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Apps are seen on Apple iPhone 5s January 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Brentwood Police Hold School Meeting On Sexting, Bullying After Middle School Girl Forced Into Sex Acts

Online bullying, kids’ access to websites and “sexting” are all topics to be covered by Brentwood police Thursday night at a meeting to remind parents that their kids’ online activity has real-world consequences.

04/03/2014

The two German Shepherd puppies and subsequently recovered. (San Leandro Police Dept.)

San Leandro Man Arrested For Stealing Puppies, Selling Them On Craigslist

A San Leandro man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing two puppies and putting them up for sale on Craigslist, according to police.

03/27/2014

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. (CBS)

Ex-San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew To Serve Time In County Jail After Appeal Denied

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to perjury and extortion charges, will be serving time in county jail, after an appeal to a judge was denied on Friday.

03/21/2014

A man displays an Apple's iPhone 5 smartphone on February 25, 2014 in the French northern city of Lille. Apple said on February 24, 2014 it was developing a security fix for its Mac OS X computer operating system after a patch released for its iPhones and iPads to thwart hacker attacks.AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

East Bay Middle-Schooler Accused Of Blackmailing Girl For Sex Acts After ‘Sexting’ Photos

Police in Brentwood are investing a case of sexting after a boy allegedly forced a girl to perform sex acts after receiving sexually explicit photos of her on his cellphone.

03/14/2014

Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA 2013. (CBS)

Miss Teen USA Speaks At RSA Conference About Being Victim Of Cyber Snooper

Cassidy Wolf never expected to become a spokesperson for cyber security, until she became the victim of a creepy cyber extortion attempt.

02/27/2014

Romeo Aberin (Hayward Police Dept.)

Hayward Police Officer Accused Of Extorting From Forgery Suspect

A Hayward police officer has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a woman who was suspected of forging prescriptions, authorities said.

10/07/2013

(CBS)

Ex-Contra Costa Sheriff’s Deputy Found Guilty In ‘Dirty DUI’ Case

A federal jury on Tuesday afternoon found a former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy guilty of conspiracy, wire fraud and extortion for aiding a former private investigator in arranging so-called “dirty DUI” arrests in Danville.

09/03/2013

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. (CBS)

Ex-San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew Out Of Prison, In Halfway House

After serving five years in federal prison for bribery and extortion, KPIX 5 has learned that former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew has been released and is living in a halfway house in the city’s Tenderloin district.

08/06/2013

A street performer called "Evil Elmo" seen in San Francisco. (CBS)

Ex-SF Street Performer ‘Evil Elmo’ Charged In Girl Scouts Scam

A homeless man with a history of playing an evil version of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo from coast to coast, including San Francisco, was charged Wednesday with trying to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts.

06/05/2013

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SFPD’s Cantonese Video Warns Elderly Asians Of Jewelry Scam

The San Francisco Police Department has produced a video in Cantonese that warns elderly members of the Chinese American community about a scam that has netted thieves more than a million dollars in cash and jewelry over the past few months.

07/12/2012

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