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Police Blotter – February 28, 2017

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 02-28-2017

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

COFFEE WITH A COP
This is a great opportunity to speak with Police Officers and ask questions, voice concerns, and just get to know the Officers who patrol your neighborhood. Richmond Station Officers will be at Starbucks coffee shop at 5455 Geary Boulevard on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 8:00am until 10:00am.

Please come by to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and speak with us!

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

ARREST: MALICIOUS MISCHIEF, GRAFFITI; POSSESSION OF VANDALISM TOOLS
CALIFORNIA STREET & 19TH AVENUE
02/23/2017 11:02 PM
Richmond District Officers were on patrol when they observed a suspect suspiciously holding a can of spray paint at this location. The suspect was unaware of the Officers’ presence, as he continued to spray paint a building in front of them.

The Officers detained the suspect without incident. Additional vandalism tools were also located in close proximity to the suspect. Although the unsightly act of vandalism was several feet long, it was deemed to be a misdemeanor crime due to the cost to repair the damage.

The suspect was cited for graffiti and possessing vandalism tools. He was released from the scene with a court date.

Richmond District residents may have noticed increased graffiti in the area. This is the second graffiti arrest is as many weeks, thanks to the hard working Richmond District Officers! Hopefully the Graffiti Abatement unit will be able to link additional crimes to this suspect.

ARREST: NARCOTICS POSSESSION FOR SALE; DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE; TRAFFIC VIOLATION ARREST
GEARY BOULEVARD & 26TH AVENUE
02/25/2017 10:33 PM
A motorcycle which failed to use a turn signal caught the attention of diligent Richmond Officers on the lookout for criminal activity. The Officers stopped the motorcycle and ran a records check on the driver. The check revealed that the driver had a suspended driver’s license, prior arrests for narcotics offenses, and was on probation.

As a result of the suspect’s probation status, the Officers conducted a search of the suspect’s house. Inside, they found a copious amount of suspected narcotics. They also found baggies and scales, which led the Officers to believe that the suspect was dealing the narcotics.

Further search of the residence revealed a large quantity of power tools which the Officers believe may have been stolen property. Power tools are commonly stolen from construction sites.

What began as a traffic citation developed into a fantastic felony arrest. Thanks to the diligence and hard work of these Officers, this suspect was booked at County Jail on a number of felony charges.

ARSON
J.F.K. DRIVE & BERNICE RODGERS WAY
02/26/2017 12:30 AM
Richmond District Officers met with Golden Gate Park Rangers regarding an arson incident inside the park. The Park Ranger showed the Officers that two picnic tables at the soccer fields had been set on fire. Several trees were also broken at the scene of these despicable acts of vandalism. The Park Ranger estimated the cost of repairs to the picnic tables to be several thousands of dollars.

Thankfully there is surveillance footage of the incident, and Investigators are working on the case. Hopefully an arrest will be made in the near future.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the SFPD.

ARREST: BURGLARY, NON-RESIDENTIAL, FORCED ENTRY
47TH AVENUE & FULTON STREET
02/26/2017 4:45 PM
When a Richmond District resident returned home, he was surprised to find a stranger going though his neighbor’s garage storage unit. The victim played it cool and backed out of his driveway. He then called his neighbor, and the two confronted the suspect together.

When confronted, the suspect claimed that the items belonged to him. The victim obviously knew better, and attempted to stall the suspect while the police responded to the scene. The incident intensified when the suspect attempted to grab his skateboard. Not knowing whether the suspect was going to try and run, or use the skateboard as a weapon, the two neighbors decided to tackle the suspect to the ground. The suspect remained on the ground until police arrived.

After a thorough and complete investigation, the suspect was booked at County Jail on a burglary charge.

SHOOTING INTO AN INHABITED DWELLING
GEARY BOULEVARD & 2ND AVENUE
02/26/2017 7:21 PM
The windows to several Richmond District businesses were victimized in what appears to be a string of potentially related incidents. Harrowingly, several of the buildings were occupied at the time. Thankfully no injuries were reported. There have been at least five reported incidents of business’ windows being shot over the weekend. It is currently undetermined whether the damage was caused by a firearm, a BB gun, or another type of projectile.

Two of the victimized businesses were restaurants. Both restaurants had several customers inside at the time of the incident. Witnesses reported hearing the sound of glass breaking, and what appeared to be bullet-type holes were found in the front glass windows of the businesses.

These incidents are being aggressively investigated by the Richmond Station Investigations Team, and Richmond District Officers are vigilantly patrolling in the neighborhood. There is very limited suspect description at this time, and anybody with information is encouraged to contact Sgt. Kerow, Richmond Station Investigations, at (415) 666-8003, or call the SFPD Richmond Station Anonymous Tip Line.

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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