Terrell Ruben, 42, became the third person shot and killed in an attempted burglary in Richmond this year. A Richmond homeowner shot Ruben in the chest after he discovered Ruben and another man attempting to steal property from his backyard last Saturday.
The Richmond Police Department knows thieves are on the prowl during the holiday season, and held its annual Holiday Safety Event last Saturday to help residents be prepared.
Isaac Lappert, 24, has been making and serving ice cream since he was six. In the last year, he has been making and selling medicated ice cream from his business Cannabis Creamery.
A wave of gun violence in Richmond and North Richmond killed two people – including a 16-year-old boy – and left seven others injured in shootings spread across six different locations.
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Richmond homicides have plummeted almost 70 percent over the last decade, and recent police data shows that the downward trend continues, with 12 homicides this year, the lowest in over three decades. Police and city officials credit community cooperation and outreach programs designed to help likely offenders.
The arrests and seizures were part of Operation Road Trip, a multi-agency, years-long effort led by California Department of Justice task forces, as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the Richmond Police Department.
Magnus was invited by federal officials to “look at protocols, procedures, training and supervision,” will return to Ferguson next month to help complete a report on what the local police can do to reduce deadly force and avoid crises in the future.
Local non-profit organization Pogo Park and the Richmond Police Department has won a national award for their collaborative work in transforming and improving the Elm Playlot on 8th St. and Elm Ave., becoming one of 11 winners out of 560 applicants nationwide.
ShotSpotter, the gunfire detection and location system that alerts the RPD within seconds of picking up the distinct sounds, has helped improve response time to shootings and kept precise data of gunfire patterns.
The two men shot and killed in the Iron Triangle on Saturday have been identified by the Richmond Police Department as Dayton Dailey and Clarence Wallace.
Officers Brandon Ruffin and Jennifer Cortez patrol the central beat, an area comprising Richmond’s inner city and high crime Iron Triangle neighborhood. Some shifts pop with energy and danger – including reports of sometimes deadly gunfire – while others are placid. “It comes in waves,” Ruffin, 28, says as he slides the cruiser through a back alley. “The key is to keep the bad waves small and quick.”