Law enforcement agencies from around the world are convening in the Bay Area for the five-day Urban Shield event that some say simply shines a spotlight on police militarization.
The Davis City Council has told the Davis Police Department to return its armored vehicle to the military within 60 days and to consider other alternatives for protection on four wheels.
The newest crime-fighting tool for the college town of about 65,000 is a mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicle. The MRAP was developed by the military for the war. After Pentagon budget cuts, the vehicle has been making its way to local law enforcement.
Vehicles equipped with the safety technology could prevent thousands of crashes a year…
Napa police are reporting a rash of punctured vehicle gas tanks in the past week.
Three men were arrested after they were spotted in stolen vehicle, led police on a pursuit and barricaded themselves for several hours inside a home in Richmond on Wednesday.
San Francisco police are investigating a stabbing that happened near the University of San Francisco campus on Monday night.
A four-vehicle crash in Half Moon Bay injured three people Tuesday afternoon and has shut down traffic along state Highway 1, a San Mateo County sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Sergey Brin, co-founder of the technology titan, told a Southern California tech conference Tuesday evening that Google will make 100 prototype cars that drive themselves—and therefore do not need a wheel. Or brake and gas pedals.
Police in Scotts Valley were seeking one or more suspects who caused an injury collision while driving a stolen car on state Highway 17 early Saturday morning, police said.