Richmond police patrol activity report: July 15-17

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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 15-17, 2022

7/15/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 200 block of Marina Way South regarding a possible home invasion robbery. As officers responded to the scene, the caller reported that the suspect had fled in a car. RPD officers located the vehicle and conducted an enforcement stop, and a firearm was located in plain view, on the floorboard. The juvenile suspect was taken into custody without incident, and the firearm was processed and collected as evidence. #5670

7/15/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

A mandated reporter called RPD regarding a subject who had made concerning statements in the 2500 block of Moyers Road. As officers responded to contact the subject, a records check revealed that the subject was wanted for a prior felony assault, and was taken into custody without incident. #5656

7/15/22 – VEGETATION FIRE, TRAFFIC CONTROL

RPD officers provided traffic control in the area of Richmond Parkway and Giant Highway, as Richmond firefighters extinguished a multi-alarm vegetation fire.

7/15/22 – LEWD ACTS WITH A MINOR

The caller contacted RPD to report that her boyfriend (suspect) had attempted to engage in inappropriate acts with her juvenile daughter. The suspect was not on scene at the time of the report, and the investigation is ongoing. #5688

7/15/22 – BATTERY

Officers responded to the 4500 block of MacDonald Avenue regarding a fight involving multiple people. As officers responded, two suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. An alert RPD officer spotted the vehicle nearby, and the suspects were detained without incident. The suspects were positively identified and booked at the RPD jail. The victims received medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries. #5689

7/15/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 24th Street and Wendell Avenue. Two suspects fled from the car, and a third suspect was quickly taken into custody; a loaded AR-15 rifle was located within the car, in plain view. Despite helicopter assistance from an allied agency, the outstanding suspects were not located. The AR-15 rifle was processed and booked as evidence. #5690

7/15/22 – MISSING PERSON (LOCATED)

Officers responded to the 2900 block of Moran Avenue regarding a missing person, who was at risk due to medical conditions. Detectives responded to assume the investigation, and the subject was later safely located. #5693

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

7/16/22 – EVADING ARREST

An RPD officer attempted an enforcement stop on a vehicle occupied by multiple subjects; the driver failed to yield, and led officers on a brief pursuit. During the pursuit, the driver stopped to allow two suspects out of the car, one of whom fled with a gun in his hand. The driver was eventually taken into custody however, the two additional suspects were able to elude capture. #5694

7/16/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the area of Hensley Street and Castro Street regarding a domestic disturbance. The victim reported that a verbal argument with the suspect escalated when the suspect punched her. The victim did not sustain any visible injuries, and the suspect was arrested without incident. #5699

7/16/22 – MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

Officers responded to the 2700 block of Clinton Avenue regarding an individual who was possibly experiencing a mental health crisis. When officers arrived, the subject climbed a ladder to the roof of his residence, and made incoherent statements about his perceived safety and refused to come down.

Officers continued to negotiate with the subject as county resources (Mobile Crisis Unit) were contacted to assist, with negative results. After nearly two hours, with no change in the subject’s behavior and no additional resources available to assist, officers ultimately determined that the subject was not a threat to public safety and cleared the scene. #5701

7/16/22 – ASSAULT, GRAND THEFT

Officers responded to the 600 block of 36th Street regarding a report of a fight. The victim told officers that the known suspect showed up at her residence and physically attacked her. The suspect then stole the victim’s phone before fleeing the scene. The victim was provided medical attention for treatment of visible injuries. #5704

7/16/22 – WARRANT ARREST, PAROLE VIOLATION

Officers responded to Hilltop Mall on reports of a man carrying a gun. Officers quickly located the suspect within the occupied establishment, and detained him without incident. The suspect was found to be in possession of a replica firearm, and a records check revealed that he had an active warrant for his arrest, and was in violation of his parole status. The suspect was arrested and booked at the RPD jail. #5712

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

7/17/22 – SIDESHOW

Officers observed sideshow activity, involving 50-60 vehicles, in the area of 1st Street and MacDonald Avenue. Officers were able to disperse the participants from the area, and issued one citation and impounded an involved vehicle from the scene.

7/17/22 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Nevin Avenue regarding a robbery that had occurred. The victim reported that two suspects, armed with knives, approached him and took his personal belongings before fleeing on foot. The victim was not injured during the incident. #5714

7/17/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY, WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 23rd Street and Barrett Avenue. A records check revealed that the vehicle had been stolen from a nearby city. The driver was detained without incident, and a records check revealed that he was a “parolee at large” with an active warrant for his arrest. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #5717

7/17/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

A local law enforcement agency requested RPD K9 assistance to locate a suspect who had fled from a stolen vehicle. An extensive search was conducted through areas with heavy overgrown vegetation however, the suspect eluded capture. The involved officers emerged from the search areas covered in ticks, and decontamination processes were completed to ensure the safety of all involved personnel.

7/17/22 – SIDESHOW

Officers responded to the area of 1st Street and MacDonald Avenue regarding possible sideshow activity forming, involving 35-40 vehicles. Officers arrived and dispersed the participants without incident.

7/17/22 – SIDESHOW

Approximately one hour after the above reports of sideshow activity, officers responded to reports of additional activity in the area of 1st Street and MacDonald Avenue. Upon officers’ arrival, numerous bicycles, motorized dirt bikes, and ATV’s dispersed from the area.

7/17/22 – WARRANT ARREST

Officers responded to the 2500 block of Lincoln Avenue regarding a ShotSpotter activation. An RPD officer arrived and observed a subject running from the immediate area; the officer chased after the subject and detained him without incident. No firearm was located on the subject, or in the immediate area however, a records check revealed that the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #5727

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