Richmond police patrol activity report: May 16-19

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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 16-19, 2022

5/16/22 – CHILD ABUSE, CRIMINAL THREATS

A juvenile victim disclosed to a mandated reporter that he had been punched in the face by his father during his visit. Additionally, the child reported receiving threatening phone calls from his father’s acquaintance. The child was not physically injured, and the suspects were not on scene at the time of the report.

5/16/22 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Officers responded to the area of Bayview Avenue and Carlson Avenue regarding a car that was blocking traffic, with an unresponsive person slumped over the steering wheel. Officers contacted the driver, who displayed symptoms of intoxication and claimed that a hit-and-run collision had occurred (with no corroborating evidence). A DUI investigation was conducted and the driver was arrested without incident. #4064

5/16/22 – MEDICAL EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 2300 block of Clinton Avenue regarding an individual possibly experiencing a mental health crisis. Medical personnel responded, and transported the subject from the scene for further evaluation. #4066

5/16/22 – WARRANT ARREST

A suspect, who had an outstanding warrant, surrendered himself for arrest at the RPD lobby. He was booked into the RPD jail without incident. #1406

5/16/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to two ShotSpotter activations in the 100 block of South 6th Street, where they located evidence of a shooting on scene. A local hospital later contacted RPD to advise that a victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound had been dropped off at the emergency room. The victim was uncooperative, and this incident remains under investigation. #4072

5/16/22 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Officers responded to the area of Carlson Boulevard and Carl Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving an intoxicated driver. Upon contact, the driver exhibited symptoms of intoxication and was arrested following a DUI investigation. #4074

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

5/17/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 300 block of 24th Street regarding an unresponsive person. 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. #4078

5/17/22 – CHILD ENDANGERMENT

Officers responded to the area of 5th Street and Chanslor Avenue regarding an occupied car that was blocking the school’s gate. The driver, who was the mother of three young children within the car, refused to speak with officers and remained in the car with the windows up and doors locked.

Officers patiently spoke to the mother and eventually escorted two of the children to safety, after persuading a 6-year old to unlock the doors. The mother continued to be uncooperative as she held her infant child. A short time later, a family member arrived on scene and was able to safely retrieve the infant child. The mother was safely detained and, based on her statements and behavior, she was transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation. #4081

5/17/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY

Officers responded to the 900 block of Sonoma Street regarding a traffic collision that had occurred. It was determined that the driver had experienced a medical emergency while driving, which caused him to collide into a parked vehicle. The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment. #4085

5/17/22 – EVADING ARREST, ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, RESISTING ARREST

An RPD officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of I-80 and MacDonald Avenue. The driver failed to yield and, while driving recklessly in the opposing lanes of traffic, nearly rammed into an arriving RPD officer’s car.

The driver then drove into an apartment complex parking lot, handed a bag to a nearby pedestrian, and quickly sped away. Following a brief struggle, officers detained the pedestrian and found a firearm within the bag. The driver later yielded to officers and was also arrested without incident. #4096

5/17/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 2500 block of Lancaster Drive regarding a welfare check. Officers gained access to the residence and located the resident, unresponsive. 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. #4098

5/17/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 2900 block of Cindy Court regarding an apparent suicide. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. #4100

5/17/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, VANDALISM

Officers responded to the 200 block of South 22nd Street regarding a disturbance. The victim reported that her son had hit her on the head with a heavy metal object, and then proceeded to smash the windows and door to the residence. The suspect was arrested without incident. #4102

5/17/22 – AUTO BURGLARY, RESISTING ARREST

Officers responded to the area of MacDonald Avenue and Wilson Avenue on reports of a suspect attempting to steal a car. As officers arrived on scene, the suspect exited the vehicle, clenched his fists and advanced towards officers while reaching into his jacket. The suspect was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of an RPD K9. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. #4104

5/17/22 – HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Ohio Avenue regarding a ShotSpotter activation. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Medical personnel pronounced the decedent, and homicide investigators responded to the scene. This investigation is ongoing. #4105

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Seven (7) officers reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

5/18/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer contacted an individual in the area of 24th Street and Barrett Avenue, and a records check revealed the subject had two outstanding warrants for her arrest. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #4107

5/18/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

RPD officers assisted a neighboring agency during a search for a home invasion robbery suspect. Despite an extensive search involving numerous personnel, the suspect evaded arrest following the incident. Several hours later, an alert citizen reported that a suspicious subject had crawled out of a utility manhole. The suspect was positively identified and taken into custody.

5/18/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the area of Tewksbury Avenue and Washington Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported being struck by the suspect with a large blunt object, causing visible injury. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival, and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. #4111

5/18/22 – BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2400 block of Nevin Avenue regarding a battery that had occurred. The victim and suspect were involved in a verbal altercation, which escalated when the suspect physically assaulted the victim. The victim did not want to pursue prosecution, and was not injured during this incident. #4115

5/18/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY

Officers responded to the area of Wright Avenue and Marina Way South regarding a 2-vehicle collision. One occupant suffered moderate injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. #4116

5/18/22 – HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 2300 block of Clinton Avenue regarding a disturbance. Upon arrival, they located a subject who, days prior, had escaped from an ambulance during a mental health evaluation. The subject was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. #4120

5/18/22 – CHILD ABUSE

Officers responded to the 200 block of West Nevin Avenue regarding a report of a young child being assaulted inside the residence. Upon arrival, officers found two children suffering from visible non-life threatening injuries. The suspect, who was within the residence, was arrested and booked without incident. The children were transferred to the safe custody of county services. #4123

5/18/22 – CARJACKING

Officers responded to the area of Harbour Way and Chanslor Avenue regarding a fight, and learned that a carjacking had occurred. The victim reported that the suspect, who was armed with a firearm, repeatedly punched him, took his keys, and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. The suspect was not located at the time of the report. #4126

5/18/22 – CARJACKING

Officers responded to the area of 23rd Street and Esmond Avenue regarding carjacking that had occurred. The victim reported that, while seated in his vehicle, the suspect approached him, brandished a knife, and demanded his wallet. Terrified, the victim fled from the car, and the suspect got into the running car and drove away. The victim’s car was later located nearby, unoccupied. #4131

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Eight ( officers reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

5/19/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 400 block of 6th Street regarding a domestic battery that had occurred. The victim reported being pushed and briefly pinned against a wall by the suspect. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. #4134

5/19/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 200 block of Duboce Avenue regarding a disconnected 911 call. Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect had assaulted the victim during an argument, causing visible injuries. The suspect was arrested without incident. #4133

5/19/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISIONS (2)

Officers responded to the area of South 23rd Street and Cutting Boulevard regarding a traffic collision that had occurred. Both involved parties were uninjured however, their vehicles were blocking the lanes of traffic. While on scene, a second two-vehicle collision occurred as the drivers attempted to navigate the roadways. No one was injured in the second collision. #4140

5/19/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the area of South 37th Street and Cutting Boulevard regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that the suspect had thrown a glass bottle at him, which broke and caused a non-life threatening laceration. The suspect had already fled the scene, and the victim was transported to a hospital for treatment. #4142

5/19/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY, ASSAULT

Officers responded to the 300 block of South 50th Street regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported being assaulted by the suspect following a verbal argument, causing visible injury. The suspect was arrested without incident. #4149

5/19/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer saw the suspect walking out of a business carrying bags full of merchandise. The suspect was contacted, and a records check revealed a no-bail warrant for her arrest. The store representatives did not want to pursue prosecution, and the merchandise was returned to the establishment. #4150

5/19/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

Officers provided traffic control for the Richmond Fire Department, as they extinguished a vegetation fire in the area of Richmond Parkway and Goodrick Avenue.

5/19/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Cutting Boulevard and Stege Avenue. A records check revealed the driver had two warrants for her arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #4155

5/19/22 – BIKING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

An RPD officer observed a bicyclist run a red light at South 24th Street and Cutting Boulevard, narrowly being hit by a passing vehicle. An enforcement stop was initiated and the bicyclist exhibited signs of intoxication. A breath alcohol sample during the DUI investigation revealed the bicyclist was over the legal limit. He was arrested without incident. #4161

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