[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of November 22, 2013. To be added to the station's mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
CAPTAIN SHARON FERRIGNO’S MESSAGE
This week I would like to highlight the great work of our night shift officers, Alvaro Schor, Anna Alexander and Tyler Dove who made a great arrest. They responded to the burglary in progress mentioned below where the offender had a gun. Thanks to the quick actions of our night time team a serious crime was thwarted and a gun was taken off the street. Tis the season for shopping, shipping, and going out of town. Criminals take note of signs that no one is home, when packages are on the front steps, when there are no lights on…. The best tactic to avoid being a victim of a burglary is to make your home undesirable by making it to difficult to break into. Take a few minutes before you leave to check your locks, install a dead bolt, make sure lighting is in working order and put lights on a timer. Dogs are also a great deterrent as they draw attention to unwelcome visitors.
We will not be having a community meeting in December. We will see you again after the New Year.
On 11/14/13 at 2:50pm, the 65 year old victim was walking east on Clement towards 17th Ave. The suspect was walking west toward her. He stopped in front of her and put his bag on the ground and said “How the f**k are you doing?” To be polite the victim replied, “Good! How are you?” The suspect then charged at the victim and shoved her with both hands into the door of a parked car. The right side of the victim’s face hit the door and the victim fell to the ground. The victim stayed on the ground to avoid being attacked again and the suspect said, “I don’t have any ID, I am not from this country.” The suspect was detained by officers at 21st and Clement St. An ambulance was called for the victim and the victim was treated at the scene. The 44 year old male was charged with aggravated assault and elder abuse.
On 11/15/13 at 4:55am, officers were called to the 2300 block of Golden Gate Ave to assist a USF Public Safety officer who had an auto burglar detained. The suspect had been seen leaning into a window of a parked vehicle by a witness who flagged down the Public Safety officer and pointed out the suspect. When the officer went to detain the suspect, he continued to walk, went in between two parked cars, ducked down and came out the other side. The officer detained the male and found a backpack in between the parked cars that came out of the vehicle he was seen leaning into. The 56 year old male who had an outstanding warrant for burglary, was charged with burglary, possession of stolen property and a probation violation.
On 11/18/13 at 2:15am, officers were responded to a call of a male with a gun on the 4600 block of Geary Bl. The caller stated that the male had been asleep in a bar and walked out, appearing completely wasted. The male then threw up outside and then got into his vehicle. The caller and his friend tried to convince the male not to drive off. The suspect swore at them, pulled a handgun from under the seat and placed it in the center console. The caller left but stayed close by to speak to the officers. When the officers arrived the suspect was asleep in the vehicle with the engine running. They awoke the suspect and got him outside the car. The gun was located, unloaded in the center console. The magazine to the firearm was also in the console. The 28 year old male was charged with being in possession of the firearm and being drunk in public.
On 11/13/13 at 4:15pm a robbery occurred at Anza and Arguello. The victim had her phone grabbed out of her hand. During the investigation a suspect was identified and on 11/19/13 officers located the suspect. The 15yr old male was charged with robbery.
On 11/20/13 at 10:45pm on the 500 block of Spruce St, officers responded to a call of someone trying to break into a residence. The caller stated they heard someone in their garage. The first two officers arrived and saw that there was a broken window to a side door on the right side of the home. The garage door began to open and officers could see two pairs of feet standing near the front of the garage. When the officers told the person to exit, the garage door quickly closed. As additional units were responding to assist, the officers could hear banging and running from within the garage. As one officer went to the rear, the other covered the garage door. As a third officer arrived and was with the officer at front, the garage door opened. The two suspects were standing inside, with the male suspect holding a firearm pointed up in the air. The officers ordered the male to drop the gun and he eventually complied. The two suspects were detained. The suspects entered the garage by prying open the window. The two suspects, a 43 year old male and a 23 year old female, who are both on felony probation, where charged with burglary, possession of loaded firearm, possession of burglary tools and a parole violation.
On 11/16/13 at 7:45pm, the victim was walking on Cabrillo towards 44th Ave. Two suspects came from behind and pushed her to the ground and took her purse. One suspect was a black male, the other a black female and they fled in a newer model white sedan. The victim could recall no further information.
On 11/17/13 at 12pm, a surfer parked his vehicle in a parking lot on the Great Highway near Fulton St. He placed his keys on the tire well of his car. When he returned his keys were gone. He looked in his car and saw that the keys were now lying on the passenger seat. With another hidden key he unlocked his car and saw the suspect had taken wallet, cash and cell phone.
On 11/17/13, between 2pm and 8pm on the 500 block of Spruce St, a suspect gained entry by breaking a window and entering a lower unit. The suspect took jewelry, cash and handbags.
Between 11/18/13, 5pm and 11/20/13, 9pm on the 2700 block of Balboa, a suspect entered a garage and took a bike. There were no signs of forced entry.
Between 11/19/13, 11:30am and 11/20/13, 7:30am on the 600 block of 28th Ave, a suspect entered a garage by unknown means and took two bikes.
Between 11/19/13, 4pm and 11/20/13, 7:30am on the 3500 block of Jackson St, a suspect entered a home under construction and took numerous tools. It is unclear as to how the suspect made entry.
On 11/20/13 between 7:45am and 9:20pm on the 700 block of 29th Ave, a suspect forced open a side door into an apartment building. The suspect gained entry into one of the apartments by prying open the door and took jewelry and a laptop.
On 11/20/13 at 8:25pm, on the 1400 block of Balboa a passerby heard a loud bang and when she looked towards the source, she saw that the tradesman door was off its hinges and the suspect was standing in the doorway. She went to another neighbor’s home and told him to call 911. They continued to watch the movement of the suspect and saw two eventually run to a parked vehicle and drive off. When officers arrived on scene moments later, the homeowner stated that she was upstairs sitting in a back room when she heard a loud bang. She yelled out thinking a family member caused this noise. She then looked towards a bedroom door and saw the suspect standing in the hallway of the home. The suspect then took off and ran out the front door. The neighbor was able to provide a description of the vehicle which officers saw at 4th and Anza St, but due to the high rate of speed and the recklessness of the suspect’s driving, the officers lost sight of the vehicle. The suspects were described as two black males, one 20-25yrs, the other 30-40yrs. The vehicle was a newer model Dodge, silver in color. There was no loss.
On 11/21/13, between 11am and 1:45pm, on the 700 block of 23rd Ave, a suspect tried to enter two different homes on the block by prying open the front door of the homes. The suspect was unsuccessful in both attempts.
On 11/21/13 at 7:20pm, the victim was walking west on the 200 block of Anza St. She noticed the suspects walking towards her and the first suspect grabbed her purse while the second knocked her to the ground. The suspects then ran north on Wood St and got into an older model sedan, possibly and Audi. The victim sustained minor injuries. The suspects were a black male, 20-25yrs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The second suspect was Hispanic, 25yrs, wearing a tan jacket.Crime | Add comments