Richmond police patrol activity report: May 2-5

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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: May 2-5, 2022

5/2/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of 23rd Street and Exchange Place. A records check revealed that the driver had an active warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #2015036

5/2/22 – WARRANT ARREST

While conducting extra patrols in the 4800 block of Hartnett Avenue, an RPD officer saw an individual known to have a warrant for his arrest. The suspect fled from officers and broke a window to a nearby residence of a family member, in an attempt to hide inside. Officers arrested the suspect in front of the residence, and no one was injured during this incident. #3674

5/2/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 2600 block of Sheldon Drive regarding an unresponsive subject. Medical personnel were unable to revive the subject, and pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #3678

5/2/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 700 block of 31st Street regarding a deceased subject. 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. #3679

5/2/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

Officers responded to assist the Richmond Fire Department as they extinguished an encampment fire in the area of I-580 and Central Avenue.

5/2/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Richmond Parkway regarding an unresponsive subject. Medical personnel arrived and, despite lifesaving measures, were unable to revive the subject. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #3688

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

5/3/22 – WARRANT ARREST

Officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Sierra Ridge on reports of a suspicious subject inside a dumpster at the complex. The subject was contacted, and a records check revealed that the subject had two outstanding warrants for his arrest; he was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #3693

5/3/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE, RESISTING ARREST; WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer attempted to conduct an enforcement stop in the 900 block of Triangle Court; the vehicle yielded a short distance later, where the driver ran from the vehicle. RPD officers chased the driver and detained him without incident. The driver was found to have three outstanding warrants, and a records check also revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen. The driver was arrested and booked at the RPD Jail. #3694

5/3/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE, HIT AND RUN COLLISION

A local law enforcement agency requested RPD K-9 assistance in the area of Humboldt Street and McBryde Avenue. Officers learned that the local agency had pursued the vehicle across multiple jurisdictions before entering the City of Richmond, where the suspect lost control of the car and collided into a residence. The suspect (driver) fled from the car, leaving behind a 9-month old infant and a firearm within the vehicle. RPD officers assisted with an extensive search, but were unable to locate the suspect. #3714

5/3/22 – POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

Officers contacted a subject in the area of 5th Street and Nevin Avenue, who was suspected to be involved in narcotics activity. The subject was found to be in possession drug paraphernalia and booked at the RPD Jail. #3720

5/3/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 12000 block of San Pablo Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that a physical altercation had occurred with the intoxicated suspect, causing a visible minor injury. The suspect was arrested without incident. #3729

5/3/22 – DUI ENFORCEMENT – EXTRA PATROL

The RPD Traffic Unit conducted extra patrols throughout the City of Richmond, focused on DUI enforcement; numerous citations were issued during this operation, and one driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

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

5/4/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 12000 block of San Pablo Avenue regarding an alarm activation, and discovered that the glass door to the business had been shattered. No one was located inside the business. #3733

5/4/22 – RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION, NARCOTICS POSSESSION

Officers responded to the 200 block of South 22nd Street regarding a subject who was in violation of a restraining order. The suspect was detained without incident, and a records check confirmed the restraining order violation. The suspect was also in possession of a controlled substance, and was transported to the RPD Jail. #3739

5/4/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 100 block of 15th Street regarding reports of a domestic assault. The victim reported that the suspect had physically assaulted her, causing visible injuries. The suspect was arrested without incident. #3745

5/4/22 – WARRANT ARREST

Officers contacted the suspect in the 400 block of 39th Street, with knowledge of an outstanding $1 million warrant for his arrest. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #2682

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

5/5/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 200 block of Schooner Court regarding an in-progress assault, and learned that the involved subjects had been involved in a heated argument which escalated into a physical altercation. The victim sustained a visible minor injury, and the suspect – who was also found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest – was taken into custody without incident. #3772

5/5/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE

Officers responded to the 300 block of 25th Street regarding a suspicious vehicle driving around the area. Officers located the vehicle, parked and occupied by one subject. A records check revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen, and the suspect was arrested without incident. #3773

5/5/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 600 block of 13th Street regarding a report of a shooting; the victim reported hearing a loud noise in the middle of the night and, this morning, finding a projectile hole in her wall. No injuries were reported, and officers processed and collected the evidence. #3777

5/5/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of Groom Drive and Alta Mira Drive. A records check revealed that the driver had several outstanding warrants for his arrest, and was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #3788

5/5/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the wharf at Chevron Refinery regarding a deceased person. Medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. The incident matched information related to a missing person’s case from a local law enforcement jurisdiction. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. #3791

5/5/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 1200 block of Brickyard Cove regarding a 911 call with a female requesting help. Officers learned that the suspect had assaulted the victim, and was arrested without incident. The victim was treated at a local medical facility. #3803

5/5/22 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 4000 block of Minuet Circle regarding an armed robbery that had occurred. The victim reported that multiple suspects approached him, produced a firearm, and demanded the victim’s items. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene. #3798

5/5/22 – CINCO DE MAYO TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

The RPD Traffic Unit conducted an enforcement operation along the 23rd Street Corridor for anticipated Cinco de Mayo celebration festivities. Numerous citations (50+) were issued, multiple vehicles were impounded, and one DUI investigation was completed.

5/5/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION (MINOR INJURY)

Officers responded to the 2300 block of Rheem Avenue regarding a vehicle that had collided into a residence. Medical personnel responded for reported minor injuries. An RPD Traffic investigator, assigned to the special enforcement operation, responded to assume the investigation. #3799

5/5/22 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)

An RPD officer providing additional patrols near the 23rd Street corridor saw a vehicle conducting sideshow activity in the area of 24th Street and Nevin Avenue. An enforcement stop resulting in a DUI investigation was conducted, where the driver provided a breath alcohol sample of nearly twice the legal limit. An RPD Traffic investigator, assigned to the special enforcement operation, responded to assume the investigation. #3800

5/5/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION (MINOR INJURY)

Officers responded to the 2700 block of Rheem Avenue on reports of a car that had collidend into, and taken down a power pole, before crashing into a nearby house. Involved parties sustained minor injuries however, the roadway remained closed for several hours due to exposed live electrical wires. RPD Traffic investigators, assigned to the special enforcement operation, assumed the investigation. #3811

5/5/22 – SIDESHOW ACTIVITY

Officers responded to the area of Blume Drive and Hilltop Drive regarding a large group participating in sideshow activity; available officers responded and eventually dispersed the group of participants from the area.

5/5/22 – SIDESHOW ACTIVITY

Participants from the above dispersed activity continued sideshow activities in the area of Central Avenue and Rydin Road. Available officers responded to the new location and were eventually able to disperse the participants from city limits.

5/5/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION (MAJOR INJURY)

Officers responded to the area of Carlson Boulevard and Pullman Avenue regarding a traffic collision with major injuries, and learned that a vehicle had collided with a non-street legal dirt bike that had been riding with no lights. The rider sustained major injuries and was airlifted to a local trauma center. RPD Traffic investigators responded to the scene to assume the investigation. #3810

5/6/22 – ARSON, HIT AND RUN COLLISION (NON INJURY)

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Shane Drive regarding a car that had collided with a parked vehicle. Prior to RPD arrival, a witness indicated that the driver had exited the car, set it on fire, and fled the scene. Officers were unable to locate the driver, and Richmond firefighters responded to extinguish the blaze. #3815

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