Richmond police patrol activity report: June 13-16

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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 13-16, 2022

6/13/22 – VEHICLE RECOVERY (CARJACKING)

A vehicle involved in a carjacking incident within the City of Richmond was located by a neighboring law enforcement agency, with one suspect in custody. RPD detectives were notified of the arrest, and the involved vehicle was impounded, pending further investigation. #4802

6/13/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Monterey Street on a report of a disturbance involving at least two individuals who were throwing items within the residence. Officers contacted both involved parties and, during the course of the investigation, an involved party was discovered to be in illegal possession of a firearm. The suspect was arrested without incident. #4817

6/13/22 – WARRANT ARREST

Officers responded to the 4700 block of Arno Court regarding a suspect from a prior investigation, who had returned to the residence. A records check revealed that the suspect had an outstanding arrest warrant, related to the ongoing investigation. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #4629

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Ten (10) officers, two (1) sergeant, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

6/14/22 – VANDALISM

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Marina Way South regarding a reported disturbance. The victim reported that the suspect had been aimlessly running and chasing after people in the area, and had jumped onto his vehicle, causing visible damages. The suspect was arrested on scene and transported to the RPD Jail, where he exhibited self-destructive and violent behavior; he was immediately transported to the County Jail, without further incident. #4830

6/14/22 – TRESPASSING

Officers responded to the 2400 block of Nevin Avenue regarding a subject who was trespassing on the property. A citizen’s arrest was obtained, and the suspect was arrested without incident. #4840

6/14/22 – HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 300 block of Maine Avenue regarding a family disturbance. When officers contacted the subjects, an involved party was determined to be suffering from a health crisis, causing danger to others. Medical personnel transported the subject from the scene for further evaluation. #4843

6/14/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

An RPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of 23rd Street and Esmond Avenue. The driver was found to be in illegal possession of a loaded firearm, and was arrested without incident. #4845

6/14/22 – CHILD CUSTODY VIOLATION

Officers responded to the 300 block of 38th Street regarding a family disturbance. While speaking to the involved parties, officers learned that an emergency custody order had been granted, prohibiting the children’s mother (suspect) from contacting the three children; the granting authority confirmed to RPD officers that the suspect was deemed a danger to the child.

The suspect, who had locked herself within the residence with one of the children, refused to exit or cooperate with the investigation. Officers gained access to the residence and took the suspect into custody without incident. The children were transferred to the safe custody of another family member. #4851

6/14/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION, DUI

Officers responded to the area of South 56th Street and Bayview Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcyclist. The investigation revealed that the motorcyclist, who displayed objective symptoms of intoxication, had crashed into a moving vehicle, and then hit two parked cars. A DUI investigation was conducted, and the motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. #4850

6/14/22 – CHILD MOLESTATION

The mother of a juvenile victim reported that her child had been inappropriately touched while attending a sleepover at a friend’s residence. This investigation is ongoing. #4853

6/14/22 – MISCELLANEOUS – DUI ENFORCEMENT

The RPD Traffic Unit conducted directed enforcement patrols throughout the City of Richmond, resulting in numerous citations and suspected DUI investigations. This operation was made possible through grant funding by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

6/14/22 – TRAFFIC CONTROL

Officers responded to the 300 block of Ohio Avenue to assist with traffic control, as Richmond firefighters worked to extinguish a large grass fire.

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

6/15/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Harbour Way South regarding a shooting that had occurred. The victim reported being assaulted, and then shot at, by the suspect who had fled the scene. The victim was not injured, and the suspect was not located during the time of the report. #4854

6/15/22 – CARJACKING, ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

A victim called RPD reporting that he had been carjacked by two armed suspects in the 1100 block of 7th Street. Shortly thereafter, officers learned that a neighboring agency had located the car and were in pursuit of suspects who had fled from the car. One occupant was immediately detained and found to be in possession of a loaded firearm in his pocket. With the assistance of allied agency personnel, helicopter air support, and an RPD K9 search team, an additional suspect was located within the search perimeter, and arrested without incident. #4875

6/15/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Nevin Plaza regarding a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located numerous expended casings of varied calibers, and identified property that had been damaged by gunfire. No injuries were reported, and no suspects were located at the scene. #4876

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

6/16/22 – CARJACKING, EVADING ARREST

An RPD officer attempted an enforcement stop on a vehicle that was speeding on the freeway; the vehicle failed to yield, and a records check revealed that the car was associated with a violent armed carjacking investigation. Officers pursued the car through several neighboring jurisdictions before the car became disabled with the assistance of an allied agency. Six occupants fled from the vehicle and five were eventually taken into custody by RPD officers. #4880

6/16/22 – TRESPASSING

Officers responded to Sunset Lane regarding a burglary in progress. The victim reported being awoken to the sound of someone singing in the bathroom, and discovered that the suspect had entered the unlocked residence and decided to take a shower. A citizen’s arrest was obtained and the trespasser, who was also found to have an outstanding arrest warrant, was taken into custody without incident. #4881

6/16/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the area of South 50th Street and Monterey Street regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that the suspect had assaulted her, following a verbal argument. The suspect was arrested without incident. #4883

6/16/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Greenway Drive regarding an elderly, 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. #4885

6/16/22 – KIDNAPPING, CRIMINAL THREATS, VANDALISM

Officers responded to Hinkley Avenue regarding a possible kidnapping incident that had occurred. The victim reported that a former acquaintance had approached her while holding a large metal object, demanded her to enter his car, and had threatened to harm her with the object if she did not comply. The victim complied and, when the opportunity arose, she fled from the car to her nearby residence. The suspect then vandalized the victim’s car with the metal object before fleeing the scene. The victim was not injured. #4884

6/16/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 200 block of 4th Street regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported being assaulted by the suspect following a verbal altercation. The suspect was arrested without incident. #4889

6/16/22 – EVADING ARREST

Officers responded to the 100 block of West MacDonald Avenue on a report of a man with a gun, who had fled the scene in a purple car. An RPD officer located a car matching the reported description, travelling from the area at a high rate of speed. The driver (suspect) failed to stop, and led officers on a brief pursuit through city streets. The suspect’s vehicle collided with another car while fleeing from officers, causing minor injury. The suspect eventually yielded, fled from the car, and was taken into custody after tripping and falling; he was arrested without further incident. #4899

6/16/22 – ARSON INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to the Target business on MacDonald Avenue on reports of a fire that had ignited within the store. Firefighters extinguished the fire and determined that the fire had been intentionally set. No suspects were located on scene, and the case was referred to fire investigators for follow-up. #4905

6/16/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to a hit-and-run collision in the area of 35th Street and Clinton Avenue. The victim reported that, while riding his bicycle, an unknown suspect followed him in a car. While slowing down at the intersection, the car sped up and hit the victim, knocking him off of his bicycle. The victim suffered visible, non-life threatening injuries; the suspect fled the scene and was not located. #4906

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Nine (9) officers, two (1) sergeant, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.