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.
10/11/22-ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, POSSESSION OF FAKE DOCUMENTS
Officers responded to the 2300 block of Cutting Blvd for a report of a subject attempting to cash a fraudulent check. The clerk stalled the suspect while providing a description of the suspect and his vehicle to responding officers. Officers located the suspect in his vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect claimed to be a firefighter and provided a firefighter ID card from a state agency. Officers were eventually able to confirm the check the suspect was trying to cash was fraudulent, prompting the suspect to admit he had lied about his identity. Officers searched the suspect’s vehicle and located additional stolen checks, a loaded handgun and parts of an assault rifle. Officers also located fraudulent law enforcement patches and an ID card. The suspect was arrested and booked at the RPD jail. #8284
10/11/22-ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Officers on routine patrol stopped a suspicious bicyclist in the area of 3rd Street and Macdonald Ave. The rider admitted to officers that they had a handgun hidden in their waistband. Officers were able to safely recover the firearm from the suspect and promptly placed him under arrest. #8289
10/12/22-MENTALLY ILL PERSON
Officers responded to the 400 block of South 9th Street for reports of a juvenile who was armed with a stun gun threatening family members. Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and safely disarm the juvenile. The juvenile was determined to be having a mental health breakdown and was transported to a local hospital for mental health treatment. #8293
10/12/22-VIOLATION OF RESTRAINING ORDER
Officers responded to the 5200 block of Gordan Ave. for reports of a restraining order violation. The victim reported the suspect was in their backyard vandalizing their property. Officers confirmed there was an active restraining order on file, that the suspect had violated numerous times. Officers located the suspect still in the backyard of the victim’s residence, where he was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #8306
Officers responded to the 3500 block of El Portal Dr. for reports of a domestic battery. The caller reported to RPD dispatch that her boyfriend had punched her. The caller also claimed her boyfriend was armed with a handgun and possessed drugs. Officers responded and located both parties. Through their investigation, officers determined the caller who claimed to be a victim, was actually the primary aggressor. Officers determined that the boyfriend did not possess a firearm or drugs and that the suspect attacked him when he attempted to leave. The suspect was booked without incident at the RPD jail. #8325
10/12/22-EVADE POLICE, ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle for vehicle code violations in the area of 37th Street and Nevin Ave. The driver immediately accelerated away from the officers. The driver drove a short distance when they stopped and ran from the vehicle. Officers could see a handgun in the driver’s hand as he ran into the neighborhood.
Officers quickly established a perimeter and conducted an extensive search for the suspect. During the search, officers located the suspect’s wallet, which he apparently accidentally dropped during his flight. Officers continued searching and ultimately located the suspect hiding in a large trash can behind a closed business. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. An extensive search was conducted for the suspect’s firearm, but it was not located. The suspect was determined to be a felon who can not possess a firearm and to be on active probation. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #8329
Officers responded to the 3000 block of Jo Ann Dr. for reports of a domestic battery. The victim reported that her ex-boyfriend arrived at her residence to exchange custody of their child. During the exchange, an argument ensued, and the suspect struck the victim. During the struggle, a firearm fell out of the suspect’s pocket. The suspect picked up the firearm and fled the residence. Officers responded and searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him. #8349