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. 12-14, 2022
8/12/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Officers responded to Kaiser Hospital regarding a male who was being treated for multiple stab wounds. The victim, who was in stable condition at the time of the report, told officers that he had been stabbed by a roommate following a verbal altercation in the 2200 block of MacDonald Avenue. Officers responded to the scene of the crime, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. #6531
8/12/22 – HEALTH EVALUATION
Officers responded to the 800 block of Brookside Drive regarding an aggressive subject who was possibly experiencing a mental health crisis. Upon arrival, the subject was visibly agitated and attempted to assault bystanders in the area. Officers safely detained the subject, who was later transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation. #6533
8/12/22 – RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION
Officers responded to the 700 block of 23rd Street regarding an unwanted person. The victim reported that her ex-boyfriend (suspect) was parked outside of her place of employment, in violation of a served restraining order. A records check confirmed the valid court order, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. #6542
8/12/22 – VANDALISM
Officers responded to the 1500 block of Hoffman Boulevard regarding a subject attempting to enter a transitional housing residence with a garden tool. The subject was able to enter the residence but was quickly detained by officers; his entry method caused moderate damage to the sliding doors of the residence and he was booked at RPD without incident. #6543
8/12/22 – WARRANT ARREST
RPD officers conducted extensive follow-up related to a prior stalking investigation; as a result of their efforts, the suspect was located and taken into custody without incident. #6325
8/12/22 – TRAFFIC CONTROL
RPD officers assisted Richmond firefighters with traffic control as they battled a large brush fire in the area of Dornan Drive and Brickyard Cove Road. The large blaze prompted response from numerous fire and police resources, and was later fully contained without injury or damage to nearby residences.
8/12/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION, OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
Officers responded to the 900 block of Triangle Court regarding a collision involving an Amtrak train and a pedestrian. Officers located the subject, who was pronounced deceased on scene. Union Pacific Railroad Police responded to assume the investigation.
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Three (3) officers and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.
8/13/22 – HEALTH EVALUATION
Officers responded to the 1200 block of Roosevelt Avenue regarding a subject who was possibly experiencing a mental health crisis. Officers learned that the subject had been previously diagnosed with a condition requiring medication, but had not been taking the medication. Upon contact, the subject acted erratically, armed herself with a broom, and threw items – one of which struck an officer in the arm. The subject was safely detained, and transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. #6566
8/13/22 – RECKLESS DRIVING, DUI
Officers responded to the area of Marina Way South and Florida Avenue on reports of a reckless driver. An RPD officer saw the suspect’s car driving on the shoulder, in the bike lane to pass other cars, and quickly conducted an enforcement stop. Upon contact, the driver exhibited signs of intoxication, and a records check revealed he was also on felony DUI probation. The suspect was unable to successfully complete a series of field sobriety tests, and was booked into the RPD jail without incident. #6569
8/13/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 3600 block of Stoneglen Drive regarding an in-progress assault. The victim told RPD dispatchers that she had armed herself with a knife after being assaulted by her boyfriend (suspect). Upon arrival, officers determined that the suspect was the primary aggressor during the incident, and he was taken into custody without incident. #6578
8/13/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
A local law enforcement agency requested RPD assistance during a high-speed pursuit that was travelling through the City of Richmond. RPD officers responded to assist the agency’s solo police officer, and cleared without incident when additional officers from the agency were able to arrive on scene.
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.
8/14/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 800 block of Brookside Drive regarding a male subject who appeared to have been stabbed and was walking away from the immediate area. When officers arrived, they located a female subject who told officers she and the male had been involved in a physical altercation, and that she had stabbed the male while defending herself. Officers searched the area and found the male subject suffering from non-life threatening wounds to his legs. The male subject was determined to have been the primary aggressor during the incident; he was treated for his injuries and booked at the RPD jail. #6579
8/14/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
An RPD officer was flagged down by a citizen reporting a physical fight in the area of 24th Street and Esmond Avenue. The involved parties dispersed prior to officers’ arrival however, a citizen advised that one of the subjects had been in possession of a firearm. An RPD officer located a firearm hidden inside a box of beers belonging to one of the involved subjects. The subject later returned to the scene for his belongings, and was taken into custody without incident. #6582
8/14/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY
Officers responded to the 3500 block of MacDonald Avenue regarding a burglary in-progress. The alarm company reported seeing multiple suspects within the business via surveillance video. Upon arrival, officers saw signs of forced entry however, a search of the business revealed that the suspects had already fled the scene. #6583
8/14/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 5400 block of Carriage Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. The victim reported that, following a verbal altercation, she was physically assaulted by the suspect. Officers determined that the suspect to be the primary aggressor, and he was taken into custody without incident. #6586
8/14/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 2600 block of Ohio Avenue regarding an unresponsive elderly 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. #6588
8/14/22 – MISCELLANEOUS / ANIMAL CONTROL ASSISTANCE
Officers responded to the 4900 block of MacDonald Avenue regarding reports of a dog that had been in a parked car for over an hour, with the engine off and all windows rolled up. Officers were unable to locate the owner of the car, and a car window was breached to help the Animal Control officer take possession of the dog. The vehicle was towed from the scene. #6589
8/14/22 – STOLEN FIREARM RECOVERY
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of Harbour Way and MacDonald Avenue. During the stop, a loaded firearm was found in plain view, on the floorboard of the car. A records check revealed that the gun had been reported stolen from another state. The suspect was taken into custody without incident, and the firearm was processed for evidence. #6591
8/14/22 – WARRANT ARREST
While responding to a call in the area of 22nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, an RPD officer narrowly avoided being hit by an oncoming car. The officer contacted the driver of the car, and a records check revealed that the driver had an active warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident. #6599
8/14/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 2500 block of Garvin Avenue regarding reports of a battery. The victim reported that a verbal altercation escalated when the suspect punched the victim. The suspect was arrested without incident. #6598
8/14/22 – ASSAULT
Officers responded to the area of 23rd Street and Barrett Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred; a witness reported seeing a male subject assaulting a female, who was sleeping in front of the business. The victim told officers that the suspect had kicked her in the head while she was sleeping, and directed officers to the suspect, who was still across the street. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of her injuries, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. #6601
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.