Car Thief

Dartford Street, Hercules

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.

07/25/2015

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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.

05/11/2015

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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.

04/25/2015

Jail Cell

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.

01/13/2015

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.

08/19/2014

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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.

02/07/2014

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.

01/03/2013

Police Involved Shooting

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.

10/09/2011

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