[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of June 11, 2010. To be added to the station's mailing list, email email@example.com.]
CAPTAIN RICHARD CORREIA’S MESSAGE
When you park your car please be sure that there is no property left in the passenger compartment. I have made this suggestion many times before because we know that an auto burglar will pass on breaking into a vehicle if there isn’t any property visible. Burglars are not interested in a time consuming search of a vehicle on a chance they will discover some item of value. They will keep looking into cars and pick one that contains some potential reward.
In an auto break-in case that is described below the burglar that was arrested said, “I’m sorry, I am not usually like this, I saw an opportunity.” His opportunity, for which he damaged a vehicle and committed a felony, consisted of just a few small items of chattel that the vehicle’s owner left visible in his car. This pattern is played several times a day in the district and we can stop it by simply removing the “opportunity”.
During the past week, there were 25 traffic accidents, 10 involving injuries. There were 5 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license. There were 2 arrests for driving under the influence.
Please join us at our next Police Community Relations Forum at Richmond Station (461 6th Avenue) on June 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM.
On 06/08/10 at 2:25am officers were called to an auto break-in in progress on the 1400 block of Balboa Street. The victim reported that he was looking out his front window and saw the suspect in the front passenger seat of his (victim’s) car. When officers arrived on scene the suspect was still in the vehicle and was startled by the officer’s presence. The 27 year old suspect said, “I’m sorry, I am not usually like this, I saw an opportunity.” The male was charged with the auto burglary and possession of burglar tools.
On 06/08/10 at 3:10pm officers were sent to 30th Avenue & Fulton Street to do a well being check on a female who appeared to be extremely intoxicated. They located her asleep on a bench with a half empty bottle of vodka next to her. Officers attempted to learn her name and where she lived but she wasn’t able to give them a straight answer. The female was then going to be detained for being drunk in pubic and then later released when sober. As the officers attempted to get her to the patrol vehicle she began to kick and scream at the officers. Although she did kick the officers, they were not injured. When the officers got her downtown she assaulted one of them again. The 25 year old female was charged with battery on an officer and being drunk in public.
On 06/09/10 at 9:15pm the victim was walking on Washington Street near Broderick. Two female suspects were walking ahead of the victim. Just as the victim began to pass the suspects, she took out her I-phone to retrieve an incoming text. One of the suspects then grabbed the victim’s I-phone from her hand, which the victim demanded back. The suspect who took the phone ran away but the victim chased her and caught her. The suspect punched the victim and the second suspect grabbed the victim from behind and threw her to the ground. While on the ground the second suspect grabbed for the victim’s purse, but the victim didn’t let go. Eventually the suspects fled with the phone. Officers who had responded to the call were able to track the phone and broadcast the direction of the suspects along with the description of the two females. The suspects were located at Golden Gate and Van Ness and detained. The victim’s property was recovered. The two females, a 19 year old and a 20 year old, were charged with the robbery.
Between 06/03/10 at 6:00pm and 06/04/10 at 7:30am on the Heather Avenue a suspect gained entry into an apartment garage. The suspect took a camera from the trunk of a vehicle parked inside. There were no signs of forced entry.
Between 06/03/10 and 06/05/10 on the 4300 block of Fulton, a suspect gained entry into a garage and took a bike. There were no signs of forced entry.
Between 06/04/10 at 3:30pm and 06/0/10 at 11:00pm on the 2800 block of Jackson Street the suspect gained entry into a residence and took a laptop. There were no signs of forced entry.
Between 06/05/10 at 12:00pm and 06/06/10 at 9:10am on the 3000 block of Clement Street a suspect gained entry into a business by prying open the front door. The loss is still being determined.
On 06/05/10 between 1:15pm and 5:00pm on the 1900 block of Clement Street a suspect entered a common garage of an apartment building and took a bike.
On 06/07/10, at 10:00pm a victim was walking on the Great Highway near Fulton Street. He was approached by 6 males and one of them grabbed at his pockets and asked what he had. When the victim replied that he only had credit cards a second suspect hit him in the head and threw him to the ground. The suspects then took his cell phone and fled into Golden Gate Park . The victim made his way home and called the police two hours later.
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