Richmond police patrol activity report for Jan. 27-29

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 645 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.


Officers on routine patrol observed a suspicious subject loitering near 4th St and Macdonald Ave. Officers contacted the subject and they admitted to being in possession of a firearm. The subject was arrested without incident and the loaded firearm was recovered from him. The suspect was booked into the RPD jail. #718

1/27/23 – DUI

Officers on routine patrol observed a vehicle driving erratically. The officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop and the driver exhibited signs of being intoxicated. The driver performed roadside sobriety tests poorly and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. #736


RPD dispatch received multiple calls of a subject in the 2600 block of Hilltop Dr brandishing a firearm. Officers determined that staff at the apartment complex confronted two male subjects who were vandalizing a public restroom. Staff asked the suspects to leave the complex. The subjects became violent, with one attacking a staff member and another brandishing a firearm and threatening to kill staff members. The suspects fled prior to RPD arriving on the scene. An extensive area check was conducted but the suspects were not located. #759


An RPD canine team responded to the city of Emeryville to assist with locating a firearm that had been discarded by a fleeing suspect. Emeryville PD had detained their wanted suspect, who had fled from them while armed with a long gun. During the suspect’s flight, they discarded the firearm and it could not be located. With the assistance of Officer Charles and K9 Cash, the suspect’s flight path was searched and K9 Cash located the discarded firearm. Good job!


Officers located a disabled vehicle in the area of Richmond Parkway and Hilltop Dr. Officers located the driver who said the vehicle became disabled after having an electrical issue. Officers ran the VIN number of the vehicle and determined the vehicle had been stolen in a carjacking in Oakland. The admitted driver was also determined to have outstanding warrants for vehicle theft. The driver was arrested and booked into the RPD jail without incident. #766

1/28/23 – SIDESHOW

Officers on routine patrol located a sideshow with 100 vehicles blocking the road in the area of Blume Dr and Klose Way. Additional officers responded and the sideshow was broken up and the attendees fled the area.


Officers responded to the 3200 block of Pierce St for reports of an attempted robbery. Officers located the victim, who is an unarmed security guard for the complex. The guard reported being approached by 3-4 suspects, one of whom pointed a firearm at him. The suspects ordered the victim to lay on the ground while they searched through his pockets. The suspects didn’t find anything they wanted to steal, so they fled without taking anything. #767

1/29/23 – HIT AND RUN, DUI

Officers responded to the 5600 block of Highland Ave for reports of a hit-and-run collision. Witnesses reported a vehicle struck multiple parked vehicles and the driver was attempting to flee. Prior to officers arriving on the scene, witnesses removed the keys from the suspect’s vehicle. Officers responded and located the suspect still seated inside his vehicle. The driver exhibited signs of being intoxicated and performed roadside sobriety tests poorly. The driver was arrested for DUI and booked at the RPD jail #792