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Police Blotter – February 2, 2017 | Have you seen these package thieves?

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 02-02-2017

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Richmond Police Station Community Room
461 6th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

LUNAR NEW YEAR MERCHANT WALK ON CLEMENT STREET
SUNDAY 01/29/17
On Sunday afternoon Supervisor Sandra Fewer along with (from left to right) Sergeant Harry Lee, Officer Anthony Garrett, Captain Paul Yep and Officer Janning Ma wished the Clement Street merchants and shoppers a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year of the Rooster! The Merchant Walk was a terrific and fun time, meeting and talking with our Clement Street partners and saying “Gung Hay Fat Choy!” to all.

SUSPECTED PACKAGE THIEVES
Have you seen either of these suspected package thieves in your neighborhood? They appear to enjoy taking property that does not belong to them from in and around the Richmond District. We would really like to identify and arrest them. If you see these suspects do not confront them. Call the SFPD and give us their whereabouts, and Officers will respond.

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

ARREST: BURGLARY, UNLAWFUL ENTRY
WASHINGTON STREET & CHERRY STREET
01/26/2017 9:50 AM
Richmond District Officers responded to a call of a hot prowl burglary at this location. When the Officers arrived at the scene, the homeowner informed them that the suspect was still inside! The Officers entered the home and detained the suspect.

The suspect claimed that a friend had given him a key to the house, that he had permission to be there, and that it was simply a misunderstanding.

Amongst the suspect’s property were packages which were addressed to a hospital, and appeared to contain medical supplies. The suspect claimed that he had found the packages and that he was going to return them.

The suspect was in possession of even more suspicious property, which included several car keys and vehicle maintenance items which appeared to belong to a specific automotive company. Once again, the suspect claimed he had found these items; however a phone call to the local automotive company revealed that they had also been the victim of a burglary. They reported that they had surveillance footage of the incident. A review of the video confirmed that this suspect was responsible for that burglary also.

The suspect was charged and booked at County jail.

THEFT FROM A LOCKED VEHICLE; RECKLESSLY EVADING A POLICE OFFICER
POINT LOBOS AVENUE & 48TH AVENUE
01/29/2017 11:35AM
When visitors to San Francisco witnessed an auto burglary at this location, they decided to call 911 and follow the suspect until police arrived. As Officers were responding, the witnesses followed the suspect’s vehicle for several blocks. They also saw an occupant of the vehicle throw the stolen bags into the street. Officers later learned that valuable items had been taken from the bags.

As Officers were responding, they located a vehicle matching the description at Balboa Street and 19th Avenue. Evidently the suspect also saw the marked police vehicle, as it began to drive recklessly to avoid apprehension. A short time later, other Officers located the same vehicle driving on southbound Park Presidio Boulevard. The Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled at a high rate of speed. The Officers wisely did not chase the vehicle to avoid endangering the safety of the neighborhood.

The suspect vehicle is described as a red Chrysler minivan with Maine license plates. The driver is described as a heavy-set black male between 50 and 55 years of age, wearing all dark clothing and a ski mask.

There are several possible leads being investigated, and hopefully an arrest will be made in this case in the near future.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; HIT & RUN
GEARY BOULEVARD & 26TH AVENUE
01/29/2017 2:55 AM
Security staff at a Richmond District bar detained a suspected drunk driver after he stuck a parked vehicle and fled the scene. Luckily the suspect only drove a block before parking, and the witnesses were able to follow him on foot.

When the Officers arrived on scene they detained the suspect. Witnesses told the Officers what happened. The Officers immediately recognized obvious symptoms of intoxication in the suspect, who was extremely uncooperative and directed vulgar language and name-calling towards the witnesses, as well as the Officers.

Undeterred, the Officers conducted a thorough investigation. The suspect refused to perform Field Sobriety tests or submit to a chemical test. A warrant was written to secure a blood sample from the suspect, to determine his blood alcohol content.

The suspect was booked at County Jail and his vehicle was towed.

ROBBERY WITH FORCE
STOW LAKE DRIVE
01/30/2017 3:08 PM
A victim came to Richmond Station to report that he had been robbed inside Golden Gate Park. The victim had been walking with his camera around his neck when an unknown male suspect approached him. The suspect pulled the camera from the victim’s neck and ran from the scene. The victim chased the suspect for approximately two minutes before the suspect got into a vehicle, a black Jeep, and fled.

The victim took a photograph of the vehicle, as it drove away. The suspect is described as a black male approximately 20-21 years old; 6’01” tall and weighing 180 lbs; last seen wearing a black jacket and white pants.

This incident is still being investigated.

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

One Comment

  1. I was on the 31 last week, after it made a right on Divis to go up Turk, I saw the guy with the nautical flag sweatshirt walking up the hill. Was about 5:30 pm. Time to get to work, and grab them packages!

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