Gov. Newsom's Proposed Probation Changes Would Tackle Car-Burglary ScourgeGov. Newsom is proposing to overhaul California's probation system, reducing the time a convict is under supervised release but increasing rehabilitation programs at the outset of the probationary period, when they're the most effective.
SFPD: Auto Break-Ins Down Slightly In 2019Ahead of the year-end release of statistics on crime, San Francisco police said through the end of November, burglaries from vehicles were down 3 percent.
Bay Area Police Departments Get $3.75 Million to Combat Auto BurglariesCalifornia assemblymember Kansen Chu presented $3.75 million of newly-secured state funding to the police departments to address smash and grab auto burglaries.
2 Women, 2 Men Sought In East Bay Car Burglaries, Credit Card FraudPolice in Danville are asking for the public's help in locating four people who are wanted in connection with a vehicle burglary and alleged credit card fraud.
California Senate Bill Targets Loophole In Auto Burglary LawA loophole that law enforcement officials say hinders prosecution of auto burglars would close under legislation being proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco.
San Francisco Police Make Progress In Epidemic Of Car Break-InsPolice in San Francisco say they are seeing progress since the department began working with new strategies to reduce the number of car break-ins happening in the city.
Fremont Police Arrest 2 Suspects in Separate East Bay Auto BurglariesA Fresno man was arrested on suspicion of auto burglaries outside a Fremont funeral service; a San Francisco man was arrested in connection with a rash of auto burglaries at the Pacific Commons Shopping Plaza in January.
Smuggling Ring Shipping Stolen Electronics To Vietnam BustedEight suspects were in custody Wednesday and $2 million in property stolen from vehicles in shopping centers along the I-880 corridor recovered in the bust of an international smuggling ring.
Car Thieves Score 19 Break-Ins In Belmont Overnight ThursdayFrustrated residents say it isn't the first time and they want more police patrols; cops say many of the cars were left unlocked.
'Ghost Town Gang' Auto Burglar With $1 Million Arrest Warrant Eludes Pursuing OfficersA man who has a $1 million warrant for his arrest led deputies on a high-speed chase Friday near Richmond before abandoning his vehicle and fleeing.
San Francisco Battles Auto Burglary Epidemic, Nation's WorstNo other place in the country had as many "smash-and-grabs" per capita as San Francisco did last year.
Car Burglars Big Fans Of San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf AreaRecent data from San Francisco Police shows that auto break ins are on the rise, up 31 percent – and one of the city’s most popular spots with tourists is one of the worst hotspots for burglaries.
UC Berkeley Police Report 11 Auto Burglaries On, Near Cal Campus In MayEleven auto burglaries have occurred in May on or near the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California police said.
San Francisco Police Searching For Victims Of Massive Theft RingSan Francisco Police are reaching out to hundreds of victims who had their items stolen from a massive theft ring. Meanwhile, investigators are releasing new details about the bust.
2 Arrested In Series Of Santa Rosa Car BurglariesSanta Rosa police made a break on Monday that led to two arrests in a case of approximately 30 serial automobile burglaries that took place recently throughout the city, police reported.