[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of May 30, 2013. To be added to the station's mailing list, email email@example.com.]
CAPTAIN SHARON FERRIGNO’S MESSAGE
This week in the Richmond District we have had a few incidents of car burglaries where thieves are taking the garage door opener from the car and then using the remote to burglarize the home. If your car is broken into please check immediately for your remote. Consider stowing your door opener in your purse or pocket and bringing it in your home rather than leaving it in the car. If your remote is taken reprogram your opener immediately. It is not difficult, there is a code on the overhead mechanism that you can change.
We have also had a few incidents of lock box key theft. Some residents leave their gate key in a lock box for letter carrier’s to access the mail box. Thieves are breaking into the lock box, taking the key and burglarizing the home. If this sounds like a practice your family prescribes to, you may want to rethink that strategy and talk to your letter carrier. In past newsletters we have spoken about blessing scams that target elder immigrants. This week the District Attorney’s office gave away shopping bags to warn against such scams. There was a misprint which should read “If the scammers approach me what do I do? Leave immediately and dial 911. Follow up with the District Attorney’s Office later by calling 415-551-9597. If you are the loved one or caregiver of an elderly person in our community please take a moment to let them know their first step is to call 911.
Our next Community meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 6pm. It will be in the Community Room, here at Richmond Station, 461 6th Ave.
On 05/24/13 at 12:37am, the driver of a vehicle was traveling west on Geary Bl and made a U-turn at 24th Ave, to go eastbound. The driver hit and went over the center median, back across the westbound lanes, struck a park car and two parking meters. The 21 year old male was charged with driving under the influence.
On 05/24/13 at 5:40pm, officers were called to a business on the 3200 block of California St on a call of a person trying to cash a stolen check. The bank had called the owner of the check and he confirmed that his checks had been stolen in February. The officers detained the woman attempting to cash the $3600 dollar check. She was on probation and had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The 35 year old woman was charged with fraud, burglary, possession of stolen property and a probation violation.
On 05/24/13 at 7:50pm, officers responded to a call of a possible fight or purse snatch at 9th and Geary. The caller was then reporting that the two people involved apparently knew each other and had gotten into a gray Toyota and left south on 9th Ave towards Anza. A responding officer located the vehicle at 9th and Anza and detained the two occupants, a male and female. The fight was apparently over the woman’s’ drug use. Officers observed that the woman appeared to be altered and showed signs of being under the influence of narcotics. As the male was driving with a suspended license, the vehicle was going to be towed. Officers located numerous drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle along with prescription medication in other person’s names. The two were charged with narcotic violations.
On 05/25/13 at 3:15pm, officers were called to the Baker Beach Parking lot in the Presidio on a call of a male sleeping on a 29 Line MUNI bus that the driver couldn’t wake up. The officers were able to get him up and he told them he had too much to drink and passed out. The officers conducted a warrant check on the male and determined that he had two warrants for his arrest for indecent exposure, one from San Mateo County, the other from Alameda County. The 38 year old male was booked on the warrants.
On 05/25/13 at 9:50pm, officers went to a call of two roommates in a fight on the 1400 Baker St, with one roommate threatening the other with a knife. The caller had locked himself in his bedroom. When officers arrived the male threw his keys to them so they could enter the apartment and told the officers that the roommate was at his bedroom door with the knife. Officers entered and located the suspect and detained her. The victim told the officers that he had heard noises in the kitchen and found the suspect throwing dishes around. When he questioned this behavior, she picked up a kitchen knife and threatened him. When she advanced, he ran to his room and locked the door. Officer located at least ten holes in the wall that the suspect had made with the knife. The suspect kept screaming at the officers and said she welcomed going back to jail. The 35 year old female was charged with threats, brandishing a weapon and aggravated assault.
On April 24, 2013 a victim met up with the suspect on the 400 block of Walnut to sell a watch and bracelet that he had posted on Craigslist. The victim was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects who took his property. Through the investigation, officers were able to identify one of the suspects and issued a warrant for his arrest. On 05/28/13, the 21 year old male was located taken into custody. He was charged with robbery.
On 05/29/13 at 9:30am, the victim was on a westbound #1 California MUNI line. She was standing on the bus, talking on her cell phone with her earpiece in. Suddenly the suspect, who was sitting next to the victim, grabbed the victim’s phone and threw it to the ground, causing it to break. The suspect shouted to the victim that she was stupid and exited the bus at California and Presidio Ave. The victim also got off the bus and watched as the suspect entered a building on the 3200 block of California St. Officers located the suspect who told the officers that the phone had been tracking her and had been for some time. The suspect was charged with battery and vandalism to property.
Between 05/21/13 and 05/30/13 on the 1300 block of Lyon, a suspect entered an apartment by unknown means and took a TV, desktop computer, bicycle, jewelry and a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes.
On 05/25/13, between 12:30am and 9:30am on the 2500 block of Post St, a suspect entered an apartment building and entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the garage. The suspect took a laptop.
Between 05/26/13, 11pm and 05/27/13, 10am on the 200 block of 14th Ave, a suspect entered a vehicle that was parked on the street. From that vehicle he took a garage remote and entered the garage. The suspect then took a purse from the vehicle that was parked in the garage and used the credit cards at various locations. There was no forced entry into the vehicle that was parked on the street.
Between 05/28/13, 7pm and 05/29/13, 3pm on the 6700 block of Fulton, a suspect entered a garage through an unlocked side door and took sunglasses and coins from a vehicle parked inside.
Between 05/28/13, 9:30pm and 05/29/13, 4:30am on the 100 block of 15th Ave, a suspect entered a home through an unlocked front door and took the car keys that were sitting at the bottom of the steps. The suspect then used the keys to steal the car that was parked in front of home.
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