Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Officers responded to 786 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 twenty-nine (29) officers, five (5) sergeants, and three (3) lieutenants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts to meet minimum staffing requirements.
12/12/22 – POSSESSION OF A FIREARM ON SCHOOL CAMPUS
Officers responded to the 1200 block of 23rd St (Richmond High School) for reports of a student who had been found with a handgun. School security located the firearm during a random security check. The firearm was determined to be a loaded “ghost gun.” School security confiscated the gun without incident and detained the student until RPD arrived on the scene. Due to the quick actions of school security, the situation was quickly resolved with minimal disruption to the campus. Through the investigation, officers and school security were able to confirm there was no ongoing threat to the school. The firearm was collected as evidence, and the juvenile was transported to Juvenile Hall. #9920
12/12/22 – ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
Officers responded to the 3500 block of Wall Ave for reports of a shooting. While en-route, officers also received a “ShotSpotter” activation in that area. Officers responded and located the victim who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was uncooperative and was transported to a local trauma center for treatment. Officers located multiple bullet casings at the scene that were collected as evidence. #9933
12/12/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, DUI, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Officers responded to the 2900 block of Ohio Ave for reports of an assault with a deadly weapon. Officers located the victim, who indicated he had been in a minor traffic collision with the suspect. The victim got out of his vehicle and called RPD. This prompted the suspect to get back into his vehicle and attempt to run the victim over. The victim and his vehicle were struck again by the suspect, who then fled the scene. The victim got a license plate number for the suspect vehicle, which led officers to the 200 block of Civic Center Ave.
While searching for the suspect’s vehicle, the suspect drove up to the location, and officers contacted him. Officers determined that the suspect was extremely intoxicated and uncooperative. The victim responded and positively identified the suspect as the driver who crashed into them. A search of the suspect’s vehicle resulted in a loaded handgun being recovered.
The suspect was booked into the RPD jail, and his vehicle was impounded. #9934
12/13/22 – POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE
Officers on routine patrol checked a suspicious vehicle in the area of Central Ave and San Joaquin St. A records check showed the vehicle had been reported stolen to Berkeley PD. Two suspects were located inside the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody without incident, and the passenger was released at the scene. #9940
12/13/22 – BRANDISHING REPLICA FIREARM
Officers responded to the 400 block of Carlson Blvd for reports of a subject armed with a firearm. The victim reported a subject standing on the corner holding a handgun, waving it around and pointing it at passing vehicles.
Officers responded and located the suspect standing on the corner with a firearm. The suspect refused the officer’s commands to drop the gun. Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect, but she refused to comply. Officers deployed less-than-lethal weapons and were able to disarm the suspect. The suspect was determined to be in possession of a replica firearm. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was suffering from a mental health crisis. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for mental health treatment. #9939
12/13/22 – DUI SATURATION PATROLS
The RPD traffic unit conducted OTS grant-funded DUI saturation patrols throughout the city. The goal of the operations was to take impaired drivers off the streets. Officers conducted 33 traffic stops and conducted 11 DUI investigations. A total of 19 citations were issued for various vehicle code violations.
12/13/22 – POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE
Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a suspicious vehicle in the area of 37th St and Garvin Ave. The vehicle initially fled from officers. The vehicle then stopped, and the driver fled on foot. Officers chased the suspect on foot and were able to take him into custody a short distance away. A records check showed that the vehicle was reported stolen. The driver was booked into the RPD jail. #9965
12/14/22 – NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
Officers responded to the 200 block of Nevin Ave for a “ShotSpotter” activation. Officer located bullet casings in the area. An area check resulted in no victims being located. The casings were collected as evidence. #9983
12/15/22 – ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Officers responded to the 100 block of Cutting Blvd for a report of a shooting. Officers located the victim, who was suffering from a single gunshot wound. Officers determined that the suspect and victim were coworkers. They got into a physical altercation after the suspect was ordered to go home. During the altercation, the suspect produced a firearm and shot the victim. The suspect remained on scene and was taken into custody without incident. The suspect’s firearm was also recovered and collected as evidence. The victim was transported to a local trauma center for medical treatment. #9987
12/15/22 – ARMED ROBBERY
Officers responded to the 1000 block of Market St for reports of a robbery. Officers located the victim, who said he was approached by two suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The suspects assaulted the victim and stole his wallet. The suspects then fled. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects. #10005