RICHMOND DISTRICT STATION NEWSLETTER
April 27th, 2017
Volume 1, Issue 6
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It has been another hectic week in the Rich-mond this week. However, a highlight for me was being invited to lunch at SFFD’s Fire Sta-tion 31 (at 12th Ave & Geary Blvd). Captain Tillman and his crew were very hospitable, and provided an amazing lunch. It was a fantastic opportunity to get to know the Rich-mond District’s firefighters!
I am extremely grateful for my warm reception here at Richmond Station by the community. It was a pleasant surprise to receive this invitation from another City Department. I am really excited to build a strong partnership between the SFPD and the SFFD.
– Captain O’Brien
INCIDENTS IN THE RICHMOND DISTRICT THIS WEEK
Parolee-At-Large Arrested After Terrorizing Local Market
Arguello Boulevard & Cabrillo Street
04/17/2017 7:15 PM
When an individual known to steal from a local market was told to leave the store, he com-plied and the police were not called. When he returned to the store and began banging his suitcase against the store window, the store owner decided to call police. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arriving.
After speaking with the store owner, the officers were able to locate the suspect nearby. The officers ran a criminal history check on the suspect and discovered that he had a ‘no bail’ parolee-at-large warrant for his arrest.
Thanks to the fast-acting officers of Richmond Station, this suspect was promptly transported to County Jail for booking. The Richmond District market need not worry about this suspect stealing their merchandise for the time being.
Speeder With Suspended Driver’s License Gets Car Towed
Park Presidio Boulevard
04/21/2017 9:15 PM
Cars frequently speed along Park Presidio Boulevard. That is why Richmond District officers regularly enforce the speed limit laws along this stretch of road. During a recent traffic enforcement operaton, officers observed a vehicle which appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed. The officers used their Lidar equipment and confirmed that the vehicle was traveling at almost twice the posted speed limit.
The officers stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver. After running a records check on the driver, it was learned that his driving privileges had been suspended. Furthermore, he also had numerous prior arrests for driving with a suspended driver’s license.
This individual was subsequently cited for speeding and driving without a license. Due to his prior arrests for the same violation, his vehicle was towed and impounded.
Late Night Assault inside Mountain Lake Park
Lake Street & 12th Avenue
04/23/2017 3:40 AM
In the middle of the night, a victim was assaulted by a man with a stick in Mountain Lake Park. The victim was able to make contact with local residents, and asked them to call the police. Officers from Richmond Station were dispatched to the scene, where they found the victim bleeding from the head.
The victim, who appeared to be inebriated, was initially reluctant to speak to the Officers. The officers, through patience and rapport building, were able to gain his cooperation. They also requested medics to assess the victim’s injuries.
Additional officers searched inside the park for suspects. They located a group of suspects sleeping. Next to the group, the officers also located a large stick and what appeared to be blood. The officers questioned the group, and one of them admitted to being involved in the altercation and hitting the victim with the stick.
As a result of their investigation, the suspect was booked at County Jail. The victim went to hospital for further medical treatment.
Suspects Arrested After Two Robberies on Cabrillo Street
Clement Street Corridor
04/23/2017 11:30 PM
Richmond District officers were dispatched to a robbery at Cabrillo Street and 4th Avenue. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, who had also been assaulted. The victim told officers that he was approached by 2 male suspects who demanded the victim hand over his property. When the victim told the suspects he did not have anything, they began to punch him several times. The suspects then fled the scene in a dark color SUV, which had two additional suspects on board.
Shortly afterward, another robbery occurred at Cabrillo Street and 21st Avenue. In this incident, a dark color SUV pulled up alongside the victim and 3 suspects exited the vehicle. The suspects then approached the victim, put a silver handgun against her neck, and told her to give them her belongings. Fearing she would be shot, the victim complied. The suspects then fled the scene.
Thankfully these suspects were apprehended in the Central District when officers pulled over a vehicle matching the description. After a thorough investigation involving multiple police districts, 6 suspects were booked at County Jail for the above crimes.
RICHMOND STATION’S OFFICERS OF THE WEEK: OFFICER HODGIN
Officer Hodgin is currently as-signed to Richmond Station’s Day Watch.
He is a San Francisco native, and grew up in San Francisco’s Excelsior district. When growing up he graduated from the School of the Arts.
Officer Hodgin has been a po-lice officer for 9 years. Prior to being one of San Francisco’s finest, he was employed as an EMT.
Officer Hodgin states that he became a police officer to give back to the community that he grew up in and that he loves.
An avid cyclist, Officer Hodgin is a bicycle patrol training officer for the Department. He also enjoys riding bicycles and motorcycles when off-duty. He is also a talented unicyclist.
Officer Hogin’s Safety Tip of the Week for cyclists: “Ride like you’re invisible. Assume that nobody can see you, and ride accordingly.”
WHAT DOES A POLICE OFFICER LOOK LIKE?
Thank-you all so much for all the artwork that was submitted to the station. It is proudly on dis-play in our Community Room, where the officers of Richmond Station and the community are able to enjoy it. We received so many drawings, that they did not all fit on the wall!
In the coming weeks, the officers of Richmond Station will pick their favorites. We will announce them in a future newsletter.