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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Motorist Spots Friend's Stolen Mazda Traveling on Hwy 101

Motorist Spots Friend's Stolen Mazda Traveling on Hwy 101

The friend had posted earlier on Facebook the vehicle theft and a photo of the swiped Miata.
Man, 30, Pleads No Contest, To Serve 1 Year in Jail, 3 Years Probation In Distracted-Driving Death of 2 Women

Man, 30, Pleads No Contest, To Serve 1 Year in Jail, 3 Years Probation In Distracted-Driving Death of 2 Women

Susan Hufford, 53, and her mother-in-law Sharon Hufford, 74, of Santa Rosa, were killed in the March accident on Highway12.
Police Arrest Santa Rosa Man, 22, For 2012 Stabbing Death of Woman In Humboldt County

Police Arrest Santa Rosa Man, 22, For 2012 Stabbing Death of Woman In Humboldt County

DNA at the scene where the 24-year-old was found dead in a driveway matches the suspect's, authorities said.
Police Arrest Alleged Serial Car Thief in Cloverdale

Police Arrest Alleged Serial Car Thief in Cloverdale

Deputies linked the suspect, 23, to several thefts in the region.
2 Injured In Tuesday Collision on Lakeville Highway

2 Injured In Tuesday Collision on Lakeville Highway

The accident was reported at about 10 a.m. near the South McDowell Extension.
UPDATE: Small Plane Crashed Near Novato; One Killed

UPDATE: Small Plane Crashed Near Novato; One Killed

The pilot was trying to make an emergency landing at Gnoss Field. A brush fire resulted near Hicks Valley Tuesday morning.
Police Searching For Missing Plane In Marin County

Police Searching For Missing Plane In Marin County

A pilot on a private plane reported problems Monday night near Novato.
Petaluma Slaughterhouse Owners, Employees Charged for Processing, Distributing Diseased Cattle

Petaluma Slaughterhouse Owners, Employees Charged for Processing, Distributing Diseased Cattle

Charges include carving "condemned" stamps from cow carcasses and substituting cancerous cow heads for healthy ones.
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.
Petaluma Man Pleads No Contest In Crash That Killed Vallejo Woman

Petaluma Man Pleads No Contest In Crash That Killed Vallejo Woman

His car crossed the double yellow line on Lakeville Highway at night on June 7.
Naked Man Briefly Shuts Down Traffic on Hwy 101

Naked Man Briefly Shuts Down Traffic on Hwy 101

CHP used Tasers to take him into custody Sunday morning.
Sonoma County DA: Parole Denied To Man, 33, in Fatal Stabbing At Trophy Shop In 1999

Sonoma County DA: Parole Denied To Man, 33, in Fatal Stabbing At Trophy Shop In 1999

Cotati resident Michael Mouille was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a co-worker in Santa Rosa.
Healdsburg Man Died In Solo Crash Near Santa Rosa

Healdsburg Man Died In Solo Crash Near Santa Rosa

The crash occurred Thursday morning on Highway 101.
Family of Missing North Bay Hiker Accepts Fatal Fall in Trinity Alps

Family of Missing North Bay Hiker Accepts Fatal Fall in Trinity Alps

Teams from Sonoma, Marin and Contra Costa counties had joined the search for the family therapist, 59, from Santa Rosa.
Teen Firearms Fanatic Arrested Leaving Sonoma Park With Loaded Gun in Waistband

Teen Firearms Fanatic Arrested Leaving Sonoma Park With Loaded Gun in Waistband

Deputies said the 16-year-old claimed to be a gang member and bragged about his weapons prowess.
Girl Left In Care Of Teen Found On Rural Guerneville Road While Parents At Concert

Girl Left In Care Of Teen Found On Rural Guerneville Road While Parents At Concert

The 18-year-old stepbrother/babysitter turned smart-mouthed when questioned by deputies Sunday night.
Coroner IDs Victim In Friday Crash Near Petaluma

Coroner IDs Victim In Friday Crash Near Petaluma

The freak accident occurred when a trailer broke free from another vehicle and slammed into a stopped car, flipping it over.
Fugitive Arrested for Crash that Killed His Brother

Fugitive Arrested for Crash that Killed His Brother

The suspect allegedly stole a Chevy Tahoe, and two of his brothers jumped on the sides to try to stop him.
Armed Robber Holds Workers at Gunpoint

Armed Robber Holds Workers at Gunpoint

The 99 Cents Only store had been closing for the day when the robbery happened.
Update: Amber Alert for Baby Girl Canceled

Update: Amber Alert for Baby Girl Canceled

Nayeli Martinez had been missing since Sunday night.