Newsom: Prosecute Smash-And-Grab Shoplifters Under Existing LawsWhen asked at a COVID vaccination news event about a shop owner who has been repeatedly targeted by smash-and-grab robbers, Gov. Gavin Newsom was direct and to the point -- shoplifters should be prosecuted under existing California laws.
UPDATE: San Jose Homicide Suspects Released Without Posting Bail; Cops Tweet 'The System Has Failed' San Jose police officials took to social media Tuesday night, criticizing the release from jail without bail of two suspects who have been charged in a fatal South San Jose Halloween shooting.
San Jose Approves License Plate Readers In Effort To Stop Smash And Grab RobberiesIn an effort to combat the spike in retail “smash-mob” robberies plaguing the Bay Area, the San Jose city council has approved spending a portion of federal COVID-19 relief money on license plate readers (LPR).
UPDATE: 'Violent Robbery Caravans' Confronting Police On Oakland StreetsCiting gunshots fired twice at officers over the weekend, Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong voiced concerns Tuesday over the firepower being displayed by 'violent robbery caravans' that were committing crimes in the East Bay city.
UPDATE: Oakland Police Release Photo of Suspect Vehicle in Lake Merritt Fatal ShootingPolice in Oakland on Tuesday released a photo of a suspect vehicle authorities believe was used during a fatal shooting in the Lake Merritt area Sunday afternoon.
Kevin Nishita's Daughter Opens Up After Fatal Shooting; 'He Doesn't Want Us To Be Sad'Security guard and former police sergeant Kevin Nishita's only daughter opened up exclusively to KPIX 5's Betty Yu about her dad's final heroic act.
Daly City Police Searching for 2 Suspects in Recent Serramonte Center Macy's RobberyPolice in Daly City have released photos of two suspects in two recent thefts from Macy's Department store in the Serramonte Center mall.
Newsom Enlists California Highway Patrol To Help Stop Smash And Grab RobberiesAfter a rash of smash-and-grab robberies, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered California Highway Patrol officers to increase patrols on freeways adjacent to busy California shopping centers and make stops at the malls.
Man Struck By Gunfire While Walking On San Francisco Tenderloin Street A 22-year-old man was recovering from gunshot wounds Tuesday after he was struck by gunfire while walking in San Francisco's Tenderloin District.
Man Arrested After Wrong-Way Stolen Tow Truck Rampage at Bay Bridge Toll PlazaAn Oakland man is facing multiple felonies after allegedly stealing a tow truck from his nephew and driving it the wrong way through the Bay Bridge toll plaza twice, hitting a CHP cruiser, according to authorities.
Watsonville Man Arrested on Suspicion of Felony Hit-and-run That Killed BicyclistA Watsonville man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter after the car he was driving hit and killed a man on a bicycle, California Highway Patrol officials said Monday.