Monday, October 14, 2019

Crime

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

Lyft driver escapes armed kidnapper

A man has been charged with kidnapping a Lyft driver at gunpoint, but his plan was foiled by an apparent need for snacks, according to Richmond police. The incident unfolded on Thursday, Sept. 12 at...

Contra Costa DA establishes Human Trafficking Hotline

Contra Costa County residents can now call a Human Trafficking Hotline to report incidents. Those with any information regarding acts or suspicions of forced or coerced commercial sex and labor are encouraged to call (925)...

San Pablo PD bulletin leads to arrest of homicide suspects

A community bulletin posted by the San Pablo Police Department led to the arrest of two homicide suspects in connection with the 2015 killing of Deon Ward. On Monday, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s...
Legal professionals needed for county's high school mock trial program

Advocates call for county moratorium on certain criminal justice fees

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to consider a moratorium on imposing certain criminal justice fees. Rubicon Programs, an East Bay organization that works to provide pathways out of poverty...

Former NFL player fatally shot at his grandmother’s house in Richmond

As a stunned community mourns, police are investigating the fatal shooting of a former NFL player at his grandmother's home in Richmond on Wednesday. Terrell Roberts, 38, who played defensive back with the Cincinnati Bengals...
Richmond High set to open pathway program for recent immigrant students

Richmond High teachers issue statement in wake of charges against colleague

Teachers at Richmond High released a statement Thursday in the wake of sex crime charges against one of their colleagues.   Israel Ayala Lopez, 26, the school’s P.E. teacher since 2017, was arrested last week and...
De Anza High senior launches toy drive

16-year-old arrested for threats against De Anza High students, staff

A 16-year-old student was arrested on suspicion of threatening to stab and attempt to kill multiple students and staff members at De Anza High School, police said. On Sunday night, an off-duty Richmond police school...
he vehicle fled the scene and has yet to be be located.

Bicyclist shot, injured in targeted Parchester Village shooting

A person was shot and injured while riding a bicycle in the Parchester Village neighborhood of Richmond early Sunday, police said. Officers responded to the shooting at 12:21 a.m. in the 4500 block of Jenkins...
he vehicle fled the scene and has yet to be be located.

Richmond High teacher charged with unlawful sex with student

A Richmond High physical education teacher has been charged by prosecutors with multiple sex crimes related to an alleged sexual relationship with an underage student, police said today. Israel Ayala Lopez, 26, the school's P.E....
Driver flees after fatally striking pedestrian at 20th and Barrett

Richmond High teacher arrested over relationship with underage student

A Richmond High teacher was arrested Monday night on suspicion of having an inappropriate relationship with an underage student, police said. The Richmond Police Department is not releasing many details about the active, ongoing investigation,...

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Richmond teen chosen to promote organ donation on Rose Parade float

When the 131st Rose Parade sets off in Pasadena on Jan. 1, 2020, a Richmond teen will be making a worldwide impact while riding...
RPD: Man fatally on 5th St. early Sunday

RPD: Man fatally shot on 5th Street early Sunday

Richmond police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 100 block of 5th Street, between Chanslor and Bissell avenues, early Sunday. At 1:16...

2207 numbers among Richmond’s top take-out spots

By Kathy Chouteau A block away from the hustle & bustle of 23rd Street lies Richmond’s hottest new takeout joint, known simply by its ultra-chic,...