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Police Blotter – May 18, 2017

SFPD RICHMOND DISTRICT STATION NEWSLETTER
May 18th, 2017
Volume 1, Issue 9

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CAPTAIN’S MESSAGE
Bay to Breakers has arrived. This Sunday thou-sands of runners and partiers will be making their way through the Richmond District and the Golden Gate Park. This will be the 106th annual Bay to Breakers event, and we are hope-ful the event will run as smoothly as it has in years past. With that said, the event will not be a ‘free for all.’

There is a ‘no alcohol’ and ‘no float’ policy in place along the entire route of the race. There is also no alcohol allowed inside the park along the race route, with the exception of the permitted beer gar-den. In the past, almost all of the ‘incidents’ which have occurred at this event have involved alcohol and floats. We want to make this a safe and fun event for everyone, and eliminating these elements will help to achieve this goal.
There will be street closures throughout the entire City. I realize this can be frustrating, but I urge everyone to be patient. For more in-formation regarding street closures, go to www.sfcurbed.com.
You can also contact the Bay to Breakers Community Hotline with questions regarding the race at (415) 231-3130, or visit the official website at www.baytobreakers.com.

I hope everyone participating has a fun race! Be safe and remember to stay hydrated!

Your Captain,
Alexa O’Brien

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING
The next Community Meeting will be held on TUESDAY, APRIL 18TH 2017 AT 6:00 PM. It will be held at Richmond police station: 461 6TH AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94118 in the community room.

INCIDENTS IN THE RICHMOND DISTRICT THIS WEEK
RICHMOND OFFICERS APPREHEND SUSPECT ON BICYCLE… AGAIN.
MLK JR DRIVE & CHAIN OF LAKES DR
05/10/2017 5:57 AM
In a repeat of last week’s incident, a suspect riding a bi-cycle attempted to outrun officers from Richmond Station in a patrol vehicle. Once again, the officers were able to apprehend the suspect. The officers observed a traffic violation performed by a bicyclist and attempted to stop the bicycle and issue the rider a citation. The suspect thought he would try his luck, and attempted to evade the officers on his bicycle. Unfortunately for the suspect, his luck ran out when he fell into the bushes inside Golden Gate Park.

The officers were able to detain the suspect without further incident. They ran a criminal history check on the suspect and discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for possessing burglary tools. When the officers searched the suspect’s belongings, they located bolt cutters, pliers, and other tools commonly used by burglary suspects.

The suspect was booked at San Francisco County Jail for his warrant, resisting arrest, and a brand new charge of possessing burglary tools.

TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT IN GOLDEN GATE PARK
FULTON STREET & LA PLAYA STREET
5/14/2017 4:50 PM
Richmond District officers responded to the area of Golden Gate Park, behind the Beach Chalet, regarding an assault. Upon their arrival, they located two male subjects who appeared to have been in an altercation. One of the subjects claimed they had been punched by a third person, but said he did not need any police assistance.
The other subject who was involved in the altercation was located in the Safeway parking lot. This subject, who had multiple injuries to his face and head, claimed he had been assaulted by two suspects. He told the officers that an acquaintance of his was engaging in drug dealing activity. He claimed that when he attempted to stop the illegal activity, his acquaintance and the ‘customer’ both began to punch him repeatedly.

After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the subject with the injuries was the victim in the incident. The victim positively identified his assailants, and they were placed under arrest. A search of one of the suspects revealed an illegal pellet gun in his pocket. The suspects also had a dog with them, and nobody to take care of it. Animal Care and Control responded to take custody of the dog.
Both suspects were booked into San Francisco County Jail.

SUSPECT TRIES TO STEAL BAG FROM A CHILD
FUNSTON AVE & CLEMENT STREET
5/12/2017 6:08PM
An 11 year old child was walking home from school when he was approached by an unknown suspect. The cowardly suspect, who was described as a 30-35 year old man, demanded that the child give him his wallet. When the child refused, the suspect hit him on the shoulder and used a disgusting racial slur. The victim ran back to school to report the incident.

Officers from Richmond Station responded and took a police report. The suspect was described as a “skinny” Asian male, approximately 5’6” tall with black hair. He was last seen wearing baggy khaki pants and a brown flannel long sleeve shirt.

Investigators at Richmond Station are working to identify the suspect, and we expect an arrest to me made in the near future.

LOCAL PHARMACY ROBBED BY KNIFE-YIELDING SUSPECT
GEARY BOULEVARD & PALM AVENUE
5/11/2017 8:40 PM
When an employee at a local pharmacy heard items being dropped on the floor inside the store, he went to see exactly what was happening. What he found was a suspect placing multiple bottles of body wash into a paper bag. Believing that the suspect was going to leave the store without paying for the merchandise, he attempted to retrieve the property from the suspect. The suspect plainly stated that he was going to take the items, and attempted to leave the store. The employee grabbed the bag from the suspect before he could leave, and the bag and merchandise fell to the floor. The suspect fled the scene without the merchandise.

A short time later, the suspect returned to the pharmacy to try his luck again. He tried again to grab the bottles of body wash, which were still at the counter. The employee again confronted the suspect, who fled the scene a second time without the merchandise.

After the suspect had left the store, a knife was found by the entrance. The employee reviewed the video surveil-lance and saw that the suspect had been holding the knife when he entered the store the second time. Realizing they could have potentially been injured, the employee called for police to respond to the scene.
The suspect in this incident is described as a black male be-tween 30 and 40 years of age. He is approximately 6’2” tall and weighs approximately 220 lbs. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, gray sweatpants, and black shoes.

This incident is still under investigation by the Richmond Station Investigations Team. Hopefully the suspect will soon be identified and arrested.

RICHMOND STATION’S OFFICER OF THE WEEK: Officer Kostyantyn Ivanov
Officer Kostyantyn Ivanov works as a beat officer in the Richmond District. He can regularly be seen riding his bicycle or walking up and down Geary Blvd.

Born in Siberia, Russia, Officer Ivanov is a certified Russian speaking officer. He also lived in Ukraine for several years, so he speaks fluent Ukrainian too.

Officer Ivanov has lived in the United States for the last 14 years. Prior to be-ing a police officer, he attended Humboldt State University where he earned a Master’s Degree in English. He also worked as an English teacher at the University. Officer Ivanov was inspired to study English as a result of his love for ‘the Bard,’ William Shakespeare.

Officer Ivanov is a huge ice hockey fan, particularly the San Jose Sharks. He also considers himself to be an automobile enthusiast.

If you see him around, please say hello, ????????????, or ?????!

Officer Ivanov’s Tip of the Week: “I want to reiterate the importance of not leaving valuables in your vehicles. It sounds so obvious, but auto break-ins happen every day and laptops, purses, and other expensive items continue to be stolen.”

RICHMOND DISTRICT OFFICERS RECEIVE AWARD
RICHMOND STATION’S OFFICER RYAN MARIANO AND OFFICER KEVIN ISON WERE HONORED THIS WEEK WITH THE ANNUAL ‘PEACE OFFICER’S, FIREFIGHTER’S AND SHERIFF’S SERVICE AWARD’ FROM LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL.

THE AWARD ACKNOWLEDGES THE OUTSTANDING AND DEDICATED SERVICE THESE OFFICERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COMMUNITY.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OFFICER MARIANO AND OFFICER ISON!

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