Richmond police patrol activity report: April 29-May 1

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Richmond police patrol activity report: April 29-May 1
Photo by Kathy Chouteau

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 29-May 1, 2022

4/29/22 – VANDALISM

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Barrett Avenue regarding a report of vandalism. The victim told officers that he saw the suspect urinating outside the entrance of her business; when the victim attempted to speak to the suspect through a window from within the building, the suspect punched the front window twice, causing it to crack. The suspect left prior to PD arrival. #3607

4/29/22 – DUI CHECKPOINT

In partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety, a DUI checkpoint was conducted in the city’s Central District. A total of approximately 1,300 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and officers conducted and completed multiple impounds, citations, and field sobriety tests.

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Three (3) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.

4/30 – CHILD ABUSE

Officers responded to the 1000 block of MacDonald Avenue on reports of a young female screaming for help. Officers learned that the juvenile victim’s mother (suspect) had been upset regarding the victim’s completion of house chores, and struck the child with a belt, multiple times. The victim sustained visible non-life threatening injuries, and the suspect was arrested without incident. Officers ensured that the child was transferred to the care and custody of a trusted family member. #3627

4/30/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 200 block of S. 16th Street regarding a battery that had occurred. The victim reported being involved in an argument with the suspect, which escalated when the suspect struck her head with a heavy object. The victim sustained visible injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment; the suspect was not located on scene. #3628

4/30/22 – WARRANT ARREST

Officers contacted an individual in the 4500 block of MacDonald Avenue, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #3630

4/30/22 – RECKLESS DRIVING, ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

An RPD officer witnessed a vehicle driving erratically, and conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 15th Street and Sanford Avenue. During the officer’s investigation, an illegally-possessed firearm was located, concealed within the vehicle. The suspect was arrested without incident.

4/30/22 – EVADING, WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer witnessed a vehicle driving the wrong way, and attempted to conduct an enforcement stop; the vehicle briefly accelerated before yielding in the area of 22nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Officers detained the occupants of the vehicle, and the suspect was found to have multiple warrants for his arrest. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #3636

4/30/22 – EVENT: PRESCRIPTION PILL TAKE-BACK DAY

RPD officers participated in a prescription medication take-back event, in partnership with the DEA and West County Alcohol, Marijuana and Prescription Drugs (AMPD) Coalition. Approximately 23 pounds of prescription medication was collected for safe disposal.

4/30/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to assist Richmond firefighters with a combative suspect, who had lit trash on fire in the 2300 block of Lincoln Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned that the agitated suspect had approached the firefighters as they extinguished the fire, and tried to hit one of them with a metal ball (but missed). The suspect was arrested without incident. #3639

4/30/22 – CRIMINAL THREATS, BATTERY

Officers responded to the area of 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue regarding a report of a battery incident involving a firearm. The victims reported being involved in an argument with the suspect at a local establishment, which escalated to a physical altercation. The suspect fled the scene after threatening the shoot the victims. Officers located the reported suspect’s vehicle, and detained the occupants without incidents. The suspect was positively identified and arrested without incident. #3642

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.

5/1/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the area of 3rd Street and Ripley Avenue regarding a ShotSpotter activation registering 19 rounds. Officers located 19 spent shell casings in the roadway; no victims or injuries were located or reported. #3476

5/1/22 – HIT AND RUN (WITH INJURY)

Officers responded to 24th Street and MacDonald Avenue regarding an overturned vehicle with an occupant who was trapped. Upon arrival, officers learned that the driver of the overturned vehicle (suspect) had fled the scene when Good Samaritans had come to his aid. The driver of the second involved vehicle suffered minor injury and was transported to the hospital for evaluation. #3647

5/1/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION (WITH INJURY)

Officers responded to 37th Street and Esmond Avenue regarding a vehicle collision. Both occupants suffered minor injuries and were evaluated by medical personnel on scene. #3650

5/1/22 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to South 18th Street and Virginia Avenue regarding a report of an armed robbery. The victim reported that the suspect had approached him on a bicycle and assaulted the victim, causing him to fall. The suspect demanded the victim’s money and produced a folding knife when the victim resisted, before fleeing the scene. The victim suffered minor injuries, and the suspect was not located. #3652

5/1/22 – HIT AND RUN (NO INJURIES)

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Lincoln Avenue regarding a hit-and-run collision. The victim reported that the suspect vehicle fled after colliding into two vehicles in the area. No injuries were reported, and the suspect vehicle was not located. #3663

5/2/22 – GRAND THEFT

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Richmond Parkway regarding two subjects who were possibly stealing catalytic converters. The witness provided a description of the suspects’ vehicle, in which they were fleeing, as officers arrived on scene. An enforcement stop was conducted, and a search of the vehicle yielded a large number of burglary tools (electric saw, vehicle jack, etc.) and multiple catalytic converters.

An occupant of the car provided RPD officers with a false name, and was later found to be on active probation for identity theft. Both suspects were booked in the RPD jail without incident. #3662

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Three (3) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.