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.
Officers responded to the zero-hundred block of Idaho Street regarding a possible deceased person. When officers arrived, medical personnel were already on scene and pronounced the subject deceased. Officers learned that the decedent had felt dizzy and disoriented, before collapsing shortly thereafter. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #6272
8/5/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION
Officers responded to the area of Richmond Parkway and W. MacDonald Avenue on multiple calls of a traffic collision with one person trapped underneath a vehicle. Officers determined that the injured motorist had been changing his car tire near the shoulder of the roadway, when a passing motorist struck and injured him. The injured party suffered visible abrasions, and was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment. #6274
8/5/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 2500 block of Lancaster Drive regarding an unresponsive subject. Medical personnel were on scene prior to officers’ arrival, and pronounced the subject deceased. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #6278
8/5/22 – INVESTIGATION – FOLLOW UP
Officers responded to the 1000 block of View Drive to serve an arrest warrant related to an ongoing sexual assault investigation. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
8/5/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, EVADING ARREST
Officers responded to the 3200 block of Ohio Avenue regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. The caller reported that the suspect had attempted to hit his daughter with a car, before driving away. Officers located the suspect driving nearby and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop however, the suspect failed to yield and led officers on an extended slow-speed pursuit.
The suspect’s vehicle was eventually disabled in the area of Marina Way South and Potrero Avenue however, he refused to exit the car. Officers continued to negotiate with the suspect in both Spanish and English, with negative results. The suspect eventually exited the vehicle however, continued to refuse compliance with officers’ announcements, and was taken into custody with the assistance of an RPD K9. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment prior to booking. #6289
8/5/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 2500 block of Baywood Way regarding a deceased person. Medical personnel pronounced the elderly decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #6291
8/5/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Officers responded to the 12000 block of San Pablo Avenue on reports that a security guard at the financial business establishment had been attacked with a large knife. The victim was located on scene, suffering from numerous lacerations and immediately provided with medical attention. The weapon, a katana-style sword, was also recovered on scene. Officers circulated the area, and conducted an enforcement stop on the possible suspect’s vehicle. The suspect was positively identified and taken into custody without incident. #6392
8/5/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 2000 block of Western Drive regarding an unresponsive subject in a vehicle. Medical personnel pronounced the decedent on scene. Officers learned that the decedent resided in his vehicle and was located by a friend, unresponsive. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #6296
8/5/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
Officers responded to multiple ShotSpotter activations in the 200 block of Curry Street. Shortly thereafter, two victims arrived at a local hospital suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. An AR-15 rifle was located within the victims’ vehicle.
Based on the preliminary investigation, officers determined that the two victims had met with two suspects to complete a purchase however, during the transaction, the suspects attempted to rob the victims of their cash. One of the suspects, armed with an AR-15, fired multiple rounds into the victim’s vehicle as the victim fought over control of the suspect’s rifle. As this occurred, the second suspect fired rounds from a handgun into the victim’s vehicle. The victim was able to overpower the suspect and took the AR-15 from him, before both suspects fled the scene. Multiple expended rifle casings were recovered at the scene. This investigation is ongoing. #6297
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Five (5) officers reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.
8/6/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 1500 block of Virginia Avenue. Multiple expended pistol casings were located on scene. No victims, witnesses, or suspects were located in the area. #6299
8/6/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
A local law enforcement agency requested assistance from an RPD K9, to search for a firearm discarded by an armed suspect following a pursuit. RPD K9 Major responded to assist, and a firearm was later located in the suspect’s path of flight.
8/6/22 – WARRANT ARREST
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 28th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. A records check revealed that the driver was on active CDC parole for murder, and had a felony warrant for his arrest for firearm possession. He was taken into custody without incident. #6316
8/6/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, VANDALISM OF TOMB/MEMORIAL
Officers responded to the Rolling Hills cemetery on reports of a large family fight and learned that, during the chaotic altercation, a family member had struck the suspect with a cane. The suspect then got into his vehicle and drove on the grass and gravestones – which broke a water main and flooded the funeral director’s grandmother’s plot – before hitting the victim with his car, and knocking the casket of the decedent over. The suspect was quickly taken into custody by RPD officers, provided medical treatment for his earlier injury, and booked at the RPD jail. #6320
8/6/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the 700 block of 5th Street. The driver quickly parked, exited and walked away from the vehicle before he was detained without incident. During the course of the investigation, a loaded firearm was located within the car in plain view. The driver was transported to the RPD jail for booking. #6320
8/6/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 2900 block of Pullman Avenue regarding reports of a domestic battery that had occurred. The victim reported that a heated argument had ensued with the suspect, which escalated when the suspect bit the victim, causing visible injury. The suspect was arrested without incident. #6324
8/6/22 – PUBLIC INTOXICATION
Officers responded to the 3200 block of Tulare Avenue for a report of a man with a gun. Officers located a group of intoxicated subjects at this location, and determined that the reports of a firearm were unfounded. An involved unruly subject, who was visibly intoxicated, was determined to be incapable of caring for his own safety as he waved a large stick and screamed at passing citizens. The subject was transported and booked at RPD. #6326
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.
8/7/22 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)
Officers responded to the area of Richmond Parkway and San Pablo Avenue regarding a vehicle blocking the roadway, with the driver asleep at the wheel. Upon arrival, the vehicle was still in “Drive” and the driver was unresponsive. Officers positioned their patrol vehicles to block potential movement as they pounded on the windows and yelled into the locked vehicle, but were unsuccessful in waking the driver. Richmond firefighters assisted officers with breaching a window of the car, during which time the driver finally woke up. The driver exhibited symptoms of intoxication and was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #6328
8/7/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
Officers contacted a victim at Kaiser Hospital, who was seeking medical treatment for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim reported that, while walking in the area of Western Drive and Dornan Drive, a suspect approached him and demanded his cell phone; when the victim refused, he was shot by the suspect. The victim then drove himself to the hospital for treatment. The suspect was not located and this investigation is ongoing. #6329
8/7/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 500 block of 12th Street for a disconnected 911 phone call, and located the involved parties, both suffering from visible injuries. Officers determined that the victim and suspect were involved in a physical altercation and, based on witness and involved parties’ statements, the suspect was determined to be the primary aggressor and arrested without incident. #6331
8/7/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 3000 block of Phillips Court regarding a medical emergency; upon arrival, medical personnel were providing lifesaving measures however, were unable to revive the subject. The decedent suffered from numerous ailments and there were no indications of foul play. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #6333
8/7/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Officers responded to the 10600 block of San Pablo Avenue regarding a battery that had occurred. The victim, an employee at the establishment, reported that the suspect had attempted to stab him during a verbal argument. The victim was not injured, at the suspect was arrested without incident. #6336
8/7/22 – STALKING
The victim reported that she and her children had recently left the suspect, and were staying with relatives in the City of Richmond. Within the past two days, the suspect had showed up at the residence multiple times, and also rammed the front fence of the property with his vehicle, demanding that the victim return home. The victim and her children were provided with additional emergency resources; the suspect was not on scene and was not located at the time of the report. #6325
8/7/22 – MISCELLANEOUS
An RPD sergeant observed a young child, walking alone in the area of S. 23rd Street and Cutting Boulevard. Officers were able to determine that the child resided at a residence approximately one block away, and the parents reported that the child, who has special needs, had accidentally left the residence without their knowledge. The incident was documented due to a similar incident that had previously occurred. #6340
8/7/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 4900 block of Hartnett Avenue regarding a battery that had occurred. The victim reported that a verbal altercation with the suspect escalated, when the suspect grabbed her weave and pulled it off of her head. The suspect was arrested without incident and booked at the RPD jail. #6343
8/7/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 2600 block of Moyers Road regarding a report of a battery that had occurred. The victim reported that she and the suspect got into an argument because there was no ice cream in the house; the altercation escalated when the suspect physically assaulted the victim. The suspect was arrested without incident. #6346
8/8/22 – WARRANT ARREST
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 6th Street and Barrett Avenue. A records check revealed that an occupant had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #6351
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Six (6) officers and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements. Be The Difference – www.JoinRichmondPD.com
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