CZU Lightning Fire: Cal Fire Crews Discover Pipe Bomb, Explosives Near Boulder Creek Country ClubA Cal Fire crew doing mop-up work and extinguishing spot fires while battling the massive CZU Lightning Complex fire near the Boulder Creek County Club made a stunning discovery Thursday night -- an abandoned toolbox containing an apparent pipe bomb and other explosives.
Suspect In Firefighter's Wallet Theft At CZU Complex Arrested In Santa Cruz CountyThe Santa Cruz County Sheriff's office announced Thursday the arrest a man who confessed to stealing a fire commander’s wallet while he fought the CZU Lightning Complex Fire.
CZU Lightning Complex Update: San Mateo County Communities Re-Populating; At Least 635 Structures Burned In Santa Cruz County; 2 Remain MissingThe search for two missing Santa Cruz County residents intensified Thursday as firefighters battled the massive CZU Lightning Complex fire that had grown to 81,333 acres in the timber-covered Santa Cruz Mountains overnight, was 21 percent contained and had destroyed at least 646 homes and buildings in two counties.
CZU Lightning Complex: At Least 527 Santa Cruz Structures Destroyed; Woman Found Dead Inside Felton Home; 'Significant Progress In Firefight'The CZU Lightning Complex fires grew to more than 80,000 acres by Wednesday morning in the thick forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains as Cal Fire officials reported 'significant progress' in slowing the advance of the flames that have destroyed at least 538 homes and structures in Santa Cruz County.
CZU Lightning Complex: Containment Raised To 19%; At Least 443 Structures DestroyedWhile a small army of firefighters braced for a shift in wind direction earlier Tuesday, crews continued to make progress battling the massive CZU Lightning Complex fires, limiting the growth of the destructive blazes stretching across two counties.
CZU Lighting Complex: Fire Victim Died Trying To Flee Flames, 6 Rescued; Weather Helps FirefightersA 70-year-old man found dead near the coastal community of Davenport likely was killed while trying to escape the advancing CZU Complex fire, while six others were rescued after they became trapped by flames while trying to return to their evacuated homes, officials said Monday during an update on the battle with the massive wildfire.
CZU Lightning Complex: Body Found; Looter Steals Fire Commander's Wallet, Drains Bank Account; 77,000 People EvacuatedThe Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office announced Sunday that a person has died in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire that had grown to 74,000 acres and has forced 77,000 local residents from their homes.
San Mateo Police Arrest Manteca Woman Suspected of Stealing Credit Cards from ElderlyPolice arrested a 45-year-old Manteca woman suspected of stealing credit cards from elderly shoppers while they were distracted outside a Target store in San Mateo this week.
Stolen U-Haul Filled With East Bay Family's Belongings Recovered In OaklandA U-Haul vehicle containing the possessions of an East Bay family that was stolen this past weekend has been found in Oakland with at least some of the contents intact, according to authorities.
Thieves Steal U-Haul Truck Filled With Relocating East Bay Family's Belongings And HeirloomsAn East Bay family's plans to move to Utah this weekend have been tragically put on hold after the U-Haul moving van containing all of their personal belongings was stolen early Saturday morning in front of their Castro Valley home.
Pair Of Suspected 'Porch Pirates' Arrested In Antioch Thanks To Vigilant NeighborsThefts of package deliveries have become all too common during the coronavirus pandemic, but thanks to some vigilant East Bay neighbors, police arrested of a pair of suspected porch pirates in Antioch, on Monday.
VIDEO: Thieves Steal Catalytic Converter From Prius In Berkeley CarportTwo men were being sought in the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in a carport of an apartment building in Berkeley.
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.
Thieves Party In San Mateo Co. Restaurant Closed During Coronavirus Shelter-In-PlaceA restaurant along the San Mateo County coast closed due to the coronavirus shelter-in-place was trashed by thieves who partied at his business, the owner said.
Napa Police Nab Woman For Alleged School Lunch Fundraising TheftsNapa police on Thursday arrested a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of fraudulently raising funds for the Napa Valley Unified School District's school lunch program