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Richmond man sentenced to prison for tax return scam

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A Richmond man was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday for filing more than 200 fraudulent income tax returns with the IRS, according to the U.S. Attorney Attorney's Office, Northern District of...
Vigil set for slain Richmond grandfather

Vigil set for slain Richmond grandfather

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A vigil is set to be held Wednesday for a 56-year-old father of three and grandfather of four who was reportedly struck by a stray bullet while getting mail outside his home on Tuesday,...
Woman, 20, charged with attack on students in El Cerrito High bathroom

El Cerrito police ID online bomb threat suspect

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El Cerrito police reported today that they identified the juvenile suspect responsible for a bomb threat posted to social media on May 1 that led to the evacuation of El Cerrito High. The threat led...
Richmond police chief briefs city leaders on spate of shootings

Richmond police chief briefs city leaders on spate of shootings

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Richmond police Chief Allwyn Brown sent a briefing to City Manager Carlos Martinez, Mayor Tom Butt and city councilmembers on the spate of shootings that's occurred in Richmond in recent days. This briefing was...
Richmond police investigate fatal shooting on Chanslor Avenue

Richmond police investigate fatal shooting on Chanslor Avenue

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Richmond police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 1600 block of Chanslor Avenue tonight, police said. Officers responded to a Shotspotter gun detection system activation at about 5:05 p.m. When the arrived at the...
DA Becton applauds Gov. Newsom’s signing of Safer Streets for All Act

Contra Costa County adopts youth restorative justice program

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The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will soon implement a restorative justice diversion program for youth, becoming the fourth county in the state to adopt such a program. The diversion program will allow the...
Have you seen it? Resident's special needs handcycle stolen

Have you seen it? Resident’s special needs handcycle stolen

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A Richmond paraplegic's special needs handcycle was stolen from his porch over the weekend, and an effort is underway to either recover the expensive bike or raise funds for a new one. The Lasher Sports...

Richmond man pleads guilty to pimping

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A Richmond man pleaded guilty to pimping last week and agreed to accept a sentence of three years in state prison in connection with an investigation that followed an arrest last year on 23rd...

Three shootings within 90 minutes in Richmond

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Richmond police are investigating three shootings that occurred within 90 minutes late Sunday night. The shootings resulted in four people being transported to the hospital, Richmond police Lt. Matthew Sonebraker said.   At 11:43 p.m., police responded...
Prologis seeks input on future of Hilltop Mall property

3 sought in organized retail theft at Hilltop Mall shoe store

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Richmond police are searching for three suspects who stole 55 pieces of merchandise valued at $1,600 from a Hilltop Mall shoe store Saturday. The incident occurred at 7:44 p.m. in the mall in the 2100...

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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...