SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 06-19-2015
From Captain Simon Silverman
Here are some of the 680 incidents that occurred in the Richmond Police District this week:
ARREST: POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
06-12-2015 5:36 PM
Presidio & Sacramento
Officers stopped a car for a traffic violation. As one officer spoke to the driver, he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the car. There were three people in the car, one of whom was on probation for burglary, and one of whom was on probation for drugs. Upon searching the car, officers found miscellaneous stolen property belonging to three different burglary victims. They also found a small amount of marijuana, although no one in the car had a medical marijuana recommendation in their possession.
Anza & 23rd Ave
The victim met two women at a bar in the Mission District and brought them back to his place where they stayed the night. Later that day, the victim noticed that his new friends, his car keys and his BMW were gone.
Captain’s Note: People don’t always exercise the best judgment in matters of the heart (and other organs). However, it’s always a good idea to be careful about bringing strangers home.
ARREST: WARRANT FOR DRUGS
06-13-2015 5:07 AM
Turk & Parker
Officers detained two suspicious people who were reportedly prowling the area and pulling on the door handles of cars. They found suspect #1 at Turk and Parker and suspect #2 at Turk and Blake. Suspect #2 gave a fake name, but suspect #1 rather helpfully told the officers suspect #2’s real name. Using this information they found that suspect #2 had a warrant for drug possession.
Captain’s Note to suspect #2: This is why one should never work with amateurs.
ARREST: POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY / UNLICENSED DRIVER
06-13-2015 6:44 PM
MLK & Bernice Rodgers Way (inside Golden Gate Park)
Officers saw a driver doing 50 MPH in a 25 MPH zone. They stopped him and found that he had no license. They could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the car but neither the driver nor his passenger had a medical marijuana recommendation in their possession. A search of the car revealed a small amount of marijuana and a purse stolen from a car in Golden Gate Park a few hours earlier.
Captain’s Note: I think the passenger said it best as quoted in the police report when she yelled at the driver, “You got me a felony now!” See also my note above about working with amateurs.
ARREST: FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY / THEFT FROM A VEHICLE
06-14-2105 2:41 PM
Euclid & Arguello
A mother, a father and their three young children were enjoying a Sunday afternoon in their own home when the suspect opened their (unlocked) front door and tried to sneak in. The father confronted the suspect who quickly said that he had the wrong house and backed out. In the meantime, the mother looked out the window to see that the same suspect was now rummaging through their (unlocked) car in the driveway. He had her purse and wallet in his hands. She yelled at the suspect who ran off with a passing jogger in pursuit. The jogger lost sight of the suspect, but officers found him hiding nearby.
Captain’s Note: Always lock your house and car. Never leave valuables in the car.
ARREST: STOLEN VEHICLE / RESISTING ARREST
06-15-2015 4:54 PM
Scott & Clay
Officers on patrol saw a parked Toyota with the doors wide open and suitcases strewn about on the adjacent sidewalk. They stopped to investigate and found a male passed out across the back seat and a female passed out in the driver’s side foot well. In the center console was an empty bottle of codeine cough medicine. Fearing that the pair had overdosed, the officers summoned an ambulance. In the meantime, they discovered that the car was stolen. This discovery seemed to revive the male who leapt up and made a run for it. The officers quickly caught and arrested him.
Officers called the car’s owner and asked her if she knew where her car was. She said, “Yes, it’s in my garage.” When told that it was actually at Scott and Clay she asked, “Has he stolen it again?” It turned out that the male suspect was her ex-boyfriend who had previously stolen the car, been arrested for stealing it and then been released. The key was never accounted for and it appears that he used it to steal the car again.
ARREST: POSSESSION OF DRUGS FOR SALE / RESISTING ARREST / PROBATION VIOLATION
06-16-2015 12:50 AM
Park Presidio Bypass & Crossover
Officers on patrol saw the suspect riding his bike without a light. When they tried to stop him he quickly rode away. The officers chased him on foot and he fell off his bike. He fought the officers’ attempts to restrain him, but they got him in cuffs. At this point the suspect complained that he was short of breath so the officers called for paramedics (he was fine). The suspect had heroin, methamphetamine and crack cocaine packaged for sale in his possession. He was already on probation for drug charges.
Captain’s Note: The fact that the suspect was winded after resisting arrest gave me an idea for the next big fitness craze. In the “CrookFit”™ workout, exercisers run from the police to boost their cardiac fitness. They can vary the intensity of the workout by committing a misdemeanor – or for the more advanced fitness enthusiasts, a felony. I hear the group workouts are a riot.
06-14-2015 3:44 AM
California & Presidio
A citizen called 911 to report a car that was swerving and nearly hitting other vehicles. Officers found the driver trying to park her Jeep, stopped her and determined that she was intoxicated.
CITATION: TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
06-16-2015 7:30 PM
Divisadero & Post
A VW was southbound on Divisadero when the driver failed to stop for a red light and struck a bicyclist who was riding westbound on Post. This resulted in minor injuries to the cyclist.
06-17-2015 9:32 PM
Sacramento & Broderick
The victim placed a Craigslist ad offering a bed frame for sale for $100. The suspect contacted her via e-mail and offered her $150 for the frame (clue #1). The suspect then sent the victim a check for $3295 (clue #2), told her to cash the check, keep $150 and get a money gram (clue #3) for the remaining amount to be sent to a moving company to cover picking up the bed frame and delivering it back to the buyer. The “moving company” that the suspect wanted the victim to send the money to was “Elizabeth Olson” at an address in Illinois (clue #4). Fortunately the victim realized that this was a scam and brought the fake check to us.
Captain’s Note: Here’s how the scam works. The suspect entices the victim by offering extra money in the form of a big (fake) check. He asks the victim to cash the check, keep a modest amount and send the rest (a large amount) to a co-conspirator via an untraceable, non refundable means. The suspects get the cash and a few days later the victim gets a nasty surprise when the bank tells her the check is worthless and demands re-payment of the cash withdrawn.
ARREST: TRAFFIC VIOLATION / FALSE INFORMATION TO A POLICE OFFICER / WARRANTS
06-18-2015 12:12 AM
Geary & 12th Ave
Officers stopped a car with an expired registration. The driver gave a fake name, but officers found his true identity and discovered that he had warrants for drugs, theft and violence. His driver’s license was suspended.
CITATION: TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
06-18-2015 2:30 PM
Sacramento & Lyon
A Toyota was westbound on Sacramento when the driver failed to yield to a person in a wheelchair in the crosswalk. The person in the wheelchair sustained minor injuries.
CITATION: TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
06-18-2015 11:05 PM
Post & Scott
A Mercedes was westbound on Post St when the driver suddenly turned southbound onto Scott without signaling. The Mercedes cut off a bike that was eastbound on Post and the collision resulted in major (although not life threatening) injuries to the cyclist.
Captain’s Note: There are two violations here. First, the driver must yield to oncoming traffic (a bike is treated the same as a car) and second, the driver must use a turn signal to indicate to others what she is about to do.
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