Richmond police patrol activity report from April 1-7

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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.

4/1 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the area of S. 39th & Wall Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim saw the suspect reach into the bed of his truck and take his tools. The victim attempted to intervene and when the suspect revealed a firearm tucked in his waistband. The suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. #3244

4/3 – NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 400 block of 1st 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. #3378

4/3 – NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 500 block of 8th 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. #3378

4/4 – NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Officers responded to the 200 block of S. 20th St for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers located numerous casings at the scene. No victims were located and no property appeared to have been struck by gunfire. #3400

4/5 – RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

Officers responded to the 2600 block of Ohio Ave for a report of a residential burglary. The reporting party arrived home to find items strewn about and heard someone walking upstairs. Officers arrived, set up a perimeter, and found the suspect climbing the victim’s rear fence. The suspect was subsequently arrested without incident. #3412

4/5 – ARMED ROBBERY

Officers responded to the 12000 block of San Pablo Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the suspect walked inside a store and grabbed the victim in a choke hold and pressed a firearm on his neck while demanding money from two cashiers. The suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival. A canvass for the suspect yielded negative results. #3439

4/7 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY

Officers responded to a Flock notification for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop but the stolen vehicle failed to yield and made an abrupt U-turn, colliding into an officer’s patrol vehicle. The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the center median, where it came to a stop. The driver was taken into custody without incident. The officer was not injured and the suspect was transported to a local hospital for medical clearance prior to being booked into RPD jail. #3486