[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of October 30, 2009. To be added to the station's mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.]
CAPTAIN RICHARD CORREIAâ€™S MESSAGE
While analyzing crime trends in the Richmond District we identified a concentration of burglaries in a portion of one patrol sector. While the overall number of burglaries in the entire sector has not increased significantly over historical trends, in an area bounded by Geary Boulevard, 27th Avenue, Balboa Street and 28th Avenue we have seen more reports than in other similar sized areas in the District. There have been six burglaries in this area in the past thirty days. These are day-time burglaries where entry is made through windows, from rooftops and by fire escapes. We donâ€™t want to alarm you, but we do want to keep you well informed of the risks and support you in managing them.
Please notify us immediately if you notice any suspicious activity in your neighborhood by calling 415-553-0123, or 911 in an emergency.
If you are concerned about your residenceâ€™s vulnerability to burglary, please contact San Francisco SAFE to arrange for an on-site security survey. This is a free service for single residential units, including both houses and units in larger buildings. Written recommendations are provided as part of a security survey. Surveys are helpful in assessing the overall security of a home and implementing effective preventative measures. You can contact SAFE at 415-553-1984, email@example.com to request a security survey.
If you have any information about these burglaries please call Officer Lorie Brophy at 666-8028.
During the past week, there were 22 traffic accidents, 7 involving injuries. There were 10 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license. There was 1 arrest for driving under the influence.
On 10/25/09 at 2:41pm a third party called dispatch regarding a vehicle that appeared to be attempting to run another car off the road. The witness told the dispatcher that the suspect was making threatening gestures towards the victimâ€™s vehicle. This started in the area of 25th Ave Lincoln. A plainclothes officer responded to 25th and Fulton and observed the suspects vehicle exit the park and travel east on Fulton Street at a high rate of speed. A marked unit made a traffic stop on the 700 block of 15th Avenue and detained the suspect. The officers were not able to locate the victims of this incident but determined that the suspect had an outstanding warrant for vandalism. The 27 year old male was arrested for the warrant.
On 10/23/09 at 6:30pm on the 2900 block of California Street a victim was attempting to park his vehicle when the suspect drove into the space the victim was trying to back into. The victim told the suspect that he was very rude, and the suspect replied, â€œLearn how to parkâ€ and walked away. A space became available a short time later in front of the suspect and the victim parked his car and went into his home. At 8:30pm the victim was standing down the street and saw the suspect return to his vehicle. The victim saw the suspect key all four doors and get into his own car and drive away. The victim was able to get the license plate of the suspectâ€™s vehicle and contacted the police. Plainclothes officers later met with the victim, who was able to identify the suspect through a photo line-up. It was also determined that the amount of damage to the victimâ€™s vehicle was over $3000.00. On 10/27 those officers located the suspect on the 1800 block of 8th Avenue. The 29 year old male was charged with vandalism.
Between 10/22/09 8pm and 10/23/09 at 9:00am on the 1500 block of Lake Street a suspect entered into a residential garage and took two bicycles and equipment from the garage. There were no signs of forced entry.
On 10/23/09 between 8:00am and 2:30pm on the 500 block of 27th Avenue a suspect entered into an apartment and took an I-pod, laptop and game system. Entry was made via a rear sliding door.
On 10/24/09 at 12:01am a victim was walking up her front steps on the 1800 block of Broderick Street when a suspect ran up the stairs behind her. He grabbed at the strap of her purse and pulled her back down the stairs. The victim let go of the purse and the suspect fled to a waiting vehicle. The suspect was described as a male, 20-30 years of age, wearing a dark colored
sweatshirt and blue jeans. The vehicle was described as a tan 4 door sedan.
On 10/26/09 at 8:15pm a victim was on a 38 Geary MUNI line headed towards downtown. The victim was texting on his phone and, as the bus came to a stop at Geary and Masonic, a suspect grabbed the victimâ€™s phone from his hand and ran off the bus. The suspect, a male 15-17 years of age wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans fled west on Geary Boulevard.
Between 10/27/09 at 9:30pm and 10/28/09 at 7:25am on the 2000 block of Baker Street a suspect entered into a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home. The suspect took items from the vehicle, and then, with the garage remote that had been left in the car, opened the door and took a computer keyboard from the garage.
On 10/28/09 at 12:50am a victim was walking on Clay Street near Broderick Street. A suspect approached him from behind and put him in a â€œbear hugâ€. The victim was then struck on the nose but he was able to take off running. The suspect gave chase and attempted to grab the victimâ€™s backpack off his back. The victim began yelling for help and after several other attempts to take the bag; the suspect gave up and ran east bound on Clay Street. There was a second male, however he did not participate.
On 10/28/09 at 1:30am the victim was walking on 11th Avenue towards Cabrillo Street. A vehicle pulled along side the victim and the passenger exited and pointing a handgun at the victim. The armed suspect told the victim to give up his bag, and the victim complied. The suspect got back in the car which then fled north on 11th Avenue. The suspect was a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. The vehicle was described as a dark 4 door sedan.
On 10/28/09 at 1:37am a victim was walking on Beaumont Street towards Geary Boulevard. The victim heard footsteps of someone approaching her from behind and turned around to see a suspect holding a handgun. The victim was ordered to surrender her purse and when she did the suspect ran to a nearby vehicle. The suspects fled south on Beaumont towards Anza. The suspect is described as an 18-22 year old male wearing a white t-shirt. The vehicle was a dark 4 door sedan.
On 10/28 between 8:30am and 5:30pm, a suspect gained entry into a residence and took a laptop. Entry may have been made via a sliding glass door.
On 10/28/09 at 3:20pm the victim was walking south on 18th Avenue towards Anza Street. The suspect ran up from behind the victim and grabbed a necklace from around her neck. The suspect then continued south on 18th Avenue. He was described as being 16-18 years of age wearing all black clothing.
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