Richmond police patrol activity report: Oct. 14-16

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Richmond Police Department vehicle (Photo credit: Kathy Chouteau)

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.

10/14/22- UNEXPLAINED DEATH

Officers responded to the area of Castro St and Hensley St for reports of an unresponsive person. Officers responded and located a deceased person. Witnesses were unsure when the person was last seen alive or what the person’s health history was. RPD Homicide Detectives responded and along with the Contra Costa Coroner. Through their investigation, they determined the person had multiple health issues and the death was from natural causes. #8382

10/14/22-VEHICLE THEFT, TRAFFIC COLLISION

Officers responded to the 3800 block of Macdonald Ave for a two-vehicle collision. While en route, another caller reported that their vehicle had just been stolen. Through their investigation, officers determined that the suspect went to a local car dealership and pretended to want to purchase a vehicle. While the dealership was preparing the sales contract, the suspect grabbed the car keys and fled the dealership in the vehicle. In their haste to leave the area of the dealership, the suspect crashed the car into another vehicle and then fled on foot. Officers were able to locate the suspect in the area and take them into custody without incident. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #8384

10/14/22-ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Officers responded to the 200 block of South 7th St for reports of an assault. Officers determined the victim was walking when a group of juveniles rode by on their bicycles. The juveniles fired frozen gel balls at the victim from a gel BB gun. The victim was struck in the eye by one of the frozen pellets. The victim chased down the juveniles and attempted to stop them. While trying to get the suspects to stop, someone hit the victim in the back of the head with an unknown object, causing them to lose consciousness. The suspects then fled the area and could not be located. #8384

10/15/22-ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING

Officers responded to the 600 block of 24th St for reports of an attempted kidnapping. Officers located the victim who said she was involved in an argument with her husband, prompting her to get out of their vehicle to walk home. While walking, a vehicle stopped and offered to give her a ride and jacket to keep her warm. After accepting the jacket, the suspect attempted to pull the victim into their vehicle. The victim was able to fight off the suspect, prompting the suspect to flee in their vehicle. The victim then was able to summons RPD for assistance. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects’ vehicle. #8406

10/16/22-SEXUAL ASSAULT, KIDNAPPING

Officers responded to the El Cerrito Plaza for reports of an assault victim. Officers were able to locate the victim who said she had been kidnapped from Sonoma County and brought to Richmond. The victim said she had been held captive by the suspect, who she previously knew, for almost 3 weeks. The victim was eventally able to escape and call for help. RPD Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. #8429

10/16/22-ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, SIDESHOW

Officers responded to the area of Cutting Blvd and Marina Way South for reports of over 100 vehicles involved in a sideshow. Officers were able to disperse the vehicles and attempted to follow them out of the area. One of the vehicles was apparently not familiar with the area, and they drove toward the Police Department with an officer following. Still apparently not paying attention, the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the police department. An officer followed to ensure the vehicle did not engage in any sideshow activity. Upon realizing they had pulled into the parking lot of the police department with an officer following them, a passenger elected to jump out of the vehicle and jump the fence into the secured lot of the police department. The passenger then ran through the lot with officers chasing him on foot. During his flight, the suspect discarded a loaded firearm, which officers recovered. The suspect attempted to hide in bushes along the fence of the lot, but with assistance from the CHP Air Unit, officers were able to locate and arrest him. The suspect was then walked to the RPD jail where he was booked. #8444

10/16/22- ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, SIDESHOW

Officers responded to the same sideshow as above followed and followed a different vehicle as it left. The vehicle left the sideshow and traveled toward the dead end of Marina Bay Parkway. The vehicle drove to the end of the road where officers attempted to stop the vehicle. Realizing the road was a dead end and they had nowhere to go, the driver tossed a firearm out of the vehicle while the passenger fled the vehicle on foot. Officers were able to recover the firearm and detain the driver. A search of the area was conducted for the passenger, but he was not located. The driver was booked at the RPD jail. #8445