Auto theft

A thief is seen breaking into a car in front of a Concord home using an electronic device to unlock the door. (CBS)

Caught On Camera: Concord Thief Uses Mystery Electronic Device To Break Into Car

Thieves are dispensing with the usual smash-and-grab technique and using a high-tech means to break into cars to steal items inside.

08/25/2014

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Concord Police Chief: Prison Realignment Linked To Increase In Crime

An East Bay police chief says he believes there is a connection between California’s prison realignment policy and an increase in crime in his city.

06/16/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Raid Nets Stolen Guns, 11 Arrests

Officers arrested 11 suspects and seized numerous firearms in Oakland earlier this month, according to the California Highway Patrol.

02/16/2014

Authorities busted a suspected auto theft ring at a warehouse on 36th Avenue in Oakland on February 5, 2014. (CBS)

Authorities Raid Alleged Chop Shop In East Oakland

Police recovered stolen cars and arrested nearly a dozen people during a bust of a suspected auto theft ring in East Oakland on Wednesday.

02/06/2014

Toyota. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Auto Thieves Target Fremont Dealerships

Fremont auto dealerships have increased their internal security as police investigate the theft of several cars from their service departments last weekend.

12/24/2013

(CBS)

Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison Realignment

Auto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early.

12/10/2013

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Auto Theft Suspect Arrested After Fremont Motel Room Standoff

A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of auto theft after barricading himself inside a motel room in Fremont for more than three hours, police said.

05/01/2013

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Man Accused Of Ramming Officer Cars In East Palo Alto To Stand Trial

A 19-year-old man was ordered to stand trial Thursday on five charges connected to ramming a stolen car into law enforcement vehicles in East Palo Alto and then fleeing, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

07/27/2012

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South SF Seafood Deliveryman Convicted Of Trading Fish For Crack

A former deliveryman for a South San Francisco seafood company is facing two-and-a-half years in prison for exchanging a load of fish for crack cocaine and abandoning his employer’s truck.

05/30/2012

Bodie, a 4-year-old German shepard that was shot in the paw.

Heroic Sacramento Police Dog Released From Hospital

Bodie, a three-year-old German Shepherd, was wounded in a foot chase last week.

05/26/2012

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