Richmond police patrol activity report: May 9-12

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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 9-12, 2022

5/9/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 900 block of West Cutting Boulevard on reports of a battery. A witness reported seeing the suspect continuously assaulting the victim, even when the victim had already fallen to the ground. Officers contacted the involved parties, who were both uncooperative. The suspect was arrested without incident and booked at the RPD jail. #3886

5/9/22 – WARRANT ARREST
Officers responded to 900 block of Nevin Avenue regarding a subject refusing the leave the facility. A records check revealed that the subject had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was arrested without incident and transported to the RPD jail. #3890

5/9/22 – HIT AND RUN COLLISION
Officers responded to the area of Cutting Boulevard and South 31st Street regarding a traffic collision that had occurred. Upon arrival, officers determined that the vehicle had crashed into a business, and the occupant(s) of the car had fled prior to police arrival. A records check further revealed that the vehicle had been stolen, but not yet reported to local authorities. #3895

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Six (6) officers and one (1) sergeant filled mandatory / forced overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing.

5/10/22 – WARRANT ARREST
An RPD officer attempted to contact a bicyclist in the area of 23rd Street and McBryde Avenue. The bicyclist (suspect) ignored the officer and continued to ride. As additional officers arrived in the area, the suspect lost control of his bicycle and crashed into the back of a police car. The suspect was detained, and a records check revealed he had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. No major injuries or damage to the vehicle were reported during this incident. #3899

5/10/22 – AUTO BURGLARY
Officers responded to the 700 block of Monarch Court regarding an auto burglary that had occurred. The victim reported that his vehicle had been broken into after returning to his residence from the ATM, and the recently withdrawn cash had been stolen from the car. The suspect fled the scene after the incident and was not located. #3905

5/10/22 – GRAND THEFT
Officers responded to the 5200 block of Tehama Avenue regarding the theft of a large amount of cash. The victim reported that, after withdrawing a large sum of money from the bank, the victim briefly left a backpack containing the money in her unlocked car. When she returned, the money was missing. No suspects were located on scene. #3909

5/10/22 – ILLEGAL DUMPING
An RPD officer conducted a follow-up investigation, after a suspect was caught on camera, illegally dumping trash from his car. The suspect admitted his involvement in the incident, and was issued an arrest citation for the incident. #3913

5/10/22 – MEDICAL EVALUATION
Officers responded to the area of 41st Street and MacDonald Avenue regarding a subject walking in the roadway with no clothes on. Upon contact, officers determined that the subject was possibly suffering a mental health crisis; medical personnel were summoned to the scene and transported the subject for further evaluation. #3915

5/10/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
Officers responded to the area of South 37th Street and Cutting Boulevard regarding a collision involving a vehicle and a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was ejected and suffered major, non-life threatening injuries, and was airlifted to a local trauma center. #3925

5/10/22 – ARMED ROBBERY
Officers responded to the 3400 block of Richmond Parkway on reports of an individual screaming in the area. Upon arrival, they discovered that the subject had been a victim of a robbery. The victim reported that two suspects approached him, hit him with a blunt object, and stole his phone and wallet. The suspects fled the scene, and the victim was transported to a local hospital for his injuries. #3928

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Three (3) officers and one (1) sergeant filled mandatory / forced overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing.

5/11/22 – WARRANT ARREST
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 19th Street and Barrett Avenue. The driver was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest, and was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #3931

5/11/22 – THEFT BY FALSE PRETENSE
The victim reported being scammed by a suspect, who had acted as representative from an antivirus company via phone. After gaining the victim’s information, the suspect was able to electronically transfer hundreds of thousands of dollars from the victim’s bank account. This incident is an ongoing investigation. #3942

5/11/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
A federal law enforcement agency requested RPD assistance with their investigation in the 700 block of 6th Street. The suspect in their investigation was located and arrested on scene without incident.

5/11/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
Officers responded to the 900 block of South 47th Street regarding two ShotSpotter activations; witnesses reported two suspects shooting at a passing vehicle, before fleeing the area on foot. No victims or injuries were reported. #3945

5/11/22 – SHOOTING AND STABBING INVESTIGATION
Officers responded to reports of a stabbing that had occurred in the 4800 block of Hartnett Avenue; upon arrival, two victims were located – one suffering from a stab wound, and another suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers learned that a verbal altercation had occurred between two groups of individuals, resulting in one victim being stabbed. Shortly thereafter, an individual drew a firearm and shot at the group; three suspects returned fire, injuring the initial shooter.

Both injured individuals suffered non-life threatening injuries, and were transported to local hospitals for treatment; a firearm with an extended 30-round magazine and 36 spent casings were recovered on scene.

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Eight (8) officers, one (1) sergeant, and one (1) lieutenant filled mandatory / forced overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing.

5/12/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
A local law enforcement agency requested RPD assistance in the area of 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. RPD officers responded and cleared the scene once the suspect was apprehended. #3955

5/12/22 – THEFT BY FALSE PRETENSE
The victim reported being scammed by a suspect, who acted as a representative with an antivirus company. After gaining access to the victim’s information, the suspect was able to electronically transfer tens of thousands of dollars from the victim’s bank account. This investigation is ongoing. #3964

5/12/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 2300 block of Foothill Avenue regarding an unresponsive 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. #3965

5/12/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
Officers responded to multiple ShotSpotter activations in the 4700 block of Hartnett Avenue. Multiple witnesses reported seeing two juveniles engaged in a gun battle – one armed with a rifle. Rifle and pistol casings were located on scene; no injuries were reported. #3974

5/12/22 – RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION
Officers responded to the 500 block of 22nd Street regarding a restraining order violation. The suspect entered the victim’s property, in violation of a valid restraining order, and yelled at the victim through the front door. The suspect was arrested on scene, without incident. #3977

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Eight (8) officers and one (1) sergeant filled mandatory / forced overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing.