Multiple sideshows led to fires and a crash Saturday night in Contra Costa County, officials said.
Concord police arrested several drivers during a city-wide crackdown on illegal sideshows.
Sideshows have become a common sight and sound around the Bay Area. This weekend, they dominated several intersections in San Jose.
San Jose police said officers broke up two separate sideshows overnight.
San Jose police make arrests after sideshows.
Dozens of suspects looted and vandalized a 7-Eleven store after a sideshow, authorities said. Some suspects involved are also believed to be from the Bay Area.
Illegal sideshows took over two intersections in Oakland on over the weekend.
Sideshows in Oakland shut down intersections.
There were at least two sideshows in Oakland this weekend.
Despite ongoing efforts by law enforcement in the Bay Area to stop illegal sideshows, large crowds gathered again in Vallejo over the weekend to watch screeching vehicles spinning donuts, coming dangerously close to, if not hitting, spectators. There were also reports of shots being fired.
Raw video shows a sideshow in Vallejo that went on for more than two hours, according to witnesses.
San Jose city leaders plan to target social media companies in an effort to shrink the participation and promotion of sideshows.
It was an active night in Oakland and Vallejo as large crowds gathered for sideshows brimming with fireworks and flames.
A man is now under arrest and charged in connection with the Antioch sideshow over the weekend that left two people hurt.
A sideshow in Antioch ended in chaos overnight. Police said three car crashes followed, including a car plunging into a river.
The California Highway Patrol on Tuesday announced it will deploy officers in Oakland to help fight crime, partnering with Oakland police to combat an increase in criminal activity – though some community activists say in the past, this move hasn't worked.
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to reduce the jail time for spectators within 200 feet of a sideshow from 6 months to 3 months.
Oakland police said there was disruptive sideshow activity Sunday morning in two locations near the Oakland International Airport. There were 100 vehicles involved in the sideshow at 66th Avenue and Coliseum Way around 3:30 a.m., police said. Spectators threw fireworks at officers before the crowd was dispersed, the Oakland Police Department claimed. Just 30 minutes later, there was another sideshow with a smaller crowd and 50 vehicles nearby at Edes Avenue and Hegenberger Road. An AC Transit was unable to continue on its route due to the crowd, police said.
Oakland police said there was disruptive sideshow activity Sunday morning in two locations near the Oakland International Airport.
Oakland police said there was sideshow activity at 66th Avenue and Coliseum Way, involving about 100 vehicles, and another shortly afterward involving about 50 vehicles at Edes Avenue and Hegenberger Road.