Richmond police patrol activity report: May 30-June 2

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Richmond police patrol activity report: April 29-May 1
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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 30-June 2, 2022

5/30/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 400 block of 40th Street regarding an assault that had occurred, the prior evening. The victim reported that, following a verbal argument, the suspect assaulted the victim, causing visible injury. The suspect fled the scene and was not located at the time of the report. #4415
5/30/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY, BRANDISHING A WEAPON
Officers responded to the 2400 block of Nevin Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred. Witnesses reported that the suspect had physically assaulted the victim, made stabbing motions at the victim while holding a knife, and then told witnesses that she was going to get a gun.
Officers contacted the suspect and detained her without incident; a shotgun was located nearby, in plain view, and collected from the scene. Prior to transport to the RPD jail, the suspect became combative and was restrained for her safety, and transported directly to County Jail. #4416
5/30/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 2500 block of Shane Drive regarding a possible deceased person. Medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #4417
5/30/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
A local law enforcement agency requested RPD assistance in their pursuit of a carjacked vehicle. The suspects fled on foot after crashing into a fence near Cutting Boulevard and Interstate-80. RPD officers provided perimeter assistance as the agency conducted their search for the suspects. #4424
5/30/22 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, HIT AND RUN COLLISION
Officers responded to the area of South 23rd Street and Cutting Boulevard regarding a hit and run collision that had occurred. An RPD officer located the suspect nearby, stopped in his vehicle in the middle of the roadway. The driver displayed objective symptoms of intoxication; a DUI investigation was conducted, and the driver was placed under arrest without incident. A records check revealed that the driver was on active probation for DUI, had an outstanding DUI arrest warrant, and also had his license suspended for DUI. #4427
5/30/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
A witness reported seeing a man with a gun in the area of Ells Street and Gately Avenue. Officers located the individual, who was found to be in illegal possession of a loaded firearm, with an illegal extended magazine. #4432
5/30/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
Officers responded to the 2400 block of Nevin Avenue regarding a person who had been shot. Officers located a victim who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his lower extremity. Witnesses reported that the suspect had fled the scene prior to police arrival. The victim was transported to a local trauma center for treatment. This investigation is ongoing. #4431
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Seven (7) officers, three (3) sergeants, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.
5/31/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 500 block of 9th Street regarding an unresponsive subject. Medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #4447
5/31/22 – TRESPASSING
Officers responded to the 2000 block of Chanslor Avenue regarding an unwanted subject. The victim reported that the suspect continued to frequent the property after ending a prior relationship. A citizen’s arrest form was obtained, and the suspect was arrested without incident. #4457
5/31/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Witnesses reported several individuals drinking alcohol next to two marked vans, belonging to a local business, in the area of Richmond Parkway and Hensley Avenue. One individual was witnessed putting a gun into his pocket. Officers contacted the involved individuals and detained them without incident; a loaded firearm with an illegal extended magazine was located at the scene. #4461
5/31/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
While patrolling the area of 1st Street and Ripley Avenue, officers noticed an individual running away from a parked vehicle. A loaded firearm was found along the suspect’s flight path; officers later located the individual, who was found to be on active Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for being a felon in possession of a firearm. #4475
5/31/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION (MINOR INJURY)
Officers responded to the area of 15th Street and Chanslor Avenue regarding a traffic collision with one driver trapped. Medical personnel provided treatment to the driver, who suffered minor injuries. No other injuries were reported. #4477
6/1/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of Merced Avenue and Santa Clara Street. The driver immediately fled from the car, and a records check revealed that the car had been reported stolen from a neighboring agency. The suspect was quickly taken into custody with the assistance of an RPD K9. A records check further revealed that the suspect had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. #4480
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Six (6) officers, two (2) sergeants, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.
6/1/22 – WARRANT ARREST
RPD officers responded to the 3800 block of Lakeside Drive regarding an unwanted subject on the property. Upon contact, a records check revealed that the subject had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident. #4483
6/1/22 – CHILD ABUSE
Officers authored a report regarding a 6-year old child who had disclosed being assaulted by a step-parent on several occasions, and had sustained visible injuries from the last incident. Investigators at the Family Justice Center were notified of the incident, and officers ensured that the child remained in the safe custody of a trusted guardian. #4491
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Three (3) officers, two (2) sergeants, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.
6/2/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
RPD officers responded to assist a local agency who was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle with occupants armed with at least one firearm and body armor. The pursuit extended through several local jurisdictions before officers lost sight of the vehicle, eluding capture. #4506
6/2/22 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 22nd Street and Bissell Avenue. As the driver pulled over, he collided with two parked cars. The driver displayed symptoms of intoxication, and provided a breath alcohol sample of more than twice the legal limit. The driver was medically cleared and booked without incident. #4507
6/2/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 5800 block of Country View Drive regarding an unresponsive subject. Medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #4509
6/2/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the 13000 block of San Pablo Avenue; a records check revealed that the car had been reported stolen. The occupants were detained without incident, and the driver was booked at the RPD jail. #4508
6/2/22 – MEDICAL EVALUATION
Officers responded to the 2300 block of Lancaster Drive regarding a subject who had barricaded himself within the shared laundry facility. The subject, who was extremely agitated, made belligerent statements regarding his health and safety. Officers patiently spoke to the subject, and were eventually able to safely detain him. Medical personnel transported the subject for a health evaluation hold without further incident. #4512
6/2/22 – RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION, WARRANT ARREST
Officers responded to the 3200 block of Ohio Avenue regarding a disturbance. A records check revealed that an involved party had an active restraining order prohibiting contact from the victim on scene; the suspect also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #4521
6/2/22 – WARRANT ARREST
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 28th Street and MacDonald Avenue. The driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #4523
6/2/22 – MISCELLANEOUS – ABATEMENT
City and county-wide agency resources, including RPD, partnered together to clean up an encampment within the city’s Northern District. Individuals at the encampment were contacted and provided with housing options and resources. Stripped and abandoned vehicles, trash, and miscellaneous items were cleared from the area.
6/2/22 – WARRANT ARREST
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 24th Street and Andrade Avenue. A records check revealed that an occupant had a no-bail warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #4532
6/2/22 – RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
Officers responded to the 1100 block of Ells Street regarding a burglary that had occurred. Home surveillance footage revealed that three suspects entered the home, which was vacant at the time, and stole electronics and personal items. The suspects fled the scene and were not located. #4533
6/2/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION (MINOR INJURY)
Officers responded to the 3200 block of Pierce Street regarding a collision involving a car and pedestrian. The driver of the car collided into the pedestrian as she was walking in the parking lot. The pedestrian suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. #4537

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Four (4) officers and three (3) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.