[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of September 13, 2013. To be added to the station's mailing list, email email@example.com.]
CAPTAIN SHARON FERRIGNO’S MESSAGE
With school back in session Richmond Station has been working side by side with our local schools to ease into the school year. We welcome Officer Cesar Perez to the school car assignment. Cesar and Officer Ramesh Shangaran work closely with our schools and our youth. Both officers bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise that is a great fit with their role as our school resource officers.
College is also back in full swing. Officers from Richmond Station have been working closely with Alcohol Beverage Control to curb underage drinking. Last week we cited 10 minors inside a local bar on Geary Blvd and we cited 7 other bar patrons for various quality of life violations including drinking in public, public urination and open container violations. We will continue to be out enforcing the “Good Neighbor” policy and holding bars and night life venues accountable
Our next Community meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6pm. It will be in the Community Room, here at Richmond Station, 461 6th Ave.
On 09/06/13 at 7:45am, officer were traveling east on Geary approaching 22nd Ave when they observed a van stopped in the middle of the intersection. The driver was slumped over the steering wheel of the van. Officer approached and tried to wake up the driver and after several attempts he awoke. The officers had the driver step out of the vehicle and saw that he was a well known auto burglar and auto thief from the Richmond District. The officers contacted the registered owner of the van and he confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen from 22nd and Balboa. Officers located in the suspect’s backpack numerous keys, a lock pick set, crow bar and pliers. The 33 year old male was charged with stolen auto and possession of burglary tools.
On 09/07/13 at 1:56am, officers were patrolling the area of 11th and Fulton when they observed the suspect riding his bike on the sidewalk along the passenger side of parked vehicles. The officers detained the male and determined that he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. While the officers were conducting the investigation the suspect got up and ran into Golden Gate Park and into the wooded area. The officers gave chase with the officer tackling the suspect to the ground. The suspect continued to resist, kicking at the officers and with the uneven terrain, poison oak, and tree branches on the ground were able to take him into custody. Officers then located a 3 inch fixed blade knife with attached spiked metal knuckles on the ground near the suspect. The suspect admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamine and was charged with warrants, battery on a police officer and possession of a prohibited weapon.
On 09/08/13 at 9:05pm, officers were sent to 21st and Geary on a report of an auto theft in progress. The caller was reporting that it appeared that the suspects were attempting to hot wire a car. When the officers arrived on scene they observed one male sitting in the driver’s seat and another standing in between the open driver’s side door and the driver’s seat. Officers could see that the ignition had been removed and the vehicle was running without a key in the ignition. Officers detained the two males, as well as the two female passengers in the back seat and contacted the registered owner. The owner confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen from O’Farrell St. The two males, 22yrs old and 34yrs old, were charged with stolen auto and the two passengers were released from the scene.
On 09/09/13 at 10:40pm, officers were in the area of Sutter and Broderick Sts when they observed a male walking in the middle of the street. They stopped to speak to him and he gave them a false name and could provide no identification. Further investigation revealed his true identity and it was determined that had an outstanding parole violation warrant and was also a sex registrant out of compliance by not meeting his registration requirements. The 26yr old male was booked accordingly.
On 09/11/13 at 10:15pm, plainclothes officers were in the area of Sutter and Broderick on foot, walking through the public housing parking. They could see three males standing together speaking loudly, drinking alcohol. As they got closer to the group another tenant was yelling out the window for be quiet and stop drinking. The tenant went on to say that if they didn’t leave they would call the police. The officers then announced that they were already there. The males turned around and saw the officers. One of the male’s eyes got extremely wide as if he was surprised and took off running, grabbing his waistband. Officers gave chase and tackled the suspect to the ground. They recovered a loaded firearm in his waistband. He was also in possession of narcotics. The 42 year old was booked on numerous firearm violations as well as possession of narcotics.
On 09/12/13 at 8:15am, on the 3000 block of Pacific, the victims were loading their vehicle preparing to go to the airport. The wife had placed a diaper bag in the vehicle and went back inside. When she returned the diaper bag containing her wallet and iPhone were missing from the vehicle. The victim’s viewed their surveillance video which showed the suspect walking up the driveway, open the back door and takes the bag from the car. The husband took a still photo of the suspect and the wife began to track her phone while calling 911. The husband set off to find the suspect and officer responded to the route the phone was being tracked. Officers located the suspect, in his vehicle at Chestnut and Sansome Sts. The husband had also arrived and showed the photo of the suspect he had taken to the officers and it matched the driver of the vehicle. The phone and wallet were recovered. The 38 year old male, who is on probation was charged with auto burglary, possession of stolen property and probation violation.
On 09/07/13 at 1:10am, the victim was walking on the 300 block of Anza when she was approached by two suspects, one armed with a handgun. The suspect pointed the gun at her and demanded her belongings. The victim complied and handed over her purse which contained her phone and identification. The suspects then fled east on Anza towards Masonic. The suspects were described as a Hispanic male, 20-30yrs, with short hair and gray pants. The other was a black male, 20-30yrs wearing all dark clothing.
Between 09/08/13, 11pm and 09/09/13, 7:30am on the 400 block of Arguello, a suspect entered a multi-unit garage and took two bikes. There were no signs of forced entry.
On 09/10/13 at 1:50am, officers responded to an alarm call on the 3600 block of California St. and that the alarm covered a side door. Officers arrived and found the side door ajar and conducted a walkthrough of the premise. The suspect had fled but had pried open the cash registers. The owner was contacted and responded to the scene. They informed the officers that cash was not kept in the register so there was no monetary loss but a ladder was taken from an upstairs office. The suspect gained entry into the business by smashing out a rear window.
The suspect from the above incident apparently took the ladder to the business next door and after removing the cover to the skylight, lowered the ladder inside and gained access. The suspect then pried open the cash register and took a small amount of cash.
On 09/11/13 at 9:50am, officers responded to a call of a burglary on the 600 block of Arguello. They told the officers that someone had pried open the cover of the lock box for the mailman and took the key. They told the officers that the suspect had gone into the garage and it was unknown what if anything was taken. The building manager had been notified and responded while the officers were there. They were able to view surveillance video which showed two suspects enter the apartment building at 2:22am, empty handed and leave at 2:28am carrying a skateboard. The suspects were described as a black male, 35-45yrs, wearing a baseball cap, jacket and jeans; the second was a white female, 40-45yrs, with shoulder length hair, wearing a sweater.
On 09/11/13 at 2:54am, a suspect entered a business on the 3700 block of Geary through an unlocked rear door. The suspect took a checkbook and credit cards.
Between 09/11/13, 9:30pm and 09/12/13, 7:15am, on the 100 block of 20th Ave, a suspect entered a garage by unknown means and took a bike.
On 09/12/13, between 5pm and 10pm on the 4800 block of Fulton, the suspect entered a home and took a camera and laptop. There were no signs of forced entry.
On 09/12/13 at 8:55pm, the victims were sitting in a vehicle on the 1500 block of Baker waiting for a relative to get off of work. The suspect approached the passenger side of the vehicle and pointed a handgun at the occupants. The suspect demanded their property and the victim’s complied. The suspect fled south on Baker. He was described as a black male, 30-35yrs wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
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