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Police Blotter – March 14, 2017 | Captain Paul Yep departs; say hello to Captain Alexa O’Brien

SFPD RICHMOND DISTRICT POLICE STATION
WEEKLY UPDATE 03/14/2017

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

NEW CAPTAIN APPOINTED TO RICHMOND STATION
This week we welcomed Captain O’Brien as the new Commanding Officer of Richmond Police Station. We wish Captain Yep all the best in his new assignment, as the Commanding Officer of the Central District.

Captain Yep composed the following message:

“Thank you Richmond District communities for all of your support and friendship this past year. I was transferred to take command of Central Police Station this past Saturday. It truly was a pleasure meeting and working with all of you. I am proud to say that Richmond Station is now in the talented and capable hands of Captain Alexa O’Brien. I am confident that she will exceed any and all expectations for the Richmond’s public safety needs.” -Captain Paul Yep

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL GRAND JURY APPLICATIONS
The San Francisco Superior Court is currently recruiting members for the 2017-18 Civil Grand Jury. San Francisco residents who want to make a difference in City government are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 31, 2017. For more information about the Civil Grand Jury, visit http://civilgrandjury.sfgov.org/.

HOW TO COMMEND A SFPD EMPLOYEE OR REPORT MISCONDUCT
“The San Francisco Police Department is committed to ensuring that our officers and non-sworn staff provide unbiased, quality service to the diverse communities we work for. Our goal is to provide accountability and fair and positive interactions between San Francisco officers and the people we are proud to serve. Toward that goal, the Department and the City of San Francisco provide a number of ways to report exceptional service, biased behavior or misconduct by a SFPD employee. Community members may directly contact a Department Supervisor at any SFPD Police Station to file a commendation or complaint regardless of where in the City the incident occurred. If you wish to commend the actions of SFPD member, you may also email the captain of the station in your area or the Department’s Community Relations Unit.” Please visit http://sanfranciscopolice.org/police-commendation-complaint to learn how to commend a SFPD Officer or file a complaint.

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

ARREST: AMMUNITION, POSSESSION BY PROHIBITED PERSON; TRAFFIC VIOLATION ARREST
FUNSTON STREET & CABRILLO STREET
03/06/2017 6:09 PM
Richmond District Officers were conducting speed enforcement along Park Presidio Boulevard when they observed a vehicle which appeared to be traveling at an excessive speed. Using their Lidar equipment, the Officers confirmed that the vehicle was speeding and performed a traffic stop.

Once the vehicle was stopped, the Officers identified the driver and ran a criminal history check. This revealed that the driver was a convicted felon who was on probation. The Officers were able to search the vehicle due to the driver’s probation status. During the search the Officers located live ammunition in the vehicle. As a convicted felon, the driver is prohibited from possessing ammunition.

The driver was subsequently booked at County Jail, charged with illegal possession of ammunition and speeding.

ARREST: FIREARM, LOADED IN A VEHICLE; TRAFFIC VIOLATION ARREST
POST STREET & DIVISADERO STREET
03/06/2017 10:51 PM
While patrolling in the Richmond District, Officers observed a vehicle with expired registration tabs. The Officers decided to stop the vehicle in order to issue the owner a fix-it ticket. When the Officers stopped the vehicle, they learned that there were four occupants in the vehicle. A record check of the vehicle also showed that the registration was very expired. As a result, the Officers had the authority to tow the vehicle.

Multiple police units responded to the scene to assist in removing the vehicle occupants. During the process a loaded firearm was located in the waistband of one of the passengers. Officers immediately seized the semi-automatic pistol and placed the suspect under arrest. A criminal history check of the suspect revealed that he had prior arrests for carrying loaded firearms.

This suspect was booked at County Jail on numerous firearm related charges. The quick wit and hard work of these Richmond District Officers resulted in a gun being taken off the street, and possibly the prevention of further criminal activity. They are to be commended!

ROBBERY, STREET OR PUBLIC PLACE WITH A GUN
BUSH STREET & BAKER STREET
03/07/201 9:45 PM
The victim in this robbery incident was standing on the sidewalk, talking on his cell phone, when he was approached by three unknown suspects. One of the suspects lifted up his hoodie and displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun in his waistband. The suspect with the gun held the handle of the firearm in a threatening manner while the other suspects took the victim’s cell phone. The suspects also searched the victim for any other valuables before fleeing the scene on foot.

Richmond District Officers responded to the scene to look for the suspects, but they had already made their escape. The Officers were unsuccessful in their attempts to track the stolen phone.

The suspect with the gun is described as a black male, aged between 20 and 24 years old; 5’09” tall and 160 pounds; last seen wearing a black hoodie and dark color pants. The victim was unable to accurately describe the other two suspects; however they were described as males of a similar age and wearing similar clothing.

The investigation into this robbery incident is ongoing.

ARREST: FIREARM, LOADED IN A VEHICLE; POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS PARAPHERNALIA, TRAFFIC VIOLATION ARREST
GEARY BOULEVARD & 20TH AVENUE
03/08/2017 10:40 PM
A vehicle with an inoperable stop lamp caught the attention of Richmond District Officers on the hunt for illegal activity. The Officers stopped the vehicle in order to issue a fix-it ticket.

As the Officers were talking to the vehicle occupants, they noticed what appeared to be narcotics paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Numerous additional Richmond units also responded to the scene to assist. Once the driver and the passenger were removed from the vehicle, the Officers located a shotgun on the floor in the rear of the vehicle. Upon closer inspection it was revealed that the shotgun was loaded with a round in the chamber.

After a criminal history check of the driver it was determined that he was not prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was charged will illegal transportation of a firearm and the original traffic infraction.

Once again, thanks to the hard-working Officers of Richmond Station, a firearm which could potentially have been used to commit crimes was taken off the streets.

FIREARM, DISCHARGING WITHIN CITY LIMITS
BAKER STREET & BUSH STREET
3/10/2017 4:30 AM
Richmond District residents called 911 in the early morning hours to report the sound of gunshots in the area. Officers quickly responded to the scene and found evidence of gunshots on the ground. Five bullet casings were located at the scene. The Officers searched the area for any injured victims or property damage as a result of the gun shots, but located none.

There was no description of suspects provided to police. The responding Officers searched the area, but did not locate any suspects in the area.

This incident is still being investigated. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the SFPD.

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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