[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of February 15, 2013. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email email@example.com.]
CAPTAIN SHARON FERRIGNO’S MESSAGE
The weather is beautiful and there are a lot of fun events in our district this week. Notably, the San Francisco Girls Chorus will be singing Happy Birthday to Pierre the Penguin at the Academy of Science. Pierre celebrates his 30th birthday on Saturday, February 16, 2013, Happy Birthday Pierre!
The San Francisco Unified School District is unveiling a new program called Shared School Yards. Schools participating in this project will open their schoolyards to their neighborhood communities on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8am and 4pm. The participating schools in the Richmond District are Dr. William Cobb Elementary, 2725 California St and Claire Lilienthal Alternative at 3950 Sacramento St.
With the lovely weather come many more visitors, friends and neighbors out enjoying the sunshine. Please remember not to leave your valuables in your car. City wide car break-ins continue to occur. Please join us in being part of the solution and make sure that there is nothing of value in your vehicle.
On 02/04/13, at 9:20am, on the 2300 block of Cabrillo, a suspect broke a window on a vehicle and attempted to take a bag from inside. Several witnesses were in the area and one of them yelled at the suspect to but the bag back. The suspect dropped the bag and took off. There was video footage of the suspect and on 02/05/13, an officer reviewed the video and immediately recognized the suspect as a student at a local high school. The officer located the suspect, a 16 year old male who confessed to the auto burglary. He was charged accordingly.
On 02/07/13 at 10:15am, officers responded to a call of suspicious males breaking into a vehicle at 32nd and Balboa Sts. The caller provided a description of the suspects and officers detained the males at 32nd and Balboa. The witness reported that one was acting as a look out, while the other entered the vehicle. Officers attempted to locate the registered owner to determine the loss, but he was not home. Officers located a spark plug chip, used to shatter windows, in the suspect’s backpacks along with narcotics. The two suspects, both 14 years were charged with auto burglary, possession of burglary tools and narcotic violations.
On 02/09/13 at 1pm, officers were called to 7th and Geary on a report of an intoxicated male. The officers located and detained him and determined that he had a parole warrant. The 46 year old male was charged with the warrant.
On 02/08/13 at 9:50am, on the 5200 block a Geary, the suspect entered a bank and demanded money from two different tellers. The tellers complied and the suspect fled the bank in a white van. The suspect was described as a white male, 30-40 years, wearing a gray sweatshirt and sunglasses.
Between 02/09/13, 10pm and 02/10/13, 9:30am on the 500 block of 28th Ave, a suspect pried open the front door
to an apartment building and took a bike from the lobby.
Between 02/10/13, 5pm and 02/11/13, 9:30am on the 200 block of 17th Ave, a suspect took a golf bag and clubs from a garage. The door may have been left open by another tenant.
On 02/11/13, between 4pm and 4:05pm, on the 2000 block of Broderick, the victim left his flat and walked outside to get into his garage. While in the garage, the victim heard footsteps from above, and believed it was his neighbor. When he went back to his front door he noticed the rug inside was out of place and saw that two iPads were missing along with a pair of cufflinks. The victim believes he may have left the front door ajar when he went to the garage.
On 02/12/13 at 10:20am, the victim said he was pacing back and forth near a bus shelter at 6th and Clement St. Suddenly the suspect sprayed him in the face with a liquid that caused his eyes to burn and tear. The suspect then fled on a 44 MUNI line south on 6th Ave towards Geary Bl. The suspect was described as a male, 40-50 years, heavy set with a green jacket.
On 02/12/13 at 4:30pm the victim was walking on McAllister approaching Parker when a newer model black Honda Civic pulled alongside of him. The female passenger exited and approached the victim and told him her phone was dead and could he call a number for her. The victim dialed the number and handed the phone to the suspect. She then said she needed to confirm the number with her husband, who was driving and walked over to the Honda, got in, and they drove away with the victim’s phone. The female was Hispanic, shorter than 5 feet tall, wearing a blue sweatshirt and black pants. The driver was a white male, 30-40 years with brown hair and a full beard, wearing prescription glasses.
Between 02/12/13, 9pm and 02/13/13, 8am on the 400 block of 33rd Ave, a suspect gained entry into an apartment building by prying open the front lobby door. The suspect then entered the garage and took two bicycles.
On 02/13/13 at 6am on the 100 block of 11th Ave, the victim came out and found his garage door open and his bike missing.
Between 02/12/13, 10pm and 02/13/13, 8am on the 500 block of 12th Ave, a suspect entered a garage and took two bikes. There were no signs of forced entry.
On 02/13/13 at 8:30pm, the victim had just exited her vehicle was walking to house on the 700 block of 37th Ave. The suspect ran up from behind and ripped her purse from her shoulder, causing her to fall to the ground. The suspect then ran to a black pickup truck, possibly a Chevy, jumped into the passenger seat and fled west on Cabrillo. The suspect was described as an Asian male, 20-25yrs, wearing a black sweater and black pants.
Between 02/13/13, 6:30pm and 02/14/13, 8:30am on the 500 block of 8th Ave, a suspect entered a garage and took two bikes. The suspect may have hopped a fence to gain access.
Between 02/13/13, 7pm and 02/14/13, 8am on the 300 block of Arguello, tools were taken from a garage. There were no signs of forced entry.