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.
A man who maneuvered his body through handcuffs and drove away in a police van Wednesday was arrested late Thursday after patrol officers found him sleeping in a stolen truck in south San Jose, police said.
Firefighters were battling a three-alarm fire at a residence in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley Wednesday morning, according to a fire dispatcher.
A mother and her 20-year-old daughter escaped a fire that burned their home in San Jose Friday morning, a fire department captain said.
A parolee with a history of violence, weapons and sex offenses has escaped from a peninsula mental health hospital, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff.
A Sonoma County Jail inmate was shot with a Taser when he tried to flee a county courtroom Friday morning.
A domestic violence suspect was taken back into custody on the Stanford University campus early Thursday morning after jumping out of a patrol car and evading capture for nearly four hours, police said.
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.