Oct 30, 2014

Hundreds of law enforcement officers carried out search warrants in several East Bay cities this week and arrested 31 people as part of a crackdown on gang activity in North Richmond, according to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff.

In the latest operation Wednesday, nearly 200 local and federal law enforcement officers carried out search warrants in North Richmond, Richmond, Hercules, San Pablo, Vallejo and Fairfield.

Along with the arrests, an undisclosed amount of weapons and drugs were seized. Identities of those arrested have not been released.

“This investigation targeted known locations of drug and gang activity,” Contra Costa Sheriff David O. Livingston said in a statement, adding the goal was to “curb violence and enhance public safety in North Richmond.”

The operations come in the wake of two shootings in North Richmond on Oct. 23 that injured three people.

Along with the sheriff’s office, participating agencies included the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office, Richmond Police Department, San Pablo Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service.

These photos of the operation were provided by the Office of the Sheriff:



  1. Thanks folks for making the Iron Triangle area more safe.

    Chris Gormley | Nov 1st, 2014
  2. I guess freedom of speech, if not approved by white folks, is not published. Racism is still alive in Richmond.

    Nicole Williams | Nov 13th, 2014
  3. Especially in the police force they are the new K.K.K.

    Natasha rolling | Aug 27th, 2015

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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.