Richmond police activity report from March 18-24

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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.

3/18 – 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. #2717

3/19 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY

Officers responded to a Flock notification for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers conducted an enforcement stop and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. #2739

3/20 – DUI COLLISION

Officers responded to the area of 23rd St and Lincoln Ave for a collision, the reporting party advised one of the involved parties appeared to be intoxicated. Officers contacted the driver displaying objective signs of alcohol intoxication. During the DUI investigation, the driver provided a breath alcohol sample of more than two times the legal limit. The driver was taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared and was cited and released to the care of the hospital. None of the involved parties were injured. #2793

3/21 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY

Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen and conducted an enforcement stop. The suspect was arrested without incident. #2811

3/21 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Officers responded to the 200 block of S. 3rd St for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers located various expended casings in the roadway. A window was struck by gunfire. Fortunately, no one was injured. This investigation is ongoing. #2845

3/23 – CARJACKING

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Hilltop Mall Rd for a report of a carjacking. Officers learned the victim arrived at the location to make a deposit when two suspects demanded his backpack, wallet and cellphone. The suspects entered the victim’s vehicle and fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers broadcasted a description of the vehicle to surrounding agencies. A nearby agency pursued the stolen vehicle, and two suspects were taken into custody. RPD Officers responded to process the vehicle for evidence. #2903

3/24 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE/RECOVERY

Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen. The vehicle quickly accelerated as officers were approaching. Officers deployed stop sticks effectively deflating all four tires and the occupants were taken into custody without incident. #2925