Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department


Ex-Contra Costa Sheriff’s Deputy Found Guilty In ‘Dirty DUI’ Case

A federal jury on Tuesday afternoon found a former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy guilty of conspiracy, wire fraud and extortion for aiding a former private investigator in arranging so-called “dirty DUI” arrests in Danville.


Fatal Shooting

Rodeo Man Found Shot Dead In Street

A 36-year-old man was fatally shot in the unincorporated Contra Costa County town of Rodeo over the weekend, a spokesman said Sunday.


Police handcuffs, generic crime

Authorities Discover Illegal Weapons in Bay Point Home

Sheriff’s deputies in Contra Costa County who were investigating an alleged assault last week said they found dozens of firearms inside a Bay Point home.



Contra Costa’s Boating Season Off To Rocky Start

With the Fourth of July approaching, marine patrol officers in Contra Costa are warning boaters to be extra careful on the Delta.



Sheriff’s Deputies Hurt, Traffic Blocked In Danville I-680 Crash

Two Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies were injured in a crash on Interstate Highway 680 near Danville Wednesday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.


Contra Costa Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Tanabe

Ex-Contra Costa Deputy Pleads Not Guilty In ‘Dirty DUI’ Case

Former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy Stephen Tanabe pleaded not guilty to aiding a private investigator in arranging the drunken driving arrests of three husbands in divorce cases.


Richmond Police Form Gang Task Force

Police believe the recent spike in violence in the city and neighboring unincorporated areas is gang-related.


Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

FBI Takes Over Contra Costa County ‘Rogue’ Cops Probe

Federal authorities on Friday officially took over the probe into former narcotics task force Commander Norman Wielsch and other so-called “rogue” police officers in Contra Costa County.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/03/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Feds Expected To Take Over CoCo Police Corruption Probe

CBS 5 has learned that the federal government will be taking over the investigation into police corruption in Contra Costa County that includes accusations of drunk driving setups, the sale of confiscated drugs and the operation of a brothel.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/02/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Attorney Hints At Possible Widening Of CoCo Law Enforcement Scandal

It’s a case that, by all accounts, has stunned the East Bay law enforcement community.