The Richmond Police Department regularly releases an overview of recent significant incidents its patrol officers responded to in the city. The segment is an overview and does not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift.
RPD PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKDAY SHIFT OVERVIEW: Oct. 6-8, 2022
Officers conducted a pedestrian stop on a suspicious person in the 2800 block of Pullman Ave. A records checked revealed the subject had an active warrant for their arrest. #8156
Officers were in the area of 3rd St. and Macdonald Ave. addressing complaints of people loitering in the area. Officers saw a suspect they recognized to have an active warrant in the group that was loitering. Officers were able to contact and take the suspect into custody without incident. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #8167
10/6/22-MENTALLY ILL PERSON
Officers responded to the 500 block of Wine St. for reports of an unwanted person. Officers located the subject described by the caller. The subject was wandering around making incoherent statements. Officers determined the subject was suffering from a mental health episode. The subject was transported to a local hospital for mental health assistance. #8168
Officers responded to six locations scattered throughout the Central and Southern Districts for reports of unoccupied vehicles being shot at with a BB gun. Officers located approximately 30 vehicles that sustained damage. Officers located video surveillance that showed the suspect vehicle occupied by three suspects. The suspects randomly fired BB guns at parked vehicles while driving around. The area was checked for the vehicle, but it was not located. #8200
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (4,5): Four (4) officer reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.
10/7/22-HIT AND RUN WITH INJURY, DUI
Officers responded to the area of 29th St. and Tulare Ave. for a hit and run collision. Officers determined the suspect ran a stop sign causing a vehicle collision. The suspect then fled the area on foot. Witnesses were able to provide a description of the suspect and he was located during an area check. The suspect was positively identified by witnesses. The suspect displayed signs of being intoxicated and performed roadside sobriety tests poorly. The suspect was booked into the RPD jail. #8210
Officers on routine patrol in the area of Sanford St. and York St. saw a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road. During a vehicle stop, the driver displayed signs of being intoxicated. The driver performed roadside sobriety test poorly. Initial tests showed the driver to have a blood alcohol concentration almost 2.5 times the legal limit. The driver was arrested without incident and booked at the RPD jail. #8215
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (4,5): Five (1) officers reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.
10/8/22-NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
Officers responded to the 1200 block of Cutting Blvd. for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers responded and located shell casings. No people, vehicles or structures were struck. The casings were collected as evidence. #8217
10/8/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY, CRIMINAL THREATS
Officers responded to the 1900 block of Chanslor Ave for reports of a domestic battery. The suspect attempted to flee upon learning the victim had called police, but officers located his vehicle as they responded. Officers conducted a stop on the suspect’s vehicle in the area of 23rd St and Nevin Ave. The suspect initially refused to exit his vehicle. After negotiating with the suspect, officers were able to convince the suspect to surrender. The suspect then complied with officer’s orders and was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #8192
Officers on routine patrol conducted a traffic enforcement stop for vehicle code violations in the area of Richmond Parkway and Hensley Ave. The driver was determined to have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The driver was booked into RPD jail without incident. #4080
10/8/22-MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
Officers responded to the 3800 block of Wall Ave for reports of a burglary. The caller initially reported someone was attempting to force entry into their home. The caller then realized the subject attempting to get in was a former acquaintance. Officers responded and contacted the subject. The subject made incoherent statements and appeared to be suffering from a mental health crisis. The subject was transported to a local hospital for mental health assistance. #8228
Officers responded to the area of Carlson Blvd. and S. 55th St. Officers contacted the victim who stated the suspect approached the victim and struck him several times, never saying a word. After the suspect knocked the victim to the ground, the suspect stole money from the victim and fled on foot. The suspect was not located during an area check. #8233
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (4,5): Five (5) officers reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.