Richmond police patrol activity report: Aug. 15-18

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Richmond police patrol activity report: Aug. 15-18
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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. 15-18, 2022

8/15/22-DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 2600 block of Meadow Crest Court to assist RFD with an unresponsive elderly female. RPD attempted life saving measures but the decedent was unable to be revived. There were no signs of foul play. The Contra Costa Coroner was notified. #6607

8/15/22-RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION

Officers responded to the 500 block of Williams Drive for reports of a subject at the residence in violation of a restraining order. Officers responded and located the subject in the street in front of the residence, in violation of the court order. The suspect was arrested and booked without incident. #6628

8/15/22-CHILD MOLESTATION

The mother of the victim called RPD to report a sexual assault incident that had occurred in 2021. Officers contacted the juvenile victim, who reported she had been assaulted by a fellow student while at school. RPD detectives were notified of the incident for further investigation. #6629

8/15/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the zero-hundred block of Cutting Court for reports of a physical altercation. Officers determined that the victim and suspect were involved in an argument. The argument turned physical when the suspect struck the victim. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. #6630

8/15/22-WARRANT ARREST

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop near W. Gertrude and Richmond Parkway. The driver was determined to have two outstanding warrants for his arrest and was taken into custody without incident. #6631

8/15/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY, WARRANT ARREST

Officers responded to the 600 block of South 31st Street for reports of a battery. The victim reported her ex-boyfriend, who had an active warrant for domestic violence, was at the residence and had attempted to strangle her. Officers responded and the suspect fled as they arrived. After a short chase and brief struggle, the suspect was taken into custody. #6635

8/15/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE

A local law enforcement agency requested RPD K9 assistance during their pursuit of a stolen vehicle. RPD officers responded to assist, and the neighboring agency took the suspect into custody without RPD involvement.

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

8/16/22- WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer contacted the occupant of a vehicle in the area of Solano Avenue and McLaughlin Avenue. The occupant of the vehicle was determined to have an active no-bail warrant for his arrest, and he was taken into custody without incident. #6069

8/16/22-POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE

Officers saw a suspicious vehicle driving in the area of Bayview Avenue and Carlson Boulevard, and a records check showed the vehicle to be reported stolen. The driver and occupants attempted to park and flee from the vehicle, but were quickly detained. The driver admitted to driving the stolen vehicle, and was arrested without incident. #6641

8/16/22- COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Ohio Avenue for reports of a commercial burglary. Officers contacted the victim, who reported approximately $20,000.00 worth of tools had been stolen from a locked storage building at the location. No suspects were identified during the investigation. #6650

8/16/22- HOMICIDE

Officers responded to the 2400 block of Aberdeen Way for reports of a subject who had been shot. Officers located the victim on scene, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased by responding medical personnel. The RPD Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. #6655

8/16/22- HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 300 block of Maine Avenue for reports of a subject who was intoxicated and threatening family members. Officers responded and the subject was immediately hostile, armed himself with a glass object, and threatened to harm the officers. Following a brief struggle, the subject was detained and transported by paramedics to receive further evaluation and treatment. #6661

8/16/22-ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Hilltop Mall Road for reports of an attempted robbery. The victim reported they had arrived at the bank to make a deposit. After completing the deposit, the suspect approached the victim while brandishing a firearm. As the victim fled the scene, the suspect fired at the victim; luckily the victim was not injured. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle (as a passenger) prior to police arrival. #6662

8/16/22-ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of Blume Avenue and Klose Way for another report of a robbery. A similarly-described suspect from the above attempted robbery approached the victim, who was walking through the parking lot. The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded the victim’s purse. The victim, fearing for her life, gave the suspect her purse, and the suspect fled the scene in the waiting suspect vehicle. #6665

8/16/22-ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of San Pablo Avenue and Garvin Avenue for another report of a robbery. A suspect, matching the description of the prior robberies, approached the victim, who was waiting at the bus stop. The suspect exited the vehicle and brandished a firearm at the victim, while demanding his phone and backpack. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene in their vehicle. #6664

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

8/17/22-DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 2200 block of Nevin Way for reports of an unresponsive male. Medical personnel responded but were unable to revive the decedent. There were no signs of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #6667

8/17/22- MISSING JUVENILE

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Virginia Avenue regarding a missing 14-year old juvenile, who appeared to have run away following an argument with his parents. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the missing juvenile. Upon further investigation, officers determined the juvenile was with another family member. The juvenile was brought to RPD where they were reunited with their parents. #6669

8/17/22 – VIOLATION OF A RESTRAINING ORDER

Officers responded to the 2100 block of Cutting Boulevard regarding a restraining order violation. The victim reported that the suspect had entered her home, in violation of a valid restraining order, and threatened to kill her. The victim was able to leave the residence to call RPD. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. #6693

8/17/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Barrett Avenue regarding an in-progress burglary. The caller reported seeing the suspects within the building, via live surveillance footage. Officers conducted a search of the building and located the suspect within. The suspect complied with officers’ commands (and K9 Cash’s loud and clear barks!), and was taken into custody without incident. #6701

8/17/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 6th Street and Barrett Avenue. The driver was found to have numerous felony warrants for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #6705

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Seven (7) officers, two (2) sergeants, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

8/18/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2600 block of Hilltop Drive on reports of an assault. The victim reported that, during a verbal argument, the suspect became angered and physically assaulted the victim. The victim was not injured and the suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. #6704

8/18/22 – POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL NARCOTICS, STOLEN PROPERTY

Officers contacted three subjects in the area of Interstate 80 and Swans Way regarding their possible involvement in a prior RPD investigation. One of the subjects, who was on active probation for stolen property, was changing a tire on a vehicle. The car was confirmed to be involved in a recent commercial burglary and, during the course of the investigation, the stolen property from the burglary was located within the vehicle – in addition to illegal narcotics. The victim from the burglary positively identified his stolen property, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. #6710

8/18/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to a holdup alarm at a business in the 900 block of 23rd Street. Upon arrival, the business owner reported that the suspects had fled the scene after smashing his store displays and stealing the jewelry within. Officers further learned that the suspects had canvassed the business earlier in the afternoon, prior to the incident. The victim was not injured, and the scene was processed for evidence. #6729

8/18/22 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation registering 10 rounds, in the 900 block of 13th Street, and located a victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was uncooperative, but told officers that the shooting had occurred approximately one block away. The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition, and the scene was processed for evidence. #6728

8/18/22 – POSSESSION OF BRASS KNUCKLES

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of S. 23rd Street and Maine Avenue. The juvenile driver was determined to be unlicensed and, during the course of the investigation, was found to be in possession of brass knuckles. The juvenile was cited and later released to the custody of his father. #6730

8/18/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 100 block of 19th Street regarding an assault incident; the victim, who had a visible facial injury, reported that the suspect had hit her with a cell phone during an argument. The suspect was arrested without incident. #6733

8/18/22 – HIT AND RUN COLLISION

Officers responded to the area of 15th Street and Chanslor Avenue regarding a bicyclist who had been struck by a vehicle. Officers learned that the driver had struck the bicyclist and then fled the scene. The bicyclist was transported to a local trauma center, in stable condition, for treatment of his injuries. #6734

8/19/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 400 block of 24th Street regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that the suspect physically assaulted her, causing visible injury. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. #6736

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1, 2, 3): Thirteen (13) officers and two (2) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.