A former Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors allegedly committed the crimes to satisfy his addiction to painkillers after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, attorneys said Tuesday.
A Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors resigned from the department on Friday, police Chief Guy Swanger said Monday.
Prosecutors charged Concord police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer on Thursday with two counts of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and one count of elder abuse, according to the district attorney’s office.
Outdoor medical marijuana cultivation is no longer permitted in the city of Concord after complaints about growers. Their operations must now be moved indoors.
A police pursuit in Concord ended in the death of a driver whose car was struck by the fleeing suspect, according to authorities.
Workers at an East Bay car dealership said they have started etching identifying marks onto the catalytic converters of the cars and trucks they sell to the public as an effort to put a dent in the number of thefts of these devices lately.
A portion of Port Chicago Highway in Concord was closed Thursday afternoon while police investigate a fatal officer-involved incident, Concord police Lt. Steve Dyer said.
A 37-year-old man carrying two kitchen knives apparently picked the wrong place to start waving them around.
A robbery suspect who was shot and injured by Concord police officers early Thursday morning allegedly pointed what turned out to be a realistic-looking toy gun at them, Concord police Lt. Jim Lardieri said.
CONCORD, Calif. (KCBS) Officers shot and killed a man they said was wanted on several warrants after exchanging gunfire with him early Wednesday night.