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Santa Barbara

Facebook Predator Caught

Photo: Trevor Ferrel SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Social media can be an amazing tool to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, but it can also be a dangerous


Salinas Robbery Suspect Captured in Seaside

James Insular booking photo SALINAS — Police have announced the arrest of 30-year-old James Insular, who was wanted on suspicion of robbing a Subway on Main Street the Friday night

Los Angeles

Social Media Picture Assists in Identifying Thief

Mug shot of Carlos Flores Jr. A West Covina man riding a bicycle was arrested on Tuesday, July 26th for a vehicle code violation in the area of Francisquito and Orange.

San Francisco San Mateo

Hit-and-Run Driver Identified and Arrested Thanks to Facebook

Social media has become an important crime-fighting tool for police departments across the country, both for getting information about criminal activity out to the public and for helping citizens identify

San Bernardino

Redlands Police Uses Social Media in Bust

REDLANDS – A bicycle theft suspect, identified by surveillance photos sent out on social media, was arrested by Redlands Police on Wednesday. The department’s Facebook page and Twitter account posts


Suisun city man arrested for alleged lewd act with minor

VACAVILLE – Robert Weldon Steeves, 31, of Suisun City was arrested early Friday morning and booked on felony charges of sex with a minor, lewd acts with a minor and