SF Police Task Force Targeting Car Break-Ins Finds Task DauntingA newly-formed San Francisco police task force seeks to reduce the number of car break-ins in the city - about one break-in about every 20 minutes.
Car Burglars Big Fans Of San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf AreaRecent data from San Francisco Police shows that auto break ins are on the rise, up 31 percent – and one of the city’s most popular spots with tourists is one of the worst hotspots for burglaries.
Martinez Man Arrested On Auto Theft, Burglary ChargesA caller told police they saw the suspect pushing a motorcycle down a neighbor’s driveway, attempt to jump start it and then load it into a stolen pick-up truck.
San Francisco Police Recover 89 Stolen Vehicles During 9-Day May CampaignPolice in San Francisco recovered 89 stolen vehicles and made 40 arrests during a nine-day concentrated enforcement period in May, during which they focused specifically on auto theft.
Teenage Serial Burglary Suspect Arrested In San Mateo Following String Of Auto CrimesSan Mateo police early Wednesday morning arrested a man who is suspected of committing more than a dozen vehicle burglaries in the last month.
Novato's Automated License Plate Reader Helps Locate Stolen CarsPolice recovered two stolen vehicles Saturday morning in Novato with the help of an automated license plate reader, police said.
Alert Gym Employees Help Police Crack San Jose Auto-Theft Ring; 3 ArrestedAn elaborate car theft ring was busted in San Jose after workers at gyms caught on to the scheme.
Study Links Spike In California Auto Thefts With Flood Of Inmates Released EarlyA new study says California continues to see a spike in auto thefts since a change in prison policy four years ago forced many local jails to release more inmates early.
BART Police Fight Crime From High Above In Portable Aerial Surveillance TowerCommuters were curious to know just exactly what was the 25 foot tall contraption looming over the parking lot at the North Berkeley BART station. One commuter called it the 'Leaning Tower of Policia' on Facebook.
Car Thief Who Drove Stolen Car To South SF Court Appearance Faces Prison TermA San Francisco man who drove a stolen car to his April court appearance in South San Francisco for a previous auto theft arrest has pleaded no contest to the charges, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Caught On Camera: Concord Thief Uses Mystery Electronic Device To Break Into CarThieves are dispensing with the usual smash-and-grab technique and using a high-tech means to break into cars to steal items inside.
Concord Police Chief: Prison Realignment Linked To Increase In CrimeAn 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.