Richmond police patrol activity report: May 13-15

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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 13-15, 2022

5/13/22 – MISCELLANEOUS REPORT

Officers responded to the 300 block of Pacific Avenue regarding a mountain lion sighting. A resident reported seeing the mountain lion crouching in a bush before running away. When officers arrived, the mountain lion was nowhere to be found. The Department of Fish and Game was notified.

5/13/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 900 block of Hensley Street on reports of several subjects breaking into, and entering, the property. Just prior to officers’ arrival, the subjects fled into a nearby encampment. Despite an extensive search of the area, officers were unable to locate the suspects. #3989

5/13/22 – RESISTING ARREST

Officers responded to the 600 block of 19th Street regarding a fight that had occurred. Officers contacted an involved party (suspect), who appeared extremely intoxicated and, when officers attempted to detain him in handcuffs, the suspect proceeded to resist and fight with officers.

Following a brief struggle, the suspect was arrested and transported to the RPD Jail, where he repeatedly kicked the door and attempted to flood his jail cell. The suspect was transported to the County Jail without incident. #3998

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Four (4) officers and two (2) lieutenants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

5/14/22 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Officers responded to the 2800 block of Moyers Road regarding a vehicle that had crashed into a parked car. The driver exhibited symptoms of intoxication, was unable to successfully complete field sobriety tests, and provided a breath alcohol sample of nearly twice the legal limit. The driver was arrested without incident. #4001

5/14/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 5000 block of Central Avenue regarding a business alarm activation. Upon arrival, they found that the front door had been shattered, and located the suspect inside the business. The juvenile suspect was arrested without incident. #4003

5/14/22 – RECKLESS DRIVING, EVADING ARREST

An RPD officer attempted to stop a vehicle, driving at a high rate of speed, in the area of South 6th Street and Ohio Avenue. The driver continued to speed through city streets while fleeing from officers, before eventually pulling over after several blocks. The suspect was arrested and cited without incident. #4006

5/14/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2800 block of Cutting Boulevard on reports of a disturbance. The victim reported that a verbal argument had escalated into a physical altercation, and that the suspect had physically assaulted her, causing visible injuries. The suspect was arrested without incident. #4009

5/14/22 – FRAUD

Officers responded to a business in the 1100 block of MacDonald Avenue regarding an individual who was attempting to cash a fraudulent check. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival however, was later located and placed under arrest without incident. #4010

5/14/22 – RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION

Officers responded to the 200 block of South 22nd Street regarding a restraining order violation. The suspect, who had a valid restraining order prohibiting him from the property, was arrested on scene. #4014

5/14/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 100 block of Harbour Way South. Spent shell casings were located on scene, and a nearby resident reported projectile damage to the window of the residence; no injuries were reported. #4019

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Five (5) officers and two (2) lieutenants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

5/15/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 500 block of 19th Street regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim, who suffered visible injuries, reported being physically assaulted by the suspect, who had already fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. #4020

5/15/22 – HOMICIDE

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 2300 block of Lancaster Drive, where they located an unresponsive victim seated within a parked vehicle with visible gunfire projectile damage. Medical personnel pronounced the decedent, and homicide investigators responded to assume the investigation. This investigation is ongoing. #4021

5/15/22 – ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 11000 block of San Pablo Avenue regarding a robbery that had occurred. The victim reported that two suspects attempted to steal merchandise from the business and, when confronted, the suspects attacked the victim. Both suspects fled in an awaiting vehicle prior to RPD arrival. #4029

5/15/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Maine Avenue regarding a battery that had occurred. The victim reported being punched by the suspect following a verbal altercation. No injuries were reported, and the suspect was arrested without incident. #4033

5/15/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 600 block of South 4th Street regarding a commercial burglary in progress, and discovered that a perimeter fence had been cut open to allow entry to the business. An extensive search was conducted, with helicopter support from an allied agency however, no suspect(s) were located. #4014

5/15/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to two ShotSpotter activations in the 200 block of South 22nd Street, and located multiple expended casings on scene. No injuries were reported however, a nearby parked car was struck by gunfire during this incident. #4037

5/15/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION (WITH INJURY)

Officers responded to the area of Marina Way South and Florida Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and an ATV. The juvenile ATV passenger suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The juvenile ATV driver was uninjured. #4039

5/15/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

A local law enforcement agency requested RPD assistance for an uncooperative driver of a stolen vehicle. RPD personnel, including a K9 officer, responded to assist. Upon hearing the K9 announcement and warning, the driver quickly surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.

5/15/22 – MISCELLANEOUS REPORT

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Clinton Avenue regarding an aggressive pit bull who had bitten a citizen and another dog. When Animal Control arrived on scene, the pit bull attacked the officer before eventually being subdued into Animal Control custody. #4044

5/16/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer recognized an individual with a no-bail parole warrant for his arrest in the area of 27th Street and Nevin Avenue. The suspect was arrested without incident. #4048

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Three (3) officers and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.