[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of July 17, 2013. To be added to the station's mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
CAPTAIN SHARON FERRIGNO’S MESSAGE
Last night, Officer Lai made a fantastic arrest culminating in the seizure of a gun and an arrest of three. Team work is at the core of our philosophy here at Richmond Station. Officer Lai’s arrest is an example of what is accomplished when we work together.
We are preparing for National Night Out which is held this year on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Richmond Station. In the spirit of teamwork, we cannot do our jobs alone; we need you, the community to be our partners in keeping the Richmond District Safe. Please join us for National Night Out at Richmond Station from 5pm to 8pm. If you have not attended before please make an effort to stop by and we encourage you to bring your families, children and seniors. It’s a great opportunity to get to know our officers, neighbors and other first responders.
Our next Community meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6pm. It will be in the Community Room, here at Richmond Station, 461 6th Ave.
On 07/13/13 at 1:30am, a single vehicle accident occurred at Geary and Stanyan Sts. The vehicle traveling north on Stanyan continued straight, jumped the curb and hit a parking meter, street sign and newspaper stand. The newspaper stand flew through the air and hit the glass door of a business on the 3600 block of Geary. The driver, a 30 year old male was charged with driving under the influence.
On 07/13/13 at 5:10pm, on the unit block of Lupine, the victim was home and heard a loud thud from outside. He went to investigate and looked out his kitchen window. He saw the suspect kicking in the door below his window and the saw the suspect swinging up the fire escape. The victim grabbed his phone to call 911 and went to get a neighbor. As the two re-entered the apartment they heard glass break and saw the suspect, still outside, spread the blinds through the broken window. When the suspect saw them he ran down the fire escape. Responding officer located the suspect and after a foot pursuit took him into custody. The 23 year old male was charged with burglary, trespassing and resisting arrest.
On 07/15/13 at 6:05pm, officers conducted a traffic stop on the 700 block of 3rd Ave. The officer approached the driver’s side to ask for identification and when he was handed the drivers license, the driver rolled up the window while the officer was still speaking. The officer instructed the driver to roll the window back down and when he did the officer could smell marijuana from inside. The driver was on parole as was one of the passengers. The officers had all three occupants exit the vehicle to conduct a parole search and located a fully loaded handgun in the trunk. The three males 2 24yr olds and one 21yr old were charged with firearm, ammunition and narcotic violations as well as a parole violation for the two on parole.
On 07/10/13 and 07/11/13, the 91 year old victim received phone calls from a male claiming to be her grandson. The phone number was blocked. He told her that he was in Mexico and had been arrested after being involved in an accident. During each call he said he needed money wired to pay for repairs and she wired a total of $2500. On 07/12/13 she called him on his cell phone to check in and he told her that he had been at work and was not in Mexico.
Between 07/11/13, 4:30pm and 07/12/13, 7am on the 600 block of El Camino Del Mar, a suspect entered a vacant home which is under construction. The suspect removed the plywood securing the garage and took a computer monitor and printer.
On 07/12/13 at 11:10pm the victim was on a 38 Geary MUNI line, outbound, sitting near the rear exit doors. As the bus came to a stop at Geary and Park Presidio the suspect grabbed the phone from her hand. There was a short struggle over the phone and the suspect gained control and fled north on 14th Ave, with another male. The victim gave chase but lost them in the area. The suspect was described as a black male, 16-18yrs wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.
On 07/14/13 at 2am, officers were called to an assault on the 5300 block of Geary. The 21 year old victim was found semi-conscious on the ground. The other parties in the area could only tell the police that they had been at a social event at a nearby bar and that the victim was attacked by several unknown males.
Between 07/14/13, 8pm and 07/15/13, 6:30am on the 1700 block of Pierce St, a suspect(s) entered a garage by unknown means and entered a vehicle parked inside. The vehicle was rifled through but nothing appeared to be missing. While officers were on scene a male came by. He told them that at 3:45am, he was walking past the victim’s garage and saw two suspects inside. The female suspect asked to borrow this male’s cell phone. He declined and kept walking. He described the female as black, 28-30yrs, wearing a beanie and brownish long sleeved sweater. The male was black, 28-30 wearing a beanie and red, yellow, green Jamaican-like patterned shirt.
On 07/16/13 at 12:05pm, two males, both wearing bandanas across their faces, ran into a business on the 1900 block of Clement. One of the males was armed with a handgun and ordered all victim’s onto the ground. They had the owner open up the register and took cash. They took cough syrup and a wallet belonging to a customer. They fled in an unknown direction. The suspects were black males wearing all dark clothing.
On 07/16/13 at 7pm, a 7 year old girl was holding her mom’s cell phone while riding the 38 Geary outbound. As the bus stopped at 17th and Geary, the suspect took the cell phone from the little girl’s hand and fled northbound 17th Ave. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 19-20, wearing a Chicago Bulls hat, gray jacket and blue jeans.
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