Off-Duty Oakland Cops Hired to Patrol Big Retailers Hard-Hit by ThievesSome stores in Oakland are paying upwards of $100 per hour for off-duty police officers to provide security after crime rates spiked in the past few months.
Daly City Shoplifting Suspect Threatens Loss Prevention Officer With Machete, HandgunA man being pursued for suspected shoplifting Sunday night threatened a loss prevention officer by displaying a machete and possibly a handgun before fleeing on a San Francisco Muni bus, Daly City police said.
Contra Costa DA Will Not File Charges For Low-Level Drug Possession, Shoplifting, Other MisdemeanorsMost people arrested or cited in Contra Costa County for possession of a small amount of drugs and other non-violent misdemeanor infractions will no longer have charges filed against them under a new policy from the district attorney's office.
VIDEO: Suspects Make Off With Bags Of Merchandise From Alameda StorePolice in Alameda are looking for a group of people responsible for brazen thefts involving thousands of dollars of retailers' merchandise, and have released surveillance images and video of some of the suspects.
Police: Antioch Shoplifting Suspect's Drug Use Contributed To Death In Fight With Store WorkerA suspected shoplifter at an Antioch Lucky supermarket who died after a violent confrontation with a store worker had "underlying issues of drug use" which contributed to his death, according to police.
Antioch Supermarket Shoplifting Suspect Dies In Confrontation With Store WorkerA 34-year-old man died after getting into a physical confrontation with a Lucky Supermarkets store employee Wednesday night in Antioch, according to police.
Berkeley Police: Alleged Shoplifter Arrested For Carrying Loaded Gun, Violating ProbationA man was charged by prosecutors Thursday on separate counts of carrying a loaded gun and carrying a loaded gun in public after being stopped by police for allegedly stealing from a Berkeley grocery store.
San Leandro Police: Alleged Shoplifter Claimed Being Ill With Coronavirus To Avoid ArrestAn Oakland man allegedly tried to avoid being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting by saying he was infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, San Leandro police said.
14 Stockton Mall Heist Suspects Arrested in One DayFourteen people were arrested in just one day as officers targeted snatch-and-grabs at Weberstown Mall in Stockton, police say.
Richmond Shoplifting Suspects Arrested After Police Find Meth, Drug Paraphernalia, Generator In CarTwo Richmond residents were arrested Saturday afternoon by Petaluma police, who found a generator officers believe had been stolen a short time earlier from a San Rafael home improvement store.
Brazen Beauty Store Bandits Target Ulta Salons Across Bay AreaMorgan Hill police said Thursday they're searching for a group of brazen beauty store thieves who, they say, have hit Ulta Beauty stores all over the Bay Area.
Alameda Police Seek Shoplifters Who Detonated Firecracker as DiversionPolice in Alameda are searching for two people suspected of exploding a firecracker inside a busy Safeway store on Thursday in order to steal a shopping cart loaded with groceries.
Shoplifting Suspects Arrested During Theft At Pleasant Hill Sporting Good ShopShoplifters in the East Bay targeted another Dicks Sporting Goods Store in Pleasant Hill Wednesday night, but the timely arrival of a police officer spoiled their getaway.
Brazen Shoplifters Caught On Video Ripping Off Fairfield Sporting Goods StorePolice in Fairfield are trying to track down some bold shoplifters who recently hit a sporting goods shop in the Solano Town Center Mall and walked out holding everything they could possibly carry.
Security Guard Hurt After Confronting Shoplifter At SF Grocery StoreA suspect was arrested Saturday afternoon after what police said was a shoplift that turned into a robbery when a security guard was injured.