Richmond police patrol activity report: April 18-21

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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 – WEEKDAY SHIFT OVERVIEW: April 18-21, 2022

4/18/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
RPD officers were flagged down in the 1200 block of Cutting Boulevard by a citizen who witnessed a shooting. The witness reported seeing the suspect shoot a firearm 3-4 times at another person, before driving away in a car. Officers were unable to locate any victims or scene evidence in the area. #3310

4/18/22 – BATTERY, PETTY THEFT
Officers responded to the area of 15th Street and Bissell Avenue on reports of eight subjects fighting, with one armed with a knife. Officers learned that the intoxicated suspect assaulted the victim before taking the victim’s speaker. The suspect was located nearby and arrested without incident, and the speaker was returned to the victim. #3311

4/18/22 – DISTURBANCE
Officers responded to the Chevron Refinery regarding picketers standing in the roadway. Officers spoke to the involved parties and defused the situation by explaining where they were able to stand while picketing. No further issues were reported.

4/18/22 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in 2200 block of MacDonald Avenue. The driver exhibited signs of intoxication and had open containers of beer within the vehicle. A DUI investigation was conducted, and the driver was arrested without incident. #3321

4/18/22 – ARSON, VIOLATION OF RESTRAINING ORDER
Officers responded to the 5200 block of Panama Avenue regarding a restraining order violation. Officers learned that the suspect was a prior roommate, threatening to burn the house down, and had poured gasoline on a vehicle and set it on fire. Luckily, the fire was quickly extinguished by heavy rain. The suspect was arrested and booked at the RPD jail. #3322

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Five (5) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.

4/19/22 – ROBBERY
The victim reported being approached by four suspects while seated in his car in the 3400 block of Klose Way. The suspects demanded the victim’s wallet, struck the victim with a stick, and fled the scene on foot. The victim was not injured. #3323

4/19/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY
An RPD officer conducted a records check on an occupied vehicle in the area of 5th Street and Barrett Avenue, which revealed the car had been reported stolen. The driver was arrested without incident. #3328

4/19/22 – INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-UP, WARRANT ARREST
RPD investigators obtained a $1,000,000 warrant issued for the arrest of a suspect involved in an assault incident in January, where the victim later succumbed to his injuries. RPD officers arrested the suspect without incident. #864

4/19/22 – WARRANT ARREST
An officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of 44th Street and Nevin Avenue. A records check revealed the driver had an active felony warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident.

4/19/22 – SEIZURE OF REPLICA FIREARM
Officers responded to Kennedy High School on reports of a student armed with a firearm. Upon contact with school administrators, it was determined that the student was no longer on campus.

Officers located the student at a nearby park, and a realistic-looking replica firearm was found on his person. The student was detained without incident, and was released to the custody of his mother; the replica firearm was booked for safekeeping. #3335

4/19/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Officers responded to the 2600 block of Hilltop Drive on a report of a stabbing; a victim was contacted with visible injuries to his upper extremities. It was determined that, following a verbal argument, the suspect grabbed a knife and began slashing at the victim. A family member attempted to intervene and also sustained visible injury, and the suspect fled the scene prior to RPD arrival. #3346

4/19/22 – ARMED ROBBERY
Officers responded to the 600 block of Nevin Avenue regarding a robbery that had occurred. The victim arranged the meeting online to purchase a pair of sneakers and, during the meeting, one of two suspects brandished a firearm and fired one round into the victim’s car. The suspects fled the scene prior to RPD arrival; the victim was not injured during the incident. #3348

4/19/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY
Officers responded to the 100 block of 23rd Street after receiving reports of a subject who had entered the building through a broken window. As officers arrived on scene, they could see the suspect walking within the building. The suspect eventually surrendered after hearing multiple K9 announcement warnings, and was taken into custody without incident. #3350

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Three (3) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.

4/20/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY, WARRANT ARREST
Officers responded to the 100 block of South 1st Street regarding a disconnected 911 phone call. Based upon a history of prior 911 phone calls, officers determined the location of the emergency call in the 100 block of W. Nevin Avenue; upon arrival a subject attempted to flee out of the back door, but was later detained without incident.

Officers learned that the victim and the fleeing subject (suspect) had gotten into a physical altercation, causing visible injury to the victim. A records check revealed that the suspect also had an outstanding parole warrant for his arrest. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #3356

4/20/22 – VANDALISM
Officers responded to the 300 block of South 13th Street on reports of a vandalism that had occurred. The suspect, who had broken out several windows, had fled the scene during the initial report. The victim later reported that the suspect had returned to the scene; the suspect immediately fled from officers to avoid arrest before he was eventually taken into custody. #3355

4/20/22 – AUTO BURGLARY (11 incidents)
Officers responded to the 3400 block of Richmond Parkway on multiple reports of auto burglaries that had occurred overnight. Neither the site security employees, nor the victims, were able to provide any suspect information.

4/20/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 3500 block of Waller Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that, during an argument, the suspect threw a cellular phone at him, causing pain but no injuries. The suspect was arrested without incident. #3365

4/20/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY, WARRANT ARREST
While patrolling the area of 18th Street and Gaynor Avenue, an RPD officer noticed a subject acting suspiciously around a car with smashed windows. The subject quickly walked away when he saw police.

A records check revealed that the car had been reported stolen out of a neighboring city, and the suspect was detained without incident. Furthermore, the suspect was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant related to – you guessed it – stolen vehicles. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #3385

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Two (2) officers and one (1) lieutenant were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.

4/21/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 600 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 Office was notified. #3409

4/21/22 – ARSON ATTEMPT, RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION
Officers responded to the 5200 block of Panama Avenue after a caller reported he had been assaulted and wrongly arrested. A records check indicated that the caller (suspect) had been arrested for an arson attempt several days prior, and also had a valid restraining order prohibiting contact at the residence.

Residents at the house then called 911 to report that the suspect had a lighter, and was attempting to set the house on fire. The suspect was arrested and booked without incident. #3420

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Eleven (11) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.