Richmond police activity report from Feb. 24-26

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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 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.

2/24/23 – POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

While on routine patrol in the area of Castro St and Hensley St, officers conducted a records check of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle showed as being reported stolen. Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop, and the driver was taken into custody without incident. #1511

2/24/23 –ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 900 block of Cutting Blvd for a hold-up alarm. Officers contacted the clerk, who reported that three suspects entered the store and ran behind the counter. The suspects filled large bags with cigarettes and other items while stealing cash from the cash register. The suspects then fled the area on foot. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects. #1536

2/24/23 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

Officers on routine patrol in the area of 15th St and Bissell Ave saw two subjects walking while carrying a duffle bag and covering their faces with ski masks. The officer could also see the outline of what appeared to be a rifle in the duffle bag. The other subject appeared to be holding his waistband as if he was concealing a firearm.

The officer, recognizing that the two subjects should be further investigated, stopped her vehicle in an attempt to contact them. Both subjects immediately attempted to flee on foot. The officer pursued, catching one of the subjects after a foot chase. The suspect ultimately stopped and lay on the ground while telling the officer to “disarm” him. Officers were able to detain the suspect without incident and were found to have a loaded Glock “ghost gun” in his waistband. The second suspect began running through yards. Officers established a perimeter to search for the suspect but could not locate him. The juvenile suspect was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall for illegally possessing a firearm. #1541

02/24/23 – ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

Officers on routine patrol in the area of 37th St and Garvin Ave conducted a traffic enforcement stop for expired registration. Officers contacted the driver, who was extremely nervous. After talking with the officer, the driver admitted to having a firearm. The driver was detained without incident, and a Glock-style ghost gun was recovered. The driver was arrested and booked into the RPD jail. #1542

02/25/23 -ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 5000 block of Cutting Blvd for reports of an assault. Officers located the victims, who reported they were walking in front of the business when the suspect approached them from behind. The suspect struck one victim in the head with a handgun, knocking her to the ground. The suspect then stole the victim’s purse. The second victim attempted to intervene, and the suspect struck them on the head with the firearm, also knocking them to the ground. The suspect then fled the area on foot. Officers circulated the area but were unable to locate the suspect. #1566

2/26/23 – STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 2700 block of Sheldon Rd for reports of an assault. Officers located the victim, who was suffering from minor injuries from being struck in the head with a wooden stick. The victim reported parking in front of his house when two subjects he knows approached him. The suspects opened his car door and dragged him from his vehicle. They then knocked him to the ground and struck him with a wooden stick. The suspects then stole his phone and fled. Officers canvased the area but were unable to locate the suspects. #1586