Richmond police patrol activity report: Sept. 16-18

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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: Sept. 16-18, 2022

9/16/22 – HEALTH CRISIS
Officers responded to Kaiser Hospital for reports of a subject who had assaulted security staff in the emergency room. Upon contact, the subject was combative, uncooperative, and appeared to be in an altered state due to a mental health or substance-related crisis. The subject was detained and transported to another local medical facility for further evaluation. #7502

9/16/22 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY
Officers responded to an alarm activation from a closed business in the 800 block of Harbour Way. Upon arrival, officers located an open and damaged rear door however, no suspects were located within. Property within the business appeared to be untampered with, at the time of the investigation. #7504

9/16/22 – HEALTH CRISIS
Officers responded to Kaiser Hospital on reports of an unwanted person; upon arrival, officers learned that the subject had attempted to check into the hospital and, prior to treatment, entered a bathroom and refused to exit. Officers contacted the subject in the restroom, where he was lying on the floor, wet and covered in feces. Officers patiently encouraged the suspect to exit the restroom, and he was transported to another local medical facility for further evaluation. #7521

9/16/22 – MAN WITH A GUN
Officers responded to the 3600 block of Sierra Ridge Drive regarding reports of a subject armed with a gun. Officers learned that the suspect, who was seen with a firearm in his waistband, had knocked on random doors within the apartment complex before fleeing the scene. The suspect was located at a nearby business and was detained, following a brief struggle; he was found to be in possession of an illegal 30-round firearm magazine however, a firearm was not located. The suspect was positively identified and transported to the RPD jail for booking. #7523

9/16/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION
Officers responded to the area of 24th Street and MacDonald Avenue regarding a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Officers determined that the driver of the car, who remained on scene, collided with the pedestrian as she was crossing the street; the pedestrian was transported to a local hospital in critical but stable condition. #7529

9/16/22 – SIDESHOW ACTIVITY
Officers responded to, and dispersed, numerous reported sideshows throughout the City of Richmond in the Hilltop, 23rd Street, and Rydin Road areas.

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Five (5) officers, three (3) sergeants, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

9/17/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop on a wrong-way driver in the 4800 block of Hartnett Avenue; during the course of the investigation, a loaded firearm with an illegal extended magazine was located within the vehicle. The driver – a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm – was arrested without incident. #7530

9/17/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the parking lot of RPD regarding a reported physical altercation; upon arrival, the suspect was located suffering from a visible injury to his face. Officers determined that the involved parties had engaged in a verbal altercation, which escalated when the suspect began grabbing, pulling, and scratching the victim; in her defense, the victim punched the suspect, causing his visible injury. Witness statements and camera footage corroborated the reported incident, and the suspect was arrested without incident. #7544

9/17/22 – MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
Officers responded to the 300 block of Marina Way South regarding a disturbance involving a subject, who claimed to be Jesus Christ while throwing dishes at nearby residents. Officers quickly detained the subject and, based on his statements and actions, was transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation. #7545

9/17/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of 23rd Street and Esmond Avenue for an equipment violation; during the course of his investigation, an illegally possessed, loaded firearm was located, concealed underneath the passenger’s seat. The occupant was taken into custody and booked at the RPD jail. #7552

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Two (2) officers and three (3) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

9/18/22 – SHOOTING (OUTSIDE AGENCY JURISDICTION)
Officers contacted a victim at Kaiser Hospital, who was seeking treatment for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim reported that he had been shot, following a fight at a bar, in a nearby city. The local agency was contacted and responded to assume the investigation.

9/18/22 – DUI
Officers responded to reports of a car that had crashed into a tree in the area of Sanford Avenue and Kelsey Street. The driver, who had been asleep at the wheel, admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages prior to driving, and was unable to complete a series of sobriety tests. Officers also located several open containers of alcoholic beverages within the vehicle. The driver was transported for medical treatment, and later booked at the RPD jail. #7558

9/18/22 – MEDICAL EMERGENCY – NARCAN ADMINISTRATION
An RPD officer was flagged down by a citizen regarding an unresponsive subject in the area of 7th Street and Hensley Avenue. A nearby witness advised that the subject had just taken a “hit” of an unknown substance; an RPD officer quickly administered a dose of Narcan prior to medical personnel arrival. The subject was later transported to the hospital, in stable condition, for further medical treatment. #7564

9/18/22 – STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY
Officers noticed a suspicious vehicle in a state of disrepair, parked along a sound wall in the 700 block of 5th Street, with a subject seated in the driver’s seat. A records check revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of San Francisco; the subject was taken into custody without incident. #7565

9/18/22 – SIDESHOW ACTIVITY
Officers responded to the area of 1st Street and MacDonald Avenue on multiple reports of sideshow activity. Approximately 100 vehicles involved in the activity were dispersed from the scene by responding RPD officers.

9/18/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 4900 block of San Pablo Dam Road for a report of domestic violence. The victim reported that a verbal altercation regarding finances had escalated when the suspect slapped the victim. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival however, later returned and was taken into custody without incident. #7573

9/18/22 – WARRANT ARREST
A subject arrived in the RPD lobby to self-surrender for an active arrest warrant. The warrant was confirmed, and the subject was booked at the RPD jail without incident. #913

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Three (3) officers and three (3) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.