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Police Blotter – November 10, 2016

blotterSFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 11-10-2016

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 SAN FRANCISCO ASSESSMENT
The U.S. Department of Justice’s ‘Collaborative Reform Initiative: An Assessment of the San Francisco Police’ report has been translated into Chinese and Spanish, and is now available at the following links:
English: http://ric-zai-inc.com/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0817
Spanish: http://ric-zai-inc.com/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0819
Chinese: http://ric-zai-inc.com/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0820

The San Francisco Police Department still encourages the public to provide feedback regarding the report. You may continue to provide feedback until Saturday, November 12th. You can also provide feedback anonymously by visiting:
https://portal.cops.usdoj.gov/collabortive-reform-feedback. Or you can email sanfranciscso.crita@usdoj.gov.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED IN THE RICHMOND DISTRICT THIS WEEK:

ROBBERY WITH FORCE; KIDNAPPING DURING A ROBBERY; BATTERY
8TH AVENUE & CLEMENT STREET
11/03/2016 3:30 PM
Richmond District Officers were flagged down at this location by a victim who claimed she had just been robbed. The victim said she had been walking when a gold 4-door sedan, with a suspect driving and another suspect seated in the back seat, pulled up alongside her. The suspect in the back seat told the victim to stop walking. The victim told Officers that she ignored this unusual and suspicious request, and kept on walking away from the suspects. The suspect from the back seat then got out of the car, approached the victim, and tried to grab her purse from her shoulder. The victim did not relinquish her purse, and struggled with the suspect. The suspect reportedly pulled the purse, and the victim who was still holding on, into the back seat of his vehicle. The driver then began to drive away with the victim still inside the car. The ordeal ended when the suspect kicked the victim, causing her to fall out of the vehicle.

Numerous additional Richmond Officers responded to the scene to assist. Unfortunately the suspects and the vehicle had fled the scene and were not located. A purse was located shortly afterward at a nearby location. The victim identified the purse as being hers. Fortunately her cell phone was still inside the purse, but her medication had been stolen.

The suspect driving the vehicle in this incident was only described as a black female between 20 and 30 years old. The other suspect, who struggled with the victim, was described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old, with black hair, and wearing a dark colored T-shirt and dark colored jeans.

ROBBERY WITH FORCE
JOHN F KENNEDY DRIVE & STOW LAKE DRIVE
11/04/2016 12:15 PM
A San Francisco resident was enjoying a walk around Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill, taking photographs with his digital camera. Meanwhile, a gang of 3 disgraceful male suspects were also at that location, and decided that they would take the digital camera from the victim using force.

One of the suspects approached the victim from behind and grabbed the camera. Instinctively the victim held onto his camera and tussled with the suspect. Fortunately for the suspect, his two cowardly cohorts came to his assistance. Eventually the three of them were able to drag the victim along the ground until he lost his grip. Then the three ran away toward the Japanese Tea Garden.

Officers promptly responded to the scene. Sadly the Golden Gate Park has an abundance of hiding places, and the suspects were not located.

The victim was able to describe 2 of the suspects as:
Asian male between 18 and 20 years old; 5’09” and 150 lbs; wearing a black ski-mask, a black hooded sweater, and sunglasses.
Hispanic male between 18 and 20 years old; 5’09” and 150 lbs; wearing a black ski-mask, a white T-shirt, and sunglasses.

FIREARM, DISCHARGING AT UNOCCUPIED VEHICLE
FUNSTON AVENUE & LAKE STREET
11/06/2016 6:30 AM
In the early morning hours, a Richmond District resident heard what he assumed was a car engine backfiring. No calls regarding explosions or gunshots were made to 9-1-1. Some hours later, the victim discovered two bullet holes in his Lexus SUV, which was parked in the alley next to his house.

Due to the fact that nobody witnessed the shooting, no suspect description was provided to the responding Officers. However the victim said there had been a recent conflict between his neighbor and an unknown homeless person who sleeps in the surrounding area the night before. It is undetermined whether this incident was related to the shooting of the vehicle.

This is an ongoing police investigation, and anybody with information regarding this incident is encouraged to notify the SFPD.

ARREST: MALICIOUS MISCHIEF, VANDALISM TO PROPERTY
FULTON STREET & 43RD AVENUE
11/07/2016 3:33 AM
A 9-1-1 call was made regarding a person smashing the glass windows at a MUNI bus shelter. The 9-1-1 caller gave a detailed description of the suspect, and Officers quickly responded to the scene. The suspect was located and detained, still in the MUNI bus shelter. Three of the four glass windows had been smashed.

The Officers spoke with the 9-1-1 caller, who said he saw the suspect when driving by. He told the Officers that the suspect was holding a brick, and when he asked the suspect what he was doing, the suspect replied, “I’m breaking windows.” The witness decided not to engage the suspect, and called 9-1-1 to report the incident.

The suspect was continually abusive toward the Officers on scene, and refused to follow the Officers commands. He was positively identified as the suspect by the witness, and placed under arrest on a felony vandalism charge.

The suspect also attempted on numerous occasions to defecate on the street, and inside the marked police vehicle while he was being transported. The suspect was intent upon being as difficult and disgusting as possible during the entire incident, and Richmond Officers acted with the utmost professionalism.

ARREST: TERRORIST THREATS; MENTAL HEALTH DETENTION; THREAT OR FORCE TO RESIST EXECUTIVE OFFICER
3RD AVENUE & CLEMENT STREET
11/08/2016 1:53 PM
9-1-1 calls in which suspects make threats to shoot Officers are obviously taken very seriously. These calls are taken even more seriously when the suspect has guns registered to him, and a history of mental illness. This is exactly what happened during this incident.

All available Officers responded to the incident, when the suspect made rambling statements regarding shooting officers, and stated, “Police pigs should die.” The area was immediately cordoned off in the interest of public safety. Initial efforts to communicate and have the suspect surrender himself proved to be futile. Yet specially trained Officers continued to effectively communicate and engage the suspect. After a lengthy standoff, the suspect eventually came out of his house and was taken into police custody.

Thankfully it was determined that the suspect was not in possession of any firearms. Regardless, he was transported to the hospital for a mental health detention, and will eventually face criminal charges for his actions.

CONTACT US:
Richmond Police Station
461 6th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 666-8000

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