Richmond: Man found cannibalizing grandmother charged with murder

PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKLY OVERVIEW: APRIL 8 – 14, 2024 Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Please note that activity shared in these segments are provided only as an overview, and do not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift. 4/8 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE-RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3579 4/10 – TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION Officers conducted a traffic enforcement operation along the 23rd St corridor to address various issues such as speeding and pedestrian safety. The operation yielded 24 citations: 19 for speed, 2 for unsafe lane changes, 1 red light, 1 not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk, and 1 not yielding to an ambulance 4/10 – GRAND THEFT Officers responded to Stenmark Dr for a report of wire theft. Witnesses saw two subjects cutting wires and attempted to contact the subjects, but fled on foot. With the use of a drone (UAS), Officers located the two suspects near Point Molate Beach. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspects revealed several Sawzall blades and a small amount of narcotics. Both suspects were booked into RPD jail. #3611 4/11 - MISC INFORMATION Officers responded to the 700 block of Amador St for a report of an unknown issue. Upon arrival, officers located a subject laying on the grass, unconscious and not breathing. Officers began life saving measures and administered Narcan, AMR arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. The subject regained consciousness a few moments later and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. #3663 4/12 – ARMED ROBBERY Officers responded to the area of S. 23rd St & Ohio Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim was driving when two suspect vehicles blocked the victim’s roadway and two suspects ordered the victim to exit his vehicle while brandishing firearms. The suspects removed cash from the victim’s pockets and fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. 4/14 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3707 4/14 – FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM/ EVADE POLICE Officers on patrol saw a vehicle driven by a suspect who had outstanding warrants and was believed to be armed. Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop but the suspect failed to yield. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Highway 4 and Pine St in Martinez where the suspect’s vehicle became disabled after colliding with another vehicle. All occupants attempted to flee on foot after the collision but were quickly taken into custody. During the pursuit, officers saw what appeared to be a firearm being discarded from the suspect vehicle, officers searched the area and located the discarded firearm with the assistance of a police K-9. #3731
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Dwayne Wallick/Photo credit: RPD

A man who police allegedly found trying to eat his deceased grandmother’s remains in Richmond has been charged with murder with a deadly weapon and mutilation, police said.

On Monday at 2:10 p.m., police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Club Court in the Hilltop Green neighborhood on a report of a bleeding female. The 911 caller was a relative of the elderly victim who said they arrived at the home to find her lying on the floor covered in blood.

Richmond police arrived and when they entered the home, they found 37-year-old Dwayne Wallick “actively using his hands to assault” the head and neck of his 90-year-old grandmother, identified as Ruby Wallick.

After Dwayne Wallick ignored police commands to stop the assault, officers Tased him and moved in to arrest him. The use of the Taser had “moderate effect,” prompting four officers to physically restrain him to get him into handcuffs, police said.

“While doing so, Dwayne attempted to continue his assault on his grandmother,” police said. “Officers physically had to remove Dwayne from the residence.”

Ruby Wallick was pronounced deceased at the scene. Meanwhile, her grandson was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, where he remained as of Wednesday.

The official cause of death is still pending the results of an autopsy. On Wednesday, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed charges of murder with an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon and mutilation against Dwayne Wallick. His bail has been set at $1.1 million dollars.

Any person that may know anything about this crime is asked to contact Homicide Detective Jose Villalobos at (510) 620-6541, email him at [email protected] or contact Richmond’s anonymous tip line at (510) 621-1212 x1933.