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Mar-31-2015

Play Pac-Man on the streets of the Richmond District

In case you haven’t heard, Google Maps has been mashed up with the 1980’s arcade game, Pac-Man. That means you can choose any location with streets on the map and then play Pac-Man on it. Fun stuff.

We took a spin in the Richmond District. We tried initially to gobble dots at Lands End, but alas, there was not enough of a grid for Pac-Man to play on (we were hoping he’d run into Ms. Pac-Man in time for the sunset).

So we switched over to the outer Richmond – you can watch our, ahem, brief game play above.

To play, just visit Google Maps, enter a location, and then click the Pac-Man icon in the lower left to start the game. Use the arrow keys to move right, left, up and down.

And watch out for those pesky ghosts – Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde!

Sarah B.

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Mar-27-2015

Police Blotter – March 27, 2015

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 03-27-2015
From Captain Simon Silverman

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon runs through the north western part of the Richmond Police District on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Their website has a course map, road closure information, and alternative access routes.

Here are some of the 675 incidents handled by officers in the Richmond Police District this past week:

ARREST: DUI / RESISTING ARREST / POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH THE INTENT TO SELL / POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Geary & Stanyan
03-20-2015 2:41 AM
Officers on patrol stopped a vehicle for speeding and found that the driver was under the influence of marijuana. The officers recognized him from previous arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. He refused to get out of the car despite repeated orders and the officers had to forcibly remove him. There were three separate packages of marijuana in the vehicle, three scales and over $640 in small bills in the car. This is all consistent with sales of marijuana. The officers also recovered over $3000 worth of photography equipment that had been stolen out of a car in December. During booking, the suspect told officers that he was wearing a $500 belt and taunted them, “You couldn’t afford this belt!”
Captain’s Note: Since inmates can’t wear belts in jail it seems that the $500 was not money well spent.

ARREST: BURGLARY / CONSPIRACY
Geary & Lyon
03-20-2015 4:57 PM
An employee came into his office and discovered a suspect stealing computers. He chased the suspect who put the computers down and continued running. Although this suspect eluded capture, his getaway driver was later found sleeping in the (stolen) getaway car nearby and was arrested for conspiring in the burglary.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
Fulton & 39th Ave
03-20-2015 6:00 PM
A driver was traveling south on 39th Ave and stopped at the stop sign at Fulton. She then proceeded to turn onto eastbound Fulton but collided with a car that was coming west on Fulton (there is no stop sign for Fulton in this area). This collision resulted in moderate injuries to the driver who made the unsafe turn.

SHOOTING
Golden Gate & Willard North
03-21-2015 1:05 PM
The victim was shot in front of his residence and is in stable condition.
Captain’s Note: This is one of those instances where making more information public might jeopardize the investigation. I can say that this was not a random occurrence. The victim knows the suspect and the motive for the shooting.

ARREST: DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER
Clement & 9th Ave
03-31-2015 7:00 PM
The two suspects ordered $54 worth of food at a restaurant, but when the bill came they left just $32 and ran out the door. A waitress pursued them while the manager called 911. Officers detained the pair and they admitted to knowingly ordering more than they could pay for.
Captain’s Note: In modern parlance this is called a “dine and dash.” The penal code retains the more quaint title of “defrauding an innkeeper.”

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Geary & 17th Ave
03-21-2015 11:55 PM
Officers responded to a report of a person on the street screaming and swinging his arms at people. The victim was experiencing a psychotic episode and was transported to the hospital.

ARREST: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Sutter & Scott
03-22-2015 1:32 AM
A witness heard a woman on the street screaming for help and called 911. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect / boyfriend who was shoving his girlfriend.

ARREST: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Geary & 29th Ave
03-22-2015 2:09 AM
Bystanders called 911 when they saw the suspect / boyfriend pull his girlfriend out of a taxi by her hair. One bystander tried to intervene and the suspect punched him.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE / HIT & RUN / UNLICENSED DRIVER
Geary & 35th Ave
03-22-2015 6:00 AM
A witness called 911 after he saw a driver crash into a parked car then get out and run off. The suspect was detained and found to be under the influence of alcohol. He had never been issued a driver’s license.

ARREST: ATTEMPTED BURGLARY / POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Golden Gate & Tamalpais 03-22-2015 5:56 PM
Undercover officers saw a suspect trying to break into a house and a car. They detained him and found that he had property taken in recent several burglaries, robberies and thefts in his possession.
Captain’s Note: People sometimes tell me, “I didn’t know that Richmond Station had undercover officers. I’ve never seen them.” That’s because they’re undercover. Shhh…

ARREST: PUBLIC INTOXICATION / POSSESSION OF FALSE ID
Geary & 5th Ave
03-22-2015 8:15 PM
An officer was writing a traffic ticket when an intoxicated young man approached, stood in the street and began yelling at the officer. The officer told the suspect that if he wanted to talk he should stop interfering and wait on the sidewalk until the officer was done with the citation. The suspect continued to interfere and shouted, “Arrest me! Arrest me!” Back-up officers arrived and fulfilled his request. The intoxicated young man was a 20 year old USF student with a fake Alberta driver’s license that would have made him 24 years old. USF Public Safety officers also responded.
Captain’s Note: USF is very responsive to the SFPD on the very rare occasions when we have problems with a USF student. In addition to any criminal case, USF students may face university sanctions for misconduct.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
Cornwall & 4th Ave
03-23-2015 8:32 AM
A Honda was northbound on 4th Ave when a Toyota that was eastbound on Cornwall entered the intersection and broadsided the Honda. This resulted in minor injuries to the driver of the Toyota (who was cited at the scene).

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
Lake & 9th Ave
03-23-2015 9:50 AM
A driver was eastbound on Lake when she failed to yield to a pedestrian who was crossing 9th Ave in the crosswalk. This resulted in moderate injuries to the pedestrian and a citation for the driver.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
Cabrillo & 42nd Ave
03-23-2015 12:09 PM
A Ford was driving south on 42nd Ave. The driver stopped at the stop sign but proceeded into the intersection when it was unsafe to do so. He collided with a Toyota that was eastbound on Cabrillo (where there is no stop sign) forcing the Toyota to collide with a building. This resulted in minor injuries to both drivers, damage to the building and a citation for the driver of the Ford.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Balboa & 4th Ave
03-23-2015 10:50 PM
Officers responded to a report of a car blocking traffic and detained the intoxicated driver. An officer had him put his hands on his head in order to conduct a pat down search for weapons. As the officer did this, the suspect suddenly reached into a pocket. After handcuffing the suspect, the officer found a 7” knife in that pocket. The suspect refused blood alcohol testing and the officers obtained a search warrant to take a non-consensual blood sample. A records check revealed that the suspect was on probation for DUI. The conditions of the suspect’s probation included that he could not refuse a blood alcohol test and that he could not drive a vehicle with any alcohol in his blood.

ATTEMPTED THEFT FROM A VEHICLE / ROBBERY
Anza & 37th Ave
03-24-2015 8:58 PM
A resident saw a suspect trying to open the door handles on parked cars and confronted him. The suspect became angry and told the resident to mind his own business. The resident continued to follow the suspect and the suspect turned and punched him in the face so hard that he fell to the ground and briefly lost consciousness. A witness saw the suspect steal the victim’s wallet as the victim lay on the ground. The suspect then ran to a car and drove off.
Suspect: Black male 30-35 years old, 5’10”, wearing a dark grey hat and dark jacket.
Vehicle: Blue 2 or 4 door sedan with a bike rack on the top. The license plate included the letters ZD and the numbers 950.
Captain’s Note: Although I applaud the victim for keeping watch over the neighborhood, I wish he had called 911 instead of confronting the suspect.

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Clement & 18th Ave
03-25-2015 9:25 AM
A woman called the SFPD to report that she was having a mental health crisis and was about to burn down her house. She was transported to the hospital.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Fulton & 33rd Ave
03-25-2015 8:34 AM
A Toyota was driving west on Fulton when he pulled around and passed other cars that had stopped for a pedestrian who was crossing in the crosswalk. The Toyota then struck the pedestrian causing moderate injuries. The driver was cited at the scene.
Captain’s Note: This driver may even have noticed the officer who was already at Fulton & 36th writing a citation to a driver for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

THEFT FROM A VEHICLE / ROBBERY
Point Lobos & Balboa
03-25-2015 10:10 AM
The victim saw the suspect break the window of his car, reach in and steal a bag from the front seat. The victim ran over and confronted the suspect who shoved him. The victim then called 911 and the suspect fled the scene in a silver Honda.
Suspect: Black male, 30-40 years old, 5’9” 170 lbs, wearing a black baseball cap, black shirt and black pants.
Captain’s Note: The use of force against the victim in the furtherance of this theft turned it into a robbery. As above, I wish the victim had not confronted the suspect.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Arguello & California
03-25-2015 11:56 AM
A truck was stopped in traffic facing north on Arguello when a driver who was going too fast crashed into the back of the truck causing himself moderate injuries. He was cited for unsafe speed.

ARREST: WANTED PAROLEE
Lake & Funston (Mountain Lake Park)
03-26-2015 8:45 AM
A Rec & Park employee reported a person who was behaving aggressively in Mountain Lake Park. The suspect turned out to be a wanted parolee.

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday 04-21-2015 @ 7:00 PM
Richmond Station Community Room
461 6th Ave.

CONTACT US:
Call 911 for emergencies
Call 415-553-0123 for non-emergency police service
Richmond Station
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-666-8000
E-mail: SFPDRichmondStation@sfgov.org
Follow us on Twitter: @SFPDRichmond

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Mar-26-2015

Angry parents at Star of the Sea School ask Archdiocese to oust church leaders


Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle

The Chronicle reports that on Wednesday night, more than 100 parents of Star of the Sea School students asked the San Francisco Archdiocese that the controversial leaders of their school’s church be removed from their posts.

It’s been a rough start to the year for the Star of the Sea community as Father Joseph Illo, the new head priest at the Star of the Sea Church, has come under fire for new policies and practices.

In January, Father Illo instituted a new policy banning girls from being altar servers. This despite girls had been allowed to serve alongside boys since the 1970’s.

Illo told the media that he had “no choice but to exclude girls because the future of the Catholic Church is at stake.”

“The specifics of serving at the altar is a priestly function,” Illo said. “And the Catholic church does not ordain women.”

Then in February, Illo was criticized again after another church leader, Father Driscoll, handed out pamphlets to young students at the adjoining Star of the Sea school that many parents felt were inappropriate.

In preparation for their first confession, second graders were given a pamphlet asking questions about sexual topics like “Did I practice impure acts on myself or masturbate?”

“It talked about some pretty serious things, that pamphlet,” said parent Meghan Parent. “So yeah, obviously we want to protect our kids as much as possible.”

The Star of the Sea School and the adjoining church share a name and real estate, but not leadership and members. The two organizations are technically separate, and most of the students and their parents are not members of the church.

At Wednesday night’s meeting, parents “took turns at a microphone and cited examples of how they believe the men had disrupted the open, tolerant atmosphere of the school,” wrote the Chronicle.

Some parents feel that Father Illo’s new policies and attitudes have excluded many children from participating in the school’s spiritual activities.

At Wednesday’s meeting, which was organized by the school parents’ club, speakers said recent policy changes have shaken their school community and left many children confused about their role in the school and the church.

“It is with such great sadness and such a heavy heart that I find myself right here, right now,” said parent Brenda Kittredge, who went to school at Star of the Sea herself and now has four children at the school. “It frightens me that for a second I actually thought about sending my children somewhere else.” SF Chronicle

Father Illo and representatives from the Archidiocese’s office were present at Wednesday night’s meeting, but did not speak. The representatives told parents that their concerns would be taken to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who would ultimately be the one to make any decisions about the Star of the Sea religious leadership.

Father Illo acknowledged to the Chronicle that it’s a difficult situation and that there is a lot of tension and anxiety between himself and the school parents

“It was a good forum,” Illo told the Chronicle. “It’s important to hear their perspective.”

Sarah B.

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Mar-25-2015

Reward offered for lost Central Richmond shorts. What was in them, anyway?

Reader @cassfung tweeted us this photo today of a poster near 14th and Geary. I guess some guy lost his shorts and is desperate to find them again (no, that was not a recession joke).

The shorts don’t look particularly fancy or designer grade – there doesn’t appear to be any bling on them. And is that really a photo of the actual shorts? If so then the owner REALLY did love these shorts, enough to pose them. Maybe they were the lucky shorts the owner was wearing when they finished their marathon or sunk the winning shot…

Were they lost during a “brotherhood of the traveling shorts” exchange? That would just be sad.

Even curiouser is the “$$ MONEY PRIZE GUARANTEE $$”. What exactly was in these shorts to make them valuable enough for a reward? Gobs of cash? A small animal? Meds? Inquiring minds want to know.

And yes, we will be emailing elidednet to get more info, but we wanted to post this as quickly as possible in case someone out there is admiring these found shorts in their own living room and wants to return them to their rightful (albeit short-less) owner.

Sarah B.

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Mar-24-2015

Photos: Eucalyptus splits and falls onto Funston near Clement; damages truck

Late this afternoon, a part of a eucalyptus tree in the Park Presidio greenbelt fell across the 200 block of Funston near Clement.

Reader Ronald H. sent us the above photo that his wife took while picking up their son from nearby Sutro Elementary School.

We haven’t been on scene so we don’t know if there was any damage to parked vehicles on the west side of Funston (but probably likely).

UPDATE: Reader Kira B. tells us that “one car got spared by 2 inches, not a scratch. No houses got hit since those houses are set back from the street. That fence is pretty damaged and the top of the tree came down so don’t know how that car [parked behind the fence] fared.”

That same block of Funston also lost a tree last summer.

Sarah B.


Photo by Jill W.


Photo by Kira B.


Photo by Jill W.


Photo by Kira B.


Photo by Kira B.


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Mar-24-2015

Outside Lands 2015 lineup announced; tickets on sale Thursday

Today, Outside Lands revealed its full lineup of artists (but not the final schedule).

Headliners at this year’s festival, its eighth, include Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, Wilco, and Tame Impala. See the full lineup

This year’s event runs from August 7 through August 9 at several venues in Golden Gate Park. VIP and regular tickets for Outside Lands go on sale this Thursday, March 26 at 10am at SFOutsideLands.com.

Who’s going?

Sarah B.

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Mar-23-2015

Police Blotter – March 20, 2014

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 03-20-2015
From Captain Simon Silverman

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon runs through the north western part of the Richmond Police District on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Their website has a course map, road closure information, and alternative access routes: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-francisco/road-closures

Here are some of the 761 incidents handled by officers in the Richmond Police District this past week:

ARREST: MISDEMEANOR WARRANT
Great Highway & JFK
03-13-2015 4:23 PM
Officers responded to a call of a suspicious person trespassing in a business. They detained the suspect who had a warrant for vandalism. The manager declined to press charges for trespassing.
Captain’s Note: Generally, the owner or person in charge of private property must “press charges” to have a suspect arrested for trespassing. This is done by making a private person’s arrest (AKA a citizen’s arrest). This doesn’t mean that the complainant has to physically arrest the suspect (we’ll do that). However, he must be willing to sign an arrest form, give a statement and testify in court.

BATTERY: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Balboa & 38th Ave
03-13-2015 8:45 PM
The female victim was walking on the street with her current boyfriend when her ex-boyfriend attacked the couple resulting in minor injuries.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Masonic & Anza
03-14-2015 12:29 AM
Officers saw a driver run a stop sign and detained him for the violation. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Although he claimed to have had just “one beer” his blood alcohol was measured at .122%, well over the legal limit of .08%.
Captain’s Note: Almost every drunk driver claims to have had “one beer.” Read on for several more examples this week.

ARREST: FELONY WARRANT
Geary & Park Presidio
03-14-2015 1:40 PM
Officers responded to a report of a shoplifter who fled from a store without paying. They found the suspect and recovered the stolen items, but the store management declined to press charges (see the note above about private person’s arrest). The officers arrested the suspect on an existing warrant for felony theft charges.

FIREARM TURNED IN BY PUBLIC
Geary & 4th Ave
03-14-2105 5:22 PM
A resident called the SFPD to turn in a revolver that had belonged to her recently deceased husband. She did not want the gun in the home because she has young grandchildren. Officers took the gun for later destruction.
Captain’s Note: If you have a firearm that you no longer want or that you cannot keep safely please turn it in. An improperly stored firearm can lead to a tragic death and may result in criminal charges for the negligent owner. The gun could also be stolen and used in a crime. On Saturday 03-21-2015 Northern Station will hold a gun buy back from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 1050 McAllister. You can turn in a gun with no questions asked and get $100 for a handgun and $200 for an assault rifle.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Steiner & Vallejo
03-14-2015 11:51 PM
Officers saw a driver run a stop sign and detained him for the violation. They noted that he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and field sobriety tests supported their observations. His blood alcohol was measured at .138%.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE / TRAFFIC COLLISION
Fulton & 36th Ave
03-15-2015 5:24 PM
Officers responded to a vehicle collision where a driver told them that she was stopped at a red light when another driver rear ended her car and then hit a tree. After the collision, the other driver got out of his car, gathered up his empty beer cans and hid them in his trunk. As in the case above, the suspect told the officers that he had consumed only “one beer.” This is unlikely, since his blood alcohol was measured at .172% and there were several empty beer cans in his car. Fortunately, the innocent driver was not injured.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Geary & 3rd Ave
03-15-2015 2:12 AM
Officers stopped a driver who was swerving and speeding. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He initially told the officers that he only had “one glass of wine” (the oenophile’s variation on the “one beer” claim). He subsequently revised his estimate to “one bottle of wine” which is more consistent with his blood alcohol of .186%.

ARREST: THEFT FROM A VEHICLE
Masonic & Euclid
03-15-2015 5:28 PM
A resident called 911 after he saw the suspect break into a parked car and steal items from inside. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect ran from them and tried to climb over a fence. His sweatshirt became snagged on the fence and he was stuck until officers rescued and arrested him.
Captain’s Note: This suspect definitely needs an attorney who specializes in de-fence cases.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Anza & Blake
03-16-2015 7:07 AM
A car was driving west on Anza from Blake when the driver slowed and signaled for a left turn. A motorcycle following the car tried to pass the car on the left and struck the turning car. The motorcyclist sustained minor injuries.
Captain’s Note: This illustrates the importance of both giving and observing turn signals. It is also wise to check your turn signals periodically to make sure that all of the bulbs are working.

ARREST: PASSING A STOLEN CHECK
Geary & Arguello
03-16-2015 10:17 AM
The suspect went into a bank and tried to cash a stolen check but the alert teller was suspicious and called the SFPD. The check had been stolen from a car the previous day.

BURGLARY OF A RESIDENCE
California & 12th Ave
03-17-2015 2:55 AM
A resident of a multi unit building awoke to the sound of the front gate clanging. He looked out of his window to see the suspect trying to push a neighbor’s bicycle out of the gate. He shouted at the suspect who fled without the bicycle. Officers searched the area but did not find the suspect. They seized a shopping cart containing property that the suspect left behind at the scene (resulting in a net loss for her burglary enterprise).
Suspect: White female, 5’6” 140lbs, blonde shoulder length hair, grey shirt, black backpack

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Clement & 26th Ave
03-17-2015 1:30 PM
A woman called 911 to report that her husband was behaving erratically. Responding officers spoke to the man who told them that he had psychiatric problems and was worried about his mental state. He was transported to the hospital.

ARREST: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / FIREARMS VIOLATION
Geary & 29th Ave
03-17-2015 8:30 PM
A husband was arrested for battering his wife. At the scene, officers seized a loaded Glock semiautomatic pistol and five high capacity magazines.
Captain’s Note: Section 619 of the San Francisco Municipal Police Code prohibits the possession of firearm magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. This suspect had one magazine capable of holding 30 rounds.

BATTERY / VEHICLE THEFT / HIT & RUN COLLISION
Geary & 10th Ave
03-18-2015 12:46 AM
An Uber driver got out of his car to stretch his legs when he was approached by 3 suspects who began to harass him. He was punched in the face by one suspect. As the suspects ran away, an opportunistic unrelated suspect jumped into the victim’s car and drove off. The suspect who punched the victim was caught by officers as he waited nearby for another Uber driver to pick him up. This suspect’s girlfriend came to the station looking for him, and officers found the other 2 suspects hiding in the girlfriend’s car in front of the station. The victim’s car was later found abandoned and crashed into a parked car at Anza & 10th Ave.
Suspect in the vehicle theft / hit & run: Asian male in his 20s

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
California & 19th Ave
03-18-2015 8:23 AM
A car was driving westbound on California at 19th Ave when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing in the crosswalk. The driver said that he did not see the pedestrian due to the sun. He was cited at the scene for failing to yield to the pedestrian (who suffered moderate injuries).

THEFT OF A VEHICLE IMMOBILIZING DEVICE (AKA “A BOOT”)
Shore View & 36th Ave
03-18-2015 8:23 AM
A Department of Parking and Traffic Employee placed a vehicle immobilizing device (commonly known as a boot) on the wheel of a car with numerous unpaid parking citations. He returned to check on the boot a few days later only to find something suspicious afoot. Apparently, some heel had given the boot to the boot and legged it with the car and the immobilizer.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Park Presidio & Crossover
03-18-2015 3:49 PM
An SUV was stopped at a red light facing south on Park Presidio when it was rear ended by a motor scooter. The scooter rider sustained moderate injuries. He was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed.
Captain’s Note: This intersection recorded the greatest number of injury collisions in the Richmond District in 2014 (five of them). Most of the collisions in the area are caused by excessive speed, which is why officers continue to do regular speed enforcement here.

PETTY THEFT
Geary & 15th Ave
03-18-2015 4:42 PM
A woman was just returning from taking her young grandson for a walk. She carried him up the front steps of the home and turned around to see a person running around in front of the house picking up cash that was blowing in the wind. Being a decent person, she helped gather some of the money and gave it to the man. He then ran to a waiting car which drove off quickly. At this point the woman realized that her check book and license were on the ground and the money blowing around had come from her wallet (left behind briefly as she was carrying her grandson). An honest neighbor who was walking nearby witnessed the suspect’s getaway and helped by gathering and returning the remaining cash.
Suspect: Black male, 30-35 years old, 6’, heavy set, brown hair in fuzzy locks
Vehicle: Dark blue 4 door car, possibly a Mitsubishi

ARREST: SHOPLIFTING / VIOLATION OF PROBATION / MISDEMEANOR WARRANT
Geary & 28th Ave
03-19-2015 2:19 PM
The store manager saw the suspect pick up $170 worth of items and walk out of the store without paying. The suspect was already on probation for theft and had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest as well.

ARREST: VIOLATION OF A COURT STAY AWAY ORDER / MISDEMEANOR WARRANTS
MLK near Lincoln (Golden Gate Park)
03-19-2015 4:37 PM
Park Rangers knew that the suspect had a court order requiring him to stay away from the area. They called SFPD officers who arrested him for violating the order and for several misdemeanor warrants. This same suspect was arrested for violating this same order at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park on 03-07-2015.

ARREST: THEFT FROM A VEHICLE / POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS / POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
JFK & 47th (Golden Gate Park)
03-19-2015 5:49 PM
Undercover officers from Richmond Station caught a suspect who used a window punch tool to break the window of a parked car and steal property. Upon searching the suspect’s car, the officers found more stolen property from other cases.

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday 04-21-2015 @ 7:00 PM
Richmond Station Community Room
461 6th Ave.

CONTACT US:
Call 911 for emergencies
Call 415-553-0123 for non-emergency police service
Richmond Station
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-666-8000
SFPDRichmondStation@sfgov.org

Follow us on Twitter: @SFPDRichmond

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 10:06 am | Posted under Crime | 2 comments
Mar-20-2015

Local links: Police forum, driver arrested, new GGNRA chief, auctions & more


Land’s End

Happy Friday Richmond folk! Here are some local links for your almost-weekend.

  • There’s a Police Community Forum meeting this Sunday at 11:30am, hosted by St. James Episcopal Church (4620 California St. at 8th Ave.). SFPD Richmond Station Captain Simon Silverman will be there and the forum us designed to discuss public safety, community relations, and the Captain’s priorities after one year as our local station chief.
  • It’s auction time for a couple of neighborhood organizations. Argonne School has an online silent auction that includes VIP passes to Outside Lands, Giants stuff, kids camps, and hotel stays. The Richmond District YMCA is holding their annual silent auction on Thursday, April 2 from 6pm to 10pm. Tickets to the event, which will feature catering by Burma Superstar and BStar (and free childcare!), are available online.
  • The Chronicle’s “City Exposed” column has an interesting article on the keeper of the Land’s End labyrinth. “I didn’t choose the place. I think it chose me,” she said. “I didn’t even know what a labyrinth was. It just felt good.”
  • The driver who fatally struck an 87-year old man in the crosswalk at Geary and 26th Avenue last week has been arrested and charged with felony vehicular manslaughter. Investigators determined the victim, Alfred Yee, was walking north across Geary Boulevard in the crosswalk when the driver, Daniel Schultz, 40, made a left turn from 26th Avenue and struck him. Schultz stopped at the scene but was not arrested until this week. [SF Bay]
  • Foggy Notion owner Alissa Anderson was interviewed recently by the SF Etsy blog. Anderson talks about opening her business, how she finds products, her additional sewing business, and her participation in the merchant community of the Richmond District. Foggy Notion is now open 7 days a week, 275 6th Avenue.
  • The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes the coastline in the Presidio, Land’s End, Sutro Park and Ocean Beach, has a new chief. Christine Lehnertz, a biologist and regional manager for the National Park Service, will become superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in May. [SFGate]
  • The YMCA’s Presidio Trail Run on April 26 is looking for volunteers from 6:45-10:45am as course monitors, support at water stations and race bib/t-shirt pick up. If interested, contact Lindsay at lindsay@alittlemighty.com.
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 4:45 am | Posted under Business, Crime, Lands End, Parks | 6 comments
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