Richmond Police Department

  • Agency: Richmond Police Department
  • Address: 1701 Regatta Boulevard, Richmond, 94804 CA
  • Chief: Chris Magnus (Chief of Police)
Phone: 510-233-1214
Fax: 510-620-6880

Richmond Police Department is located at 1701 Regatta Boulevard, Richmond, 94804 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Chris Magnus. The Richmond Police Department phone number is 510-233-1214.

Richmond Police Department News

Multiple Felony Drug Arrests Made in Richmond after Months of Undercover Drug Operations After several months of coordinated undercover operations conducted by local law enforcement agencies and the City of Richmond, multiple suspects have been arrested on felony drug charges. The conclusion to the operation came on Thursday, November 1, when agents from the Texas Department of Public Safety and several officers from the Richmond Police Department joined together to serve multiple warrants at the same time. Five (5) of the suspects were arrested during the round up on Thursday while three (3) others were served their warrants as they were already in custody in the Fort Bend County Jail on other charges. Additional suspects were subsequently arrested on Friday and Saturday November 2nd and 3rd. During Thursday’s raid twelve (12) additional charges were filed on some of the warranted suspects. The following individuals were arrested as a result of the undercover operation. Erica Renee Giles / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance Larry Wayne Allen / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance Christopher Lawrence Thomas / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Evading Arrest - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Tampering with Evidence Chris Garcia Zuniga / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance Anthony Lipkins / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance Willie Darnell Harris / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance / Served at Fort Bend County Jail where he was being held on a Parole Violation Steven Esparza / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance / Served in Fort Bend County Jail where he was being held on two (2) other counts of Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance Dupree Lipkins / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance / Served at the Fort Bend County Jail where he was being held for Evading arrest and a Parole Violation. Calvin Wilson / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Possession of a Controlled Substance – Tampering with Evidence. Brian Larnell Mayberry / Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance / Evading Arrest / Possession of a Controlled Substance. There are several different bond amounts on these individuals. Some have already bonded out of the Fort Bend County Jail while others remain in custody. Two (2) additional individuals were arrested during Thursday’s event on unrelated warrants.

Time to Clean Out That Closet!!! Next week, November 5-9, 2018, the Richmond Police Department will be teaming up with Fort Bend County Women's Center and Penny-Wise Resale Store for a clothing drive. Donations of clothing, shoes, and accessories may be dropped off at the Richmond Police Department located at 600 Preston Street Richmond, TX 77469. See flyer below for more information. "Together We Can Make a Difference"

Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Hope you enjoyed the video. Here are the before and after pictures to complete the experience.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!!! The City of Richmond held its 1st annual Great Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest today, 10/31/2018. The Richmond Police Department placed 1st in Creativity with our entry. The instructions specifically stated "Drawing, Painting, gluing, dressing up, OR ANY OTHER CREATIVE EXECUTION OF THEME for pumpkins are acceptable. Well, we decided to turn in a pumpkin pie. When life gives you pumpkins.....make a pumpkin pie! The key is, have fun in the process. Enjoy our photos and video! Turn up the volume.

Saddened Hearts at Richmond PD! It is with a heavy heart that we must tell everyone that our K-9, Jackie, a German Sheppard, has been diagnosed with cancer. She is a single trained drug dog and has served the residents of Fort Bend County, and Texas, well. She has more then made up her cost with over 250 million dollars in hits on money being carried back to the drug cartels in Mexico, and hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs being smuggled into Texas. She hasn’t been given much time to live and will be retired. Officer Ganey, who served as Jackie’s partner and care taker, is heart broken. We are in the process of looking for another K-9 partner for him. Please keep Jackie and Officer Ganey in your thoughts.

Just to let you know!!! Houston Fire Department is reporting a gas cloud heading towards Fort Bend County from the Houston area. It appears that a strong natural gas odor started out at the area of 610 and McCarty in Houston and is now headed towards Fort Bend County. Houston Fire Department does not know the origination of the cloud and they do not have any meter activation. HFD states it is more a nuisance odor at this time, and there are no injuries reported. This is simply to keep citizens informed and should not be cause for alarm at this time.

Don't Forget, Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday, October 27, 2018. Richmond Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 27, 2018 [Richmond, TX] – On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Richmond Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 16th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Richmond Police Department at 600 Preston Street Richmond, TX 77469. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 28 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com

2018 Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land Annual 1st- Responder Chili Cook-off!!! Congratulations to the Richmond Police Department team which placed 3rd in the 1st-Responder chili category at the 2018 Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land Annual 1st Responder Chili Cook-off on Saturday. The Richmond PD team consisted of Sergeant Steven Rychlik, Sergeant Emanuel Vasquez, Corporal James Williams, Officer Dominique Trahan, and TCO Danell Gaydos. This was the first time the Richmond PD participated in this event so we are really proud. Enjoy the photos from the event. Look out Sugar Land PD, we are coming to win next year.

Congratulations Telecommunicator David Evans! We want to take a moment to congratulate one of our telecommunicators, David Evans who graduated from the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy last night. David has worked at the Richmond Police Department for 10 years now. He is making the move from Telecommunications to becoming a police officer. He has worked hard to make this dream come true and we are proud of him. David received his graduation certificate from Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls at last night's ceremony. Congrats David!

Community Policing is what we are all about. Today, 10/12/2018, Sgt. Steven Rychlik had the opportunity to talk to students at Bowie Elementary about what it takes to become a police officer and how to handle peer pressure. The Richmond Police Department is a community oriented agency and we truly enjoy the opportunities we are given to reach out to our youth. We live by our motto and believe that, "Together We Can Make A Difference".

Public Safety Week for Jane Long Elementary School The Richmond Police Department was honored to host several Jane Long Elementary Kindergarten classes at the police station on October 10th and 11th. This has become an annual event for us and we love every moment of it. The young students learned about safety and had an opportunity to visit with K-9 Officer Jackie. We truly enjoy having the Kindergarten classes visit every year and we are already looking forward to next year.

Welcome our two newest officers to the Richmond Police Department. Officers David Herrera and Officer Dennis Bui were sworn in this morning by Chief of Police Gary Adams. Officer Herrera had his badge pinned on by his father. Officer Bui had his badge pinned on by his uncle, Officer Nguyen of the Houston Police Department. We look forward to working with both of you. We also want to congratulate Officer Ruben Robles who was promoted to Corporal during the same ceremony this morning. Well deserved "BooBoo"! Congratulations to you all!

The Richmond Police Department would like to welcome its two newest officers. Officer David Herrera, Jr., and Officer Dennis Bui were sworn in this morning by Chief of Police Gary Adams. We welcome these to young men to our department and look forward to working with them. Enjoy the video of their swearing in ceremony.

Richmond Police Department Citizens Police Academy The Richmond Police Department is now accepting applications for Class #26 of the Richmond Citizen’s Police Academy. The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to provide you with a better understanding of the operations of the Richmond Police Department. The classes will begin on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Richmond Police Department located at 600 Preston Street in Richmond, Texas. Class hours are from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Classes will be held every Thursday for ten (10) sessions. The only cost for this opportunity is your time and dedication. We will make the classes both informative and entertaining. During the academy, you will be exposed to many areas of law enforcement including but not limited to; 1. Meeting the staff and officers of the Richmond Police Department. 2. Touring the Richmond Police Department and Fort Bend County Jail. 3. Riding along with Richmond Police Officers during their shifts, if you choose. 4. Participating in the “TASER training”. (Full participation optional) 5. Participating in the “Shoot, Don’t Shoot” Firearms Training Scenarios Join the more than 600 involved citizens who have graduated from our Citizen’s Police Academy by completing an online application at the Richmond Police Department website – http://www.richmondtx.gov/departments/police-department/citizens-police-academy Completed applications may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the address below: Richmond Police Department Attn: Lt. Lowell D. Neinast 600 Preston Street Richmond, Texas 77469 Fax (281)232-0004 Call (281) 342-2849 or email LNeinast@richmondtx.gov for more information. “Together we can make a difference”

The Richmond Police will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM The Richmond Police Department, 600 Preston Street Richmond, TX 77469 will be a drop off location for this event. If you don’t properly dispose of the unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, they might find a new one. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends — and the home medicine cabinet. Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. But if a program is not available: • Take the meds out of their bottles; • Mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds; • Seal them in a bag or disposable container, and throw that away. For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to: • www.DEA.gov • www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com • www.JustThinkTwice.com For further information, contact Lieutenant Lowell Neinast at (281) 342-2849

National Night Out 2018 The Richmond Police Department wants to thank all of our awesome citizens who participated in making National Night Out 2018 a great success in Richmond last night. The rain held off and several citizens came out to enjoy this special evening. We would also like to give some special shout-outs to the following individuals and businesses who donated their time and effort to help make our National Night Out events successful; Stephanie Moran The flight crew for Life-Flight Safe2Save The New 93Q FM Wal Mart in Richmond Wing Stop in Town Center Cici's Pizza Pizza Hut IBC Bank Whataburger in Richmond Many thanks to all of you for helping us bring Richmond communities together. "Together We Can Make A Difference"

National Night Out 2018 is Tomorrow Night, October 2!! Join us at one of our many events scheduled in the City of Richmond. Get out and meet your neighbors and First Responders that serve your area. The following locations will be hosting National Night Out events in Richmond; Beat 1 / 1511 Jenny Lane 6:30 PM Beat 2 / 314 Rochelle 7:00 PM Beat 3 / 224 Collins 6:00 PM Beat 4 / 103 N. Second (Cornerstone Ministries) 6:00 PM Beat 5 / 1320 Thompson (Osina Dental Office) 6:00 PM Beat 6 / Sacred Heart Catholic Church 6:30 PM Beat 8 / 413 Burnett 6:00 PM Beat 10 / 2018 Haven Springs 6:00 PM Beat 11 / Wal Mart 6:00 PM 2020 Rocky Falls – Brazos Bend Villa Apartments 6:00 PM 2111 Thompson – TCR Apartments 6:00 PM

Thank You Seguin Early Childhood Center!!!! We want to thank the staff and teachers of Seguin Early Childhood Center, LCISD, who treated us with a full lunch of chicken spaghetti and salad today. This was to show their appreciation for us helping with traffic during the first couple weeks of school. Although not necessary, we are truly looking forward to digging in to this awesome lunch. Smells great! Thank you so much!

RICHMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE Road Closure for Fort Bend County Fair Parade The Richmond Police Department would like to remind everyone that on Friday, September 28, 2018 the Fort Bend County Fair Parade will be taking place on Highway 90A in Richmond and Rosenberg. Highway 90A will be closed in Richmond from Second Street to the city limit railroad bridge for the duration of the parade. The only access in and around Richmond will be FM 762 to Austin Street. The only access in or out of any part of Richmond North of the Railroad tracks will be Second Street, or Riverwood Dr. The closure will begin at approximately 8:00 AM and will open only after the parade has passed through the city. Please be patient as traffic in the area will be extremely heavy.

RICHMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE Released 09/22/2018 1:00 PM Suspect Arrested in Lamar Park Apartment Shooting A suspect has been arrested in the murder of Albany Andres Sosa, 23, of Houston, who was shot on September 16, 2018, at the Lamar Park Apartment Complex in Richmond. Early this morning, 09/22/2018, Rigoberto Rauda, aka “Junior”, 18, of Richmond was taken into custody for the murder of Sosa. With the help of the U.S. Marshals and the Houston Police Department, Rauda was arrested around 6:00 AM in Terminal A of Bush Intercontinental Airport. The U.S. Marshal’s Office had been receiving information to try and keep track of Rauda. They received information early Saturday morning which placed Rauda near the airport. The U.S. Marshal’s Office notified Houston Police who were able to locate Rauda in Terminal A where he was arrested without incident. Rauda was found to be in possession of a ticket for a flight which departed at 8:00 AM for Salt Lake City, Utah, with a final destination to Sacramento, California. A fake identification, which was still in Rauda’s possession, was used to purchase the ticket. Richmond Police took Rauda into custody from Houston Police and transported him to the Fort Bend County Jail. Rauda was arrested for an Aggravated Robbery warrant out of Rosenberg PD and a Murder warrant out of Richmond PD. The Richmond PD Murder warrant has no bond.

Okay folks, we are officially in the busiest part of the hurricane season. If you haven't heard there is a weather system out in the Gulf of Mexico and one that maybe in the Gulf next week. Now is a good time to make your preparations for not only these storms, but any future issues that may arise. One of the things that you can do is register with the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Notification System (ENS). Its quick, its easy, and you can do it from your computer or smart device. As of right now there are only 35 households in the City of Richmond that have registered for this service. We really want to see that number rise. The ENS provides some of the following services: Haz-mat Incidents, Evacuations, and Shelter-in-place situations. We've made it easy for you to find them. Please click https://www.911.org/ Then go to Community, then Services. Once there you can create your profile and sign up for ENS. There is also an FAQ if you have questions about this service. This service is essy to sign up for, secure, and FREE! Greater Harris County 911 Emergency Network

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We are experiencing several weather related traffic light outages along FM 762. Please remember, if traffic lights are not functioning, it should be treated as a four-way stop. Please be careful and drive safely.

Richmond Police to Participate in “NATIONAL NIGHT OUT” OCTOBER 2, 2018 “National Night Out 2018” is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 for the State of Texas. This year is the 35th anniversary for the National Night Out Program. Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to: • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The Richmond Police Department is a community oriented department which would like to encourage all citizens of Richmond to attend a National Night Out event in their neighborhood. There will be events scheduled throughout the city of Richmond this year. National Night Out will provide citizens with an opportunity to show their support and dedication to fighting crime in their neighborhoods and in our city. The Richmond Police Department is dedicated to supporting this event and communicating with our citizens to discuss crime prevention tips, and problems or concerns individuals may have regarding their neighborhoods. We will post event locations very soon. "Together We Can Make A Difference"

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! We had a great time visiting with all of the children who came out to the H.E.B Richmond Market Kids Day today. There was a great turnout and we loved each and every moment of it. K-9 Jackie was loving the opportunity to visit with the kids as well. Thank you to H.E.B. Richmond Market for allowing us to participate in your event. "Together We Can Make a Difference"