Richmond police patrol activity report: July 29-31

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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 29-31, 2022

7/29/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 3400 block of Aberdeen Way regarding a domestic dispute; the victim told officers that, while retrieving personal belongings at the residence, a verbal argument with the suspect escalated when the suspect physically assaulted her. The suspect fled the scene prior to RPD arrival. The victim sustained visible injury, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. #6092

7/29/22 – WARRANT ARREST
Officers responded to the RPD lobby regarding a subject who had an active warrant for his arrest. The warrant was confirmed, and the subject was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #6093

7/29/22 – ABANDONED VEHICLES
Officers responded to the 300 block of 25th Street regarding complaints of multiple abandoned vehicles. Several vehicles were located in various states of disrepair and removed from the area. #6104

7/29/22 – LEWD ACTS WITH A CHILD
A local law enforcement agency contacted RPD regarding a reported sexual assault incident, that was determined to have occurred within the City of Richmond. RPD officers contacted the juvenile victim and the victim’s guardian to assume the investigation. RPD detectives were notified of the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.

7/29/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 3100 block of Southampton Court regarding a domestic dispute. The victim reported that the suspect had physically assaulted her following a verbal altercation. The suspect was arrested without incident. #6110

7/29/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 500 block of South 37th Street regarding a possible deceased person. 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.

7/29/22 – VANDALISM
Officers responded to the 100 block of Maine Avenue on reports of a vandalism incident. The victim reported that the suspect, a known acquaintance, had thrown a block of concrete through the victim’s residence window before fleeing the scene. The victim was not injured during the incident. #6114

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

7/30/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 100 block of Seacliff Court regarding an unresponsive person. Medical personnel provided lifesaving measures however, were unable to revive the subject. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa Coroner’s Office was notified. #6115

7/30/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 2300 block of Lancaster Drive. Officers located evidence of a shooting that had occurred however, were unable to locate any involved subjects on scene. A victim later arrived at a local hospital, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to a local trauma center for treatment of his injury. This investigation is ongoing. #6116

7/30/22 – BATTERY
Officers responded to the 1900 block of Dunn Avenue regarding a battery that had occurred. The elderly victim reported that, during an argument, a family member (suspect) forcefully pushed the victim, causing him to lose his balance and fall backwards. The suspect was arrested and booked at the RPD jail. #6118

7/30/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY, CRIMINAL THREATS
Officers responded to the area of 22nd Street and Burbeck Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim, who had visible injuries, reported that the suspect had assaulted her the evening prior, and threatened to kill her if she called for help. The victim was able to escape the next morning, and called 911 to report the incident. Officers located the suspect at a nearby motel, and arrested him without incident. #6120

7/30/22 – SURRENDER OF FIREARMS
Officers contacted a subject in the RPD lobby regarding the surrender of his firearms. The subject reported that he was a restrained party in a protective order from a nearby jurisdiction, and wished to surrender his firearms in compliance with the court order. Officers collected nineteen legally-possessed firearms from the subject for safekeeping. #6123

7/30/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Officers responded to the parking lot of the Target store, on reports of an armed subject who had slashed multiple car tires, and was attempting to stab innocent patrons with a knife. When officers arrived, the suspect fled on foot and refused to comply with officers’ commands. He was eventually taken into custody, with the assistance of an RPD K9, and provided medical attention for non-life threatening injuries. No bystanders were injured during the incident, and the knife used during the incident was recovered from the scene. #6125

7/30/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
An allied law enforcement agency requested RPD K9 assistance, for a commercial burglary that had occurred within their jurisdiction. RPD personnel responded to assist, and later cleared the scene without incident.

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Three (3) officers, two (2) sergeants, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

7/31/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 100 block of South 20th Street on a report of a domestic battery. The victim reported that a verbal altercation with the suspect escalated when the suspect physically assaulted her. The suspect was arrested without incident. #6134

7/31/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 500 block of 31st Street regarding a possible deceased person. 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. #6140

7/31/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 100 block of 22nd Street on a report of a domestic disturbance. The victim, who was suffering from visible injuries, reported she had been physically assaulted by the suspect and the suspect’s acquaintance during an argument. Both suspects fled prior to police arrival. #6146

7/31/22 – HOMICIDE
Officers responded to the 3400 block of Wall Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation registering 21 rounds. Upon arrival, officers located a victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his lower extremities. Despite lifesaving measures, the victim succumbed to his injuries; RPD homicide detectives responded to the scene to assume the investigation. #6151

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.