Richmond police patrol activity report: June 3-5

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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: June 3-5, 2022

6/3/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. During the investigation, a loaded firearm was located within the vehicle. The driver was arrested without incident. #4550

6/3/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to the 500 block of South 30th Street regarding a report of a shooting. The victim reported that she and suspect had prior disagreements and today, following an argument, the suspect brandished a gun and shot at the victim, causing non-life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and the suspect was not located. #4551

6/3/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE

Officers responded to the 2300 block of Hilltop Mall Road regarding a subject who was tampering with a motorcycle. The suspect fled from officers on the stolen motorcycle and evaded arrest. #4553

6/3/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Wall Avenue regarding a disturbance; the victim reported that, following an argument, the suspect threw a glass bottle, striking the victim in the nose. The suspect fled the scene prior to RPD arrival. #4559

6/3/22 – MEDICAL EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 300 block of South 7th Street regarding a suspicious subject who was trying to enter the property by breaking down a fence. As officers arrived, the subject ran into the backyard and climbed into a window of a detached studio and, before the subject was able to enter an occupied bedroom, officers followed him through the window and detained him without incident. Based on the subject’s actions and mental state, an ambulance was requested to transport the subject for a medical evaluation. #4563

6/3/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 5200 block of Sunset Drive regarding an unresponsive subject suffering from a possible overdose. Medical personnel arrived and, despite lifesaving measures, pronounced the decedent on scene. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. #4564

6/3/22 – SIDESHOW

Officers responded to numerous calls of sideshow activity in the parking lot of Hilltop Mall, with one caller reporting a grass fire that had ignited in a nearby field. Multiple officers and fire personnel responded to the scene, and were unable to locate the reported activity.

6/3/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 200 block of South 44th Street regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that his intoxicated brother had struck him with a hammer following an argument. The suspect, who also had an outstanding arrest warrant, was taken into custody without incident. The victim was not injured. #4567

6/3/22 – SIDESHOW

Numerous callers reported a large sideshow in the area of West Cutting Boulevard and Canal Boulevard. Officers arrived and estimated approximately 200 involved vehicles, with illegal fireworks being set off and lasers being pointed. The involved vehicles were eventually diverted from the area, and notifications were made to allied agencies.

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.

6/4/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 100 block of Marina Way regarding a report of a domestic battery that had occurred. The victim reported that a verbal argument with the suspect escalated when he physically assaulted her. The victim was not injured, and the suspect was arrested without incident.

6/4/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Moyers Road regarding a domestic battery that had occurred. The victim reported that, following a verbal argument, the suspect physically assaulted her. The assault was interrupted by a child within the residence, and the suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. An alert RPD officer later located the suspect, driving within the city of Richmond. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #4570

6/4/22 – RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION

Officers responded to the 5200 block of Gordon Avenue regarding an unwanted subject; a records check revealed that a valid restraining order was on file prohibiting the subject from entering the premises. The subject was taken into custody without incident. #4575

6/4/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the area of Castro Street and Hensley Avenue on a report of an assault that had occurred. The victim, who was suffering from a visible moderate injury, reported that the suspect had struck him with a metal object after a verbal confrontation. The suspect was not located at the time of the report; the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injury. #4579

6/4/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to the 3600 block of Florida Avenue regarding a shooting that had occurred. The victim, who was not injured, reported that an acquaintance had produced a firearm and shot at her, before fleeing the scene. An extensive area canvass was conducted, with negative results. This investigation is ongoing. #4590

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Seven (7) officers and two (2) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

6/5/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2200 block of Cutting Boulevard regarding a domestic battery that had occurred. The suspect, who had left the scene, was later taken into custody without incident. #4593

6/5/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

An RPD officer located a vehicle, driving in the area of Central Avenue and San Joaquin Street, that was associated with a shooting incident in a nearby jurisdiction. A high-risk enforcement stop was conducted, and the occupants were detained without incident. The involved agencies were notified and the suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #4595

6/5/22 – HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to the area of 24th Street and Esmond Avenue regarding an unresponsive subject lying on the sidewalk. Officers arrived on scene and located evidence of an unnatural cause of injury; medical personnel arrived and pronounced the decedent on scene. Homicide investigators responded to assume the investigation. #4599 (Our developing story on this inciden here).

6/5/22 – RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION, RESISTING ARREST

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Chanslor Avenue regarding a domestic dispute that had occurred. Upon RPD arrival, the suspect led officers on a brief foot pursuit before perching himself upon the 23rd Street overpass, refusing to surrender. The suspect was eventually taken into custody without incident, and transported to the RPD jail. #4603

6/5/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Coalinga Avenue regarding an unresponsive subject. Despite lifesaving measures, medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #4604

6/5/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2100 block of Ohio Avenue regarding an domestic dispute that had occurred. The victim reported that a physical altercation had occurred between her and the suspect, who had already fled the scene. The victim was not injured during the incident. #4608

6/5/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the 3100 block of Benjamin Drive. Based on observations and statements, a DUI investigation was initiated, which resulted in the discovery of a loaded firearm within the driver’s waistband. The driver was arrested without incident. #4609

6/5/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 8th Street and Ripley Avenue. The juvenile driver, while speaking to the officer, attempted to conceal a backpack underneath his seat, and eventually admitted that a firearm was concealed within the backpack. He was taken into custody without incident, and later released to the custody of his guardian on a juvenile affidavit. #4611

6/6/22 – TRESPASSING

Officers responded to Hilltop Mall regarding a report of two subjects trespassing on the property. The individuals were detained, and a Citizen’s Arrest was obtained. Both subjects were booked at the RPD jail without incident. #4614

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Ten (10) officers and two (2) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.