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Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Personal Information Collected By License Plate Readers May Be Available To Anyone Who Asks

If you drive a car through the Bay Area, chances are good that police have photos of your license plate, and data on where you’ve been, and that information may be available to anyone who asks for it.

05/10/2015

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

SJ Police Shoot Suspect Fleeing Alleged Drug Deal Who Rammed Patrol Car, Tried To Run Over Officer

Three people were detained in connection to the incident, including a man who showed up later Wednesday at a hospital with a gunshot wound.

03/26/2015

(CBS SF)

San Mateo Police Officer Runs Over 2 Loose Pit Bulls After Dogs Attacked Several People

San Mateo police say one of their officers was forced to run-down two large pit bull dogs with his patrol car Wednesday morning after the animals attacked three people and threatened at least four others.

01/21/2015

A highway patrol officer guards a roadblock on Highway 38 near Angeles Oaks during a standoff with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, near San Bernardino, California on February 12, 2013. Nobody has yet been found in a burnt-out US mountain cabin where Dorner was believed to have barricaded himself after a six-day manhunt, a police spokesman said. Media reports that a body had been found in the cabin near Big Bear, east of Los Angeles, and identified as Dorner's were false, said Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman Andrew Smith. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

CHP Patrol Car Hits Pedestrian Running Across Highway 101 In San Jose

Two lanes of U.S. Highway 101 at Alum Rock Avenue in San Jose were blocked for a time Saturday due to an early-morning collision between a patrol car and pedestrian.

07/26/2014

Union City police cruiser involved in multi-vehicle collision in Fremont (KPIX)

Union City Police Officer, 2 Others Hurt In Multi-Vehicle Collision In Fremont

A Union City police vehicle is totaled after a multi-vehicle collision at Paseo Padre Parkway and Fremont Boulevard Monday morning, as video from Chopper 5 showed severe front-end damage turning the entire engine compartment into a grotesque sculpture of twisted and ripped metal and hoses.

05/12/2014

SF Police chased a stolen taxi before the driver rammed a patrol car.  (CBS)

Officer Opens Fire After Stolen Taxi Rams SF Police Car

San Francisco police have identified a man an officer shot at after he allegedly stole a taxicab and then rammed a police car in the city’s Presidio Heights neighborhood early Friday morning, police said.

03/15/2013

An overturned CHP car near the Altamont Pass Road exit along Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore, December 3, 2012. (CBS)

CHP Car Flips During High-Speed Chase In Livermore

Two California Highway Patrol officers suffered minor injuries after their patrol car overturned during a high-speed pursuit Monday morning in Livermore, a CHP officer said.

12/03/2012

(AP)

Red Light Runner Slams Into Oakland Police Car

An alleged drunk driver slammed into an Oakland police patrol car early Monday morning after running a red light.

05/28/2012

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Officers Shot At; Two Arrested

A man shot at two officers who were in their police car in Oakland Saturday evening, and police arrested the man shortly after the shooting, an officer said.

CBS San Francisco–02/06/2011

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Concord DUI Suspect Crashes Patrol Car Trying To Flee

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and crashing into a police patrol car in Concord and then trying to flee the scene early Saturday morning.

CBS San Francisco–01/15/2011

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