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    A person died in an apparent shooting in Pittsburg early Wednesday, according to broadcast news reports. Information from police was not available immediately, and calls to the department were not returned immediately. Officers responded to Shasta Circle and El Dorado Drive early Wednesday morning. KTVU reported that a man was down in the street and died after asking others for...
    PITTSBURG — The 25-year-old woman suspected of striking a Pittsburg man with her car and killing him in 2019 was convicted of a felony and two misdemeanors, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Camille Thompson was convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and destroying evidence, and a felony hit and run count, according to the news release by the Contra Costa District Attorney. Thompson...
    A 10-year-old girl was reunited with her two sisters for the first time in a year after the COVID-19 pandemic derailed their annual cross-country visit.  Kodi Gonzales lives in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, with her mother Frankie Gould, her stepfather Justin, and her brother Liam during the school year, while the other half of her family is based in California.  Every summer, she...
    MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — A East Bay woman faces several years in prison after being found guilty in a 2019 hit-and-run crash that killed a Pittsburg man, authorities announced Tuesday. Camille Edith Thompson, 25, of Pittsburg was convicted by a Contra Costa County jury Monday of felony hit-and-run, vehicular manslaughter and destroying evidence, the district attorney’s office said. READ MORE:...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A car in Pittsburg was hit by a fusillade of bullets Thursday night, injuring the driver, police said. Pittsburg police said officers heard multiple gunshots in the area of Frontage Road and Crestview Drive. As officers arrived, a man pulled his vehicle in front of officers patrol vehicles to report he had been shot. READ MORE: Injury...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF/BCN) — Sentencing awaits a 25-year-old Pittsburg man after being found guilty by a jury last month on felony charges for a January shooting, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Prosecutors said Brandon Hilliard and another Pittsburg man got into an argument at Central Avenue and Birch Street in Pittsburg on Jan. 9. ...
    Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) prep roundup. Here’s the best of Thursday’s action in girls and boys basketball, baseball and softball. Boys basketball No. 15 Independence 83, Pioneer 74 Independence trailed by 15 points in the first half Thursday night before settling down and beating Pioneer in a battle of unbeatens. ...
    The disconcerting sights and sounds of large crowds gathering as screeching, spinning cars take over intersections have become all too common in the past few months in East Contra Costa County where such spectacles were rarely seen previously. But local authorities want potential perpetrators to know — especially heading into the long Memorial Day weekend — that they will be...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A vegetation fire in the area of John Henry Johnson Parkway and Leland Road in Pittsburg was holding at five acres Sunday evening but firefighters were still working on full containment, Cal Fire Santa Clara Unit reported on Twitter at 6:59 p.m. Firefighters from Cal Fire SCU and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District are on...
    PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- The Contra Costa County sheriff's office is investigating a deadly shooting.It happened at an apartment complex on Loveridge Road in Pittsburg.Several police officers and a K-9 officer were seen surrounding the building.There's no word yet on what led to the shooting and there are no details about the victim.Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — One person has died in an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex in Pittsburg. The shooting was reported last night at the Stoneman Apartment Complex on Loveridge Road. READ MORE: Bogus 911 Call Sends Officers Swarming Quiet Pleasant Hill Neighborhood A man was found with gunshot wounds near the stairs of the complex. He was pronounced...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — One person has died in a shooting at an apartment complex in Pittsburg. The shooting was reported at the Stoneman Apartment Complex on Loveridge Road. READ MORE: Bogus 911 Call Sends Officers Swarming Quiet Pleasant Hill Neighborhood The man was found with gunshot wounds near the stairs of the complex. He was pronounced dead at the...
    PITTSBURG — A hail of bullets were fired in two separate drive-by shootings captured on surveillance video at the same housing complex, one showing two people running for their lives. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the shooters. The shootings, which appear to be straight out of a stereotypical Hollywood move, occurred Monday and on May...
    A BART train became disabled on tracks in East Contra Costa County on Tuesday morning, causing a major delay on the Antioch line in both directions, the agency said. The delay was one of two lengthy ones on the transit system Tuesday. An equipment problem on the track also was affecting one of the San Francisco lines going toward West...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF/BCN) — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on westbound state Highway 4 in Pittsburg Thursday night, the latest in a series of shootings on that stretch of highway. The incident occurred at 9:57 p.m. on the highway at Railroad Avenue, according to the CHP. READ MORE: San Jose Police Officer Hit By...
    Fire crews in Contra Costa and Solano counties battled blazes Sunday as much of Northern California was warned that low humidity and strong winds were creating critical fire dangers. 12:34 p.m. A new fire appeared to have broken out in Solano County. Reporter Cornell Barnard, of Bay Area News Group television partner ABC7News, said that a blaze was burning off...
    PITTSBURG (KPIX) — A driver was shot in the neck in Pittsburg Thursday night then crashed along the Highway 4 Railroad Avenue off-ramp. It happened around 9 p.m. Video from the scene shows the nasty aftermath: the driver’s car with a bullet hole through the windshield smashed into the side of a double tanker truck. The CHP told KPIX...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County Fire crews are at the scene of a sizable vegetation fire burning near homes along Kirker Pass Road in Pittsburg Thursday afternoon, according to authorities. The Contra Costa Fire Department Twitter account posted about the fire shortly at about 4:18 p.m., saying the “significant vegetation fire” was burning near the intersection of Kirker...
    MARTINEZ — Contra Costa prosecutors have filed murder charges against the man suspected of initiating a drunk driving crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and her mother’s partner, authorities said. Christian Ricardo Vargas, 25, was charged Thursday morning with murdering 7-year-old killed as Sela Mataele-Rosalez and a 28-year-old man in a Pittsburg crash that also injured Sela’s mother and her two...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Police in Pittsburg on Tuesday morning released additional details on the fatal DUI crash that killed two people Monday evening, including that the suspect arrested was already on probation for a prior DUI conviction. According to police, officers responded to the collision between the two vehicles happened just after 6 p.m. Monday on West Leland Road...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A driver who set off a fatal major injury crash in Pittsburg Monday was arrested for driving under the influence, according to police. According to police, the suspect was traveling at high speed on West Leland Road and crashed into another vehicle, causing the car to collide with a tree. The impact killed the victim...
    PITTSBURG — Lanes of West Leland Road remained closed Monday night while investigators were at the scene of a collision that killed two people and injured three others, authorities said. At 6:03 p.m., officers responded to reports of a two-car collision on West Leland east of John Henry Johnson Parkway. While en route to the scene, officers learned several of...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Emergency crews responded a major injury crash in Pittsburg, Monday evening. It happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 800 block of W. Leland, according to Contra Costa Fire Department officials. According to reports, at least one person was killed, 7 injured, three of them critically. Fire officials were asking the public to avoid the area.
    SAN MATEO — In the absence of a postseason in this pandemic-riddled football season, Serra coach Patrick Walsh will take the consolation prize of a blowout win over rival St. Francis on Senior Day. The Padres couldn’t have started faster and hardly slowed down by the time the clock began running non-stop in the fourth quarter of Serra’s 49-7...
    Pittsburg coach Victor Galli was complimentary of Heritage after his team’s 35-16 victory Friday night in Brentwood. Galli said the Heritage program is pointing up under Dave Fogelstrom, in his first season at the school, and will be a force in the Bay Valley Athletic League for the foreseeable future. “I’ve got a lot of respect for that...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A woman’s estranged boyfriend was involved in an hours-long standoff with police in Pittsburg after allegedly assaulting the woman and holding her young child at knifepoint before he was finally arrested, police said. Pittsburg police said officers responded early Sunday evening to a house in the 1000 block of Bending Willow Way for a reported domestic...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A man was sentenced of 19 years to life Tuesday after pleading guilty to murder and admitting to the use of a firearm in a 2017 shooting in Pittsburg, the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office said. Juan Munoz entered a guilty plea earlier this month before the start of his trial in the shooting of Jose...
    MARTINEZ — A Pittsburg man accepted a life sentence — with parole eligibility after 19 years — in the 2017 murder of a 20-year-old man, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Juan Munoz, 22, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 19 years to life Tuesday morning, court records show. The plea came just as Munoz was going to go on trial...
    While schools in nearby districts are preparing to reopen with hybrid learning models, Pittsburg Unified School District trustees have decided to remain in full-distance learning through the end of the school year. Superintendent Janet Schulze announced the decision in a letter to parents late last week after the board voted on March 10 to not begin in-person/hybrid classes this semester....
    Police in California have arrested a suspect in connection with a 2000 cold-case murder of a 22-year-old barber, who was found shot to death inside his car.  The Pittsburg Police Department in the Bay Area on Thursday announced the arrest on Paea Tasini, 45, for the murder of Danny Guyse.  Tasini, of Elk Cove, was also charged with attempted murder...
    A 45-year-old man is in county jail on $10 million bail after his arrest this week in connection with a 2000 cold-case homicide, authorities said Thursday. In a statement posted to social media, Pittsburg police said officers, with help from Elk Grove police, arrested Paea Tasini at his home late Wednesday night on suspicion of homicide in connection with the...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A 32-year-old Oakland man was wounded Saturday afternoon after a foot chase and an armed confrontation with Pittsburg police. The incident took place at a commercial business in the 3700 block of Harbor St. Officers were called to the scene to investigate a report of man on top of the roof. When they arrived, the...
    PITTSBURG — A 41-year-old Sacramento man was killed Monday morning in a single vehicle crash on Highway 4, authorities said. Authorities have not yet released the man’s name. The crash happened at about 7:58 a.m. Monday eastbound on Highway 4 just east west of Loveridge Road, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP Officer Brandon Correia said the man was driving...
    OAKLAND — Going into Friday’s federal court hearing, Luis Augustine-Munoz did not appear to be a likely candidate to avoid prison time for a conviction of being a felon in possession of a pistol that had been reported stolen from the home of a retired San Jose cop. But for Augustine-Munoz, the time since his July 2018 arrest in Pittsburg...
    PITTSBURG (KPIX) — Dozens of commercial plate glass windows were smashed in downtown Pittsburg Sunday night, and the police have a suspect in custody. Just before midnight? Pittsburg Police responded to a call of a man smashing small business windows. One witness quickly identified, 41-year-old Donald Guenther. He was arrested at the scene. In a frustrating twist for business owners,...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Pittsburg police are studying video surveillance and witness statements in an investigation of the city’s first homicide of the year early Sunday morning. Officers patrolling in the area of Harbor Street near Garcia Avenue shortly before 1:30 a.m. heard several gunshots coming from the 500 block of Garcia Avenue and then saw several people and vehicles...
    PITTSBURG — A man was shot several times in the upper torso and another one was injured in an early Sunday morning shooting, Pittsburg Police said. Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Pittsburg Police officers were conducting patrols in the area of Harbor Street near Garcia Avenue when they heard several gunshots coming from the 500 block of Garcia Avenue. When...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A 19-year-old man missing and the subject of a search since Wednesday was found shot dead in Salinas, police said Tuesday. Malik Pittman had been last seen during early evening on Dec. 29, when he was sitting with others in a vehicle parked in the 400 block of East Santa Fe Avenue. “Several gunshots were heard...
    PITTSBURG — The Contra Costa District Attorney has cleared four Pittsburg officers who in 2018 shot and killed an armed man during a two-hour standoff, writing that an officer may have wound up dead if the officers hadn’t used lethal force. In a 36-page report released to the public Monday, DA Diana Becton found that none of the three...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Federal prosecutors charged a Pittsburg man with allegedly selling fake Oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl to a Walnut Creek man in June that led to his overdose death. The United States Attorney’s Office charged Gage Pascoe on Tuesday with the distribution of pills containing fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death. If convicted of the...
    CLAYTON — A Pittsburg man has been arrested after investigators identified him as the person who lobbed a bag containing contraband into the Marsh Creek Detention Facility, authorities said. The arrest stems from an October incident when Contra Costa deputies at the Clayton jail discovered a bag on jail property containing a cellphone, two ounces of meth, an ounce of...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (CBS SF) – Shifting attitudes on local police reform, development, homelessness and other issues combined to end the public service of a number of officials in Antioch, Pittsburg, Brentwood and Oakley in the wake of the November election. The vote totals in Antioch led to the election of City Council member Lamar Thorpe as mayor, the second...
    PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- Pittsburg police are investigating a racially charged incident, where a man used racial slurs and called police on a Black woman with her young daughter at a dog park, while another man coughed in the woman's face.The incident began Friday around 6 p.m. when Nicole Terrell and her 6-year-old daughter went to Highlands Ranch Park to...
    MARTINEZ — After hearing from the prosecutor who voiced concerns about the difficulty of proving a murder charge at trial, a Contra Costa judge approved a manslaughter plea deal that will send a man to state prison for nine years, despite outcries from the victim’s family that the sentence is too light. Taurus Miller, 45, has been in county jail...
    PITTSBURG — The name of a 14-year-old boy who is considered armed and dangerous and a suspect in a double shooting last week that killed a Pittsburg man has been released by police. Police previously said they had identified a suspect in the Sept. 17 killing, but they didn’t name Yairo Israel Palomino, of Antioch, until Wednesday evening. Police said...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Detectives have identified a male teenager believed to be involved in a shooting last week that claimed the life of Isiah Legaspil and left a woman injured. Police said officers arrived shortly before 3 a.m. on Sept. 17th to a shooting reported in the 300 block of Atlantic Avenue and found two victims, both Pittsburg residents...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Two people were shot and injured in a supermarket parking lot in Pittsburg early Thursday morning, authorities said. Pittsburg police arrived at the parking lot of the Foods Co supermarket on 300 Atlantic Ave. and found two gunshot victims, one of them shot in the head. The victims are reportedly a male and a female but...
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