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Police Blotter – December 22, 2016; Suspect arrested after vandalizing bus shelter

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 12-22-2016

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday, Tuesday 17th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Richmond Police Station Community Room
461 6th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL ICE SKATING EXCURSION
Police Officers from Richmond Station and students from Roosevelt Middle School showed off their skills on the ice last week. They displayed their talent at the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center. In particular, Richmond Station’s Officer Andrew Johnson dazzled onlookers with his grace and poise. Officer Ramesh Shangaran was slightly less graceful on the other hand, and may have fallen once or twice… Nonetheless, everyone that attended this festive event thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful time ice skating.

Police Officers from Richmond Station and students from Roosevelt Middle School.

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

ARREST: ENGAGING IN LEWD ACT; WARRANT ARREST
GEARY BOULEVARD & 20TH AVENUE
12/18/2016 9:54 AM
Appalled citizens called 9-1-1 reporting that a male suspect was engaging in lewd conduct in public. The suspect made no effort to hide his inappropriate behavior, which could easily have been seen by children in the area. He was openly engaging in the behavior when responding Officers arrived on scene and interrupted him.

Officers detained the suspect and ran a criminal history check. Not surprisingly, he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. This deplorable individual was booked at County Jail on his warrant and indecent exposure charge.

ROBBERY, STREET WITH FORCE
GEARY BOULEVARD & BAKER STREET
12/18/2016 6:40 PM
Officers from Richmond Station responded to the hospital to take a robbery report. Upon arrival, the victim told Officers that the incident began on a MUNI bus. The suspect verbally challenged the victim for no apparent reason. The victim told Officers that when the bus stopped, the suspect grabbed the victim’s backpack and a struggle ensued. The suspect was able to steal the backpack and exited the bus. However, the victim was not willing to let the suspect get away with his property and chased after the suspect.

The victim caught up to the suspect in a housing complex playground area and tried to recover his backpack. A physical fight erupted between the suspect and victim, resulting in the victim sustaining serious injuries. The victim was able to recover his backpack and the suspect fled the scene.

The suspect in this incident is described as a black male aged between 16 and 20 years. He is approximately 5’09” and 150 lbs, with a shaved head and goatee beard. He was last seen wearing a gray beanie hat and a beige jacket.

This incident is still under investigation, and hopefully the suspect will be apprehended soon.

ARREST: THEFT FROM UNLOCKED VEHICLE
WASHINGTON STREET & LAUREL STREET
12/19/2016 4:00 AM
In the early morning hours, a security guard called 9-1-1 regarding an auto boost at this location. The caller provided a detailed description to dispatch, and Richmond District Officers responded promptly.

When Officers arrived, the suspect was quickly detained nearby. Officers located a bag of change next to the suspect that they believed was potential evidence.

Officers located the owner of the vehicle which had been boosted. The victim inspected their vehicle and confirmed that a bag of change was missing from inside the vehicle. Furthermore, the victim identified the bag of change found on the ground, next to the suspect, as being hers.

The Officers ran a criminal history check on the suspect and discovered that he was on probation for a related crime. The suspect was charged with theft and a probation violation, and was booked at County Jail.

ARREST: VANDALISM, BREAKING WINDOWS; RESISTING PEACE OFFICERS DUTIES
GEARY BOULEVARD & SPRUCE STREET
12/21/2016 4:18 AM
Once again MUNI bus shelters have been smashed in the Richmond District. Thankfully a witness observed this occurring, and called 9-1-1 to report the incident. A detailed description of the suspect was provided to dispatch.

When Officers arrived on scene, the suspect was quickly located. The suspect was holding what turned out to be MUNI route maps. He immediately dropped the maps and attempted to evade the Officers; first on his skateboard, and then on foot. Despite his efforts he was unsuccessful. Officers caught the suspect and detained him.

There was broken glass in the suspect’s clothes which matched that of the broken MUNI shelter. The initial witness confirmed that the suspect had smashed the glass at the MUNI shelter. The maps that the suspect was seen holding came from the smashed MUNI shelters. The suspect was booked on felony vandalism and resisting arrest charges.

Who knows why this suspect needed the MUNI maps? There is no excuse for this gratuitous vandalism which costs thousands to repair and seriously defaces our community.

ARREST: TRAFFIC COLLISION; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
32ND AVENUE & CLEMENT STREET
12/21/2016 6:30 PM
A minor vehicle collision in a parking lot at this location resulted in a great D.U.I. arrest. Richmond District Officers were summoned to the collision after the suspect admitted to the other party that he was intoxicated. However, the suspect was less forthcoming with information to the responding Officers.

Upon their arrival, the Officers clearly observed several symptoms of intoxication. When they attempted to perform a D.U.I. investigation, the suspect became uncooperative and refused to answer questions or perform Field Sobriety Tests. This did not discourage the Officers, who continued with their investigation.

It was determined that the suspect was in fact under the influence. He submitted to a chemical test, which showed that he was over two and a half times the legal blood-alcohol limit. The suspect was later booked at County Jail.

Anyone with a smart phone and a ride service app can be picked up and taken home in minutes. There is absolutely no reason to drive intoxicated. It is utterly irresponsible and endangers the lives of others on the road. Ensure that friends and relatives do not drink and drive this holiday season.

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

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