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: April 22-24, 2022
4/22/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Officers responded to the 2300 block of Lancaster Drive on a report of an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that an unhoused individual (suspect) had been found sleeping in the property’s laundry room. When the victim attempted to contact the suspect, the suspect produced a knife and lunged at the victim. The victim successfully protected himself from the attack by striking the suspect on the arm with a pole.
When officers attempted to contact the suspect, he ignored their commands and fled from the scene. Following a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was detained and provided treatment for a moderate injury to his arm, from the initial incident as well as a prior injury. Due to the medical attention required for treatment of his injury, the suspect was cited from a local hospital to receive extended medical care. #3428
4/22/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY, STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY
An RPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of 23rd Street and Rheem Avenue. A records check revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen. When the driver yielded, the passenger immediately exited the vehicle, asked for help, and sat back inside the car.
Once all of the occupants were safely detained, officers learned that the driver of the stolen vehicle (suspect) had assaulted the passenger during an argument. The suspect was arrested and booked at the RPD jail. #3432
4/22/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 2300 block of Lancaster Drive on a report of a deceased person. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the decedent on scene. Additional officers responded to the scene when a disturbance erupted, involving several distraught family members. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #3445
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Two (2) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.
4/23/22 – ATTEMPTED MURDER, HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
Officers responded to the 3100 block of Pullman Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation registering 8 rounds. Shortly thereafter, several emergency callers reported that two victims had been shot.
Arriving officers located two victims in separate locations, and provided lifesaving measures until medical personnel arrived on scene. Unfortunately, one victim was pronounced deceased at the scene; the second victim was transported to a local trauma center in critical condition. RPD Homicide Unit investigators responded to the scene to assume the investigation. #3463
4/23/22 – BRANDISHING A FIREARM
Officers responded to the 3400 block of Richmond Parkway on reports of a suspect brandishing a firearm. The caller reported that, during a verbal argument regarding a parking space, the suspect had produced a firearm from his vehicle and pointed it at the caller.
The involved party was detained and consented to a search of his vehicle; no firearm was located, and the original caller refused to further cooperate with a citizen’s arrest. The incident was documented. #3472
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Three (3) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing. Due to depleted resources in response to the homicide investigation, Team 5 officers were called in early to respond to calls for service.
4/24/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 500 block of 6th Street on several calls of a male assaulting a female, who was screaming for help. Officers learned that a verbal argument had escalated into a physical altercation; the suspect then dragged and assaulted the victim after she had already fallen to the ground, causing multiple visible injuries. Medical personnel transported the victim from the scene for treatment; the suspect was arrested and booked at the RPD jail. #3476
4/24/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION (WITH INJURIES)
Officers responded to the area of Carlson Boulevard and Interstate-80 on reports of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and motorcyclist. The motorcyclist suffered major injuries and was transported to a local trauma center for treatment. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene. RPD Traffic Unit investigators responded and assumed the investigation. #3482
4/24/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 3900 block of Florida Avenue on reports of a fight, and learned that a verbal altercation had escalated into a physical assault between the involved parties. The victim sustained visible injuries, and the suspect fled prior to police arrival. #3490
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Three (3) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.