Sgt. J.D. Nelson

A surveillance image of the man authorities believe is involved in the gold bar scam. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Elderly Castro Valley Woman Conned Into Buying Fake Gold

An elderly Castro Valley woman has become the latest victim of a con artist who sells phony gold bars, ostensibly to pay for medical care for a sick relative, authorities said Thursday.


An Alameda County Sheriff's bus caught fire on 580 Friday (CBS)

Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured When Jail Bus Catches Fire

An Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized with smoke inhalation after a bus transporting prisoners from an Oakland courthouse caught fire on the freeway.