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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sergeant Raul Aguilar
Date: October 06, 2022 12:40 PM
Case Number: SR22-06974

DUI Suspect Arrested and Gun Recovered

San Rafael, CA – On October 5th, 2022, at approximately 07:52 AM, SRPD received reports of a person driving recklessly in the area of Point San Pedro Road and Riviera Drive.  The vehicle then collided with a curb.  Additional callers stated the suspect abandoned the vehicle and was attempting to gain access to nearby residences as well as a school bus.  Officers arrived at the site and located the suspect.  He was identified as Richard Harrison Hickey III, with previous addresses in San Anselmo and Petaluma.  


Through witness interviews, Officers learned that Hickey discarded a handgun into the bay waters.  Hickey was found to have been driving while under the influence of a drug.  Officers discovered suspected Fentanyl and associated paraphernalia inside Hickey’s vehicle and an empty gun holster.  


SRPD requested the assistance of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team to locate the gun.  After a thorough search, the MCSO divers located a loaded Glock pistol.  


Hickey later admitted to arresting officers that the handgun was his, and further investigation is being conducted to see if the firearm was used in previous crimes or stolen.   


We want to thank the witnesses who came forward and gave excellent descriptions, which led to the arrest of Hickey and the MCSO dive team for their support in locating the firearm.


Hickey was booked at the Marin County Jail for Driving under the influence of drugs, carrying a loaded handgun in public, and additional criminal charges.  The case will be forwarded to the Marin District Attorney’s Office for final disposition.  


No one was injured during this incident; fortunately, the suspect did not collide with anyone or any other vehicles.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Posted: October 06, 2022 1:39 PDT by R. Aguilar #460

Updated: October 06, 2022 1:49 PDT by Raul Aguilar


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