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Nov-20-2014

Police Blotter – November 21, 2014

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of November 21, 2014. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpdrichmondstation@sfgov.org.]

STATION MESSAGE
Our next community meeting is December 16th, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Location: Richmond Station Community Room (Location Subject to Change)

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NOTEWORTHY ARRESTS & INCIDENTS
(Regarding some of the incidents in the weekly newsletter. We are not always able to give a full or complete account of what has occurred. We do not want to furnish information about ongoing investigations which may be prejudicial or interfere. We do our best to give a general overview of incidents within the district.)

On November 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM, Officers Rotschi and Liu were on patrol in the area of Clement and 18th Ave. when they saw a vehicle stopped at the intersection with no headlights activated. The officers completed a U-turn and started to follow the vehicle, at no time did the driver activate his lights prior to stop. When they asked the driver about driving with no headlights he replied “they come on automatically.” The driver told the officers that he was coming from a local bar and had only consumed a couple of drinks. The officers did notice a strong smell of alcohol and initiated a DUI investigation. The investigation resulted in the driver being booked at County jail for DUI and other various charges.

On 13 November 2014, at 10:54 PM, Officers Mitchinson and Cranna responded to a report of a fight with weapons on 35th Ave.. The officers contacted the suspect in this incident at the front gate which was locked and secured. The officers explained the reason for their response to the house and requested see the other person involved to check on their well-being. The suspect refused entry to the officers but with the help of the fire Department they gained entry. They contacted the suspect again who was holding onto a large dog by the collar. The officers were able to secure the dog and detain suspect. The officers found the victim who stated he had been “tased” multiple times by the suspect. The victim also alleged that the suspect suffered from paranoia as a result of smoking methamphetamine. The officers were able to seize a stun gun at the scene and suspect was booked in County jail for multiple violations.

On November 13, 2014 at 6:35 PM, Sgt. Williams was on patrol in the area of Spruce and Euclid observed a vehicle failed to stop at the limits line of an intersection with four-way stop. Officer Lai and Officer Tanaka responded to assist the sergeant and it was later discovered the driver was driving on a suspended license. The driver was cited for multiple violations at the scene.

November 16, 2014 at 10:08 PM, Officers Mariano, Cranna and Mitchinson responded to the Safeway on the playa Street regarding an altercation between two males. When the officers arrived at the scene they were able to identify one male due to multiple previous contacts. With the help of the management staff at the Safeway, the officers were able to review video regarding this incident. The victim male in this incident refused to press charges on the other party. While conducting a records check on both individuals the officers determined there was an active arrest warrant for the suspect in this incident. The suspect was transported to County jail and booked without further incident.

On November 14, 2014 at 11:07 PM, Officers Finigan and Mariano were on foot patrol at the Music Concourse stage in Golden Gate Park. They observed a male sleeping on the stage in violation of the San Francisco Park Code. They contacted the male regarding the violation and a criminal records check revealed that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The male was arrested and transported to County jail without further incident.

On November 14, 2014 at 11:00 PM, Officer Gordon was on patrol in the area of 25th and Geary Boulevard when he observed a vehicle driving erratically. Officer Gordon stopped the vehicle and contacted to driver. A records check revealed that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was cited for multiple violations.

November 15, 2014 at 4:58 PM, Officers Mariano and Finigan responded to the area Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park. Officer Mariano had an arrest warrant a subject who was well known to him from prior contacts. Both officers were able to arrest the suspect without incident and transported him to County jail for booking.

November 16 at 12:20 AM, Officer Yee was on patrol in the area of Park Presidio and Lake Street when he observed a vehicle with no front license plate. The officer initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver. The driver of the vehicle was unable to produce a valid California license when requested by the officer. The driver was cited for driving with no license issued and the multitude of other violations.

On November 16, 2014 12:30 AM, Officer Yee officer responded to a request from officer Faynshteyn for assistance. Officer Faynshteyn had stopped the vehicle for driving with no headlights activated. Officer Faynshteyn could smell an odor of alcohol coming from vehicle. Both officers initiated a DUI investigation which resulted in the driver being booked at County jail.

On November 17, 2014 at 5:55 AM, Officer Wilberg responded to the area of Fulton and eighth Avenue on arrival at the scene he was flagged down by a white female who was holding her cell phone and crying. Officers Kawaguchi and Campbell also responded to assist. The victim stated while waiting for a Muni bus she was approached by a man holding a silver knife in his right hand. The suspect told the victim to “give me everything you have!” while grabbing the victim’s purse. The suspect fled to a waiting vehicle at the corner of 8th Avenue and Fulton. There were no injuries during this incident. While conducting his investigation into this incident the officer was approached by another victim was also robbed in the same area at the same time. This victim was also waiting for the Muni bus, but during the incident she was struck in the face by the suspect. This victim was transported to the hospital for further treatment. The investigation to both these incidents continues…

On November 17, 2014 at 6:24:00 PM, Officers Wong and Lai responded to the 400 block of Balboa regarding a male causing an altercation at a restaurant. They contacted the reporting party in this incident who told him that the male had left prior to their arrival. The reporting parity was able to point out the suspect sitting at a bus stop further down the block. The officers made contact with the suspect and the computer query revealed an outstanding $100,000 warrant. The male was transported and booked at County jail without further incident.

Of November 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Officers Ison and Goold were on patrol in the area of Fulton and 20th Ave. they observed a vehicle with a covered license plate and initiated a traffic stop. The officers contacted the driver and the computer check revealed that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was cited for the above violations including driving on suspended license.

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Nov-14-2014

Police Blotter – November 14, 2014 | Officer receives medal of valor

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of November 14, 2014. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpdrichmondstation@sfgov.org.]

CAPTAIN SIMON SILVERMAN’S REPORT
Medal of Valor Ceremony 11/12/2014
The members of Richmond Station are proud to announce that our own Officer Patrick Brady was awarded the SFPD’s Bronze Medal of Valor for Bravery in the Line of Duty at a ceremony earlier this week (28:30 mark). Here is an excerpt from the award citation:

“At 11:10 pm on the night of February 3rd 2013, Officer Patrick Brady was returning to Richmond Station after already having worked a very long shift when he came upon a single family home fully engulfed in flames. As Officer Brady sprang into action, he was met by two frantic women fleeing from the house who told him that a 69 year old man was still inside.

Thick dark smoke was billowing out of the burning house and Officer Brady recognized that the man would not survive unless he was rescued immediately. Even though he had no protective equipment or breathing apparatus, Officer Brady ran headfirst into the blaze to find the man. Once inside, he encountered smoke so dense that he had to feel his away along the walls while calling out the man’s name.

After doing this for a while, he was forced to go back outside for a short period to clear his lungs. Once out of the house, he tried to get the women to tell him exactly where the man might be so that he could focus his efforts. In their hysterical state, they just kept repeating that he was inside the house.

Officer Brady ran back into the inferno and continued to navigate along the walls while shouting for the man. He pressed on through the smoke and flames until he located the man who was semi-conscious, disoriented and unable to walk. Officer Brady took hold of him and pulled him from the burning building to safety, thereby saving his life.

Once the family was safe, Officer Brady and other SFPD members began evacuating the nearby homes as the fire was spreading rapidly putting many more lives at risk. Thanks to the efforts of Officer Brady and his fellow officers, there were no further casualties.

Were it not for Officer Brady’s immediate, selfless response and his resolute courage in the face of grave danger, a citizen of San Francisco would have perished in the fire and many other nearby residents would likely have met a similar, tragic fate.

For his heroic actions on the night of February 3rd 2013, Officer Patrick Brady is hereby awarded the Bronze Medal of Valor.”

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We wish to invite you to our next Community Meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library located at 351 9th Ave.

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NOTEWORTHY ARRESTS & INCIDENTS
November 6, 2014 at 11:30 PM, Officer Faynshteyn and Officer Tyler were on patrol in the area of Geary and 9th Avenue when they observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn. They contacted the driver and conducted a computer check which revealed the driver had a suspended license. The driver was cited for multiple violations.

On November 6, 2014 at 11:50 PM, Officer Yee observed a vehicle driving with no headlights in the area of Presidio Boulevard and Fulton. The officer contacted the driver and conducted a computer query on the driver’s information which revealed the driver had a suspended license. The driver was cited for multiple violations which included driving on a suspended license.

On November 7 at 4:18 AM, Officer Yee responded to 48th and Cabrillo regarding a report of a possibly intoxicated male subject lying in the middle of the street. When he arrived at the location he saw a male passed out in the street lying next to a small pink bicycle. He was able to identify the male via a Jail ID which was in this possession. The male told the officers he had been drinking on the beach and while cycling down the street “something happened.” Due to the fact that the man was unable to stand on his feet a medical response was requested. The male was cited for bicycling under the influence and then transported to General Hospital.

On November 7, 2014, at 4:20 PM, Officer Flannery was on patrol in the area of Stanyan and Geary when he observed a vehicle fail to yield to a pedestrian in an intersection. Officer Flannery conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver. A computer check on the information provided revealed the driver had a suspended license. The driver was cited for multiple violations.

On November 7, 2014, at 7:01 PM, Officers Mitchinson and Cranna responded to the Wells Fargo at 850 La Playa St. regarding a robbery. Bank personnel in this incident were able to provide a description of the suspect. The suspect was armed with a handgun and passed a note to the teller which resulted in the teller handing over an undisclosed amount of cash. Suspect fled in an unknown direction and a search of the surrounding area of had negative results. There were no injuries reported in this incident and the investigation continues…

On November 7, 2014 at 7:51 PM, Officers Wong and Lai were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Park Presidio and Crossover Drive. The officers were using their department issued speed measuring device and observed a vehicle driving 56 mph in the 25 mph zone. They stopped the vehicle at Funston and Cabrillo and contacted to driver. A computer check revealed that the driver had been suspended since November 24th of last year. They cited the driver for speeding and driving on a suspended license

On November 8, 2014 at 1:06 AM, Officer Yee observed a vehicle speeding, running a red light and having expired registration. The vehicle was traveling at approximately 42 mph on a 25 mph residential street. The officer initiated a traffic stop contacted to driver. The officer determined that the driver was exhibiting signs of intoxication initiated a DUI investigation. Based on the results of the officer’s investigation the driver was booked at County Jail on multiple violations.

On November 8, 2014 at 4:47 PM, Officers Wong and Lai responded to the area of 30th and Geary regarding a report of a possible drunk driver. It was reported that a silver Audi was weaving through lanes of traffic and stopping abruptly. Officers Neill, Dungca and Maher contacted the driver of the above vehicle on Geary between 15th and 16th Ave. A computer check revealed the driver had a suspended license and was on court probation thru June 10, 2015. The officers initiated a DUI investigation and later booked the driver in County Jail for multiple violations, including DUI.

On November 8, 2014 at 10:50 PM, Officer Yee was on patrol in the area of 7th and Lincoln and observed a vehicle with no working brake lights. The officer contacted the driver regarding the violation and a computer check revealed that the driver had a suspended license. The officer cited the driver for multiple violations, including driving on a suspended license.

November 8, 2014 at 11:45 PM, Officer Gordon was on patrol in the area of Geary and Stanyan St. when he observed a vehicle with expired registration. The officer initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver regarding a fix-it ticket. A computer check on the driver’s license revealed it had been expired since September. The driver was cited for expired registration and driving on an expired license.

On November 9, 2014 at 1:37 AM, Officer Yee observed a vehicle traveling 53 mph in a 25 mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted the driver. The officer believed the driver was showing signs of intoxication and was driving under the influence. The officer initiated DUI investigation which resulted in the driver being booked at County jail on multiple violations including DUI.

On November 9, 2014 at 10:18 PM, Officer Stephens observed a vehicle driving on Clement Street with expired registration. The officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver who was unable to produce a valid driver’s license. A computer check revealed the driver had never been issued a license in California. The driver was cited for multiple violations.

On November 10, 2014 at 1:57 AM, Officer Yee observed a male on a bicycle riding on the sidewalk in a wobbly and unsafe manner. The officer contacted the cyclist who had to prop himself up next to a telephone pole to prevent falling over. The cyclist told the officer he had ingested alcohol and narcotics earlier that evening. The cyclist verbally identified himself to the officer and during this contact the officer observed that the cyclist was extremely unsteady on his feet. The officer initiated DUI investigation which resulted in the cyclist getting booked at County jail for multiple violations.

We wish to invite you to our next Community Meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library located at 351 9th Ave.

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Traffic Collision Reports
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Important: Before attempting to obtain a copy of a collision report online, please allow a minimum of 10 days from the date of the collision to allow the report to be reviewed and approved for release.

A nominal convenience fee of $10.00 will be assessed for the ability to retrieve your report online. Citizens who do not wish to pay the convenience fee can still come to our Records Unit counter during business hours to obtain a collision report; please be advised that there may be a long line or wait. Our normal Records Unit hours are 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

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Nov-11-2014

Two Richmond District banks robbed last weekend

Three banks in San Francisco were robbed last weekend according to Bay City News, two of them located in the Richmond District.

On Friday, a Wells Fargo Bank on the 800 block of La Playa was robbed just before 7pm. A man entered the bank, gave a demand note to a teller, and opened his jacket to display a gun, according to police.

“The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who then fled. Police said the suspect was described as an Asian man between 30 and 35 years old who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds. He was wearing a coat, blue button-up shirt, khaki pants and blue baseball hat with purple writing at the time of the robbery, according to San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza,” wrote Bay City News.

On Saturday, another Wells Fargo bank on Geary near Arguello was robbed around 5:35pm.

“Police said a suspect entered the bank, gave a note to a teller and simulated a handgun in his jacket pocket. The teller handed over cash and the suspect fled the scene. The suspect was described as an Asian man between 30 and 35 years old who is roughly 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt, khaki pants and white tennis shoes with dark soles at the time of the crime,” wrote Bay City News.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage from each bank, but have not yet found evidence to indicate that the three robberies are related.

The third robbery occurred on Saturday around 11:30am at a Citibank on Van Ness Avenue.

Sarah B.

[via Bay City News]

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Nov-6-2014

Police Blotter: November 6, 2014

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of November 6, 2014. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpdrichmondstation@sfgov.org.]

We wish to invite you to our next Community Meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library located at 351 9th Ave.

NOTEWORTHY ARRESTS & INCIDENTS
On 10/30/2014 at 10:30 am, Officer Eddie Wu was enjoying his day off on Clement St. When Officer Wu is on duty he walks a foot beat on Clement St., and knows all the residents and the merchants. A merchant approached Officer Wu, regarding a possible person involved in the Chinese Blessing Scams. Officer Wu contacted the person with the help of another Officer. The man provided the Officers with a false ID and was in possession of Chinese fortune telling tools. Through Officer Wu’s dedication and hard work, another scam artist is off the street. Great work Officer Wu!

On 10/30/2014 at approximately 11:05 am at the Buffalo Paddock, two people enjoying Golden Gate Park were approached by an unknown male suspect. The suspect then quickly grabbed one of the victim’s backpacks. When the victim attempted to get their backpack back, the suspect brandished a gun and fled in an unknown direction. The investigation continues…

On 10/30/2014 at 3:00 pm, an Officer on patrol in the area of El Camino Del Mar, observed a vehicle fail to stop at a posted stop sign. The Officer initiated a traffic stop, cited the driver for failure to stop at a posted stop sign and driving with an expired California driver’s license.

On 10/31/2014 at 4:52 am, Officers responded to McAllister St., regarding a robbery. Homeowners were startled awake by their front door handle moving and the sound of glass shattering. They looked out the window and noticed a man fleeing with their Halloween skeleton! When the homeowner approached the suspect, the suspect quickly brandished a knife. Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect. A computer check of the suspect revealed the suspect was on probation for burglary and had a no bail warrant. An arrest search of the suspect revealed he was in possession of burglary tools and suspected methamphetamine. The suspect was later booked at County Jail… Looks like he went trick or treating at the wrong house…

On 10/31/2014 at approximately 7:32 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of California and Maple St., observed a vehicle driving with expired tabs. The Officers conducted a traffic stop which resulted in the driver being cited for expired registration and driving on an expired license.

On 10/31/2014 at 9:10 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Divisadero and Geary Blvd., observed a vehicle driving with prohibited blue front lights. The Officers conducted a traffic stop which resulted in the driver also being cited for driving without a valid California driver’s license.

On 10/31/2014 at 11:15 pm, Officers responded to the Sutro Heights area, regarding a fight between roommates. The roommate that was injured told the Officers the suspect fled the house. While the Officers were still on scene, another roommate told them the suspect just walked past the front door. The Officers stopped the suspect and a computer check revealed he had a felony warrant out of Monterey Co. The suspect was later booked on his warrant and the battery of his roommate.

On 11/01/2014 at approximately 1:30 pm, Officers were patrolling the area of Fort Miley near Lands End Lookout. The Officers observed a male in a camper passed out in the driver’s seat. The male appeared very pale and looked as though he wasn’t breathing. The Officers conducted a well-being check on the male, by tapping on the window. When the male woke up he told Officers he must have fallen asleep while watching a movie. A computer check on the California driver’s license provided by the driver revealed he was currently on probation and had a search condition. A search of the camper revealed a quantity of suspected Marijuana in clear zip lock bags and a digital weighing scale. The male was later booked for transporting and possession for sales.

On 11/02/2014 at 1:15 am, an Officer was in the area of Funston and Fulton St. when he observed a vehicle traveling 20 MPH over the 35 MPH speed limit. The Officer initiated an enforcement stop on the vehicle. When the Officer contacted the driver, he observed that the driver appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. The Officer conducted a battery of field tests, which the driver did not complete satisfactorily. Based on the Officer’s observations and investigation, the driver was booked at County Jail for driving under the influence of Narcotics. Thanks to Ofc. Yee, one more impaired is off the street.

On 11/02/2014 at 8:10 am, Officers responded to the Safeway located on 7th Ave., regarding a shop lifting incident. The Officers met with the manager of the store who told them the suspects fled in a vehicle with the stolen loot. An Officer put out the description of the suspects to the other responding units. Officers located two people that matched the description of the suspects on the corner of 7th Ave. and Geary Blvd. One suspect was positively identified as being involved in the shop lifting incident. A computer check of the suspect revealed he was on active probation and had a search condition. Officers conducted a search of the suspect and located several burglary tools. The male suspect was later booked at County Jail for burglary and possession of burglary tools.

On 11/03/2014 at 3:30 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of John F. Kennedy Dr. and Conservatory Dr., observed a male riding a bicycle traveling against traffic, in violation of the California Vehicle Code. The Officers stopped the male and a computer check revealed he had an outstanding $30,000.00 warrant. An arrest search of the male revealed he was in possession of drug paraphernalia, suspected methamphetamine and several burglary tools. The male was later booked into County Jail. Another great arrest by Officer Ison and Officer Goold!

On 11/04/2014 at 11:45 am, Officers on patrol in the area of Geary and Arguello observed a vehicle that failed to yield to two pedestrians in the crosswalk. The officers initiated a traffic stop which resulted in the driver also being cited for driving without a valid California driver’s license.

On 11/04/2014 at 5:30 pm, Officers responded to a call of a possible bicycle theft on the 700 block of Cabrillo St. When the Officers arrived they found the male suspect using a torch to melt a bicycle lock. The male was unable to prove the bicycle he was attempting to free was actually his property. Not to mention he was operating a flammable device without taking reasonable precautions, and he was less than 5 ft. away from several parked vehicles! The male suspect was in violation of several Health and Safety sections. An arrest search was performed and suspected methamphetamine was located on the suspect. The male was later booked at County Jail on several violations. Great job Officer Finigan and Officer Lok!

On 11/04/2014 at 2:06 am, Officers were patrolling the area of Parker St., and observed a male with a flashlight looking into vehicles. The Officers are familiar with this area of the Richmond District and know at times it can get hit hard with vehicle break-ins. The Officers contacted the male and he quickly attempted to leave the area. As the male’s van door was sliding open, a baggie, in plain view was on the floor of the van near the door. Trained in narcotics recognition, the Officers immediately recognized this as suspected methamphetamine. The male was later booked into County Jail. A big thank you to Ofc. Anderson and Ofc. Rotschi for their hard work.

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Oct-31-2014

Police Blotter – October 31, 2014 | Tips for safe trick-or-treating

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of October 31, 2014. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpdrichmondstation@sfgov.org.]

STATION MESSAGE
Halloween Safety Tips for Trick or Treating
Trick or Treating should be one of the great adventures of Halloween for kids! They can get dressed in scary costumes and go door to door, begging “Tricks or Treats!” from neighbors or at the local mall. Trick-or-Treat safely, going door to door is the stuff of childhood memories! It should be a fun time, without trouble and pain, so following some easy tips can keep your child safe every Halloween.

Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of kids going, the parents should choose two or three of them to go along and keep an eye on things.

Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves. Make sure that they have a cell phone.

Let your children know not to cut through back alleys if they are out alone. Make sure they know not to go off the beaten track. Let them know to stay in well lit areas with lots of people around. Explain to them why it can be dangerous for kids not to do this. If they are going out alone, they are old enough to know what can happen to them in a bad situation and how to stop it from happening.

Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. This way you can check for any problem candy and get the pick of the best stuff!

Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a good idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk to them.

Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.

You should haVe your kids try on their mask before Halloween to make sure they can breathe easily and see OK.

It’s also a good idea to add some kind of reflective tape if you or your kids will be walking around at night.

And be careful with decorative contact lenses make sure they come from a place that requires a prescription. If not, they could damage your eyes.

Apply make-up to a small part of your skin before putting it all over your face, just to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction.

NOTEWORTHY ARRESTS & INCIDENTS
On 10/22/2014, at 10:30 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Geary and Collins observed a vehicle with expired registration. The officers initiated a traffic stop which resulted in the driver also being cited for driving on a suspended license.

On 10/23/2014, at 1:20 PM, officers observed a vehicle with expired registration in the area of Geary and 23rd Ave. the officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver. The driver was unable to provide current proof of registration, current proof insurance or a valid driver’s license. A computer check revealed that the driver had never been issued driver’s license in California. The driver was cited for multiple violations.

On 10/24/2014 at 3:44 AM, officers responded to a report of theft in progress at the Safeway on 7th Avenue. Employees at the Safeway were able to direct officers towards the suspects who were detained to short time later. After talking to the employees at Safeway it was determined that there was no loss in this incident, but one of the suspects detained did have an active warrant for his arrest. This suspect was arrested on the warrant and booked into County jail.

On 10/24/2014, at 10:45 AM, officers on patrol in the area of Clement and 8th Avenue observed a vehicle conducting a U-turn in a business district. The officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted the driver. The driver was unable to produce a California driver’s license and was also unable to produce current proof insurance. The driver told the officers he had left his license at home but a computer query revealed that the driver had never been issued one. The driver was cited for multiple violations.

On 10/24/2014, at 11:53 AM, Officers were flagged down regarding a theft from a vehicle. The victim stated was able to direct the responding officers to an area where four suspects were detained. The follow up investigation revealed that one of the suspects had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. All the property in this incident was recovered and released to the owner. The male with the warrant was booked county jail on the $75,000.00 warrant.

On 10/24/2014, at 2:46 PM, Officers responded to the area of Masonic Ave and Geary regarding a reported robbery. Units from multiple districts scoured the area in search of the suspects to no avail. The victim in this incident was walking east on Geary when she was attacked. She had a Canon camera slung around her neck and ended up in a struggle with a male who attempted to steal it. The male shoved the victim to the ground and fled towards a waiting vehicle. The victim in this incident was slightly injured but refused medical attention at the scene. The investigation continues…

On 10/24/2014, at 10:50 PM, Officers responded to the area of Geary and 28th Ave regarding a collision. On arrival at the scene the officers saw two unattended parked vehicles had been damaged by a third which was driving on Geary. The officers contacted the driver who appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The driver initially denied consuming any alcohol prior to the collision. After the DUI investigation, the driver was booked in to the county jail for suspected Alcohol and Narcotics DUI.

On 10/25/2014, at 3:49 PM, officers in the area of Geary and 19th Ave. observed a vehicle with expired registration. The officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver who was unable to provide a valid driver’s license. The driver stated he did not realize his license had been expired for almost 4 months. The driver was cited for expired registration and driving on an expired license.

On 10/26/2014, at 4:13 AM, officers on patrol in the area of Funston and Geary Boulevard observed a suspicious vehicle parked at the gas station. The officers observed that the male driver was apparently passed out in the vehicle. While attempting to perform her welfare check the officers noted a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage from within the vehicle. The officers initiated a battery of field sobriety tests which resulted in the mail being booked at County jail on DUI charges.

On 10/26/2014, at 9:13 PM, officers on patrol in the area of Geary and 12th Ave. observed a vehicle with expired registration. The officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted the driver. The driver of the vehicle was unable to produce a driver’s license, registration or current proof insurance. The driver was cited for multiple violations at the scene.

On 10/27/2014, at 3:17 PM, Officers Responded To The Intersection Of Fulton And 30th Ave. Regarding A vehicle burglary. On arrival at the scene the victim was able to provide officers with a full description of the suspect and his direction of travel. When officers located the suspect he said “I know I’m the one you want to talk to.” The officers were able to recover the victim’s necklace and the victim was able to positively identify the suspect. A computer search revealed that the suspect had warrants outstanding for prior burglaries. The suspect was subsequently booked at county jail on the warrants and the vehicle burglary without further incident.

On 10/27/2014, at 4:45 PM, officers responded to the 500 block of 28th Ave. regarding a non-injury collision. While trying to facilitate an exchange of information the officer discovered that one of the parties did not possess a California driver’s license. This information was verified via the officer’s computer. The driver was cited and because a responsible driver was unable to respond to the scene the vehicle was towed to the vehicle impound.

On 10/28/2014, at 7:46 PM, officers responded to create highway and Ortega Street regarding a non-injury hit-and-run collision. At the time of this collision the victim vehicle was rear-ended by a second vehicle traveling south on Great Highway, which then fled the scene. The victim in this incident was able to record the license plate number and provided it to the responding officers. Suspect vehicle was located on the great Highway at Ortega Street. Officers conducted a DUI investigation which resulted in the suspect of being later booked at County jail for misdemeanor DUI hit-and-run.

On 10/28 2014, at 11:34 PM officers responded to the parking lot of smart and final on seventh Avenue regarding a suspicious mail taking apart a possible stolen bike. When contacted the mail stated he did not own the bike but had just recently found it and was in the process of fixing it. Although the bicycle was not reported as stolen, the male had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The bicycle was booked into the SFPD property room in the male was booked at County jail without further incident.

On 10/28 2014, at 6:20 PM, officers responded to the area of Bowling Green Dr. and Nancy Pelosi in Golden gate Park, as backup to another police unit. The suspect in this incident was initially stopped for running a stop sign on the computer check revealed he had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. While conducting an arrest search the officers discovered a quantity of narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia. The suspect was booked at County jail on the warrants and multiple narcotics violations.

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Oct-23-2014

Police Blotter – October 24, 2014

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of October 24, 2014. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpdrichmondstation@sfgov.org.]

NOTEWORTHY ARRESTS & INCIDENTS
On 10/16/2014, at 11:08 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of 21st an Geary observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn. The officer’s initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver. It was noted that the driver appeared to be showing signs of intoxication. The officers conducted a DUI investigation which resulted in the arrest of the driver who was booked at the county jail.

On 10/17/2014, at 5:50 am, Officers responded to the area of 1600 Pierce St. regarding a male “trying” handles of vehicles parked in the area. The officers conducted a search and located a male who matched the description given by the dispatcher. A computer query revealed the male had outstanding warrants for his arrest. Subsequent to his arrest, the male was discovered to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. The male was booked at the county jail without further incident.

On 10/18/2014, at 4:30 pm, Officers responded to the area of the 100 block of Parker Ave. regarding a report of a robbery. The victim stated he was walking on the sidewalk when he was approached by a male asking for directions to USF. The suspect lunged at the victim, grabbed his iphone and then fled towards a waiting vehicle. The victim stated that there was a second suspect waiting in the getaway car. The investigation continues….

On 10/18/2014, at 4:00 am, Officers on patrol in the area of Arguello and Clement St. observed a vehicle with a mechanical violation. The officer’s initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver who was unable to provide a drivers license. A computer check confirmed the driver had never been issued with a California license. The driver was cited for the violations.

On 10/19/2014, at 5:16 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Geary and Cook observed a vehicle with expired registration. The officer’s initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver who was unable to provide a drivers license or proof of insurance. A computer check confirmed the driver had never been issued with a California license. The driver was cited for the multiple violations.

On 10/20/2014, at 6:50 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Lincoln and 47th Ave. observed a vehicle with a mechanical violation. The officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver who was unable to provide a drivers license. A computer check confirmed the driver had never been issued with a California license. The driver was cited for the violations.

On 10/20/2014, at 10:52 pm, Officers responded to the area of 2500 Sutter St. regarding a street robbery. The Victim stated that he was walking east on Sutter St. when he was approached by a male with a handgun. Fearing for his life, the victim retreated into the street and a brief struggle ensued over the duffel bag he was carrying. The victim released his duffel bag and the suspect fled on foot from the area. The investigation continues…

On 10/20/2014, at 11:20 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Euclid and Heather St. observed a vehicle fail to stop at a posted stop sign. The officers contacted the driver and were able to determine the driver was suspended from driving. The officers cited the driver for multiple violations.

On 10/21/2014, at 7:06 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of 4th Ave. and Fulton St. observed a 4yr old vehicle operating without any license plates attached. The officers contacted the driver in an effort to discover why the plates were not attached. As the officers continued their investigation, they discovered that the driver was never issued a California drivers license. The driver was cited for multiple violations.

On 10/21/2014, at 7:14 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of eastbound Geary Blvd observed a vehicle with its headlamps turned off. The officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver. A computer query revealed that the driver was suspended for a prior violation. The driver was cited for multiple violations.

On 10/22/2014, at 08:17 am, Officers responded to what was reported an injury collision at 34th and Balboa. When the officers arrived on scene and started to render aid, it was only then they were informed that this was in fact a hit and run. Luckily a witness was able to provide a license plate for the vehicle which was registered in the city. Richmond officers responded to the registered owner’s home address and were able to make an arrest. The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries. Due to the ongoing investigation no further details are available at this time.

On 10/22/2014, at 4:41 pm, Officers responded to the 800 blk of La Playa St. regarding a male causing problems in the area. The officers contacted the male who matched the description provided by dispatch. A computer query revealed that the male had over $500,000.00 (1/2 Million Dollars) in outstanding warrants. The male was booked at county jail without incident.

On 10/22/2014, at 5:24 pm, Officers responded to the children’s playground in the area of Rossi Park and Edward St. regarding a report of a male scaring children and acting in a strange manner. The officers quickly contacted the male and discovered that there was a court issued stay away order from all playgrounds. They also found the male had warrants for his arrest which were outstanding. The officers arrested the male and booked him into county jail.

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Oct-19-2014

Police Blotter – October 17, 2014 | Your guide to common scams & cons

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of October 17, 2014. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpdrichmondstation@sfgov.org.]

STATION MESSAGE
Don’t Get Taken by Con ArtIsts
Con Artists are persuasive and persistent. The schemes described here have many variations, but they all have the same goal:

GAINING YOUR CONFIDENCE AND TAKING YOUR MONEY
This information is provided to help you identify fraudulent schemes; ways to avoid becoming a victim and whom to call if you believe you have been swindled by a con artist.

Earthquake Relief Fund:
This scam involves receiving a phone call from the suspect who identifies himself as calling from an official government office in San Francisco. The caller solicits donations for the “Earthquake Relief Fund”. There has been a recent reporting in these crimes occurring in the Asian community.

Grandparent Scam:
This scam involves receiving a phone call from a suspect pretending to be a “grandchild” in distress. The suspect says that they are in Mexico (or another country) and in trouble. They ask the elder to wire them money, often through Western Union. Although employees at Western Union have tried to dissuade the seniors from sending the money, these employees are rarely believed.

Pigeon Drop:
This scam usually involves 2-3 suspects working together to con you into believing they have found money, diamonds, gold bars, etc. They want to share it with you, but someone must hold the found item for a while before splitting it. You are convinced to withdraw ‘good faith’ money from your bank account to be combined with the suspect’s good faith money in a bag or handkerchief. The suspects switch the bag or handkerchief and disappear. They leave you with nothing but torn paper.

Charity Switch:
Very similar to Pigeon Drop, but with a slight variation: You are approached by suspect-one who claims to have recently come to America with a large amount of cash to be delivered to a church or a charity. Suspect-one then says he must leave the country soon and asks you & suspect-two to deliver the money for him. You are asked to put up ‘good faith’ money to show you are honest. Suspects switch the money and disappear.

Bank Examiner­:
This suspect approaches you or may call you on the phone claiming to be a police officer that is investigating a bank employee for embezzlement. You are asked to go to your bank and withdraw cash so the officer can watch the bank employee. You are told to give the money to a “detective” who will return it to the bank for you. The suspects disappear with your money.

Sweetheart Swindle:
This scam often involves an elderly man (70+) who is befriended by a young woman. She convinces him that she truly cares about him and implies a romantic interest. She tells him she needs money for rent, food, furniture, and her business or that she needs surgery. She may swindle him out of his life savings, often causing him to file bankruptcy.

Fortune-Telling/Psychic Fraud:
You may be approached at stores, hotels, restaurants, etc. or when you go to a ‘psychic reader.’ The psychic convinces you that you have an evil curse or evil spirits that must be ‘cleansed.’ Cleansing is an ongoing process that requires you to pay thousands of dollars in cash, jewelry, clothing, vehicles, etc.

Lost Pet or Lost Property:
You place an ad in a local paper about a lost pet or lost property. You then receive a call from a long-haul truck driver who found your missing item but he is now hundreds of miles away. He will return your property (or advise of the location of your pet) after you send a “reward” by Western Union.

Lost/Stolen Purse:
A ‘police officer’ calls you to advise he found your purse (often before you realize it is missing or have reported it). The ‘officer’ needs your personal information for his report. You, believing a police report is being taken, provide your information and take no further action.

Mail Theft:
Both incoming and outgoing mail may be taken from your mailbox. Your checks are ‘washed’ to remove payee and amount and altered so the suspect can cash them for more money. Your ATM and credit card numbers are picked up from your bills and used for purchases. Your credit card applications are taken and altered so the suspect receives a credit card in your name.

Home Repair:
These suspects go door-to-door offering you a great deal on yard work, roof repair, chimney sweeping, house painting, etc. They may have ‘extra’ supplies left over from their last job so they can save you money. At the completion of the work they claim they used more supplies or there was more work than anticipated so they demand more money from you. They can be very intimidating.

Distraction/Imposter Burglary:
These suspects can include women with children. A suspect comes to your home and engages you in conversation while other (unseen) suspects enter your house through another door and take cash and property.
Or
A suspect comes to your house claiming to be from a City or County agency or a utility company employee. He needs to come into your house to check for problems. Once inside your house, the suspect distracts you and takes cash and valuables.

Canadian Sweepstakes:
You receive a call from someone who says you have won a Canadian sweepstakes, but you must pay Canadian taxes before the winnings can be claimed. You are told to send a cashier’s check or wire money via Western Union to them in Canada.

Purchase of Lottery Tickets:
You receive mail or calls from a company ‘representative’ who will purchase lottery tickets in another state for you (usually Florida) and send you photo copies of your tickets. (They keep the originals so they can collect for you if you win.) You may write them monthly checks, allow them to debit your checking account or provide them with credit card numbers so they can purchase lottery tickets for you on a weekly basis.

WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELF?
One of the biggest problems facing law enforcement in identifying and apprehending con artists is that the victims are reluctant to report the crime because of embarrassment. This is what the con artists count on. Don’t help them get away with their crime.

MAKE A REPORT
The only way we can stop these criminals is if you report it. You weren’t their first victim and you won’t be their last!

WHO DO I CALL?
San Francisco Police Department: Emergency 9-1-1; Non-Emergency (415) 553-0123
Postal Inspector (Mail Theft): (415) 778-5900
Contractor’s License Board – Home Repair Fraud: (800) 321-2752
Find out more at: www.scambusters.org | www.fraud.org | www.truthorfiction.com | www.urbanlegends.miningco.com

TELEPHONE SCAMS
www.consumer.att.com/consumertips/areacode.html
Do-Not-Call: You can register your telephone number at www.donotcall.gov or (888) 382-1222 for the Do Not Call list. This should stop telemarketers and telephone solicitations.
Financial Crimes Unit: 415-553-1521
Officer Juan Gomez: 415-553-7311

NOTEWORTHY ARRESTS & INCIDENTS
On 10/09/14, at 4:00 am, Officers responded to the area of Washington St. and Divisadero St. regarding a reported fire. On arrival at the scene SFFD was able to determine that the fire was arson and not an accident. The SFPD arson unit was notified and the investigation continues…

On 10/09/2014, at 8:57 am, Officers responded to the area of 2nd and California St. regarding multiple complaints of a male being a problem. On arrival at the scene the officers contacted the male, who when asked was unable to provide identification. The male told the officers that when he had last been released from jail his identification was not returned. The male told the officers that there was probably a warrant for his arrest somewhere. The officers conducted a computer query and confirmed the outstanding warrant.

On 10/10/2014, at 8:15 am, Officers responded to the area of 9th Ave and Geary regarding a report of an auto burglary. Officers who responded found the husband of the victim in this incident had detained the culprit prior to their arrival. The victim had earlier exited her house and observed the male sitting in her truck going through the cab. When the female victim started to scream, the suspect was alerted and fled on foot. The husband chased the suspect down after hearing his wife scream. A computer check revealed that the suspect was on active probation for burglary. The suspect was booked at county jail.

On 10/12/2014, at 9:45 am, a male walking in the area of 5th and Geary was approached by a suspect with a handgun who demanded he empty his pockets. The victim in this incident was compiling when the suspect reached into his pocket and removed in excess of $1600.00 in U.S. Currency. The suspect fled towards a waiting motorcycle which was being driven by a second suspect who sped away west on Geary Blvd. The victim in this incident was not injured. The investigation continues…

On 10/13/2014, at 4:37 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Spruce and Geary observed a vehicle with an expired registration. The officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver. A computer query revealed that the driver was driving while never having had a license issued to him. The driver was cited for both violations.

On 10/13/2014, at 10:51 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Fulton and Arguello observed a vehicle with an expired registration. The officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver. A computer query revealed that the driver was suspended/revoked. The driver was cited for both violations.

On 10/13/2014, at 2:11 pm, Officers responded to the area of Anza and 32nd Ave. regarding a reported robbery in the area. The victim was on her way home from school when she was approached by two females who attempted to grab her phone. In the struggle to retain her phone the victim was pushed to the ground. At this time on of the females produced a knife and said “give it up bitch.” The victim complied and released her phone. The victim in this incident was not injured and refused any medical attention. The investigation into this incident continues…

On 10/13/2014, at 11:06 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of US101 and the Park Presidio transition ramp observed a vehicle driving with no headlights activated. The Officers followed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Park Presidio and 14th Ave. The officers contacted the female driver who was showing the objective signs of driving under the influence. The officers conducted standard a battery of standard field sobriety tests which resulted in the female driver being arrested. The driver was booked into the county jail for DUI.

On 10/14/2014, at 1:14 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Anza and Arguello observed a vehicle which was displaying expired registration. The officers initiated a traffic stop regarding the violation and contacted the driver. A computer check revealed that the driver was suspended from driving and was also unable to produce any proof of insurance. The driver was cited for multiple violations.

On 10/15/2014, at 10:59 am, Officers on patrol in the area of Geary and 11th Ave. contacted a male who was known to them through numerous prior contacts. The Male started yelling at the officers and was in possession of a variety of items which he claimed were not his. A computer check revealed that the male had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. The male was taken into custody without further incident and booked in to county jail on the warrants.

On 10/15/2014, at 5:29 pm, Officers on patrol in Golden Gate Park observed a vehicle fail to stop at a posted stop sign. The officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver. A computer check revealed that the driver was suspended from driving. The driver was also unable to produce any current insurance and was then cite4d for multiple violations.

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Oct-9-2014

Police Blotter – Oct. 10, 2014 | Nitrous dealer at HSB tries to claim his property

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of October 2, 2014. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpdrichmondstation@sfgov.org.]

STATION MESSAGE
It’s a scenario that happens hundreds of times a day at amusement parks all across the world. You’re walking along with your family or group, young child in hand, but when you look down a minute later, alas, he or she is gone! You suspect they’ve run off into the large crowd and begin to panic.

How to avoid the panic.

Before you go, explain to your children what they should do if they get separated at any time from you or their guardians.

Tell them to find a uniformed park employee and explain to them that they have been parted from their group. Make it clear that it is NOT okay to ask or follow strangers for help, even if they do look friendly. Have them explain to the employee (or security officer) their name, your names and where they got lost.

Write your mobile phone number on a sticker and fix it to the inside of their shirt. If you don’t have a sticker, write it on paper and put it in their pocket. Tell them to give it to a uniformed staff member if they get lost.

Use your camera or cell phone and take a picture of your children when you arrive at the park. This way you will have a current picture with you.

Make sure everyone in your group, including parents and older siblings, are wearing the same bright, recognizable clothing. Bold orange or yellow shirts will work fine for this purpose. Avoid wearing dark colors as these will make you and your children blend in easily with the crowd, and avoid putting your child’s name on it. This will make it easy for strangers to call them out and take your child with them.

Bring along a way to communicate with your kids. You can give older siblings a cell phone (just make sure they know your number). Younger kids can benefit from the use of a walkie-talkie to keep in touch with you should they get lost. Show them how to use it and explain that it is not a toy, but a way to reunite if you do get separated.

Find a place to designate as your ‘meeting spot’ if someone from the group is separated, once you arrive at the amusement park. Crowded, commonly designated areas like the front gates of the park or at a bench next to a popular attraction are not good meeting spaces as they will be very crowded at all times of the day and relatively unsafe for a young child to be sitting at alone. Instead, choose a less popular area to meet up, like at the security booth or next to the restaurant where you plan to eat. This will make it easier to find a lost child.

Remember to stay together at all times. You probably won’t mind letting older kids go off on their own for a while (as long as they keep in touch via cell phone), but younger children should hold your hand and stay with you as you walk through the park. Keep a firm grip to prevent your child from slipping away. In especially large, crowded events, it might be better to safely fasten your child in a stroller or carrier instead of allowing them to walk, lessening the chances of being separated.

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NOTEWORTHY ARRESTS & INCIDENTS
On10/02/2014, at 12:09 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Chain of Lakes in Golden Gate Park observed a male know to them as having an active felony warrant. The male was taken into custody without incident.

On 10/02/2014, at 1:27 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Sutter and Pierce St. observed a vehicle with expired registration. The officers contacted the driver who stated that his wife neglected to take care of registration and he was unaware it was out of date. A computer check revealed that the driver’s license had also expired in January. This time the driver did not blame his wife and was cited for the registration and driving on the expired license.

On 10/02/2014, at 11:14 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of Steiner and Geary Boulevard observed two males in what appeared to a narcotics “hand to hand” transaction. The officers contacted the males and were able to determine that one of the males had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The male was later booked at the county jail on the warrants.

On 10/03/2014, at about 4:00 pm, Officers were advised by security at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival that there were two males selling “Hits” balloons filled with “Nitrous Oxide.” When officers arrived in the area they were unable to locate the males but did recover two backpacks filled with balloons and “Nitrous” canisters. The officers seized the bags to later book at the station for safekeeping. While starting the found property report another group of officers were contacted by a male who reported that his back packs had been stolen. When the male was reunited with his property (which he identified immediately) he was cited for the violations. All the recovered property was booked as property for safekeeping.

On 10/04/2014, at 8:45 pm, Officers on patrol in the area of 3rd and Cornwall St. observed a vehicle making an unsafe turn. The officers contacted the driver and were able to identify him via his passport. A computer query revealed that the driver was suspended and revoked from driving for prior violations. The driver was cited at the scene.

On 10/04/2014, at 11:00 pm, Officers responded to a report of a vehicle driving in an unsafe and erratic manner in the area of Balboa and Funston St. Officers were able to contact the driver found the driver appeared to be driving under the influence. The officers initiated a DUI investigation which resulted in the arrest of the driver. The driver was later booked at the county jail.

On 10/06/2014, at 1:50 am, Officers on patrol in the area of the 4600 block of Geary Blvd observed a male in a parked four door sedan acting in a suspicious manner. A computer check on the vehicle revealed that it was reported stolen out of Pacifica. As the officers approached the vehicle, the driver exited and attempted to walk away. The officers detained the suspect without incident and recovered various burglary tools in the vehicle. The male was booked at county on multiple felony charges.

On 10/06/2014, at 10:07 am, Officers on patrol in the area of Park Presidio and Funston St. observed a vehicle driving 20 mph over the speed limit. The officers contacted the driver regarding the violation and discovered they did not have a current license. The license had expired and the driver had failed to renew it. The driver was cited for speed and driving on an expired license.

On 10/06/2014, at 3:06 pm, a male responded to Richmond Station to make a report of an aggravated assault in the area of 10th and Geary. The male stated he was working construction that day and while being driven home he was being yelled at by the owner of the company. The victim stated that he feared for his safety and asked to be dropped off on the side walk. After exiting the vehicle the victim stated the driver threw a metal level which narrowly missed him. The victim did not sustain any injury during this incident and the investigation continues.

On 10/06/2014, at 5:30 pm, Officers responded to a report of a male assaulting a female. As the officers attempted to control the situation, the male subject started to physically assault the officers at the scene. As the struggle continued the suspect bit into the left leg of one of the officers creating a sizable open wound. The suspect was eventually subdued, but not before injuring 4 officers and the initial victim in this call. One officer was transported to the California Pacific Medical Center for further treatment on their leg and is still currently unable to work due to the injury. The suspect was transported and booked at the county jail after medical evaluation.

On 10/08/2014, at 5:55 pm, Officers on patrol in the area observed a white crown Victoria with a mechanical violation. The officer’s initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver. A computer check revealed that the driver was never issued a California drivers license. The officers cited the driver for multiple violations.

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