Richmond police patrol activity report: Aug. 8-11

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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: Aug. 8-11, 2022

8/8/22-WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 600 block of Barrett Avenue. A records check revealed one of the occupants in the vehicle had a warrant for his arrest. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked at RPD jail. #6351

8/8/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 100 block of South 21st Street for a report of domestic battery. On arrival, officers determined the victim was in an argument with his girlfriend that turned physical. The suspect admitted to hitting the victim and was taken into custody without incident. #6356

8/8/22-GRAND THEFT

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Canal Boulevard for a report of grand theft. Officers learned that unknown suspects had entered a city-owned building, and stole copper wiring from the electrical panel. #6361

8/8/22-TRESPASSING

Officers responded to the 2100 block of Meeker Avenue for a subject being aggressive with customers and staff of the business. Officers located the subject, who was found to have a large knife concealed under his shirt. In addition, the subject had been warned the previous day to not return to the business or he would be arrested. The victim signed a citizen’s arrest form, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. #6363

8/8/22-ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 5300 block of Fallon Avenue for a report of an assault with firearm. The victim reported that they had seen a suspicious vehicle on his street as he was driving home. The occupants of the vehicle stared at the victim as he drove down the street. Once his vehicle passed the suspect’s vehicle, one of the occupants fired two rounds from a handgun at the victim, ultimately striking a parked vehicle. The suspects fled the scene and were not located at the time of the report. #6365

8/8/22- HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 100 block of Marina Way for a subject having a mental health breakdown. Officers located the subject and remained with them until they were transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation. #6376

8/8/22-POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE

Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle on 8/7/22. On 8/8/22, the owner of the vehicle tracked it to the 4800 block of Macdonald Avenue. Officers responded and located two subjects within the vehicle; the driver was arrested for vehicle theft. The passenger was determined to have an active warrant and was also arrested. #6373

8/8/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2900 block of Pullman Ave for a report of a fight. Officers determined the victim became involved in an argument with her boyfriend. During the argument, the suspect struck the victim. The suspect was located at the scene and taken into custody without incident. #6374

8/8/22-VIOLATION OF RESTRAINING ORDER

Officers responded to the 200 block of South 13th Street for a violation of a restraining order. Officers contacted the victim, who stated that 45 minutes prior, the suspect had been at her residence in violation of the restraining order. The suspect fled the area and was not located. #6384

8/8/22-ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of Tri Lane and San Pablo Dam Road for an armed robbery. The victim was driving on San Pablo Dam Road when they pulled over to look at GPS information on their phone. While stopped, the victim heard what she thought was a gunshot, and saw a suspect pointing a firearm at her while walking toward their vehicle. The suspect opened the car door and grabbed the victim’s wallet. The suspect then ran to a waiting vehicle and fled. Officers checked the area but did not locate the suspects. #6385

8/8/22-DUI / WARRANT ARREST

Officers responded to the area of San Pablo Ave and Barrett Ave for a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway with the driver passed out behind the wheel. Officers contacted the driver who exhibited signs of being intoxicated. The driver was also determine to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The driver was arrested for DUI and the warrant. #6387

8/8/22-POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE

An officer saw a stolen vehicle driving in the area of South 33rd Street and Hoffman Boulevard. An enforcement stop was conducted, and the driver was taken into custody without incident. #6388

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

8/9/22- POSSESSION OF AN EMBEZZLED VEHICLE

Officers responded to the 2400 block of Nevin Avenue on reports of a suspicious vehicle. Officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle, who admitted to renting the vehicle and never returning it. Both suspects were booked into the RPD jail. #6389

8/9/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY / KIDNAPPING

Officers responded to the area of Castro Street and Mills Street on reports of a welfare check of a female seen by the roadway. Officers located the victim, who said she was in the Point Molate area with her boyfriend (suspect) when they got into an argument. The argument escalated to a physical fight, when the suspect hit the victim, and held her against her will inside the vehicle. As the suspect continued driving, the victim was able to break free and flee from the vehicle. The suspect fled the area and was not located. #6390

8/9/22-WARRANT ARREST

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Macdonald Avenue for a petty theft. Officers located the suspect, who also had an active warrant for his arrest. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #6404

8/9/22-BATTERY

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Macdonald Avenue for a report of a battery. The juvenile victim was walking her dog when she was approached by a subject that appeared to be a transient. The suspect began yelling at the victim and hit her, before fleeing the scene. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect. #6410

8/9/22-VANDALISM

Officers responded to the 1200 block of Macdonald Avenue on reports of a customer damaging merchandise inside the store. The victim indicated the suspect had damaged approximately $1,500 in merchandise. The victim placed the suspect under citizen’s arrest and he was booked into the RPD jail without incident. #6411

8/9/22-VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER

Officers responded to the 800 block of 23rd Street for a report of a disturbance. Officers determined that the suspect was in violation of a served restraining order. The suspect was arrested without incident. #6261

8/9/22-ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Macdonald Avenue for reports of a man with a gun. The caller provided a detailed description of the suspect and the vehicle he was sitting in. Officers located the described vehicle and suspect; during the investigation, a loaded firearm was located within the vehicle. The occupants were both taken into custody without incident and booked at the RPD jail. #6422

8/9/22-SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE

Officers responded to the 2100 block of Stenmark Drive after a beach comber found what they believed to be human bones. Officers were unable to determine the origin of the bones on scene; the bones were collected for forensics identification. #6426

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

8/10/22-DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Shane Drive for an elderly female who was unresponsive. RFD arrived on scene and began life saving measures however, were unable to resuscitate the victim. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #6428

8/10/22-DUI COLLISION

Officers responded to the 2100 block of Ohio Avenue for a solo vehicle collision. Officers contacted the driver, who exhibited signs of being intoxicated. Officers conducted a DUI investigation, and the driver was booked into the RPD jail. #6427

8/10/22-TRESPASSING

Officers responded to the 200 block of Macdonald Avenue for reports of an unwanted person. Officers responded and attempted to get the subject to leave, but he refused. After the property owner signed a citizen’s arrest for the subject, he was taken into custody without incident. #6429

8/10/22-COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 700 block of 23rd Street for an alarm activation. Officers responded and located a suspect inside the closed business. The suspect refused to comply with officers’ directions, and attempted to hide inside the business. The suspect was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of an RPD K9, and later booked at the RPD jail.

8/10/22- RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to reports of subjects breaking into a residence in the 3000 block of Stewarton Drive. Officers found forced entry into the residence, and conducted a security check of the house however, the suspects had already fled prior to RPD arrival. #6432

8/10/22- DUI / HIT AND RUN COLLISION

Officers responded to the area of Macdonald Avenue and 27th Street for a hit and run collision. Witnesses followed the suspect vehicle, and officers quickly detained the driver, who exhibited signs of being intoxicated. The suspect was positively identified, and arrested without incident. The driver of the other vehicle sustained moderate injuries and was treated at a local hospital. #6443

8/10/22- HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 2800 block of Jo Ann Drive for reports of a subject having a mental health breakdown. While en route, the subject advised he was ready to shoot officers and he had killed his family inside the residence. Officers located the subject inside the open garage of the residence, patiently established communication with the subject, and eventually detained him without incident. Officers determined he was extremely intoxicated and no one had been harmed at the residence. The subject was transported to a local hospital further evaluation and treatment. #6449

8/10/22-NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 700 block of Carlson Boulevard for a Shot Spotter activation. Officers found numerous bullet casings at the scene. No victims were located and no property appeared to have been struck. #6459

8/10/22-VEHICLE COLLISION

Officers responded to the 700 block of South 41st Street for a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. Officers located the pedestrian who suffered minor injuries. The pedestrian was treated at a local hospital for their injuries. #6462

8/10/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to Kaiser Hospital for a victim of a battery. Officers contacted the victim who said she was in an argument with her boyfriend that turned physical. The victim had minor injuries and the suspect had fled the area. #6460

8/10/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 500 block of 3rd Street for a report of a battery. The victim reported they had been assaulted by her boyfriend, who was still on scene. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #6463

8/10/22-HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 200 block of 16th Street for a subject suffering a mental breakdown. Officers stayed with the subject until medical personnel arrival, when he was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. #6464

8/10/22-MISSING JUVENILE

Officers received information that a missing 17 year old from Turlock was possibly in the city of Richmond. Officers responded to 800 block of Brookside Drive and confirmed the juvenile had been at the location seeking shelter, but had left prior to their arrival. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the missing person. #6466

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

8/11/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Southhampton Court for reports of a battery. Officers located the victim, who reported that her boyfriend had struck her. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival, but was later located and taken into custody without incident. #6471

8/11/22-NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to Kaiser Hospital after a subject with a gunshot wound walked in for treatment. The subject claimed to have located a firearm while out for a walk. When he picked up the firearm, he claimed the gun had discharged, causing a self-inflicted, non-life threatening injury. The subject claimed to have discarded the firearm near where he found it. Officers checked the reported area, but were unable to locate a firearm or any evidence of a shooting that had occurred. #6499

8/11/22-ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers were flagged down in the 900 block of Cutting Boulevard by a subject that was bleeding from the head. Officers determined that the victim, an employee at a local store, had been assaulted by a customer, with a stick, when the customer’s credit card had been declined. The suspect fled the scene and was not located at the time of the report. #6518

8/11/22-CARJACKING

Officers responded to the 400 block of South 9th Street for a report of a carjacking. The victim reported that he was sitting in his parked vehicle when a suspect approached and produced a rifle. The suspect demanded the victim get out of his vehicle, and he complied. The suspect stole the victim’s wallet and then fled in the victim’s vehicle. #6526

8/11/22-ASSAULT

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Harbour Way for a report of a battery. Officers responded and spoke with a security guard at the ferry terminal. The victim reported he had purposely been shoved by a passenger exiting the ferry, causing injury. The suspect was not located. #6527

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1,2,3): Six (6) officer, two (2) sergeants and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.