablo State Park

The rescue was Sunday afternoon.
Manhunt Underway For Suspect Who Fled Cops in Lafayette

Manhunt Underway For Suspect Who Fled Cops in Lafayette

The male was last seen jumping fences around Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Police are asking folks to steer clear of the area.
3 Injured in 3-Car Accident on I-680 Sunday Night

3 Injured in 3-Car Accident on I-680 Sunday Night

The crash occurred near Treat Boulevard and is under investigation.
Napa's 6.0: The Aftermath

Napa's 6.0: The Aftermath

Area resident Al Francis captured compelling images in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Injury Accident Blocks 2 Lanes of I-680

Injury Accident Blocks 2 Lanes of I-680

The accident was reported near the Treat Boulevard exit.