Richmond police activity report from April 29 to May 5

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Richmond police activity report from Dec. 4-10
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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.

4/29 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY
Officers responded to the 1000 block of Macdonald Ave for a report of a theft. The victim reported the two suspects entered the establishment, took items and exited without paying. The suspects returned to the establishment after loading the stolen items into a parked vehicle. Officers contacted the suspects upon arrival as they were exiting the establishment. The suspects were arrested without incident. #4302

4/30 – SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
Officers responded to the 800 block of Barrett Ave for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers located various expended casings and several vehicles which had been struck by gunfire. Fortunately, no one was injured. This investigation is ongoing. #4371

5/1 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE – RECOVERY
Officers responded to a Flock notification for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody without incident. #4379

5/1 – STOLEN VEHICLE – RECOVERY
Officers responded to a Flock notification for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody without incident. #4277

5/1 – WARRANT ARREST
While on routine patrol, officers recognized a suspect from prior contacts and knew he had an outstanding warrant. The suspect was wanted for assault with a firearm and home invasion robbery. The incident occurred in the 300 block of S. 15th St on 3/3/24, in which the suspect pistol whipped the victim. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. #2159

5/2 – CARRY STOLEN LOADED FIREARM
Officers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in the area of Marina Way and Chanslor Ave. Upon contacting the driver, officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed a clear plastic bag in the center console containing suspected marijuana. During the course of their investigation, it was determined the driver was also unlicensed and a firearm was recovered. The suspect was arrested and his vehicle was impounded. #4459

5/4 – NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
Officers responded to the 1000 block of Chesley 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. #4535

5/5 – RECKLESS DRIVING
Officers observed sideshow activity in the 2300 block of Roosevelt Ave, with several people attempting to take over the intersection. Multiple officers responded to the area. Two vehicles were impounded and the drivers were arrested. #4561