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Crime

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

Victim of suspected hit-and-run incident in Richmond ID'd

Police warn about robbery series in Richmond; $25,000 reward offered for help in catching...

Richmond police are investigating a robbery series during the past several weeks committed by several men in their early 20s or 30s who wear dark clothing to obscure their faces, police said. "Victims have been...
Two arrests in San Pablo highway shooting

Two arrests in San Pablo highway shooting

A Richmond resident was one of two suspects arrested Thursday in connection with a shooting last month on westbound Interstate Highway 80 that caused no injuries, but sent a bullet through a driver's jacket...
Two local residents charged in connection with three Richmond shootings that injured three last weekend

Locals connected to three Richmond shootings last weekend, one involving cops

Two locals have been charged in connection with a string of violence in Richmond last weekend that included a pair of gang-related shootings injuring three people, as well as a third incident during which...
Contra Costa Superior Court to restore some hours and services

Richmond aiming to implement community court system before year’s end

Richmond is working to implement a community court system by year's end to handle low-level misdemeanor cases and infractions, hoping the system will be a cost-effective way to more wholly resolve neighborhood conflicts. On Tuesday,...
Neighbors, relatives express doubts that Richmond man forced woman to live in closet as 'sex slave'

Neighbors, relatives express doubts that Richmond man forced woman to live in closet as...

Relatives and neighbors of the Richmond man accused of luring a woman from Nicaragua and forcing her to live in a closet in the Iron Triangle neighborhood have "described a far different relationship from...
Authorities searching for Fairfield murder suspect who is known to frequent Richmond

Authorities searching for Fairfield murder suspect who is known to frequent Richmond

The Fairfield Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Timothy James Mitchell III, who is suspected in connection with a murder in its city last year. Mitchell, known...

Suspect in fatal stabbing of Lakota Brightman arrested in Richmond Tuesday night

The suspect in the fatal stabbing of 45-year-old Lakota Brightman in Richmond on Friday night was arrested Tuesday evening at the Sea Horse Motel at 909 Cutting Blvd., police said. Mark Nelson is suspected of...
Neighbors, relatives express doubts that Richmond man forced woman to live in closet as 'sex slave'

Richmond man accused of forcing woman to live in closet in Iron Triangle residence

A Richmond man forced a woman to live in a closet in an Iron Triangle home and abused her daily for about a year before his recent arrest, police said Tuesday. Detectives working out of...
23rd Street fight turns fatal

45-year-old man fatally stabbed following argument in Richmond Friday

Lakota Brightman, 45, has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing in Richmond Friday. Brightman was described Monday in the Contra Costa Times as a veteran of the Afghanistan war and the son...

‘Real Richmond Vs. Everybody’ album available on iTunes

On the same week gun violence rocked Richmond, an album featuring various local hip hop artists was released on iTunes July 13 as part of an effort to unify long-warring factions of the city. “Real...

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North Richmond market mural takes shape

By Mike Kinney The mural at Rancho Market & Deli at 500 Market Ave. is coming along. The community banded together to clean up and beautify...
San Pablo police arrest robbery suspect with 'questionable choice of fashion'

San Pablo police arrest robbery suspect with ‘questionable’ fashion choice

San Pablo police arrested a suspected armed robber due to his "questionable choice of fashion" about 3 p.m. Saturday. The suspect was wearing very recognizable...

Richmond Promise hiring 10 college interns

The Richmond Promise College Scholarship program is hiring 10 College Summer Associates through Americorps VISTA. The paid interns will develop their leadership, teamwork and project...