Contra Costa County
Police were investing the collapse of a radio communication tower late Sunday night or early Monday morning in Contra Costa County that may be the work of vandals.
Contra Costa County authorities said a police raid led to one of the county’s biggest weapons seizures in years. Officials said Thursday that officers seized 56 guns, 30,000 rounds of ammunition and an unspecified amount of methamphetamine for sale at a Bay Point home.
Opening arguments were heard Tuesday in the trial of a second man accused in the 2009 gang rape of a teenage girl outside a homecoming dance at Richmond High school.
A Contra Costa County prosecutor delivered a graphic opening statement Monday as the trial began for two men charged in the brutal 2009 gang rape of a teen girl at Richmond High School.
A 12-year-old boy who drowned in an Antioch canal over the holiday weekend was visiting a friend whom he had gone to school with in Alameda, a school employee said.
A 13-year-old boy has drowned after ending up in a Contra Costa County canal filled with swift-moving water.
A Southern California woman who kidnapped her infant granddaughter from the child’s Knightsen home in 2011 and tried to pass the child off as her own was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday.
A sobbing former Contra Costa County drug task force commander was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison for stealing drug evidence, robbing prostitutes and making phony arrests.
A former Contra Costa County preschool teacher has been charged with child molestation in connection with several victims, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
A Brentwood fire station reopened its doors Wednesday morning just in time for an early start to the fire season, fire officials said.