Richmond police patrol activity report: Sept. 19-26

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Richmond police patrol activity report: Nov. 21-24
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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. 19-26, 2022

9/19/22-BATTERY

Officers responded to reports of a juvenile who was being abused by a caregiver. The victim was afraid to return home from school due to physical abuse that was occurring in the home. Children and Family Services responded and assumed the investigation from RPD. #7601

9/19/22-MAN WITH A GUN

Officers responded to the area of Coronado Elementary School, after students reported seeing a man walking down the street with a pistol in his hand. The school was placed on lockdown as officers circulated the area looking for the suspect. The suspect was not located, and multiple students provided conflicting statements regarding the suspect’s description. After the area around the school was checked and the suspect was not located, the school was taken off lockdown.

9/19/22-ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 900 block of 23rd Street for reports of two subjects fighting, with one armed with a machete. Officers located a victim who sustained a laceration to his hand, and the suspect had already fled the scene. Officers circulated the area and located the suspect sitting in a parked vehicle. Upon seeing officers, the suspect discarded the machete and fled on foot. Officers conducted a thorough check of the area but the suspect eluded capture. #7606

9/19/22-TRAFFIC COLLISION, DUI

Officers responded to reports of a vehicle that collided into numerous parked vehicles in the 300 block of South 36th Street. Officers located the driver still seated inside his vehicle. The driver exhibited signs of being intoxicated and performed roadside sobriety tests poorly. A preliminary test showed the driver to have a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit. The driver was arrested without incident. #7609

9/19/22-ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of Costa Avenue and 23rd Street for reports of a robbery. Officers learned the victim was walking on 23rd Street when several suspects ran up behind him. One of the suspects struck the victim with a firearm while another suspect snatched a gold chain from the victim’s neck. The suspects then fled the area in a vehicle and were not located. #7602

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.

9/20/22-DRUNK IN PUBLIC

Officers responded to the 100 block of Follett Street for reports of an assault. On arrival, officers learned two neighbors were involved in a physical altercation with neither wanting to press charges. One of the involved parties was extremely intoxicated, belligerent, and threatened to continue fighting; he was taken into custody for sobering, until he could safely care for himself. #7613

9/20/22-WARRANT ARREST

Officers responded to the RPD lobby for a subject who had an active warrant for his arrest. The suspect arrived at the police department to register as required by law. During that process, it was discovered the suspect had an active warrant, and he was taken into custody without incident. #7625

9/20/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 900 block of 23rd Street for reports of a battery. The victim reported getting into an argument with her ex-boyfriend, who grabbed the victim in a “bear hug” and bit her face, causing visible injury. The suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival. #7644

9/20/22-CRIMINAL THREATS

Officers responded to the 2600 block of Hilltop Drive for a report of criminal threats. The victim was contacted by her ex-boyfriend via telephone, who threatened to kill the victim, causing her to be in fear for her safety. Officers attempted to locate the suspect but were unsuccessful. #7650

9/20/22-NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 1200 block of Virginia Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers located shell casings in the area, but did not find anything that was struck by the gunfire. #7652

9/20/22-VEHICLE COLLISION INTO A BUILDING

Officers responded to a solo vehicle collision in the 1000 block of 23rd Street. The driver of the vehicle veered off the roadway after the car in front of her stopped suddenly; her vehicle collided with the front of a business, causing moderate damage. The driver was not injured, and a representative responded to secure the business. #7653

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

9/21/22-ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION – CONTINUED

An officer diligently conducted investigative follow-up, and identified a juvenile suspect involved in a prior armed robbery incident. Officers were able to locate the suspect at his home, and obtained consent to search for the firearm that was used in the crime. During the search, a firearm with an illegal extended magazine was located, and the juvenile was taken into custody. #7602

9/21/22-BATTERY, RESISTING ARREST

Officers responded to a report of a battery in the 400 block of 24th Street. The suspect was going through the trash at the business, when an employee asked them to stop. The suspect became angry and swung an article of trash at the victim, cutting the victim’s hand. The suspect then fled to the area of 23rd Street and Clinton Avenue, where officers located him; he refused to comply with officers’ commands, and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #7674

9/21/22-ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the area of Griffin Drive and McGlothen Avenue for reports of a stabbing. The victim was initially uncooperative, but eventually admitted that his ex-girlfriend had stabbed him. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. #7684

9/21/22-MAN WITH A GUN

Officers responded to reports of a man with a gun in the 200 block of 15th Street. Officers were able to locate a suspect that matched the description in the area, however no firearm was located. The subject did, however, have an active warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody without incident. #7685

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.

9/22/22-POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE

Officers observed a vehicle driving recklessly in the area of South 37th Street and Cutting Boulevard. The vehicle fled before officers were able to conduct an enforcement stop, and the information was broadcast to officers in the area. A short time later, El Cerrito officers saw the same vehicle driving erratically in the area of Cutting Boulevard and San Pablo Avenue before colliding with the center median, immobilizing the vehicle. The driver then fled from the vehicle and eluded capture; a juvenile passenger was detained, and a records check revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen. The juvenile’s parents were contacted and responded to pick the juvenile up. #7686

9/22/22-HIT AND RUN WITH INJURY

Officers responded to a hit and run collision in the area of 24th Street and McBryde Avenue. The victim said he was riding his bicycle through the intersection when a vehicle failed to stop for a stop sign. The car struck the victim and fled from the scene. The bicyclist sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. #7687

9/22/22-MISCELLANEOUS POLICE CALL

Officers responded to a local hospital after a Richmond resident had arrived, suffering from a significant laceration to her neck. The patient initially told staff that her partner had inflicted the wound, but when officers arrived, the patient was adamant that she had accidentally cut herself. The incident was documented for follow up. #7689

9/22/22-VANDALISM

Officers responded to a report of a vandalism in the 500 block of Cutting Boulevard. Officers responded but were unable to locate the victim or suspect. A short time later, officers received a call reporting a subject who had assaulted a security guard at a business, a short distance away; the suspect’s description also matched the suspect from the earlier vandalism. Officers responded and detained the suspect without incident. Both victims positively identified the suspect, however neither wanted to press charges so the suspect was released at the scene. #7706

9/22/22-MAN WITH A GUN

Officers responded to the area of Grant Elementary after a student reported seeing a man with a gun walking on 25th Street. Officers responded, but the student was unable to provide any description of the suspect. Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone walking with a firearm. #7715

9/22/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY, FALSE IMPRISONMENT

Officers responded to the 1200 block of Virginia Avenue for reports of a domestic battery. The victim reported an ongoing dispute with her ex-boyfriend that started on Monday. The suspect refused to let the victim leave the residence, and physically assaulted the victim over the course of several days. The suspect’s daughter finally convinced the suspect to allow the victim to leave, at which time the victim called RPD. The suspect was arrested without incident. #7723

9/22/22-LEWD ACTS ON A CHILD

Officers responded to reports of a child molestation that had occurred in the 3700 block of Solano Avenue. Officers contacted the parent of the juvenile who indicated that, while at the park, an unknown suspect had touched the child inappropriately. By the time the incident was reported to RPD, the victim had returned home and the suspect had already left the area. #7724

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1,2,3): Ten (10) officers and two (2) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

9/23/22- DOMESTIC BATTERY, BRANDISHING A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 400 block of 24th Street regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that her husband had physically assaulted her, and brandished a firearm at her before fleeing the scene in his vehicle. The victim was not injured during the incident. #7727

9/23/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION

Officers responded to the area of South 47th Street and Carlson Boulevard regarding a solo-vehicle traffic collision. The driver, who was not injured, reported that his car had collided with the guardrail at the intersection while negotiating the turn; he did not exhibit any signs of intoxication, and officers assisted with towing the vehicle from the scene. #7729

9/23/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer contacted a subject in the 4500 block of MacDonald Avenue. The subject was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #7731

9/23/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer contacted the occupant of a vehicle in the area of 5th Street and Barrett Avenue. The subject was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. #6968

9/23/22 – WARRANT ARREST

An RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of Chesley Avenue and Cherry Street. The driver was found to be a Parolee At Large (PAL), with an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident. #7736

9/23/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 400 block of South 25th Street regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that the suspect had assaulted her before fleeing from the scene. During the investigation, officers saw the suspect drive past the residence; an RPD officer conducted an enforcement stop and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. #7744

9/23/22 – WARRANT ARREST

While conducting a security check in the 2400 block of Nevin Avenue, an RPD officer contacted a subject who was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for her arrest. She was taken into custody without incident. #6824

9/23/22 – HIT AND RUN COLLISION

An RPD officer observed a vehicle driving recklessly in the area of 23rd Street and Nevin Avenue however, before the officer was able to initiate an enforcement stop, the car sped away and collided into a nearby pole. The driver ran from the vehicle, clutching his waistband; despite a thorough search, the suspect eluded capture. #7746

9/23/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 200 block of South 20th Street for a ShotSpotter activation registering 15 rounds. Officers located expended casings on scene; nothing in the area appeared to have been struck by gunfire. #7747

9/23/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Visalia Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that the suspect had physically assaulted her, following a verbal argument, causing visible injuries. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #7752

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

9/24/22 – FELONY VANDALISM

Officers responded to the 400 block of South 21st Street regarding an unwanted subject in the area, who was possibly armed with a firearm. Officers learned that the two victims had invited the suspect – whom they had just met – to their home, where the suspect proceeded to ingest narcotics, brandish a knife, and destroy numerous items within the residence. The victims were not injured, and estimated that the suspect had caused thousands of dollars-worth of damage. No firearm was reported upon contact, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. #7754

9/24/22 – DUI

An RPD officer observed a wrong-way driver in the area of Giant Road and Parr Avenue. Upon contact, the driver exhibited signs of intoxication, and performed a series of roadside sobriety tests poorly. The driver provided a preliminary breath alcohol sample of almost three times the legal limit! He was taken into custody without incident. #7755

9/24/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION

Officers responded to a traffic collision, with injuries, in the area of Richmond Parkway and Blume Drive. Medical personnel also responded to provide treatment for two involved parties, who reported complaints of pain. Officers determined that an involved driver had rear ended a vehicle at this intersection, which caused the second vehicle to rear-end the vehicle in front of it. Two cars sustained major damage, and officers assisted with traffic safety until the vehicles were towed from the scene. #7766

9/24/22 – SIDESHOW

Officers responded to numerous reports of sideshow activity in the area of South 9th Street and Virginia Avenue however, upon arrival, no activity was observed. Officers canvassed the area and provided additional patrols before clearing the scene.

9/24/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION, DUI

Officers responded to the 100 block of South 23rd Street on reports of a traffic collision, with injuries. An involved driver exhibited symptoms of intoxication, and had open containers of alcohol within his vehicle. The second involved driver was transported to a local medical facility for treatment of minor injuries, and the suspected DUI driver was taken into custody without incident. #7771

9/24/22 – HOME INVASION ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 2200 block of Humboldt Street for a home invasion robbery that had occurred approximately ten minutes prior; the victim reported that a suspect had entered the residence, brandished a box-cutter, and demanded property. The suspect stole a laptop and additional valuables before fleeing the scene. Officers conducted a thorough canvass of the area however, the suspect was not located. #7770

9/24/22 – CARJACKING

Officers responded to the 100 block of Park Place regarding a carjacking that had just occurred. The victim reported that, while seated in his vehicle, the suspect brandished a firearm, forced the victim out of his car, and drove away in the victim’s vehicle. The car was later found, unoccupied, in a nearby neighborhood however, the suspect was not located. #7775

9/24/22 – DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the area of South 2nd Street and Ohio Avenue regarding a ShotSpotter activation registering 13 rounds. Officers located numerous expended shell casings in the area; no victim(s) or suspect(s) were located and no property appeared to have been struck by gunfire. #7776

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

9/25/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2500 block of Rheem Avenue regarding an assault that had occurred. The victim reported that a verbal argument escalated when the intoxicated suspect slapped her. The victim was not injured, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. #7777

9/25/22 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Maine Avenue on reports of a man with a gun. The frightened caller reported that her son was armed with a firearm inside the house; officers quickly responded and assisted in evacuating the uninvolved family members from the residence. Shortly thereafter, the suspect climbed out of a bedroom window, armed with the gun; he refused to comply with officers’ commands to surrender, and was later taken into custody with the assistance of an RPD K9. A loaded firearm was recovered from the scene, and the suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. #7779

9/25/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 2300 block of Lincoln Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation registering two rounds, and located a victim on scene, suffering from visible lacerations and injuries to his upper extremity. The preliminary investigation revealed that a physical altercation had occurred between the victim and the suspect and, during the altercation, the victim was stabbed with a sharp object and two rounds were fired. The victim was transported to a local trauma center in critical condition, and RPD detectives responded to assume the investigation.

9/26/22 – ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of 23rd Street and Maricopa Avenue for a report of a robbery. The victim told officers that, while walking in the area, the suspect approached him and struck him in the face, causing him to briefly lose consciousness. When he regained consciousness, the victim realized that his cell phone had been stolen. The suspect was not located, and the victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. #7799

9/26/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY, CRIMINAL THREATS

Officers responded to the area of 7th Street and Barrett Avenue for a report of domestic violence. The victim reported that, while visiting an acquaintance, her boyfriend (suspect) showed up at the residence, unannounced. After the victim left the residence, the suspect physically assaulted her, brandished a firearm, and threatened to kill her. The victim was not injured, and refused to provide further information about where the incident had occurred. Officers attempted to locate the suspect, with negative results. #7800

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