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Crime

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

Richmond crime reduction strategy appears in syndicated ‘weird news’ column

A Richmond Police Department crime prevention strategy that pays former criminals to stay out of trouble has been called everything from clever to controversial. But recently, the program that has gained national attention --...
Victim of suspected hit-and-run incident in Richmond ID'd

27-year-old victim of shooting on 20th Street in Richmond taken off life support

Travis David Diaz, 27, the victim of a shooting in the 100 block of 20th Street early Monday, was taken off life support Tuesday afternoon, police said. Homicide detectives are searching for the killer who...
Victim of suspected hit-and-run incident in Richmond ID'd

27-year-old man not expected to survive shooting in Richmond Sunday

A 27-year-old man was in grave condition Sunday after being shot in the 100 block of 20th Street in Richmond, police said. The victim was found suffering from a bullet wound to the head after...

Half-dozen vehicles stolen in five days in East Richmond area

A half-dozen auto thefts were reported from May 29 through Tuesday in the East Richmond area, according to police data provided by Owen Martin, president of the Richmond Heights Neighborhood Council. The car theft uptick...
El Sobrante pimp gets five years, eight months in state prison for Orange County trafficking case

El Sobrante pimp gets five years, eight months in state prison for Orange County...

As expected, El Sobrante pimp Laton Lateef Belle was sentenced in an Orange County courtroom this week to five years and eight months in state prison after pleading guilty last month to one felony...
Victim of suspected hit-and-run incident in Richmond ID'd

Suspect in April Hilltop shooting arrested following bank heist in San Rafael Tuesday

The suspect in a shooting on Groom Drive in the Hilltop area earlier this year was arrested following an armed robbery of a bank in San Rafael on Tuesday, police said. John Williams, 36, was...

Suspect charged in connection with Monday fatal shooting in Richmond

The suspect arrested for allegedly fatally shooting 24-year-old Robert Fitch in Richmond on Monday has been formally charged with the killing, police said. The case was presented Wednesday to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's...

14-year-old San Pablo boy leads police on wild pursuit following hit-and-run crash in stolen...

A 14-year-old boy from San Pablo is facing more than a grounding from his parents after leading police on a wild pursuit in a stolen car Monday afternoon that began with a hit-and-run crash...
Gioia: Mark your calendars for massive youth summit at Craneway Pavilion on May 17

Community invited to grand opening of Family Justice Center in Richmond Thursday

By Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, West County's new Family Justice Center has a permanent home (the photo above is from its groundbreaking ceremony in 2013). I hope you'll join me at the center's...
Man suing city over bite by Richmond police dog

Gambling suspect’s odds of escape diminished by adorable Richmond police dog

One of two gun-carrying suspects who fled a suspected illegal gambling game on the Richmond Greenway Saturday refused to come out of hiding until a police dog named Odin got involved, police said Monday. That's...

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After Salute's closure, Thanksgiving charity event headed to GRIP

After Salute’s closure, Thanksgiving charity event headed to GRIP

The closure of Salute e Vita Ristorante in Marina Bay has not stopped charitable restaurateur Menbere Aklilu from wanting to continue her Thanksgiving tradition...

Where to get your turkey on around town

Thanksgiving is a-comin’ and with each passing nanosecond, the anticipation is growing for the great American feast. The Rich Life checked out some options available...
Richmond police investigate hit-and-run at Esmond/24th

Richmond police investigate hit-and-run at Esmond/24th

Richmond police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred Wednesday morning. At 9:11 a.m., officers responded to a roll-over collision at 24th Street and Esmond...