Richmond police patrol activity report: July 8-10

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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 8-10, 2022

7/8/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 3600 block of Florida Avenue on several reports of a physical fight involving multiple people. Officers arrived and determined that a verbal argument had occurred between multiple individuals, which escalated when involved parties pepper-sprayed and used a crow-bar to strike others; the suspects fled prior to police arrival, and the remaining involved parties refused further medical treatment. #5511

7/8/22 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of Marina Way and Florida Avenue regarding an armed robbery that had occurred. The victim reported meeting with the suspect to complete an online sales transaction for a pair of designer shoes; when the victim arrived, the suspect brandished a firearm and robbed the victim of the shoes. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. #5515

7/8/22 – ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 3300 block of Nevin Avenue regarding a robbery that had occurred. The victim reported being approached by three suspects, who physically assaulted the victim and robbed the victim of her car keys; the suspects fled the scene when the victim screamed for help. An alert RPD officer quickly located two subjects in the immediate area, who matched the suspects’ descriptions; the (juvenile) suspects were positively identified and one was also in possession of the victim’s keys, and were arrested without incident.

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.

7/9/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of South 23rd Street and Maine Avenue. A records check revealed that the driver had an outstanding DUI warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #5522

7/9/22 – REPLICA FIREARM

Officers responded to the 500 block of Ripley Avenue on reports of a subject holding a gun. Officers arrived and could clearly see the grip of a firearm, protruding from suspect’s waistband. The suspect was challenged and, thankfully, complied with officers’ commands. The suspect was detained without incident, and the firearm was determined to be a replica firearm. #5526

7/9/22 – BATTERY ON A PEACE OFFICER, RESISTING ARREST

Officers responded to the 100 block of 3rd Street regarding an unwanted subject who had defecated in the street. The suspect was initially compliant and left the area however, later returned as officers were conducting unrelated patrols in the immediate area, and directly interfered with a tow truck driver attempting to tow a vehicle. As officers contacted the suspect, he physically assaulted an officer and was taken into custody following a brief struggle. The officer was not injured and the suspect was arrested without further incident.

7/9/22 – REPLICA FIREARM

Officers responded to the 5000 block of Cutting Boulevard on reports of a man with a gun. An employee reported that a man, armed with a firearm, was yelling at employees and banging on the windows. Officers arrived and challenged the suspect, who refused to comply and attempted to re-enter the occupied business. The suspect was quickly taken into custody with the assistance of an RPD K9, and a replica firearm was located on his person. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, and booked at the RPD jail without incident. #5529

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Seven (7) officers and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

7/10/22 – DISTURBANCE, RESISTING ARREST

Officers responded to the area of 1st Street and Bissell Avenue regarding a subject lying on the ground next to a parked vehicle. When officers contacted the subject to provide assistance, the subject immediately confronted a nearby citizen in a threatening manner and was unresponsive to officers’ attempts to de-escalate the situation. The suspect detained following a brief struggle, and was taken into custody without incident. #5545

7/10/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 400 block of 24th Street regarding reports of an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that a verbal argument escalated when the suspect physically assaulted her. The victim was not injured, and the suspect was arrested without incident. #5552

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