Car Thief

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Car Thieves Thwarted By Hercules Man Who Chained His Honda Civic To Front-Yard Pole

The thief or thieves were no match for a Hercules resident’s Honda Civic del Sol, which police said was chained to a pole in his front yard.


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Pittsburg Man In Stolen Car Leads CHP, Sheriff’s Deputies On Chase Through Napa County

Napa County law enforcement agencies pursued a Pittsburg man who was driving a stolen vehicle early Sunday morning.


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Car Thieves Get Stuck In Petaluma Traffic, Chased Down By Victim

Two would-be car thieves were arrested Friday in Petaluma after they got stuck in traffic in the stolen vehicle, police said.


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Car Thief Who Drove Stolen Car To South SF Court Appearance Faces Prison Term

A 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.


Rohan, a K-9 with the San Leandro Police Department. (CBS)

Top Police Search Dog Helps Nab Suspected Car Thief In San Leandro

A San Leandro police dog honored for his performance in a recent K-9 competition showed off his effectiveness on the job by helping nab a suspected car thief.


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Car Theft Suspect Flees Mountain View Police After Chase

Mountain View police are searching for a suspect who fled after officers arrested two people occupying a stolen car early Friday morning.


Luis Hernandez (SJPD)

Attempted Citizen’s Arrest Led To Fatal San Jose Shooting

San Jose’s last homicide of 2012 was committed by an armed man who shot a suspected car thief to death, police said Thursday.


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Santa Clara Sheriff’s Deputy Opens Fire On San Jose Car Theft Suspect

A Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy opened fire on a suspect in a stolen vehicle in San Jose Saturday. The suspect was not injured and was later arrested, San Jose police said.


A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

Vallejo Man Suspected Of Stealing 31 Cars, Running ‘Chop-Shop’

A Vallejo man suspected of stealing 31 vehicles was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers on Thursday evening, CHP officials said.

CBS San Francisco–05/07/2011