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

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

Richmond police chief addresses uptick in crime, and whether Prop. 47 is a factor

A statement by Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus: Dear Community Members, We are seeing some increases in crime during this first quarter of 2015, compared to the same period of 2014, so I wanted to reach...
No injuries after mom loses control of car in Richmond, crashes into church playground

No injuries after mom loses control of car in Richmond, crashes into church playground

A mother was cited for being unlicensed and for not having her 7-year-old child in a safety seat after she lost control of her car on Saturday and crashed into a church playground in...
Victim of suspected hit-and-run incident in Richmond ID'd

Man killed during Richmond home invasion on Monday ID’d as Hercules resident

The victim of a fatal shooting Monday night that occurred during an apparent home invasion in Richmond has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as Peter Otten, 62, of Hercules. Otten was...

Update: Richmond commissioner says there will be no ‘police terror’ town hall April 27

Despite what this Facebook invite claims, the Richmond Human Rights and Human Relations Commission (HRHRC) will not be hosting a town hall on April 27 encouraging residents to testify about their "experiences of police...
El Cerrito police say woman gave sister's name upon arrest

El Cerrito police still searching for groper, but successfully bust alleged public masturbator

El Cerrito police responded last week to two rather indecent reports, including the groping of a woman along the BART path and a separate incident involving a man who masturbated in public. On Friday about...

Man shot multiple times in Hilltop area Friday afternoon

A man was shot multiple times in Richmond this afternoon, police said. The shooting was reported about 2:45 p.m.  in the 3000 block of Groom Drive (location on the map below). A resident in the area...
Two local residents charged in connection with three Richmond shootings that injured three last weekend

Richmond police, CHP to step up enforcement of distracted drivers this month

You better put your phone away while driving, as law enforcement agencies across the state, including in Richmond, will be stepping up enforcement of distracted driving this month. In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness...
Richmond police investigating two homicides since Friday

Richmond police investigating two homicides since Friday

Richmond police are busy investigating two recent homicides, including the shooting of a 62-year-old man during a home invasion Monday night and the possible strangling of a homeless woman found on Friday morning. The 62-year-old...
Victim of suspected hit-and-run incident in Richmond ID'd

Victim of shooting in Richmond Wednesday becomes suspect at hospital

A man who was shot in the foot near his Richmond home Wednesday night was treated at Kaiser Richmond and released the same night, but ended up in jail along with three others in...
Victim of suspected hit-and-run incident in Richmond ID'd

Richmond police detain mentally disturbed man, seize multiple weapons at his home

A mentally ill Richmond man was taken into custody Thursday, and a half-dozen weapons were seized at his home, after a local pastor alerted authorities about his disturbing text messages, police said. Officers responded to...

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New pizza eatery augments El Sobrante's diversity

New pizza eatery augments El Sobrante’s diversity

During frequent drives to the Sikh temple in El Sobrante over the last 18 years, Navneet Sandhu said he marveled at the...

Community meeting to discuss ideas to improve Stege Elementary

Help West Contra Costa Unified School District "re-imagine" Richmond's Stege Elementary. Families are asked to join the district's Board...
Dr. Mayra Padilla of Contra Costa College (photo above) about the importance of college and life experiences. Padilla received her PhD in Neuroscience from U.C. Berkeley and was a lead researcher at Stanford for a time before becoming an educator.

Apply now for Chevron’s Somos Employee Network college scholarship

For an 11th consecutive year, the Somos Employee Network at Chevron Richmond is offering $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors.