[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of October 28, 2011. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
CAPTAIN KEITH SANFORD’S MESSAGE
The Police Community meeting held on Oct. 18, at the Richmond Police Station Community Room had representatives from Assemblywoman Fiona Ma’s Office, Supervisor Eric Mar’s Office, Rec & Park, DPH, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, SAFE and the Richmond Station Police Advisory Board. It was agreed upon that Supervisor Mar’s Office with SAFE would continue the meetings with the community on issues involving events in the Golden Gate Park . Contact Morgan St. Claire from SAFE for additional meeting information at (415) 553 1984.
Starting this coming Monday, 10/31/2011, we’ll be working on the 15MPH School Enforcement Operations with all police districts throughout the city of San Francisco. If you are traveling through our school zones during school hours, please limit your speed to the posted speed limit and be aware of students, families and staff.
Our next PCRF (Police Community Relations Forum) will be on November 15th, 2011 at 1pm and 7pm. The guest
speaker for the evening meeting will be a representative from MTA speaking on Red Light Camera Enforcement.
On 10/16 at 1:50pm, a male driving a van traveled south on 6th Ave from Geary. As he was upset with the police for towing his car previously, and he was also mad at the DMV, he intentionally drove head on into a parked patrol car parked across the street from Richmond Police Station. The police vehicle’s front end sustained serious damage. The 63 year old male was charged with felony vandalism.
On 10/23 at 3:07am, officers were called to an auto burglary in progress on the 100 block of 9th Ave. The caller provided a description of the suspect and officers located him at 7th Ave and Lake St . The caller identified the male as the same that he saw trying to break into a vehicle parked in a nearby carport. The officers checked that vehicle and found no damage. They were unable to locate the registered owner to determine if anything had been taken from the vehicle. The suspect had in his possession, numerous shaved keys that are commonly used to burglarize vehicles. He was also in possession of a Garmin GPS, an I-pod and two car remotes for Mercedes Benz. The 31 year old male was charged with possession of burglar tools, possession of narcotics and attempted burglary.
On 10/23 at 7:30pm, officers were patrolling the area of Martin Luther King Dr. near the windmill. The observed the suspect standing in the middle of the street with can spray paint can in his hand. When asked why he was standing in the street the suspect told the officers “I am just trying to finish the Y.” The officers then saw large writing in the roadway. The writing said “YOU PEOPLE ROCK!!! THKS” The suspect told the officers that he just wanted to “let the people know they are doing a good job,” and “This place has been vacant for 30 years.” The 51 year old male was charged with vandalism.
Between 10/18, 8pm and 10/21, 6pm on the 300 block of 23rd Ave , a suspect gained entry into an apartment via an unlocked door. The suspect took cash, a laptop computer and an I-touch.
Between 10/19, 5pm and 10/20, 9am on the unit block on Commonwealth, a suspect gained entry into a premise by prying open a window on the second floor. Once inside the suspect pried open 7 additional doors, damaging the doors and frame, but there appears to be no loss.
On 10/25 between 12:30pm and 5pm on the 400 block of 31st Ave , a suspect gained entry into an apartment and took cash and clothing. There were no signs of forced entry.
On 10/26 between 10:15am and 5pm on the 400 block of 11th a suspect pried open the front door to a residence and took cash. A neighbor reported hearing a loud bang around 4pm, but thought that the victims were home.