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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 man arrested in Nevada in connection with ‘major identity theft case’

A Richmond man was arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol last weekend in connection with a "major identity theft case," the Elko Daily Free Press reported. Tyres Dudley, 33, was one of four Northern Californians...
Victim of suspected hit-and-run incident in Richmond ID'd

Deadly crash following police pursuit in Richmond

A driver who had been fleeing Richmond police on Saturday night crashed into another vehicle at 24th Street and Gaynor Avenue, killing a passenger in the second car and critically injuring two others, according...
Hipster burglars carried loot from Parchester Village heist in Hello Kitty backpack

Hipster burglars carry loot from Parchester Village heist in Hello Kitty backpack

One of three burglars who allegedly robbed a home in Parchester Village last week was caught while attempting to flee with a Hello Kitty backpack filled with loot, police said. The burglary occurred about 2...
Richmond police seize look-alike gun from 12-year-old robbery suspect

Richmond police seize look-alike gun from 12-year-old robbery suspect

A 12-year-old robbery suspect had a BB gun that was painted black to look like a real gun tucked in his waistband when police stopped him for riding his bicycle in an unsafe manner...
Black Lives Matter image hurts Chief Magnus' job prospects in Tucson

Richmond’s progressive police chief not progressive enough for RPA

Richmond police chief Chris Magnus has gained national attention for a progressive, community-participation brand of policing that’s credited with increasing the department's transparency while reducing the city's crime rate. But members of the Richmond Progressive...
Richmond police encouraging community to join Ceasefire walk Friday at Nevin Park

Richmond police encouraging community to join Ceasefire walk Friday at Nevin Park

The Richmond Police Department is encouraging community members to take a break from work Friday and head down to Nevin Park for a Ceasefire walk, a response to gun violence in the city. Clergy, residents...
Richmond police seize more than $200,000 worth of meth and heroine after traffic stop

Richmond police seize more than $200,000 worth of meth and heroin after traffic stop

Richmond police seized 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine and three ounces of heroin last week -- amounting to more than $200,000 worth of drugs -- following a traffic stop, police said. The major bust occurred following...
Resident finds bag with loaded rifle in Crescent Park dumpster area; turns it into police

Resident finds bag with loaded rifle in Crescent Park dumpster area, turns it into...

A Richmond resident found a bag in the dumpster area within the Crescent Park apartment complex last week and immediately turned it into police, as it contained a loaded Ruger Mini 14, a .223...
Toddler discovered walking alone on Ohio Avenue in Richmond

Ex-Richmond cop claims his rejection of chief’s sexual advances led to firing

The Contra Costa Times reported new details Monday regarding allegations that Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus made sexual advances on a former employee. We first learned about the case over the weekend, when Chief Magnus...
Bicyclists injured in Richmond collisions Monday were riding illegally, police say

Bicyclists injured in Richmond collisions Monday were riding illegally, police say

Three people who were riding bicycles illegally in Richmond on Monday were struck by vehicles in two separate incidents that occurred within 90 minutes, police told the Contra Costa Times. In one incident about 5:45...

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Fugitive Convicted of Cold-Case Richmond Homicide From 1983

Sherill Lynn Smothers, a 56-year-old resident of Granite Bay, was found guilty of a cold-case murder in Richmond from 1983 this morning after skipping...

Mocha Moms’ Meetups Empower West County Women

By Kathy Chouteau What do you get when you mix moms, meetups and multicultural empowerment? The West Contra Costa Mocha Moms group, that’s what. The Rich...
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Chevron Stations Inc. hosting weekly pop-up hiring events in Richmond

Chevron Stations Inc. is hosting a series of pop-up hiring events at various stores in the region, including two in Richmond. The pop-up hiring events...