Richmond police patrol activity report: June 17-19

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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: June 17-19, 2022

6/17/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 300 block of 4th Street on reports of a suspect with a knife, chasing someone around the park. Officers arrived and located the victim, hiding, who reported that the suspect had tried to attack him with a knife without provocation. The suspect was arrested without incident, and booked at the RPD jail. #4928

6/17/22 – TRESPASSING

Officers responded to the 400 block of High Street regarding a subject who was trespassing in a vacant residence. A citizen’s arrest was obtained and the suspect was arrested without incident. #4934

6/17/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

A neighboring agency contacted RPD for assistance during their call involving a Spanish-speaking suicidal subject; a bilingual RPD officer responded to communicate with the subject, and later cleared the scene without incident.

6/17/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION

Officers responded to a traffic collision in the area of 23rd Street and Barrett Avenue; both involved motorists were uninjured and the disabled vehicles, which were blocking the roadway, were towed from the scene. #4939

6/17/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of Marina Way and Barrett Avenue. A passenger within the vehicle was found to have a no-bail warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #766

6/17/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the 2200 block of Visalia Avenue. The subject was found to have three outstanding warrants for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #4942

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

6/18/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

A neighboring agency requested RPD K9 assistance to search for a firearm following an enforcement stop. An RPD K9 officer responded to assist.

6/18/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, EVADING ARREST

Officers responded to the 700 block of South 13th Street regarding a commercial burglary and alarm activation. As officers responded to the scene, four vehicles were observed fleeing the area. Available officers pursued two of the vehicles as they entered the freeway; one vehicle was pursued into neighboring jurisdictions before eluding capture. The second vehicle lost control on the freeway, and an occupant was taken into custody – and found to have two no-bail warrants for his arrest. This investigation is ongoing. #4944

6/18/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

A neighboring agency requested RPD K9 assistance to search for a firearm following a vehicle pursuit. An RPD K9 officer responded to assist.

6/18/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION

RPD officers responded to the area of Richmond Parkway and Giant Highway regarding a traffic collision. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a solo vehicle collision had sheared off a city streetlight pole. The driver was not injured, and Richmond city crews were notified regarding the damage. #4947

6/18/22 – HIT AND RUN COLLISION

Officers responded to the 3500 block of Barrett Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a motorcyclist. Officers learned that a motorcyclist had been travelling in the bicycle lane when he was struck by a vehicle maneuvering a right turn; the motorcyclist, with help from the driver, picked up his motorcycle and fled the scene. #4956

6/18/22 – INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-UP

An alert RPD officer recognized a suspect vehicle, associated with a previous kidnapping alert. The officer conducted an enforcement stop, and the suspect was positively identified and taken into custody without incident. #4884

6/18/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION

Officers responded to a traffic collision in the 100 block of 23rd Street; both motorists were uninjured, and one involved vehicle, which was blocking the roadway, was towed from the scene. #4963

6/18/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

The victim reported that a suspect attempted to hit her with his car, after she had confronted him about why he was flashing his headlights at her. The victim was not injured, and the suspect fled prior to police arrival. #4965

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Six (6) officers, one (1) sergeant, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

6/19/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the area of Amador Street and Solano Avenue regarding a physical assault that had occurred. The victim reported that the intoxicated suspect initiated a verbal argument, which escalated into a physical altercation. The suspect was no longer on scene, upon police arrival. The victim declined medical attention. #4966

6/19/22 – HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 600 block of 6th Street regarding an unresponsive subject who had ingested an unknown number of pills. Medical personnel transported the subject to a local hospital for treatment and further evaluation. #4969

6/19/22 – MISSING JUVENILE

Officers responded to the 800 block of Griffin Drive on a report of a missing juvenile. A family member reported that the juvenile had run away from the residence after locking the bedroom door and removing the screen from the bedroom window. The juvenile later returned to the residence, in good health and unharmed. #4790

6/19/22 – BURGLARY, DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 600 block of South 31st Street regarding a burglary in progress. The victim reported that the suspect, a former acquaintance, had attempted to enter the victim’s residence and physically assaulted her following a verbal altercation. The suspect fled from the scene on a bicycle, and eluded capture. #4974

6/19/22 – WARRANT ARREST

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Bissell Avenue regarding a family disturbance. The involved party causing the disturbance was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #2441

6/19/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 4200 block of Rosewood Avenue regarding a possible deceased 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. #4979

6/19/22 – RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION

Officers responded to the 800 block of Lassen Avenue regarding a restraining order violation. A records check revealed a valid restraining order against the suspect, prohibiting contact from the victim, as well as an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #20-9094

6/19/22 – CHILD ABUSE

A family member reported that the suspect (children’s mother) had physically assaulted the children who were currently in her care; the suspect was not on scene, and does not live at the residence. Officers observed injuries that were consistent with the reported incident, and notified County services, who did not respond to the scene. The family member was instructed to call RPD if the suspect returned to the residence. #4984

6/19/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 2500 block of Gaynor Avenue regarding an unresponsive subject. Medical personnel administered lifesaving measures however, were unable to revive the decedent. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #4990

6/19/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the area of South 20th Street and Ohio Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred. Two victims, both suffering from visible injuries, reported that the (known) suspects had physically assaulted them and struck them with a glass bottle before fleeing the scene. The victims were uncooperative in providing further suspect information, and were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. #4991

6/19/22 – CARJACKING (RECOVERED)

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Stenmark Drive regarding a carjacking that had occurred. The victim reported being carjacked by a suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun. The victim was uninjured, and the vehicle was later located within the City of Richmond, unoccupied. #4992

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Six (6) officers reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.