Richmond police patrol activity report for Jan. 16-19

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Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Officers responded to 792 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-six(26) officers, five (5) sergeants, and four(4) lieutenants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts to meet minimum staffing requirements.

1/16/23 – DUI

Officers responded to the 800 block of Dornan Dr for reports of a traffic collision. Officers responded and determined that the suspect was spinning donuts in the street when he collided with a parked car. The suspect then exited his vehicle and started arguing with the parked car’s owner. Officers saw that the suspect exhibited signs of being intoxicated. The driver became belligerent with officers and refused to complete roadside sobriety tests. The suspect was arrested for suspicion of DUI and booked at the RPD jail. #392

1/17/23 – VEHICLE BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 3700 block of Macdonald Ave for reports of a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that they had withdrawn money at a local bank. After leaving the bank, the victim was stopped at a stop light when the suspects drove next to her vehicle. The suspects exited their vehicle and broke out the window of the victim’s vehicle to steal her purse containing the money she had just withdrawn. The suspects then fled in their vehicle. #422

1/17/23 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 100 block of Espee Ave for reports of an armed robbery. Officers located the victim, who reported they were walking when two suspects approached them. One suspect brandished a firearm and demanded that the victim give them his property. The victim complied, and the suspects fled the area on foot. An area check was conducted, but the suspects were not located. #424

1/17/23 – BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 200 block of 23rd St for reports of a burglary. This business has been burglarized several times over the past few months. Officers arrived on the scene and located a suspect running from the business. Officers chased the suspect, and he refused to submit to arrest. Officers eventually caught up to the suspect, taking him into custody after a short struggle. Officers confirmed the suspect had damaged a door at the business in an attempt to burglarize it. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #429

1/18/23 – POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE

Officers responded to the 900 block of W. Cutting Blvd for reports of a subject passed out inside a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and determined it had been reported stolen. The driver was taken into custody without incident and booked at the RPD jail. #441

1/18/23 – HIT AND RUN

RFD on-viewed a traffic collision at the intersection of 37th St and Macdonald Ave. The occupants of one of the vehicles got into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene. A records check revealed the vehicle the suspects abandoned at the scene had been stolen in a carjacking. Officers also determined that the vehicle the suspects fled in was also reported stolen in a carjacking. The suspects were last seen fleeing onto eastbound I-80. #444

1/18/23 – DOMESTIC BATTERY

Officers responded to the 500 block of 19th St for a report of a domestic battery. Officers located the victim, who was suffering from severe facial injuries. The victim reported being in an argument with her boyfriend. The boyfriend became violent and struck the victim several times in the face. The suspect then fled on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Several hours later, officers located the suspect, who was taken into custody without incident. #454

1/19/23 – POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE

While on routine patrol, an alert officer saw a Chevy Impala traveling on Carlson Ave near Imperial Ave. Officers were aware that a similar vehicle had just been reported stolen in El Cerrito. Officers followed the vehicle as it got onto I-80 and then exited onto Potrero Ave. Officers confirmed that the vehicle was the one that had just been stolen in El Cerrito, and an enforcement stop was made. The driver was taken into custody without incident. El Cerrito PD responded and assumed the investigation.