Richmond police patrol activity report from March 25-31

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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. 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.

3/25 – THEFT
 
Officers responded to the area of Castro Ranch Rd and Conestoga Way for a report of a subject stealing telephone wires from a pole. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect vehicle with the trunk open and a large amount of wire inside the vehicle. While officers were on scene they observed the suspect walking with a bag full of wires. The suspect was arrested without incident. #2946
3/25 – VEHICLE RECOVERY
 
Officers responded to the area of 23rd St & Garvin, the reporting party was tracking her stolen vehicle and informed dispatch of the location. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop but the vehicle failed to yield. The vehicle eventually came to a stop after officers deployed stop sticks and both occupants were taken into custody. #2959
3/25 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
 
Officers responded to the 400 block of 20th St for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers located various expended casings in the roadway. A neighborhood check revealed a projectile strike to a residence. Fortunately, no one was injured. This investigation is ongoing. #2963
3/26 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSIST
 
Officers responded to a Flock alert in the area for a wanted vehicle. The vehicle was wanted for robbery by a neighboring agency. Officers located the vehicle occupied and the driver was detained without incident. The neighboring agency responded and assumed the investigation. #2984
3/27 – HOMICIDE
 
Officers responded to the 300 block of S. 36th St for a disturbance call. Upon arrival, officers located a victim who had sustained fatal wounds. Based on preliminary evidence, officers determined the incident was a homicide. RPD Homicide Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. On 3/28 RPD Detectives, in partnership with an outside agency, were able to locate and take the suspect into custody. #3009
3/28 – NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
 
Officers responded to the 600 block of Nevin Ave for a ShotSpotter Activation. Officers found casings at the scene. No victims were located and no property appeared to have been struck by gunfire. #3121
3/28 – VEHICLE RECOVERY/ CARRY LOADED FIREARM
 
Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun. The driver of the stolen vehicle was arrested without incident. #3162

3/29 – MISCELLANEOUS

Officers conducted extra patrol along the 23rd & 24th St corridor, this resulted in 3 citations, 1 arrest, and 1 recovered firearm.