For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the “Escape from Alcatraz,” the 1962 prison break three inmates pulled off.
Authorities were searching for two inmates who escaped from a women’s jail in Santa Cruz Monday.
A seven-hour search came to an end Monday night when Alameda County sheriff’s deputies detained an inmate who had escaped from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Monday afternoon.
The burglary suspect who was involved in a standoff with police on a steep hillside in San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill neighborhood for more than 24 hours slipped away under the cover of darkness Wednesday night.
There have been many firefighting improvements since a deadly firestorm ripped through the hills of Berkeley and Oakland 20 years ago next week. But, firefighters can’t do much about the hills themselves, forcing them to navigate dangerous roads whenever flames break out.
Three of four juveniles who escaped from a youth detention center in east Contra Costa County on Monday were back in custody Tuesday, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.
A woman escaped a two-alarm fire at her Redwood City home Monday morning after a smoke alarm woke her up, a Redwood City fire battalion chief said.
A woman and her dog escaped a fire that damaged a mobile home in Fremont on Saturday afternoon, according to the Fremont Fire Department.
State prison authorities have released a photo of an inmate who is believed to have escaped a detention facility in Solano County on Sunday night.
Nearly five decades after the most famous escape attempt from Alcatraz, the investigation continues into the disappearance of three fugitive inmates.