Richmond police activity report from Feb. 14-17

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PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKLY OVERVIEW: APRIL 8 – 14, 2024 Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Please note that activity 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. 4/8 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE-RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3579 4/10 – TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION Officers conducted a traffic enforcement operation along the 23rd St corridor to address various issues such as speeding and pedestrian safety. The operation yielded 24 citations: 19 for speed, 2 for unsafe lane changes, 1 red light, 1 not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk, and 1 not yielding to an ambulance 4/10 – GRAND THEFT Officers responded to Stenmark Dr for a report of wire theft. Witnesses saw two subjects cutting wires and attempted to contact the subjects, but fled on foot. With the use of a drone (UAS), Officers located the two suspects near Point Molate Beach. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspects revealed several Sawzall blades and a small amount of narcotics. Both suspects were booked into RPD jail. #3611 4/11 - MISC INFORMATION Officers responded to the 700 block of Amador St for a report of an unknown issue. Upon arrival, officers located a subject laying on the grass, unconscious and not breathing. Officers began life saving measures and administered Narcan, AMR arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. The subject regained consciousness a few moments later and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. #3663 4/12 – ARMED ROBBERY Officers responded to the area of S. 23rd St & Ohio Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim was driving when two suspect vehicles blocked the victim’s roadway and two suspects ordered the victim to exit his vehicle while brandishing firearms. The suspects removed cash from the victim’s pockets and fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. 4/14 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3707 4/14 – FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM/ EVADE POLICE Officers on patrol saw a vehicle driven by a suspect who had outstanding warrants and was believed to be armed. Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop but the suspect failed to yield. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Highway 4 and Pine St in Martinez where the suspect’s vehicle became disabled after colliding with another vehicle. All occupants attempted to flee on foot after the collision but were quickly taken into custody. During the pursuit, officers saw what appeared to be a firearm being discarded from the suspect vehicle, officers searched the area and located the discarded firearm with the assistance of a police K-9. #3731
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Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Note that activity 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.

2/14 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 500 block of Harbour Way for a report of an armed robbery. The victim reported the suspect entered the business, pointed a firearm at the victim and demanded cash. The suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers circulated the area with negative results. #1503

2/15 – CARJACKING

Officers responded to the area of Potrero and S. 11th St for a report of a carjacking. The victim stopped his vehicle in the area to speak to the suspect when a second suspect approached. The second suspect produced a firearm and demanded the victim’s keys. The suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle prior to officers’ arrival. #1512

2/15 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 12000 block of San Pablo Ave for a report of a burglary. Officers learned the suspect entered the building and kicked an office door and stole items from the office. The suspect fled with the items after being confronted by employees. Officers viewed surveillance footage that captured the incident and located the suspect nearby. The suspect fled on foot after seeing officers and was taken into custody with the help of K-9 partner “Grim”. The suspect was still in possession of the stolen items. #1524

2/15 – NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the area of S. 15th St & Florida Ave for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers found numerous casings at the scene. No victims were located and no property appeared to have been struck by gunfire. #1545

2/16 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to the area of 41st and Roosevelt for a ShotSpotter Activation. The investigation revealed the victims were chasing after the suspect after they observed him burglarizing one of the victim’s vehicles when the suspect fired at the victims. Fortunately, no victims were injured. At the scene, Officers located several casings and an unoccupied vehicle that was struck by gunfire. This investigation is ongoing #1581

2/17 – ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of Birmingham Dr and Groom Dr for a report of a robbery. The victim was at the park when he was approached by suspect. The suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim grabbed the knife and suffered a laceration after the suspect pulled back the knife. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. #1597

2/17 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Bissell Ave for a report of an armed robbery. Officers learned the suspect entered the business, produced a firearm and demanded cash from the register. The suspect fled with the cash prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. #1601

2/17 – SHOOT AT INHABITED DWELLING

Officers responded to the 100 block of 6th St for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers found numerous casings at the scene. No victims were located and no property appeared to have been struck by gunfire. #1629