Police Blotter – August 9, 2013 | Photos from National Night Out

Members of the Richmond District Community Police Advisory Board with
Captain Ferrigno (and McGruff!) at the National Police Night Out at Richmond Station.

This week we celebrated National Night Out here at Richmond Station on Tuesday night. It was an overwhelming success. Many neighbors, merchants and families gathered to support our crime fighting efforts. Check out our Facebook photo with McGruff our crime fighting Dog and my Community Advisory Members. To access Facebook and Twitter please click on the links below and join us as we share information about our district. Outside Lands has landed and we will be out in force. We have a zero tolerance for drug and alcohol related offenses. I am a big proponent of team work, which paid off this week with great arrests by Richmond Officers including the seizure of 2 guns.

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On 08/03/3013 at about 0300 hrs Officers from Richmond responded to a report of a burglary in progress. Multiple Richmond officers responded to the call which was located in the Westside Housing Development. Officer Vong contacted the subjects at the location and determined that one subject had a concealed firearm. A second subject was also discovered to be holding another concealed semiautomatic handgun. All subjects were transported to Richmond Station for further investigation. In this incident two semi automatic handguns were seized by the night watch officers making the district a safer place to reside. All the officers involved did an outstanding job and there were no injuries. The investigation continues…

On 08/04/2013 at 2235 hrs Officers Mariano and Campbell were patrolling the area of Geary and Boswell St. Officer Mariano observed a male with whom he has had prior contact. The area is known as a narcotic transaction area. The officers contacted the male and on further investigation discovered that he had a total of four warrants for his arrest. The officers arrested the male and transported him to county jail without further incident.

On 08/05/2013 at 2135 hrs Officers Flannery and Mariano conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a mechanical violation. The officers contacted the driver and discovered that he was driving on a suspended / revoked license. The subject was also discovered to have what is believed to be marijuana and rock cocaine in his possession. The driver was arrested for the above violations.

On 08/06/2013 at 0220 hrs Officer Chu observed a vehicle with non working tail lights driving S/B on Clement St. Officer Chu initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted the driver. It was discovered that the driver was operating the vehicle with no license issued. The driver was cited for the mechanical violations and for the misdemeanor of driving with no license issued.

On 08/07/2013 Richmond Officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious person on a motorcycle the caller believed that the motorcycle was a stolen vehicle. Officers contacted the driver and discovered the ignition on the vehicle was damaged. The operator stated that the Suzuki motorcycle belonged to a “Friend” and he had just borrowed it for the night. A computer query revealed that the motorcycle plate was stolen and came back to a Harley Davidson motor cycle. Further investigation revealed that the operator was also in possession of auto burglary tools. The operator was arrested for multiple felony and misdemeanor violations.

On 08/07/2013 at 2050 hrs officers responded to an assault in progress. On arrival at the scene officers contacted the victim and a witness. The victim was unable to provide immediate information due to a language barrier but the witness was a key player in this incident. The witness observed the initial incident and was able to provide the officers with a description which was broadcast to other responding officers. Officer Schor while searching the area was able to detain a male who matched the provided description. The witness in this incident was able to make an identification of the suspect which resulted in their arrest on robbery and aggravated assault charges.

On 08/08/2013 at 0242 hrs Officer Chu observed a vehicle making an unsafe lane change while driving E/B on Geary Blvd. Officer Chu initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted the driver. It was discovered that the driver had a suspended/revoked license. The driver was cited for misdemeanor driving on a suspended license.

On 08/07/2013 at 1500 hrs at the Safeway Store on 7th Ave. officers responded to a request for service regarding a shoplifting report. On arrival at the scene Officers contacted the loss prevention team who had detained a suspect in this incident. The suspect was a juvenile and officers had to contact the parents. All items in this incident were recovered and the suspect was cited for shoplifting and then released to their parent.

On 08/08/2013 at 0226 hrs at the Safeway Store on 7th Ave. officers responded to a request for service regarding malicious mischief/breaking windows. There were no witnesses to this incident and the area was searched to no avail.

On 08/06/2013 at 0320 hrs Officers responded to the 3700 block of Sacramento St. regarding a report of vandalism and attempted burglary of a vehicle. A witness observed the suspect an Asian Male 25-35 yrs, 5ft 8 ins, 150 lbs wearing dark clothing and a dark baseball hat smashing the window of a vehicle. The suspect then leaned into the vehicle in an apparent attempt to commit auto burglary. The witness ran outside his house and shouted at the suspect who then fled east on Sacramento. Responding officers searched the area to no avail. Due to the action of the witness there appears to be no other loss other than the smashed window.

Kids meet a police dog at the National Night Out event at the Richmond station. Photo by David H.

Officers man the grill at the National Night Out event at the Richmond station. Photo by David H.

National Night Out event at the Richmond station. Photo by David H.

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