[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of April 30, 2010. To be added to the station's mailing list, email email@example.com.]
On 04/24 at 4:10am, an officer was on patrol in the area of 30th & Geary when he heard, then observed two vehicles racing westbound on Geary. He was able to stop one of the vehicles, a red Pontiac, several blocks away. The officer asked the driver for his license, and upon receiving it, realized this subject was a suspect in an auto burglary that occurred in Golden Gate Park on April 17, 2010. The officer detained the driver and discovered cell phones and a laptop in the vehicle. The driver had a suspended license and is also on probation. The 24 year old male was charged with possession of stolen property, driving on a suspended license and a probation violation.
On 04/27 at 2:45am, an officer at Richmond Station received a call from Dispatch that a person had called 911 regarding a car that was chasing him. The dispatcher had the caller drive to Richmond Station and provided the officer a description of the suspect’s vehicle. The officer went outside as the victim drove up and pointed to a black SUV, telling the officer “He’s chasing me.” The officer approached the driver of the black SUV, who denied he was chasing anyone and was just trying to get home. The officer noticed that the address on the suspect’s license showed he lived in the opposite direction. The officer determined that the male was on probation and was driving without a license. A search of the vehicle revealed narcotics. The 30 year old male was charged with a narcotics violation, and driving without a license.
On 04/28 at 9:30pm, officers were called to 7th and Fulton on a report of a vandalism to a parked vehicle. The caller had observed the suspect punch the driver’s side mirror, knocking it off its base. Officers located the suspect down the street and detained him. He told them he had been arguing with his girlfriend, who was no longer present. The 22 year old male who is on parole was charge with the vandalism and a parole violation.
Between 04/24, 8:30pm and 04/25, 7:45am on the 1700 block of Broderick, a suspect gained entry into a garage and stole the vehicle parked inside. There were no signs of forced entry.
On 04/25 at 4:10pm, the victim was walking on 20th Ave near Anza St. The suspect came up from behind her and grabbed her purse off of her shoulder. The suspect was described as a male, late teens to early 20’s with short spiky hair. He was wearing dark colored clothing and fled west bound on Anza.
On 04/25 at 6:00pm, the suspect walked into a business on the 3200 block of Geary. He wandered the store for 30-40 minutes, asking questions of the employees as he looked around. At one point one of the employees noticed that the bottom of the suspect’s pants leg was bulging as if he was concealing items. The employee confronted the suspect who refused to show her what was there and started for the front door. The employee stood at the front door and was pushed and pinched by the suspect, and he fled out the front door to an awaiting vehicle. The suspect was described as a male in his late 20’s wearing a red headband, long sleeved shirt and blue jeans. The vehicle was described as a white 4 door sedan.
On 04/27 at 12:33am, the victim had been working in his garage on the 700 block of 18th Ave. He exited his garage, closed the door and then walked up his front stairs. The suspect came up from behind him, pushed him down and took cash from his pocket. The suspect, a male in his late 40’s fled south on 18th Ave.
On 04/27 at 2:45pm the victim was walking westbound on the 1700 block of Clement. The suspect exited a silver vehicle, ran over to the victim and grabbed her purse from her shoulder. The suspect re-entered the vehicle which drove off south on 18th Ave.
On 04/27 at 10:48pm, two victims were doing their laundry on the 700 block of Arguello. One of the victims had their laptop sitting on a counter in full view of the front window. The two suspects entered the business; one of them had a handgun and pointed it at the two victims. One of the suspect’s took the laptop from the counter and they both fled north on Arguello. The suspects were described as males in their late teens wearing dark clothing.
On 04/28, between 2:00am and 4:00pm on the unit block of 7th Ave, a suspect gained entry into a backyard through a gate. The suspect then took two bicycles from a rear storage unit.
On 04/29, between 11:30am and 6:30pm on the 400 block of 14th Ave, a suspect gained entry into an apartment by prying open the front door. Once inside the suspect took a television, jewelry and a camera.
On 04/29, between 11:45am and 12:45pm on the 4300 block of California St, a suspect entered a laundromat and pried open the coin boxes affixed to the washing machines. The suspect took several hundred dollars in coin.
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