Dozens of Cars in Stockton Neighborhood Hit in Smash-and-Grab Attack New Year MorningStockton police said as many as 31 cars were hit in a smash-and-grab spree early New Year morning along Shoreline Drive in a residential area on the west edge of the city.
South Bay Lawmaker Pushes For Felony Charges In Car Thefts Targeting ElectronicsCar break-ins have become an epidemic in California and most of those crimes don't result in an arrest or successful prosecution. But one state lawmaker wants to change that.
Car Burglary Suspect Who Died In Crash During Vallejo Police Chase IdentifiedThe Solano County coroner's office has identified a man who died when he crashed into a tree in Vallejo during a police pursuit Wednesday as Adrian McGee, 28, of Vallejo.
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.
2 Arrested After 11 Cars Burglarized Overnight In Sunnyvale Amid Spike In Break-InsAuthorities in Sunnyvale are investigating a rash of recent car burglaries, including more than 10 break-ins along the same block late Tuesday night.
Police Seek Thief Responsible For Rash Of Car Burglaries In San MateoSan Mateo Police are looking for a thief who hit about a dozen cars near the Laurelwood Shopping Center on West Hillsdale Boulevard in the early morning hours on Sunday.
Car Burglars in Gilroy Likely Gained Vehicle Access Via Hacked Electronic Key FobsMore than a half-dozen cars were broken into overnight in a new Gilroy subdivision but it's how the thieves apparently got inside the vehicles that has security analysts sounding the alarm.
Milpitas Police Warn Residents About Rash Of Car Break-InsPolice in Milpitas on Monday were sounding the alarm to residents and business owners to be more vigilant after a recent spike in car break-ins.
Cabbie Chases Auto Thieves From San Francisco Cliff House Parking LotA San Francisco cab driver turned into a crime fighter Sunday evening when he caught and chased two thieves who were breaking into multiple parked cars at the Cliff House restaurant looking over Ocean Beach
Property Stolen From ATF Agent's Car Near Federal Courthouse In OaklandAuthorities are investigating another car break-in involving a law enforcement vehicle that happened in Oakland. This time the victim an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.
San Francisco Drivers Leaving Notes To Discourage Car Break-InsDrivers who park in San Francisco are trying a subtle tactic to convince thieves to stay away from their cars.
Prop 47's Reduced Criminal Penalties Contributed to More TheftsCalifornia voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported Tuesday.
Epidemic Of Car Break-Ins Makes Parking A Nightmare For Bay Area DriversWe're seeing record numbers of car burglaries in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. Chances it has happened to you or someone you know.
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.
3 Men Charged For Running Over Officer After Violent Auto BurglaryThree men face multiple charges for allegedly breaking into a vehicle near San Francisco's Alamo Square and then running over and injuring an officer.