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Police Blotter – February 21, 2017

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 02-21-2017

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

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

ROBBERY OF A CHAIN STORE WITH A GUN
32ND AVENUE & CLEMENT STREET
02/13/2017 11:05AM
A suspect entered a drug store at this location and robbed the pharmacy of a large quantity of prescription medication. The suspect pointed a gun at the pharmacist and demanded that she hand over the very powerful drugs. Fearing for her life, the pharmacist directed the suspect to the drugs he demanded. The suspect put all the drugs in his backpack, and was last seen walking away from the store.

Officers quickly responded to the scene, but were unable to locate the suspect. He is described as a white male between 40-50 years of age, 5’08” tall and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket and carrying a black backpack. The gun was only described as being black in color.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the SFPD.

ARREST: ROBBERY OF STORE WITH A WEAPON; POSSESSION OF PROHIBITED WEAPON
850 LA PLAYA STREET
02/14/2017 10:05 AM
Richmond District Officers were dispatched to the Safeway near Ocean Beach on a reported robbery. A detailed description of the suspect was provided to the responding Officers, and the suspect was last seen fleeing the scene on a bicycle.

When Richmond Officers arrived on scene, they quickly located a suspect matching the provided description. The suspect ignored the Officers orders to stop, and attempted to evade them by riding on the sidewalk. He was also seen throwing an item under a vehicle as he rode away. The Officers were able to catch up with the suspect and detain him without further incident. It was discovered that the item the suspect threw was a stun gun.

Officers met with the security at Safeway. They said the suspect attempted to steal three chocolate bars from the store. When security approached the suspect, he began to yell profanities, pulled out a stun gun, and pointed it at security. The suspect then left the store with the merchandise.

The detained suspect was positively identified as the robbery suspect. The stolen candy bars were located in the suspect’s pockets. He was later booked at County Jail for robbery and possessing a prohibited weapon.

ARREST: MALICIOUS MISCHIEF, VANDALISM TO PROPERTY; POSSESSION OF GRAFFITI TOOLS
17TH AVENUE & GEARY BOULEVARD
02/15/2017 3:59 AM
As Richmond District Officers were on patrol in the early morning hours, they observed fresh graffiti on the side of a building at this location. The Officers regularly patrol this area, and they knew that the graffiti was not there earlier in their shift. They also observed a suspect standing nearby the graffiti, who suspiciously began to walk away as the Officers approached.

The Officers touched the graffiti and confirmed that it was very fresh. They then attempted to locate the suspect and quickly found him approximately a block away. The suspect realized that Officers were approaching him, and he began to run away. However, the Officers were able to quickly detain him.

The suspect had paint on his hands and clothing, which was consistent with that of the fresh graffiti. Inside the suspect’s backpack, Officers located a large amount of spray paint, and other items commonly used by ‘taggers.’

A computer check revealed that this suspect had prior vandalism arrests. The suspect was booked on felony vandalism charges.

ARREST: WARRANT ARREST; POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS FOR SALE
DIVISADERO STREET & GEARY BOULEVARD
02/17/2017 12:25 AM
Two Richmond District Officers were on patrol when they spotted a suspicious vehicle parked at this location. As they Officers drove past the vehicle, two occupants in the back seat immediately ducked down to avoid being seen.

The Officers exited their vehicle and approached the parked vehicle. They detected an odor of narcotics emanating from inside the vehicle. The Officers identified themselves, and identified the two occupants.

A criminal history check of one of the occupants revealed that he had two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest. He also had prior arrests related to selling illegal narcotics. As the suspect was being taken into custody, they found a large amount of cash in his pockets.

Following a thorough investigation, the Officers located a “fist sized” ball of what they believe was black tar heroin, as well as several other illegal narcotics. Additional paraphernalia commonly used by drug dealers was also located. The suspect was booked at County Jail on his warrants and the narcotics charges.

HOT PROWL BURGLARY
PARK PRESIDIO BOULEVARD & BALBOA STREET
02/20/2017 8:45 AM
A Richmond District resident was at home with his wife and children when he heard a loud noise coming from downstairs. When he went to investigate the noise, he noticed that there were several items missing from inside his house, including a laptop computer. The victim went outside to search for the suspect, who he believed had just left his house.

While outside, the victim saw a person he did not recognize exiting his neighbor’s yard. The victim began to follow the suspect, who was wearing the victim’s backpack. The victim confronted the suspect and demanded his belongings back. During the confrontation, the victim sprayed the suspect with pepper spray. This caused the suspect to drop the backpack and flee the scene. He was last seen running north through the green belt of Park Presidio Boulevard.

Officers responded to the scene, but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim recovered their backpack and some of their belongings. However a closer inspection of his house revealed that several items were still missing.

The suspect is described as a white male aged between 28-30 years. He is 5’09” tall and weighs approximately 160 lbs. He has brown hair, and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He has tattoos on his neck.

This incident is still being investigated, and we are confident an arrest will be made in the near future. Please contact us if you have any information regarding this case.

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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