The Richmond Police Department reported that officers turned another traffic stop into the recovery of two loaded guns from the hands of four juveniles.
RPD K-9 Officer Hodges was patrolling the city’s Iron Triangle when he noticed a car fail to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of W. Macdonald Ave. and Curry St. In fact, the car blew through the intersection at 30+ MPH. The officer made a U-turn after the car, but he noticed that the car had sped away.
While the officer tried to get closer, the car ran through several more intersections controlled by stop signs. Once he was close enough, the officer turned on the red and blues. The driver failed to stop and continued to flee. While he was behind the car, the officer saw the occupants throw out magazines from guns and at least one firearm.
After several minutes of pursuing the car, the driver decided to finally stop in the city’s Southern District. All four occupants of the car were detained. Assisting officers searched the pursuit route and recovered a couple of magazines and two loaded pistols, one of which was reported stolen. The suspects were all juveniles between 15 and 17 yrs. old, and they were all booked at Juvenile Hall.
If you see suspicious persons, cars or anyone in possession of a firearm illegally or any suspicious items, please report it and if you choose, you may remain anonymous. Call 911 if it is an emergency or (510) 233-1214.
Information provided by Richmond Police