Former Olympian Andy Potts won the 27.5-mile Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Sunday for a record sixth time as more than 2,000 people swam from Alcatraz Island, rode bikes and ran through San Francisco, a spokeswoman said.
Three people jumped to safety and a 3-year-old child was thrown from a second-floor window to a neighbor on the ground during a fire at a Hayward apartment late Thursday night, a spokesman said.
Two people suffered serious burns in a fire at a home in San Jose early Friday morning, where crime bars on the windows and doors may have hindered their escape.
An inmate tried to escape from the Solano County jail Monday morning, a county sheriff’s deputy said.
An armed fugitive from the Merced County Jail surrendered to SWAT team officers in Gilroy early Wednesday morning after authorities tracked him to a hotel room in the city, a Gilroy police spokesman said.
An Oakland man might have successfully fled the scene of a home burglary in Belmont if it weren’t for a traffic violation, which led officers to pursue his white Acura sedan Wednesday morning, Capt. Pat Halleran said.
Two elderly adults escaped their burning home without injury in Newark early Tuesday morning, according to an Alameda County fire battalion chief.
San Francisco police were searching for two boys who escaped from the juvenile hall facility in San Francisco’s Forest Hill neighborhood on Tuesday night.
A man police say was speeding is in deeper trouble after they say he led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase in Monterey County where he ended up at a beach, ran across sand dunes and tried to escape by swimming away in the ocean.
A Contra Costa County Jail inmate who escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility earlier Monday has been captured, according to the sheriff’s office.