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View the latest crime news from Richmond, California including breaking news and updates to any older crime news stories.

Suspect ID’d in high-profile double-homicide that killed Richmond man

A suspect has been identified in a 2012 double-homicide in Oregon that claimed the life of 32-year-old Richmond resident Everardo Mendez-Ceja and led to a large-scale drug bust known as Operation Trojan Horse. A trial...
Alleged dumper tells Richmond police he was picking up trash at 3 a.m.

Alleged dumper in Richmond claimed to be picking up trash at 3 a.m.

Richmond police had a hard time believing an alleged illegal dumper who claimed to be picking up trash -- rather than dumping it -- at 3 a.m. earlier this month. The incident unfolded Jan. 12,...
Hilltop resident with illegal marijuana grow shot during home invasion

Hilltop resident with illegal marijuana grow shot during home invasion

A Hilltop resident was injured in a shooting early Wednesday after confronting an intruder who had disassembled one of his home's security cameras, police said. Richmond police officers responded after hearing gunshots near Atlas Road...
Pinole Middle student arrested for handgun on campus

Pinole Middle School student arrested for handgun on campus

A student at Pinole Middle School was arrested earlier today after allegedly possessing a handgun at school. Just before 11 a.m., students told a teacher at the school at 1575 Mann Drive that they saw...
Vallejo man arrested following Tuesday police pursuit on I-80

Novato man charged with fatal double-shooting near 2nd and Ohio

A Novato man has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with a double shooting in Richmond last week that led to the death of 21-year-old Frankie Martinez, authorities said. Prosecutors say Martin...
Vallejo man arrested following Tuesday police pursuit on I-80

Suspect in North Richmond murder arrested in Mexico

A suspect in the murder of 23-year-old Isela Moreno in North Richmond on Thanksgiving Day in 2015 was detained in Mexico last month, according to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Guillermo Sanchez,...
Vallejo man arrested following Tuesday police pursuit on I-80

Man killed in Richmond shooting Thursday ID’d

​The victim who died in a double shooting in the area of Ohio Avenue and 2nd Street on Thursday has been identified as 21-year-old Frankie Martinez of Richmond, according to the Contra Costa County...
Retired San Pablo police dog to be sold to longtime handler for $1

Retired San Pablo police dog to be sold to longtime handler for $1

A priceless San Pablo police canine is about to be sold for just $1 – and we’re betting it has made him the happiest pooch in the East Bay. The veteran police dog, named Shadow,...
Vallejo man arrested following Tuesday police pursuit on I-80

One killed, another injured in shooting at Ohio and 2nd

A man was killed and another man was seriously wounded in a shooting in the area of Ohio Avenue and 2nd Street on Thursday, an incident that led to a suspect barricading himself in...

No shots fired after 14-year-old reaches for gun in front of police

Richmond police are praising the composure of two officers during a tense incident with a 14-year-old boy who reached into his waistband for a firearm on Friday. The incident unfolded about 8:30 a.m., when Officer...

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Contra Costa Clean Slate Day to be held at Richmond church April 8

Contra Costa Clean Slate Day to be held at Richmond church April 8

Residents wanting to learn how they can reduce a felony conviction to a misdemeanor or have their misdemeanor and felony convictions expunged should attend...
Bay Area Rescue Mission's 22nd golf tourney fundraiser set for May 8

Bay Area Rescue Mission’s 22nd golf tourney fundraiser set for May 8

The 22nd Annual New Life Golf Tournament, an important fundraiser for the Bay Area Rescue Mission, a Richmond-based homeless services and resource center, is...
Local students attend Golden State Warriors’ anti-bullying event

Local students attend Golden State Warriors’ anti-bullying event

Christopher Dolan, a seventh-grader at Pinole Middle School, knows very well what it means to be a peaceful warrior. "A peaceful warrior is someone that...