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 25-28, 2022
4/25/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 1000 block of MacDonald Avenue regarding a medical emergency. Medical personnel arrived and, despite lifesaving measures, pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #3502
4/25/22 – WARRANT ARREST
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of S. 23rd Street and Ohio Avenue. A records check revealed that the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The driver was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #3504
4/25/22 – ARMED ROBBERY
Officers responded to the area of Collins Street and W. Bissell Avenue regarding a robbery that had occurred. The victim met with the suspect to sell a cellular phone; the suspect produced a firearm, robbed the victim of the phone, and fled from the scene. The victim was not injured during the incident. #3513
4/25/22 – ARMED ROBBERY
Officers responded to the 1400 block of Cherry Street on reports of an armed robbery. The suspect approached the two victims, produced a firearm, and demanded their wallets. The victims complied and the suspect fired two rounds from the firearm while fleeing the scene. No one was injured during the incident. #3517
4/25/22 – WARRANT ARREST
RPD officers responded to the 4500 block of MacDonald avenue regarding an unwanted person. Officers made contact with the subject, and a records check revealed she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The suspect was booked without incident. #3518
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): One (1) officer was forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.
4/26/22 – WARRANT ARREST
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 29th Street and Rheem Avenue. The driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Prior to her arrest, the driver admitted having drug paraphernalia in her possession. The paraphernalia was surrendered and the driver was booked without incident. #3519
4/26/22 – VANDALISM
Officers responded to reports of a subject throwing soda cans at oncoming vehicles in 4700 block of Barrett Avenue. Multiple vehicles sustained damage from the impact of the cans; no injuries were reported. The suspect was contacted and arrested without incident. #3524
4/26/22 – MEDICAL EVALUATION
Officers responded to the 11000 block of San Pablo Avenue regarding a man armed with an axe, throwing rocks and bottles at passing vehicles. The subject ignored officers’ commands and, following a brief struggle, was detained without incident. Based on the subject’s mental state and associated actions, the subject was transported to a local medical facility for evaluation. #3530
4/26/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 600 block of Harbour Way regarding a welfare check. The subject was located, unresponsive, and medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #3532
4/26/22 – MEDICAL EVALUATION
Officers responded to the 4100 block of Lakeside Driver regarding a juvenile who was threatening to harm himself. Due to staffing shortages, a county crisis team was unavailable to respond. Officers spoke to the involved parties and requested additional local resources; the juvenile was transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation. #3536
4/26/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY, BRANDISHING A FIREARM
A victim, seeking treatment at a local medical facility, reported that a known suspect had assaulted and brandished a firearm at her in the 500 block of 12th Street. Officers responded to the scene and, when the suspect saw the officers, he fled on foot. An officer chased the suspect, who eventually submitted to arrest; a firearm was recovered from the scene. #3545
4/26/22 – DOMESTIC BATTTERY
Officers responded to the 2500 block of Lowell Avenue regarding an assault incident. The victim reported that an argument escalated into a physical altercation, and the victim sustained a visible non-life threatening injury. The suspect was arrested without incident. #3544
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Two (2) officers and two (2) sergeants were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.
4/27/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY
Officers responded to the 1900 block of Wright Avenue regarding an occupied stolen vehicle. Two subjects within the vehicle were detained without incident; a records check revealed that one occupant had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and was also in possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was booked without incident. #3562
4/27/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 200 block of S. 22nd Street regarding a battery that had occurred. The suspect, who was restrained from contacting the victim, entered the victim’s house uninvited before assaulting and then cutting off some of the victim’s hair. The suspect fled prior to police arrival, and the victim was not injured during the incident. #3566
4/27/22 – CHILD ABUSE
Officers responded to the 500 block of 33rd Street on reports of an assault that had occurred. During an argument between the juvenile victim’s parents, the victim tried to defend one parent; the other parent (suspect) then punched the child, causing a visible injury. The child received medical treatment at a local facility, and the suspect was arrested and booked at the RPD jail.
4/27/22 – HIT AND RUN (NON-INJURY)
Officers responded to the 1700 block of Chanslor Avenue on reports of a vehicle collision, and learned that the suspect vehicle had fled the scene. No injuries were reported, and the suspect and vehicle were not located. #3568
4/27/22 – FATAL COLLISION, OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
Officers responded to the area of Cutting Boulevard and Carlson Boulevard regarding a train that had struck a pedestrian. Medical personnel pronounced the pedestrian deceased on scene. Officers secured the scene until Union Pacific police officers arrived to assume the investigation.
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): One (1) officer, and one (1) sergeant, and one (1) lieutenant was forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.
4/28/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, CRIMINAL THREATS
Officers responded to the 3000 block of O’Brien Road on reports of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, they learned that, during a heated family argument, the suspect grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened to kill everyone in the house. Additional family members were able to remove the knife and control the suspect until police arrival. No one was injured, and the suspect was booked without incident. #3579
4/28/22 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)
Officers responded to the 600 block of S. 26th Street regarding a vehicle collision. The driver, whose vehicle had crashed into a parked car, was uninjured and displayed symptoms of intoxication. A DUI investigation was conducted and the driver, who provided a breath alcohol sample of nearly three times the legal limit, was booked without incident. #3581
4/28/22 – ANIMAL BITE, OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
Officers responded to a report of two loose pitbulls in the area of 22nd Street and Nevin Avenue. The caller advised that the dogs were chasing children in the area, and her child had been bitten. Officers located the dogs’ owner and Animal Control was advised to assume the investigation.
4/28/22 – ASSAULT
Officers responded to a report of an assault that had occurred between two juveniles in the 2300 block of MacDonald Avenue; the suspect was no longer on scene. During the physical altercation, one of juveniles (suspect) stomped on the victim’s head. The victim’s mother was notified, and told officers that the involved parties are blood relatives, and that this was an ongoing issue between them. The victim declined medical treatment. #3588
4/28/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 900 block of Triangle Court regarding a possible deceased person. First responders forced entry into the residence, and discovered the unresponsive subject. Medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene; there were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #3590
4/28/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 1400 block of Longitude Drive regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that a verbal altercation had escalated, and the suspect assaulted her multiple times. The suspect was arrested and booked at the RPD jail. #3594
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Three (3) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.