Crime Concerns Have Some Bay Area Residents Rethinking Personal SafetyThe rampant retail smash-and-grab robberies happening in the Bay Area and elsewhere have some people rethinking their own safety, leading to a boom in gun sales and enrollment in self-defense classes.
Petaluma Police Arrest Suspect In Sporting Goods Store RobberyPolice arrested a 29-year-old Sacramento man earlier this week after he allegedly stole items from a sporting goods store in Petaluma and then threatened a store manager with pepper spray while fleeing.
Fremont Shoplifting Suspect Arrested After Pepper-Spraying Target Security GuardA woman was arrested in Fremont last week after she allegedly used pepper spray on a Target security guard who tried to stop her from shoplifting, police said.
UPDATE: San Francisco Teen Suspect Arrested in Robbery, Pepper Spraying of Chinatown Store OwnerPolice in San Francisco on Wednesday confirmed the Tuesday arrest of a 16-year-old suspect in connection with a weekend robbery and pepper-spray assault of a Chinatown store owner.
Asian American Attacks: San Francisco Shop Owner Says Teen Thief Pepper Sprayed HerA San Francisco Chinatown shop owner told KPIX that over the weekend she was hit in the face and pepper sprayed by a teenager she says was out for revenge.
Video: Gunman Robs Benicia Convenience Store, Pepper Sprays ClerkA gas station convenience store clerk in Benicia was pepper sprayed by a man who robbed his store at gunpoint in an attack caught on camera.
Concord Police Stop Multiple Parking Lot Fights Involving 70 PeopleFights involving as many as 70 people in parking lots of the Sunvalley Shopping Center and an adjacent grocery store Saturday night drew response from police.
Concord Pepper Spray Incident Leaves 25-30 People SickenedApproximately 25 to 30 people—infants, children and adults—at a popular indoor play space were sickened Saturday night by pepper spray in Concord.
DA Undecided In Case Of Jogger Who Claims She Was Bitten By Teen On Oakland TrailProsecutors were trying to determine whether to bring charges in a bizarre case that start on an Oakland hiking trail and ended with a nasty bite, not from a dog, but from a human.
Recology Employees Treated After Pepper Spray Exposure At Pier 96Fire units were dispatched to Pier 96 in San Francisco Monday afternoon to treat patients at the Recology facility after accidental exposure to pepper spray, according to authorities.
California Considers Limiting Use Of Pepper Spray In Youth Detention FacilitiesA state lawmaker and reform groups are pushing to limit officers carrying pepper spray in juvenile jails in California.
Vote Allows Berkeley Police To Use Pepper Spray At Violent ProtestsPolice in Berkeley got permission from the city council Tuesday to add pepper spray to the force's arsenal to disburse violent demonstrations that have repeatedly hit the city this year during political protests
6 Treated After Pepper-Spray Fracas At Antioch SchoolAn argument at Deer Valley High School in Antioch ended with a half-dozen people being treated for pepper spray exposure Monday morning, according to police.
Man Shot In Richmond District After Pepper Spraying SuspectsA man was shot in San Francisco’s Richmond District early Wednesday morning after he pepper-sprayed a man who was behaving in a threatening manner, police said.
Teen Girls Arrested In Pepper Spraying, Attempted Robbery At Makeup StoreThree girls allegedly sprayed three people with pepper spray on Tuesday when they were confronted trying to steal makeup from a store in downtown San Francisco.