[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of January 10, 2014. To be added to the station's mailing list, email email@example.com.]
CAPTAIN SHARON FERRIGNO’S (FINAL) MESSAGE
Being the Captain of Richmond Station has been a highlight in my career. I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of men and women and the community is the best! I am excited to announce that effective Saturday I am being promoted to Commander of the Golden Gate Division, which includes 5 district stations and happily Richmond is amongst them. Growing up in West Portal I never strayed too far from home. Serving you in the Golden Gate Division is a great honor and I am thrilled to still be working here.
Captain Simon Silverman will be the new Captain of Richmond Station. Simon brings with him a wealth of experience and no doubt he will be the perfect fit. We welcome two new Lieutenants, Bill Conley and Joe Fong. I have had the pleasure of working with both Bill and Joe and I know that they are happy to be here in the Richmond District and we are fortunate to have such talent.
On 01/07/14 at 11:05am, a resident of an apartment on the 400 block of 8th Ave, heard noises on his back steps and the sound of the door knob rattling and went to check. He then saw the suspect running down the steps of his building. The suspect then ran up the steps of the adjacent apartment building and through the back door of one of the apartments. The suspect then fled the apartment building through the main front door. The resident called 911 and chased the suspect to eastbound Geary Bl. Responding officers located the suspect on the 300 block of 6th Ave and detained him.
Officers went back to the original location on 8th Ave and entered the apartment that the suspect had run through and saw that it was vacant. They also saw that a window into the unit had been broken. The 60 year old male was charged with burglary and he also had an outstanding parole violation warrant for burglary.
On 01/09/14 at 2:50am, officers responded to the area of 38th and Geary on a report of a male screaming for help. Another caller said that the male was breaking out windows of vehicles with a fire extinguisher. When officers arrived they observed the suspect, shirtless, walking in the middle of the street in the eastbound lanes carrying a fire extinguisher. The officers detained the male and determined that he had entered an apartment building on the 7300 block of Geary and took the extinguisher. He then sprayed it throughout the building and left onto Geary. The suspect then smashed out the windows of three parked vehicles. A cab had approached the intersection and the suspect smashed out the windshield of the cab. The suspect told the officers that he had been drinking and taking “meth” and took a bus out from the Tenderloin. The 47 year old male was charged with aggravated assault and vandalism.
On 01/03/14 on the 1400 block of Broderick, tenants from an apartment all left for work around 8am. One of the occupants however was still asleep. When everyone came home later in the day they saw the numerous items had been taken from the apartment, including 3 laptops and two iPads. The tenant who was home asleep reported that between 11:30am-12pm, she heard someone come into her room but thought it was a roommate and went back to sleep. A rear door had been left unlocked.
Between 01/04/14, 11:30am and 01/08/14, 7:30am on the 1900 block of Anza, a suspect entered a multi-unit garage and took a bike. There were no signs of forced entry.
Between 01/04/14, 5:30pm and 01/06/14, 8:40am on the 3600 block of Cabrillo a suspect pried open a tradesman door and entered a garage. The home was vacant as it is under construction but the suspect took numerous tools from the garage.
Between 01/05/14, 9pm and 01/06/14, 7:20am on the 600 block of 8th Ave, a suspect entered an apartment building by unknown means. The suspect took a bike that was in a common hallway.
Between 01/06/14, 4:45pm and 01/07/14, 7:40am on the 300 block of 19th Ave, a suspect entered a garage of an apartment building and took a bike. There were no signs of forced entry.
Between 01/06/14, 10pm and 01/07/14, 6:30am on the 300 block of 22nd Ave, a suspect pried open the lock box on the front gate of an apartment building. The suspect removed the key and entered the building and went into the garage. The suspect took a bike and a vehicle that was parked inside.
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