[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of March 6, 2014. To be added to the station's mailing list, email email@example.com.]
On 02/28/14 at 5:15am on the unit block of Sea Cliff Ave, the victim woke up and saw that a light was on in the hallway. The victim then heard footsteps and got up to see what was happening. He walked throughout the house and went into the garage where he observed the suspect. The suspect was attempting to open the garage door when the victim confronted him and asked him what he was doing. The suspect kept questioning the victim saying, “What are you doing?” “What do you want” and “Are you crazy?” At this point the suspect was able to get the garage door open and he jumped into the victim’s vehicle that was parked in the garage and drove away. The suspect was also able to take the victim’s laptop and wallet from inside the home. Approximately 6 hours later, a Sheriff’s Deputy was called to a home in Humboldt County. A person in the home had a restraining order against a relative who had just fled in a vehicle. A description of the suspect and vehicle was put out in that county and deputies located the suspect a short time later. Upon running the license plate they saw that it came back as a stolen vehicle and contacted the Inspector at Richmond Station. The vehicle belonged to the victim on Sea Cliff and his wallet and laptop were also located. The 28yr old male was charged with stolen auto and possession of stolen property.
On 02/28/14 at 1:45pm, the victim walked out of Safeway at 850 La Playa and saw her vehicle that had been stolen the day before on the 3500 block of Geary. She saw a female get into the driver’s side and a male into the passenger side and drive off. She ran into the store to call 911 and when she came back out the car was gone. As she waited outside for the responding officers, her car came back into the parking lot but the female was the only one inside. The car drove out of the lot again and officers arrived and stopped the vehicle. The 31 year old female suspect was charged with possession of stolen property, stolen auto and a probation violation.
On 02/26/14 an auto burglary occurred in Golden Gate Park near the De Young Museum. A witness was able to provide the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle, which had fled the area. The same vehicle appeared to be involved in several other auto burglaries throughout the city and officers were able to determine who the driver of the vehicle was. On 02/28/14 officers were again made aware of the vehicle driving through the park near the De Young Museum. Several plainclothes officers from different station searched the park and other tourist areas. The officers located the vehicle and suspects in the parking lot of the Legion of Honor. Officers saw that the passenger had exited the vehicle, walked up to the victim’s vehicle, smashed the window and pulled out a backpack. The suspects fled down El Camino Del Mar towards 32nd Ave. A marked vehicle was in the area and attempted to stop the vehicle, which crashed into the patrol car. The suspect vehicle continued and hit a tree nearby and the suspect fled the car. A foot pursuit was initiated and the first suspect was caught after crossing the 17th fairway at Lincoln Park Golf Course. The second suspect had fled south on 32nd Ave towards Clement and was located on a bus at 33rd and Geary. The victim’s backpack and contents were recovered. The first suspect and driver of the vehicle is on federal probation and was charged with the violation of probation as well as auto burglary, assault on an officer, hit and run and possession of stolen property. The passenger was charged with auto burglary, possession of burglary tools and a probation violation.
On 03/01/14 at 5:23am, officers were called to the 1900 block of Divisadero on a report of two males trying to break into a business. When they arrived they saw the first suspect standing just inside the overhang looking north and south on Divisadero. The second male was tampering with the front door. The first suspect alerted the other to the officer’s arrival and the two men began to walk away. Officers detained the suspects and saw that there was a wood chisel stuck in the door jamb next to the deadbolt. The suspects were in possession of numerous burglary tools, including a crow bar, vice grips and screw drivers. Officers also located methamphetamine. The suspects, one 26yrs, the other 42yrs, were charged with attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools and a narcotic violation.
On 03/02/14 at 3:30pm, plainclothes officers were in the area MLK Drive near Stow Lake when they were made aware of a male attempting to break into vehicles. When the suspect saw that he was being watched by passerby’s he fled into the bushes. The plainclothes officers searched the area and located the suspect on Stow Lake Drive. They all knew this suspect as he has been arrested numerous times for auto burglary in Golden Gate Park. The 55 year old male was in possession of burglary tools, a glass pipe and is on felony probation. He was charged accordingly.
On 03/02/14 at 4:55pm, plainclothes officers responded to the area of 28th and Clement St as they were provided with information that a person who familiar to them may be in possession of firearms. The officers were aware that this subject was also on probation. They located the suspect standing on the 2700 block of Clement St. The officers exited the vehicle and at that point the suspect noticed the officers. The suspect reached into his pocket, took something out and placed it in his mouth. Believing that the suspect was trying to swallow narcotics, the officer pushed the suspects head towards his chest, making it difficult to swallow. The officer told him several times to spit it out and finally the suspect complied. The object was a small baggie with methamphetamine. Officers then conducted a probation search of the suspect’s residence and found no evidence of firearms, but did recover additional narcotics. The 50 yr old male was charged with possession of narcotics and a probation violation.
On 03/03/14 at 1:42am, an officer on patrol observed the suspect riding a bike along the sidewalk on Fulton at Arguello. The suspect was along the curbside of the vehicles parked along Fulton and the officer was aware of recent auto burglaries in the area. He stopped to talk to the male who told the officer he was on parole for auto theft. The 43yr old male who was also in possession of methamphetamine was charged with narcotic and parole violations.
On 03/01/14 at 7:30pm, officers were dispatched to a call of an alarm on the unit block of Stanyan. They arrived to find the tradesman’s door pried open with a screw driver lying on the ground. Officers conducted a walkthrough of the premise and it appears that the alarm scared the suspect off.
On 03/01/14 between 9:30pm and 11:55pm on the 100 block of Cook St, a suspect entered an apartment building by unknown means. The suspect pried open the front door of one of the apartments and took two laptops and a camera.
On 03/02/14 at 8:28pm, the victim was eating at a restaurant on the 5500 block of Geary. A male came in and started to give the waitress a hard time. The victim verbally intervened on behalf of the waitress and tried to get the suspect to leave. The suspect then threw a fork at the victim, who was attempting to escort the suspect out. They got into a physical fight and the victim ended up with a large gash on his forehead. The suspect fled the scene. He was described as a white male, 30-40yrs with blond hair. He was wearing a blue ski jacket and carrying a sleeping bag.
On 03/03/14 at 10am, an 80 year old victim received a call from someone stating he worked for Legal Aid in Las Vegas and that the victim’s grandson was in jail. The victim was told to wire money for bail to the Dominican Republic to get the grandson out of jail. The victim complied and then later on told a relative what had occurred, she was told that the incident was a scam.
On 03/04/14 at 12:30pm on the 300 block of 2nd Ave, the victim was in the back of his apartment when he heard a loud noise at his front door. As he walked towards the front door, a suspect kicked opens the front door. The victim yelled out then could hear the suspect running down the steps. The victim ran out but when he got outside he couldn’t tell which direction the suspect had run.
On 03/05/14 between 7:30am and 6pm on the 700 block of 20th Ave, a suspect entered a home through an unlocked window. The suspect took a laptop, iPad and jewelry.1:14 pm | Posted under Crime | 3 comments