[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of April 19, 2010. To be added to the station's mailing list, email email@example.com.]
CAPTAIN RICHARD CORREIA’S MESSAGE
About two weeks ago there was a grand theft committed on a MUNI bus at 33rd Avenue and Geary Boulevard . A MUNI driver had parked his bus and exited briefly. It was then that three young passengers stole the driver’s Muni Railway jacket, which had been hanging near the driver’s seat. The suspects fled with the coat which contained several items of personal property, including the driver’s hearing aids. The hearing aids were valued at $2500.
Officer T. Moore, Richmond ’s school car officer, contacted MUNI authorities to obtain video recordings made inside of the bus at the time of the theft. Officer Moore was able to print photos of the suspects from the video data and then he visited nearby schools in an effort to identify the suspects. He was successful in his endeavors and two of the three suspects were arrested and cited for the theft last week.
Officer Moore was able to reunite the driver with his coat; however, the hearing aids couldn’t be located. I am delighted with Officer Moore’s tenacity and the manner in which embraces his duties. He is well suited to police work and we are lucky to have him working with the youth in our community. I am confident that the juvenile authorities will be seeking restitution for the driver’s loss.
On April 20, 2010 we received a report that Muni Driver’s coat had been stolen from a bus at 6th Avenue and Geary Boulevard . Officers quickly recovered the coat; however, the thief could not be located.
On 04/11/10 at approximately 5:30pm a victim and two of his friends were inside the victim’s home on the 6300 block of California Street . Two suspects, one of whom was an acquaintance of the victim, dropped by for a visit. After being in the home for an hour, one of the suspects brandished a handgun and ordered the victim and his friends to the ground. The suspects tied up three victims with zip-ties, robbed the victims and fled the scene. The victims were able to free themselves and called 911. Two of the victims then searched the area for the suspects. The victims located the suspects’ truck on the 2500 block of Lake Street . The victims waited until the suspects returned and confronted them. A fight ensued and, when the victim saw that the suspect was reaching for the gun, he struck him in the face. Some of the victim’s property fell to the ground and was retrieved. At this point the victims left the scene. Several witnesses called 911 to report the fight and officers arrived on scene and located both suspects. Both had been injured, one seriously, both were transported to a local hospital. The victims sustained minor injuries. The suspects, one 36 year old male and one 28 year old male, were charged with robbery and false imprisonment.
On 04/12/10 at 5:05pm a Public Works Department employee observed a juvenile graffiti a traffic signs on the 300 block of 11th Avenue . The employee contacted the police and kept an eye on the suspect until officers arrived. He pointed out the suspect, a 16 year old male, who admitted to officers that he did in fact “tag” the sign. The perpetrator was charged with vandalism and released to his parent.
On 04/10/10 between 2:30pm and 4:30pm a suspect took a bike that was locked at the bike rack outside the Academy of Sciences .
On 04/12 at 2:30pm a suspect walked into a bank on the 2800 block of Geary Boulevard . He approached the teller and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and the suspect fled the bank. When the manager became aware of what had just occurred he ran out and observed the suspect get into a vehicle and drive off south on Collins Street . The suspect was described as a male 40-50 years of age wearing a black jacket, gray polo shirt and black pants. He was also carrying a briefcase.
Between 04/17/10 at 9:00pm and 04/18/110 at 6:15pm on the 2000 block of Pierce Street a suspect entered into a garage and took a bike. There were no signs of forced entry.
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