Richmond police patrol activity report: April 15-17

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The Richmond Police Department regularly releases an overview of recent significant incidents its patrol officers respond 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 – WEEKEND SHIFT OVERVIEW: April 15-17, 2022

4/15/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Garrity Way regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that, following a verbal altercation, the suspect threw a beverage bottle at, and physically assaulted the victim. The suspect fled the scene prior to RPD arrival. #3243

4/15/22 – ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 12000 block of San Pablo Avenue regarding a theft report. Officers learned that the suspect had entered the business establishment and attempted to conceal an item from the display shelf. When confronted, the suspect physically assaulted the victim before leaving the store. Video surveillance corroborated the incident report, and the suspect was arrested without incident. #3244

4/15/22 – TRESPASSING

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Chanslor Avenue on reports of an unwanted person. The victim reported that the suspect, who no longer lived at the residence, was in the backyard refusing to leave. The victim signed a citizen’s arrest form, and the suspect was arrested without incident. #3250

4/15/22 – EVADING ARREST

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Brookside Drive and Manor Avenue; the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued based on information of the vehicle’s possible involvement in a recent homicide investigation.

With the assistance of ground and air support from several agencies, the driver was eventually taken into custody in a neighboring jurisdiction. The suspect was transported to the RPD jail, where he was booked without incident. #3254

4/15/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2300 block of Lancaster drive on a report of a fight. When officers arrived on scene, they were confronted by a subject who had exited he apartment armed with a firearm. Following a brief but tense standoff, the subject dropped the gun, and was detained without incident.

Officers then learned that the detained subject was not the suspect in question, and that the suspect had assaulted two victims before pointing a gun at multiple people within the residence, including young children. When he learned that RPD had been called, the suspect discarded the firearm by the door and fled the scene.

Responding officers located the suspect in a nearby neighborhood, where he was detained without incident. The suspect later became combative and uncooperative, and was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility for booking. #3257

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Two (2) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.

4/16/22 – MEDICAL EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 200 block of MacDonald Avenue regarding a subject experiencing a mental health crisis. Officers determined that the subject did not meet criteria to be placed on an evaluation hold however, contacted the County Crisis Team to provide further resources; due to staffing shortages, the crisis team advised that they were unable to respond.

Officers were later dispatched to the same location regarding the subject, who had stripped naked in front of the establishment. Based on the subject’s escalated and erratic behavior, officers requested medical personnel to transport the subject for a health evaluation. #4071

4/16/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 400 block of McLaughlin Street on a report of a deceased person. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s officer was notified. #3266

4/16/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of S. 23rd Street and Cutting Boulevard. A records check revealed that the driver was unlicensed and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident. #0806

4/16/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 2400 block of Maricopa Avenue on a report of a possible deceased person. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #3272

4/16/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 600 block of Harrison Drive on reports of a stabbing; upon arrival, officers located an injured victim, and provided immediate medical treatment for a severe laceration.

Officers learned that an argument had ensued regarding rent payment and, during the argument, the suspect physically struck and then stabbed the victim. The suspect was arrested on scene, and the victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition. #3274

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Two (2) officers and one (1) lieutenant were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.

4/17/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 300 block of Duboce Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred. Officers attempted to contact the suspect, who entered his vehicle and pretended to be asleep; they eventually gained access to the vehicle and arrested the heavily-intoxicated suspect without incident. #3277

4/17/22 – SIDESHOW

Officers responded to Central Avenue and Rydin Road on reports of a sideshow involving 80-100 vehicles. Richmond and El Cerrito officers dispersed the activity from the area however, the participants traveled to the area of 7th Street and Hensley Avenue, where they continued the reckless activity.

Officers attempted enforcement stops on two involved vehicles, who failed to yield at slow speeds. Both vehicles eventually stopped nearby and the occupants were detained without incident. The vehicles were impounded, and the drivers – including one juvenile – were transported to RPD. #3279

4/17/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of S. 20th Street and Cutting Boulevard. A records check revealed that an occupant had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #3293

4/18/22 – EVADING ARREST

An RPD officer attempted an enforcement stop on a vehicle associated to a homicide in a nearby jurisdiction. The vehicle failed to yield, and assistance was requested from an outside agency as it entered their jurisdiction. Officers lost visual sight of the vehicle outside of the City of Richmond, and the occupants evaded arrest. #3294

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): One (1) officer and one (1) lieutenant were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.