Richmond police patrol activity report: July 22-24

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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 22-24, 2022

7/22/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 3300 block of Park Ridge Drive regarding a possible overdose. Officers continued lifesaving measures on the unresponsive subject however, medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified and, based on the decedent’s medical history, they responded to the scene. #5868

7/22/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 600 block of Stege Avenue 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. #5869

7/22/22 – DUI

Officers responded to the area of 2nd Street and Bissell Avenue on reports of a hit and run collision that had occurred. Officers later located the vehicle and the driver, who was positively identified, and exhibited symptoms of alcohol intoxication. A DUI investigation was conducted, and the driver was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #5875

7/22/22 – BRANDISHING A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Bissell Avenue on reports of a man with a gun. A witness advised officers that the suspect had confronted and pointed a firearm at the victim, before placing it back in his waistband and fleeing the scene. Officers were unable to locate the victim or the involved suspect on scene. #5874

7/22/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 3500 block of El Portal Drive regarding an unresponsive elderly 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. #5877

7/22/22 – DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Richmond Parkway regarding a possible deceased elderly 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. #5881

7/22/22 – MISSING PERSON (LOCATED)

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Belfast Way regarding a missing person at-risk. Officers learned that the subject, who suffers from dementia, had walked away from the care facility and employees were unable to physically intervene due to facility protocols. RPD investigators were called to assume the investigation, and the subject was located the next morning, unharmed. #5880

7/22/22 – ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of 23rd Street and Esmond Avenue on reports of a robbery that had occurred. The victim reported that, while waiting for his food order, two suspects approached him, produced a handgun, and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim complied, and the suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival. #5885

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Five (5) officers and three (3) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

7/23/22 – EVADING ARREST

An RPD officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was travelling at a high rate of speed in the area of Richmond Parkway and MacDonald Avenue. The driver failed to yield and later crashed into a parked vehicle. The suspect was not injured, and was arrested without incident. #5889

7/23/22 – DUI COLLISION

An RPD officer was parked on the side of the roadway, completing a supplemental investigation for the above incident, when the suspect’s vehicle collided into the rear of the officer’s patrol car. The driver exhibited signs of intoxication, and a DUI investigation was conducted; the driver was later arrested without incident.

7/23/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2300 block of Lancaster Driver regarding a domestic disturbance. The victim reported that a verbal altercation escalated during a scheduled custody exchange, and the suspect sprayed the victim with pepper spray. The victim was not injured and refused medical attention; the suspect was arrested without incident. #5895

7/23/22 – MISSING PERSON (LOCATED)

Officers responded to the 4300 block of Taft Avenue on reports of an elderly missing person. An alert RPD officer later located the subject, unharmed, and provided a courtesy transport back to the residence.

7/23/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2900 block of Pullman Avenue regarding a domestic battery that had occurred. The victim reported that the known suspect had entered her apartment, and was armed with a firearm. A search of the residence was conducted, with the assistance of an RPD K9 however, it was determined that the suspect had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. #5898

7/23/22 – DUI COLLISION

Officers responded to the area of Robert H. Miller and Hilltop Drive regarding a solo vehicle collision. The driver was contacted, uninjured, however displayed symptoms of intoxication. A DUI investigation was conducted and the suspect provided a breath alcohol sample at three times the legal limit; the suspect was provided medical attention and arrested without incident. #5901

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

7/24/22 – ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of 21st Street and MacDonald Avenue on reports of a robbery. The victim reported that two suspects approached him, one exposing a handgun in his waistband, and demanded the victim’s personal belongings. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival. #5904

7/24/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer contacted a subject in the area of 13th Street and Bissell Avenue. A records check revealed that the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #5905

7/24/22 – ROBBERY – FOLLOW UP

Officers responded to the area of 19th Street and Barrett Avenue regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The victim was approached by two suspects, one armed with a firearm, who demanded his personal belongings. Officers conducted an extensive follow-up investigation and were able to positively identify the suspects, who matched the descriptions related to two prior recent armed robberies. #5907

7/24/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Blume Drive regarding a domestic battery. The victim reported that, following a verbal altercation, the suspect struck her in the face before fleeing the scene. The victim was not injured, and officers provided additional information regarding available county resources. #5913

7/24/22 – ROBBERY – FOLLOW UP (ARREST)

Officers responded to the area of 21st Street and Bissell Avenue regarding another armed robbery that had occurred. The victim was not injured, and provided a description of the involved suspects.

RPD officers quickly located two subjects matching the suspects’ descriptions in the immediate area, and detained them without incident; one suspect had a loaded firearm concealed within her waistband. Both suspects were positively identified by the victim, and arrested without incident. #5915

7/24/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to Chavez Elementary School on reports of multiple juveniles who had jumped the fence, and were tampering with windows. Another witness reported seeing the suspects taking items out of the school. Upon arrival, officers detained several juveniles who were believed to be involved; the juvenile suspects were processed at RPD before being released to their parents. #5920

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