SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 10-27-2016
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE REFORM REPORT
The San Francisco Police Department encourages the public to review the Department of Justice’s initial report on the San Francisco Police Department. The full report can be viewed at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/outside.asp?http://ric-zai-inc.com/Publications/cops-w0817-pub.pdf. Providing feedback regarding the report is also strongly encouraged. To provide feedback, email: Sfpd.email@example.com.
CRIME STATISTICS UPDATE FOR THE RICHMOND DISTRICT
This chart shows the reported incidents for the Richmond District for the months of August, September, and year to date for 2016:
*Please note that larceny theft and robbery are two separate categories in the chart. Larceny, for the purpose of this chart, includes non-violent property crimes such as: Thefts from vehicles; thefts from buildings, such as shoplifting; thefts from people that do not involve any violence or threat of violence; thefts from any public place, such as package theft.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED IN THE RICHMOND DISTRICT THIS WEEK:
ARREST: THEFT FROM PERSON; POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS; POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
STANYAN STREET & ANZA STREET
10/21/2016 11:17 AM
The victim was standing on the sidewalk, talking to a friend, when the suspect approached him from behind and took the victim’s cell phone out of his back pocket. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. The victim chased after the suspect, as did a witness to the incident who was driving by and saw what happened. Despite the efforts of the victim and the witness, the suspect was able to elude them by jumping the fence of Rossi Playground and running through the park.
The witness to the incident called 9-1-1, and Officers from Richmond Station responded to the scene. An initial search for the suspect yielded negative results, but Officers were able to track the stolen cell phone to another location nearby. Officers responded to that location and found a suspect matching the description. The suspect, after seeing the Officers, immediately ran away. Officers gave chase, but the suspect proved elusive once again.
That is until a Richmond District undercover Officer observed the suspect board a MUNI bus. The Officer stopped the bus and detained the suspect. The suspect was positively identified as the cell phone thief, and Officers were able to find the stolen cell phone in the suspect’s pocket. A “window punch,” which is a tool commonly used to break car windows in the commission of auto burglaries, was also located on the suspect.
The suspect was booked at San Francisco County Jail.
ARREST: WARRANT ARREST; INVESTIGATIVE DETENTION
25TH AVENUE & CALIFORNIA STREET
10/23/2016 11:00 PM
Richmond District Officers responded to a report of a burglary at a gas station at this location. The 9-1-1 caller stated that the suspected burglar was holding a crow bar near the door and window of the business.
When the Officers arrived on scene, they located a suspect matching the description provided. The suspect informed Officers that he was using the gas station’s electrical outlet to plug in his curling iron. Officers confirmed that the suspect was in possession of a curling iron, which undoubtedly looked similar to a crow bar in the dark. They also searched and were unable to locate an actual crow bar. Nor were they able to locate any new damage to the doors or windows of the business.
What appeared to be an honest misunderstanding took a turn for the worse when the suspect’s criminal record check showed that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Ironically, the warrant was for burglary.
RECKLESSLY EVADING A POLICE OFFICER; MISCELLANEOUS INVESTIGATION
M.L.K. JR DRIVE & CROSSOVER DRIVE
10/24/2016 02:22 PM
When dispatch broadcast information regarding an auto burglary which had just occurred in the Richmond District, proactive Officers of Richmond Station were immediately on the lookout for the suspect vehicle.
Officers located a vehicle matching the description, which was quite specific. A traffic stop was initiated, and initially it appeared as though the suspect vehicle was complying and yielding for the traffic stop. However before the Officers were able to exit their vehicle and make contact with the suspects, the suspect vehicle fled at a high rate of speed through a residential neighborhood. The cool-headed Officers remained within Department policy and did not pursue the fleeing vehicle, which blew at least two intersections controlled by stop signs at between 40-50 mph, and on the wrong side of the street.
The vehicle was later located unoccupied. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
ARREST: WARRANT ARREST; MUNICIPAL POLICE CODE VIOLATION
PINE STREET & BAKER STREET
10/24/2016 06:06 PM
A concerned citizen called 9-1-1 to report a person dumping trash at this location. Officers arrived to find a suspect sitting in a chair, in the driveway of a house. Around the suspect, Officers saw garbage which the suspect had strewn all around. The trash came from the trash can belonging to that address. Officers detained the suspect to investigate further.
The concerned resident met with the responding Officers, and informed them that the suspect had been making “snow angels” in the trash.
When the suspect’s criminal history was relayed through dispatch, it was revealed that he was a parolee with an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody.
After his arrest, the suspect informed the Officers that he had “scabies, bed bugs, and various open sores over his body.” Hardly surprising, given his propensity to lie in piles of trash. The police vehicle had to be taken out of service for decontamination.
Richmond Police Station
461 6th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118