A big-rig carrying vehicles caught fire on southbound Interstate Highway 680 in unincorporated Martinez Monday afternoon, backing up traffic on the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A Walnut Creek police officer was arrested after allegedly donning a mask and beating a woman with a bat in Richmond earlier this month.
A burglary suspect in Richmond was locked up twice early Monday morning when a homeowner allegedly saw him breaking into a tool shed and trapped him inside until police arrived to arrest him.
A woman was arrested Friday morning after allegedly stealing a taxicab and driving the wrong way on state Highway 4 in Martinez, causing two crashes and shutting down the roadway, authorities said.
A 19-year-old soldier is headed home to Martinez on Friday afternoon after returning from a tour in Afghanistan.
An Oakland Public Works employee has been charged with rape and a slew of other sex crimes for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl in Antioch, a prosecutors said Wednesday.
Police and firefighters responded Sunday night to the Martinez Marina to a fire on the pier.
A longtime Concord elementary school teacher testified in a Martinez courtroom Wednesday that he never inappropriately addressed or touched any of his students, despite the numerous child molestation charges against him.
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CHP officers pursued a driver in a stolen car 23 miles from Berkeley to Martinez Tuesday morning before the suspect crashed and surrendered, a CHP officer said.