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.
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.
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.
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.
Bodie, a three-year-old German Shepherd, was wounded in a foot chase last week.
Two men were arrested in South San Francisco Saturday morning on suspicion of breaking into cars outside an Embassy Suites Hotel, police said.
A vehicle reported missing from Oregon last month was found Tuesday by Santa Rosa police, who arrested two women allegedly linked to the vehicle and in possession of stolen property.
Five suspected gang members have been charged in connection with the theft of some 20 handcrafted metal statues stolen along with the artist’s vehicle, according to police.
A 10-year-old boy is no longer in the driver’s seat after Marin County deputies nabbed him driving a stolen reform school van.
A crime ranking survey released Monday lists Oakland as the fifth most dangerous city in the U.S.