The Richmond Police Department provided an overview of significant activity between January 13-19 in the City of Richmond. Officers responded to 1,234 calls for service during this period.
The police department reported that over this period, due to staffing shortage:
- Jan 13-15: seventeen (17) officers and two (2) sergeants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts to meet minimum staffing requirements.
- Jan 16-19: twenty-six(26) officers, five (5) sergeants, and four(4) lieutenants reported for forced and/or mandatory overtime shifts to meet minimum staffing requirements.
Calls For Service
- 1/17 – Officers responded to the 3700 block of Macdonald Ave for reports of a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that they had withdrawn money at a local bank. After leaving the bank, the victim was stopped at a stop light when the suspects drove next to her vehicle. The suspects exited their vehicle and broke out the window of the victim’s vehicle to steal her purse containing the money she had just withdrawn. The suspects then fled in their vehicle. #422
- 1/18 – Officers responded to the 500 block of 19th St for a report of a domestic battery. Officers located the victim, who was suffering from severe facial injuries. The victim reported being in an argument with her boyfriend. The boyfriend became violent and struck the victim several times in the face. The suspect then fled on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Several hours later, officers located the suspect, who was taken into custody without incident. #454
- 1/17 – Officers responded to the 200 block of 23rd St for reports of a burglary. This business has been burglarized several times over the past few months. Officers arrived on the scene and located a suspect running from the business. Officers chased the suspect, and he refused to submit to arrest. Officers eventually caught up to the suspect, taking him into custody after a short struggle. Officers confirmed the suspect had damaged a door at the business in an attempt to burglarize it. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #429
- 1/13 – Officers responded to the 600 block of Harbour Way for reports of a carjacking. The victim reported he was stopped at the stop light on Harbour Way and Pennsylvania Ave when the suspect, wearing only boxer shorts, opened his car door and tried to pull him out. The victim attempted to fight back, but the suspect was able to overpower the victim, get into the vehicle, and drive off. Officers checked the area and later located the victim’s vehicle in the parking lot of a business in the 1000 block of Cutting Blvd. Officers located the suspect inside the business. Officers attempted to call the suspect out to them, but the suspect refused to exit the business. Officers utilized de-escalation techniques to gain the suspect’s compliance. The suspect ultimately exited the business and was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was booked at the RPD jail. #316
- 1/14 – Officers responded to the area of 3400 Richmond Parkway for reports of a carjacking. The victim reported that she parked her vehicle in the parking lot of her apartment complex. As she exited the vehicle, 2 suspects approached her and brandished a firearm. The suspects demanded her property and keys. The victim complied, and the suspect got into her vehicle and fled. #352
- 1/14 – Officers responded to the area of 23rd St and McBryde Ave for reports of a subject passed out inside a vehicle. Officers responded and located the vehicle with the driver asleep behind the wheel. The driver admitted to drinking and performed roadside sobriety tests poorly. A preliminary test showed the driver to have a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit. The driver was booked at the RPD jail. #356
- 1/14 – Officers responded and conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle seen driving erratically in the area of W. Ohio Ave and Richmond Parkway. Officers saw open alcoholic beverages inside the vehicle, and the driver admitted to consuming alcohol. The driver performed roadside sobriety tests poorly. The driver was booked at the RPD jail. #357
- 1/15 – Officers responded to the area of 3rd St and Barrett Ave for reports of a vehicle that crashed into two parked vehicles. The driver admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages and displayed signs of being intoxicated. The driver performed roadside sobriety tests poorly. The driver was booked at the RPD jail. #358
- 1/16 – Officers responded to the 800 block of Dornan Dr for reports of a traffic collision. Officers responded and determined that the suspect was spinning donuts in the street when he collided with a parked car. The suspect then exited his vehicle and started arguing with the parked car’s owner. Officers saw that the suspect exhibited signs of being intoxicated. The driver became belligerent with officers and refused to complete roadside sobriety tests. The suspect was arrested for suspicion of DUI and booked at the RPD jail. #392
Hit & Run
- 1/18 – RFD on-viewed a traffic collision at the intersection of 37th St and Macdonald Ave. The occupants of one of the vehicles got into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene. A records check revealed the vehicle the suspects abandoned at the scene had been stolen in a carjacking. Officers also determined that the vehicle the suspects fled in was also reported stolen in a carjacking. The suspects were last seen fleeing onto eastbound I-80. #444
- 1/15 – Officers responded to the 3000 block of Tulare Ave for reports of a robbery. The victim reported that she was inside her residence when she heard the sound of a power tool being used outside. She went outside and saw the suspect standing next to her vehicle with a saw, attempting to steal her catalytic convertor. The victim yelled at the suspect to leave. The suspect did not respond ,so the victim walked toward him. The suspect then punched the victim in the face and fled in a waiting vehicle. #360
- 1/17 – Officers responded to the 100 block of Espee Ave for reports of an armed robbery. Officers located the victim, who reported they were walking when two suspects approached them. One suspect brandished a firearm and demanded that the victim give them his property. The victim complied, and the suspects fled the area on foot. An area check was conducted, but the suspects were not located. #424
- 1/14 – Officers responded to Kaiser Hospital for reports of a sexual assault. The victim reported being sexually assaulted in the area of 22nd St and Carlson Blvd at a homeless encampment. The victim received medical attention and DSVU detectives responded and assumed the investigation. #341
- 1/15 – Officers on routine patrol in the area of Hensley St and Richmond Parkway saw a motorcycle driving in the area that appeared suspicious. A records check of the motorcycle showed it had been reported stolen. Officers conducted an enforcement stop on the vehicle and it yielded. Officers took the rider into custody without incident and they were booked at the RPD jail. #364
- 1/18 – Officers responded to the 900 block of W. Cutting Blvd for reports of a subject passed out inside a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and determined it had been reported stolen. The driver was taken into custody without incident and booked at the RPD jail. #441
- 1/19 – While on routine patrol, an alert officer saw a Chevy Impala traveling on Carlson Ave near Imperial Ave. Officers were aware that a similar vehicle had just been reported stolen in El Cerrito. Officers followed the vehicle as it got onto I-80 and then exited onto Potrero Ave. Officers confirmed that the vehicle was the one that had just been stolen in El Cerrito, and an enforcement stop was made. The driver was taken into custody without incident. El Cerrito PD responded and assumed the investigation.
- Jan 9-12: Richmond Police Calls
- Jan 1-8: Not provided by Richmond Police