Police Blotter – July 21, 2016

L to R: Mayor Ed Lee, a Green Apple Books staff member, and SFPD Captain Paul Yep

L to R: Mayor Ed Lee, Green Apple Books staff member KP Ryan, and SFPD Captain Paul Yep

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 07-21-2016

Honorable Mayor Edwin Lee walked and met with Clement Street merchants and community members last Friday morning. The neighborhood stops included some great conversations at the Toy Boat Dessert Café, Green Apple Books (where he bought two books recommended by the manager), Schubert’s Bakery (some Rugela to go please!), and lunch at Good Luck Dim Sum. Thank you for working in partnership with our Clement Street neighbors and enjoying a day in the Richmond District.

UPDATE: Fatal Traffic Accident at JFK & 30th Ave.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Officers responded to JFK Dr. and 30th Ave., on the report of a fatal hit and run accident. Witnesses reported that a white Honda traveling at a high rate of speed crossed into the opposite lane of traffic, striking and instantly killing a bicyclist. The vehicle was later found abandoned at the Angler’s Casting Club in Golden Gate Park.

SFPD’s Traffic Collision Investigations Unit (TCIU), conducted an extensive and comprehensive investigation and on July 15, 2016, arrested Nicky Garcia, a 19 year old San Francisco resident. He was booked at San Francisco County Jail on the charges of Murder, Second Degree Burglary, Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence, Hit and Run Collision causing injury/death and two infraction Traffic Violations.

While there has been an arrest made in this case, it still remains an active and open investigation.

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

07/13/2016 3:07 AM
Masonic Ave. & O’Farrell St.
Officers observed a vehicle driving with a broken taillight, in violation of the California Vehicle Code. Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle. The driver immediately told Officers he didn’t have a driver’s license issued to him. Officers performed a records check, which verified he did not have a valid driver’s license. Additionally, the check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The Officers searched the suspect prior to being transported to jail and located burglary tools, including a spark plug (commonly used to break car windows.) The suspect was booked on the warrant and possession of burglary tools.

07/13/2016 2:00 PM
JFK Dr. & 47th Ave.
Officers conducted a follow-up investigation on an auto burglary incident and spoke with the owner of the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was seen fleeing the scene of a previous auto burglary. During their investigation the Officers determined the suspect in the case was possibly a male related to the owner of the suspect vehicle. At the Officers request the suspect voluntarily came to Richmond Station to speak with them about the investigation. He told the Officers he had committed two auto burglaries they had been investigating. Officers arrested him and booked the suspect on vehicle burglary and conspiracy charges.

7/14/2016 4:56 AM
Baker St. & California St.
Officers responded to California Pacific Medical Center to meet with the victim of a robbery. The victim told the Officers she was walking south on Baker St. towards California St., when two suspects approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground. When she fell to the ground, the suspects grabbed her bag and ran away in an unknown direction. The victim suffered several abrasions to her face from this incident. She was unable to provide a description for either of the suspects and the investigation is ongoing.

07/17/2016 8:32 PM
Presidio Ave. & Jackson St.
Officers responded to Presidio St. and Jackson St., regarding a male suspect casing vehicles. When Officers arrived they located the suspect, who provided the Officers with his name and date of birth. When the Officers performed a records check, they discovered he had a felony, no bail warrant from San Francisco. Officers arrested, transported and booked the suspect into County Jail for the warrant.

07/17/2016 11:04 AM
Geary Blvd. & Blake St.
Officers responded to a storage facility regarding a burglary incident. Two male suspects entered the locked facility and burglarized several storage units. One victim arrived and informed the Officers that four different firearms were taken from his storage unit. This incident is under investigation.

07/18/2016 3:13 PM
Lincoln Way & Great Hwy.
Richmond Station Plain Clothes Officers observed a male riding a bicycle on the north sidewalk of Lincoln Way, a violation of the Traffic Code. The Officers made a u-turn and the suspect bicyclist took off. Officers chased him on foot and ultimately detained him at 48th Ave. & Irving St. The suspect told Officers he ran away because he had “stuff” in his possession and he had a search condition as a stipulation of his probation. The Officers searched the suspect and discovered a small clear baggy of suspected methamphetamine and a glass pipe used to smoke narcotics. Officers placed the male suspect under arrest and booked him on several charges including: resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of his probation.

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The Outside Lands Music Festival is scheduled for Friday, August 5th, to Sunday, August 7th, in Golden Gate Park. To help facilitate the exit of concert attendees, two locations have been established as Uber/Lyft pickup and drop-off points. They include the intersection of 32nd Ave. and Fulton St. and 33rd Ave. and Fulton St. (south side of the street).

As always there is a community hotline available for questions, comments, and concerns from the neighborhood: 415-965-8001

For more information regarding the festival, including road closure schedules, please visit the Outside Lands website.

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  1. “L to R: Mayor Ed Lee, a Green Apple Books staff member, and SFPD Captain Paul Yep”

    That Green Apple Books staff member is KP Ryan, one of the owners, and a really great person. Congratulations to Green Apple Books.

  2. Did we ever find out the name of the person who crashed into the Seacliff house a week or two ago and died?

  3. @TheDude – Thanks, I added KP’s name to the caption

  4. @JD
    Thank you for the name, and for the link as well.

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