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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Mother and Son in Same Vehicle Arrested for DUI

Mother and Son in Same Vehicle Arrested for DUI

The San Rafael residents were found passed out in a Range Rover. And that's just the beginning of the story.
Getting Their Goats: Four-legged Fire Fuel Suppressors

Getting Their Goats: Four-legged Fire Fuel Suppressors

975 goats take on the challenge of clearing a fire-prone property.
Update: Sir Francis Drake in San Rafael Reopened 19+ Hours After Big Rig Crash

Update: Sir Francis Drake in San Rafael Reopened 19+ Hours After Big Rig Crash

According to the CHP, the road reopened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Charges Dropped Against Kentfield Woman Suspected in Marin Bike Theft Ring

Charges Dropped Against Kentfield Woman Suspected in Marin Bike Theft Ring

The charge against Rebecca Hammett, 50, was dismissed Thursday in Marin County Superior Court pending further investigation.
Big Rig Flips, Spills 1,700 Gallons of Gasoline on Sir Francis Drake in San Rafael

Big Rig Flips, Spills 1,700 Gallons of Gasoline on Sir Francis Drake in San Rafael

CHP officials say commuters should be aware that the road may remain closed for much of Monday, and likely into the evening commute.
UPDATE: Road Now Clear After Big Rig Crash On Southbound 101 in San Rafael

UPDATE: Road Now Clear After Big Rig Crash On Southbound 101 in San Rafael

"It was a miracle that no one was injured or worse," said San Rafael Fire Chief Chris Gray.
Suspect Arrested in Rape of 14-year-old Girl

Suspect Arrested in Rape of 14-year-old Girl

A police spokeswoman called it a "heinous" crime.
DUI Checkpoint in San Rafael Nets 2 DUI Arrests, Other Alleged Violations

DUI Checkpoint in San Rafael Nets 2 DUI Arrests, Other Alleged Violations

The weekend operation was held at the intersection of East Francisco Boulevard and Morphew Street.
Injured Hiker Hoisted to Safety After Falling Down Steep Slope Near Alpine Lake

Injured Hiker Hoisted to Safety After Falling Down Steep Slope Near Alpine Lake

A 64-year-old man was hiking Sunday on the Cataract Trail near the lake about 5 miles west of Fairfax when he fell 40 feet down a steep, rocky slope, Sonoma County sheriff's Deputy Chris Mah
Marin CHP Hosting Bike, Pedestrian 'Safety Day'

Marin CHP Hosting Bike, Pedestrian 'Safety Day'

Kids can take part in a bicycle rodeo to show off their safety knowledge.
San Rafael 'STRIDE' Campaign Aims To Increase Safety For Motorists, Pedestrians

San Rafael 'STRIDE' Campaign Aims To Increase Safety For Motorists, Pedestrians

"The City of San Rafael and the San Rafael Police Department take the safety of our residents and visitors seriously," San Rafael police Chief Diana Bishop said in a statement.
Update: Grass and Woodlands Fire Threatens Homes

Update: Grass and Woodlands Fire Threatens Homes

The fire has gone to two alarms, with firefighters stations at several points to protect structures.
Woman, 81, Struck by Van in San Rafael Dies of Her Injuries

Woman, 81, Struck by Van in San Rafael Dies of Her Injuries

Police believe the elderly woman either fell or stepped in front of a van belonging to a Novato-based home repair company.
Mountain Biker Rescued After Falling From Cliff at China Camp

Mountain Biker Rescued After Falling From Cliff at China Camp

The weekend rescue happened after a mountain biker fell approximately 100 yards down a steep embankment, according to sheriff's officials.
San Rafael Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

San Rafael Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

The man is accused of downloading pornographic images featuring children at a friend's house in Sausalito.