Richmond police patrol activity report: Oct. 3-6

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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: Oct. 3-6, 2022

10/3/22-MENTALLY ILL PERSON

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Macdonald Ave. for reports of an unwanted person. Officers located a subject behind the building in a restricted area. Officers determined the subject was having a mental health breakdown and he was transported to a local hospital for mental health treatment.

10/3/22-ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 300 block of 43rd St. for reports of vandalism and theft. Officers determined that two suspects were attempting to steal property when the store owner confronted them. The suspects became irate and began to damage property inside the store. They then attacked the store owner and a clerk causing them injury, before fleeing the store with merchandise. The suspects then fled the area in a vehicle. Officers conducted an area check for the vehicle but were unable to locate it. #8030

10/3/22-DUI

Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for running a red light at 22nd St. and Macdonald Ave. The driver displayed signs of being intoxicated and had open containers of alcohol in the vehicle. The driver was arrested after he performed poorly on the roadside sobriety tests. #8038

10/3/22-TRAIN VS. BICYCLE COLLISION

Officers responded to the area of Carlson Blvd. and Cutting Blvd. Officers determined the bicyclist drove around the lowered and activated crossing gates on Cutting Blvd. when a passing train struck his bike’s rear tire. Miraculously the rider only sustained minor lacerations on his arm. #5280

10/3/22-MENTALLY ILL PERSON

Officers responded to the 5300 block of Country View Drive for reports of a subject having a mental health breakdown. A juvenile left their residence after attempting to harm themselves. Officers were able to locate the juvenile during an area check. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital for medical and mental health treatment. #8048

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 1,2,3): Eleven (11) officers, four (4) sergeants, and one (1) lieutenant reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts, to meet minimum staffing requirements.

10/4/22-COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 5700 block of Goodrick Ave. after the business owner saw suspects via a video camera inside the closed business. Officers arrived on the scene and saw three suspects fleeing from the business. Officers were unable to locate the suspects during an area check. #8050

10/4/22-OBSTRUCT OFFICER

Officers responded to reports of a prowler in the backyard of a residence in the 100 block of South 5th St. The caller reported hearing a seeing an unknown subject in the backyard of their residence (At 4:30 am). Officers responded and located a subject wearing a large trench coat carrying a bat walking away from the area of the caller’s residence. Officers ordered the suspect to stop, but he refused. After a brief struggle, the suspect was stopped and arrested. #8051

10/4/22-SOLO VEHICLE COLLISION / MEDICAL ISSUE

Officers responded to the 12000 block of San Pablo Ave. for reports of a vehicle crashing into a pole. Officers responded and located the driver unresponsive inside their vehicle. Medical personnel responded and determined the driver was suffering from an unknown medical issue. The driver was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. #8066

10/4/22-DECEASED PERSON

Officers responded to the 4800 block of Wall Ave. for reports of an unresponsive person. Officers responded along with RFD. Medical personnel attempted life-saving measures but were unable to resuscitate the person. There were no signs of foul play and the subject had prior medical issues. The Contra Costa Coroner was notified. #8067

10/4/22-OBSTRUCT OFFICER, ROBBERY INVESTIGATION FOLLOW UP

Officers responded to the 2200 block of Macdonald Ave. after a follow-up investigation resulted in a juvenile suspect from an armed robbery being identified. Officers located the suspect and took him into custody. While taking the juvenile into custody, the juvenile’s parent interfered with officers and attempted to take evidence from the juvenile to conceal it. Officers were able to complete the arrest of the juvenile and arrested the parent, recovering the evidence from them. The parent was released on a signed citation and the juvenile was booked into juvenile hall. #8069

10/4/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Southampton Ct. for reports of a battery. The victim reported being in an argument with her ex-boyfriend. During the argument, the suspect struck the victim and threatened to kill her while brandishing a firearm. The suspect fled prior to officers being called and was not located during an area check. #8077

10/4/22-ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON

Officers were in the 600 block of South 37th St. on an unrelated call when they heard the sounds of gunfire in the area. Officers ran to the area they heard the gunshots come from and located a victim with gunshot wounds. They saw a subject running from the area. Officers chased the suspect but they eluded capture. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and RPD Homicide detectives responded to assume the investigation. #8080

10/4/22-ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Macdonald Ave. for reports of an armed robbery. Officers determined the victims were eating food outside of the restaurant at this location when three suspects pulled up in a vehicle. The suspects exited their vehicle and pointed firearms at the victims while demanding property from them. The victims complied and the suspects stole their belongings. The suspects then got back into their vehicle and fled the area. Officers conducted an area check but were unable to locate the vehicle. #8079

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

10/5/22-NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers on routine patrol in the 2500 block of Roosevelt Ave. heard multiple gunshots in the area. At the same time, RPD dispatch received a ShotSpotter activation. Officers responded to the area and located shell casings. No structures, vehicles, or people were struck by the gunfire. The casings were collected as evidence. #8083

10/5/22-WARRANT ARREST

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 100 block of Macdonald Ave. The driver was determined to have an active warrant for their arrest and was taken into custody without incident. #8085

10/5/22-FALSE REPORT OF EMERGENCY, MENTALLY ILL PERSON

Officers responded to the 100 block of Railroad Ave. for reports of a home invasion robbery. The caller reported 8 subjects had broken into their residence armed with handguns. The caller was hiding in the bathroom of the residence with their roommate, who had armed himself with a firearm. Officers responded and established a perimeter around the residence. The caller was adamant that the suspects were still inside the house and that they were too afraid to exit the residence. Officers ultimately had to force entry into the residence to determine there were no suspects inside. The two occupants were located unharmed. Officers determined no one had broken into the residence and the two occupants were suffering from a mental health episode that was possibly related to drug usage. The residence was determined to have been “red tagged” and occupants were previously evicted. The occupants were taken into custody for trespassing and their firearm was confiscated for safekeeping. #8087

10/5/22-THREATS

Officers responded to the 800 block of Bissell Ave after several students reported hearing a school shooting was going to occur. Officers responded and determined that students had heard there was a threat of a shooting via social media. The threat was spread via social medical to numerous students, prompting some to notify school officials. Through the officer’s investigation, they determined none of the students could identify the source of the threat or specifically what the threat was. As a precaution, the school was dismissed early, and the campus was checked for threats. None were located. #8098

10/5/22-DUI, COLLISION

Officers responded to the 1200 block of San Pablo Ave for reports of a solo vehicle collision. Officers responded and located the driver still inside the vehicle. The driver exhibited signs of being intoxicated. The driver refused to cooperate with field sobriety tests and was taken into custody without incident. #8099

10/5/22-THREATS

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Macdonald Ave for another threat of a school shooting. Students reported hearing on social media that a school shooting was going to occur. Officers determined through their investigation that the threat appeared to be related to the threats that were reported at another school earlier in the day. Officers were unable to locate an active threat at the school. School administrators were notified. #8101

10/5/22-SEXUAL ASSAULT

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Lincoln Ave. for reports of rape. Officers contacted the victim who reported being sexually assaulted on a Greyhound Bus trip from Tennessee. The victim was provided medical treatment and RPD DVSU detectives were notified. #8110

10/5/22-AUTO VS. PEDESTRIAN COLLISION

Officers responded to the 2100 block of Chanslor Ave. for reports of a collision between a mail truck and a pedestrian. The pedestrian suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. #8113

10/5/22-RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Monterey St. for reports of the brandishing of a weapon. Officers responded and determined the victim’s son had brandished a knife at them and threatened to kill them. The victim had previously obtained a restraining order against the son. The suspect was still on scene and was taken into custody without incident. #8116

10/5/22-ATTEMPTED COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 2900 block of Hilltop Mall Rd for an audible alarm call. Officers determined there were signs of forced entry on the rear door. Officers checked the business and determined no one was inside. The business owner responded and determined nothing was missing from inside. #8119

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

10/6/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY, CHILD MOLESTATION

Officers responded to the 100 block of Chanslor Ave. for reports of a female screaming for help. Officers contacted the victim, who indicated she had been struck by her boyfriend during an argument. During their investigation, officers determined the suspect had also inappropriately touched the victim’s child. The suspect was still on scene and was taken into custody without incident. #8117

10/6/22-COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 900 block of 23rd St. for an audible alarm. While en route, the business owner also called to report seeing multiple suspects inside the closed business attempting to steal the ATM. Officers responded but the suspects fled with the ATM prior to their arrival. Officers checked the area for the suspect’s vehicle but were unable to locate it. #8118

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

10/7/22-DOMESTIC BATTERY, BRANDISH FIREARM

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Henderson Dr. for reports of a domestic battery. The victim reported being stalked by her ex-boyfriend. The victim stated her ex-boyfriend followed her to her residence where he threatened her. The suspect also brandished a firearm at the victim and one of her friends. The victim also reported a previously unreported battery that had occurred earlier in the week. The suspect fled the area, but officers located his vehicle parked in the area. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. During a search of his vehicle, the firearm described by the victim was located. The suspect was booked into the RPD jail.

10/7/22-SEXUAL ASSAULT

Officers responded to the lobby of the police department to contact the victim of a sexual assault. The victim reported she had been sexually assaulted by her then-boyfriend earlier in the year. She also reported being physically assaulted by the suspect. The victim was provided resources and RPD DSVU detectives were notified. #8148

10/7/22-OUTSIDE ASSIST

Officers responded to the area of I-80 and Cutting Blvd. to assist Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputies that were in pursuit of a carjacked vehicle. The vehicle attempted to exit the freeway and collided with a metal gate. The driver and a passenger fled from the vehicle on a foot. Both were taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. An RPD canine team responded and checked the suspect’s flight path for a discarded weapon. The canine was able to locate a firearm that was discarded by one of the suspects. The firearm was collected and turned over to CCSO deputies. #8152

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