[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of April 25, 2014. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
CAPTAIN SIMON SILVERMAN’S MESSAGE
Congratulations are in order for veteran Richmond Station Officer Rosemary Castro who will be retiring next week after 32 years of service to the SFPD. Her last day on duty will be Monday the 28th. Rose started the police academy in 1982. After graduating from the academy, she completed her field training in the Mission District and was then assigned to Ingleside Station. She also spent time working at the Communications Division, Southern Station, and once more at Mission Station before coming to the Richmond District in 2001. For the last 13 years, she has served the community as a patrol officer, answering calls, making arrests and keeping the residents of the district safe. We will miss her wisdom and experience and we wish her a happy, healthy and long retirement.
Our next Community meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6pm. It will be in the Community Room, here at Richmond Station, 461 6th Ave.
On 04/17/14 at 7:55am, an auto burglary occurred in the area of Stow Lake. A witness called and provided a description of the suspects and the vehicle they were in including the license plate. Officers were aware of this vehicle as it had been used in an auto burglary in Stern Grove earlier in the week and prior to that incident, the occupants had been identified in a traffic stop at 7th and Judah. On 04/18/14 at 1:40pm, the vehicle and suspects were located on the 1800 block of Silver and detained. In the vehicle was property belonging to several victims. The suspects, a 32yr old male and a 25yr old female were charged with the auto burglaries, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.
On 04/18/14 at 5:15am officers were called to the 200 block of Funston regarding an auto burglary in progress. The caller described the suspect and advised that he was on a bike. The officers arrived and the suspect attempted to flee on the bike but was detained. The caller told the officers that they observed the suspect looking in the window of the vehicle and “jimmy” it open and enter the vehicle. The officers recovered 2 CD/stereo faceplates as well as numerous burglar tools. The 51yr old male was charged with auto burglary, possession of burglar tools and stolen property.
On 04/19/14 at 6:45am, officers responded to the 600 block of 36th Ave on a report of a robbery that had just occurred with the suspects firing a handgun. The victim reported that the suspects fled in a gold four door sedan. As officers were responding to the area they spotted a gold 4door sedan at 31st Ave and Cabrillo St. When the officer got behind the suspect’s vehicle it fled from the officer. The suspects intentionally hit another officer’s vehicle on 43rd at Cabrillo and continued to flee into Golden Gate Park. The suspect went west on Lincoln from 19th Ave and again stuck the officers vehicle, this time causing the suspect’s vehicle to lose control and both occupants were taken into custody. It was later determined that these suspects were not the suspects from the robbery, but fled as they were in a stolen vehicle, on probation and suspects in a burglary from the Taraval District. The driver of the stolen vehicle was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, stolen auto, possession of stolen property and probation violation. The passenger was charged with being in possession of ammunition and probation violations.
On 04/25/14 at 6:55am, a resident of a home on the 500 block of 14th Ave awoke to a stranger sleeping on his living room couch. The resident quickly checked the doors into the building and saw that the tradesman door and iron gate were damaged and forced open. Officers were called and detained the male in the living room. The male told the officers that the front door was unlocked and acknowledged that he did not live there. The suspect, a 30yr old male was charged with burglary, vandalism and trespassing.
On 04/17/14 between 12am and 7:30pm on the 1500 block of Broderick, a suspect entered an apartment by breaking a window. The suspect took jewelry and a TV.
On 04/18/14 at 3:54pm, on the 200 block of 30th Ave, a suspect took packages that had been delivered and left on the front stoop. Surveillance video shows the suspect as a white male, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He was also wearing mirrored sunglasses. The loss was clothing.
Between 04/18/14, 11:15pm and 04/19/14, 6:30am on the 4400 block of Balboa, a suspect entered a multi-unit garage and took a bike. There were no signs of forced entry.
Between 04/19/14, 2pm and 04/20/24, 9:30am on the 400 block of 33rd Ave, a suspect entered a multi-unit garage by unknown means. One of the tenants had left their car window open and the suspect took an iPad from the vehicle.
Between 04/19/14, 7:30pm and 04/20/14, 8:15am on the 100 block of Jordan, a suspect entered a garage by prying off one of the panels in the door. The suspect took the vehicle that was parked inside.
On 04/19/14 at 9pm, on the 1000 block of the Great Highway the victim was walking back to his vehicle when he heard a loud thump coming from the area of his car. As he ran to his car he saw the suspect standing by the front passenger door and saw that the window was now smashed. As the suspect started to walk away, the victim grabbed his arm and during a brief struggle, they both fell to the ground. The suspect struck the victim in the side of his face, possibly with a handle of a screwdriver. The suspect then fled south then into the area of the soccer fields. The suspect was described as a black male, 45-50yrs, wearing a dark hat, light blue long sleeved shirt with a black vest on top and dark jeans.
On 04/19/14 at 9pm, the victim was walking north on 16th Ave towards Clement St. The victim was carrying her purse with the strap across her body. The suspect approached from behind and began to pull on the purse. The victim tried to keep a grip on it, but the suspect pulled harder and caused the victim to lose her grip and fall to the ground. The suspect fled north on 16th Ave. The suspect was a white female with dark hair past her shoulders, wearing a gray baggy sweatshirt. The victim sustained injuries but refused medical treatment.
On 04/20/14 between 4pm and 6pm, a suspect entered an office area in the garage and took a Bluetooth earpiece and a business check. The suspect also cut the wires to the mouse, keyboard and speakers to the computer. The residents were upstairs at the time and thought they heard a door slam earlier; there were no signs of forced entry.
On 04/23/14, between 3pm and 5pm a suspect entered an apartment by unknown means. The suspect took jewelry, an iPad and a Kindle.Crime | 13 comments