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Thieves Pull off $1 Mil Jewelry Heist, Deputies Say

Thieves pulled off a heist at Laguna Hills jewelers this week, taking as much as $1 million in jewelry, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department reported today. Investigators were alerted to


UPDATED: Assault Suspect Who Goes By the Name Kevin Bacon Captured

A violent fugitive from Montana spotted in several Bay Area cities last week was captured Friday night in Portland, Ore., an FBI spokesman say. Kevin Anthony Briggs, who was wanted for


Oakland Man Arrested on Suspicion of Prowling and Theft

Pleasanton Police arrested a 40-year-old Oakland man for allegedly stealing property from unlocked cars during the early morning hours this morning. Police say Christopher Yorrie was arrested after he was found

San Diego

Woman Heading to Court for Allegedly Killing and Dumping Her Mom Near Ramona

A readiness conference is scheduled on Thursday for Ghazal Mansury, a Serra Mesa woman accused of killing her 79-year-old mother and ditching her body on the Barona Indian Reservation near Ramona. In October, Ghazal Mansury pleaded


Newport Beach Lawyer Convicted of Swindling Elderly Sisters He Knew from Church

A Newport Beach attorney was convicted today of stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims, including some $720,000 from two elderly sisters he knew from church. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded


‘Alert’ Citizen’s Call to Police Leads to Arrest of Residential Burglary Suspect

A vigilant citizen’s quick thinking is being credited with the arrest of a 20-year-old Richmond man who police say had burglarized a home in the 500 block of West Merle Court

Contra Costa

Woman’s Swift Call to Police Leads to Arrest of 3 Would-Be Burglars

El Cerrito Police officials say three Oakland men were arrested on Jan. 29 after they allegedly tried to break into a woman’s home for the second time in two weeks.

San Diego

Border Patrol Stops Car, Finds $6.7 Million Worth of Cocaine

Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 5 checkpoint near San Clemente stopped a compact car Friday with nearly 700 pounds of cocaine worth $6.7 million. The large seizure was equal to more than


2 Napa Men Arrested After Suspected DUI, Weapons Possession Near Homeless Shelter

Two Napa men were arrested late this week near the Napa homeless shelter on suspicion of DUI, disorderly conduct and weapons possession charges. Donald James Oviatt, 60, and Christopher Martin Thomas, 52,

Contra Costa

Have You Seen This Purse-Stealing Suspect? UC Police Want to Know

UC Berkeley police are asking the public’s help in locating a suspected purse thief captured on video in a campus building. Police this week released a photo frame from the footage showing