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San Pablo man charged with murdering wife and mother-in-law

San Pablo man charged with murdering wife and mother-in-law

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A San Pablo man was arrested last week on charges of murdering his wife and her mother, who went missing last fall. On Monday, Phuc Vo, 40, was charged with two counts of murder with...
Suspect arrested within minutes of Richmond bank robbery

Suspect arrested within minutes of Richmond bank robbery

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A man suspected of robbing the Wells Fargo Bank in the 4300 block of Macdonald Avenue (near Target) was arrested just five minutes after the crime thanks to an observant police sergeant. The bank robbery...
SWAT team assists in arrest of suspected shooter in San Pablo

CHP investigates shooting on I-80 near San Pablo Dam Road

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  CHP detectives are investigating a shooting on westbound I-80 near the San Pablo Dam Road offramp that injured one person at about 2:30 p.m. Monday. The victim was reportedly not struck by gunfire but rather...
Richmond police release details fatal officer-involved shooting

Richmond police release details on fatal officer-involved shooting

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By Mike Kinney  An officer-involved shooting in Point Richmond on Wednesday, June 28 was connected to an investigation into two separate incidents in previous days during which a resident of the home reportedly brandished a...
SWAT team assists in arrest of suspected shooter in San Pablo

Teen rescued from alleged human trafficker in San Pablo

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A 16-year-old victim of human trafficking was rescued after police located her at a San Pablo home, police said. On Wednesday, March 8, Pinole police received a report that the teenage runaway from San Mateo...
SWAT team assists in arrest of suspected shooter in San Pablo

Arrest made in strong arm robbery at Hercules gas station

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A suspect who robbed a patron of a Hercules gas station on Monday was later located and arrested in front of Hercules High School, police said. The incident occurred Monday when the gas station patron...
SWAT team assists in arrest of suspected shooter in San Pablo

Driver who caused fatal crash on I-580 previously rammed truck into Tobacco Outlet

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The driver who caused a fatal crash on I-580 Tuesday was fleeing police and was suspected of ramming a pickup truck into a Tobacco Outlet in El Cerrito earlier in the morning. The incident unfolded...
Two men arrested in armed robbery of $45K Rolex in San Pablo

Two men arrested in armed robbery of $45K Rolex in San Pablo

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San Pablo police used video surveillance cameras in and around San Pablo Towne Center to identify and arrest two suspects in connection with an armed robbery of a $45,000 Rolex. At 4:19 p.m. on Monday,...
SWAT team assists in arrest of suspected shooter in San Pablo

Woman charged with murder after striking pedestrian with car in San Pablo

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A 39-year-old woman is accused of intentionally striking and killing a woman with her car in San Pablo earlier this month. During the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 8, 39-year-old Dene Blakely allegedly confronted a 60-year-old...
San Pablo police detail probe into prolific mail thieves

San Pablo police detail probe into prolific mail thieves

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With the help of city surveillance cameras, the San Pablo Police Department identified and arrested three suspected mail thieves who allegedly used a forged USPS master's key to break into numerous mailboxes swiftly. One of...

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12 speeding citations in less than two hours on 23rd Street

12 speeding citations in less than two hours on 23rd Street

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A Richmond Police Department traffic enforcement operation on 23rd Street on Wednesday, April 17, yielded 12 speeding citations in less than two hours. The operations...
Richmond residents encouraged to participate in revamp of high school campuses

Two-story classroom buildings planned for high school campuses

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Richmond City Manager Sasha Curl encourages community members to participate in the ongoing effort to redesign the Kennedy High School and Richmond High School...
PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKLY OVERVIEW: APRIL 8 – 14, 2024 Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Please note that activity shared in these segments are provided only as an overview, and do not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift. 4/8 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE-RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3579 4/10 – TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION Officers conducted a traffic enforcement operation along the 23rd St corridor to address various issues such as speeding and pedestrian safety. The operation yielded 24 citations: 19 for speed, 2 for unsafe lane changes, 1 red light, 1 not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk, and 1 not yielding to an ambulance 4/10 – GRAND THEFT Officers responded to Stenmark Dr for a report of wire theft. Witnesses saw two subjects cutting wires and attempted to contact the subjects, but fled on foot. With the use of a drone (UAS), Officers located the two suspects near Point Molate Beach. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspects revealed several Sawzall blades and a small amount of narcotics. Both suspects were booked into RPD jail. #3611 4/11 - MISC INFORMATION Officers responded to the 700 block of Amador St for a report of an unknown issue. Upon arrival, officers located a subject laying on the grass, unconscious and not breathing. Officers began life saving measures and administered Narcan, AMR arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. The subject regained consciousness a few moments later and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. #3663 4/12 – ARMED ROBBERY Officers responded to the area of S. 23rd St & Ohio Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim was driving when two suspect vehicles blocked the victim’s roadway and two suspects ordered the victim to exit his vehicle while brandishing firearms. The suspects removed cash from the victim’s pockets and fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. 4/14 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3707 4/14 – FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM/ EVADE POLICE Officers on patrol saw a vehicle driven by a suspect who had outstanding warrants and was believed to be armed. Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop but the suspect failed to yield. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Highway 4 and Pine St in Martinez where the suspect’s vehicle became disabled after colliding with another vehicle. All occupants attempted to flee on foot after the collision but were quickly taken into custody. During the pursuit, officers saw what appeared to be a firearm being discarded from the suspect vehicle, officers searched the area and located the discarded firearm with the assistance of a police K-9. #3731

Richmond police use drone to bust suspected wire thieves

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Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Note that activity shared in these segments...