Richmond police patrol activity report: June 20-23

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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 20-23, 2022

6/20/22 – MISSING PERSON

The reporting party told RPD that her husband had gone missing, after sending a cryptic text message stating it was the last time they would hear from him. He was later located in a different city, safe and unharmed. #5005

6/20/22 – PHYSICAL FIGHT (MUTUAL)

Officers responded to the 900 block of South 55th Street regarding a physical fight involving pepper spray. The first involved party (Suspect #1) told officers that Suspect #2 had pepper-sprayed her, as #2’s daughters physically assaulted her. Suspect #2 reported that her daughter had been punched by Suspect #1, who started the fight. Both suspects signed citizen’s arrest forms, and both were transported and issued arrest citations. #5015

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Twelve (12) officers and one (1) sergeant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

6/21/22 – VEHICLE TAMPERING, POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

A witness reported three suspects pushing a car that appeared to be burned and stripped, in the area of South 2nd Street and Ohio Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found one suspect who was attempting to remove wheels from the vehicle, which had been reported stolen. The suspect was detained and found to be in possession of keys to the stolen car; he was arrested without incident. #4937

6/21/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

The victim reported that, while exiting the freeway at Barrett Avenue, a truck had followed her and then rammed the rear of her car, causing her to spin out. The suspect fled the scene and was not located; the victim was not injured during this incident. #5027

6/21/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION

Officers responded to the area of Richmond Parkway and Hensley Avenue regarding a traffic collision that had occurred. Both involved parties suffered moderate injuries, and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. #5038

6/21/22 – ELDER ABUSE, RESISTING ARREST

The elderly victim reported that, following an argument about being bit by mosquitos, his adult son had punched him in the head, causing visible injury and brief unconsciousness. Officers attempted to contact the suspect, who physically resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. #5041

6/21/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION

Officers responded to the area of 39th Street and Bissell Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a car and a bicyclist (juvenile). Officers learned that the bicyclist had ridden into the intersection without stopping at a stop sign, which caused the passing car to collide with the bicyclist. The bicyclist suffered visible injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. #5040

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

6/22/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE

An RPD officer noticed a vehicle speeding away from a marijuana dispensary business in the middle of the night. An enforcement stop was conducted and the occupants were detained without incident. A check of the property revealed that only the surrounding exterior fence had been cut (unsuccessful burglary), and a records check revealed that the car had been stolen (but not yet reported). The driver was arrested without incident. #5043

6/22/22 – ROBBERY

The victim, who was seeking medical treatment at a local hospital, reported that two suspects had robbed him of his jewelry in the area of South 37th Street and Carlson Boulevard. The victim had initially refused to comply, and was stabbed in the leg with a sharp object during the incident. The suspects fled from the scene. #5049

6/22/22 – FOUND PROPERTY (FIREARM)

A citizen reported finding a handgun in the backyard of their residence in Atchison Village, and believed it was related to an incident that had occurred in the area during the prior week. An RPD crime scene technician responded to process the scene and collect the firearm. #5061

6/22/22 – ARMED ROBBERY

While depositing cash at an ATM in 4300 block of MacDonald Avenue, the victim was approached by three suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, who demanded the victim’s belongings. After the victim complied, the suspects fled in a nearby vehicle; the license plate on the car was determined to belong to a different vehicle altogether. The victim was not injured. #5060

6/22/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An alert RPD officer noticed the suspect, walking in the 2500 block of McBryde Avenue, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest (related to a prior felony RPD investigation). The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #4906

6/22/22 – RESISTING ARREST

An RPD officer attempted to conduct an enforcement stop in the 700 block of 7th Street; the vehicle yielded, and the occupants immediately ran from the car. The RPD officer successfully detained the driver of the car, without incident, and the passenger eluded capture. #5069

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

6/23/22 – MISCELLANEOUS REPORT, HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 4600 block of Cypress Avenue regarding a subject who was making suicidal statements. While responding to the residence, family members reported that the subject had fled toward the nearby railroad tracks. RPD officers, with helicopter support from an allied agency, attempted to locate the subject for further evaluation, without success. #5071

6/23/22 – TRESPASSING

Officers responded to reports of two trespassers in the 2100 block of Stenmark Drive. The subjects were detained without incident, and a citizen’s arrest was obtained. The suspects were booked at the RPD jail. #5084

6/23/22 – INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-UP

RPD specialized tactical teams conducted a search warrant, related to an ongoing investigation. Three suspects were taken into custody without incident; one of the suspects was in possession of a firearm with a high-capacity drum magazine.

6/23/22 – COURT ORDER VIOLATION

Officers responded to the area of Carlson Boulevard and Bayview Avenue regarding reports of a battery. The victim reported being involved in a physical altercation with the suspect, who had a valid court order prohibiting his contact with the victim. The suspect was located nearby, and arrested without incident. #5093

6/23/22 – 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.

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Six (6) officers and four (4) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.