Richmond police activity report from March 11-17

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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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The following 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.
 
3/11 – RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
 
Officers responded to the 400 block of 23rd St for a report of a burglary with the suspect still on scene. Officers learned the residents woke up to find the suspect inside their residence and noticed cash was missing. Officers located the suspect outside the residence and was found to be in possession of cash, consistent with the amount of cash missing from the victims’ residence. The suspect was arrested without incident. #2412
 
3/11 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE
 
Officers responded to a Flock alert of a stolen vehicle in the area. A records check confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The driver of the vehicle was arrested without incident. #2441
 
3/12 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)
 
Officers responded to the area of W. Cutting and Canal Blvd for a report of a collision and one of the drivers was reported to be intoxicated. One of the involved parties displayed signs of intoxication and during the DUI investigation, provided a breath alcohol sample of more than three times the legal limit. The subject was arrested and medically cleared at a local hospital prior to being booked. #2464
 
3/12 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
 
Officers responded to the 600 block of S. 31st St for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers located various expended casings on the roadway and projectile impacts on the exterior wall of a residence. Fortunately, no one was injured. This investigation is ongoing #2486
 
3/14 – CARRY LOADED FIREARM
 
Officers responded to the area of 1st St and Macdonald Ave for a report of a suspicious man. Officers circulated the area and located three subjects that matched the description. As officers approached the area, they observed a suspect discard a firearm before fleeing on foot. The suspect was quickly taken into custody and the firearm recovered. The other two subjects were found to have felony outstanding warrants for their arrest. All three subjects were arrested without incident. #2533
 
3/14 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY
 
Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen license plate in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. A records check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen. The driver was arrested without incident. #2554
 
3/15 – ROBBERY
 
Officers responded to the 2600 block of Hilltop Dr for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim listed an item for sell online and was meeting with the suspect to conduct a transaction. Once at the meeting location, the suspects gave the victim counterfeit bills and brandished a firearm. The suspects fled with the victim’s cellphone prior to officers’ arrival. An area check was conducted with negative results. #2612