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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Santa Cruz County Man Arrested In Connection With Brush Fires

Santa Cruz County Man Arrested In Connection With Brush Fires

Suspect, 52, linked to more than 50 arson cases, police said.
Body Found In Area Where Fremont Teacher Was Hiking

Body Found In Area Where Fremont Teacher Was Hiking

Gregory Muck of Santa Cruz planned to hike by himself in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, but never returned this week as planned.
Teacher Reported Missing on Backpacking Trip in Sequoia & Kings Canyon Parks

Teacher Reported Missing on Backpacking Trip in Sequoia & Kings Canyon Parks

Authorities said people who may have seen Gregory Muck should call National Parks at (510) 565-3118.
Police Seek Shooters in Watsonville Drive-By

Police Seek Shooters in Watsonville Drive-By

A house and car were hit Tuesday night.
Update on Mt. Umunhum Fire: Abandoned Mobile Home burned

Update on Mt. Umunhum Fire: Abandoned Mobile Home burned

Cal Fire responded to the Monday morning incident.
Santa Cruz Deputies Search For Man Reported Missing From Psychiatric Hospital

Santa Cruz Deputies Search For Man Reported Missing From Psychiatric Hospital

The missing gentleman, 24, has medical issues and his life could be at risk if he does not receive the treatment he needs.
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.
Traffic Alert: Fallen Tree Blocking Hwy 17

Traffic Alert: Fallen Tree Blocking Hwy 17

All southbound lanes affected on Friday afternoon, according to CHP.
Police Arrest Woman, 19, In Vacaville For March Accident That Injured Watsonville Boy

Police Arrest Woman, 19, In Vacaville For March Accident That Injured Watsonville Boy

The 10-year-old is still in the hospital after being struck in a crosswalk.
Man Wanted In Alleged Attack With Stun Gun

Man Wanted In Alleged Attack With Stun Gun

Santa Cruz deputies say John Campos assaulted a female acquaintance and fled the area.
Suspect Wanted for Scotts Valley Hit-and-Run

Suspect Wanted for Scotts Valley Hit-and-Run

The victim was cleaning his windshield at a gas station.
Update: Amber Alert for Baby Girl Canceled

Update: Amber Alert for Baby Girl Canceled

Nayeli Martinez had been missing since Sunday night.
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.
BART Officer Shooting: Detective Who Fatally Shot Colleague ID'd

BART Officer Shooting: Detective Who Fatally Shot Colleague ID'd

Detective Michael Maes has 26 years of law enforcement experience, according to BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey.
Groper Alert Issued by San Jose State University Police

Groper Alert Issued by San Jose State University Police

San Jose State University Police are warning students to be on alert after two women on campus were groped by a suspect on a bicycle on Saturday evening, Jan. 25.
ASK A COP: Damn Those Deafeningly Loud Motorcycles

ASK A COP: Damn Those Deafeningly Loud Motorcycles

What's it take to give a ticket to unmuffled cycles that rattle the earth and destroy any chance of enjoying nature?
BART Officer Killed By Single Gunshot Wound to Chest

BART Officer Killed By Single Gunshot Wound to Chest

BART police Sgt. Tom 'Tommy' Smith was shot and killed by a colleague when he discharged a single gunshot wound to his chest Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 in Dublin.
San Jose Police Investigate Fourth Homicide

San Jose Police Investigate Fourth Homicide

Officers respond to a report of stabbing in San Jose's 3400 block of Suncrest Avenue around 1:25 a.m., Sgt. Heather Randol said.