[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of August 30, 2013. To be added to the station's mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
CAPTAIN SHARON FERRIGNO’S MESSAGE
Wednesday, I attended the Chief’s third annual Summit which was attended by 300 officers from around the Bay Area. This year’s topic was school shooters/shootings and the guest speaker was Michael Kehoe, the Chief of Police in Newtown, Connecticut who gave a moving speech about what occurred in Newtown on December 14, 2012. Chief Richard Beary of the University of Central Florida shared how police were able to foil the attack of a student who was heavily armed and preparing to shoot his roommate and classmates. I have been working on a response template for school violence since December of 2012. My work was showcased at the event and it is being rolled out with the new smart phones that officers in the SFPD are receiving. After months of collaboration with the FBI, retired experts Dan Linehan and Ed Cota, it was exciting to see the fruits of my labor shared amongst law enforcement agencies. I must applaud our local schools for the effort they have put forth in working with me and my staff to make this template a reality. I have asked a lot of our school principals over the summer, during their spring breaks and throughout the year and they have been a tremendous resource to us.
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 08/23/13 at 6:30am on the 6100 block of Geary and employee arrived to work and found that the padlock which had been securing the front door had been cut off. Upon entering the business she could see that the office door had been pried open. The suspect had taken a tool box and cash. On 08/25/13 the suspect was identified by Richmond Station Inspectors and an alert was put out with the suspect’s information. On 08/26/13 at 12:50pm, the suspect was located at 26th and Geary Sts. The 49 year old male was charged with burglary and a probation violation.
On 08/23/13 at 8:30pm, an employee of a restaurant on the 800 block of Clement was sitting a table doing his homework on his laptop. He got up from the table to deliver a food order and as he was returning another customer told him the suspect had just taken his laptop. The suspect, who had been in the restaurant, and placed his own food order, west on Clement St. The victim ran out and saw the suspect and along with another employee, confronted the suspect. He denied taking the laptop and while denying this, the victim’s laptop slid out from under his sweatshirt. The victim grabbed the laptop and the officers arrived on scene. The 29 year old male was charged with burglary and possession of stolen property.
On 08/28/13 at 11:35pm, officers were called to Post and Pierce Sts on a report of a possible drunk driver trying to leave the area in a vehicle. The caller reported that he saw the suspect kick the driver’s side door in and then kick out a window. The suspect then opened the door and got inside. The caller was reporting that the suspect was intoxicated and he was using his own vehicle to block the suspect in so he couldn’t drive away. The suspect then got out of the vehicle with CD’s in his hand and began to walk away. The officers arrived on scene and detained the male. As they were speaking to the witness, the owner of the vehicle arrived. He informed the officers that he did not know the suspect, nor did he have permission to be in his vehicle. He said that the CD’s belonged to him and officers also recovered a pay stub in the suspect’s possession that had the victim’s name on it. The 30 year old male was charged with vandalism, burglary of an auto and possession of stolen property.
On 08/29/13 at 12:30pm, officers were called to Star of the Sea Church on the 4400 block of Geary. The caller was reporting that a male was in the church stealing from the donation box and this was an ongoing problem. Officers arrived and detained the suspect on the 700 block of Clement St. The caller told the officers that over the last two months the suspect had been seen stealing from the donation box at least 12 times. This was often witnessed by elderly parishioners. Today one of the parishioners alerted the staff that the suspect was in the church. When the staff member entered he saw the suspect put a tool into the slot of the box and was fishing out cash. The 44 year old male was charged with the theft.
On 08/23/13 between 2:40am and 3:30am on the 2300 block of Sutter, a suspect entered a business by prying open the front door. The suspect took medication.
Between 08/23/13, 8pm and 08/24/13, 8am on the 2800 block of California St, a suspect used a ladder to get to a second story window. The suspect broke the window but appeared not to have entered there due to the small size of the window and the pieces of broken glass still left in the frame. The suspect did enter by some other unknown means and took cash from a cabinet.
On 08/25/13 at 11:35pm, the victim was walking south on 25th Ave and was crossing over Fulton when he observed the suspects at 26th and Fulton. As the victim continued the suspects approached him, with one holding a knife. They told the suspect to give up his phone and wallet. The victim said he had no wallet and only had $5. The suspect then took his money and his cell phone. The suspects were described as two black males, 20-25yrs, both wearing all black clothing and one had a red baseball cap. They fled east on Fulton.
On 08/25/13 at 11:40pm, the victim was waiting for a bus at 23rd and Balboa Sts. The two suspects approached him from opposite directions and one of them asked what the time was. The victim gave him the time and immediately knew that something was wrong as the digital display at the bus stop was showing the current time. The victim began to walk away and was followed by the suspects. One of them punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The other suspect kicked him and searched his pockets taking his cell phone and wallet. They fled east on Balboa St. They were described as two black males, one 16-18yrs, the other 20-25yrs. The younger suspect was wearing a black baseball cap and black clothing.
On 08/26/13 between 5pm and 6:45pm, on the 2300 block of Bush St, a suspect entered an apartment building by unknown means. The suspect then entered an unlocked apartment and took a laptop, e-reader and two cameras.
On 08/28/13 at 4:15pm two males entered a business on the 3200 block of Balboa St. One of the males engaged the employee in conversation while the other wandered the store. When the two left she discovered her cell phone was missing. The suspects were described as two white males, 35-40yrs with one suspect wearing dark nail polish, a red shirt and dark colored jeans. He was also wearing white contact lenses. The second was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
On 08/30/13 at 3:10am on the 6000 block of Geary, an employee of a gas station heard a loud noise outside his window. When he looked out he observed the suspect kneeling in front of the stand alone ATM machine with the door open. The suspect then got up with a lock box in his hand and fled north on 24th Ave. The suspect appeared to have forced open the first door and drilled a hole into a locking mechanism. It is unknown how much cash, if any was in the lock box. The suspect was a white male 35-40 years wearing a red baseball hat and a red and black 49er jacket.Crime | Comments Off