Richmond police patrol activity report: Dec. 9-11

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Richmond police patrol activity report: Dec. 9-11
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. 512 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 eleven (11) officers and two (2) lieutenants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts to meet minimum staffing requirements.

12/9/22 – MENTALLY ILL PERSON

Officers responded to the 500 block of 19th St for reports of a male walking around brandishing a knife. Officers located the subject, who cooperated and discarded his knife. Officers determined that the subject was intoxicated and suffering from a mental health crisis. The subject was transported to a local hospital for mental health assistance. #9870

12/9/22 – GRAND THEFT

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Nevin Ave for a report of a bicycle theft. Officers contacted two juveniles who had traveled to Richmond from Alameda to sell two expensive bicycles to a subject they met on the application “offer up.” When the juveniles arrived at the location to sell the bikes, they were accosted by 3 subjects wearing ski masks who stole their bikes. Unbeknownst to the thieves, the juveniles had hidden a GPS tracker on one of the bikes. Officers were able to track the stolen bicycles to the 1900 block of Chanslor Ave, where the bikes were recovered. Due to the suspects wearing ski masks, officers were unable to identify who the thieves were. The bikes were returned to their juvenile owners, and their parents responded to take them and the bikes home. #9875

12/10/22 – CARJACKING

Officers responded to the 12100 block of San Pablo Ave for reports of a carjacking. Officers contacted the victim, who said he was walking to his vehicle when a suspect armed with a firearm approached him. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground and stole his keys and property. The suspect then got into the victim’s vehicle and fled. #9893

12/11/22 – NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 2600 block of Esmond Ave for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers responded and located numerous shell casings in the area of the park. Officers located a witness who reported seeing a subject firing a handgun into the air. Officers were unable to locate anything struck by the gunfire. The shell casings were collected to be processed as evidence. #9904

12/11/22 – AUTO BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 4500 block of Macdonald Ave for reports of an auto burglary. The victim advised they finished their shift and was walking to their vehicle when they saw their window had been broken and their door was open. The victim saw a subject inside their vehicle rummaging for items to steal. The suspect attempted to flee, but the victim detained him until officers arrived on the scene. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the RPD jail.