Jun 27, 2014
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Police are asking residents of Richmond’s North & East neighborhood to be vigilant following a recent rash of car thefts.

Cars are being stolen in the middle of the night and reported to police in the morning, Officer John Lopez said at Wednesday’s North & East neighborhood meeting.

Lopez believes the theft spree is connected to another unfortunate trend: Cars stolen from Oakland are being dropped off in North & East and surrounding neighborhoods.

“To me…it’s probably a group guys doing this and going back and forth,” Lopez said.

Lopez encouraged residents to roll up their car windows, lock the doors and to report any suspicious people or activity in their neighborhoods.

“Vehicle theft is pretty much on the rise [all over town],” Lopez said. “There’s been a lot in North & East, so be very mindful of that.”


  1. I’m enjoying the Richmond Standard – good to read local news that’s not carried in the West County Times or SF Chronicle.

    One thought – I haven’t seem coverage of the El Sobrante valley. There’s a big part of Richmond – Carriage Hills, May Valley, etc. that has been over looked. There’s an active El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce (many members’ businesses are actually within Richmond city limits) an El Sobrante Rotary Club (meets in Richmond) beautiful new De Anza High School, etc.

    Susan McCloskey | Jun 28th, 2014

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.