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Anthony "Torpedo" Villalobos (Gilroy PD)

Man Arrested After 6-Hour Gilroy Standoff

Anthony “Torpedo” Villalobos, a 36-year-old transient, was arrested at a home in the 800 block of Welburn Avenue around 10:30 p.m., police said.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Shooting Victim Found Driving Stolen Car Had Felony Warrant

A man found shot in San Jose on Saturday night was driving a stolen vehicle and had an outstanding felony warrant, police said.


San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

Calif. Assembly Limits Using Immigration Check In Arrests

Democrats in California’s Assembly joined other states Thursday in questioning the federal system that uses fingerprints to check the immigration status of people picked up by police.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

21-year-old Joseph Allen Wilson of Vallejo is accused of abusing a 1-month-old boy. He was arrested in Shakopee, Minnesota. (Vallejo Police Department)

Vallejo Man Suspected Of Abusing Infant Arrested In Minnesota

A Vallejo man suspected of physically abusing a 1-month-old boy has been arrested in Minnesota, Vallejo police Detective Cpl. John Garcia said.

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

California Bill To Make Growing Pot A Misdemeanor Passes First Test

The California Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would give local law authorities the power to charge small time marijuana growers with a misdemeanor rather than a felony.


San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

SF Sheriff To Stop Holding Low-Level Inmates For Deportation

San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey said Friday he will soon begin releasing undocumented immigrants held in county jail for low-level offenses.


San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco District Attorney Streamlines Office To Avoid Cuts

A new community court system will handle misdemeanor cases so that prosecutors can focus on violent crimes, District Attorney George Gascon said.


Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

California Assemblyman Pushes For Changes In Pot Prosecution

State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced legislation that would decrease penalties for people convicted of illegally growing marijuana, in certain cases.


Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Contra Costa Police Commander Arrested On Drug Dealing Charges

The high-profile commander for the Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team – a task force of various police agencies – was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of drug dealing, authorities told CBS 5.

KPIX 5–02/16/2011

A laser light pointer aimed at an airplane in flight. (AP graphic)

Defendant Faces Stiff Punishment For San Jose Laser Incident

Santa Clara County prosecutors appear to be getting serious about cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at aircraft. One such suspect is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison under California’s three strikes law.