SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 08-11-2016
Next community meeting:
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 6:00 PM
Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Library
351 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
Fundraiser for School Supplies for Westside Court Housing Development
Fundraising for school supplies, after school sports and activities equipment began in July of 2016 when San Francisco Police Sergeant Matt Friedman stopped in at the community center to say “hello.” Sergeant Friedman learned that many children in the community needed help obtaining school supplies. Sergeant Friedman observed, “I realized that if kids are prepared for school on the very first day with appropriate school supplies and proper tools to help them learn, then school will not seem so hard and their chances for success will hopefully be that much easier.”
An online fundraising effort was started and in less than one week, donors from as far away as New York and Philadelphia and as close by as the Richmond District (including several officers assigned to Richmond Station) contributed over $3,000.00.
The campaign raised enough money to supply 40 children with brand new school supplies for the first day of school. The supplies and a brand new ping pong table were donated to the community center and the students this past Monday, August 8, 2016.
National Night Out 2016
Richmond Police Station hosted our National Night Out 2016 on August 2nd. Thank you to all the community members who stopped by to say “Hi” and enjoyed some BBQ. We would like to thank everyone who participated and helped make National Night Out a success, including the Richmond Station CPAB, SF SAFE, NextDoor and all of our neighbors. It was an enjoyable and fun time for all!
Outside Lands 2016
From August 5th to August 7th over 200,000 people came to San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park to enjoy music, art, comedy, drinks and food at Outside Lands. The event provided a great environment for the eager crowds. Sunday brought lots of sunshine along with Lionel Ritchie (All Night Long) and his band. Richmond Station and the SFPD would like to thank all the Officers and City agencies that helped make the venue safe and successful for everyone who participated in the event. We understood that all the extra people and traffic in the neighborhood would cause some strain on the District and we appreciated everyone’s patience. It was truly a collaborative, fun (and tiring) effort. Mostly, I am happy to report crime was minimized and safety was maximized thanks to the support of the event promoters and the SFPD Command Staff. Lastly, we would like to thank all our Richmond District Neighbors for their support of the event and the SFPD.
Here are some of the incidents that occurred in the Richmond Police District this week:
ROBBERY WITH FORCE
07/30/2016 8:55 PM
Stow Lake Dr. & MLK Dr.
Officers responded to the report of a robbery in Golden Gate Park. Two victims, a male and female, were walking to their parked car. A male suspect pushed the male victim from behind and to the ground. The suspect held an unidentified weapon in his hand and demanded the female victim’s purse. She attempted to hold on to it, but the suspect ultimately overpowered her and forcefully took her purse. The suspect fled in an unknown direction in the Park. Since the incident occurred in a heavily wooded and dark area with limited visibility, the victims were unable to provide a detailed suspect description.
ROBBERY WITH A GUN
07/31/2016 2:44 AM
Fulton St. & 46th Ave.
A victim walked toward his residence after being dropped off at 46th Ave. and Fulton St. The victim saw two male suspects approach him as he got to his front door. One suspect brandished a black handgun and demanded all of the victim’s belongings. He forced the victim to face his gate and went through all of the victims’ pockets. As the suspect went through his pockets, the second suspect acted as a lookout. Both suspects fled in an unknown direction.
Suspect descriptions: Two Hispanic males between 25-30 years old. One suspect wore a red baseball cap, black zip-up jacket, and blue jeans. The other suspect had all dark clothing.
ARREST: STOLEN VEHICLE; POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
07/31/2016 5:13 PM
14TH Ave. & California St.
A victim parked his car on Taylor St. near North Point St. When he returned to this location, he discovered his car had been stolen. With the help of Central Station Police Officers, they tracked the victims iPhone, which he had left in the car, to 14th Ave. and California St. Richmond Station Officers immediately responded to that location and located the vehicle, which was occupied by one male suspect. The Officers quickly detained the suspect and recovered the victim’s car. The suspect was in possession of several pieces of stolen property, including the victim’s iPhone. The suspect was arrested and booked on several felony charges.