[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of May 10, 2013. To be added to the station's mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
CAPTAIN SHARON FERRIGNO’S MESSAGE
Officer Wilberg of Richmond Station did a fantastic job of blocking traffic off and preventing a tragedy at 2nd Avenue and Lake Street when a sink hole developed and opened a huge hole in the street. I received a call from the PUC complimenting his rapid response and attention to detail.
Special congratulations to Washington High School Eagles Baseball team coached by Officer Rob Fung of the SFPD. The Eagles played in the city championship way to go Eagles.
Those of you going out in the evening please lock and secure your belongings and don’t leave valuables in your car. We have seen an upswing in car break-ins along the Geary Blvd both on the street and in the parking lots.
Our next Community meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6pm. It will be in the Community Room, here at Richmond Station, 461 6th Ave. (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
On 05/02/13 at 9:45am, an officer was patrolling the area of Golden Gate Park, near the west end, behind the soccer fields. He came upon a male sleeping in a tent and also noticed personal items strewn about, and fresh feces just outside the tent. The officer contacted the male and asked for identification. The male said he had none and provided a name. When questioned further, the male gave a second name and date of birth. The officer transported the male to the station to verify his true identity and once that was determined, the male had an outstanding warrant for burglary. The 47 year old male was booked on the warrant.
On 05/04/13 at 1:20am, the victims were on the 38 Geary Muni line, as was the suspect. The victims were laughing at the music the suspect was listening to and that they could hear. The victims got off the bus at 33rd Ave and Geary and the suspect followed. The victims and suspect crossed the street and the suspect came up to the first victim and said “What’s so funny?” He then hit him in the mouth with a metal sap, causing a tooth to break and a cut to his lip. The second victim tried to calm the suspect down and he was hit in the nose with the sap. The suspect, a 27 year old male was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon.
On 05/04/13 at 8:10am, officers were called to a report of a man with a knife in the area of 15th and Geary Blvd. Officers arrived on scene and detained the suspect who was in possession of 3 knives, 2 corkscrews, a box cutter and a pair of shears. The victim told the officers that he was inside a local business and the suspect entered. He was talking to himself and then approached two girls sitting at a table and called them names. The suspect then looked in the direction of the victim and said “I’ll knock you down.” The suspect turned away momentarily and when he turned back he had taken one of the knives out of a case, then put it back and told the victim he wanted the victim’s guitar. The victim picked up his purchase and left the business, calling 911. The 26 year old suspect was charged with attempted robbery, threats and brandishing a weapon.
On 05/04/13 at 9:35pm, an officer patrolling Golden Gate Park came across a male who was taking garbage from a can and creating a mess on the sidewalk. The officer stopped to talk to the male and when asked for his identification, the suspect showed him is County Jail ID bracelet which he was still wearing. The suspect was on probation and a search of his backpack revealed methamphetamine. The 21 year old male was charged with narcotic violations.
On 05/05/13 at 10:25pm, officers were called to 43rd and Fulton on a call of a male refusing to exit a MUNI bus. When the officers arrived, the suspect, who was the only one on the bus, had his head resting on his knees and his arms covering his face. The officers shook the male to wake him and the suspect said, “I’m fine, I am just meditating.” The officers informed him that he needed to exit the bus but he ignored them and tried to go back to sleep. The officers were able to get him into a standing position and removed him from the bus. The 22 year old male had a warrant for his arrest for aggravated assault and was charged accordingly.
On 05/08/13 at 5:40am, officers responded to a call of loud banging coming from a white vehicle parked on the 700 block of Parker. The callers thought that someone was in distress as they could see an occupant in the vehicle. When officers arrived they located two occupants in the car with the seats fully reclined. Neither of the occupants could answer the officers’ questions as to who the car belonged to. The original caller told the officers that the suspects had also been going back and forth to another vehicle parked in front. The officers located a third suspect in the second vehicle. When the officers took the first two out of the white vehicle, they saw that the steering wheel column was damaged and the ignition was punched. The officers located the owner of the white vehicle at his home nearby and he told them he did not know the suspects, nor was his vehicle damaged when he parked it earlier in the evening. Some of the victim’s property was also located in the second vehicle. The three suspects, 37, 38 and 41 year olds were charged with attempted auto theft, burglary and possession of burglary tools.
Between 05/05/13, 7pm and 05/06/13, 5:55am in the area of 45th Ave and Geary, a vehicle was broken into and several items were taken from the car. The victim was able to provided surveillance video of the incident. Several officers viewed the video and were able to identify the suspect. On 05/09/13 plainclothes officers were in the area of 47th Ave and Geary and located the suspect. Upon detaining and searching the male, they located methamphetamine in his pocket. The officers also conducted a probation search of his residence and located an additional quantity of methamphetamine and a spark plug chip attached to a black wire. Spark plug chips are commonly used by auto burglars to break out window of cars. The 46yr old male was charged with the auto burglary, possession of burglary tools, narcotic violations and probation violation.
On 05/09/13 at 10:10pm, the victim was on a 38 Geary MUNI line talking to himself. The suspect who was also on the bus began taunting the victim and mocking him. There was an exchange of words and the suspect hit the victim in the head with a skateboard. The victim, who had his keys in his hand hit back at the suspect in self defense. The suspect told the victim to get off the bus so they could “finish this” and when the bus stopped at 17th and Geary, the suspect exited and the victim stayed on. The suspect was located by the officers and the 22 year old male was charged with aggravated assault. The victim was transported to a local hospital for a laceration to his left eye.
On 05/02/13 at 10:45pm, the victim was home, watching TV on the 2600 block of McAllister. He heard the sounds of garbage cans being moved and looked outside, but didn’t see anyone. He then heard the sounds of a door opening and when he looked outside, he saw the suspect wheeling his bike out of his cellar door. The victim ran out of the house and began to chase the suspect on foot. The suspect met up with another male on a skateboard and fled the area. The suspect who took the bike was a white male, 20-25 years with brown hair, long facial hair and was wearing a dirty brown coat. The male on the skateboard was also white, 20-25yrs, with long facial hair and dark jacket.
Between 05/04/13, 11pm and 05/05/13, 1pm on the unit block of Lupine, a suspect entered a multi-unit garage by unknown means. The suspect located a spare key for one of the vehicles and took jewelry and sunglasses from the car.
On 05/03/12, between 9:20am and 6pm on the 100 block of 20th Ave, a suspect entered an apartment whose door may have been left unlocked. The suspect took electronics, jewelry and camera equipment.
On 05/05/13 between 12pm and 10:30pm a suspect entered a garage on the 100 block of 14th Ave, possibly by hopping fences. The suspect took a bike.
On 05/05/13 at 4:10pm, the victim was waiting at a bus stop at 25th and Geary. He was holding his wallet in one hand and cell phone in the other. The suspect who was standing behind him, that the victim was aware of, came up and grabbed the phone from the victim’s hand and ran north on 26th Ave. The victim tried to chase him but was unable to keep up. The suspect was a black male, 15-18yrs, wearing a black beanie, red hooded sweatshirt and black jeans.
Between 05/05/13, 11:15pm and 05/06/13, 10:15am, the suspect broke out the glass on the front door of a restaurant on the 3400 block of Balboa. The suspect threw a rock through the glass door but appears there was no loss.
On 05/06/13 at 8:30am, an officer responded to a call of a burglary on the 800 block of Clement St. The glass on the front door had been smashed out. The officers searched the premise, but the suspect was gone. While the officer was waiting for the owner to arrive, a passerby told the officer that when he had gotten off of work at 4:00am, he was walking by the restaurant. He said he saw an Asian male, walking back out through the smashed out glass, and that the male was short enough that he barely had to duck beneath the push bar on the door. The loss was cash.
Between 05/06/13, 10pm and 05/07/13, 9:20am on the 4400 block of Balboa, a suspect pried open the front door to a business and took cash.
On 05/07/13, between 8:30am and 6:15pm on the 200 block of 25th Ave, the suspect entered a flat by breaking a pane of glass on the front door. The suspect took jewelry.
On 05/07/13 at 10:08am, the suspect entered a bank on the 3400 block of California and simulated that he was armed. The suspect demanded cash and the teller complied. The suspect fled out the rear door of the bank. He was a black male, 48-52 years, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, light colored t-shirt, black pants and sunglasses.
On 05/08/13 between 11:15am and 2pm on the 500 block of 12th Ave, a suspect entered a home by prying open the front door. The suspect took an iPad.
On 05/08/13 between 12:45pm and 1:45pm on the 600 block of 27th Ave, a suspect entered a home by breaking a pane of glass on the front door. The loss was cash, a cell phone and earrings.
On 05/08/13 at 1:30pm a family left their home on the 700 block of 36th Ave to go get lunch. The 91 year old grandma stayed behind. When the family came home at 2pm, they saw that the front door had been forced open. They got grandma out of the house and called 911. Officers did a walk-thru of the home and the suspects were gone. The grandmother told the police that she had exited her bedroom shortly before the family came home and she saw two males wearing dark clothing running out the front door. The suspects entered the home by prying open the front gate, then breaking a pane of glass on the front door. The loss was jewelry and video game consoles.
On 05/08/13 at 1:50pm, the victim had parked his vehicle on the 2800 block of Geary to run into his business. When he came back out moments later, he noticed the suspect in his car, rummaging through the front passenger area. The suspect exited with a box in his hand that contained a watch. The victim yelled that he was calling the police and the suspect yelled “Don’t” and slapped the victim in the face. The suspect dropped the box, which was now empty and fled south on Masonic. The suspect was a black male 30-35yrs wearing a black “FUBU 05” jacket with red lettering.
Between 05/08/13, 6pm and 05/09/13, 7:40am on the 800 block of 48th Ave, a suspect entered a multi-unit garage and took a bike. There were no signs of forced entry.
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