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Federal Jury Finds Former 'Dirty DUI' Officer Guilty

September 4, 2013
A Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy now faces 20 year in prison, after a federal jury convicted him of taking bribes as part of a scheme to nab drunk driving suspects.

Private Investigator Used Cops for 'Dirty DUI' Arrests

October 17, 2011
Two police departments and a narcotics task force in Contra Costa County, Calif., have been implicated in a "dirty DUI" scandal involving a private investigator accused of arranging for the arrests of ex-husbands at the behest of their ex-wives.

Armored Vehicle Aids In Rescue of Shot Parks Officer

July 26, 2011
The officer radioed for help at about 7 p.m. Monday, reporting he had taken automatic rifle fire from multiple assailants and was wounded. Police believe the officer may have run across marijuana growers defending their cash crop.

California Sheriff Updates Patrol Car Look

June 20, 2011
The Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department is updating its new patrol vehicles to black and white and will add new decals.

California Deputy Fires at Subject During Traffic Stop

March 29, 2011
The deputies stopped 24-year-old Johnny Angel Ochoa, who was wanted on child endangerment and vandalism charges in Bay Point. After Ochoa gave the deputies a false name, he tried to speed away. One of the deputies had attempted to yank the keys out of the ignition of the vehicle, which struck the second deputy.

Calif. County Reviews 40 Cases Involving Tainted Agent

March 24, 2011
Norman Wielsch, a state Department of Justice agent, was arrested Feb. 16 and charged with 25 felony counts connected to the alleged theft of methamphetamine, marijuana, steroids and prescription pills.

Calif. 'Dirty DUI' Deputy Resigns

March 11, 2011
Contra Costa County Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Tanabe had talked about making drunk-driving arrests to ensure the subjects were "dirtied" before future court dates, according to a search affidavit and the report.

California Man Gets Five Years for Stealing Police Guns

February 11, 2010
A San Pablo, Calif., man described as being obsessed with "tools of warfare" has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for stealing assault rifles and shotguns belonging to the Contra Costa County sheriff's office and the California Highway Patrol.

California Deputies Shoot and Kill Car Theft Suspect

September 24, 2009
A suspected car thief was shot and killed by Contra Costa County, Calif., sheriff's deputies in Bay Point after he tried to ram them, the second fatal incident involving deputies within a week, authorities said today.

Garrido Search Turns Up Human Bone Fragment

September 1, 2009
Searchers picking through a pair of properties outside Antioch connected to alleged kidnapper and rapist Phillip Craig Garrido reported Monday that they had found a bone fragment, but it is not clear whether it is human, authorities said.

California Man Charged with Stealing Guns from Police Vehicles

April 23, 2009
A San Pablo man described as being obsessed with weapons and "tools of warfare" has been arrested in connection with the theft of rifles and shotguns from Contra Costa County sheriff's and California Highway Patrol cruisers, authorities said Tuesday.
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