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Police Blotter – November 17, 2016

blotterSFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 11-17-2016

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Richmond Police Station Community Room
461 6th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

SFPD TOY DRIVE
The SFPD are partnering with Walgreens to organize a Toy Drive for the holiday season. The Toy Drive will benefit the children of San Francisco. If you would like to participate, you may drop off a new unwrapped toy at your local San Francisco Walgreens between November 18th and December 19th.

The toys will be delivered the week of December 20th, and will hopefully brighten the lives of children this holiday season.

RICHMOND DISTRICT OFFICERS RECEIVE AWARDS
Richmond District’s Officer Ramesh Shangaran and Officer Brian Neill were among the SFPD Officers honored at the Community and SFPD’s 1st Annual Appreciation Banquet. The ceremony was held at the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, and certificates were presented by Rev. Ishmael Burch.

These Officers were recognized for the great work they do for the community, and for their dedication to the SFPD. All of the Officers at Richmond Police Station are incredibly proud of Officer Shangaran and Officer Neill. They are a credit to this district station and the Department.

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

ARREST: TERRORIST THREATS; POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS; METHAMPHETAMINE OFFENSE
47TH AVENUE & FULTON STREET
11/10/2016 5:51 PM
A concerned resident called 9-1-1 to report that a suspect was possibly breaking into a vehicle at this location. When the Officers arrived, they found the suspect and the witness in a heated argument. The suspect had reportedly threatened to kill the witness, and was holding a screwdriver. Officers quickly took control of the situation by disarming and detaining the suspect. The suspect told Officers this was a misunderstanding, and that he was merely checking on a dog which had been left alone in a car.

Officers searched the suspect, and located various suspicious items on his person. These included several bags containing various narcotics, additional tools commonly used in burglaries, identification and mail that did not belong to the suspect, and a tablet device that Officers suspected may have been stolen.

The witness said they saw the suspect possibly breaking into two different vehicles in the area. Throughout the course of the investigation, the Officers confirmed that nothing had been stolen from the car with the dog inside. The suspect claimed his friend owned the second car, and he was in possession of the keys. Officers searched the vehicle and found more property they believed was possibly stolen.

Officers were able to make contact with the owner of the property that they believed was stolen. This victim said she accepted a ride from a man matching the suspect’s description the day before. The victim said that when she reached her destination and exited the vehicle, the man drove away before she could retrieve her belongings from the vehicle. The property she left in the vehicle included a tablet device matching the one found on the suspect.

This suspect was booked at County Jail on numerous charges.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE; WARRANT ARREST
3RD AVENUE & GEARY BOULEVARD
11/10/2016 10:17 PM
While on patrol in their police vehicle, Officers were alerted by another motorist to a suspected drunk driver. The witness advised the Officers that the suspected drunk driver had almost collided with several other vehicles. The Officers stopped the suspect’s vehicle and conducted a D.U.I. investigation.

It was immediately apparent that the suspect was impaired. He had trouble maintaining his balance and communicating with the Officers. When asked to present his driver’s license, he stated that it had been suspended for a prior D.U.I. offense.

After the suspect failed to perform adequately on the Field Sobriety Tests, the Officers on scene concluded their investigation. It was determined that the suspect had been driving under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was transported to County Jail where he submitted to a chemical test.

The suspect also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for related charges. He was subsequently booked at County Jail.

STOLEN VEHICLE; STOLEN FIREARM
CABRILLO STREET & 24TH AVENUE
11/11/2016 8:14 AM
The victim of an auto theft came into Richmond Station to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The victim also told the Officer taking his police report that a .22 caliber rifle and scope had been left in the trunk of the vehicle at the time it was stolen. After the Officer had taken the report, the victim received a misdemeanor citation for leaving a firearm in their vehicle.

It is illegal to leave a firearm unsecured in an unoccupied vehicle within the City of San Francisco. Firearms are too frequently taken in auto burglaries, and those stolen firearms have been used in high profile fatal shootings within San Francisco. The San Francisco Municipal Police Code recently added section 3602B, which makes it a misdemeanor offense to leave a firearm unsecured in an unattended vehicle.

Please do not leave any valuable items unattended in your vehicles, especially firearms!

hobbesTHEFT OF AN ANIMAL
7TH AVENUE & CABRILLO STREET
11/13/2016 2:30 PM
A Border Collie mix named Hobbs was stolen from outside the Safeway on 7th Avenue. Hobbs’ owner tied him to a post at this location while they went into the store. When the victim exited the store, they found Hobbs’ collar and name tag on the ground. Unfortunately Hobbs had been taken.

4 year old Hobbs is described as being brown in color, and weighs approximately 45 pounds. He is ‘chipped,’ and was taken wearing a red harness and black leash.

If you see a dog matching this description, or have any information regarding this case, please contact the SFPD.

CONTACT US:
Richmond Police Station
461 6th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 666-8000
Anonymous Tip Line: (415) 668-7387

4 Comments

  1. Regarding, “ARREST: TERRORIST THREATS;” Why are some criminal offenses that have nothing to do with what regular people think of as terrorism labeled as “terrorist threats?” Is this something that emerged post 9/11?

    I see this frequently in this blog, probably about once per month there is an activity labeled as a terrorist threat but no connection to the vernacular use of the word terrorism. Threatening to kill someone is a terrible crime, but why terrorism?

  2. Apparently, the legal definition has been changed to “criminal threat,” so “terrorist threat” may not be the proper term any more. The legalese: California “Penal Code 422 PC provides the legal definition of a “criminal threat” (formerly referred to as a “terrorist threat”). This section makes it a crime to threaten another person with immediate harm when you intend to, and in fact do, cause reasonable and sustained fear in that individual.”

  3. According to the comment thread on Nextdoor.com, Hobbs the stolen dog was found!

    “We Found Him! The couple that took him has been getting meals from St Anthony’s church for the past two weeks. We took flyers to all the places that served the homeless yesterday and this morning a man called to say he saw the dog. When we caught up with the couple they surrendered him! Thanksgiving miracle! Thank you all for your help and support.”

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