CRIME & SAFETY
Suspected Vehicle Thief in Custody After Benicia Police Track Down Stolen Van
A man ended up in handcuffs after allegedly swiping a van from a business in Benicia's Industrial Park. Benicia Police reported an employee alerted them on Monday morning about the missing company vehicle. With the help of an Automated License Plate Reader, the stolen van was last seen cruising by Military East and East 5th Street.
Sonoma County latest to make it illegal to watch a sideshow
PETALUMA, Calif. - Sonoma County is now the latest Bay Area county to make it illegal to watch a sideshow. Under a new ordinance approved this week, drivers, passengers and spectators of sideshows, can face jail time. The city of Petaluma already has a sideshow ordinance like this on the...
CHP Air Rescue Sweeps to Save Napa Hiker's Life Amidst Rugged Terrain
In a daring mid-morning rescue operation, the California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division Air Operations swooped into action to save a distressed hiker amidst the rugged terrain of Moore Creek in Napa County. According to the CHP's Facebook page, the emergency unfolded as the hiker experienced a serious cardiac event, leaving them in critical need of medical attention far from the beaten path. In a display of swift coordination, CHP's H-30, AMR Napa County, and Cal Fire's LNU teams converged to bring the hiker to safety.
Breakthrough: Sheriff links social media threats to hate crime vandal who targeted California saloon
The Solano County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Team has made a breakthrough arrest in connection with a hate crime vandalism incident that shocked the community at Thompson’s Corner Saloon in unincorporated Fairfield.
Petaluma Police Arrest Six DUI Drivers During Patrol Saturday Night
Six drivers are facing DUI charges after being arrested in Petaluma. Four Petaluma police officers on “DUI Saturation Patrol” made the arrests in a seven-and-a-half-hour span between Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Police say three of the drivers had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit. Another suspect, who is 20-years-old, was allegedly drinking an alcoholic beverage while driving.
Solano Co.: Deputies Arrest Fairfield Man Accused Of Committing Cordelia Hate Crime
SOLANO CO.: DEPUTIES ARREST FAIRFIELD MAN ACCUSED OF COMMITTING CORDELIA HATE CRIME
East Bay Train Crew Douses Fire, Shields Ozol Oil from Inferno Scare
In a bold display of ingenuity and quick action, a train crew became the heroes of the day as they extinguished a fire aboard their locomotive in the vicinity of the Ozol Oil Facility, east of Port Costa, East Bay. In what could have escalated into a full-blown inferno, these operators kept their cool and tackled the flames ahead of the arrival of professional firefighters.
Animal rights activist sentenced to 3 months for trespassing at Petaluma poultry farm
An animal rights activist was sentenced in Sonoma County on Thursday to 90 days in jail and two years of probation for felony trespassing at chicken and duck farms in 2018 and 2019.
Weekly Safety Report: House Fire, Car Chase, Grass Fire, and Illegal Firearm in Napa County, California
This week in Napa County, California, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a two-story house fire, a high-speed car chase resulting in an arrest, a man arrested for setting a grass fire, and a traffic stop leading to the discovery of an illegal firearm.
Napa Police Launch Blitz on Phone-Addled Drivers
Starting tomorrow, the Napa Police Department is rolling out an enforcement blitz targeting drivers who can't keep their hands off their gadgets while driving, specifically those violating California's hands-free law, as reported by the City of Napa press release. Now, for those who think they can multitask behind the wheel,...
Benton man charged with murder in death of Fairfield man
A death in Fairfield has been ruled a homicide. Public Information Officer Shannon Moss says 62-year-old Edwin Weeks was found dead at a residence on Main Street Tuesday afternoon by a friend who stopped to check in on him. Late Tuesday night, police attempted to stop a vehicle being driven...
Customers detain suspect who shot person in Vallejo business: police
An armed man was detained by a group of people in a Vallejo business after he shot someone while trying to commit his second robbery of the day, according to police. Luis Rodriguez was allegedly held by patrons on Nov. 26 until police arrived at the unnamed Redwood Street business.
Woman from Reno Identified as Fatality in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Lakeville Highway
The woman who died in a three-vehicle crash outside of Petaluma has been identified. On November 21st, 77-year-old Kathleen Swenson of Reno, Nevada was a passenger in an SUV going south on Lakeville Highway just south of Old Lakeville Road. A pick up truck going the same direction veered into the opposite lane and crashed into another truck. As a result, that truck went into the southbound lane and hit the SUV that Swenson was in. Swenson died in the crash. The driver of the first truck, Maria Sebastian, was charged with driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.
Petaluma PD arrests 6 on DUI-related charges
(KRON) — Saturday night, officers with the Petaluma Police Department made six DUI-related arrests during a DUI saturation period, officials said. Police said five of the drivers were arrested for being over the .08 legal BAC limit with three of those drivers being at least twice the legal limit. One of the drivers, age 20, […]
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, Vandalism, Police Takedown, Gun Possession, and Theft impact Vallejo
This week in Vallejo, California, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include a fatal car crash, vandalism at a business, a police takedown resulting in injury, an arrest for possessing a loaded gun, and a theft of jeans from a store.
Fairfield hit-and-run leaves person in critical condition
(FOX40.COM) — The Fairfield Police Department is looking for the suspect(s) in a hit-and-run on Thursday that has left a person in critical condition. According to police, at 3:07 p.m. arrived at Business Center Drive and Garden Valley Road after reports of a vehicle colliding with a pedestrian. The victim was transported to an area […]
⚠️Theft of Donations from Disabled American Vets at Hercules Waterfront
On the morning of December 1, 2023, there was a report of theft at Hercules Waterfront, Hercules, California. A female suspect was seen rummaging through and taking items that were set aside specifically for the Disabled American Vets (DAV). The donations, clearly labeled for pick-up by DAV, were intended to be collected on the morning of the incident. The suspect was initially spotted at the location at 6:38 AM and was seen taking some items. The individual returned a second time at 6:50 AM, at which point, she was seen collecting more items. Upon noticing the resident, the suspect fled in her car that was noticeably packed to the point where closing the trunk was not possible. The incident was reported at 7:22 AM on the same day.
4 Teen Bike Thieves Busted in Brazen Sonoma Shoplift Attempt
Yesterday, a brazen bicycle theft from a Broadway store in Sonoma was thwarted by the owner, who managed to retrieve the bicycle after four youths attempted to steal it. Details from the Sonoma Police Department's Facebook page explain that the culprits are now facing robust legal consequences. Responding to a...
Crews Conducting At Bouverie Wildflower Preserve, Sonoma Valley Regional Park
Sonoma County Regional Parks crews are conducting pile burns at the Bouverie Wildflower Preserve and Sonoma Valley Regional Park for 12 days starting this week. The prescribed fire, which started Monday, is focused on reducing surface and ladder fuels to protect the trees and adjacent communities from future wildfires, county officials said in a statement. The pile burns will end on Dec. 15.
Suspect arrested after dog was dumped inside Rio Vista recycling bin, died at shelter
(KRON) — A Fairfield man was arrested in connection to the death of a dog that was left on the side of a road in unincorporated Rio Vista, the Solano Sheriff’s Animal Control Services (SSACS) announced Thursday on Facebook. Officials say the dog was dumped in a recycling bin on Sept. 18. Animal Control located […]