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ARREST AVOIDS TRAGEDY

SANTA MONICA (AP) - An Indiana man armed with three assault rifles and chemicals used to make explosives was arrested in Southern California on Sunday and told police he wanted to do harm to a gay pride parade - an event that annually draws hundreds of thousands of people, authorities said.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime


Major cities see rise in violent crimes

CHICAGO (AP) - Violent crimes - from homicides and rapes to robberies - have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend.

June 05, 2016 | | Crime


Prison guard who opened exploding package at home is critically hurt

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A correction officer who opened a package left by his mailbox that exploded outside his home is in critical condition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday after visiting the officer's family at the hospital where he is being treated.

May 30, 2016 | | Crime


13-year-old killed in Modesto

MODESTO (AP) - A 13-year-old girl has died and a 15-year-old boy was injured after a shooting in Modesto.

May 30, 2016 | | Crime


War memorial covered up after graffiti vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A pair of Marines on leave from their base in California's high desert answered the Memorial Day call on Monday, bringing dozens of American flags to try to dress up a vandalized Vietnam War memorial until it can be repaired.

May 30, 2016 | | Crime


Man without pants attacks

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Authorities in Santa Barbara County say a college student naked from the waist down and likely intoxicated was arrested after allegedly assaulting a pastor.

May 08, 2016 | | Crime


Ripon nabs suspects with help of fire chief

Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters was credited by police Lt. Steve Merchant for being the key in the arrest of three burglary suspects after they were seen entering a back yard and having burglary tools in their vehicle.

April 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Aunt hopeful missing SF 2-year-old girl will be found

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sister of a woman found slain last week and whose 2-year-old girl is missing said Sunday she is hopeful her niece will be found safe.

April 10, 2016 | | Crime


K-mart theft chase ends in rollover on 120 Bypass

Three burglary suspects who allegedly took some $650 in merchandise from Manteca's K-Mart store led police on a high speed pursuit about 7 p.m. Sunday in a stolen car that ended up rolling over on westbound Highway 120 Bypass just west of Airport Way as they were fleeing.

March 28, 2016 | | Crime


British tourist stabbed in SF mugging dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A British tourist who was stabbed in the head during a robbery in San Francisco died after being hospitalized for more than a month, police said.

March 27, 2016 | | Crime


Puppy tied, left to drown in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are searching for someone who left a puppy tied to a plastic shovel to drown on a Los Angeles-area beach.

March 20, 2016 | | Crime


Transgender inmate planning to have surgery on her own

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A transgender inmate who was paroled after a judge ordered California to pay for her sex reassignment surgery is making plans to have the surgery on her own this summer through coverage provided by the state's low-income health insurance program, she told a California newspaper.

March 20, 2016 | | Crime


Suspect killed in gunfire was Modesto man

Angel Alan Gleason - a 36-year-old Modesto man - has been identified as the car theft suspect that died in an exchange of gunfire with police in Ripon on Tuesday.

February 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man fatally shot in front of McDonald’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police said a man has died after being shot in front of a McDonald's restaurant across the street from a San Francisco police station.

February 21, 2016 | | Crime


Wild scene rattles neighborhood

Manteca's West Alameda Street had a "wild west" tone Tuesday afternoon.

January 20, 2016 | | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Death sentence for man who killed 2 to get wedding money

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man who killed two people and dismembered one of them as part of a plot to steal money to ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime


San Jose officer accused of aiding organized crime members

SAN JOSE (AP) - A San Jose police officer has been charged with unauthorized computer access after authorities said he leaked police intelligence information to Vietnamese ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime


Richmond disciplines officers in sex scandal

RICHMOND (AP) - A northern California city announced Friday that it is seeking to fire one of its police officers and discipline eight others implicated in ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime


La Supreme Court considers teen robber’s 99-year sentence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court is considering whether recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about juveniles convicted of murder mean a juvenile robber ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


Man in red underpants rams police car into mobile home

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a man wearing only red underpants attacked officers with "superhuman strength," got into a patrol car and ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


FBI investigating Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


Beaches reopened after pipe bomb blast, probe ongoing

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Jersey Shore beaches were reopened Sunday as an investigation continued into a pipe bomb explosion at a seaside community before ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


Feds test bomb remnants of NY blast that injured 29

NEW YORK (AP) - The bomb that rocked a New York City neighborhood known for its vibrant arts scene and large gay community contained residue of ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


DUI suspect arrested for starting wildfire

SHASTA LAKE (AP) - A suspected drunk driver has been arrested for causing a crash that ignited a fast-moving wildfire that damaged three houses and forced ...

September 11, 2016 | | Crime


Police: Woman killed daughter with crucifix

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma woman accused of killing her daughter by forcing a crucifix down her throat told police she believed the 33-year-old woman ...

August 30, 2016 | | Crime


Three convicted on charges in high school basketball rape case

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - One Tennessee high school basketball player was found guilty of aggravated rape and two others were found guilty of aggravated assault against ...

August 30, 2016 | | Crime


Man out on bond for beating wife has now kidnapped her

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man free on bond while awaiting trial on charges he abducted and beat his wife while holding her captive for nearly two ...

August 30, 2016 | | Crime


What role did mom play?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Michelle Martens kept her new relationship with a man convicted of child endangerment a secret from friends and family for weeks ...

August 29, 2016 | | Crime


Man on flakka, LSD smashes window & attacks woman

STUART, Fla. (AP) - A 19-year-old man who smashed through the front window of a Florida home and attacked a woman and her adult son said ...

August 29, 2016 | | Crime


Couple charged with scalding death of their dog Sprocket

SAN MATEO (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a San Francisco Bay Area couple with felony animal abuse for allegedly scalding their poodle and Maltese mix dog ...

August 29, 2016 | | Crime


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