East Bay Man Dies In Napa Police Chase, Crash

NAPA VALLEY, CA — The following is a week's collection of police, courtroom and fire stories from Napa Valley and elsewhere in the North Bay.

Cotati Man Pleads Not Guilty In Deadly Neighbor Shooting

  • A handgun found in the 68-year-old's home is believed to be the murder weapon, police said.

Brush Fire, Power Outage Affects Napa, Solano Counties

  • A fire near downed power lines initially affected 150 PG&E customers in the city of Napa and 50 more in Suisun City.

Missing San Rafael Man Found Dead Near Treasure Island

  • A man found dead near Treasure Island has been identified as Martin Kaplan of San Rafael, according to the SF Medical Examiner's Office.

2 Homes Catch Fire In North Napa, Displacing 6 Residents

  • Both homes and a travel trailer were already in flames when firefighters arrived. Bystanders rescued several pets, including three dogs.

Passenger Dies In Napa Police Chase, Crash

  • The driver, a 24-year-old East Bay man, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of his passenger, Napa police said.

1 Stabbed In Fight At Santa Rosa Mexican-Food Restaurant: Police

  • Officers were dispatched to reports of a large fight, and arrived to find a man stabbed on the outdoor patio.

Possible Fentanyl In Vehicle Closed San Marin Drive In Novato

  • The driver of the stolen car, Alexandra Nicole Mahvi, of Novato, showed signs of drug intoxication when police pulled her over, police said.

Benicia Police Chief Has Night Out

  • While many police and fire departments hold one main event for National Night Out, Benicia and its police chief keep it simple.

Golf Fire Threatens Lake County Homes

  • "Crews made good progress through the night despite the steep terrain, heavy timber and thick brush."

Section Of I-505 Named In Memory Of CHP Officer Kirk Griess

  • One year ago Saturday, California Highway Patrol Officer Kirk Griess was fatally struck during a traffic stop on I-505 in Vacaville.

Defendant Convicted In North Bay Kidnapping, Domestic Abuse Case

  • Arrested after a standoff in a marsh between Highway 37 and Skaggs Island, Adam Branks, 30, was convicted this week by a Napa County jury.

Suspect Shot In Altercation With Deputy Arraigned In Hospital

  • The shoplifting suspect is accused of brandishing a knife at Santa Rosa Plaza mall security guards and at the deputy, according to police.

Pedestrian Struck, Killed On Highway 29 North Of Rutherford: CHP

  • A North Carolina man was fatally struck when he walked into the southbound lane of SR-29 between Rutherford Road and Zinfandel Lane.

House Fire Briefly Threatens Neighboring Homes: Vallejo FD

  • Fire officials shared a video of the two-alarm house fire.

3 Injured In 3 DUI-Related Crashes In 3 Days: Rohnert Park Police

  • A Novato man, a Petaluma man and a Rohnert Park woman were arrested in the suspected DUI incidents, police said.

Crash Closes Silverado Trail, Knocks Down Power Pole

  • A power pole was severed in a solo-vehicle crash on Silverado Trail, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities Identify Motorcyclist Who Died In Napa County Crash

  • The fatal incident happened Saturday afternoon near Lake Berryessa.

3 Caught Breaking Into Roseland Elementary School: SRPD

  • Officers chased the burglary suspects around school grounds until three were in custody.

Police Trying To Identify Skateboarder Hit By Car In Santa Rosa

  • The incident happened on Farmers Lane between Sonoma and Hoen avenues, according to police.

2 Mountain Lions Spotted In Sebastopol: Police

  • A community member reported seeing the mountain lions in the downtown area, police said.

1 Injured In Highway 29 Crash South Of St. Helena

  • SR-29 was closed in both directions as emergency personnel responded to the solo-vehicle crash at Zinfandel Lane.

Suspected Identity Thief Busted In Petaluma, Police Say

  • The Livermore man was found with suspected methamphetamine and stolen personal identifying information of at least 20 people, police said.

Vegetation Fire On Redwood Hill Road Burns North Of Santa Rosa

  • Multiple agencies responded to a vegetation fire north of the city of Santa Rosa.

Rape Investigated In Rohnert Park: Police

  • School officials notified Rohnert Park police that a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a walking path.

2 Mountain Lion Sightings Reported Near Napa County Airport

  • "Please use caution while working or walking in the Napa County Airport area," sheriff's officials said.

Suisun City Implements Nixle, Citizen RIMS

  • "Nixle notifications have saved lives in other communities, but we can only reach you if you sign up."

Robber Caught Near Marin National Night Out Event: Sheriff

  • David Bransford Parker of San Rafael allegedly robbed Palace Market in Point Reyes Station – near the sheriff's National Night Out event.

Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested In San Rafael

  • Police spotted Robert Jean-Paul Acheritogaray, 28, of Corte Madera, make a suspected drug transaction from his parked car in San Rafael.

Vehicle Crashes Into Scaffolding On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

  • An oversized vehicle struck wooden maintenance scaffolding on eastbound I-580 at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, according to Caltrans.

Woman Dies From Injuries Suffered In Vallejo Crash, Police Say

  • The 92-year-old woman was a passenger in a 2011 Lexus SUV driven by her daughter, according to police.

Man Accused Of Punching, Kidnapping Woman Arrested: Santa Rosa PD

  • After an extensive search with a K-9 team, a Police Department drone and PA announcements, he was found 20 feet up a tree, police said.

Divers Find Body Of Missing Swimmer In Russian River

Police Chase; Man Found Dead: Napa Valley, North Bay Police Logs
Man charged after CHP chase leads to fatal crash in San Jose
East Bay jury hears deputies describe high-speed chase that ended in deadly crash
Coroner ID’s East Bay man killed in police chase
Police chase
Kidnapping victim escapes; 1 of 2 suspects dies in crash after car chase
Funeral Services Held for CHP Officer Killed in Crash
New details released in two deaths involving East Bay officers
Antioch: Police pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in fatal crash
Police Chase; Man Found Dead: Petaluma, North Bay Police Logs