Contra Costa County

Arson Fire Threatened 2 Apartment Complexes In ConcordPolice are investigating an arson fire that occurred early Tuesday morning inside the parking lot of a Concord apartment complex.
7 Injured In Bay Point Fire Reportedly Caused By Smoking Drugs In VanInvestigators believe someone smoking drugs in a van caused a three-alarm fire that injured seven people and damaged four homes in Bay Point early Friday morning, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire marshal said.
Indecent Exposure Suspect Armed With Baseball Bat Leads Police On 22-Mile ChaseA man suspected of indecent exposure fled from officers trying to question him in a Brentwood parking lot Wednesday morning, leading police on a 22-mile pursuit that ended in San Joaquin County.
Collision Reported Between Amtrak Train, Vehicle In PittsburgContra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters are responding to a reported collision this evening in Pittsburg involving an Amtrak train and a vehicle.
Funeral Thursday For Contra Costa Deputy Who Drowned Trying To Save FriendThe funeral for a Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy who drowned last week while attempting to save a friend on Lake Tahoe is scheduled for Thursday.
Firefighter Injured Battling Fire In Oakley HomeA firefighter has been injured in an attic fire Sunday evening in Oakley, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Contra Costa Deputy Drowns In Lake Tahoe While Trying To Help FriendAn off-duty Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputy drowned in Lake Tahoe while trying to come to the aid of a family member who appeared to be struggling in the water, according to authorities.
Suspected Serial Arsonist Arrested For Setting More Than 30 Fires In Contra Costa CountyA suspected serial arsonist responsible for setting more than 30 fires in Contra Costa County is in custody. Authorities arrested James William Wilson in Bay Point Tuesday.
Wife Mistakes Gas For Brake Pedal, Hits & Kills Husband In Martinez GarageAn elderly woman who mistook the gas pedal for the brake ran over and killed her husband this morning at their home near Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Woman Rescued In Richmond After Being Held As Sex Slave In Closet For YearA woman was forced to live in a closet at a home in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood for a year while she was sexually and physically abused on a daily basis, police said.
Drought, Hot Weather Causing Rodent Infestations In East Bay HomesBusiness is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.
Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By DroughtWith the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.