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Recent Crime News
Yesterday | via The Reporter
Despite a robbery victim's testimony that a Richmond man violently robbed her in Fairfield parking lot in June, a Solano County Superior Court jury Wednesday rejected those claims and acquitted him of a felony charge. Alonzo T. Washington, 27, was found not guilty of second-degree robbery following a week long jury trial during which his identification as the assailant was put into question. Comment?
Wednesday | via Contra Costa Times
Tools were stolen after a hole was cut in the wall of a home under construction at 2325 Carquinez Ave. overnight. THEFT FROM VEHICLE -- An unlocked car in the 7800 block of Potrero Avenue was ransacked overnight but no property loss was reported. Comment?
Tuesday | via Inside Bay Area
A 21-year-old Richmond man is in county jail after East Bay Regional Park District police arrested him Sunday in connection with at least one of a series of attacks on Wildcat Canyon Regional Park visitors, authorities said. Police said they made the arrest around 8 p.m. Sunday after a woman hiking the Wildcat Trail on the park's western edge was shot in the forehead with a BB gun. Comment?
Tuesday | via The Reporter
The defense attorney for a Richmond man accused of a violent parking lot robbery in June told a Solano County Superior Court jury Tuesday that prosecutors charged the wrong guy. Alonzo T. Washington is charged with second-degree robbery with an enhancement for causing great bodily injury in connection with an attack on a woman who had just exited the JCPenney at the Solano Town Center on June 11. The victim, 68-year-old Janet D. Blythe, was robbed of a briefcase she had slung over her shoulder containing a laptop computer, more than $1,000 in cash and other items including her wallet and keys. Comment?
Saturday Oct 3 | via Patch.com
Anyone with information about the alleged killing is being asked to get in touch with Richmond police at 620-6860. Police arrested a suspect in Richmond today they believe is responsible for the killing of a person found wrapped in plastic on a West Oakland street Tuesday morning, police said. Comment?
Friday Oct 2 | via San Jose Mercury News
A 36-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of killing an acquaintance in Richmond who was later found wrapped in plastic on a West Oakland street. Police arrested Seth Sears on suspicion of murder during a car stop in his hometown of Richmond on Friday. Comment?
Friday Oct 2 | via The Reporter
Fingerprint analysis and the reliability, or lack thereof, of witness identification were the focus of testimony Thursday in Solano County Superior Court in the trial for a Richmond man accused of a violent robbery. Richmond resident, Alonzo T. Washington, 27, has been the focus of a jury trial in which Solano County prosecutors allege he is responsible for a June 11 briefcase snatching outside of the Solano Town Center shopping mall. Comment?
Thursday Oct 1 | via Contra Costa Times
An elderly man who was reported missing at 8 p.m. when he didn't return to a residential care facility in the 3200 block of Carlson Boulevard was later located by an officer in a nearby shopping center. WARRANT -- A Richmond man, 48, was arrested on a warrant during a 12:20 a.m. traffic stop on San Pablo Avenue at Moeser Lane. Comment?
Monday Sep 28 | via Berryessa Sun
Saratoga Avenue and Quito Road, 3:14 a.m. Sept. 15 A person driving a stolen vehicle was pulled over, determined to be unlicensed, in possession of a controlled substance and personal information for someone else. Comment?
Friday Sep 25 | via San Jose Mercury News
A Contra Costa jury on Friday afternoon returned verdicts in the murder trial of three Richmond residents, finding two guilty on all charges and acquitting one on all charges. Kevin Vilayngeun, 35, and Brittany Bernard, 27, were convicted of first-degree murder for their role in luring Rodell Sarmiento from a San Pablo casino to a nearby residential street, where he was fatally shot when an attempted robbery went bad. Comment?
Friday Sep 25 | via Inside Bay Area
A Contra Costa jury on Friday afternoon returned verdicts in the monthlong murder trial of three Richmond residents, finding two guilty on all counts, including first-degree murder, and acquitting one of all charges. Kevin Vilayngeun, 35, and Brittany Bernard, 27, were convicted of first-degree murder for their role in luring Rodel Sarmiento from a San Pablo casino to a nearby residential street where the victim was fatally shot when an attempted robbery went bad. Comment?
Thursday Sep 24 | via Inside Bay Area
Authorities captured and arrested a burglary suspect in a Pinole neighborhood Wednesday afternoon after blocking off streets and briefly placing nearby school campuses on lockdown. "The streets are open and the lockdowns are lifted," said Pinole police administrative assistant Beth Bartke. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 22 | via USA Today
In a town that once had one of the highest per capita homicide rates in the nation, Capt. Bisa French can't find any law-breakers. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 22 | via CBC News
An empty warehouse in Richmond, California. Richmond was once named the sixth most dangerous city in America. Comment?
Monday Sep 21 | via KRON 4
A 17 year-old boy has confessed to sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl at Miller Knox Regional Park near Point Richmond. But the delayed response by police to the attack is being questioned. Comment?
Monday Sep 21 | via Patch.com
Richmond police arrested a 26-year-old man allegedly responsible for a shooting that occurred on Sunday afternoon at a local market, a police lieutenant said. Officer Marshall Pagaling responded at 12:05 p.m. to reports of shots fired in Bayview Mart at 1025 S. 47th St., according to Richmond police Lt. Comment?
Sunday Sep 20 | via Contra Costa Times
Richmond and East Bay Regional Park police were evaluating why officers needed an extraordinary amount of time to respond to a sexual assault involving a 14-year-old girl near the Point Richmond shoreline, officials said Sunday. The alleged rape occurred Friday on the shoreline at Miller/Knox Regional Park near Point Richmond, and police on Saturday arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of sexual assault. Comment?
Saturday Sep 19 | via San Jose Mercury News
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on sexual assault related charges for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl near the Point Richmond shoreline, officials said Saturday. Police from the East Bay Regional Park District, which maintains and patrols the park, were called at 12:50 p.m. by a person reporting the girl was sexually assaulted and found partially clothed near the shoreline, according to park district spokeswoman Carolyn Jones. Comment?
Friday Sep 18 | via Patch.com
A 30-year-old resident of Richmond and Hercules, is suspected of tossing a rock at an officer's car at 6:40 p.m. Thursday. A man was arrested for allegedly striking an El Cerrito police officer's patrol vehicle with a large rock Thursday, police said. Comment?
Friday Sep 18 | via Inside Bay Area
Charlie Rollins holds a funeral program as friends and family members of Richard Perez III take part in a rally at Nicholl Park in Richmond on Sept. 20, 2014. Comment?
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