Monday, October 21, 2019

Crime

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

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

Richmond police chief says ‘bogus’ lawsuit accuses him of making sexual advances on ex-employee

Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus says a former male employee who was terminated has accused him in a lawsuit of making sexual advances toward the employee in the past. Magnus, who is openly gay and...
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...

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San Pablo maintenance worker recognized for enthusiasm, dedication

A positive attitude goes a long way. Erick Guzman, described as a highly approachable and dedicated maintenance worker for the City of San Pablo, has...

Your guide to Richmond-area Halloween events

Richmond's smallest goblins and superheros will be out in full force in the coming days, in many cases hurling threats of mischief (also known...
Five people displaced in two-alarm fire on S. 47th Street

BART employee hospitalized after fire spreads to Richmond maintenance yard

A BART employee was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation after a fire that apparently originated at a homeless encampment on the Union Pacific right-of-way...