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Driver Showing Signs of Intoxication Arrested at Scene of a Fatal Crash

PITTSBURG — A man on probation for a DUI conviction has been arrested following a fatal car crash. The suspected drunk driver, 25-year-old Christian Vargas, was the only person who

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Man Released from State Prison Arrested Twice for Battery this Year

 Photo: Ricky Amos EL CERRITO — A homeless man with a criminal history faces charges for battery for the second time this year. The suspect was formerly housed at a

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Suspect Arrested for Shooting a Man to Death and Wounding a Second Victim

  EL SOBRANTE — Authorities arrested a suspect in connection with a double- shooting last month which left one man dead. The second victim was critically injured but survived the

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Man in Custody Faces Charges for Throwing Bricks, Killing and Injuring Victims

Photo: Highway 242 incident CONCORD — A man is in custody for a second time for allegedly throwing bricks at moving vehicles traveling through Concord. One victim was killed, and

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Panhandler Playing Music at a Gas Station Caught with a Stolen Vehicle

HERCULES — A panhandler playing loud music at a gas station was nabbed for possession of a stolen vehicle and a burglary. While fleeing the suspect hit a Hercules officer

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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Setting 3 Fires at a Construction Company

MARTINEZ — An apparently disgruntled former employee was arrested on suspicion of setting three fires at a construction company. The suspect was recorded by security cameras fleeing from the premises.

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Drone and Spike Strips Used in Battle Against Catalytic Converter Thievery

  WALNUT CREEK — Catalytic converter thievery is exploding statewide and Walnut Creek is no exception in this ongoing law enforcement battle. WCPD recently dispatched a drone and placed spike

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Suspects Arrested with a Stolen Vehicle and Methamphetamine

BRENTWOOD – Two men were arrested in separate incidents by a patrol officer working one shift. The first suspect was nabbed for a stolen vehicle and the second man was

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Man Wanted for Assaulting an Officer Apprehended after Fleeing Twice

ORINDA— A man who twice fled from law enforcement officers was apprehended after his vehicle became disabled. The suspect was wanted for assaulting an Orinda officer who pursued him a

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Suspected Gang Member Faces 14 Charges for Shooting at a Vehicle

PINOLE — A suspected gang member arrested faces 14 charges for allegedly firing several shots into a vehicle, but fortunately no one was reported injured. Investigators learned the suspect previously