Richmond police patrol activity report: July 1-3

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Richmond police patrol activity report: Aug. 5-7
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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: July 1-3, 2022

7/1/22 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of 15th Street and MacDonald Avenue regarding an armed robbery that had occurred. The victim reported that, while walking in the area, three suspects (one armed with a firearm) had robbed him of his wallet and fled from the scene. While officers were investigating the incident, a second victim called RPD dispatch to report that an armed suspect had just robbed her of her purse in the immediate area of the first incident.

Information was later received that the three suspects were nearby, sitting within a parked vehicle; officers quickly detained the three (juvenile) suspects without incident. The victims’ personal belongings were found in the suspects’ possession, and a replica firearm was recovered from the vehicle. The suspects were arrested and transported to Juvenile Hall. #5325

7/1/22 – BURGLARY, STALKING

The victim reported that the suspect, a former acquaintance, had entered the residence the prior evening without permission and was chased out of the house by the victim’s family members. The suspect later returned and taunted the family from outside the residence, and had also been making numerous prior unwanted appearances. The suspect was not located the time of the report. #5326

7/1/22 – ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of 29th Street and MacDonald Avenue regarding an attempted robbery. The victim reported being approached by two suspects, who demanded the victim’s phone and attempted to physically assault her. The suspects were unsuccessful and fled from the scene, but were detained by RPD officers nearby. The suspects (juveniles) were positively identified and arrested without incident. #5327

7/1/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the zero-hundred block of Marina Lakes Drive regarding an 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. #5330

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

7/2/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 600 block of 8th Street; upon arrival, numerous spent casings were located within the roadway. No victims, witnesses, or suspects were located. #5336

7/2/22 – SIDESHOW

Officers responded to reports of sideshow activity in the 1300 block of Canal Boulevard. The involved vehicles dispersed upon officers’ arrival.

7/2/22 – CARJACKING VEHICLE RECOVERY

The victim of a recent carjacking incident (in a neighboring jurisdiction) called RPD to report that her vehicle was possibly in the area of 25th Street and Barrett Avenue. An enforcement stop was conducted on the occupied vehicle, and the driver was arrested without incident. #5346

7/2/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 300 block of South 37th Street to conduct a welfare check on an elderly resident, at the request of family members who were on scene. Officers located the subject within the residence, unresponsive, and medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #5349

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

7/3/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 23rd Street and Rheem Avenue; a records check revealed that the subject had an active warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #5110

7/3/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 600 block of Kern Street regarding a possible deceased person in the rear yard of the residence. Medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. The homeowner advised that the decedent was unhoused and permitted to sleep in the backyard of the residence. The subject had exhibited erratic behavior the evening prior however, refused assistance and did not meet the criteria to be held for evaluation. The Contra Costa Coroner’s Office was notified, and responded to the scene. #5358

7/3/22 – WARRANT ARREST, DUI

Officers responded to the 3300 block of Andrade Avenue regarding a traffic collision; witnesses reported that the driver was trying to flee the scene. Officers detained the driver, who exhibited symptoms of intoxication. A records check further revealed that the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was transported to the RPD jail without incident. #5365

7/3/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY

An RPD officer noticed a suspicious vehicle, idling in the area of South 30th Street and Hoffman Avenue. A records check revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from a nearby jurisdiction. The driver was taken into custody without incident. #5366

7/3/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 300 block of South 19th Street regarding an unresponsive subject who had possibly overdosed on narcotics. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the decedent on scene. The Contra Costa Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. #5368

7/3/22 – WARRANT ARREST

Officers responded to the 100 block of Broadway Avenue regarding an unwanted subject on the property. A records check revealed that the subject had an outstanding no-bail warrant for his arrest. The subject was taken into custody without incident.

7/4/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY

An RPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Carlson Boulevard and Imperial Avenue; a records check revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from another city. The driver was taken into custody without incident. #5372

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Four (4) officers and one (1) captain, who backfilled for a lieutenant vacancy, reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.