SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 07-09-2015
Captain Simon Silverman is temporarily out of the office
Here are some of the incidents that occurred in the Richmond Police District this week:
7/2/2015 5:10 PM
MLK & 25TH AVE
Officers responded to the area of MLK and 25th Ave., regarding an assault. They located the victim sitting on a bench covered in blood and unable to speak. An ambulance arrived on scene and transported the victim who had sustained massive injuries. The victim was able to tell Officers she was hit with her own cane several times somewhere in Golden Gate Park, but doesn’t know who the suspect is or what the suspect looks like. No other witnesses have been located at this time.
Note: When out walking, always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Don’t listen to music so loud that you can’t hear people or vehicles approaching you. Don’t stare down at your phone so long that people are able to sneak up on you. Take frequent looks to your sides and rear to make sure you are not being followed. Criminals look for easy targets, and being aware of your surroundings makes you a hard target!
7/2/15 5:45 PM
POST ST & STEINER ST
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with non-functioning reverse lights. They contacted the driver who was unable to provide a valid California drivers license. A computer check revealed the driver had a suspended driver’s license and a warrant for his arrest. The driver was arrested and later booked on his warrant.
ATTEMPTED THEFT OF AN ANIMAL
7/2/15 3:30 pm
7TH AVE & CABRILLO
A Mother left her Daughter to care for their dog outside a store while she ran inside to do some shopping. The Daughter went inside to tell her Mom a strange woman was harassing her and the dog outside. When Mother and Daughter exited the store they saw the woman briskly walking away carrying their dog. Both Mother and Daughter yelled at the woman to stop and were able to reclaim the dog. An Officer driving by witnessed the yelling and stopped to investigate. Since they were able to get their dog back the Mother did not want to press charges. When the Officer asked the woman why she took the dog, the suspect said, “I only wanted to take the animal home to kiss it and comfort it.” The suspect was admonished.
Note: Theft of animals, especially dogs left tied outside of businesses, is more common than you’d think. You wouldn’t leave your wallet on the sidewalk when you go inside a store, don’t leave your “best friend” behind either!
ARREST: RESISTING ARREST
7/3/15 11:25 PM
3RD AVE & BALBOA ST
Officers were dispatched to the above listed area regarding an intoxicated person. They located a male leaning against a parked vehicle. The male was unable to walk and became verbally abusive towards the Officers. Medics responded to evaluate the male, and he became combative with both Medics and the Officer. The Officer attempted to hold the male down so the Medics could evaluate him when he punched the Officer in his arm. The male was eventually restrained by the Officer and transported to the hospital where he was given a citation for battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
ARREST: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON
7/3/15 8:57 PM
GEARY & 6TH AVE
The victim walked into Richmond Police Station bleeding profusely from his hand. When asked what happened to him, he said his roommate had stabbed him. Officers responded to the residence where they located a large quantity of blood and several broken plates scattered around the kitchen. Officers found the suspect who denied having any knowledge of the incident. When Officers were able to get more details from the victim they learned both the victim and suspect had been drinking together all night. The two began to argue and the suspect took a plate, shattered it, used a sharp piece and stabbed the victim in the hand. The victim was treated at the hospital and the suspect was arrested for assault.
ARREST: PAROLE VIOLATION
7/3/15 7:30 PM
MLK & STOW LAKE
Plainclothes Officers observed two males casing vehicles in the area. When the suspects realized the Officers were nearby they took off in their vehicle at a high rate of speed, running stop signs and making every attempt to evade the Officers. The Officers located the vehicle and it eventually pulled over. When the Officers identified the driver they discovered he was on parole, giving the Officers authority to search him and the vehicle. The parole search revealed burglary tools in his possession. The driver was taken into custody and the passenger was released at the scene.
THEFT OF PROPERTY
7/4/15 7:30 PM
1100 JFK (GOLDEN GATE PARK)
The victim was at a BBQ in the park enjoying the beautiful day. She had placed her purse on the table to help with making and serving the food. Later that day when the victim was boarding the bus she realized her wallet was missing from her purse. There is no suspect information.
Note: Never leave a purse or items of value unattended, especially in a place that is frequented by large amounts of people.
ARREST: WARRANT ARREST
7/5/15 6:11 PM
SUTTER & BRODERICK ST
Officers were patrolling the area when they observed a male they had many prior contacts with and was known to have a “no bail” warrant for his arrest. The Officers approached the male who complied, and confirmed the felony warrant with dispatch. The suspect was arrested without incident.
ARREST: WARRANT ARREST
7/5/15 6:21 PM
MLK & 25TH AVE
Officers observed a male whom they had several prior contacts with and knew that he had a warrant for his arrest. The Officers confirmed the warrant and the male was booked on the warrant.
7/5/15 10:39 PM
SUTTER & STEINER
A suspect entered a restaurant through an unlocked door. Since it was during business hours, the door that leads into the manager’s office was left unlocked. The suspect entered the office, took $3000.00 and fled in an unknown direction.
Suspect: White male, 40-60 years old, 6’2’, 180 lbs & gray hair.
ARREST: BICYCLE THEFT
7/6/15 8:45 PM
CLEMENT & 26TH AVE
Two suspects approached a vehicle that had two bicycles attached to a rear bike rack. One suspect used metal sheers to cut through the rack’s cables, which kept the bikes secured. The two suspects made off with the two bikes, but not without being seen by a witness first. Officers arrived on scene and located one suspect, who was arrested for bicycle theft. The other suspect and bicycle are still outstanding.
Outstanding suspect: White male, 40-47 years old, 5’10 & 200 lbs.
Note: If you leave bicycles unattended on a vehicle rack, make sure they are securely locked. But remember, anything of value left unattended is susceptible to theft, and locks don’t prevent theft, they only slow the thief down.
7/7/15 11:55 PM
Officers were in the area of La Playa and Fulton on a call of suspicious activity. Officers located several people camped inside Golden Gate Park, with sleeping bags, tarps and large blankets. Camping in the Park is a violation of the San Francisco Park Code, as well as a clear safety and health danger to the community. Officers conducted a computer check of the subjects and one male came back with two “no bail,” parolee at large warrants. The male was arrested and booked on the two warrants.
Note: Camping in the park may seem like an innocent activity, but in reality these campers leave behind large amounts of trash including broken glass, human waste and used needles. These campers also damage sensitive plants and animal habitats, stress the wildlife, and pose a risk for brush fires. Help keep our park safe and beautiful, report illegal campers to the SFPD at 415-553-0123.
ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
7/7/15 10:54 PM
1000 GREAT HIGHWAY
Officers responded to the Great Highway near Beach Chalet, on the report of a drunk driver. The driver struck a curb with their vehicle and spun out into the middle of the intersection. When Officers arrived they located the suspect who was visibly intoxicated. Officers arrested the suspect for driving under the influence of alcohol.
7/8/15 1:40 PM
HAGIWARA TEA GARDEN DR (GOLDEN GATE PARK)
The victim parked and locked their bike in Golden Gate Park. When the victim returned, they discovered it was missing. No suspect description.
Note: As previously stated, locks are not a guarantee your property will not be stolen. If you must leave your bike behind, use the best lock you can find and choose locations that are well lit and visible to many potential witnesses to help deter criminals.
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF BREAKING WINDOWS
7/9/15 1:32 AM
CALIFORNIA & PIERCE ST
A witness was inside his home when he heard two males outside talking, one telling the other “do it, do it!” The witness then heard glass break and when he looked out the window, saw two male suspects behind a car with a broken out rear window. The witness observed the two male suspects run down the street and continue to break out the windows of other vehicles. The suspects fled the scene before police arrived.
Suspects: Two white males, wearing dark clothing carrying skateboards.
Next Community Meeting:
Tuesday 07-21-2015 7:00 PM
**Vision Zero Presentation by MTA @ next Community Meeting on 7-21-15**
Richmond Station Community Room
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Call 911 for emergencies
Call 415-553-0123 for non-emergency police service
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118