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April 7-14: Pittsburg Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Pittsburg Police Calls reported between April 7-14 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. 4/11 – 800 block W 17th St. 4/12 – California & Diane Ave.


Pittsburg’s Los Medanos College hosting 25th gospel concert

PITTSBURG — Long before he became Los Medanos College’s Director of choral and vocal activities, Professor Silvester Carl Henderson knew what it was like to be a minority undergraduate without a professor from his racial background as a mentor. Once he became a leader in academia, Henderson wanted t


Shoplifting Suspects Lead Police On Chase Through Concord In Stolen Van

CONCORD (CBS SF) – Two people were arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly leaving a store with stolen merchandise, and then leading police on a chase through North Concord in a stolen van, Concord police said on social media.


Passenger Punched, Robbed By Group Of Teens At MacArthur BART Station

CONCORD (CBS SF) – Police arrested a group of teens suspected of assaulting and robbing a passenger at the MacArthur BART station, in Oakland. The attack happened around 10 p.m. Saturday.


Drunk Suspect Shot Relative, Kidnapped Wife Before Dying in Pittsburg Standoff

Salvador Morales was drunk and high when he shot a relative in the neck, kidnapped his estranged wife and child then led East Bay law enforcement on a chase that ended at his Pittsburg home where he was shot eight times by a SWAT team, investigators said Thursday morning at a coroner's inquest in a


Two Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit In North Concord, Stolen Merchandise Recovered

Concord Police arrested two people after a pursuit in N. Concord on Saturday. The pursuit started after police received a call reporting a theft from a local business. An alert employee was able to write down the license plate, which came back to a stolen van.


Brentwood Woman Arrested by Pittsburg Police in Suspected “Nigerian Scam”

The Pittsburg Police Department reported that in October of 2018, they became aware of a scam involving Teresita Del Rosario, a 74-year-old Brentwood resident and a business owner in the City of Pittsburg.


Body of missing swimmer found near Fort Funston

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The body of a man who went missing three weeks ago while swimming with friends in Pacifica was found Friday. Around 5:40 p.m. a body was recovered on a beach near Fort Funston in San Francisco.


Video caught woman dumping 7 puppies behind California store

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify a woman captured by security cameras tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Southern California. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services released surveillance video of the woman pulling up to a dumpster behind an auto p


1 Dead After Car Crashes Into Sound Wall in Discovery Bay

At least one person has died after a vehicle crashed into a sound wall in Discovery Bay in unincorporated Contra Costa County late Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.


Concord: 5 Foreclosed Properties Near You

CONCORD, CA — Don't have a lot to spend, but still looking for a home nearby? Don't rule out the foreclosures on the market. You never know what you might find!. Here are five new foreclosures on the market near you — many of them surprisingly affordable for their size and location.


Concord Police Investigate Attempted Robbery Of Round Table Pizza On Ygnacio Valley Rd.

Concord Police are investigating the attempted robbery of the Round Table Pizza, located inside the Clayton Valley Shopping Center on Ygnacio Valley Rd. The suspect was wearing a mask, and threatened the employees with a knife.


Collision Near Benicia Bridge Causes Lengthy Backup

Traffic backups abound Saturday night on northbound Interstate Highway 680 outside Martinez in unincorporated Contra Costa County after a collision south of the I-680/Marina Vista interchange, the California Highway Patrol reported.


DNA from old razor helps solve California cold case from 40 years ago

ATASCADERO (CNN) - Police have cracked a cold case with DNA found on the razor of the man they say raped and killed two women more than four decades ago in California. DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matches that left by the attacker at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, the San Luis


Judge sentences Fairfield woman for drowning young grandson

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield grandmother was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison for the drowning death of her young grandson more than three years ago. Dawn D. Raines-Hewes, 54, pleaded guilty in January to a charge of second-degree murder. She had previously pleaded not guilty and not guilty


Around East County: Capelli of Brentwood’s Liberty High is teacher of year

Brentwood Liberty High School’s Gina Capelli has nothing but good things to say about the many “young adults” she has taught for the past 29 years. Apparently, her students and fellow teachers are just as fond of her, as she was chosen to be not only the teacher of the year for Brentwood’s Liberty H


Concord Equestrian Non-Profit Fighting To Keep City From Shuttering Their Historic Adobe Home

CONCORD (KPIX) – A piece of Contra Costa County history is in jeopardy. One of the county’s oldest buildings and the equestrian group that calls it home are about to shut down.


Eyewitness Describes Terrifying Moment When Woman Gets Stuck In Door, Dragged Along Muni Platform

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – The video, first obtained by the San Francisco Examiner is hard to watch. It shows an elderly woman attempting to enter the new N-Judah train last Friday. It appears her hand becomes caught in the door. A Muni staff member in a yellow hazard vest approaches her and gestures to


High School Student Charged for Robbing Blind Woman in San Leandro

SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — A high school student who allegedly robbed a 38-year-old blind woman in downtown San Leandro was charged Friday with robbery and abuse against a dependant adult, according to police.


Pepper spray used in brawl at Concord play place, 30 people sickened

CONCORD (KRON) - A fun night at a children's amusement center in Concord last Saturday was interrupted by a dispute that turned into a brawl between nearly a dozen young women and men.