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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
Man Arrested For Prowling, Trying To Break Into Concord Homes

Man Arrested For Prowling, Trying To Break Into Concord Homes

The suspect is a 30-year-old from Pleasant Hill.
'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.
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.
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.
Driver Injured, Traffic Snarled in Rollover Crash

Driver Injured, Traffic Snarled in Rollover Crash

The crash blocked three southbound lanes and two northbound lanes of 680.
Update: Amber Alert for Baby Girl Canceled

Update: Amber Alert for Baby Girl Canceled

Nayeli Martinez had been missing since Sunday night.
UPDATE: Pleasant Hill Man Missing Since Friday Found Safe in Reno

UPDATE: Pleasant Hill Man Missing Since Friday Found Safe in Reno

Jason Adams had last been seen in San Ramon and may have been going to Dublin or Pleasanton. He was found on Sunday by law enforcement in Nevada.
Police: Man Seen Masturbating Near Elementary School Arrested

Police: Man Seen Masturbating Near Elementary School Arrested

No children were present when officers arrested the suspect, police say.
Police Seeking Suspects in Attempted Armed Robbery in Pleasant Hill

Police Seeking Suspects in Attempted Armed Robbery in Pleasant Hill

Police say the robbery attempt in Pleasant Hill may be linked to a similar successful robbery in Walnut Creek on the same night
Motor Home Fire Spreads to Pleasant Hill House, Family of 5 Escapes Uninjured

Motor Home Fire Spreads to Pleasant Hill House, Family of 5 Escapes Uninjured

No one was injured during the blaze, according to Contra Costa County fire officials.
Pleasant Hill Man Among 6 Police Officers Indicted on Charges of Civil Rights Violations

Pleasant Hill Man Among 6 Police Officers Indicted on Charges of Civil Rights Violations

Ian Furminger, 47, of Pleasant Hill is due back in court on Friday.
Warning to Residents: Bay Area PG&E Phone Scam Resurfaces

Warning to Residents: Bay Area PG&E Phone Scam Resurfaces

Police officials and PG&E say to avoid giving out personal information or credit card numbers over the phone when you are not the one who made the call.
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.