One man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and two others were arrested for being spectators at a cockfight in Bethel Island last weekend, a sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday.
A man riding a Jet Ski was killed in a collision on the water near Bethel Island on Sunday afternoon, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said.
Two houses were destroyed and a third home damaged by a stubborn early morning fire in Bethel Island Wednesday that took about six hours to extinguish, a fire official said.
A string of boat thefts near Bethel Island over the past month has prompted the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office to increase patrols in the area.
A Los Gatos man who went missing while jet skiing near Bethel Island on Sunday has been found unharmed, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said Monday morning.
The East Contra Costa Fire District will close half of its stations and lose 15 of its firefighters next month on the heels of last week’s failed ballot Measure S, the district’s fire chief said Wednesday.
Sheriff’s deputies located a man suspected of fleeing from a traffic stop in Oakley and then firing at officers on Bethel Island Wednesday morning dead after he apparently shot himself, a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s spokesman said.
A South Bay woman’s long quest to save an historic Chinese fishing vessel threatened for destruction has resulted in a plan to save the boat, believed to be the oldest of its kind still in existence.
Two people were airlifted to a hospital after their motor home caught fire on Bethel Island this morning, the East Contra Costa Fire District’s chief said.
Five boats were damaged by an early morning fire that reportedly spread from a single boat moored outside of Oakley near Bethel Island, East Contra Costa Fire Chief Hugh Henderson said.