Category: Bethel Island

  • Firefighters Battling Half-Acre Vegetation Fire in Oakley

    Firefighters Battling Half-Acre Vegetation Fire in Oakley

    At 2:45 pm Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the 3000 block of Dutch Slough Rd in the City of Oakley. The fire was originally reported as the size of a vehicle, however, while responding a column of smoke was showing which promoted Engine […]

  • Bethel Island: Driver Airlifted After Overturned Vehicle Crash

    Bethel Island: Driver Airlifted After Overturned Vehicle Crash

    At 9:09 pm Sunday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a rollover vehicle crash at Piper Road and Gateway on Bethel Island. The incident occurred as fire crews were on scene a short distance away on Bethel Island Road for a head-on crash at 8:43 pm. Engine 59 broke […]

  • Bethel Island: Sheriffs Office Responds to Shooting on Riverview Dr.

    Bethel Island: Sheriffs Office Responds to Shooting on Riverview Dr.

    At 4:13 pm Thursday, the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a gunshot wound on Riverview Driven near Bethel Island Road on Bethel Island. According to the sheriffs office, it was reported as a gunshot wound to the neck. No suspect information was provided. A medical helicopter was requested to the […]

  • Ironhouse Sanitary District Reopens Recycled Water Fill Station July 14

    Ironhouse Sanitary District Reopens Recycled Water Fill Station July 14

    When Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) reopens the Residential Recycled Water Fill Station on Tuesday, July 14, new procedures will be in place to keep everyone safe. There will no longer be an attendant on duty to check-in users at the Fill Station building. Everyone will be required to wear masks when outside of their vehicles, […]

  • Bethel Island: Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle Saturday Night

    Bethel Island: Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle Saturday Night

    At 9:19 pm Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian in the 6200 block of Bethel Island Road on Bethel Island. According to Battalion Chief Jake Gonzalez, Engine 53 arrived on scene and located a male down in the roadway. They secured the scene and […]

  • Diablo Water District Set to Discuss District Election Maps

    Diablo Water District Set to Discuss District Election Maps

    On Wednesday, the Diablo Water District is seeking input on potential district maps as they move from an at-large director election to a division director election which would impact the City of Oakley and community of Bethel Island and a small portion of the Town of Knightsen. According to their agenda, they have provided 6-potential […]

  • Bethel Island: 1 Injured in Jet Ski Crash, Airlifted to Local Hospital

    Bethel Island: 1 Injured in Jet Ski Crash, Airlifted to Local Hospital

    At 6:15 pm Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a jet ski crash off Riverview Road off Sugar Barge Road on Bethel Island. It was reported that the rider suffered a leg injury and was airlifted to a local trauma center. The Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office was […]

  • Bethel Island: Firefighters Battle 3-Acre Vegetation Fire

    Bethel Island: Firefighters Battle 3-Acre Vegetation Fire

    At around 8:00 pm Sunday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire on Dutch Slough Road on Bethel Island. While responding, they observed heavy black smoke coming from the area and located the fire at Dutch Slough at Wells Road with heavy brush on fire, […]

  • Boat Crashes into Rocks on Bethel Island, US Coast Guard Responds

    Boat Crashes into Rocks on Bethel Island, US Coast Guard Responds

    At roughly 12:40 pm Sunday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and US Coast Guard responded to a report of a boat crash in the area of the 1400 block Sugar Barge Road on Bethel Island. It was reported that a 27′ boat went into the rocks with people on board with one victim […]

  • Two-Alarm Fire Destroys 3 Homes on Bethel Island

    Two-Alarm Fire Destroys 3 Homes on Bethel Island

    At 5:50 pm, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire in the 2700 block of Taylor Road on Bethel Island. It was reported that a house was on fire and while responding, Station 53 reported heavy black smoke was showing from Oakley. Dispatch then received several […]

  • Bethel Island: Woman Dies in Mobile Home Fire

    Bethel Island: Woman Dies in Mobile Home Fire

    At 12:56 am Thursday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a mobile home fire on Bethel Island in the 200 block of Fairway Drive. At least five people were in the double-wide trailer at the time of the fire where four were able to escape. According to Battalion Chief […]

  • 436-Acre Fish Processing Facility Project Proposed on Bethel Island

    436-Acre Fish Processing Facility Project Proposed on Bethel Island

    During the Tuesday meeting at the Bethel Island Municipal Advisory Council meeting, the board will discuss an application for a fish processing facility on a 436-acre parcel off Taylor Road. According to the agenda, the applicant, Ricker Thermline Inc. and Global Foods is seeking to place a 30,000 square foot fish processing facility on a […]

  • Updated: Bicyclist Dies in Bay Point After Being Struck by Vehicle on Canal Road

    Updated: Bicyclist Dies in Bay Point After Being Struck by Vehicle on Canal Road

    At 8:36 pm Monday, Contra Costa County Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a vehicle crash with rescue on Canal Road near Bailey Road in Bay Point. Upon arrival, Engine 86 located the crash and requested additional units on scene, only to later cancel units as they reported the subject was deceased. According to […]

  • Firefighters Protect Structures in Response to Motor Home Fire on Bethel Island

    Firefighters Protect Structures in Response to Motor Home Fire on Bethel Island

    At 9:59 pm Thursday March 29,  East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a fully engulfed motor home on the 2500 block of Taylor Road on Bethel Island. Upon arrival, Engine 53 found the fully involved motorhome with an exposure threatened. A stetch line was used to protect the exposures […]

  • Bethel Island: Firefighters Battle Fully Involved Motor Home

    Bethel Island: Firefighters Battle Fully Involved Motor Home

    At around 1:30 pm Sunday, East Contra Costa firefighters responded to a motor home fire in the 3300 block of Stone Road on Bethel Island. The incident created a large cloud of black smoke that was visible from the City of Oakley. Upon arrival, firefighters located a 40-foot motor home fully involved, however, it was […]

  • Ironhouse Sanitary District Hosts Cooking Grease and CFL Bulb Recycling Day

    Ironhouse Sanitary District Hosts Cooking Grease and CFL Bulb Recycling Day

    Delicious meals bring families and friends together during the holidays but don’t let a clogged drain spoil your plans this holiday season. Cooking Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) down the drain (intentional or unintentional) can cause major sewage backups, clogs and overflows. Instead of pouring holiday cooking grease down the drain, bring it to Ironhouse […]

  • Bethel Island: Motorcyclist Airlifted to Local Hospital After Crash Involving Dog

    Bethel Island: Motorcyclist Airlifted to Local Hospital After Crash Involving Dog

    At 12:13 am Friday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a motorcyclist down in the 2200 block of Taylor Road on Bethel Island. Engine 53 arrived on scene and located a 53-year-old motorcyclist down in the street suffering from neck and back injuries. The call came in as a motorcyclist […]

  • Fire Destroys Bethel Island Home, Firefighters Save Neighboring Homes

    Fire Destroys Bethel Island Home, Firefighters Save Neighboring Homes

    At 10:16 pm Monday, East Contra Contra Costa Fire Protection District units were dispatched to Bethel Island in the 2500 block of Taylor Road on a report of a residential structure fire with a report of flames being observed through the roof. Upon arrival, Engine 53 observed a working fire with flames coming from a […]

  • Firefighters Battle Two Acre Fire on Bethel Island

    Firefighters Battle Two Acre Fire on Bethel Island

    At 7:18 pm Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to the 1440 block of Sugar Barge Road on Bethel Island for a report of a vegetation fire. Battalion Chief 5 was first on scene and located approximately 2 acres of vegetation on fire and reported several motor homes and mobile homes threatened. […]

  • Ironhouse Sanitary District’s Residential Recycled Water Fill Station Will Reopen on June 3

    Ironhouse Sanitary District’s Residential Recycled Water Fill Station Will Reopen on June 3

    Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) will reopen its Residential Recycled Water Fill Station beginning June 3. The Fill Station, open to all Oakley and Bethel Island residents as a free service, provides clean recycled water for outdoor irrigation use for backyard gardens, lawns and trees. History has shown that, despite the heavy rains this season, having enough […]

  • Mosquito Fogging Set for Oakley and Bethel Island Thursday Morning

    Mosquito Fogging Set for Oakley and Bethel Island Thursday Morning

    Due to the high numbers of mosquitoes in the area, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District will be fogging by truck-mounted, ultra-low volume sprayers to control adult mosquitoes. DATE:  Thursday, May 11, 2017 TIME: Between 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. The area to be treated is bordered on the north by Willow Road and Levee Road; […]

  • Bethel Island Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Child Molestation

    Bethel Island Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Child Molestation

    Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division have arrested 45-year-old Richard James Wasso of Bethel Island for attempted murder and numerous counts of child molestation. This follows an investigation that started late last month after a report about alleged acts of molestation of a minor was made to the Contra […]

  • April 27: Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County

    April 27: Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County

    Next month, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to join a Community Choice Energy program like Marin Clean Energy (MCE) or East Bay Community Energy (EBCE). This decision would affect county residents in unincorporated areas and would also serve as a model for cities like Oakley, Brentwood, Antioch, San Ramon and […]

  • ISD: Residents Could Face Fine for Illegally Draining Standing Water off Their Properties

    ISD: Residents Could Face Fine for Illegally Draining Standing Water off Their Properties

    Residents within the City of Oakley and Bethel Island could face a $1,000 fine and/or 30-days in jail for illegally pumping storm waters into sewer system said the Ironhouse Sanitary District on Monday. Here is the Press Release: Residents illegally draining standing water off their properties into the sewer system are creating havoc within the […]

  • Bethel Island: 1671 PG&E Customers Without Power

    Bethel Island: 1671 PG&E Customers Without Power

    According to PG&E, just after 4:23 pm Wednesday, a power outage is impacting 1671 customers in the area of Bethel Island and other parts of unincorporated areas. A PG&E crew has been assigned to the incident and no time has been provided as to when power will be restored. No further information was provided by […]

  • Bethel Island: Two Suffer Burns in Flash Fire, 1 Airlifted to UC Davis

    Bethel Island: Two Suffer Burns in Flash Fire, 1 Airlifted to UC Davis

    At 4:44 pm Saturday, East Contra Costa firefighters responded to a report of burn victims in the 4500 block of South Willow Road. Upon arrival, Engine 93 (Oakley) located two patients who were burned when the boat they were in had a flash fire. They say by the time they arrived on scene, the fire […]

  • Bethel Island: Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Death of 75-Year-Old Man

    Bethel Island: Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Death of 75-Year-Old Man

    On Sunday at about 7:44 AM, Conta Costa County Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a report of a shooting on the 4000 block of Stone Road in Bethel Island. According to Jimmy Lee, sheriff’s spokesperson, the caller stated that a person shot himself. Deputies arrived finding a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The fire department […]

  • Resident Sees Large Insurance Premium Increase Due to Poor ECCFPD Fire Coverage

    Resident Sees Large Insurance Premium Increase Due to Poor ECCFPD Fire Coverage

    For years, the members of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District have warned the public that insurance rates would increase if fire stations close. In response, many accused the Board of Directors of lying or fear mongering even after they the District has provided specific examples of District residents seeing increases on their insurance […]

  • Bethel Island: Man Shot by Girlfriend Airlifted to Local Hospital

    Bethel Island: Man Shot by Girlfriend Airlifted to Local Hospital

    At 6:44pm Saturday, a man on Bethel Island was reportedly shot in the abdomen and was airlifted to a local hospital. According to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, a 48-year-old man was accidentally shot by his girlfriend in the 3500 block of Gateway Road. Engine 93 (Oakley) arrived on scene and provided medical […]

  • Oakley: Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Suspected Houseboat Shooter After Hour-Long Search

    Oakley: Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Suspected Houseboat Shooter After Hour-Long Search

    At roughly 4:30pm Saturday, Contra Costa County Sheriffs deputies responded to Dutch Slough in Oakley after a shooting left one man shot in the arm on a houseboat. The Sheriffs deputies and Oakley Police responded where they immediately set up a perimeter and after about an hour-long search, located the suspect in a field a […]