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Arson fears triggered by outbreak of suspicious fires

January 10, 2014 10:54 am

A three-day outbreak of suspicious fires all within a mile of each other in San Jose have elevated concerns that a serial arsonist may be on the loose. San Jose Fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said arson and police investigators were searching the fire scenes for any connection between the blazes. “Over the last three […]

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17-year-old girl killed in crash near Port of Oakland identified

January 10, 2014 10:51 am

A teenager who died in a crash near the Port of Oakland early Friday morning has been identified as Kaitlyn Benson, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau. A car crash into a pole was reported just after midnight in the 500 block of Maritime Street, according to police. Two 17-year-old girls were in the […]

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Motorcyclist dies in Highway 580 hit-and-run

January 10, 2014 7:10 am

A motorcyclist was killed Friday morning in a possible hit and run collision on westbound Interstate Highway 580 in West Oakland, according to the California Highway Patrol. The two left lanes of westbound I-580, just east of I-80, are blocked due to the collision, according to the CHP. The CHP received a report of the […]

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CHP looking for blue truck after fatal crash on I-580

January 10, 2014 7:10 am

The California Highway Patrol is looking for a blue truck whose driver may have witnessed or been involved in a fatal motorcycle crash on westbound Interstate Highway 580 in West Oakland Friday morning. The crash was reported around 6:20 a.m. on westbound Highway 580 near San Pablo Avenue, CHP Officer Daniel Hill said. Responding officers […]

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Vallejo police arrest three in fake bomb hoax

January 10, 2014 7:07 am

Police arrested three 19-year-old Vallejo men for making a false bomb threat and placing a fake bomb under an acquaintance’s vehicle in Vallejo on Thursday afternoon, police said. At 1:30 p.m. police received a 911 call from a resident in the 100 block of Evelyn Circle, about a block of Solano Junior High School, reporting […]

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Teen found dead inside Santa Rosa home

January 10, 2014 6:56 am

A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the head at a residence in southwest Santa Rosa on Thursday night, police said. At about 8:40 p.m. police received an emergency call from a resident in the 1200 block of Marble Street stating that someone had been shot in the head. When officers arrived at the scene, […]

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Officers step up safety efforts with Operation Safe Net

January 9, 2014 10:29 pm

Every few blocks the flashing lights of a police cruiser lit up Vallejo streets Thursday night. Police were out in force, working overtime to try to make the streets safer in what they are calling, “Operation Safe Net,” Officers are saturating problem areas of Vallejo, trying to prevent crime. “So we can try to curb […]

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SJ police, U.S. marshals team up to arrest serial bank robbers

January 9, 2014 10:08 pm

A joint operation between San Jose police and the U.S. Marshals Service led to the arrest of two suspected serial bank robbers last month, a San Jose police sergeant said Thursday. The robberies occurred at four banks in San Jose, Milpitas and Campbell between Sept. 20 and Dec. 4 last year, San Jose police Sgt. […]

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Man in stolen car runs from deputies, carjacks woman in Half Moon Bay

January 9, 2014 9:27 pm

A man in a stolen car who fled from San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies Thursday morning eluded authorities after he carjacked a woman in Half Moon Bay, sheriff’s officials said. Around 7 a.m. the sheriff’s office received a report of a person driving recklessly on westbound state Highway 92 near Half Moon Bay, according to […]

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Alleged gang members indicted on murder, racketeering charges

January 9, 2014 9:19 pm

On Thursday a federal grand jury issued a 17-count indictment accusing 10 alleged members and associates of a San Francisco gang of murder, racketeering, drug trafficking and other charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The indictment targets the Central Divisadero Playas, a criminal street gang in the city’s Western Addition and Fillmore neighborhoods, and […]

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