Martinez Teen Kidnapping Declared Hoax, 2 Men ArrestedOfficials Martinez said they have arrested two men after the kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl appeared to be a hoax.
Contra Costa Sheriff's Deputies Arrest 3 For Alleged KidnappingSheriff's deputies arrested 3 people Saturday near Martinez in connection with an alleged kidnapping.
Contra Costa Sheriff's Office Investigating Inmate Found Dead In Martinez JailThe Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is investigating an in-custody death that occurred Friday afternoon in Martinez.
Teenage Girls Killed In Car Crash Near MartinezThe California Highway Patrol has confirmed two teenage girls were killed early Sunday morning in a crash in unincorporated Contra Costa County.
Ferrari Bursts Into Flames At Martinez Gas StationA Ferrari burst into flames while its owner fueled up at a gas station in Martinez Sunday.
2 Adults Arrested In Martinez Shoulder Tap StingTwo adults were arrested Friday in Martinez on suspicion of buying alcohol for minors, according to police.
Inmate Found Dead In Martinez Jail, Apparently Hanged With BedsheetA 38-year-old male inmate who was being held at the Martinez Detention Facility died Saturday.
Martinez Man Arrested On Auto Theft, Burglary ChargesA 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.
Wife Mistakes Gas For Brake Pedal, Hits & Kills Husband In Martinez GarageAn 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.
Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By DroughtWith 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.
Bat-Wielding 13-Year-Old Called Hero For Foiling Burglar Who Walked Into Antioch HomePolice arrested a man after he allegedly entered a home Monday morning but fled when three kids and a dog inside the home startled him.
Turkey Vulture Sparks Martinez Wildfire After Shorting Out Between Power LinesA 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.