SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 11-03-2016
NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Richmond Police Station Community Room
461 6th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THOMAS MYRON HOOKER
Services for ‘Gentle Thomas,’ the long-time fixture of the Richmond District, will be held on Monday, November 7th 2016 at 7:00 PM. The service will be held at The Star of the Sea Church, located at 4420 Geary Boulevard. A reception will follow the service in the school gym. All are welcome to attend.
There will also be a food drive in his honor. Attendees may bring canned food to donate, or may make a monetary donation to the church’s homeless outreach project.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED IN THE RICHMOND DISTRICT THIS WEEK:
ROBBERY, BANK WITH A GUN
CALIFORNIA STREET & LAUREL STREET
10-27-2016 1:52 PM
An unknown female suspect approached a teller window at a bank in the Richmond District. The suspect handed over a note to the teller demanding money, and also placed a handgun on the counter. Fearing for their life, the bank teller handed the suspect a large amount of currency. Once she was content with the amount of money she’d stolen, the suspect fled the scene on foot.
The bank teller alerted the manager of the robbery, and the manager went to look for the suspect outside the bank. There, the manager saw a marked police vehicle. The manager told the Officer what happened, but the suspect was already gone. That Officer informed dispatch of the armed robbery, and requested additional assistance.
Additional Richmond District Officers responded to the scene and searched for the suspect, however they were unable to locate her.
The investigation into the robbery is ongoing. The suspect in this robbery incident is described as a black female between 30 and 35 years of age. She is described as being 5’09” tall and 140 lbs, with black hair. She was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, a black shirt, black pants, and a black hair band. She was armed with a silver semi automatic handgun.
ARREST: ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED WITH OTHER WEAPON
GEARY BOULEVARD & 48TH AVENUE
10-28-2016 12:50 PM
An ongoing neighbor dispute culminated with one party being booked at County Jail on felony assault charges. The victim was packing their belongings into a moving truck, reportedly to remove themselves from the hostile living environment, when they were approached by the suspect. The victim said that when he nudged the suspect’s dog with his knee the suspect became enraged and lashed out at the victim with his hands and the dog leash. This caused an injury to the victim, and Police were called to respond.
The police arrived on scene and conducted a thorough investigation. Numerous witness statements were collected and added to those of the involved parties. After carefully considering all the information, the suspect was booked for assault at County Jail.
ATTEMPTED HOT PROWL BURGLARY, FORCIBLE ENTRY
BALBOA STREET & 12TH AVENUE
10-28-2016 2:45 PM
Richmond Officers responded to this location on a report of a hot prowl burglary in progress. The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect to dispatch, who in turn relayed the information to the responding Officers. The victim also said that the suspect had already fled the scene.
Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. Officers then interviewed the victim, who said that they heard a banging noise from the deck area in the rear of their house. The victim said that they looked out of the window and observed the suspect in the back yard area. Upon closer inspection, the Officers discovered damage caused by the suspect attempting to force entry into the house.
Fortunately the suspect was unable to gain entry into the house, the victims were not harmed, and nothing appeared to have been stolen.
The suspect in this incident is described as: A Hispanic male or black male; approximately 5’04” and stocky build; short black hair; wearing a red long sleeve shirt, blue pants a black cap, and carrying a green bag. This incident is still being investigated.
ARREST: ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, FORCE
20TH AVENUE & CABRILLO STREET
10-29-2016 8:00 PM
A husband and wife were walking in the area when they were approached by an unknown male suspect, who was mumbling incoherently to them. Initially the suspect did not make his intentions clear, and the victims did not realize they were being robbed. Eventually the suspect articulated his instructions more clearly, and ordered the victims to give him their belongings. The crime was interrupted by a witness pulling into their driveway. The victims told the witness what was happening, and told them to call the police.
Discouraged by this turn of events, the suspect fled the scene empty-handed. Thankfully, the witness provided a detailed description to the police dispatch, and responding Officers were able to quickly locate the suspect nearby.
A thorough investigation was conducted, and the suspect was positively identified. The suspect was then booked at County Jail on two counts of attempted robbery.
ARREST: ROBBERY OF A CHAIN STORE, FORCE; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH OTHER WEAPON; DISSUADING/THREATENING A WITNESS
850 LA PLAYA STREET
10-30-2016 3:45 PM
Richmond District Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding an assault with a golf club at this location. The Officers arrived and immediately detained the suspect, who was not in possession of a golf club at that time.
The Officers spoke with the 9-1-1 caller, who was an employee at Safeway. The employee told the Officers that the suspect had been attempting to steal ice cream from the store. The caller then told Officers that when the store security attempted to confront the suspect, he raised the golf club above his head and threatened them. The suspect then reportedly left the store with the stolen merchandise, thereby committing the crime of robbery.
The store employee followed the suspect while calling the police. When the employee attempted to speak with the suspect, he swung the golf club at the employee and threatened him using some colorful language. Police Officers arrived shortly after and detained the suspect.
Officers were able to locate the golf club used by the suspect nearby. The stolen ice cream was also located in the suspect’s coat pocket. The suspect was subsequently booked at County Jail on numerous felony charges.
BOMB THREAT OR FALSE REPORT OF A BOMB; JUVENILE INVOLVED
GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
10-28-2016 8:40 AM
A foolish prank call into the office at George Washington High School created havoc for students and first responders in the Richmond District. The prank caller, who sounded like a male juvenile, claimed that there was a bomb in the building. Richmond Officers, as well as additional specialized Officers from all over San Francisco, responded to the school to assist with the evacuation and investigation.
Simultaneously, several juveniles at a nearby school were being interviewed by school administrators regarding their possible involvement in the incident. SFPD Officers responded and determined that they were responsible for the malicious hoax.
The juvenile subjects involved will face disciplinary action from the Unified School District.
Richmond Police Station
461 6th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118