Richmond police patrol activity report: Aug. 29-Sept. 1

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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. 29-Sept. 1, 2022

8/29/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 400 block of South 25th Street for report of a battery. The victim reported being punched in the face by his girlfriend, resulting in a facial injury. The suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival. #6988

8/29/22-HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to reports of a subject waving a firearm in the air in the 200 block of Chesley Avenue. Officers located a subject hiding behind a vehicle at that location; despite the subject’s incoherent statements and erratic behavior, officers were able to establish rapport and talk the subject into surrendering, without incident. A replica firearm was located where he had been previously standing. The subject appeared to be having a mental health crisis, and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. #6992

8/29/22-BRANDISHING A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 10000 block of San Pablo Avenue for reports of a disturbance, where one of the parties had brandished a firearm. Officers determined that two subjects got into an argument over a parking spot, and one of the subjects displayed a handgun in a threatening manner. The suspect was detained on scene however, no firearm was located. The victim placed the suspect under citizen’s arrest and he was booked without incident. #6995

8/29/22-DUI, HIT AND RUN COLLISION

Officers were in the area of 24th Street and Esmond Avenue when they heard an apparent vehicle crash nearby. Officers saw a vehicle attempting to leave the area with significant collision damage, and a witness told officers that the driver had just collided with two parked vehicles. Upon contact, the driver displayed signs of intoxication; the driver was unable to complete a series of roadside sobriety tests, and also provided a breath alcohol sample of over twice the legal limit! He was taken into custody without incident. #6998

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.

8/30/22-DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 3500 block of El Portal Drive for reports of a vehicle stopped in the roadway, with the driver slumped behind the wheel. When officers arrived, medical personnel were rendering lifesaving efforts to the driver however, were unable to revive him. It was determined that the driver had suffered a medical emergency, and there were no indications of foul play. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #7001

8/30/22-DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the zero-hundred block of Seagull Drive in response to a medical call of an unresponsive elderly male. Despite lifesaving measures by medical personnel, the subject was pronounced deceased. There were no signs of foul play and the Contra Costa Coroner was notified. #7007

8/30/22-DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Longhorn Court in response to a medical call of an unresponsive subject. Despite lifesaving measures by medical personnel, the subject was pronounced deceased. There were no signs of foul play and the Contra Costa Coroner was notified. #7016

8/30/22-SEXUAL ASSAULT

Officers responded to a local hospital to contact a victim seeking medical treatment following a sexual assault incident. The investigation revealed the assault had occurred several days prior, and the victim was unwilling to provide personal information or cooperate with the investigation. The DSVU unit was advised. #7038

8/30/22-DAMAGE FROM CITY PROPERTY

Officers responded to the 200 block of South 4th Street, after a city owned tree fell onto two parked vehicles. Officers assisted the resident and notified city crews to facilitate the removal of the tree. #7035

8/30/22-WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 3700 block of Wall Avenue. Upon contact, the driver was determined to have an active extraditable warrant, out of Texas, for his arrest. The driver was taken into custody without incident. #7039

8/30/22-HEALTH EVALUATION

Officers responded to the 300 block of Key Boulevard for reports of a family member who was violently punching the walls of the residence. Officers responded and were able to calmly speak to the subject on scene. Based on the information gathered, the subject was determined to meet criteria to receive further evaluation; medical personnel transported him to a local hospital for further assistance. #7041

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

8/31/22-HIT AND RUN

Officers responded to the area of Cutting Boulevard and Carlson Boulevard for a non-injury hit and run collision. The victim briefly followed the suspect’s vehicle and provided cell phone photos of the car to officers. An area check was conducted, but the suspect(s) and the vehicle were not located. #7042

8/31/22-POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE

Officers responded to the 700 block of Juliga Woods Street after a victim reported finding his vehicle that had been previously stolen. Officers located a subject by the stolen vehicle, who told officers she had “purchased” the vehicle from a subject she did not know. The suspect was arrested without incident. #6303

8/31/22- DUI COLLISION

Officers responded to the area of 22nd Street and Macdonald Avenue for a 2-vehicle collision. One of the drivers exhibited signs of intoxication, and a DUI investigation was conducted; the driver provided a breath alcohol sample of over twice the legal limit. The driver was taken into custody without incident. #7054

8/31/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 5200 block of San Jose Avenue for reports of a domestic battery. The victim reported arriving home to find her ex-boyfriend (suspect), whom she had obtained a restraining order against, inside her house. When the suspect was told to leave, he physically assaulted the victim and threatened to kill her. The victim was able to escape and call 911, and the suspect fled the scene. Officers conducted an area check and located the suspect in his vehicle, parked nearby. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #7075

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

9/1/22-ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 5000 block of Wall Avenue for reports of a home invasion robbery that had occurred. The victim reported that several suspects had forced their way inside the residence, reportedly in search of a subject who did not live there. Two of the suspects were armed with handguns. After they were unable to locate the person they were looking for, they stole some property from the residence and fled. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. #7080

9/1/22-ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 2300 block of Cutting Boulevard on reports of a robbery at the business establishment. The victim, a clerk at the business, reported that a suspect had entered the business and threatened her, while demanding money. The victim, in fear for her life, gave him money and the suspect fled the scene. Officers searched the area extensively but were unable to locate the suspect. #7085

9/1/22-DUI

Officers responded to the 3900 block of Bissell Avenue for a vehicle collision. The driver of one of the vehicles attempted to flee from the scene, but crashed his vehicle into a center median and a tree while doing so. Officers contacted the driver, who displayed signs of being intoxicated. A DUI investigation was conducted, and the preliminary results indicated that the driver had a blood alcohol level of over four times the legal limit! #7091

9/1/22-TRAFFIC COLLISION

Officers responded to the 3300 block of Cutting Boulevard for reports of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. The driver reported that the pedestrian had walked into the roadway and, due to the subject’s shorter stature, the driver did not see him prior to the collision. The pedestrian, who suffered only minor injuries, was also found to be intoxicated and transported to a local hospital for treatment. #7103

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