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Inmate Found Dead In Martinez Jail, Apparently Hanged With Bedsheet

A 38-year-old male inmate who was being held at the Martinez Detention Facility died Saturday.

08/23/2015

(CBS)

Martinez Man Arrested On Auto Theft, Burglary Charges

A caller told police they saw the suspect pushing a motorcycle down a neighbor’s driveway, attempt to jump start it and then load it into a stolen pick-up truck.

08/16/2015

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Wife Mistakes Gas For Brake Pedal, Hits & Kills Husband In Martinez Garage

An elderly woman who mistook the gas pedal for the brake ran over and killed her husband this morning at their home near Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol.

07/29/2015

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Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By Drought

With the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.

07/01/2015

Redmond Collins (CBS)

Bat-Wielding 13-Year-Old Called Hero For Foiling Burglar Who Walked Into Antioch Home

Police arrested a man after he allegedly entered a home Monday morning but fled when three kids and a dog inside the home startled him.

06/23/2015

A witness says a turkey vulture sparked a wildfire in Martinez after shorting out two between power lines. (Photo: Don Ford)

Turkey Vulture Sparks Martinez Wildfire After Shorting Out Between Power Lines

A wildfire sparked by a turkey vulture that caught fire after shorting out two power lines according to a witness burned parts of an RV and two properties in Martinez Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $80,000 in damage, a fire official said.

06/16/2015

(CBS SF)

High Speed Chase Ends With Crash In Martinez

A high speed chase through the Bay Area Wednesday ended with a crash in Martinez.

06/04/2015

Police are looking for these two men who they say robbed at Subway restaurant at gunpoint. (Martinez Police)

Police Looking For Armed Men Suspected Of Robbing Martinez Subway Shop (VIDEO)

Martinez police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint Monday evening.

06/02/2015

A horse lies on the ground after having fallen down an embankment at Briones Regional Park, May 19, 2015. (CBS)

Horse Euthanized After Plunging 50-Feet Down Embankment With Rider At East Bay Park

A horse was euthanized after it and the rider plunged down an embankment at an East Bay park Tuesday, resulting in the horse getting stuck in a tree.

05/19/2015

(CBS SF)

Police Officer Injured In Martinez Apartment Fire

Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at an apartment complex in Martinez Wednesday morning.

04/22/2015

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