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Mother of abducted Vallejo girl, Pearl Pinson, dies

VALLEJO, Calif. - The mother of a Vallejo girl who was kidnapped six years ago has died. Family members said Annie Pinson died early Friday after a battle with liver and kidney problems. ALSO: Search continues for Pearl Pinson, abducted Vallejo teen. Her daughter, Pearl Pinson, was abducted while she...
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World War II explosives found in Petaluma home

PETALUMA -- World War II explosives were found at a west Petaluma residence on Saturday, the Petaluma police department announced. A concerned resident called the police when they ran into three Japanese grenades, an artillery shell and six munitions at a deceased family member's home, police said. The police department...

Father Drowns In Lake Berryessa While Trying To Save Son

LAKE BERRYESSA (CBS13) – A father drowned in Lake Berryessa on Sunday afternoon while trying to rescue his son. At around 3 p.m. Sunday, Napa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a man drowning at Lake Berryessa. When they arrived, they learned that the man who drowned was 35-year-old Marciallo Perez of San Pablo, according to a sheriff’s department statement. Lake Berryessa (credit: Napa County Sheriff’s Office) Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies that Perez went into the water to rescue his son from drowning. The boy survived but Perez wasn’t able to make it back to shore and drowned. The sheriff’s office’s marine unit found Perez at 4:17 p.m. This is the second drowning in less than a week at Lake Berryessa, which is located about 67 miles west of Sacramento in Napa County.  

Crews respond to plane crash at Petaluma Airport

PETALUMA, Calif. (KRON) — Fire crews were at the scene of a “small plane crash” at the Petaluma Airport Sunday evening around 6:44 p.m., according to the Petaluma Fire Department. The plane is believed to have crashed into a hangar (a structure where planes are stored) on airport grounds. The pilot was the only person […]
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Suspect jailed in series of Napa County burglaries

CALISTOGA -- Detectives arrested a man wanted for a series of burglaries in Napa County, the sheriff's office said Sunday. Enrique Quiros Ortiz, 26, was arrested on State Route 29 near Dunaweal Lane just south of Calistoga. Detectives found an unserialized "ghost gun" in the vehicle Ortiz was driving, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff's office.

Woman sentenced to prison for defrauding hotel, credit union

MARIN CO., Calif (BCN) — A Petaluma woman was sentenced to 29 months in prison for defrauding a hotel and a credit union, the Department of Justice Northern District of California announced on Friday. Stephanie Simontacchi, 48, was employed as a bookkeeper at the Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito from December of 2009 to April […]

Two crashes impede coastal traffic on Hwy. 1

A busy Sunday afternoon along the Sonoma coast led to a couple of traffic-snarling crashes on Hwy. 1. A few minutes before 3 p.m., the California Highway Patrol received calls about a car off the road and into the shrubbery near the intersection of the coastal highway and Fort Ross Road. The driver was nowhere in sight, but a dog was in a pet carrier inside the vehicle.

Police Blotter: Richmond District

Assault: 3900 Block of Geary Boulevard, May 24, 8:30 a.m. The victim was trying to clean a garbage can with a pressure washer, by the side of the farmers market building. An unhoused individual objected to this and hit him with a piece of wood, with two protruding nails, taken from a wooden pallet.

Penngrove’s ‘Biggest Little Parade’ back after 2-year hiatus

“Ladies and gentlemen,” the announcer called into his microphone Sunday, “Welcome to the 44th, 45th and 46th annual Penngrove Parade!”. “The Biggest Little Parade in Northern California,” as the Penngrove Social Firemen organizers like to call it, was back in its July 3 slot after two years of pandemic disruption, and the hundreds of people lining Main Street in Penngrove couldn’t have been happier to see it.