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Apr-18-2015

Police Blotter – April 17, 2015

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 04-17-2015
From Captain Simon Silverman

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday 04-21-2015 @ 7:00 PM
Richmond Station Community Room
461 6th Ave.

JOIN THE SFPD:
Don’t just read about crime in our newsletter; get involved (not in crime – in fighting crime). We are recruiting action oriented people who want to serve their community as police officers. You can find out more at www.sfpdcareers.com.

PAL SANDLOT PROGRAM:
Each Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM officers from Richmond Station are at Rochambeau Playground (25th & Lake) for pick-up games with local kids (middle and elementary school age). It’s an informal, drop in program, so bring the kids by and say hello! This week, we had a great game of kickball with some kids from the Kittredge School.

Here are some of the 776 incidents handled by Richmond Station this week:

THEFT / PROSTITUTION
Balboa & 48th Ave
04-05-2015 to 04-12-2015
The victim hired a prostitute to come to his home several times during the week. He became so fond of her that he gave her a key to his house. Soon, some of his valuables were missing along with his new found companion.
Captain’s Note: In an era when most professionals no longer make house calls, it seems that some members of the oldest profession still do. Caveat emptor.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
MLK & Sunset
04-10-2015 2:59 PM
A Mercedes SUV was headed northbound on Sunset at about 45 MPH (posted 35 MPH) when the driver ran the stop sign at MLK and struck a Honda mini-van. This resulted in minor injuries to the Mercedes driver as well as to three people in the Honda, two of whom were children. The Mercedes driver was cited for speeding and running the stop sign.
Captain’s Note: Both children were properly secured in child safety restraint seats which likely prevented more serious injuries.

ROBBERY WITH A KNIFE
LaPlaya & Fulton
04-12-2015 1:10 AM
The store manager saw the suspect conceal a bottle of liquor in his coat and try to leave without paying. When confronted, the suspect pulled a knife and threatened the manager before escaping with the stolen goods.
Captain’s Note: Shoplifting the bottle would have been a misdemeanor. Threatening the manager with a knife turned the crime into a robbery which is a felony.

ARREST: PUBLIC INTOXICATION
Geary & 23rd Ave
04-12-2015 11:39 AM
The suspect was yelling at passersby and behaving aggressively. He repeatedly yelled, “F*** America” and was combative with officers. This is the same suspect from last week who was staggering down the street and shouting, “I’m an American! F*** You! I love you!”

THEFT OF A SURFBOARD
Middle Drive West & Metson Rd (inside Golden Gate Park)
04-12-2015 6:40 PM
The suspect stole a surfboard from the roof of the victim’s car.
Suspect: White female, 30 to 36 years old
Vehicle: White Ford Explorer

ARREST: POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE FOR SALE / POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY / PROBATION VIOLATION
MLK near Kezar (inside Golden Gate Park)
04-13-2105 10:58 AM
Officers saw a suspect whom they knew to be on probation for burglary. As a condition of his probation he must submit to warrantless search by a police officer at any time. Officers searched him and found a significant quantity of methamphetamine packaged into individual doses for sale. They also found property that had been stolen in a recent incident.

ARREST: POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY / POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS / PROBATION VIOLATION
Points Lobos & 48th Ave
04-13-2105 4:30 PM
Officers saw another suspect whom they knew to be on probation for burglary. He has been arrested repeatedly for breaking into cars in the area. Just like the suspect above, a condition of his probation is that he must submit to warrantless search. When he saw the officers approaching him, he dropped a shoulder bag that he was carrying and ran. Upon realizing that he was not as fast as the officers, he stopped running and told them, “Y’all got me!” Inside the bag was a laptop, a digital camera, prescription glasses and a briefcase. The suspect was also in possession of a screwdriver and gardening shears (tools used to break into cars). With information provided by the suspect, officers located the owners of the stolen property who confirmed that their car had just been broken into nearby.

WELL BEING CHECK
Clay & Walnut
04-14-2015 3:10 PM
Officers responded to a report that an elderly woman was in need of assistance. They found that she was disoriented and had trouble maintaining her balance. She was transported to the hospital.

ARREST: VEHICLE THEFT /VIOLATION OF PROBATION / UNLICENSED DRIVER
Presidio & California
04-14-2015 11:53 PM
An officer on patrol spotted a stolen 1997 Honda Civic (1990s Hondas are among the most commonly stolen cars). Upon being detained, the suspect assured the officer that he was just borrowing the car from the owner. He said the owner was a man named “Tweety” with a Mohawk hair do. The actual owner is a woman who has never met the suspect (and does not have a Mohawk). The suspect has been arrested for auto theft 8 times since 2012 and is currently on probation for same. Despite his interest in cars, he does not have a driver’s license.
Captain’s Note: This is the third case this week where a suspect already on probation is arrested for violations similar to those that landed him on probation to begin with. This is by no means uncommon in the experience of most police officers.

ARREST: INDECENT EXPOSURE
Turk & Stanyan
04-15-2015 6:22 PM
The suspect exposed himself to three different women in the area within a few minutes. There were likely other victims who did not contact the police.
Captain’s Note: The misdemeanor crime of indecent exposure refers to lewdly exposing one’s private parts. Simply being naked is not a California Penal Code violation, but may be a San Francisco Municipal Code violation. I will spare my readers the details, but rest assured that this suspect did more than just walk about naked.

ARREST: DUI / SUSPENDED LICENSE
Masonic & Fulton
04-16-2015 12:19 AM
Officers on patrol saw a driver run a red light. When they stopped the driver, they discovered that he was under the influence of alcohol. As they tried to get him to perform the field sobriety tests, he kept putting his hands behind his back, saying that he had done wrong and telling the officers to just arrest him. The suspect had a blood alcohol level double the legal limit and was driving on a suspended license.
Captain’s Note: The suspect’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support.

VALUABLES LEFT IN CARS:
I always encourage people not to leave valuables in their cars. To illustrate why, here are some of the things that should not have been left in cars, but were nonetheless stolen in the Richmond this week: 6 laptop computers, 5 passports, 4 iPads, 4 wallets (including cash, ID, credit cards etc.), 2 Nintendo game systems, and 1 divorce decree.

CONTACT US:
Call 911 for emergencies
Call 415-553-0123 for non-emergency police service
Richmond Station
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-666-8000
E-mail: SFPDRichmondStation@sfgov.org

7:08 pm | Posted under Crime | 1 comment
Apr-15-2015

Local links: Donut art, Argonne Fair, FUF tree planting, OB bonfires & more


Jay Mercado. Photo by Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle

Happy hump day, Richmond District! Here are some local links for ya:

  • Neighborhood artist Jay Mercado, known for his donut paintings, was featured in the Chronicle this week. Still life painter raises doughnuts to level of art
  • The Argonne School Spring Fair is this Saturday from There will be food trucks (El Toyanese, Sunrise Deli, America’s Best Roasting Company), carnival games, rock climbing, live animals, entertainment, crafts, shopping, a raffle and much more. This year 17th Ave will be blocked to through traffic so all food and entertainment can be enjoyed outdoors just outside the school’s gates. The fair will be on the school’s premises at 17th Avenue and Cabrillo. Admission is free.
  • Want a tree planted in front of your home or building? Friends of the Urban Forest have planned a Richmond District tree planting for June. “We usually subsidize about 75% of the costs and handle most of the logistics. You only need to co-pay $135 and we’ll plant a tree with you in the sidewalk in front of your home AND come back for 3-years of follow-up care.” The deadline to apply for a tree is April 29.
  • Planning Association for the Richmond (PAR) recently posted an update on the National Park Service policy on fires at Ocean Beach. “For the upcoming spring/summer season fires will be allowed at Ocean Beach while we continue to work out the details of the future program.” Visit the PAR website for further details on changes that are being considered. Another public meeting will be scheduled in the late summer.
  • The Richmond District Library (351 9th Ave) will host “Women and Money – Pennies to Plans” on April 23rd from 6pm-7pm. “This workshop covers topics that all women deal with, such as budgeting, credit, and insurance, as well as specific life stages that many women face, such as having children, divorcing, and becoming a widow. This program is provided in conjunction with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco.”
  • Last week, a jury convicted Eduardo Chaparro-Esquivel, who ran over Albert Bartal in November 2011. Chaparro-Esquivel pursued Bartal and ran him down in the Shell 9th Avenue gas station parking lot after a fight at the Jack in the Box on 11th Avenue and Geary. The jury convicted Chaparro-Esquivel of torture, mayhem, and assault with a deadly weapon with an enhancement for great bodily injury, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. He will be sentenced on May 6. Bartal has never regained consciousness and lives in an acute care facility in the East Bay.
  • Mind your driving and speed when you’re traveling on Fulton. Speed limits were reduced and the Chronicle recently asked “Is this San Francisco’s worst speed trap?”. “In one 10-hour period, SFPD handed out 100 tickets. All but two were for speeding.”
  • Lou’s Sandwiches (5017 Geary near 14th Avenue), which some might consider the Ike’s of the Richmond District, recently got some notice from The Examiner. “The common threads that run through all of Lou’s offerings are the Lou’s sauce, basically aioli with “natural herbs,” and an olive oil-based jalapeño spread that adds just enough heat to make things interesting. A wall-sized menu board implored patrons to mix the two, whatever the sandwich.”
12:40 pm | Posted under Art, Crime, Events, Food, Green, Ocean Beach, Schools | 1 comment
Apr-10-2015

Police Blotter – April 10, 2015

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 04-10-2015
From Captain Simon Silverman

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday 04-21-2015 @ 7:00 PM
Richmond Station Community Room
461 6th Ave.

JOIN THE SFPD:
If reading the weekly newsletter inspires you to get out there and help your community, then maybe a career as a San Francisco Police Officer is for you. We are recruiting motivated people who want to make a difference. You can find out more at www.sfpdcareers.com.

OUR NEW PAL SANDLOT PROGRAM:
Each Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM officers from Richmond Station will be at Rochambeau Playground (25th & Lake) for pick-up games with local kids (middle and elementary school age). This week we played kickball and dodge ball, but we have basketballs, soccer balls and all kinds of baseball/T-ball gear as well. It’s an informal, drop in program, so bring the kids by and say hello! Thanks to SF PAL for setting this up and to Rec & Park for getting us the playground.

Here are some of the 852 incidents handled by Richmond Station this week:

DEATH INVESTIGATION
4th Ave & Lake
03-31-2015 to 04-04-2015
SFPD officers responded to a single family home on a report of a dead body inside. They met with the occupant who told them that her elderly bed ridden mother had died five years ago and the remains were still in the house. There was so much trash packed into the home that it took specialized crews with protective equipment several days to find and remove the body. In the meantime, the occupant was transported to a hospital for treatment and is now living in a supportive care environment elsewhere. Her dog was taken to Animal Care and Control for safekeeping. Police activity at the scene has concluded and there are no ongoing crime related safety concerns.

At the very earliest stages of this incident, the SFPD brought in the Department of Public Health to address the potential health hazards created by the conditions in the home. DPH and the City Attorney’s Office are continuing to work on health concerns, code violations and other legal issues involving this address.

VEHICLE STOLEN FROM A GARAGE
Clay & Spruce
03-31-2015 to 04-09-2015
The resident went on vacation and left his car parked in his locked garage with the keys in the car. When he returned, he found that someone had taken his car from the garage.
Captain’s Note: It’s never a good idea to leave your keys in the car, even in the garage.

INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION
Fulton & 8th Ave
04-02-2015 6:09 AM
Fulton & 8th Ave
A Toyota was heading east on Fulton when the driver ran a red light and struck a bicycle that was going south on 8th Ave. The cyclist sustained moderate injuries and the driver was cited at the scene.

ARREST: ATTEMPTED BURGLARY / POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS
Clement & 44th Ave
04-04-2015 1:57 AM
A resident called 911 when she saw two people trying to break through the front gate of her apartment building. One was acting as lookout while the other pried the metal gate with a crowbar. Officers arrived and caught the suspects who were in possession of: a crowbar, bolt cutters, a hacksaw, a file, two wrenches and four screwdrivers. Both suspects have previously been arrested for burglary and are currently on probation.
Captain’s Note: The tools carried by these suspects are obviously lawful to possess for legitimate use. However, the way in which the tools were used and the purpose for which they were carried meets the elements of the crime of possession of burglary tools.

ARREST: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT / ELDER ABUSE
Lake & 16th Ave
04-05-2015 12:20 AM
A woman was arrested for assaulting her adult sister and their 91 year old mother in their home. The mother sustained significant injuries including broken bones.

ARREST: CHILD ENDANGERMENT / PUBLIC INTOXICATION
Point Lobos & Merrie Way
04-06-2015 7:40 PM
A woman called to report that her ex-husband was out with their three year old son and was intoxicated. A sergeant from the U.S Park Police found the father and son and saw that the father was so intoxicated that he could not care for himself or for the child. SFPD officers arrested the father and returned the child to his mother unharmed.
Captain’s Note: The U.S. Park Police patrol the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and we regularly work with them on problems that occur near our respective geographic boundaries. See below for another example where they captured a suspect for us.

ARREST: PUBLIC INTOXICATION
Anza & 11th Ave
04-07-2015 3:35 AM
A resident called 911 to report that a stranger was ringing his doorbell, yelling and refusing to leave. Officers found the intoxicated man staggering down the street and shouting, “I’m an American! F*** You! I love you!”

BANK ROBBERY
Balboa & 38th Ave
04-07-2015 12:25 PM
The suspect threatened a bank teller with a knife and demanded money. There were no injuries. The same person is suspected in at least two other recent robberies elsewhere in San Francisco.
Suspect: Black male, 40-45 years old, 6’2” muscular build, goatee
Vehicle: Gold four door sedan

ARREST: VANDALISM TO A VEHICLE / ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON / WEAPONS POSSESSION
Pacific & Jackson
04-07-2015 9:20 PM
As the residents pulled into their driveway, the suspect was standing in front of the garage. He claimed that they owed him money; however they do not know him. He produced a hammer that was concealed in his sleeve and smashed the car’s mirror and door as the terrified occupants (including children) huddled inside. He then ran off. US Park Police Officers assisted in the search and located him inside the Presidio. In addition to the hammer, he had a wooden club with a string tied through the handle.

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Arguello & Sacramento
04-07-2015 10:11 PM
Officers responded to a 911 call about a suspect trying to open the rear door of a residence. They located the suspect who was experiencing a mental health crisis. He was combative with the officers and kicked them several times. Paramedics arrived and had to sedate him in order to get him safely onto a gurney and into the ambulance for transport to the hospital.

THEFT FROM A VEHICLE
California & Presidio
04-07-2015 7:00 PM
The victim left two purses on the front seat of her car. She returned a short time later to find her window smashed and the purses gone. The purses contained her passport, her birth certificate, her social security card, her house keys, her iPhone, her jewelry and her make-up. The total loss including the window was almost $2700.
Captain’s Note: I included this case because it is a typical auto burglary (the most commonly reported crime in the Richmond) and I hope that others can learn from this victim’s unfortunate experience. The best way to prevent and reduce auto burglaries is to never leave valuables in the car. Auto burglars will return to areas where they have been successful in the past. Depriving them of loot reduces the likelihood of future break-ins. This is the same idea as not leaving food out in a campground. If the bears find food, they will keep coming back. Please don’t feed the bears! (Let me be clear that I’m not disparaging bears. As a Cal alumnus, I’m a huge fan of Bears).

ARREST: WARRANT
Anza & 48th Ave
04-08-2015 6:46 AM
Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person possibly breaking into cars. They detained the suspect but could not prove that he had broken into any cars. However, he did have a warrant for his arrest for drug violations out of San Mateo County.

THEFT
Geary & Stanyan
04-09-2015 10:05 AM
Two suspects entered an electronics store, cut the security wires to the iPads on display and fled.
Suspect 1: Black male, 20-30 years old, 5’10” 250 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white pants and brown shoes.
Suspect 2: Asian male, 20-30 years old, 6”1” 210 lbs, wearing a red and grey baseball cap, red and black check shirt, and black pants.
Vehicle: Grey four door sedan

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Point Lobos & 48th Ave
04-09-2015 6:28 PM
An agitated woman boarded a MUNI bus that was stopped at the end of the line. When the driver told her that the bus was not in service and asked her to get off, she punched him and accused him of being the father of her child (he has never seen her before). Officers responded and detained the woman who told them that she was hearing voices and wanted to shoot herself. The MUNI driver was uninjured and did not want to press charges. Due to her apparent mental health crisis, the woman was transported to the hospital.

SHOOTING
Geary & 5th Ave
04-10-2015 12:43 AM
A group was involved in a fight on the sidewalk. During this fight, an unknown suspect fired two shots. No witness reports seeing the shooter, the weapon or any associated vehicle so there is no suspect information at this time. An uninvolved person standing across the street suffered a gunshot wound that is not life threatening. The victim is an exchange student from abroad studying at USF.

CONTACT US:
Call 911 for emergencies
Call 415-553-0123 for non-emergency police service
Richmond Station
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-666-8000
E-mail: SFPDRichmondStation@sfgov.org

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Apr-6-2015

Another porta-potty burnt down at Balboa & 12th Avenue

Last Thursday, another porta-potty was set on fire on 12th Avenue near Balboa.

Reader Abraham B. tweeted us the photos above and said there was a “small explosion and lots of flames/smoke.”

In February, a parked car was damaged after a porta-potty was burnt down on 10th Avenue.

Porta-potty arson has become a city-wide problem. 27 toilets were burned down during a spree in 2008-2009, and a small resurgence of the problem flared up in 2012. In January, one was burned down on Divisadero Street.

Sarah B.

10:39 am | Posted under Crime, Fire | 3 comments
Apr-2-2015

Police Blotter – April 2, 2015

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 04-02-2015
From Captain Simon Silverman

April is distracted driving awareness month, so if you are reading this on a mobile phone while driving…LOOK OUT! The officers of Richmond Station regularly cite people for texting and using the phone without a hands free device while driving. We suspect that this violation is a factor in many of our collisions. It’s hard to know for sure since people rarely admit to us that they were inattentive. Smart phones are not the only source of inattention. We also see people applying make-up, shaving, eating and even reading the paper in their cars. Please be careful. A moment of inattention could lead to a lifetime of anguish.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Bush & Broderick
03-27-2015 8:28 AM
A car was driving east on Bush when it made a sudden, unsafe lane change and struck a motorcycle traveling in the next lane. The motorcyclist sustained moderate injuries and the car driver was cited at the scene.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY
La Playa & Balboa
03-27-2015 9:55 AM
A resident of a multi-unit apartment complex heard the sound of someone kicking the door of a neighboring apartment and looked into the hallway to see a suspect flee to the roof of the building. This roof allows access to adjacent buildings. The story continues below…

BURGLARY
La Playa & Balboa
03-27-2015 10:51 AM
A resident of a multi-unit apartment complex came home to discover a suspect in her apartment filling one of her travel bags with her property. She ran out of the house and called 911. The suspect dropped the stolen loot and fled down the fire escape. The story continues below…

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY
La Playa & Balboa
03-27-2015 10:55 AM
A resident of a multi-unit apartment complex heard glass shatter and looked out to see that a window next to the roof access door was broken. The suspect had already fled. The story continues below…
Officers conducted an exhaustive search of the area using police dogs but did not find the suspect.
Suspect: White male, 20-25 years old, 5’7” 135lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, athletic shoes and a bandana covering the lower half of his face.

ARREST: VANDALISM
Clement & 9th Ave
03-27-2105 12:30 PM
The suspect intentionally broke a large storefront window and fled on foot. An off duty federal agent passing by detained him until SFPD officers arrived.

ARREST: ARMED ROBBERY / ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
MLK & Tea Garden Dr in Golden Gate Park
03-27-2015 2:30 PM
Three college students were walking in the park when three suspects attacked them and grabbed property from them. One suspect pistol whipped one of the victims with a hand gun. Through excellent investigative work, officers arrested the suspects in the Bayview district within a few hours.

ARREST: VIOLATION OF A COURT STAY AWAY ORDER / MISDEMEANOR WARRANTS
Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park
03-27-2015 3:37 PM
Rec & Park employees knew that the suspect had a court order requiring him to stay away from the area. They called SFPD officers who arrested him for violating the order and for several misdemeanor warrants. The stay away order originated from a case in which he vandalized the garden. This same suspect was arrested for violating this same order at the Botanical Garden on March 19 and March 7.
Captain’s Note: I guess he’s a perennial suspect.

ARREST: VANDALISM VIA SPRAY PAINT
Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park
03-27-2015 5:53 PM
Officers responded to a report of two people spray painting Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park and arrested the two adult suspects for causing about $200 in damage.
Captain’s Note: Graffitists typically have a “tag” or name that they spray on everything. In this case, one suspect used the tag “Sewer.” Sewer was wearing a sweatshirt with the word “FAME” printed boldly on the front. He may wish to consult the dictionary to be certain that he understands the difference between “fame” and “infamy.”

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Balboa & 8th Ave
03-27-2015 8:24 PM
Officers responded to a report of a man running down the middle of the street and screaming. He initially claimed to have been pepper sprayed and then said that he had been sprayed by a skunk. There was no evidence of him having been sprayed by either but his safety was of concern and he was transported to the hospital.
Captain’s Note: Section 5150 of the Welfare & Institutions code allows a police officer to detain a person and take them for evaluation and treatment at a mental health facility if the officer believes that the person has a mental health disorder that makes him a danger to himself or a danger to others or if a mental health disorder makes the person gravely disabled. This is not an arrest.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Stanyan & Anza
03-28-2015 4:41 PM
A Jeep was driving south on Stanyan. The driver did not notice that she had run a red light. A Hyundai that was west on Anza broadsided the Jeep causing it to overturn. People in both cars sustained only minor injuries.
Captain’s Note: See my comments above about people rarely admitting that they were doing something that caused them to be inattentive.

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Geary & Arguello
03-28-2015 5:48
The family of a disturbed man called 911 for police assistance because he was experiencing delusions. Officers talked with the man as he sat calmly on a bench in the hallway of the home. Without warning, he lunged at one of the officers and grabbed at the officer’s holstered gun. Officers were able to restrain the man and he did not get the gun out of the officer’s holster. The man was transported to the hospital due to his psychiatric condition. The officer was injured during the struggle and remains off duty as a result.
Captain’s Note: This case illustrates how quickly situations can become dangerous, even life threatening for police officers. Fortunately, we carry holsters with a number of features that make it very difficult for an assailant to get an officer’s gun and we train for this very scenario.

BURGLARY OF A GARAGE
Jackson & Locust
03-28-2015 9:30 PM to 03-29-2015 8:20 AM
The resident went out to get his morning paper and saw that the window to his garage was broken, the garage door was open and his bicycle was missing.
Captain’s Note: Thefts of bicycles from garages are common enough that I recommend locking your bike even when it is in your garage. The best bike locks are the U shaped locks. Almost any chain or cable can be cut easily. Our friends at Safebikes.org have a great web page on the best way to lock up your bike: http://www.safebikes.org/learn-how-to-lock-your-bike.html

ARREST: VANDALISM
Geary & Cook
03-29-2015 12:50 AM
Officers caught a 21 year old male applying graffiti to a US Postal Service mail box using silver paint. He was arrested post haste.

ARREST: FALSE FIRE ALARM
Divisadero & Sutter
03-29-2015 3:13 AM
Five street corner fire alarm boxes were pulled in the same area in a short period of time. As firefighters arrived, they saw the suspect running away from one of the boxes and detained him.
When asked why he did it he said that he was very drunk and thought it would be funny.
Captain’s Note: Far from amusing, this ties up the fire department when they might be needed to respond to a real emergency.

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Near Fulton & 6th Ave (inside Golden Gate Park)
03-29-2015 3:16 PM
Citizens called the SFPD to report a man who was threatening people in the area of the skate park. When officers detained the man, it was evident that he was having a psychiatric crisis. He was transported to the hospital.

GRAND THEFT
California & 8th Ave
03-30-2015 2:28 PM
Two suspects went into a café, grabbed two laptops from customers who were sitting at tables and ran off.
Suspect 1: Latino male, 20-25 years old, 5’6” 130 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and light colored jeans
Suspect 2: Latino male, 20-25 years old, 5’8” 130 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark colored jeans

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Presidio Terrace & Arguello
03-30-2015 5:05 PM
Officers responded to a man who claimed to have swallowed a number of objects including a razor blade. He complained of abdominal pain and was transported to the hospital.

THEFT FROM A VEHICLE
Balboa & 16th Ave
03-30-2015 5:40 PM
The victim parked in front of her house, locked her car and left her purse inside. She came out five minutes later to find the two suspects reaching through her now broken window and stealing her purse. The suspects ran off with the victim’s brother in pursuit. They dropped the purse and he lost sight of them.
Suspect 1: White male, 15-17 years old, 5’3” 120 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans
Suspect 2: Latino male, 15-17 years old, 5’3” 120 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans
Captain’s Note: This case shows how quick and easy it is for someone to break into a car and why one should never leave property of value in the car – even for a short period.

ARREST: FELONY WARRANTS
El Camino Del Mar & 25th Ave
03-31-201512:25 AM
Officers on patrol saw a car run a stop sign. They detained the driver who had outstanding felony warrants for theft and assault.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Anza & 38th Ave
04-01-2015 2:53 PM
The suspect (boyfriend) came to the home of the victim (girlfriend) and punched her several times. After bystanders intervened, he fled and sent her a series of threatening text messages.

ARREST: DUI
Park Presidio & Crossover
04-01-2015 11:20PM
Officers stopped a driver for speeding (20MPH over the limit) and found that he was under the influence of alcohol. He was already on probation for a DUI conviction.
Captain’s Note: I imagine that it’s difficult to pronounce the word “recidivist” when one is drunk.

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday 04-21-2015 @ 7:00 PM
Richmond Station Community Room
461 6th Ave.

CONTACT US:
Call 911 for emergencies
Call 415-553-0123 for non-emergency police service
Richmond Station
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-666-8000
E-mail: SFPDRichmondStation@sfgov.org
Follow us on Twitter: @SFPDRichmond

3:08 pm | Posted under Crime | 1 comment
Mar-27-2015

Police Blotter – March 27, 2015

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 03-27-2015
From Captain Simon Silverman

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon runs through the north western part of the Richmond Police District on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Their website has a course map, road closure information, and alternative access routes.

Here are some of the 675 incidents handled by officers in the Richmond Police District this past week:

ARREST: DUI / RESISTING ARREST / POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH THE INTENT TO SELL / POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Geary & Stanyan
03-20-2015 2:41 AM
Officers on patrol stopped a vehicle for speeding and found that the driver was under the influence of marijuana. The officers recognized him from previous arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. He refused to get out of the car despite repeated orders and the officers had to forcibly remove him. There were three separate packages of marijuana in the vehicle, three scales and over $640 in small bills in the car. This is all consistent with sales of marijuana. The officers also recovered over $3000 worth of photography equipment that had been stolen out of a car in December. During booking, the suspect told officers that he was wearing a $500 belt and taunted them, “You couldn’t afford this belt!”
Captain’s Note: Since inmates can’t wear belts in jail it seems that the $500 was not money well spent.

ARREST: BURGLARY / CONSPIRACY
Geary & Lyon
03-20-2015 4:57 PM
An employee came into his office and discovered a suspect stealing computers. He chased the suspect who put the computers down and continued running. Although this suspect eluded capture, his getaway driver was later found sleeping in the (stolen) getaway car nearby and was arrested for conspiring in the burglary.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
Fulton & 39th Ave
03-20-2015 6:00 PM
A driver was traveling south on 39th Ave and stopped at the stop sign at Fulton. She then proceeded to turn onto eastbound Fulton but collided with a car that was coming west on Fulton (there is no stop sign for Fulton in this area). This collision resulted in moderate injuries to the driver who made the unsafe turn.

SHOOTING
Golden Gate & Willard North
03-21-2015 1:05 PM
The victim was shot in front of his residence and is in stable condition.
Captain’s Note: This is one of those instances where making more information public might jeopardize the investigation. I can say that this was not a random occurrence. The victim knows the suspect and the motive for the shooting.

ARREST: DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER
Clement & 9th Ave
03-31-2015 7:00 PM
The two suspects ordered $54 worth of food at a restaurant, but when the bill came they left just $32 and ran out the door. A waitress pursued them while the manager called 911. Officers detained the pair and they admitted to knowingly ordering more than they could pay for.
Captain’s Note: In modern parlance this is called a “dine and dash.” The penal code retains the more quaint title of “defrauding an innkeeper.”

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Geary & 17th Ave
03-21-2015 11:55 PM
Officers responded to a report of a person on the street screaming and swinging his arms at people. The victim was experiencing a psychotic episode and was transported to the hospital.

ARREST: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Sutter & Scott
03-22-2015 1:32 AM
A witness heard a woman on the street screaming for help and called 911. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect / boyfriend who was shoving his girlfriend.

ARREST: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Geary & 29th Ave
03-22-2015 2:09 AM
Bystanders called 911 when they saw the suspect / boyfriend pull his girlfriend out of a taxi by her hair. One bystander tried to intervene and the suspect punched him.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE / HIT & RUN / UNLICENSED DRIVER
Geary & 35th Ave
03-22-2015 6:00 AM
A witness called 911 after he saw a driver crash into a parked car then get out and run off. The suspect was detained and found to be under the influence of alcohol. He had never been issued a driver’s license.

ARREST: ATTEMPTED BURGLARY / POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Golden Gate & Tamalpais 03-22-2015 5:56 PM
Undercover officers saw a suspect trying to break into a house and a car. They detained him and found that he had property taken in recent several burglaries, robberies and thefts in his possession.
Captain’s Note: People sometimes tell me, “I didn’t know that Richmond Station had undercover officers. I’ve never seen them.” That’s because they’re undercover. Shhh…

ARREST: PUBLIC INTOXICATION / POSSESSION OF FALSE ID
Geary & 5th Ave
03-22-2015 8:15 PM
An officer was writing a traffic ticket when an intoxicated young man approached, stood in the street and began yelling at the officer. The officer told the suspect that if he wanted to talk he should stop interfering and wait on the sidewalk until the officer was done with the citation. The suspect continued to interfere and shouted, “Arrest me! Arrest me!” Back-up officers arrived and fulfilled his request. The intoxicated young man was a 20 year old USF student with a fake Alberta driver’s license that would have made him 24 years old. USF Public Safety officers also responded.
Captain’s Note: USF is very responsive to the SFPD on the very rare occasions when we have problems with a USF student. In addition to any criminal case, USF students may face university sanctions for misconduct.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
Cornwall & 4th Ave
03-23-2015 8:32 AM
A Honda was northbound on 4th Ave when a Toyota that was eastbound on Cornwall entered the intersection and broadsided the Honda. This resulted in minor injuries to the driver of the Toyota (who was cited at the scene).

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
Lake & 9th Ave
03-23-2015 9:50 AM
A driver was eastbound on Lake when she failed to yield to a pedestrian who was crossing 9th Ave in the crosswalk. This resulted in moderate injuries to the pedestrian and a citation for the driver.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURIES
Cabrillo & 42nd Ave
03-23-2015 12:09 PM
A Ford was driving south on 42nd Ave. The driver stopped at the stop sign but proceeded into the intersection when it was unsafe to do so. He collided with a Toyota that was eastbound on Cabrillo (where there is no stop sign) forcing the Toyota to collide with a building. This resulted in minor injuries to both drivers, damage to the building and a citation for the driver of the Ford.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Balboa & 4th Ave
03-23-2015 10:50 PM
Officers responded to a report of a car blocking traffic and detained the intoxicated driver. An officer had him put his hands on his head in order to conduct a pat down search for weapons. As the officer did this, the suspect suddenly reached into a pocket. After handcuffing the suspect, the officer found a 7” knife in that pocket. The suspect refused blood alcohol testing and the officers obtained a search warrant to take a non-consensual blood sample. A records check revealed that the suspect was on probation for DUI. The conditions of the suspect’s probation included that he could not refuse a blood alcohol test and that he could not drive a vehicle with any alcohol in his blood.

ATTEMPTED THEFT FROM A VEHICLE / ROBBERY
Anza & 37th Ave
03-24-2015 8:58 PM
A resident saw a suspect trying to open the door handles on parked cars and confronted him. The suspect became angry and told the resident to mind his own business. The resident continued to follow the suspect and the suspect turned and punched him in the face so hard that he fell to the ground and briefly lost consciousness. A witness saw the suspect steal the victim’s wallet as the victim lay on the ground. The suspect then ran to a car and drove off.
Suspect: Black male 30-35 years old, 5’10”, wearing a dark grey hat and dark jacket.
Vehicle: Blue 2 or 4 door sedan with a bike rack on the top. The license plate included the letters ZD and the numbers 950.
Captain’s Note: Although I applaud the victim for keeping watch over the neighborhood, I wish he had called 911 instead of confronting the suspect.

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Clement & 18th Ave
03-25-2015 9:25 AM
A woman called the SFPD to report that she was having a mental health crisis and was about to burn down her house. She was transported to the hospital.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Fulton & 33rd Ave
03-25-2015 8:34 AM
A Toyota was driving west on Fulton when he pulled around and passed other cars that had stopped for a pedestrian who was crossing in the crosswalk. The Toyota then struck the pedestrian causing moderate injuries. The driver was cited at the scene.
Captain’s Note: This driver may even have noticed the officer who was already at Fulton & 36th writing a citation to a driver for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

THEFT FROM A VEHICLE / ROBBERY
Point Lobos & Balboa
03-25-2015 10:10 AM
The victim saw the suspect break the window of his car, reach in and steal a bag from the front seat. The victim ran over and confronted the suspect who shoved him. The victim then called 911 and the suspect fled the scene in a silver Honda.
Suspect: Black male, 30-40 years old, 5’9” 170 lbs, wearing a black baseball cap, black shirt and black pants.
Captain’s Note: The use of force against the victim in the furtherance of this theft turned it into a robbery. As above, I wish the victim had not confronted the suspect.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Arguello & California
03-25-2015 11:56 AM
A truck was stopped in traffic facing north on Arguello when a driver who was going too fast crashed into the back of the truck causing himself moderate injuries. He was cited for unsafe speed.

ARREST: WANTED PAROLEE
Lake & Funston (Mountain Lake Park)
03-26-2015 8:45 AM
A Rec & Park employee reported a person who was behaving aggressively in Mountain Lake Park. The suspect turned out to be a wanted parolee.

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday 04-21-2015 @ 7:00 PM
Richmond Station Community Room
461 6th Ave.

CONTACT US:
Call 911 for emergencies
Call 415-553-0123 for non-emergency police service
Richmond Station
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-666-8000
E-mail: SFPDRichmondStation@sfgov.org
Follow us on Twitter: @SFPDRichmond

11:37 am | Posted under Crime | 11 comments
Mar-23-2015

Police Blotter – March 20, 2014

SFPD Richmond District Police Station
Weekly Update 03-20-2015
From Captain Simon Silverman

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon runs through the north western part of the Richmond Police District on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Their website has a course map, road closure information, and alternative access routes: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-francisco/road-closures

Here are some of the 761 incidents handled by officers in the Richmond Police District this past week:

ARREST: MISDEMEANOR WARRANT
Great Highway & JFK
03-13-2015 4:23 PM
Officers responded to a call of a suspicious person trespassing in a business. They detained the suspect who had a warrant for vandalism. The manager declined to press charges for trespassing.
Captain’s Note: Generally, the owner or person in charge of private property must “press charges” to have a suspect arrested for trespassing. This is done by making a private person’s arrest (AKA a citizen’s arrest). This doesn’t mean that the complainant has to physically arrest the suspect (we’ll do that). However, he must be willing to sign an arrest form, give a statement and testify in court.

BATTERY: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Balboa & 38th Ave
03-13-2015 8:45 PM
The female victim was walking on the street with her current boyfriend when her ex-boyfriend attacked the couple resulting in minor injuries.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Masonic & Anza
03-14-2015 12:29 AM
Officers saw a driver run a stop sign and detained him for the violation. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Although he claimed to have had just “one beer” his blood alcohol was measured at .122%, well over the legal limit of .08%.
Captain’s Note: Almost every drunk driver claims to have had “one beer.” Read on for several more examples this week.

ARREST: FELONY WARRANT
Geary & Park Presidio
03-14-2015 1:40 PM
Officers responded to a report of a shoplifter who fled from a store without paying. They found the suspect and recovered the stolen items, but the store management declined to press charges (see the note above about private person’s arrest). The officers arrested the suspect on an existing warrant for felony theft charges.

FIREARM TURNED IN BY PUBLIC
Geary & 4th Ave
03-14-2105 5:22 PM
A resident called the SFPD to turn in a revolver that had belonged to her recently deceased husband. She did not want the gun in the home because she has young grandchildren. Officers took the gun for later destruction.
Captain’s Note: If you have a firearm that you no longer want or that you cannot keep safely please turn it in. An improperly stored firearm can lead to a tragic death and may result in criminal charges for the negligent owner. The gun could also be stolen and used in a crime. On Saturday 03-21-2015 Northern Station will hold a gun buy back from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 1050 McAllister. You can turn in a gun with no questions asked and get $100 for a handgun and $200 for an assault rifle.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Steiner & Vallejo
03-14-2015 11:51 PM
Officers saw a driver run a stop sign and detained him for the violation. They noted that he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and field sobriety tests supported their observations. His blood alcohol was measured at .138%.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE / TRAFFIC COLLISION
Fulton & 36th Ave
03-15-2015 5:24 PM
Officers responded to a vehicle collision where a driver told them that she was stopped at a red light when another driver rear ended her car and then hit a tree. After the collision, the other driver got out of his car, gathered up his empty beer cans and hid them in his trunk. As in the case above, the suspect told the officers that he had consumed only “one beer.” This is unlikely, since his blood alcohol was measured at .172% and there were several empty beer cans in his car. Fortunately, the innocent driver was not injured.

ARREST: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Geary & 3rd Ave
03-15-2015 2:12 AM
Officers stopped a driver who was swerving and speeding. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He initially told the officers that he only had “one glass of wine” (the oenophile’s variation on the “one beer” claim). He subsequently revised his estimate to “one bottle of wine” which is more consistent with his blood alcohol of .186%.

ARREST: THEFT FROM A VEHICLE
Masonic & Euclid
03-15-2015 5:28 PM
A resident called 911 after he saw the suspect break into a parked car and steal items from inside. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect ran from them and tried to climb over a fence. His sweatshirt became snagged on the fence and he was stuck until officers rescued and arrested him.
Captain’s Note: This suspect definitely needs an attorney who specializes in de-fence cases.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Anza & Blake
03-16-2015 7:07 AM
A car was driving west on Anza from Blake when the driver slowed and signaled for a left turn. A motorcycle following the car tried to pass the car on the left and struck the turning car. The motorcyclist sustained minor injuries.
Captain’s Note: This illustrates the importance of both giving and observing turn signals. It is also wise to check your turn signals periodically to make sure that all of the bulbs are working.

ARREST: PASSING A STOLEN CHECK
Geary & Arguello
03-16-2015 10:17 AM
The suspect went into a bank and tried to cash a stolen check but the alert teller was suspicious and called the SFPD. The check had been stolen from a car the previous day.

BURGLARY OF A RESIDENCE
California & 12th Ave
03-17-2015 2:55 AM
A resident of a multi unit building awoke to the sound of the front gate clanging. He looked out of his window to see the suspect trying to push a neighbor’s bicycle out of the gate. He shouted at the suspect who fled without the bicycle. Officers searched the area but did not find the suspect. They seized a shopping cart containing property that the suspect left behind at the scene (resulting in a net loss for her burglary enterprise).
Suspect: White female, 5’6” 140lbs, blonde shoulder length hair, grey shirt, black backpack

MENTAL HEALTH CALL
Clement & 26th Ave
03-17-2015 1:30 PM
A woman called 911 to report that her husband was behaving erratically. Responding officers spoke to the man who told them that he had psychiatric problems and was worried about his mental state. He was transported to the hospital.

ARREST: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / FIREARMS VIOLATION
Geary & 29th Ave
03-17-2015 8:30 PM
A husband was arrested for battering his wife. At the scene, officers seized a loaded Glock semiautomatic pistol and five high capacity magazines.
Captain’s Note: Section 619 of the San Francisco Municipal Police Code prohibits the possession of firearm magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. This suspect had one magazine capable of holding 30 rounds.

BATTERY / VEHICLE THEFT / HIT & RUN COLLISION
Geary & 10th Ave
03-18-2015 12:46 AM
An Uber driver got out of his car to stretch his legs when he was approached by 3 suspects who began to harass him. He was punched in the face by one suspect. As the suspects ran away, an opportunistic unrelated suspect jumped into the victim’s car and drove off. The suspect who punched the victim was caught by officers as he waited nearby for another Uber driver to pick him up. This suspect’s girlfriend came to the station looking for him, and officers found the other 2 suspects hiding in the girlfriend’s car in front of the station. The victim’s car was later found abandoned and crashed into a parked car at Anza & 10th Ave.
Suspect in the vehicle theft / hit & run: Asian male in his 20s

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
California & 19th Ave
03-18-2015 8:23 AM
A car was driving westbound on California at 19th Ave when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing in the crosswalk. The driver said that he did not see the pedestrian due to the sun. He was cited at the scene for failing to yield to the pedestrian (who suffered moderate injuries).

THEFT OF A VEHICLE IMMOBILIZING DEVICE (AKA “A BOOT”)
Shore View & 36th Ave
03-18-2015 8:23 AM
A Department of Parking and Traffic Employee placed a vehicle immobilizing device (commonly known as a boot) on the wheel of a car with numerous unpaid parking citations. He returned to check on the boot a few days later only to find something suspicious afoot. Apparently, some heel had given the boot to the boot and legged it with the car and the immobilizer.

TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH INJURY
Park Presidio & Crossover
03-18-2015 3:49 PM
An SUV was stopped at a red light facing south on Park Presidio when it was rear ended by a motor scooter. The scooter rider sustained moderate injuries. He was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed.
Captain’s Note: This intersection recorded the greatest number of injury collisions in the Richmond District in 2014 (five of them). Most of the collisions in the area are caused by excessive speed, which is why officers continue to do regular speed enforcement here.

PETTY THEFT
Geary & 15th Ave
03-18-2015 4:42 PM
A woman was just returning from taking her young grandson for a walk. She carried him up the front steps of the home and turned around to see a person running around in front of the house picking up cash that was blowing in the wind. Being a decent person, she helped gather some of the money and gave it to the man. He then ran to a waiting car which drove off quickly. At this point the woman realized that her check book and license were on the ground and the money blowing around had come from her wallet (left behind briefly as she was carrying her grandson). An honest neighbor who was walking nearby witnessed the suspect’s getaway and helped by gathering and returning the remaining cash.
Suspect: Black male, 30-35 years old, 6’, heavy set, brown hair in fuzzy locks
Vehicle: Dark blue 4 door car, possibly a Mitsubishi

ARREST: SHOPLIFTING / VIOLATION OF PROBATION / MISDEMEANOR WARRANT
Geary & 28th Ave
03-19-2015 2:19 PM
The store manager saw the suspect pick up $170 worth of items and walk out of the store without paying. The suspect was already on probation for theft and had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest as well.

ARREST: VIOLATION OF A COURT STAY AWAY ORDER / MISDEMEANOR WARRANTS
MLK near Lincoln (Golden Gate Park)
03-19-2015 4:37 PM
Park Rangers knew that the suspect had a court order requiring him to stay away from the area. They called SFPD officers who arrested him for violating the order and for several misdemeanor warrants. This same suspect was arrested for violating this same order at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park on 03-07-2015.

ARREST: THEFT FROM A VEHICLE / POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS / POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
JFK & 47th (Golden Gate Park)
03-19-2015 5:49 PM
Undercover officers from Richmond Station caught a suspect who used a window punch tool to break the window of a parked car and steal property. Upon searching the suspect’s car, the officers found more stolen property from other cases.

NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
Tuesday 04-21-2015 @ 7:00 PM
Richmond Station Community Room
461 6th Ave.

CONTACT US:
Call 911 for emergencies
Call 415-553-0123 for non-emergency police service
Richmond Station
461 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-666-8000
SFPDRichmondStation@sfgov.org

Follow us on Twitter: @SFPDRichmond

10:06 am | Posted under Crime | 2 comments
Mar-20-2015

Local links: Police forum, driver arrested, new GGNRA chief, auctions & more


Land’s End

Happy Friday Richmond folk! Here are some local links for your almost-weekend.

  • There’s a Police Community Forum meeting this Sunday at 11:30am, hosted by St. James Episcopal Church (4620 California St. at 8th Ave.). SFPD Richmond Station Captain Simon Silverman will be there and the forum us designed to discuss public safety, community relations, and the Captain’s priorities after one year as our local station chief.
  • It’s auction time for a couple of neighborhood organizations. Argonne School has an online silent auction that includes VIP passes to Outside Lands, Giants stuff, kids camps, and hotel stays. The Richmond District YMCA is holding their annual silent auction on Thursday, April 2 from 6pm to 10pm. Tickets to the event, which will feature catering by Burma Superstar and BStar (and free childcare!), are available online.
  • The Chronicle’s “City Exposed” column has an interesting article on the keeper of the Land’s End labyrinth. “I didn’t choose the place. I think it chose me,” she said. “I didn’t even know what a labyrinth was. It just felt good.”
  • The driver who fatally struck an 87-year old man in the crosswalk at Geary and 26th Avenue last week has been arrested and charged with felony vehicular manslaughter. Investigators determined the victim, Alfred Yee, was walking north across Geary Boulevard in the crosswalk when the driver, Daniel Schultz, 40, made a left turn from 26th Avenue and struck him. Schultz stopped at the scene but was not arrested until this week. [SF Bay]
  • Foggy Notion owner Alissa Anderson was interviewed recently by the SF Etsy blog. Anderson talks about opening her business, how she finds products, her additional sewing business, and her participation in the merchant community of the Richmond District. Foggy Notion is now open 7 days a week, 275 6th Avenue.
  • The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes the coastline in the Presidio, Land’s End, Sutro Park and Ocean Beach, has a new chief. Christine Lehnertz, a biologist and regional manager for the National Park Service, will become superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in May. [SFGate]
  • The YMCA’s Presidio Trail Run on April 26 is looking for volunteers from 6:45-10:45am as course monitors, support at water stations and race bib/t-shirt pick up. If interested, contact Lindsay at lindsay@alittlemighty.com.
4:45 am | Posted under Business, Crime, Lands End, Parks | 6 comments
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