Richmond police patrol activity report: Dec. 6-8

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Richmond Police Department vehicle (Photo credit: Kathy Chouteau)

Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Officers responded to approx. 764 calls for service during this period. Please note that activities shared in these segments are provided only as an overview and do not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift.

OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME

During this reporting period, a total of thirty-five (35) officers, one (1) sergeant, and three (3) lieutenants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts to meet minimum staffing requirements.

12/6/22 – POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE, WARRANT ARREST

Officers on routine patrol observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Hensley St and Castro St. Officers contacted the occupants and determined that the vehicle was reported stolen. A records check showed the vehicle driver had four outstanding warrants for their arrest. The driver was taken into custody without incident and the vehicle was recovered. #9769

12/6/22 – EVADING POLICE, WARRANT ARREST

Officers attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the area of 7th St and Hensley St. The vehicle failed to stop and fled at a high rate of speed. Officers terminated the pursuit after a short distance due to public safety concerns. A short time later, officers received reports of a suspicious vehicle blocking the road near Grays Circle and Stenmark Drive. Officers responded and located the vehicle that had fled from the traffic stop. Officer contacted the occupants and determined that the driver had outstanding warrants. The driver was arrested without incident. #9771

12/6/22 STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 11900 block of San Pablo Ave for reports of a robbery. The victim reported they were sitting outside the business when the suspect approached them. Without provocation, the suspect grabbed the victim and struck them in the face and stomach. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s wallet out of their pocket and fled. Officers checked the area for the suspect but were unable to locate them. #9798

12/7/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Ohio Ave for reports of a domestic battery. The victim reported that she was in an argument with her ex-boyfriend. During the argument, the suspect struck the victim several times in the head, causing significant swelling and bruising. The suspect fled prior to officers arriving on the scene. A short time later, the suspect arrived at RPD to turn himself in. Officers took the suspect into custody without incident. #9802

12/8/22 – STRONGARM ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 4800 block of Macdonald Ave for reports of a robbery. The victim reported they had made a withdrawal from the bank and placed the money on the rear seat of her vehicle upon exiting the bank. As the victim prepared to leave the parking lot, the suspect suddenly appeared and broke her car’s window to steal the money withdrawn from her rear seat. The suspects then fled in a white Audi.

A short time later, Sheriff’s Deputies in Bay Point observed suspects removing the license plates from a white Audi. Deputies attempted to stop the Audi, but it fled from them. The Audi fled to Oakland, where the occupants abandoned the vehicle. Deputies located some of the victim’s property in Bay Point where they originally saw the Audi. The victim’s property was recovered and the Audi was impounded as evidence. #9845

12/8/22 – SIDESHOW

Officers on patrol in the 1300 block of Canal Blvd could hear the sound of vehicles “spinning donuts.” They responded and located three vehicles driving recklessly and three spectators watching. Officers stopped the three vehicles and the spectators. The drivers and spectators were issued citations and released at the scene.