Police Blotter: June 9, 2016 | Serial burglar arrested

blotterSFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 06-09-2016

From Captain Paul Yep:

The person of interest, who was pictured in the Richmond District Newsletter on May 26, 2016, was identified and arrested by our Richmond Station Investigation Team on June 05, 2016. Fifteen commercial burglaries were committed in the Richmond District, primarily along the Clement St. corridor between April 22 and May 12, 2016. Updates and a press release will be provided as the investigation progresses.

Here are some of the incidents that occurred in the Richmond Police District this week:

05/27/2016 4:50 PM
6th Ave. & Lake St.
Officers responded to a residence regarding a potential burglary report. When Officers spoke with the victim she said she got home from work and saw her garage door window broken, the garage door painted a different color and her alley gate’s deadbolt broken. The victim looked inside her home and it appeared as nothing was missing. The victim believed the suspects posed as painters (so it appeared normal to neighbors), painting her garage, as a way to access and burglarize her home. No suspect description at this time.
Please try to communicate with your neighbors when you expect to have home repair work done, are expecting package deliveries and go on extended vacations. They can help to report suspicious activity in your absence.

06/01/2016 1:47 AM
6333 Geary Blvd.
Officers were dispatched to Grocery Outlet on Geary Blvd., regarding two male suspects stealing a fork lift out of the parking lot. An employee arrived at work early and was taking a nap in his vehicle before starting work when he heard loud banging. When the employee looked around he saw two male suspects driving a fork lift towards 27th Ave. Shortly after the employee called Police, Officers located the two male suspects in a white pickup truck, pulling a trailer with the fork lift on it. The Officers stopped the two suspects and arrested them. An arrest search was performed and several burglary tools were located, including shaved keys. The two suspects were taken to County Jail where they were booked on several felony charges.

06/02/2016 5:08 AM
23RD Ave. & Balboa St.
Officers from the specialized unit, Patrol Bureau Task Force, were conducting surveillance of a vehicle that was believed to be involved in several burglaries throughout San Francisco. The Officers followed the vehicle to 23rd and Balboa St., where the vehicle circled the block for several minutes. The suspects parked in the area and exited their vehicle. Officers saw the two suspects walking out of a tradesmen entrance of a house, appearing to conceal several items under their jackets. The Officers then followed the suspects to the Taraval District and saw the vehicle circling the block in the same manner it did on 23rd Ave., casing houses in the area. The suspects got out of the vehicle and walked into a house located on Moraga St. When the suspects walked out of the house, Officers immediately arrested them. The two suspects were in possession of several pieces of stolen property.
On 06/02/2016 at 4:00 PM a search warrant was executed on the suspect’s storage locker and several more pieces of stolen property were located.

06/03/2016 5:15 PM
33RD Ave. & Clement St.
The victim left work and was waiting at the bus stop at 33rd Ave. and Clement St. The victim told Officers she was sitting at the bus stop playing with her cell phone and had her purse slung across her right shoulder. A male suspect came up behind her and grabbed the purse strap causing it to break. The suspect ran away with the victim’s purse towards Geary Blvd. The victim told Officers she didn’t attempt to retain her purse because she was caught completely off guard.
Suspect description: Black male, 6’0 tall, heavy set wearing a white jacket.

06/03/2016 12:52 PM
10TH Ave. & Cabrillo St.
The victim, who owns a laundromat, returned to his business after being closed for the night and noticed the side door was damaged along with the door frame. The coin machines lock was broken and $1000 was stolen from the machine. The investigation is ongoing and there is no suspect description at this time.

06/06/2016 8:10 AM
Balboa & Arguello Blvd.
The victim heard his car alarm sounding, which was parked inside his garage. When the victim went to check on his car, he noticed his car window was broken and items were taken from the car. The victim told Officers his car was burglarized in April and his garage door opener was taken. It is unknown at this time if the garage door opener was used in this burglary.

06/07/2016 5:00 PM
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Officers routinely patrol Golden Gate Park to deter auto burglaries. An Officer was driving along MLK Dr., and noticed a male peering into car windows. The Officer then observed the male go to another car that was waiting nearby, occupied by two other subjects. The Officer approached the vehicle and detained all three suspects. An identification card of a possible victim and other property was located in the suspect’s vehicle. Officers were able to determine the victim was at Park Station at the same time making an auto burglary report. The victim later came to Richmond Station and identified and reclaimed all her stolen property. All three suspects were taken to Richmond Station and later booked on felony charges.

06/08/2016 10:12 PM
33RD Ave. & Balboa St.
The victim posted an ad on Craigslist, listing three computers he wanted to sell. The victim told Officers he was communicating with the suspect, who was inquiring about purchasing the computers, through text messages. The victim and suspect agreed to meet at a cafe on Balboa St. The victim waited for the suspect who never showed up. The victim went home and contacted the suspect. The suspect told the victim he was hesitant to go to a place that’s busy since he had a lot of money on him. The victim then agreed to go to a nearby laundromat to meet with the suspect. The suspect once again didn’t show up. The victim walked back to his house and saw an unknown male standing in front of his building. The victim realized it was the suspect who wanted to buy his computers. The suspect pointed a black handgun at the victim, racked the slide, and told the victim, “Come with me or I’ll Shoot you.” The suspect walked the victim over to a van, took the computer bag from the victim containing the computers, and told the victim to get under the van. The victim told Officers the suspect ran northbound on 33rd Ave., towards Anza St. The investigation on this case is ongoing.
Suspect description: Black male, 25-30 years old, 6’0’ tall, 180 lbs, wearing a black jacket and black pants.

Upcoming Events in the Richmond District:

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon: 06/12/2016 several streets in Golden Gate Park will be closed from 5:30 AM to 10:30 AM. El Camino Del Mar along with the Great Highway will be closed as well. For a more detailed road closure map you can visit the website at:

Sunday Streets: 06/12/2016 “Sunday Streets — Golden Gate Park & Great Highway”
You can visit the website for a detailed map of street closures:

The Sandlot Program
The Sandlot program is about having Officers go out and interact with kids in their communities in a fun and healthy environment! All children are welcome to attend and play with the Officers.
The next Sandlot date is: Rochambeau Playground 250 25th Ave.
June 21st, 2016 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Contact Us:
Richmond Station
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118